Thursday, January 28, 2010

Long hair and short skirts

Cardigan - Target
Shirt: Fossil
Necklace: Talonalia
Skirt: NY&Co, Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
Bag: Thrifted
Tights: Hue
Shoes: Thrifted

This is an old one, but I love this outfit. The colors are some of my favorites - black, brown, grey, deep red, and mustard yellow. One of my favorite things to do is taking an entire morning to experiment with different styles and colors in order to create an outfit that I can't get enough of. I think I wore this outfit 5 or 6 times in about 3 weeks! Also - Those shoes, no matter how grandma they may look, are amazing. Broken in leather vintage Dr. Scholls loafers in a 7W? Hi. They were made for me.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Florals in the dead of winter

Playing dress up before work or school is never worth it!
I'm running late, so here's a quick outfit post.

Blazer: Thrifted
Chemise: Anthropologie
Tights: Nordstrom
Flats: Evans
Necklace: You can't really see it, but it's a vintage key to my jewelry box, which was a gift
Bag: Thrifted

I actually switched the tights and shoes for sweater leggings from Faith 21 and my Evans boots from my previous post. Chicago is getting cold again. I'll probably make a coat post sometime soon, since that's what I'm wearing on a daily basis (hah).

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I'll eat you up, I love you so

Hat: Forever 21
Sweater: Thrifted
Trench: Old Navy, from The Brown Elephant
Jeans: Rainbow
Boots: Evans
Bag: Thrifted

I wore this out to run errands... but then it dropped 15 degrees and I had to go home and change. I really lucked out on that $15 trench coat (with the tags still on it!) from The Brown Elephant. In fact, I've scored quite a few times at that resale shop and I love that all proceeds go towards services at the Howard Brown Health Center (one of the nation's largest LGBT healthcare organizations).

I think it's a great match to the boxy purple leopard print sweater - something that is so loud and not usually my taste. I think it's quite sweet paired with the red beret and my favorite doctor bag. That bag could probably have a post of its own someday, I love it so much!

Monday, January 25, 2010

In the beginning

My obligatory introduction post is as follows: I'm Olivia and I have a lot of nicknames. Olive is one of them. I keep up with several of my favorite personal style blogs on a daily basis and finally decided it was time to start my own documentation of style. I have this crazy idea that I'll make 5-6 posts a week to make up for lost time - so here it goes!

Dress: H&M, from Crossroads Trading Co.
Tights: Nordstrom
Shoes: Evans
Bag: Thrifted
Necklace: Cordial Kitten, from Renegade Craft Fair
Headband: Urban Outfitters

I just realized every size in this post is a size 4. The dress is a straight size 4 (crazy, I know), the tights are a plus size 4, and the shoes are a European size 4. Weird.