Olive green

Helsinki, 24 degrees

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Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.

On summery weeks like this one, Helsinki becomes super busy. Alongside the city, even my life has somewhat accelerated. This week I've hosted two groups visiting Helsinki and taken them around the city. I've also had the chance to try two new restaurants, which is exciting. You'll hear more about all of this in upcoming blog posts. We've had exceptionally warm weather in Helsinki, so this week I've spent a lot of time outside, enjoying our new balcony that is finally finished. As I've spent time outside in nature I've noticed that I've grown particularly fond of earthy colors. For instance, olive green has hit me hard.

Some time ago when I got the new mail-order catalogue from H&M home, I couldn't help but fall in love with these olive green looks! I especially liked the idea of combining olive green with my favorite color since I've gone blonde - white that is. The rhinestone decoration on the front pocket made the blouse stand out. I think these two colors go together perfectly.

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No wonder that this has been one of my favorite outfits right now, what do you think?


Some weeks ago we had a huge flea market event called the Cleaning Day taking place in Helsinki, and, of course, I had to participate! I managed to talk my sister into coming with me, so we spent the whole day selling our clothes and accessories on one of Helsinki's market squares. It was great fun!

 
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Here's a video of the flea market event that I participated in. You can catch a glimpse of me at 00.45 in the lower left corner. 

This time I combined a new oversized rivet sweater, olive green of course, with a floral maxi skirt. What a comfortable outfit! The chunky rivet sweater is excellent for summer evenings as the sun sets so late (today at 10.40pm!)! Right now I'm looking for the right maxi dress as well.

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How do you feel about olive green? Is it a part of your wardrobe? How about maxi skirt/dresses? Chunky sweaters?

24 comments

  1. olive green is a fine color

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  2. Very beautiful blog,Dear:)
    Great post!

    If you want, we can follow each other. Kisses
    http://fashionsecrets-oksana.blogspot.com

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  3. I like olive green and for example I have olive pants, a trench coat.. definitely something else too. and you're so right, olive green does look fabulous next to snow white. exactly like your pretty outfit shows. now, when it comes to maxi skirts I don't own any.. yet but today I found a mustard colour fabric and I think I will try to sew that skirt by myself ;) oh and I should totally sell my stuff at a flea market too!!
    anyway, I'm really glad you enjoyed my newest post. we will be in Helsinki only on June 18 this time. my dragonfly photo.. I think I can send you the photo during the next days. where do you want to use it by the way?

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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    1. Oh, an olive trench coat sounds interesting!
      I didn't know that you sew!
      I thought I might print a photo of your dragonfly and make a poster of it :)

      xxx
      E

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  4. I don't know why but Ive never owned anything in olive green, your top looks really chic and lovely. The flea market event looks and sounds so great and fun, love events like these. The sweater and skirt combinations look terrific! I envy your warm weather, its 2 degrees today!

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  5. I just recently bought my first olive green piece... it's a colour I've always overlooked but now that I own one piece, I realise how versatile it can be and I'm very excited to get some more of it into my wardrobe :) The colour looks beautiful on you, especially combined with white. Enjoy the beautiful weather!
    xox,
    Cee
    www.cocoandvera.com

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  6. Gorgeous items dear. H&M really does it best. :)
    Following you now via GFC btw. Now it's your turn?
    Thanks in advance!

    xx, Mela
    www.wearismela.com

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  7. You look absolutely beautiful dear! Olive green is definitely your colour and it looks so chic and stylish on you

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for your kind words!

      xxx
      E

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  8. I like your blog, its very very nice. I'll follow you :)
    if you want to, you can visit my blog, too :)

    http://voyagevoyagelamonde.blogspot.de/

    xoxo

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  9. Oliivin / sammalenvihreä on kyllä kaunis sävy, mikä sopii melkeinpä jokaiselle :) Olin siihen joskus ihan rakastunut, kuten muihinkin vihreän sävyihin, sillä silmäni ovat vihreät ja se tuntui jotenkin omalta ja tärkeältä väriltä.. Kunnes eräs mies johon olin tuolloin ihastunut, sanoi että vihaa vihreää, ja minulla oli kokovihreä asu päällä.. :D Mutta "aika parantaa" ja tuo kommentti on ihan unohtunut - vihreä on ihana! Nätti asukokonaisuus sinulla! :)

    Indie by heart

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    1. Mullakin on vihreät silmät :) Pöh, pöh, se mies ei tiennyt mistä puhui :D Kiitos ihanista sanoistasi!

      xxx
      E

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  10. followed back <3

    http://only4feet9.blogspot.com

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  11. The color suits you so well!

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