I used to crack up whenever I heard or told that knock-knock joke when I was a little kid. Did you? Now I think it’s just plain cute.
I’ve also loved the color olive green since childhood and remember when I decided it was one of “my” colors. Eons ago, when I was in sixth grade, I had saved up $33 from babysitting and mowing our lawn. I was quite proud of myself, especially since I loathed mowing the lawn and didn’t enjoy babysitting much either.
I wanted to spend my hard earned money carefully. As a dedicated lover of fashion, even at 11-years-old, I decided to spend it on clothes.
My mom took me shopping at our favorite clothing store in Las Vegas. I spent all my earnings on one item: an olive green gauze blouse with dolman sleeves and buttons up the front.
Gauze was all the rage in 1978 and I was thrilled to have such a fashionable top to wear to school. I received so many compliments about how flattering the color was to my complexion and hair color, that I decided I’d always welcome this beautiful shade of green into my closet. I even wore it on picture day with a matching faux flower in my hair.
Thankfully, it’s a color that never goes out of style. It’s also versatile and works with navy blue, brown, red, ivory and white, black and even bright colors like cobalt blue and hot pink.
Stella Carakasi sent me this gorgeous coat from their Early Fall 2017 Collection.
It’s called the Smart Choice Coat, a perfect name for this stylish yet practical coat. I love the deep olive green shade and the lightweight fabric, which is Stella Carakasi’s exclusive metal, cotton and and nylon blend. The coat is meant to have a wrinkled look so it’s ideal for travel.
I wore this outfit earlier this week when my husband, who worked three 24-hour days in a row over the weekend, surprised me by taking half a day off work so we could spend some time together.
We decided to go to one of our favorite places, Brix. They have deliciously fresh food in a breathtaking setting. I love their robust culinary garden and the views of the Mayacamas Mountain Range are stunning.
I’ve already worn this lightweight coat a few times and can tell you with certainty that it’s coming with me to France next month. I have more than a few outfits in mind for my trip that include this pretty and practical coat.
Can you say you “olive” olive green too? (Apologies in advance for my corniness 😆)
Disclosure: The Smart Choice Coat was given to me in exchange for my review. All opinions expressed here are my own, as always.