2010-08-24

Worth Waiting For

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Dress? French Connection, Winners (a lot of FCUK... I'm not sponsored, I'm just finding good deals...$20).
Denim jacket? French Connection, Winners
Shoes? French Connection, Vaughn Outlets
Purse? Tignanello, thrifted
Bangles? Gifted from Mexico and from a Goodwill auction.


This is officially the longest it has ever taken me to post an outfit. I wore this two weekends ago when Matt and I went out for dinner to celebrate free time. We stopped along the way to take some pictures in the last golden rays of sunshine. Oddly enough, blogging has made me fall in love with my city as we are constantly discovering great places to take pictures. As much as this blog is about fashion and smack talk, part of the fun is finding somewhere to pose it out. I know some people check my blog just to guess where the pictures were taken. There are issues with Hamilton for sure but I'm one of the city's biggest fans. There is so much potential in this city but sometimes it's just not there... The downtown core needs to come together so people don't just come by to get a wedding dress or get drunk on Hess. We need people to come in the morning for brunch, to go buy a handbag, to get some fresh bread and brie from the farmer's market, to have a picnic at Dundurn Castle, to tour the art gallery, to go for dinner at the crowded German restaurant, to come by our place to meet the cats and then get drunk at Hess. Spend your whole day and your whole paycheck here...


Wow... I didn't mean to go on that rant at all. Where I was going with this post before I got carried away on downtown revitalization, was that we stopped by to take pictures at the Museum of Steam and Technology that I didn't even know existed and we loved how they came out. I say 'we loved', because Matt was pretty excited about these too. Except for the back shot of the dress, these pictures are unedited. It took a while to post them because in my foolishness I erased almost every picture off the memory card. It was one of those moments where the smart voice in your head tells you to double check before you hit delete and the fun voice in your head says 'Let's Party!'. Because I erased the pictures off the memory card and not the computer, retrieving them was... tedious. But Matt found a program (yes, once again, he donned his tights and saved the day...) that could get the pictures but it was rather expensive unless we signed up for the trial version giving us the ability to save one picture a day. So, every day we have carefully pored over the little thumbnails and tried to make a wise choice over what one photo to choose during each block of 24 hours. This post is all about patience. Also about thankfulness... for Matt's patience.

48 comments :

Ashley, Lions Lace Lattes said...

I really love that dress! Especially the back. I really need to shop at winner more. You found such great deals!

Paige said...

absolutely LOVE this dress!!
and with the jacket and heels.. so cute!!

-paige
http://20somethingshopaholic.blogspot.com

five foot something said...

I positively love the dress... I actually saw a picture of an acquaintance wearing it on facebook and always wondered where she got it because I wanted it so much. Too shy to ask, haha. Here is hoping my winners will have it in 2 weeks?

- Patricia
fivefootsomething.blogspot.com

The Pretty Pauper said...

That dress is stunning on you! The back is so cute!

-Amanda
(The Pretty Pauper)
prettypauperstyle.blogspot.com

406 Olivia said...

Your bracelets are amazing. I die.

Natalya's Closet said...

That dress is so chic and sexy on you! You look absolutely gorgeous! XOXO, Natalya

Kat said...

Adorable!!

Next time, for free photo recovery, use this:
http://z-a-recovery.com/

I'm a wedding photographer and this has saved my ass once or twice. Not in recent years because I know so much better by now (I think; hopefully no self-jinx). But it's always good to have on file.

eleanor said...

These photos are too gorgeous. The dress is wonderful, I love the back detail!

X

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Well I sure am glad you had the patience to save them. They're gorgeous with that sunset.
I love the print on your dress. It reminds me of a print from 1992. Don't ask why it's that year specifically, it just is.

SAMI. said...

love the detail shots and the back of that dress is fantabulous! glad you were able to resurrect the pics from wherever they were hiding!

xo
sami

Nadine said...

Best photo-retrieval story ever - go Matt! These photos are so summery, and it is wet and cold here. And I've been out in it, so I'm wet and cold too. The list of Hamilton attractions is pretty enticing - the cats are definitely the main drawcard for me!

Dylana Suarez said...

This dress is so beautiful!

colormenana.blogspot.com

Liz said...

Seriously, how do you keep pulling out even more stunning pieces with each post?! Gorgeous!

Healthy and Homemade said...

You look amazing, and the pictures are gorgeous. I love that the blog is about "smack talk" as well =P

ciupa said...

WOW. Absolutely stunning!

Destined For Now said...

Really great dress...the back...the lovely shaping at the waist. You look awesome in it.

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

Oh my, that dress is AMAZING!!!!!!

Rachel said...

love love the dress...why is it that when I walk into winners I feel overwhelmed and never find anything that a)fits me well and b) that I like...and then I see something on you...no FAIR! :) For my birthday please take me shopping :)
PS. GO HAMILTON! Couldn't agree with you more!!

Paul said...

Great pictures! Next time call - I might have a program or two that can do that without all the waiting. :-)


Word verification: hibinill. What the *@#! is that?????

FashioNatalie said...

I really love this dress! Great find!! And the pics are gorgeous too. It's been COLD and dark here this week so the sunny pictures (even if old!) are a nice change of pace :-)

Sal said...

That dress is a glory to behold.

tomorrowneverknowsfashion said...

I forgot to reply about the pants... they are from the spring summer collection BUT you can probably find them on sale now since the fall stuff is coming out.
BEWARE though, you may get addicted after you see the price tags.

[AND incase you have no idea what I am talking about, this is about zee Zellerz Pantz]

briannelee said...

Another gorgeous dress! Jealous.

PS. When are you coming to Boston so we can go shopping together?

Clare said...

I bet Matt looks awesome in tights.

And I am SO glad you both had the patience to retrieve these, because they are definitely some of my absolute favorite pictures. this dress is PERFECTION on you, and the lighting is incredible.

Also, downtown revitalization for the win!

kate said...

I've been reading your blog for a few months, and I love your style.

Felt compelled to comment, because I LOVE that dress! It looks great on you.

Thanks for writing such a fun and interesting blog! :)

A-Dubs said...

As others have said above, that is one awesome dress accompanied by a crazy photo-saving story. But what I love most about this post is your ode to Hamilton. I will always love the Hammer for many of the attraction you list. In fact, coincidentally, I'm coming in this weekend to do MANY of these things. But let's add "stock up on Rebekah Price jewellery and french-milled soap (at Pure) and hit the Harbour Diner for brekkie/brunch on Sunday morning" to the list of awesome that is this awesome steelcity.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

i feel so similarly about blogging and where i live! even though i'm often too pressed for time to go out exploring for great new spots, taking photos of myself has made me see this town in a completely new light! every corner is another great blog picture spot!

Keira said...

Ok, seriously... how do you keep coming up with better and better outfits?! Every time I visit, and I think I couldn't possibly love one of your creations more than the last, you hit me with another one! This dress looks amazing on you, by the way.

Half Dressed said...

Ooo this dress is so unique I love the back design.

L x
Half Dressed

Kristin said...

I wish my hubs/photographer had more patience. HA! Love love that gorgeous print and the bangles are killer too!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Those photos were worth saving. You look amazing and I love that dress.

Julia said...

Totally gorge! I know what you mean about loving your hometown more via blogging. I had that experience with Richmond.

You look absolutely smashing in this and the print works so well, I'm astounded! You always look more and more pretty.
xo

Jeanna said...

You. are. hilarious.

That is all. :)

Glitter Scrubs said...

gotta love a husband and wife team that both wear tights! great to spice up outfits or saving the day! perhaps matt will start a fashion blog of his own? haha.
this sunlight is beautiful as is that dress ($20 - I'm shaking my fist in envy). i think fashion blogs are tourism ads in disguise. I have an urge to visit places I would have never dreamt of before. I'm now going to email my cousins who live in hamilton and harrass/ask them why they didn't take me to all these cool places when i visited.

laura fay said...

This dress is gorgeous! Such a great shape and print.

Thank goodness for handy hubby!

:) Laura

thelasthurrah said...

It's so great reading a "team Hamilton" post! I LOVE Hamilton and unfortunately the lack of people enthusiastic about this city keep it at a standstill for greatness.

Keep on exploring Jentine!

P.S. Still waiting for my invitation to meet the cats ;)

KellyBean said...

I love this dress!
As for your Hamilton rant: sing it, sister! I'm an ex-Hamiltonian, and I love seeing the Hammer through your eyes. It's a city with so much to explore, so much greatness tucked away in its various corners!

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

Gorgeous photos! That dress is amazing on you - looks like it was made just for you, and makes your legs look miles long. I love how you paired the dress with that denim jacket, too.

Nicki said...

I love the cutout on the back of the dress, it's really pretty =).

Sally said...

I'm in love with your dress!

Sally
http://ursaminor-sally.blogspot.com/

merl said...

I want to be you when I grow up.. I'll settle for your figure. and hair. and wardrobe. and cats.

ASHLEYSTYLZ said...

I love that dress!!!!

Ashley via www.Ashleystylz.com

Hooked on Shoes said...

Looooooooove the dress!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I'm glad you were able to salvage those photos, because this photoshoot was glorious. Seriously. You are stunning, lady!

Kate said...

That dress is beautiful, I love the back of it especially, and the print is gorgeous! Loving the camel colored bag, too!

Erin from Dear Edna said...

I love your passion for Hamilton. I feel exactly the same way and wrote something quite similar on my own blog awhile back. It gets a bad rap from locals and outsiders alike and there are so many beautiful things about it if you just get off the highway and give it a chance. I love all your photos - you make the city look so beautiful!

AsianCajuns (Cath) said...

You look stunning in that dress!

And I can totally relate with loving your city through blogging. Lar and I started AsianCajuns to help show off Atlanta and Decatur a bit more. And I've fallen even more in love with the city as we explore it and share it through blogging.

anna said...

gorgeous! the lighting. the dress. all of it. i love it!!