I guess it appears I’ll be swinging one post a week for a little while here, as things are getting quite slammed over in my neck of the woods…and I have a big vacation in August to look forward to (thank God FINALLY). The summer months are always pretty busy with it being the time I’m preparing new product on a website at work, along with the usual fun events and DJ gigs. With the latter, I love wearing whatever the heck I want and getting creative. Shorty shorts are never out of the question when the sun is blaring! However, for the former, although my job is pretty lax when it comes to personal style, I still prefer a more modest option. When it’s REALLY sweltering I’ll opt for a skirt, but I’m not much of a skirt person. Not every gal has a thigh gap so chafing is always an issue, and I usually prefer the security that a pair of jeans or shorts gives!
I know, I was just as surprised as you are, I guess. Usually Fall is the time for earthy, neutral colors such as browns, burgundies, and olive greens…but I’ve seen more than one retailer pushing the latter as a new Spring color. I’m fine with it, as I’m not much of a bright pastelley color person at all, and olive happens to be one of my favorite colors. It’s nice to find more toned down alternatives! Most people probably associate olive green as a military shade, and military pieces are indeed included in these new Spring marketing campaigns. They are also usually more lightweight which offers more breezy options for the warmer weather!
As you can imagine, I’m not usually one for big chain stores. American Eagle Outfitters is an exception, and sometimes Topshop or ASOS if I feel so inclined. Of course, you can count in all the big denim brands I write about, but I don’t really throw them in the same category. I don’t really like shopping in physical stores, because online shopping gives more flexibility and freedom to search for discount codes or mull over a piece you kind of like for a few days before purchasing (and I don’t like feeling watched when I shop). Also, a lot of brick & mortar stores are painfully specific to me…you’ve got either teen you young adult-oriented boutiques or the ones that cater to the older crowds. I never really see anything in between, other than maybe Express, but I haven’t even stepped foot in one of those stores in awhile. I guess I have a bit too much hippy in my blood.