Posts Tagged: color

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

Thrifting for Trends: Fall/Winter 2012 Edition

I know, I know, it’s still feels like summer in many places. For now. But if you’ve walked into a mall or clicked onto a clothing vendor website recently, you may have noticed that it’s practically Christmas in Retail Land. And besides, if you’re gonna shop for a season, better to do so in advance, am I right? OK, enough caveats.

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 fall and winter that you can easily track down at your local thrift and consignment shops: read more

Guest Post: The Fashion Club

 

Several weeks ago, I had the honor and pleasure of meeting with an amazing group of women who have organized their very own Fashion Club. These gals all live here in the Twin Cities and were drawn together by a desire to look good AND feel good. They’ve come to rely on each other for input and guidance, while each following a distinct stylistic path. I had a fabulous time chatting with them over coffee, and found myself becoming quite envious of their group! How amazing to cultivate a dedicated, organized cluster of friends who can trade tips about colors, thrifting, figure flattery, and all things style? Seriously. These women are extremely lucky. read more