2010-10-27

Toned Down

I didn't think I would have time to post today. It is my homeslice Kendi's birthday today and in honour of that day, I was planning on a getting a huge piece tattooed on my back. A Yendi tattoo... on one shoulder there would be Kendi and on the other shoulder myself and across the middle the North American continent. It would be tattooed in such a way that when I put on eyeliner with my right hand, Kendi would wave to me and when I reach for Dunkaroos with my left hand, I would wave back. It would have been awesome but Matt said that maybe it was a little much, so I just emailed her instead. The good news is that I have time to outfit post...

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Jacket? Old Navy
Cargo Pants? Joe Fresh
Turtleneck? Joe Fresh
Sequin bolero? Betsey Johnson, UO
Boots? ?, Winners
Purse? Thrifted


I'm not sure I like the fact that I look like an explosion of off-white... my hair, my turtleneck, my jacket, my pants and my purse... I appreciate the texture and tone play in the monochromatic look but on the other hand, I feel the jacket is a little rosy beside the cargoes. I wore this to the vet and I am sure he was torn too... Him and the staff probably spent all weekend debating what colour my jacket is exactly... ecru? taupe? oatmeal?

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28 comments :

Sarah said...

Please never listen to Matt. It's possible that that is the best idea I've ever heard.

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love that Yendi tattoo idea. Perhaps a sketch of it is in order?

Morgan and Lua said...

I'm into it. I once wore an out of wack outfit to the vets office and he was the only person who commented on it that entire day. I'm telling you they're in tune to those kind of things. They probably talking about how you totally clashed with the cats.


Maybe you can just get a stick on for now. Or use a sharpie for the tat.
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Liz said...

There focus was probably on the bag! How do you make the most mundane backgrounds just work so incredibly well for a post?! I'm jealous!

Terri said...

I'll bet the vet is still talking about it...the bag though. :)

The bolero is sweet.

cuppycakeme said...

TOOO Stinkin' cute!

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Farm Girl Fashionista said...

My husband is a vet...before marrying me...he wouldn't have noticed. Now...I'm sure he would've appreciated the opportunity to have something to discuss with me...other than the not-so-fun stuff that goes on in the clinic. Unfortunately, where I live...we don't get many chances to see people as fashionable as you?! Stay beautiful!! =)

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kileen said...

I love the color of that coat and the fact that it's a mysterious color that looks different under different lights!

Btw, love the tire backdrop for these pictures. So unique!

kileen
cuteandlittle.com

Sal said...

Hahaha. You said "homeslice."

Also anytime you're done with that bolero, I'd be happy to give it a home.

briannelee said...

Dunkaroos! I used to eat all the frosting before I finished my cookies and then I didn't want the rest of the cookies. Miss those.

Love the jacket. It is tres chic ;)

Lauren said...

You are hilarious - I wish you had gotten that huge tattoo so that you and Kendi could wave back and forth to each other :).

I love this look and the monochromatic tones! I think it goes beautifully together!

And I bet the vet was probably debating more about whether your purse was faux or real fur, rather than the oatmeal/ecru/taupe of the jacket - but I could be wrong!! :)

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Future Lint said...

I love that it's all in shades of brown... it draws attention to the leather/sequin/fur texture extravaganza! Love it contrasted with the tire background too!

sartoriography said...

Clearly Matt has no artistic genius or he would recognize your tattoo idea for the brilliant idea that it is. I'm considering a similar one with Clare (of Between Laundry Days), but since we live in the same house, it seems a bit excessive. Maybe just a small tattoo on the wrist?

I think that your Off White Explosion (note to self: future band name) is pretty freaking fabulous. You look sort of classic American meets military meets vet-confounder. I heart it. And I mean, a bolero?! A sequined bolder?! Who cares what color it is?! It can't be beaten...by anything...ever.

PS: My word verification for this post is "cousenci." Didn't he run for governor somewhere? :)

Julia said...

You're funny. Also, that purse is bangin'. And the sequinage? It's stellar and so you. Love the effects on the photos, too..
xo

Half Dressed said...

That purse is awesome! Such a cool design! Great outfit!

L x
Half Dressed

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Bwahahahah! The only thing about an awesome piece like that is that it would cost so much money that you wouldn't be able to buy amazing sequined boleros or fantastic thrifted purses.

A-Dubs said...

I'm with Sarah: best. idea. ever.

Also, I see what you mean about the jacket colour being "rosy" - but I'm still buying the lot. It all comes together in a big bundle of lithe, style-y awesome.

In Kinsey's Closet said...

Love the little jacket! So cute! I think this outfit looks great, sometimes a monochromatic look can be soothing after so much pattern and color!

LyddieGal said...

I love the funnel neck cropped jacket of indeterminable color. And I like neutral looks. especially when they are full of so much shine, textures and fur!

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Nadine said...

Extremely cute. I love a good off-white explosion. (And the 'edge blur' effect.)

Fashion models said...

hi,
I haven't see such a personal blog.I came here while browsing for fashion trends.
Nice poses and contents.

Natalya's Closet said...

I love how you tucked the pants into your boots, so chic! XOXO, Natalya's Closet

Kate said...

You crack me up! That's gotta be the most thoughtful birthday gift ever! Ha! Loving your coat too, cute & classic!

tomorrowneverknowsfashion said...

I thought you should know that not only are we now bracelet sisters... we are also jacket buddies. It's like we were twins separated at birth and you inherited all the height and left me with short legs. thanks a lot!
I like this off-white ensemble. You forgot to mention that your skin is off white... ish.

Between Laundry Days said...

BEST. TATTOO. EVER. I can't believe Matt talked you out of it. I bet Kendi's really disappointed.

A.Co said...

HAha yes, wicked tribute to the birthday girl - that's so sweet.

I don't think the coat is too... beige/rosy, whatevs... but then again, I might be bias as I own it as well :P

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Linda said...

After like 8 years or so of knowing each other, not once...did you ever...ever consider a Yenda tattoo...Okay maybe it isn't something I should be jealous of...but I full expect birthday shoutouts this year, it's only fair...oh yeah I still owe you a night out...

Aneta said...

i heart joe fresh!