Friday, May 19, 2017

Olive and Blue

I have been trying to avoid purchasing sleeveless tops this summer but somehow ended up purchasing three more.  What can I say?  They just don't make enough cute short sleeve tops and when I see a cute sleeveless one I lose all my willpower.

This olive green one sold me on the colors, the embroidery, and the swing style.  I only wish it had sleeves!  But because it is dark, I can see wearing this under a jacket or sweater in cooler weather....there's my sleeves!

Right now, it's too warm for outerwear, so I did wear it as is.  I styled it with navy blue pull on pants by Liz Claiborne (old) and gold and brown accessories and shoes.


The top is by a.n.a, and is sold at JCP.  It is a gauze material and has gorgeous embroidery on both the yoke and the hem line.  It also comes in two other colors.


While selecting which pictures to use for my blog, I noticed I was developing a farmers tan from all the gardening I have been doing.  I'm trying to avoid getting any more sun on my back or chest, so I've been wearing t-shirts in the garden.  I think I need to switch to tank tops and just put sunscreen on my chest and upper back.


I picked up this cute necklace and matching earrings set while on vacation at Myrtle Beach.


The bag was a gift from my daughter.  I wore gold bracelets to accent the gold detail in the necklace.


I absolutely love the scalloped, embroidered detail in this top.


My shoes I picked up on clearance for $9.97 at DSW the day after Christmas.  This is the first time I was able to wear them.   They are by Steve Madden.



I really liked the color combo of olive and blue in this top. I kept it simple on myself by wearing pants the exact same color as the blue in the top.  I'm not sure what other bottom colors would go with this top.  I would love suggestions from my helpful readers of other bottom colors I could wear.  You gals always give me the best tips!


There is a keyhole button closure on the back of the top.  The pleated design of the top makes it nice and roomy.  I love tops that don't cling for summer.  The style, combined with the gauze material, will make it very comfortable to wear in the heat of the summer.  I'm wearing a medium for size reference.





Have a Great Day!  Amy

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18 comments:

  1. Oh, Amy!! I love this top! I wouldn't think of putting those colors together, but I can see why they did in this top!! I see a ton of sleeveless tops, and I end up usually layering over them only because I'm always cold!! But I still buy them!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Jodie! Olive and blue is actually a pretty popular color combo right now, but it helps to have it in woven into the top when putting an olive and blue outfit together. Yes, I think this top will be a great layering piece...especially in the fall, because of the colors and lack of sleeves.

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  2. How funny, I bought the same shirt in white a few weeks ago! Almost got this color but I already own a few shirts in olive green so I went with white. I am definitely not one to give fashion advice, but since I wear almost all my shirts with blue jeans I think this shirt would look good paired with jeans as well. Maybe lighter colored shorts would work too? (The white shirt I have looks good with dark blue shorts.) I've also seen some very pale pink jeans at JCP. I think that would be another color that would work well, however the jeans I am talking about were very distressed and I would definitely not buy those and I don't think you would like them either, but that color I think would look good.

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    1. That is hysterical! We must have similar taste. What's even funnier is the reason we chose the colors we did: I didn't buy the white because I already own so many white tops, but I do not own any olive green. As for the pale pink jeans, I have been looking for a pair forever but can't find one with the right fit. You're right, if the jeans were very distressed, I wouldn't buy them. A little distressing is OK.

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  3. Forgot to add...now that I see the shirt is on sale I might actually get the green one too! I bought my white one when it was full price but luckily had a 20% off coupon.

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  4. That's a very pretty top, Amy! And I think you look great in it! I really like the blue embroidery. The top and your outfit also gave me the idea to try pairing my olive items with blue...

    The bag and shoes are really nice, too. Looking great!

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. Thanks Andrea! Yes, olive and blue are a great color combo. There are lots of ideas about this color combo on Pinterest. I encourage you to give it a try!

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  5. You look gorgeous! The top is so pretty and suits your colouring. When in doubt, try white!
    Like you, I try to say no to sleeveless tops yet most of the pretty ones seem to be designed that way, but you look great in yours.

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    1. Thank you! I will give white a try!

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  6. Looking fabulous, Amy. You look great in sleeveless tops - and this one is so, so pretty. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Oh thanks Patti. I've always been self conscious about my arms so I prefer not to wear them if I can.

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  7. Ohh I'm liking the way these two colors go together! I really need to incorporate some more olive into my wardrobe :).

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

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    1. Thanks Sarah, yes, it's a pretty and popular color combo.

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  8. Olive and blue are great together. Great look! Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party.

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  9. I actually didn't notice your farmer's tan until you pointed it out!! Would love to connect at http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2017/05/30/summer-tips-for-your-body/

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    1. ha-ha...yes, I didn't notice my farmer's tan either till I saw these pictures!

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