Saturday, May 26, 2012

Visualizing French Chic: olive, and young, and casual

Jacket – Virginie Castaway, vest – Humanoid, cardigan – Manestrale, dress – Go Green M by M, Rolled capris – Dorothy Perkins, jeans – J Brand, shorts – D&G

Black tee – Uniqlo, sunglasses – Lacoste, athletic shoes – Nike, White tee – Fat Face, bracelets – 1928, boots - Cordani

Tank top – Madewell, fedora – Forever 21, Sandals – Mulberry, flower earrings – Lord & Taylor, gold clutch – Style & Co., gold sandals – Sam Edelman

Short-sleeved shirt – Old Navy, cross body bag – 9 West, sunglasses – Wetseal, tee – Nike, espadrilles – Mad Love, woven flats - Blowfish
Tee shirt – J. Crew, scarf – Tillys, ballet flats – Aldo, earrings – Inc International Concepts, Blouse – Frenchtrotters, espadrilles - Toms


Bracelets – Fantasy Jewelry Box, Tank – American Vintage, Scarf – Julie Fagerholt, orange sandals – Michael Antonio, ring – Miss Selfridge, tan sandals – Gabriella Rocha

Sandals – Modcloth, bracelets – Dorothy Perkins, Tank top – Buckle, gold earrings – Panacea, ballet flats – CL by Laundry

12 comments:

  1. You just reminded me of a favorite color of mine (and millions of other French women) while I still lived in Old Europe... Funny, I just realized I never wear olive here, in the US. I wonder why... It is so versatile, looks elegant with black or white, and positively smashing with orange! Great post. Bon weekend to you! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  2. Sadly, I can't wear olive, but this may be--stylewise--the closest to how I dress. (Though I don't wear shorts or sleeveless or other under-25 type items).

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  3. Fabulous!!! You have broken away from your own preferred style and excelled for us bohemians.

    Deb from Vancouver

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  4. Fun to show my daughters! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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  5. I think you just gave me a bunch of inspiration ideas from my own closet!! Thanks so much!

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  6. Yayyy olive!!! Thank you! Great outfit ideas!

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  7. I really like the clothing items you've picked, but as with a lot of your sets, I think the overall look is more 'matchy' than I would wear, or even what I see people wearing. The second outfit, for example--olive pants and an olive jacket AND olive boots and bangles? Too much of a good thing! I know the sets are meant to be illustrative, but ugh, too much of the same color for me.

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  8. Definitely don't agree with Amanda as I see women here in France dressing exactly this way "tone on tone" everyday. It something that took a while to click for me but now that I 'get' it, I love it! Such an easy way to look pulled together, even with casual looks such as these.
    I love this selection, very fun--merci!

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  9. Love all of the outfits you've created with olive, especially the coral and also the bright orange. It's surprising, but some shades of olive look good on me with my fair skin and blonde hair. Thanks for showing us how to keep olive from looking dull.
    Sam

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  10. I just love this post you did. such nice work and I love everything you've chosen to showcase!

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  11. I couldn't pull off olive because of my coloring. But I do like the look. Tone on tone reminds me of the most elegant woman at my work. She wears up to 4 different shades of very muted or grayed-out colors (cream, taupe, pink, etc) at once. None of it ever exactly matches, but the pieces are high quality and often have a sort of luster - like pearls. It looks effortless and gorgeous.

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