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Olive Green Handbag as a Neutral-My new Teddy Blake Bag Styled with Denim

Olive moto jacket, jeans and Luxury Teddy Blake olive bag

Green bags, especially olive, can be very versatile in your handbag collection. Teddy Blake gifted me this beautiful GiGI leather satchel and I am sharing how I style it this week on the blog.

, jeans and Luxury Teddy Blake olive bag

Olive moto jacket, jeans and Luxury Teddy Blake olive bag

Olive Green Bag- Teddy Blake

We most often gravitate toward black, cognac, and variations of tan when it comes it day to day bags. I did consider getting a cognac bag from Teddy Blake, but my eyes gravitated toward this luscious, warm olive green.

“Color Meaning: Meaning of The Color Green. Green, the color of life, renewal, nature, and energy, is associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility, and environment . ”

Of course, I love this and to me, nature has always been my most peaceful place, so it has special meaning.

Now, in terms of your wardrobe, olive green works as a “color neutral”. So, where we often think of black, white, grey, brown as neutrals, olive green has warm tones that will work with every color. This olive is a brownish green, where you might find pine green to have more of a black cast to it.

Kelly green or a bright green is cooler, so depending on your wardrobe, if you wear cooler tones, you might enjoy wearing this shade of bag.

I’ve collaborated with Teddy Blake before, and if you missed the post, have a read- Turning Heads Linkup- Teddy Blake New York Handbags- The Ava – Elegantly Dressed and Stylish – Fashion Over 50

Teddy Blake New York makes leather handbags from Italy, at more affordable prices for a luxury item. This particular bag is the GIGI  Stampatto Gold 13″.

Read more about them here. 

Satchels always appeal to me for sure, the elegance and structured look is something i love. The gold hardware is beautiful and there is one compartment inside the bag plus a zipper. The interior is suede. I need to get myself one of those purse organizers to keep the interior clean and switch my bags out!

It does come with a leather strap in case you don’t want to carry a bag all day when out and about.

I have a fair amount of greens and warm Fall tones in my closet, so I thought this olive bag would be the perfect choice. It will get alot of wear, being a neutral.

Moving on to the Outfit

I certainly could have chosen any color to style with my bag, as I mentioned, but I had olive green on my mind.

The suede moto and floral scarf paired nicely, as there are bits of black, olive, yellow, red and lilac in the print and the scarf breaks up some of the olive in the look.

I’ve styled my high rise Mott and Bow skinny jeans with my croc black boots. Under the jacket I am wearing a black silk cami if I want to leave the jacket open.  The addition of accessories- bag, scarf really make the impact with the look.

What’s Happening?

Well, I apologize for not being able to post on Friday. I actually had an injury and am recovering. This is where I start to “feel” like an ole lady! 5 bags of mulch were to go  out to the garden. I laid down 4 and with the 5th, I bent over to open the bag, ( not bending my knees) only to pull/strain my back and hip muscle. ouch. So, it’s been all about icing, using heat, resting and stretching. Feeling better today, but took about a week.

Olive moto jacket, jeans

, jeans and Luxury Teddy Blake olive bag

Olive moto jacket, jeans and Luxury Teddy Blake olive bag

Do you have a green bag? Or do you stick with the traditional black, brown, grey, cognac as neutrals?

This bag was gifted to me by Teddy Blake. All opinions are mine and truthful.

Outfit

jacket c/o Natalie Attired ( not available, another option)

silk cami- H&M

high rise jane jeans-c/o Mott & Bow

boots- Dolce Vita- Nordstrom ( another option sim)

Teddy Blake Gigi Stampatto bag-c/o Teddy Blake

Join me tomorrow for TURNING HEADS TUESDAY LINKUP  and see how I style this bag again tomorrow!

Have a great day!

Jess xx

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Hina Ali
    November 2, 2021 at 11:12 am

    That’s a beautiful combination of outfit you’re wearing. I love the color combination of jacket and hand bag. Cheers!
    Hina Ali
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    Rosemary Davis
    October 8, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    What a fabulous outfit, Jess!
    I am loving all the greens of this season.
    Your bag is gorgeous.

    Rosemary
    http://www.distinctlysouthernstyle.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 9, 2021 at 9:26 am

      Thank you Rosemary! I am with you, love greens! They do make such lovely bags.

  • Reply
    nancy weiss
    October 8, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    Hello Jess,

    I love olive and one of my favorite combinations is to add tomato for a pop. Yet your scarf with the lavender look gorgeous. Browns and yellow tones work nicely too. Your bag is such a statement too Im sure you will enjoy it.

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 9, 2021 at 9:27 am

      Thank you Nancy! Oh yes, red is great with olive- so many pretty color combos.

  • Reply
    Amber
    October 5, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Your bag is absolutely gorgeous, Jess! I love the rich olive color, and it goes so perfectly with your jacket!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  • Reply
    Judy arazoza
    October 5, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    I do agree Olive can be a versatile neutral! It one of my favorites

  • Reply
    Nipa | Fashionipa
    October 5, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    Hi Jess,
    What an elegant bag and scarf! I’m using an olive green bag right now. I love olive green but I look better in cooler colors so I try to incorporate olive in pieces that I wear away from my face (handbags, shoes or bottoms). xo Nipa

  • Reply
    gwenliveswell
    October 5, 2021 at 10:20 am

    Such a fab fall outfit, Jess! Love that bag – I don’t know this designer so thanks for the intro! The scarf is the finishing touch – perfect! Olive looks lovely on you! xo

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 5, 2021 at 10:28 am

      Hi Gwen thank you! They do make such great Italian leather handbags and have a variety of styles . I am a bag and shoe girl! 🙂 Appreciate you stopping by!

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    mireilleftm
    October 5, 2021 at 6:56 am

    I do not have a green bag but I may have to rethink that. I have been drawn to neutral bags the past year and only kept two of my colored ones as I wear my neutrals more but olive is a neutral and would work so well with my wardrobe. I love this moto jacket: it is gorgeous!
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    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 5, 2021 at 10:30 am

      Thank you! I have browns and black and wanted something neutral, so I am glad I went with olive. I say, have a look around!

  • Reply
    Turning Heads Linkup- Styling an Olive Green Bag with Dark Florals - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish - Fashion Over 50
    October 5, 2021 at 1:01 am

    […] I styled this bag with jeans and a moto, today I am wearing a dark floral with the GIGI leather satchel in a gorgeous Stampatto […]

  • Reply
    Neti*
    October 4, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Love the bag Jess. But, can we take a pause to view this Jacket. It stole the show and is Fabulous too. . . .Enjoy October my Dear!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 5, 2021 at 10:27 am

      Thank you Neti! I have had it for years, it needed to see some fresh air! Same to you friend! 🙂

  • Reply
    Jodie
    October 4, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    That bag is beautiful Jess, but I just ADORE that jacket. It’s so stunning.
    I hope your back is better, it’s amazing how easily those things happen,
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 5, 2021 at 10:27 am

      Thank you Jodie. I really love olive and thought it would be a great warm neutral for me. I appreciate it. I think it is going to take some time.

  • Reply
    Michelle Churchman
    October 4, 2021 at 11:32 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen an olive leather bag. Beautiful! As is your entire outfit.

    I hear you on feeling your age. I’m 57, and sometimes it seems like it takes very little to rile up my joints and muscles. I’m glad you are feeling better. A hip muscle strain is so painful.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      October 4, 2021 at 11:50 am

      Thank you Michelle! It just caught my eye and has more of a brownish undertone than like a pine green ( black). Some things! Yes, I didn’t us proper body mechanics or form for getting out the mulch, but gosh! Still not back to 100% so, it will take more healing, but better than I was.

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