Posts Tagged: camouflage

This Week I Love …

… all things military.

I’ve sung the praises of military jackets so many times I’m sure you’re sick of my singing. But military is one of those trends that I encourage clients, friends, and readers alike to explore because:

  1. Military styling is always chic. Even if it isn’t considered “trendy” for the season, you will never go wrong sporting the look.
  2. It is such a fantastically vague collection of style ideas that virtually ALL women can find a way to rock it. Regardless of age, shape, size, or personal style.

Here are some gorgeous bloggers who’ve been rocking the military trend:

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Seersucker and Saddles

With a military-influenced jacket and skinny camo jeans, this outfit has a whole lotta military going on. I completely love this, but either piece could be isolated for a subtler look. read more

Thrifting for Trends: Fall/Winter 2013 Edition

It’s time, once again, to examine the hot “new” trends for the season, and remind ourselves that fashion recycles EVERYTHING! Here are just a few of the garments, colors, and styles that are trending for spring and summer that you can easily track down at your local thrift and consignment shops. (Note that all of the on-trend items I’m wearing below have been thrifted. Already.)

Cobalt

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Cobalt was declared a trend just a few seasons back, but it is definitely the color to covet for fall and winter. This color is marvelous with gray and fun with black or black and white prints, but also try pairing it with magenta, neon yellow, purple, or navy. Cobalt is a strong shade and can overpower some complexions, but wearing it in a skirt, pants, or pair of shoes will work beautifully. As is the case with all color trends, these ones will be among the easiest to thrift! read more

This Week I Love …

Already Pretty outfit featuring olive green cashmere sweater, olive green pleated skirt, floral scarf, Foley + Corinna Mid-city Tote, burgundy boots

… olive green.

I have no idea how I got on an olive kick, but it has proven itself to be my current favorite neutral. It adds a sophisticated note to neutral mixes, but also pairs beautifully with virtually all colors from pale pastels to saturated brights.

Since I’ve searched for a few olive pieces on eBay, I’ve discovered that “olive” is a range. I prefer the greener versions of the color to the muddier, darker tones. I’ve also searched for this shade successfully using “army green,” “fatigue,” and even “dusty green.” It’s a color of many names, it seems. Here are a few olive pieces that have tickled my fancy in recent weeks: read more