Turtlenecks and Leopard: Part One

I have some great news for you!

Turtlenecks are cool again.  When did they go out of style? I can’t really answer that question, but I have been hesitant to bust mine out for fear of looking like the 80-year-old woman who I am on the inside.  I might talk a big game, but this Lady Olive needs her rest! I also genuinely love prunes.

I saw this post on The Zoe Report and may as well have started to clap my hands. If Rachel Zoe says they are stylish, pardon me while I go fishing in the depths of my dresser for my trusty turtlenecks! There is a reason I rarely part with anything…a method to my madness!

These are some really sharp looks that inspired me:


Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2014 via The Zoe Report

Elin Kling in Stella McCartney pants

Elin Kling in Stella McCartney trousers and Tod’s loafers via Who What Wear


via Atlanta Pacific

My favorite look has got to be Elin Kling. How can such a simple outfit look so fresh and fashionable? I think sticking with a black turtleneck is what keeps these looks modern.  I wanted something with clean lines, but with an edge. A little something to make you stand out in the crowd.  This is what I came up with.


Feeling a wee bit Sandra Dee in Grease at the end of year fair…

Leopard not your thing? Try adding a sporty hat. I am really digging hats these days!



J.Crew Tissue Tee Turtleneck / Baseball Cap /Kate Spade Earrings/ Gucci sunglasses

Theyskens’ Theory faux leather leggings (no longer available)/ Thrifted Coat /

Pilar Burgos shoes from  study abroad in Sevilla back in 2006.

I really do keep everything!

Check back in tomorrow for how to style a black turtleneck for a party look!

How do you wear your turtlenecks?


The Lady Olive

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