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

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

What I Love Right Now…

There are so many beauty products and fashion brands that make my heart burst with happiness. I thought it would be nice to share some of my favorites with you. Please tell me what make-up or article of clothing you are loving right now too. Together, we might discover some new future favorites!

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Olive Goil: Makeup Artist Valerie Star

This week, I sat down with the delightful Valerie Star, who is a makeup artist extraordinaire. We met during Fashion Week at Caravan Stylist Studio, located in the Carlton hotel in New York City. She is like a magician with her mascara wand, so I naturally had to ask her for the 411 on beauty! I took plenty of notes because Ms. Star had plenty of sage  advice to give. I’ll be sharing all her best tips in the weeks to come, so please stop by and feel free to post any questions you may have for her in the Comments section.

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