WIW: olive, white, denim

Here's my version of Angie's Olive, White, Denim, & Espadrilles ensemble. I substituted cream and taupe laceup sandals for the espadrilles.

The outfit (worn to work):
Olive boyfriend chinos (Eddie Bauer); cream linen asymmetrical hem button front top with decorative stitching (made by me); cream cutout belt (Fossil); jean jacket (AG, Robyn); cream and taupe laceup sandals (P.Monjo).

Thanks for looking! Suggestions and comments welcome.

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  • Karie replied 3 years ago

    You did a great job on that top, the decorative stitching looks gorgeous! I like the entire ensemble.

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 3 years ago

    Another fab interpretation.  I love the way you put together outfits.  They always look like a work of art to me.  I suspect that even though the outfits have that effortless look, a lot of thought goes into getting it just right.  Either that or you just have a knack for getting proportion and texture just right.

  • Jenn replied 3 years ago

    Just right. I love that top!

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Cheryle, that's so nice of you. I don't know; sometimes I struggle with proportions, so I think it's mostly trial and error. Yesterday when I saw Angie's ensemble, I thought, Oh, I have those pieces! So this outfit didn't take a lot of thought.
    Karie and Jenn, thank you for your compliments on the top. It's such a simple yet striking design, for which I credit the pattern designers!

  • Brooklyn replied 3 years ago

    I can't believe you made that top. I love this interpretation. Very fresh.

  • Jenava replied 3 years ago

    You and I have similar taste in shoes...I'm loving these espedrilles. I did not find a pair this year that I liked. Love this outfit!

  • approprio replied 3 years ago

    Great look! It's a wonderfully classic colour combination and it suits you down to the ground. The blouse and shoes are perfect together.

    Nice to see you posting WYW again. I'd missed them.

  • replied 3 years ago

    Ditto, what Rio said..great to see you again! What a great interpretation of Angie's ensemble. Love it! I think the white top that you made is fabulous Sharan.

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Thanks for the welcome back, Rio and Diane!
    Jenava, these aren't actually espadrilles. I haven't found a photo of them online, so I need to take a photo to create a custom find! I agree we have similar taste in shoes--I always admire yours, too.

  • Jude replied 3 years ago

    Casually elegant and pulled together! Eddie Bauer, who knew? And of course I'm always in awe of your sewing skills, lovely job on the blouse.

  • unfrumped replied 3 years ago

    These are your colors, too!
    The top is great--that length would be good with skirts, too. The shoes are a nice interpretation, echoing the other neutrals.
    Would also like to see the jean jacket over a longer top, maybe a shirttail hem. though that would be more conventional proportions.

  • Maneera replied 3 years ago

    This is a perfect look....one that I'll love to copy! I absolutely adore that elegant top with olive chinos....casual yet elegant....or as I like to call it - Comfortably Dressy. You look wonderful!

  • catgirl replied 3 years ago

    So the first thought I had was at least I can be sure she didn't sew that fab top.  BUT YOU DID!  Amazed again.

  • Word Lily replied 3 years ago

    I really really like this interpretation. The shoes are great, and the top is amazing!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 3 years ago

    Love this sooooo much :)

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  • donnat replied 3 years ago

    It looks great. That top really jumped out at me. It is beautiful.

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    LOVE THOSE SHOES. (We have had the best Summer weather to wear them, Sharan). 

    Killer casual look, pretty lady. 

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