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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Closet Color Obsession-Olive

Finally back. No excuses, except for being busy. Enough said.

Lately it seems I've been purchasing everything and anything in the shade of olive. Well, really for the past three months. Yes, it might be a problem. I've always really liked the hue. I can even remember a pair of pants that I wore non-stop my 6th grade summer...I still wish I had them! But I'm sure they wouldn't fit now and these trousers certainly fit the bill...

Although they do require a bit of starch and ironing, the cotton fabric has been perfect for the humid summer months.

During a season of skinny pants the loose, wide leg is very comfortable, and a little unexpected. I didn't hem these as I would normally do, but instead cuffed them to keep them a little more casual and work they surprisingly well with many of my shoes, from heels to a sandal.

(I look like a deer in headlights! And this picture makes me think about getting a hair cut...)
I dressed them up a little with this cream cropped cardigan and pearl bracelets. The cardigan looks like it has roses at the shoulders but they're more like epaulets, making it more modern than romantic.

There's more olive to come...a dress, cargo pants, jacket, a sweater...I can't stop myself! Do you ever find yourself color obsessed? What shade dominates your closet?

J.

16 comments:

AH said...

i love those pants!! my closet consists largely of black, grey, marine and dark purple..

janettaylor said...

I have similar shoes but those aren't peep-toe. :)

a cat of impossible colour said...

Yay, you're back! How exciting. And you look great. I am slightly obsessed with mustard yellow - can't not buy something in that colour.

Christaa Babbyy said...

those pants are hot rite now J! i love them!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

These pants make you look VERY slender!! I like them a lot. when I wear olive, it has to be far away from my face, like pants or a skirt.

Mish Dish said...

I am all about the wide leg trouser. I love the army green shade. xo Mish

noura. said...

the colour looks wonderful on you!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, you must have read my mind - I am currently obsessed with the color olive...it is equal parts glamorous and militant. Tres fab! You look utterly gorgeous! :)

TeenageDirtbag said...

As for the haircut I think you would look nice in shorter hair :) and I really like your shoes :).

Abi said...

Olive is indeed a great colour! I'm liking your cargo trousers here. I'm a fan of vibrant shades, no matter the colour...is that selfish?

Romany said...

Ah, I totally agree! I'm obsessed with olive clothing at the moment. I just bought an olive parka recently, and it seems like I'm definitely noticing the colour more than usual.
Love the pants. Nice change from skinny leg.
Romany
xx

Miriam said...

olive is a really goregeous, moderate colour.. perfect for those pants :)

Bohemian said...

Love your pants!

Audrey Allure said...

Haha I actually bought an olive sweater the other day, but blue reigns my closet.

ByeByeSoccerMom said...

looks cute how you dressed it up. thanks for your comments on my blog. yes, i am Virgo too! we are the best, aren't we? lol
yes, i am definitely color obsessed. this summer it was all pale peach, pale green (mint but pale). Now it's deep emerald green. Also, like camel & red combo!
xx

Pearl Westwood said...

All the time I go through phases of obsessing over certain things!