Monday, 7 June 2010

-F.I.P's Blog of the Week [An Olive a Day]-

This is the first of F.I.P's Blog of the Week!

Meet Olivia from An Olive a Day, a blog full of outfit posts, reviews and whatever shes in the mood to write about. The reason i really like this blog is because all the clothes she wears are fabulous also being a curvy girl myself it's nice to see her blog being noticed and followed. Did everyone know that there is a whole other world of curvy girl blogs.

So heres the interview :D

When did you start your blog?
I started An Olive a Day at the beginning of this year, but I've technically been blogging about fashion and my personal style since I was about 14 or 15 through fashion communities on Livejournal.

Why did you start your Blog?
There are a lot of answers to this question, so I'll give you a quick rundown. I used to work in retail where I had total freedom of what I wore. I lost that job and a month later started a new job that basically requires employees to wear the least fashionable uniform in existence. It's not like I don't have a life outside of work, but I am there so often that I actually felt like I was losing myself style-wise. I started my blog to force myself into taking some chances and showing off clothes that I love to wear. I never intended on having a following, but I love that people are interested in what I'm wearing and my fashion perspective. I think I also subconsciously wanted to have a new creative outlet, and the blog has definitely allowed me to embrace some of my artistic curiosities.

What is your inspiration?
Old ladies on the bus, anything vintage - from fashion to interior design, textiles, people on the street, films from the 60's and 70's, quiet mornings with a book, and loud nights of music and swooning. I embrace everything as inspiration.

What are your aspirations?
Career-wise - I've always wanted to own my boutique or work my way up in a company that I am deeply passionate about. Lately I've also toyed with the idea of designing shoes for women with wide feet since this has been an ongoing struggle for me my entire life but who knows. Lifestyle-wise - I want to travel the world. I want to learn how to play multiple instruments. I want to be a better feminist and LGBT advocate. I want to be crafty. I want to impress myself.

Name some of your favourite Blogs
As far as fashion blogs, Sally Jane Vintage and Liebmarlene Vintage are easily my top 2 bloggers. They were my biggest inspiration to start blogging about my love for both vintage and modern design. Knight Cat has a great eye for celebrity and model style and knock out editorials. Copenhagen and StockholmStreetstyle, Stylesightings, and Hel-Looks are all my go-to blogs on street fashion.

What are some of your favourite places to shop
Thrift stores, H&M, Evans, ASOS, Ebay, Buffalo Exchange, Etsy

What is one item you couldn't live without?
Black opaque tights

3 Things your bloggers may not know about you
I'm a pathetic cook.
I'm getting my BA in December for Fashion Retail Management.
I'm almost 23 years old and I still don't have my drivers license!

Your favourite outfit post so far and why

I love this outfit because it was something I wore often this past fall, and happened to make me look 100x cooler than I actually am. This is also one of my favorite posts because the photos were taken right before the demise of my coat. I'm a strong believer in ease and comfort in style, and you can't get any easier and comfortable than an oversized t-shirt, flannel, jeggings, boots, perfect little vintage coat, and oversized scarf.

Just want to say thanks to Olivia for doing the first F.I.P's Blog of the Week check her out now at:


  1. She has such great style! great post :)

  2. Great post, just found this blog!

    P.S. Gave my blog a make over, hope you like it :)

    D E G A I N E

  3. I like those kind of hats alot!! It lloks good especially with your curly hair ;)

    greetz from berlin! :D

  4. Wow, her blog sounds pretty awesome i can't wait to check it out. YOu have a great blog.

  5. I know this sounds odd, but i love how 'honest' she is. I love the way she dresses, and I love how open she is about...everything! I love the name of your favorite post, made me smile. Can't WAIT to be up on here myself. And 'an olive a day' will definitely be a blog I will be following in the future. :)

  6. Very nice jacket! Where did you get it from?

  7. Just find your blog and I love it!

  8. i'm loving your blog, keep it going!!!
    youve got a great eye for inspiration
    thanks for sharing!


  9. This is really cool, such a F.I.P. blog! This girl looks really good, it doesn't matter if your skinny or curvy, you can always look great if you wear the right clothes. She really does!