Coordinating Olive Pieces For A Smashing Fall Look
“When I try an outfit on and it doesn’t make me look good, I just throw it on the floor. Like, No, you don’t deserve to be hung up, sit there and think about what you’ve done.”🤣~Unknown
Don’t you just love it when everything falls perfectly into place? It’s like the planets have aligned and all the signs confirm you’ve made the right choice. This recently happened to me as I began transitioning my summer wardrobe to fall.
Since I’m still adhering to my strict policy of limiting my clothing budget. Oh, who am I kidding here? The truth is when one has limited funds sometimes our choices must reflect our reality. Even though my cash flow may not be ideal, I decided a while back to downsize to make life easier. This made sense both from a financial and lifestyle standpoint. Let’s face it, having fewer things to choose from is so much easier on my defunct eyes.
So it was with finances and lifestyle in mind that I’ve only acquired a few new items of clothing for fall. What was really fabulous about these purchases is how they fit in nicely with my existing wardrobe.
What Did I Score?
Back in September I went on a little shopping adventure with a friend of mine and found some amazing deals. My little heart was furiously pounding as I shoved no less than 10 items (give or take) into my cart.
I was so excited at the prospect of new clothes my mind was racing with combination possibilities. However, once I got in the changing room only one, yes, you heard right, only. one. thing. fit! I was devastated. The saving grace here was:
- Number 1 – Thanks to my limited eyesight, I couldn’t really see my extra poundage in the mirror. Perhaps this too was a sign that I need to lose weight?
- Number 2 – I saved myself some money. See how the planets aligned?
In the end I walked away with an olive flyaway cardigan.
Then a few weeks ago one of my favorite shoe stores was having a $20 off purchase. And of course, being the self-respecting shoe lover I was honor-bound to buy these fabulous Fergalicious Wanderer Booties. Let me just stop here for one moment and tell you that these booties are so darn comfortable. This is not a plug for DSW as I am not being compensated for this post.
Putting It Together
As I mentioned earlier in this post transitioning the new pieces into my existing wardrobe was a piece of cake. I already owned an olive parka and coat. All I had to do was pull together a top and bottoms to make a complete outfit. The headwrap was an additional piece that requires a post of its own. The pieces:
- Black leggings
- A black top
- An olive flyaway cardigan that hits around the hips.
- Olive booties with 3-1/2 inch stacked block heel. These western style boots have an almond toe and tactile intricately woven detailing.
- An olive double-breasted coat with a wide collar and big cream colored buttons.
- Black vintage flower
twistpleated headwrap accented with gold threads. The flower is on the left.
A pair of shades and my gold “white cane” finished off my look.
Coordinating Olive Pieces Featured Image Description:
I’m standing in front of a wooden wall (railroad ties) surrounding an oak tree holding my cane in my right hand. In this photo, I’ve taken off my coat to show the cardigan and I’m holding my sunglasses in my left hand.
- In this photo, I’m sitting on the wall in my coat with my right hand on my right knee. My head is angled like I’m looking at something in the distance and I have my cane in my left hand.
- Another photo of me standing with my cane in my left hand and right hand is on my hip.
- This last photo is another one where I’m standing wearing the coat. I’m trying to look all cool like with my left hand on my sunnies like I’m trying to see something interesting.