This Week I Love …

… all things olive green.

Working with a palette that is virtually all neutrals, I rely on quasi-neutrals like burgundy, navy, and olive to keep things from getting too drab. (No pun intended.) Olive green in particular has proven versatile and fun, and I’m always on the lookout for new pieces. Here are a few that I’ve been eyeing lately.

olive green fair trade dress

Fair Indigo Pleated Front Fair Trade Organic Dress – $54.99

100% organic cotton in a super versatile shape, with just enough detailing to make it eye-catching. I’d use a denim jacket and rugged boots to toughen it up a bit. Available in sizes XS – XL, and also comes in black, red, or purple. Also eyeing this Fair Indigo t-shirt dress in olive. (Sustainable pick – fair trade and organic)

olive leather tote bag

Distressed Olive Green Tote Bag by ChicLeather– $145

Mmmmm, a tote with a shoulder strap. In distressed olive leather. I’m drooling a little bit over here. Handmade by French expats living in Morocco, and they’ve got several other olive green styles that are affordable and laptop-friendly. Need a vegan option? This olive canvas tote looks amazing. (Sustainable pick – handmade)

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Mynt 1792 Cascade Crepe Skirt – $148

Not cheap, I know, but what a GORGEOUS shape. That notch might make it a little too sexy for some offices, but with tights and boots it will be considerably more subdued. Fully lined and machine washable. Available in sizes 12W – 26W.
olive suede ankle boot

Lucky Brand Basel Boot$93.20 – $155.88
with code 20VETERANS

Suede can be a bit dicey for wet winter wear, but with a waterproofing treatment it’ll work in all but the sloppiest weather. Especially in a sturdy ankle boot shape like this. Available in U.S. sizes 5 – 11, including C/D widths.

olive printed scarf

Lucky Twins Koi Scarf – $44

A bright but still versatile olive, this 40% silk, 60% viscose scarf is hand-printed with water-based pigments. Elegant and funky at the same time. (Sustainable pick – handmade) Need 100% silk? This hand-dyed scarf is spendy but exquisite.

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Talbots Italian Flannel Double Button Blazer – $199

A great option if you prefer a higher vamp blazer, and gets high marks from customers. This darker olive is a great alternative to grays and blacks. Available in regular, petite, plus, and petite plus sizes. Wanna make a suit of it? Talbots also has three styles of pants and two skirts in this same olive melange.

olive soft pants

Old Navy Olive Soft Pants – $12.97

A super bargain and ideal for fall and winter lounging. Medium-weight and made from a super soft rayon blend. Available in regular, petite, and tall sizes. (Smaller sizes sold out online, but check your local stores.)

olive necklace

Geo Terrarium Necklace – $24

This hand-crafted necklace features bright green reindeer moss and flecks of silver leaf preserved in eco-friendly resin. Each pendant will be slightly different, all hung on a 18″ chain. (Sustainable pick – handmade, eco-friendly materials)

olive ballet flats 2

BaliELF Muse – $110

Handmade – and made to order if you need customizations – these ankle-strap flats are so pretty and ever so slightly edgy. Available in U.S. sizes 4 – 13. (They might be able to do widths, too … not sure.) Not a fan of the ankle strap? BaliELF also makes a plain olive ballet flat. (Sustainable pick – handmade)

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Everlane The French Terry – $40

I haven’t ordered from Everlane yet and am trying to decide between a striped shirt and this dusty olive super-soft lightweight sweatshirt. I love that this top has a slightly thinner band than is typical in sweatshirts. Available in sizes XS – L, though sizes run small. (Sustainable pick – made in the U.S., transparent production chain)

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3 Responses to “This Week I Love …”

  1. Nebraskim

    That dress and the suede boots are super cool. I am all over the olive for some reason this fall as well. I love it paired with cobalt, orange or purple.

  2. Mrs. Smith

    I learned earlier this year how versatile olive (particularly pants) can be!

    Olive and fuchsia are insanely awesome paired together! I also really liked a bright lime green top with my olive pants. Such a great color!