Olive and Mustard Mixed With Neutrals

Outfit ruts.  I know I’m not the only one who gets into those.  Work has been fuller this week, and I’ve pretty much been wearing the same couple of outfits over and over.  (Namely this one and this one.)  Not that I think there’s anything wrong with repeating outfits, but after a while it gets old.

When I’ve gotten into outfit ruts in the past I’ve usually shopped my own closet, gone to my Pinterest boards to find outfits to copy, or looked at my Go Chic or Go Home archives.  This time I borrowed a look from the 12 Pieces, 14 Outfits post and changed the shoes.  There were quite a few outfits on there that I didn’t wear, and it’s extremely helpful to have during those times when you’re tired of repeating outfits but too busy to spend time shopping your closet or surfing Pinterest.  (Plus, I get sucked into the blackhole of Pinterest once I start which is not helpful for saving time!)

What do you guys do when you’re in an outfit rut?

Anyway, I really love olive and mustard together, especially mixed with other neutrals.  And while I hesitated to keep this top because it was the most expensive on my initial “operation find nursing friendly tops” haul a while back ($30 while the rest were $10-15), it has proven to be the best keep of them all!
Links to Shop:
one  |  two  |  three
four  |  five

Shop for the Look:
Top: H&M (exact, similar)
Jeans: Target (similar, similar, similar)
Scarf: c/o Conversation Pieces (exact–free shipping code: PMTFreeShip)
Boots: c/o White Plum (exactsimilar, similar)
Bag: c/o Lily Jade (exact)

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    December 5, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Hi Audrey! I love this outfit! I've been wanting a pair of olive pants since last year when you first started wearing them. I think olive and mustard work perfectly together here especially when broken up by a neutral. Great choice!


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    December 5, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Love the color combo! When I get in an outfit rut I either look on Pinterest for new ideas, or I ask a friend to help…it usually works.

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    December 5, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Thanks, Carol! There's a great option at Kohl's right now, and a darker pair at Old Navy. (Links 1 and 2 for the jeans, respectively I think.) They would go great with the vibe of your jewelry!

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    December 5, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Have you done a tutorial on how you do your hair? I can't seem to curl my hair this way.

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    December 5, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Hey Shelly! I'm not very confident in my hair abilities, so no tutorial so far. I can't remember which tutorial I followed on YouTube (I watched several to figure it out).

    I separate the top layer of my hair from the bottom…actually with 3 sections because my hair is thick. I curl ~1 inch sections around my head, rotating between curling one section away from the face and the next section towards the face. If I curl them all away from my face my hair ends up looking like one big wave.

    I use a small curling wand (like $20 from Target) and Kenra hairspray. After curling, I spray, then let the hair cool. Then I loosely pull apart the curls with my fingers. Let me know if you have other questions!

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    December 5, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    love love love that color combo!

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    Shopping My Closet
    December 5, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Love the yellow pop!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

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    Nathy F.
    December 6, 2014 at 5:22 am

    Super cute for an outfit rut day! Love the colors here.

    I do the same; Pinterest is my favorite source of inspiration. I also find that the more I visit other blogs, the fewer outfit ruts I get in.

    -Nathy @ Earnestyle

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    December 6, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    The scarf link says it's no longer available 🙁 Do you have any other places where I can get a scarf like that? It's the perfect color!

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    December 6, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    When I get into an outfit rut, I look at my uber-nerdy Excel spreadsheet which tracks my outfits and how many times I've worn a certain item. I look back to pieces that haven't been worn as often as other things and try to create an outfit based on that item. Otherwise, I think about an outfit formula that just works for me (loose top + skinny pants/jeans + boots is one of my favorites) and create an outfit based off that. I really love that scarf, and the outfit as a whole is so cute!

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    Labi's Dream
    December 7, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Looking good! The mustard and dark green work well.

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    December 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Haha! Alien model. Makes her have an edge over the rest of them. 😉

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    December 8, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I love this pairing of mustard and olive! What a great idea! And your hair looks beautiful! Susan

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    Laura Ryner
    December 9, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Wore olive and mustard all weekend. It was great. Trying to find a way to wear olive, mustard and burgundy. It will be a style trifecta. Love your style. Really an inspiration for me.

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    December 11, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Darn! I keep meaning to look up a new one but work has been pretty busy lately. If I see any Ill let you know. Sorry about that!

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    December 11, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Excel sheet!! Hehehe. You would LOVE Stylebook app. It catalogues your outfits, let's you put them into a calendar, and gives you stats on how many times you've worn the outfit or worn/used the individual pieces.

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    December 15, 2014 at 4:18 am

    Oh my gosh, that sounds amazing…going to check it out now! Thanks for the recommendation, Audrey!!

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    December 18, 2014 at 12:58 am

    I found TEN! I'd link them all here, but there are so many, and I'm gonna post it on Thursday or Friday's post anyway. Just wanted to give you a heads up to look out for it!

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