Sunday, September 11, 2016

Transitioning into Fall with an Olive Blouse

Olive Blouse for Fall

Olive is a popular color for fall and a color I like a lot. I’m very glad that I picked up an olive blouse last year on sale at LOFT as I have already worn it several times in the last week or so, and I know I’ll wear it a lot this fall.

First, I thought I’d transition my black and white striped maxi skirt into fall by wearing it with the olive blouse on a day when it was a bit cooler, especially in the early morning and evening.
 Olive Blouse 1
I got the maxi skirt about six years ago, but I have seen similar skirts every year. In fact, the day I wore my skirt I saw two women who wore almost identical ones. I think maxi skirts never really go out of style and neither do stripes.

Olive Blouse 2

I also tried tucking the blouse in, which I think I like better.

Olive Blouse 3
I did just a bit of pattern mixing by wearing my windowpane flats with the striped skirt.

Windopane flats

Olive Blouse as a Second Layer

I also wore the blouse open with a black tee and capris jeans. The light layer is perfect for early fall. Right now it’s still often quite warm here in the middle of the day, and I like that I can wear the blouse only in the mornings and evenings and take it off in the middle of the day if it gets too hot. And when it gets a bit cooler, I can add my black cargo jacket.

I wore the blouse with a tee and jeans when we ran some errands at and around Santana Row. Of course I had to ask Andy to take some photos in front of one of my favorite walls there.

Olive Blouse 4 
Olive Blouse 7

I also wore my black and white necklace.

Olive Blouse 6

And I carried my Rebecca Minkoff Dog Clip Saddle Bag. I have carried the bag every single day since I’ve gotten it (for school drop off, running errands, out on walks, etc). I really don’t know what I did before I bought it. Well, I do know. I carried an old, worn out cross body bag that has since been recycled…

Rebecca Minkoff Dog Clip Saddle Bag

Andy and I also made time for a quick lunch at The Counter. It was nice to sit outside, enjoy a good meal and catch up on life a bit.  

The Counter Santana Row 1
The Counter Santana Row 2

I look forward to playing with the blouse more in the coming weeks and sharing how I'll style it with you. 

Here are some olive blouses and tops that I like (some of them are currently on sale):

Questions: Do you like olive? Do you own an olive blouse or an olive top? Are there any other olive items in your closet, or are you planning on adding any to your closet?

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Be well,

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