November 04, 2014

Olive Green

This fall I have a new appreciation for the color olive green and knew I needed to incorporate it into my wardrobe somehow. As much as I love the trendy military jackets, I just couldn't pull it off. Once again J. Crew Factory came through and I found this back in September when I was shopping with my friends. I was planning on purchasing this from J. Crew (as the Factory version is not available online) but when I found this for $80 I couldn't pass it up compared to the $130 J. Crew Price. The only major difference  is that mine does not have the wax coating on it. I am not going to lie, I have worn this exact outfit at least 5 times, it is so easy to pull together for breakfast with friends, school or shopping in the city- even pair it with leggings for a more laid back fall look. 

Shout out to Daylight Savings for making it impossible to squeeze in blog pictures after school, although the sunset over the city was quite spectacular! 

I am beyond excited to finally own my dream shoes, the black and gold Tory Burch Reva flat! About a month ago she had a friends and family sale with 25% off everything, so I paid $168 instead of the retail price of $225. Although this was still a fairly hefty price for a pair of flats, I have wanted them for so long and know I will wear them all the time! If you are thinking about ordering them let me warn you they run HUGE, I went through 3 rounds of returns before I finally got the perfect pair. I typically wear a size 8.5 and even have a pair of Tory Buch eddie flats in my true size, but these run very differently. When I read the reviews they all pretty much said they ran true to size, so I ordered an 8.5 and when they came they were so big, then I got the 8 and I was still walking out of them, finally I ordered the 7.5 and the fit perfectly! Although this was kind if a pain to find the right size, the Tory Burch customer service was amazing and they have free reruns! Long story short, order a FULL size smaller!

I love the floral detailing on the cuff of the jacket!

Jacket- J. Crew Factory similar at J. Crew | Shirt- Ralph Lauren | Jeans- Nordstrom | Flats- Tory Burch | Belt- Old Navy (old) similar | Necklace- Swell Caroline c/o | Bangles- Forever 21 | Link Bracelet- J. Crew Factory


Preppy by the Sea 


  1. Love that jacket! It looks great on you. I got those exact Reva flats when i went back to school shopping in August. You will love them!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  2. Love the location of the pictures!

  3. I have the same Factory jacket in navy! I swear, I wear it all the time. Love this look, so cute and classic!

    Constance || Prep Northwest

  4. I have the same Factory jacket in navy! I swear, I wear it all the time. Love this look, so cute and classic!

    Constance || Prep Northwest

  5. This post is 2 years old but the olive green jacket is still a classic look for fall. It has stood the test of time.
    I know what you mean about the sizing of the Reva flats. When Tory introduce the new style Reva without the elastic around the heel I could never pick the correct size either.