Thursday, April 11, 2013

A different kind of pope!

Thursday nights at 10:00 PM has us glued to the television for the best new drama on TV, Scandal. This show is a political drama where the main character, Olivia Pope, (Kerry Washington) left the White House as a communications director to start her own crisis management firm, Olivia Pope and Associates. These associates, we call themselves gladiators, are a colorful bunch of characters who solve and help keep the nation's most elite secrets from getting out... legally and/or illegally. It's insanely addictive and very scandalous indeed! Of course, with a great show comes great fashion. Olivia's wardrobe has us swooning in every episode.

The Scandal cast.

Olivia's style reflects her personality and it's down to a science. There's a balance of strength and vulnerability as well as power and femininity. Her closet is filled with soft tones, pastels, and neutrals. She's a professional woman and dresses the part of a female in a male dominated field. Her clothes are never too trendy but have clean lines and silhouettes. 

 If you are a fan of the show, you might noticed that a lot of her clothes are recycled in many episodes. This shows us that Olivia is like many other women and has a closet of clothes where she mixes and matches different pieces. Her accessories are kept at minimal. She wears studs, long delicate necklaces, the occasional elbow gloves and her Prada bags. She doesn't wear bright bold colors or too many prints, but what she lacks in color and print she definitely makes up for in interesting textures and feminine details like bouclé and draping. 

Even though this show is only in it's second season, we have a really good feeling that it'll last for years and many seasons to come. Olivia's style will evolve with the show, revealing more strong and tailored pieces. Since her style reflects her mood, maybe in the future we'll see more color, prints, and dresses.

Take a closer look at Olivia's style: 

A woman of  many jackets and coats with button detailing, belt ties, and exaggerated lapels. 

White is her go to color of choice and goes beautifully with Kerry Washington's complexion. 

She wears high collared structured jackets and tops with feminine details like three quarter sleeves and peplum waist.

 Simple, soft, silk tops are a definite feminine look.

Olivia rarely wears dresses but her power suits definitely speak for themselves! 

On the rare occasions that Olivia does dress up in evening gowns, they're always simple yet elegant and chic. 

Do you watch Scandal? What's your favorite look? What are your thoughts on Olivia's style? Let us know in the comments!
XO Wil Harris

9 comments:

  1. Wow! That looks like a great show! I'm gonna check it out for sure. Hope you girls are doing well!!
    xx
    www.JuneWantsItAll.com

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    1. It really is! Let us know what you think.
      We're doing great, thanks for asking June. We hope all is well with you :)

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  2. You know, my parents are OBSESSED with this show. And they keep telling me to watch it. But it's on my list of shows to netflix (I'm currently swamped with others right now). So I'm going to get to it eventually. But now I kinda wanna bump it up. Lol. Kerry is one of the most gorgeous women in the world and a fantastic actress. And her wardrobe in the show looks PHENOM.

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    1. You'll love it, go ahead and bump it up, haha! :-)We agree with you about Kerry, she's amazing!
      XO Wil Harris

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  3. hi dear! thank you for visiting, following and commenting on my blog..i am following you as well..and p.s I curse everytime I watch scandal but I always always watch it..lol :)

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    1. Hi Sasha, love your name btw!
      You're welcome and we know the feeling. it's such a great show.
      XO

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  4. Hi Dears! I think they are screening this series here, I need to catch up, Kerry is such a beauty, anything she wears looks amazing. I like how her wardrobe here exudes the power of womanity. Would love to hear more about your cruise, where did you go?

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  5. I've not watched this. I've just finished watching Ugly Betty and I was seriously obsessing over Wilhelmina Slater!

    Olivia reminds me of our beloved Ms Slater.

    Halima

    xx

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  6. Another great show, we watch re-runs sometimes. Wilhelmina was fierce!!
    XO

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XO Wil Harris