Olive Loves: Grey Ant Sunglasses

Yes, I am pale as ivory, and white as snow, but I just cannot and will not stop cavorting in the sun, exploring the world, sailing the seas, or just plain bathing at the beach.

That said, one thing every fair lady needs is a fine and sturdy pair of sunglasses. But finding ones with oomph and flair? Now that there is usually a bit of trick.

Ivory Grey Ant Sunglasses

Well, have I got news for you dearies! Grey Ant, for a long while now, the designer behind just the cutest lines clothing, is coming out with sunglasses too! They come in all the colors of the rainbow and in shapes that are most playful and unexpected.

Kennedy: True Blue by Grey Ant

It takes a certain someone to don these… and you all know who that someone is!

Take it from Olive, fashion is about personality and individuality. Grey Ant is one of our favorites, because they are always one of a kind!

Status: Caption Red by Grey Ant

Olive Loves: The Row Drawstring Ball Bag

olive_oyl_the_row_drawstring_bagSweet ladies! This is just the thing for exotic masquerades or curtseying to the queens or in general being the belle of the ball (you know I always am!).

Those whip smart Olsen Twins are at it again with just the prettiest, loveliest, most desirable bag ever.

This one is beaded and beautiful and made of silks and sequins and spice and everything nice.

Popeye better save his pennies, because I know what I want to be carrying to the next fabulous happening up ahead!

 

Olive Loves: Rodarte Pony Hair Belt

The brilliant designers Rodarte are two sweet sisters, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, who are in love with California sunshine and pretty, lacey, delicate things and hot desert sands and giant condors flapping black wings against a blue sky and cold white mountaintops …and…in short – everything good in this world!

Like two fabulous magicians they take their myriad of inspirations and pull something wonderful out of their glossy satin top hats  – amazing knits and flowing gowns and dainty dresses and now – this bright red pony hair belt, that leaves me, frankly – utterly speechless.

 

Clothes Horses Unite!

As I mentioned many moons ago in my very first post on this world wide web, I am oh so lucky as to have my very own stylist. Not every woman is so fortunate, I know, but I have been around long enough my dears – to deserve it!

Courtney is a sweet young lady well versed in hunting for vintage treasures, a true digger of the first order. She scours the back closets and out of the way websites for rare finds and she always come up with classic looks that never, ever, go out of style.

This month’s look is absolutely thrilling to me, the ideal outfit for an afternoon opening under the dinosaur at the natural history museum or for meeting mustachioed dignitaries from foreign lands or having fancy tea and finger sandwiches with the ladies in a Bel Air garden.

Courtney poetically expresses her inspiration for this remarkable ensemble as –  “Charmed, lunch with a punch, the fairest of them all, tinted love, neutral territory.”

Courtney has a way with not only clothes, but words as well.

Sourced at a spot called “Shrimp Vintage”, Courtney has hand picked shades of elegant beige with touches of deep navy for a very flattering, flirty outfit with just the right hint of sailor uniform oomph and military perfection!

The centerpiece here, (and I know you’ll agree), is the flowing chiffon dress with a scalloped collar. I hold an undying, eternal love for the scalloped collar!

The charm of my gown is elevated with a vintage chiffon hair clip which Courtney has cleverly reinvented as a scarf and a delicate pair of navy gloves. Let’s bring back lady like gloves!  Shall we? Yes? Please?

Top all this off with an absolutely elegant pair of pumps and I am ready to shake hands with the ambassador or sip mint tea in the sunshine.

Merci, merci Courtney!  You’ve done it again….x

 Olive yl Flirty 30's