the olive pants

I recently updated my “Priority Pieces” page with some items that I’d like to add to my closet in the near future. Within maybe 24 hours of doing so, I came upon one of the newly added items: the olive pants. I was at Wal-Mart getting something like lentils (hey, I am a dietitian, you know) and somehow ended up in the clothing section. There was a big display of chino pants with a prominent “CLEARANCE” sign above it. That’s where I found these olive pants. I bought them without trying them on, figuring it would be easy to return if they didn’t work out. As it turns out, they fit me really well. Sometimes you find what you’re looking for where you least expect it!


I’m finding that olive is a really useful color to have in my wardrobe now. It’s somewhere between a neutral and a bright, which makes it the perfect complement to much of my clothing.


It was a horrible, no good day today in terms of weather–cold and rainy. At least I had an excuse to wear my trench coat!


navy lace-front tee {Old Navy}, $10

olive pants {Wal-Mart}, $11

brown wedges {Chinese Laundry}, gift

tortoise watch {Fossil via Amazon}, $20

trench coat {Michael Kors via Macy’s}, gift similar

What colors would you pair with olive?



7 thoughts on “the olive pants

  1. HI Caroline, I love that top! I have it in coral AND white because it’s so pretty and easy to style. I like how you paired the blue with olive. I need to find a nice pair of olive pants.

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  2. those pants really were a great find, they look great on you! i bet they would pair well with the coral lace top you have like this or, well, pretty much anything–they’re definitely a nice neutral starting point! and really, who doesn’t love lentils!


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