2011-01-17

Hip Trip

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Wool skirt? Thrifted
Turtleneck? Joe Fresh
Necklace? Banana Republic
Shoes? ID Browns
Gloves? Danier

This skirt is one of those pieces that can cause you to fret in the confines of your own home but once you wear it out, you better commit 100% to the whole look. It's the same attitude that I have when I wear sequins to pump gas... I know some people stare at me, maybe even laughing but I am not going to giving anyone the satisfaction of looking unsure, even for a moment. What's wrong with the last scenario? I pump my own gas...
I am aware that huge patch pockets on the hips are not the most flattering... I could easily have stitch ripped them off and it would have been a neat midi length skirt, but the pockets were a good challenge. I think that the waist definition and adding some supa high heels keeps the skirt from over whelming me. I admit that I had a rush of doubt as we were about to go out, thinking I should perhaps take the pockets off after all. But Matt pointed out that the pockets were handy for, like, carrying stuff around... and that's when we decided to see if Kyle the cat would fit in a pocket... he didn't but three tubes of lipgloss did.

I never really noticed before but it seems Hamilton has, in addition to historic beauty and great thrifting, many buildings painted in gaudy shades. It is my new goal in life to get pictures in front of as many coloured buildings as possible until I have a rainbow of photos of myself that I can print off and hang in our bathroom... just to be awkward like that. In deep moments of contemplation I wonder when this style blogging thing will run its course in my life, and in lighter moments I know I cannot stop until this colour wheel is complete.

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46 comments :

Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous said...

I think pockets like that are lovely, because, really, you never know when you're going to need a place to store a ham sandwich or the like.

merl said...

Of COURSE you look good in a skirt with huge hip pockets.

....So I used to joke about jealously hating you.. and I never thought I'd see the day when it stopped being a joke, and I finished the Yen voodoo doll.

I'm gonna need some hair off that pretty little head.

briannelee said...

I love your necklace!!!!

A La Mode et Plus! said...

I adore your necklace! And how neat that your town has so many colored buildings!

Toni said...

You look great, doll. And the pushing against the wall pose is totally your signature pose - loves it.

From Suns To Moons said...

That skirt looks a lot like gaucho pants in the second-to-last photo, but you pull it off somehow. Props!

Nadine said...

I've never seen the eccentric-schoolteacher look done so well!

Linda W said...

I have a skirt like that, and it does sit in my closet and never makes it out of the house. Maybe if I channel my inner Jentine, I'll be able to pull it off?
And, come to Oregon. It is illegal to pump your own gas here.
The Auspicious Life

Emily (tomorrow never knows) said...

Being born (practically) hipless... I think you need to donate that skirt to me. However since I'm (practically) a midget, it would maybe look like the bottom half of a ball gown on me. Ok it may sound like I'm making fun of you but I really just love it. And the photo in the stairs with your polka dot knee sticking out? HOT. (I hope they are polka dot tights and you don't actually have chicken pox or something... in which case I'm sorry I made fun of your leg)

MONKEYFACE said...

I've got a good yellow building here in Monkeyland you can borrow. And personally I like hip pockets but maybe it's cuz I have the body of a ten-year-old and need the added boost. Also boob pockets would be good.

Lookin' FINE!

Jo said...

Great look. That first photo is totally Betty Draper-ish.

Rebecca said...

I love the skirt and I know exactly how you feel. I know I get stares and gawks and snickers sometimes when I leave the house. But, like you said, gotta be brave. You look gorgeous!

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MUA said...

ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNND she did it again (voice of the soccer journalist , here. Brazilian , of course ...I was raised in a house full of men loving soccer, what can I say ...). These outfit looks gorgeous and I wouldn't remove those pockets because you mustn't touch something that is working so well...I gaz my own car like a big girl and I hate gloves : in Montreal ...when it's -20 C...May be that's why people stare at me...not my style...so sad !

Caro xxx

Stella said...

Totally selfish comment: pleaaaaaaaase don't ever give up style blogging! Seriously! I'm selfish, I know, but then who would I look up to for thrifting inspiration? Wah!

On a more serious note, I do like this look. I'm particularly enamored of the gloves. I cannot rock gloves. Then again, I'm paranoid that my arms look like a man's. :/

Linda said...

If you gave me that skirt, and it fit I would look like "Schleppy Suzie McHipinstein" .
Oh and about 20 pounds heavier.
This is why it's hard to be your friend, cause you pull everything off, and it isn't fair...and I'm going to go find me some chocolate because of it..

Farm Girl Fashionista said...

Happy you went with it...because you wear it very well! The black form fitting top defines your slim figure...no worries! =) Love that necklace!

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dotty said...

your colorful backgrounds are awesome!
and you totally pull off the potentially hippy skirt!

Fashion Therapist said...

Hahaha! I love that you both thought the cat would fit in your pockets. :)

Can't wait til you guys complete the colorwheel from all the buildings in your hood.

406 Olivia said...

That skirt is dope.

And even once the psychedelic color wheel is complete you'll still have to keep blogging. I mean it. I'll cut you.

xoxo,
~Olivia

Anna said...

You look great in that skirt! And I love the pockets! And let's talk about that necklace... FAN-tastic!

Katie Aman said...

That necklace is so beautiful! And I love the pockets-it makes the skirt unique and keeps it from being just another generic skirt. I LOVE this look!

Terri said...

Loving the photo of you behind the stair rail!

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Bee said...

Hamilton really does have a multitude of gaudy wall shades, but you rock every location!

SWF_Terra said...

This is fantastic. And those pockets don't have any sort of negative effect on your figure. You look so chic.

And I think I say this every time but I want your gloves. What a weird item to covet. Usually it's a woman's shoes or her bags or jewels. All of which I love from your closet. But I've really been yearning for some good gloves and you've got 'em.

Recipe of the Month! said...

I actually love the color of that green wall. I would paint my bathroom or kitchen that color....uh, and I know a woman who does have her kitchen painted that color. Fabulous!

Anna Jane said...

such vivid colors and i LOVE it. next up: yellow wall! :)

Brittney said...

i actually like the pockets. they add another level of interest to the whole ensemble. what a fabulous thrifted find! love it. and, yes, please complete the color wheel--i'm loving all of these. :)
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com

the other emily said...

Ha! and I was just thinking to myself, how does Jentine always find these beautiful colored walls for her photos? Now I know they are an abundant local resource :)

I love the skirt with pockets on - I think they add another dimension to the print by not being aligned to the rest of the fabric. They're definitely not unflattering to you here with the sleek top and heels, and the gloves were the perfect final touch.
the other emily

Futurelint said...

You look so glamorous (especially with the gloves!) Your necklace is so pretty too! Work it, work it, own it, own it. There are days I leave the house too and I feel like "well, here we go. No turning back. Confidence all day to pull this off..." but I usually wind up feeling wonderful all day as a result!

Between Laundry Days said...

You look totally old school glamorous in this outfit. Hip pockets unite! We must all wear midi skirts with hip pockets. Except that then your awesome style and hotness would stand out so much more, as you actually look pretty kickass in a midi skirt with hip pockets. Ah, well...

silvergirl said...

love your photo idea and looks like you are off to a great start
lol @ trying to fit kitten into the pockets

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Traci Osborn said...

I have to admit the first thing I noticed was that bright building and thought "I wish my town had ridiculously bright walls I could stand in front of." After seeing your rainbow in the making I am completely envious!

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my name is lauren. said...

that would definitely make for some interesting bathroom art to say the least :). i do love your backdrops though...you get so creative with it! i'm lazy and just make my husband take my photo in the hallway of our house. i'm lame.

_TelaLately said...

i adore your necklace, i'm new to your blog but you have already inspired me to thrift -- i went into my first thrift store in many years last week and came out with a pretty cute top :)

the peach chablis said...

Yah yah, your outfit rocks (as usual)- but it's your hair I'm envying lately. Always looking pretty but never like you tried too hard. Makes me want to grow mine out again....

hira and elyssa said...

i'm a big fan of hamilton - and i love the way you portray it in all of its gritty charm. i just discovered your blog and i intend to keep coming back! you have an innate elegance and beautiful clothes. ps the pockets add dimension to your hips, and make your waist look tiny!

rlutz said...

amazing skirt...such a chic outfit!

Kyla said...

This is not overwhelming on you in the least! The waist-definition gives it such a throwback silhouette that looks divine on you. It also doesn't hurt that you are 7 feet tall (*gives stink eye of holy hannah jealousy*).

Artfully Awear said...

Oh, I think it's lovely! I'm glad you didn't cut off the pockets. And the necklace is the perfect accent.

WendyB said...

Totally in love with that skirt.

Jennifer said...

I love this outfit on you! Big pockets and all...

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

You look so chic - very Mad Men. I love the photos and look forward to the full set of colours. All together now: red and yellow and pink and green...

Cubicle Chic said...

I love all of the color backgrounds - they always make the outfit pop! Your last photo for this outfit is gorgeous.

I enjoy the pockets, but I especially love the necklace. Stunning!

- Meredith

Lindsay said...

I adore this bold skirt, and love your collage of fun colored walls around your town. I don't know how you find all of these great places! I wish I could take more photos outside. Maybe during the summer when I'm not spending all my time at work during the day.

Adore the outfit and the blue staircase. :)

Savannah said...

I'm in love with the first picture. The whole thing is flawless. I love those shades.

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Chandra said...

I soooo have a similar skirt! You've just reminded me to yank it out of the archives! Agh! And that shirt dress and leather/tool clutch! You're one amazing thrifting Goddess!

Chandra
@ShiftC
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