Sunday, July 28, 2013

Visible Monday #107: Olive You

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Here's a fun date-night outfit featuring my favorite color, soft warm green. It almost matches my eyes, and I read in a style book that matching one's eyes is a no-fail color trick.

I bought this feminine tank at a thrift store in St. Petersburg, and the cool print Lauren Ralph Lauren skirt (similar, but maxi) was thrifted in NYC. The bangle is from Bella's Etsy shop, naturally.

I wear my watch when I go to the movies, so if the film is boring, I can keep checking, "how much longer?" ツ

This tank is great, b/c it covers bra straps and has some feminine flourishes.
And now, I shall play some wall-guitar for you!

Now, let's see what you're wearing, Visible Women!!

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56 comments:

  1. Love your outift - especially your green top - it's so flirty! I'm wearing green too!

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  2. Tamera Ferguson WolfeJuly 28, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    That blouse is STUNNING--dressy yet a bit casual! I love the whole outfit!!

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  3. Dawn @ AlterEgoFashionistaJuly 28, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    I love the eye-color green shirt (me, too!), and the skirt is absolutely adorable!!! I hope to see that popping up again soon! Thanks for hosting Visible Monday...it is so fun to see what everyone is offering up, and such a great forum to get to know other like-minded bloggers. I totally look forward to it every week!

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  4. These colours are beautiful and your top is so gorgeous!
    I love green.

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  5. Wow, I really love the way that tank is cut. It's fun and feminine yet age appropriate. I love that shade of green, too.
    Did you go to the movies? I highly recommend the new Wolverine movie ;-)


    Alicia

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  6. You look like you could be playing some Spanish guitar in that outfit : )


    bisous
    Suzanne

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  7. Super cute outfit. The top and skirt make such a beautiful silhouette. I love wearing green also, I think you are right about matching your eye color. I loved your red lip color with your white outfit from last week. It inspired me to try some because it look so good on you!


    blue hue wonderland

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  8. Pam@over50feeling40July 28, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Cute top, Patti and you look lovely in this shade of green!

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  9. I love pretty, dressier tanks like this - they are so much nicer than just a stretchy cotton tank! Lovely skirt!

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  10. What a pretty colour and style top this is! X

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  11. Lovely, pretty outfit! And lucky you having such a pretty eye colour to wear too! The eye colour tip is totally true, I look great in the weird browny green of my eyes, I know this because I once found a top in that colour. It is an awful colour to wear though, and weird browny green is NEVER the forefront of fashion either!

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  12. Ah, Patti, olive you, too!This is a great color on you - perfect with your eyes and your hair. Me, I have light brown mud-colored eyes, and gray hair. No matching for me!



    The top is so pretty! Besides dressing it up with a skirt, I could see it with jeans, too, just for fun.

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  13. It is no-fail - green looks great on you!

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  14. Now Patti, is it me not remembering properly (which is entirely possible, nay likely!) or do you not wear green very often? I don't associate it with you, yet look how fabulously it suits you - must be that eye trick! That's why I wear red so often... Actually my eyes are a sludgy green/hazel/not much of a colour, so I don't think your tip would work for me. Shame. Love the interesting shape and detail of your top, and that skirt is all kinds of flirty, just right for a date night!
    Thanks for hosting, as always. xxxxx

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  15. You look beautiful Patti! I will make sure to match my eyes and continue wearing brown. :-)

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  16. I can see why green is your favourite colour, it looks so delightful on you. Such a pretty outfit!

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  17. such a cute, flirty little skirt, Patti! Love this look for you, a bit different from the work wear! xoxox

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  18. Oh, such a beautiful green top! You look cool and collected!

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  19. Patti, this top is soooo pretty. Love the color and magnificient detailing. Very unique. It pairs beautifully with the colors of this skirt too.

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  20. I love that combo of green and russet! You look fabulous in those colors, Patti.

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  21. Those colors are so vibrant and full of energy in your tank and skirt. Great that you find such awesome deals and Bella's bracelet is lovely.

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  22. Jennifer ConnollyJuly 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Wearing our eye, skin and hair (inherent) colors always flatter. This green is so pretty. I bet it makes your eyes light up.

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  23. I am so all about olive lately. And I do the same thing with my watch in movies and since I go to a lot of kiddies movies, I am checking often.

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  24. Lovely outfit! I really like tops that have details .. bows or over lay material .. quite nice!

    Monica.

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  25. Hi Patti!

    How are doing? Tks so much for the nice comment
    Love how you styled your outfit
    Original and different for you
    I love it

    Ariane xx

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  26. This shade of green suits your fair complexion and blonde hair so perfectly. Love the top's design - so feminine and a bit flirty. Looks great with this pretty skirt.

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  27. HappinessatmidlifeJuly 29, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    The green top is so cute - the cut is so unique. I have not worn a watch in I don't know how many years. I recently ordered a bracelet style watch to see if I will use it more.


    Have a great week!


    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  28. I love shopping at ASOS. I love this outfit, especially the skirt...so flirty!!! Thank you for hosting the link up :)

    xo,
    Janise

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  29. Love the color of that top. Lucky you for having green eyes!

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  30. Melanie of the BagJuly 29, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    Great outfit! I especially like the detailing on the top.
    Now you've said it - Yes, I need to hear some of your wall guitar, please.
    I would say leave the movie if it's bad but I do the thing where if I've invested time in it, I feel like I MUST stay for the whole thing.

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  31. Perfect date night outfit. I agree on both points, wearing a top the color of your eyes does bring out the color and I believe with this one it even brings out all your natural radiance. The other point I agree with or I can relate to is the watch bit, i do the exact same thing.

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  32. Your top is amazing, like the details and the color. Nice skirt.

    And very nice guitar! :D

    Dana, Germany
    http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de/

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  33. Love the color and the bow..it totally makes the top special..gotta love thrifting!
    Sheree xxx

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  34. How lovely is that olive top against your skin tone Patti.....love too how you mixed it with that skirt!!!


    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  35. Debbie StinedurfJuly 29, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Love that skirt!
    Debbie :)
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  36. Pretty bracelet and top! It looks great with the skirt.

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  37. That ruffled skirt and strappy top are hot, hot, hot! You are one sexy señorita in that outfit, Patti! xxx

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  38. Patti, those are some fabulous items that you thrifted. I think it's great when you wear something that helps accent your eyes.

    xoxo,

    Carrie

    http://expressive-style.blogspot.com

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  39. Olive does look great on you. Extra bonus because it's my favorite color. :-)

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  40. Very nice blouse. Such a pretty detail that bow. I think I would have combined it with a pencil skirt. Or trousers. But that is me. Much more conservative.

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  41. St Petersburg in Russia?? I am so jealous. Or is there one in the States? Either way it's a gorgeous top. Thanks so much for hosting once again.

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  42. I hope we'll be seeing more of that flirty green top on you- it's divine!

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  43. Patti_NotDeadYetStyleJuly 29, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    in Florida : > Although I would love to travel to Russia!

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  44. So what film did you see, Patti? I also do the checking-my-watch-thing. Recently, I have been saving ITunes vouchers for when I want to watch a film at home on a Friday - slightly rubbishy ones get past me & pass muster, as I'm tired by that point!

    I really like your green op, so much more interesting than an ordinary tank. And I am keen on those sandals, that have the 'stuff going on down the middle' style. Do they have a technical term??

    p.s I added my photo to Disqus, so you can see it's me now! I was doing weird pot-as-guest stuff before as I couldn't work it out (am not overly techy).t

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  45. Olive is my favorite color. I love the blouse. It's really nice on you.

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  46. Patti_NotDeadYetStyleJuly 29, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    the movie, which you can certainly wait for home-viewing, was "The Heat" with Sandra Bullock - not horrible but far from good : > I did peek at my watch!

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  47. Beautiful top!!! This color looks great on you.

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  48. Greeeeeeeeeeeeeen!!!! There's so much beautiful in green and it's a colour that suits you beautifully darling :). Thank you for being such a wonderfully supportive friend Patti xxoxoxoxoxo

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  49. I love the shade of green of the top Patti - and the pleating and draping on the front is so unusual! The Ralph Lauren skirt is a great find too!

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  50. You are looking sassy today, Miz Patti! That blouse with that skirt and your glowing self!! A winning combination.

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  51. Hi Patti, I have added a link in my post to your Visible Monday too. When you commented, i had not done that yet. I tried to edit the article with my iPad and that did not work, so I had to start up my computer etc. Pffff..
    Greetje

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  52. Olive you too, dear Patti! Thanks for having us all gather here, so glad to be able to deek in near the end, been missing y'all madly!

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  53. I love your olive green top! I find olive is a really flattering color on me, but then, I have green eyes. I hadn't heard that color style trick you mentioned before, but how clever!

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  54. Oooo! Olive You, Too! Although it reads more forresty than olive on my machine, I sure do like it on you. Envy is more like it ... we'll settle for admire! Thank you again, Lady of the House, for inviting us all over again. You're always a great hostess!

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  55. Hello Patti,
    a very pretty outfit again.
    I have to protect my skin against the sun carfully too.
    I had several changed liver spots removed. Not yet dangerous, but changed.
    Have a good time
    Sunny

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