2011-01-12

Stare

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Mustard shirt? Gap
Sweater? Dex, thrifted
Belt? Roots, thrifted
Jeans? Gap
Boots? Kenneth Cole, Winners
Jacket? Good hand-me down from a friend




Dear Mustard,

Lately I have been digging you. You did to an outfit what you have been doing to sandwiches for years... Thank you for providing some much needed kick!
XO
Jentine

And in addition to the mustard loving, my new floppy hat is pretty close to receiving carefully penned love letters as well! The hat does present a little bit of a dilemma though... I have to walk with my head lowered because if the brim catches the wind, it's gone. Under the mystery of the low set brim (I am pretty mysterious... I admit), I can only see 5 feet ahead of me.

Nearly walking into a pole was embarrassing.

Not being able to stare at people was depressing.

My whole life I've been a stare-much.
I love people watching... what are they wearing, eating, doing?... Some say nosy, I say aware. I used to cause my older brothers a lot of grief because I would always openly gape at people. I hadn't really learned the talent of glancing inconspicuously yet... I didn't want to be a shame to my family, so I would work hard to avoid prolonged looks but anytime some hair sprayed bangs and blue eyeshadow walked by, I would stare in amazement. Now that was real glamour! I couldn't wait to be a teenager.


Sadly, by the time I was 13 years old, blue eyeshadow and crunchy bangs were out... the new era of glamour was ushered in with happy face t-shirts and skater shoes. And I kept staring...

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42 comments :

From Suns To Moons said...

Hair sprayed bangs and blue eyeshadow lol! You were a classy kid, weren't you? Love the mustard, btw.

Between Laundry Days said...

Oh gawd, I'm the biggest starer. I don't think I ever truly got the hang of the inconspicuous glance. I'm a balls-out ogler, on my good days.

Oh, and mustard? LOVING it. Can't get enough.

amanda said...

nice! and so is that mustard shirt. totally into that.

Sarah said...

ha ha you say to mustard what I have been longing to say all winter. I'm a total people watcher too....I even watch the people watchers so look out.

Gracey said...

I am a mustard lover (both on sandwiches and in outfits) and I think you look gorgeous in this. Love, love, love.

anne charlotte said...

wheres the hat from? i love it, and the mustard. it looks great! i stare too, i was made for paris cafes.

Katie W... said...

My mom gets on me about staring all the time. I think that, coupled with my inability to control my facial expressions is the real problem... Oh well!

I love the mustardy layers :)

joelle van dyne said...

haha i have a staring problem too! i don't realize i'm doing it until someone is giving me a mean look for it. oh well, it isn't on purpose! i love this whole outfit- the golden colored blouse is amazing.

RoseH said...

Love the mustard! Looks so good on you!
I like to stare too. But I've more prone to stare into peoples houses. Not to watch people but to see how they decorate, what furniture they have, etc. Love walking the dog at dusk before everyone closes the blinds and curtains for the night :))

The Elegant Bohemian said...

LOL I have a vintage blouse this color of mustard and I just fell in love with it. Absolutely brilliant the way you styled the two shirts together!!! Humbled by your fierce styling prowESS! ~Serene

Katie Aman said...

haha! Your posts always make me smile :) We prefer the term "creeper" in my neck of the woods-and I definitely am one :)
Love the outfit! Beautiful :)

Ang said...

Love that hat! Where is it from? Those boots are devine as well!

Lauren said...

Love your ode to your mustard shirt - it is beautiful!

I don't think I ever mastered the inconspicuous glance either. Nor the quiet-talk, whisper, mouthing words across a room, lip-reading - if a person doesn't shout it I have no clue as to what they are trying to communicate to me...

amber said...

i love your layers, ESPECIALLY the mustard :)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Oh, yeah. I was inconspicuously staring at a woman on my flight to Boston while she practically gave herself a facial and makeover.

I dig the mustard and the hat.

Simply Bubblelicious said...

These days I can not get enough of mustards and yellow! Great outfit.

Carla
http://wwwsimplybubblelicious.blogspot.com/

Brittany D'Lynne said...

What a great idea! I love the blouse layered over the white button up! So cute!

Shannon said...

I'm definitely a starer too haha...fortunately my eyes are really small so people don't really notice all that much.

Terri said...

Yes, the mustard blouse! And yes, to mustard on dark rye bread!

Mentioned you in my blog post today.

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

Girl, you definitely cut the mustard in that outfit. Oh yeah. I went there.

shealennon said...

I love to people-watch too, but sometimes I'm in my head so much I don't realize I'm staring. Whoops! Anyway, I've been loving mustard lately too.

Anjela said...

LOVE this outfit!All of it--awesome!

myedit said...

Oops... the hat? It's from end of season sales at Banana Republic.

Ashley McConnell said...

that color was made for you

x

20 York Street said...

I'm bad at staring at people's food at restaurants! Especially if theirs look at more delicious and expensive than mine!

Plus, it's so much easier to order this way: I'll have what she's having and a side of what he's eating!

Stay Happy and Positive!

besos,

ML


20 YORK STREET

Jessica said...

For all the issues it presents, I love the hat on you anyway. Anytime you can work a hat into an outfit, I say do it!

CessOviedo said...

Love the way mustard top pops out from the rest of the outfit! ... From "people watcher" to another, I'd totally stare at you, but for all the right reasons, great hat :P

http://blog.cessoviedo.com

thatdamngreendress said...

dangit! I had that blouse in my hands for $7 a couple of days ago, but I reasoned that I had too many mustard tops and that I would have to take it in anyway...silly me (I did casually walk back over a few minutes later and it was already gone, so someone out there is very happy with themselves!)
I like the way you've layered it...

theputtogethergirl said...

OMG I totally suffer from staring at people too! I get into so much trouble for it--I've even been flipped off by a stranger at the movie theater. In my world, staring is dangerous, so maybe I should borrow your hat! :-)

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

The boots.
They are perfection.

Alessandra said...

I love mustard (to eat), but have never had the courage to wear. You just made me want to try. Badly.
This outfit is gorgeous on you, from head to toe!

Fancy Pants said...

YES! Mustard is the isht for me right now too. Digging the layered a white button up UNDER the mustard blouse. So very unexpected! (I'm almost 30 and still gape at people...openmouthed)

Santina said...

I love how you layered the shirts in this look. This is such an unexpected mix of neutrals - gorgeous!

Santina
http://stylebysantina.blogspot.com/

Kansas Couture said...

Mustard + ruffles = best shirt ever! Those boots are pretty darn awesome, too.

Trends by sevi said...

Very nice outfit, colours are very harmonic.

MONKEYFACE said...

I spent an extra long time looking at your photos today and I think it's because I took your post title as an instruction. Needless to say I'M WITH YOU. And I love the shape of this ensemble!

Kiki said...

I love that mustard color..it seems to be so in season right now, which is great, because winter definitely needs some brightening up. Also those boots are just beautiful! I love all the buckles on the side, they are just so fun :)
-kiki

anewoutfitaday.blogspot.com

Kyla said...

You are too cute and I LOVE your new hat and mustard, but really, is that any surprise? Also...
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!! Is it true? Do my eyes tell me the truth? Are you really coming to Austin?!?!?!?! AHHHH!!!

my name is lauren. said...

i'm a total starer too!

and now i have the perfect excuse....my internship with portland street style blog urban weeds. when we go out scouting for street style i can stare with reckless abandon under the guise of street style. it's beautiful!

you look lovely!

xo
Lauren

katy said...

i completely obsessed with this outft...

Chandra said...

Loving this blouse and how you wore it. I think I have a picture of it on my blog. I bought it at Gap a few weeks ago for $5.

Chandra
@ShiftC
http://www.momomod.com

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