Classic Is Always In

It’s red, it’s classic, it’s me!

I have been rocking my red “uniform” forever and I’ve always thought the stigma surrounding re-wearing outfits is so strange. If I look fabulous in it, why shouldn’t I wear it again?! While I love getting all dressed up for those camera-ready events, my daily outfit remains pretty consistent: black skirt, red top with a stylish white scallop neckline, paired with some sensible shoes – you can’t go wrong!

And I’m in good company. Fashion legend Anna Wintour has a formula (oversized shades, statement necklace with a power coat) and former President Barack Obama has a strategy (only blue or gray suits). Even tech genius Mark Zuckerberg has a closetful of gray t-shirts (Silicon Valley just loves being monochromatic!) because he said that eliminating the decision of what to wear helps him concentrate on making better work decisions. As a working woman, I understand the logic behind that (and I must say, I love a man in uniform 😏)

Something else that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately is sustainability – more specifically sustainable fashion. When you date a sailor, you spend a lot of time at sea. And it’s impossible not to notice that our oceans have been getting more and more polluted! Did you know that in America alone, 15.1 million tons of textile waste were discarded in 2013 – most of which ended up in landfills, oh my!

A small step to help reduce this waste is to make more sustainable fashion decisions. Purchase quality timeless pieces, and don’t be afraid wear them often!

Classics with always be in and there is no shame in having a signature style!

Show me your daily “uniform” on Facebook and Instagram using #OylSoStylish!

 

Love,

Olive Oyl

We All Scream For Ice Cream!

Happy July, Everyone!

I can’t believe how fast this year is going by. But I’m so glad it’s finally July because July means BBQs, fireworks and National Ice Cream Month –mmmm. In order to celebrate properly, I whipped up a very special treat in the kitchen: spinach ice cream!

Finally, a sweet treat I don’t feel too guilty about giving to Swee’ Pea. And of course, it’s Popeye’s favorite flavor so I have to be careful he doesn’t finish it all in one go.  Hmmm- maybe we should change the old saying to – we all scream for SPINACH ice cream. LOL

Here’s the recipe I followed thanks to Around My Family Table:

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup half & half
  • ½ cup agave nectar
  • 2/3 cup nonfat powdered milk
  • 2 cups spinach, lightly packed
  • 1 ½ tbsp. vanilla
  • 2 ½ – 3 cups of ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth. Freeze to give a firmer consistency.

If you make your own spinach ice cream, I want to see it! Show me by posting on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #OliveOylLoves!

Love,

Olive Oyl

Hey, It’s Been A While…

Hey everyone,

I know it’s been a long time, but life has been busy! Earlier this year Popeye started his own YouTube channel and I couldn’t be prouder. I made a few guest appearances and being back online reminded me of how much I loved writing and sharing all of my favorite things with you.

So, what have I been up to?

Well, let’s see. Last year, I worked with Joyrich on these very stylish jackets. And those Havaiana’s flip flops I got in Europe last year? I’m still wearing them! They’re even available in the States now. Oh, and the coolest thing? I was on the runway just a few weeks ago with MOSCHINO. Moi! Can you believe it? Look, here’s a picture:

I’ve been jet setting around the world, being Rosario in Spain, Olivia in Sweden and Olga in Finland. But now I’m back, and you can just call me Olive.

Of course, you can expect to keep seeing style and fashion content on my blog, but I’m a lady with many layers! So, I want to share more about myself and things I enjoy, from recipes (Popeye says I’m the best cook around), to travel (Ciao Milan! Bonjour Paris!), to wise words from great women I admire.

So, make sure you follow me on Facebook and Instagram, because I’m going to be sharing a whole a lot more of my latest adventures via #WorkItWednesday and my favorite memories with #OylRemembersWhen.

I want to see what you’ve been up to! Share with me your best #OylSoStylish moments on Instagram and I might just feature you on @oliveoylloves!

I’ve sure missed ya.

Love,

Olive Oyl

New Year. New You. New Modify Watches x Popeye Collection.

Popeye x Modify WatchesHappy New Year, Everyone!

Check out the new style collection: Modify Watches x Popeye!

Modify Watches are fun, colorful and affordable timepieces featuring mix-and-match faces and straps. There are five different Popeye designs: a Black watch, Blue watch, Dumbell watch, Salute Dot watch, and Strong watch. Switch it up with a cool selection of colorful bands and you’re all set.

All of the custom combinations mean you can build the perfect “Mods”to match your style, fit your mood and help you Show Your Colors! So dress ’em up, dress ’em down, or dress ’em funky, fly, sporty or nerdy. The might mariner is always saying, I Y’am What I Y’am.” When you shop the collection, you will, too!