Archive for February 5, 2013

More Pinspiration: Olive and Grey

I wear olive green and black together a lot, but it didn’t occur to me until I saw this pin that the same green would go well with grey.




So here is my interpretation of this look (minus the Balenciaga bag) for today’s IMG_2029Take One, Pass it On.  Working off the same grey pants that I wore yesterday, today I added:

  • Grey knot jeans (similar, Coldwater Creek)
  • Grey tee (Asos)
  • Olive Jacket (Coldwater Creek)
  • Olive scarf (Coldwater Creek, old)
  • Olive Suede Hobo (Dooney and Burke, purchased off eBay)
  • Olive bangles (Julep)
  • Black boots (Madden Girl)

I really like these colors together, and the cotton jacket is a good weight for a day like today.  They are saying it will be in the mid 70s, but it still feels pretty cold out.  My husband* also informed me that he liked the scarf colors.  In fact the piece of this outfit I like the least are  the pants; I think the shade of grey is off from what I would have preferred.

The tee, on the other hand (from ASOS Curve) is awesome; soft, comfortable and nice looking.  I wish they carried it in every color of the rainbow because, frankly, I would buy them all.

The jacket was a great shopping find of mine from this past fall.  I got a great deal on what amounts to the perfect fall/spring weight arizona jacket in a color I adore.  I need to wear it more (although it’s been out a couple of times as more of an overcoat so far).

*My husband has a very preppy and somewhat conservative style.  This is a man who knows all the ins and outs of traditional menswear and regularly irons his jeans.  He has excellent, if traditional, taste.  So it’s been kind of neat for him to tell me lately that he really likes a lot of my clothing and how I put it together.  I had resigned myself to always looking kind of sloppy next to him, but I seem to have found a way to be me (ie not so preppy or rigid) while still looking pulled together.

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