2009-12-07

An Imperfect Marriage

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Headpiece? Ophelie Hats
Plaid shirt? Simon's
Leather bomber? Zara
Wide-leg jeans? Karl Lagerfeld
Shoes? Maxstudio, Winners
Earrings? free with purchase someplace...

I'm pretty sure that a plaid shirt and a hydrangea inspired headpiece were not meant as bedfellows but for some reason I think it works just perfectly. I just bought the headpiece and I love the fact that it looked so vintage and the colour is perfect. And then I just NEEDED to wear it right away. Do you ever get that? The perfect setting for such a headband is probably a tea party in an English garden (regular events really...) but the weekend called for drinks out for a friend's birthday and so that was the big debut of the headband.
WARNING: landscape tangent ahead... Did you know a lot of Hydrangeas have difficulties blossoming in Southern Ontario? Apparently it's too cold in the winter and the buds that contain next years flowers die back... They are the bane of my existence, I always feel like a landscape failure when they don't blossom (though the leaves are pretty by themselves too). This year, after plenty of research, I decided to mulch the bases and burlap the stalks of the stupid things... so much extra attention, I might as well read them bedtime stories too as I clearly tucked them in for the winter. Maybe next summer they will reward me with countless blossoms. If not, this headband will have to do...

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Yes, finding enough light for outdoor outfit shots is difficult. I thought I'd take advantage of the 'natural' lighting in the tennis courts and I kinda love how some of the shots look a bit spooky. Boo!
P.S. Thanks for all your kind words on my 'Therapy' post. Even though it took me a long time to talk about, I'm glad I shared with you. xo

19 comments :

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

this post cracked me up, and i love the headband (and the shirt, of course). your writing is sincerely terrific. maybe a career as a humor writer is in the cards...?

Sal said...

What a fun and unexpected combination! A bit of sexy lady lumberjack, perhaps? ;)

Julia said...

You totally can pull off badass flower enthusiast: that headband is even better on a spooky tennis court than it would be in a garden. The last two shots look oddly sexy; you know what I mean, I'm not being weird! I also love hearing about your landscaping. More, please!

xx

Chelsea said...

you make that unlikely combination rock! and being a brown-thumbed lady myself, it is always a pleasure to hear from plant experts on their techniques... very interesting...

Chelsea said...

oops, forgot to mention... I love your eye makeup!

Nadine said...

I love how you rock the tartan and the denim so well. 'Lumberjack', right? (I think I may be secretly Canadian. I know I have a not-so-secret Canadian fetish caused by LM Montgomery and Constable Benton Fraser RCMP.) And OF COURSE with a hydrangea! Why not! Here in northern New Zealand hydrangeas grow wild on the side of the road, so I have no tips to share on nurturing them . .

Clare said...

Yay, I love that headband!!

briannelee said...

Pretty! Love the headpiece!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love that headpiece -- you look like a rock star in those photos. The lighting in the last photos make them look dramatic and a little like movie stills - very cool! - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Kyla said...

Love the juxtaposition! Yeah, that's right, I used a big word...

Amy said...

Looooove those jeans. They look amazing on you!

Dylana said...

I love your jeans!

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kirstyb said...

lovin the checked x

Linda said...

I like the jeans. Did you go nuts after your shopping ban?

anne charlotte said...

flowers and checker plaid!! the perfect combo, who knew?!

anna said...

oooh, so pretty that headband! i might have worn it to the gym just to get it on my head as soon as possible. i'm in love!!

Leproust Vintage said...

ohhh hydrangeas are my favorite flowers! I love the unexpected pairing of it with plaid and leather! It works so well!

MARISA said...

sometimes i get too excited about new clothes...i put them on before the tags are even off

i would so wear that headband right away too! pretty, pretty

Christen said...

I would have never thought to pair that headpiece with the flannel but I LOVE it! Really original and edgy!