Olive Loves: Too Fast’s Nautical Suit

Those hot August nights are finally here! What better way to wow all the sailors at the pool party or the beach bonfire, than in this flouncy, flirty polka dot number from the ladies at Too Fast.

This young company makes one of a kind clothes in a very retro style, think Rosie The Riveter and hot rods and pin-ups and you’ve got a good idea of the fashion sense that inspires these young designers.

Oh what a suit! This little doozy has a red polka dot top with anchor embroidery and a bikini bottom in nautical print, with button details with a sweet, sweet ruffle round the back.

 

Olive Loves: Lulu Organics

Believe me, my dears, I do know how we ladies stress about our tresses, but fear no more! Hair help is on the way in the form of a yummy, healthy, all organic treats for our locks from Lulu Organics.

Give me your dry, your greasy, your split ends! And Lulu will make them right again, bringing back the lush, shiny, lovely hair you deserve.

This boutique company was started by the talented illustrator and designer, Linda Aldredge. Miss Aldredge is one of those women who can do just about anything, from building a fantastical tree house getaway on her land in upstate New York, to creating beautiful artwork, to dreaming up incredible hair and beauty products that make you feel and look, just simply spectacular.

Lulu offers luscious lip balms, sweet-smelling soaps…. and my absolute fav, an incredible organic hair powder, which fluffs and fulfills. Use in between shampoos makes your tresses feel fabulous. And the packaging is beautiful too!

Thank you Lulu for making us lovely!

 

Olive Goil: Stephanie Gilmore

Ah, the sea! No one loves it more than me – the sand, the sky…the surf!

Except perhaps the blond and tanned and thoroughly super heroine-ish Stephanie Gilmore, the greatest gal surfer in all the land!

Miss Gilmore was born Down Under in 1988 and has won so many titles for surfing that you’d have to be an octopus with hands in order to count them on your fingers!  She stared riding the high waves at 10 and by 17 she was in the mix with the globe’s finest.  She is the ultimate Olive Goil – gutsy and glorious!

Kudos to Miss Gilmore!

One final thought: I myself am so very found of salty seas, do you think I ought to try to get on a board myself and see what I can do?

Mmmm….closing my eyes and making a wish!

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