i love olive

In case you haven’t noticed, olive green is fast becoming one of my favorite colors. I think it complements my eye color quite nicely (they’re green-ish hazel), plus it coordinates with practically every other color.

Not everyone feels this way, however–my mom loathes it. She doesn’t understand how I can like “such muddy colors.” To each her own, I guess 🙂 How do you feel about olive green? Love it or hate it?

olive dress: Loft, exact, similar // denim jacket: Old Navy, exact, similar // gold locket necklace: J.Crew, similar, similar // two tone wedge sandals: b.o.c., similar, similar


such a rebel

It’s now past Labor Day…so does that mean all articles of white clothing are now prohibited? Or is it just white shoes? I was never clear on that rule. Regardless, I’m choosing to ignore it.

I’m convinced that this quilted white dress is my new all-seasons dress (much like my old gray quilted dress)–it’s thick enough to be worn in chillier weather, plus the shade of ivory makes it passable as “winter white” (I think). So be prepared to see this dress on repeat, friends.

ivory quilted dress: Loft Outlet, similar, similar // denim jacket: Old Navy, exact, similar // tan clog sandals: Lotta from Stockholm, exact, similar // pink crossbody bag: Old Navy, similar, similar // cognac leather strap watch: Wristology, exact, similar

keep, sell, or donate?

In an effort to maintain a reasonably sized wardrobe and also indulge in shopping as a hobby, I am perpetually playing a game of keep, sell, or donate–and two items in this look are being called into question.

First, the denim jacket: I bought it over a year and a half ago, and have worn it several times (see them here, here, here, here, here), but I’m not sure it’s the ideal denim jacket. It’s a smidge too big, which is nice for the rare occasion I need to layer a sweater underneath, but otherwise just annoying. I also kind of wish it was either a little lighter in its wash (like this one I used to have–why did I ever get rid of that?!) or a little darker. The mid-wash is somewhat more difficult to style sometimes. I like it, it’s just not perfect for me. I have it listed on Poshmark, so I guess it’s in the “sell” category for now.

Second is the skirt I’m wearing. It’s unlike anything in my closet, which is good in the sense that it adds some interest to my wardrobe. However, it makes my wardrobe a little less cohesive, and I can’t think of a lot of different ways to wear it (I’ve worn it once before on the blog here). Ultimately, I think I like its kaleidoscopic effect enough to keep it for now…I mean, it does have pockets, after all.

white tee: J.Crew Factory, exact, similar // blue and white print skirt: Joe Fresh, similar, similar // denim jacket: J.Crew Factory, same style in a different wash, similar // brown wedge sandals: b.o.c., similar, similar // cognac leather strap watch: Wristology, exact, similar

the gingham struggle

When I got dressed on this particular morning, I wanted to combine my black gingham dress and olive green. But I just couldn’t make it work, for whatever reason. The contrast of the feminine cut of the dress and a utility jacket/vest just seemed a little weird to me. Better luck in the fall with my black gingham button up, perhaps.

Instead, I went for my other favorite neutrals: tan and denim. I wore this for my dad’s birthday celebration. With all these grandkids around (6 in total between my sisters and me), it was a pretty crazy night that involved a bathroom being flooded and crying over coconut cake. Oof.

black gingham dress: Maison Jules, similar, similar // black leather belt: Uniqlo, similar, similar // denim jacket: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar // reversible tote: Street Level, exact, similar // two tone wedge sandals: b.o.c., similar, similar