2011-02-08

Participation

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Jacket? Ralph Lauren, thrifted
Shirt, pants and socks? Gap
Belt? Thrifted
Boots? Charles David, thrifted
Bag? Roots, thrifted

Last week Katy from Modly Chic started some discussion via FBFF about blogging participation. I participated as I do every week... mentally. It's not that I don't want to share and join in fashion blogging activities but as I already have problems even getting my Thrift Thursday posts up on a Thursday, I am hesitant to commit to anything with a set schedule (... in blogging... I do show up on time at work). The heart is willing but the body is not able... heck yes, I just wrote that.

I knew, however, there was no getting out of this edition of Everybody, Everywear, so I put on my best blazer and worked it out. I joined, not out of a sense of community but out of a sense of fear. A while back, I told Linda from The Auspicious Life a harmless little landscaping tale and she, in turn, made it sound like a felony. And now, I am doing all I can to stay on Linda's good side... I send her gushy tweets, I wear a blazer on her schedule and I'm even thinking of sending her one of most precious... Which cat would you like, Linda?

I am actually quite glad that Linda and Liz urged us to bust out a blazer today. Any day I get to wear elbow patches is a good day and I love how the blazer looks with the mustard top and the purple jeans. What I didn't love was almost ending up in the ditch along a country road while taking these pictures. But all is well that ends well... whoa... two over-used phrases in one post. I need to stop blogging and watch some television.

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And yes, I am posing by a pile of manure... Another glamourous day.

61 comments :

A-Dubs said...

Oh my tits, you are exquisite! Also, how excited am I that I'm the first to comment? That, like, NEVER happens to me when I visit your awesome blog.

amanda said...

i've never met an elbow patch i didn't love. and the ones on this blazer do not disappoint. and you can wear mustard unlike ANYONE I KNOW (or kinda know via the internets but will meet irl NEXT MONTH) (so sorry i keep yelling at you :)

Terri said...

while the blazer is beautiful, it's the mustard ruffles that catch my eye. Now, what's that landscaping story. Inquiring minds want to know.

Hayley said...

love this outfit. that color tank is adorable!

Jessica Jenkins said...

I did the blazer thing too and if I'm honest, I reached for my mustard top as well. It's mustard colored not actually... well you get it. I decided against it, but you pulled it off my friend!

Sophie said...

Beautiful outfit. The colours are divine!

LIZ said...

That mustard shirt is just so pretty. Love the feminine detail and the whole color palette you created Jentine. And I'm also really glad a fear of Linda {she's harmless I pinky promise} led you to participate in EBEW because this is hands down one of my favorite looks.

Between Laundry Days said...

Yeah, this is just about the BEST EFFING THING EVER. I love the colors.

A.Co said...

Hahahahaha the manure is awesome, 'another glamourous day' - so witty, ugh, makes me sick ;)

Loving the blouse - pretty ruffles.

OKAY! So, I can't access your blog at work (among MANY other blogs) and evenings have been so busy lately and I've missed SEVERAL posts - now since you're not likely going to go back and re-LOOK at your comments, I just have to say, the 'SNOW MORE' post?! Ummmm AMAZING. The last picture of you (you know, the one you couldn't crop out the 'riff raff' -lol, btw-) is awesome, and ridiculously hilarious - well done Yen. But mainly, the entire post rocks - it's like you're in Antartica. Riiiiight.

Lastly, I was in Burlington on the weekend (Uncle's bday) and while on the 401 I saw the sign for Hamilton (45km's away) and gave a silent 'hi Yen' - was totally thinkin' about cha. Ha.
...hope that's not creeeeeeepy :S

;)

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Eleanor ~ Shopping The Closet said...

Blogging definitely takes a back seat in my life to, well, my real life.
Sometimes I even comment in my head to a blogger but never seem to actually type it out....
Wait, am I really typing this to you or just thinking it????

P.S. If I am really typing this I wanted to say I love that blazer!

Sofia said...

Gorgeous. What a lovely blouse.

AsianCajuns (Cath) said...

What a beautiful outfit - even by a pile of manure. I love that blouse. I know Gap isn't as popular as JCrew and Madewell these days, but I still love almost everything they make.

And I'm with you on the blogging front. Blogging on a schedule is hard work!

Gracey said...

Mustard and purple? Brilliant. And those boots are fan-frickin-tastic.

Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous said...

You don't know how much it heartens me to know I'm not the only one who sometimes ends up taking her photos by poop. Bless you.

rlutz said...

So chic! Love that blouse and blazer!

liz said...

I didn't realize the pants were purple, that makes this outfit over-the-top spectacular!

Charlotte said...

Love the mustard and plum! I need more colorful pants in my closet.

silvergirl said...

I so love your color combo here and the patches on the blazer are a bonus
I want those shoes

WendyB said...

I looooove this color combo. And the pile of poop, of course.

Lo said...

ohhhh, i love this warm take on the classic blazer. i'm especially loving the boots and the sock pairing.

Colleen said...

Hahaha, Linda intimidated me to post my blazer pic today too! We live in the same city so she can guilt me in person. Really, she's wonderful and I like to support her EBEW agenda -- and blazers are awesome!! -Colleen

laura said...

i am in ♥ with this outfit. it may be the blouse with its flirty ruffles. it may be the socks peeking out of those boots. it may be the satchel calling my attention. it just may be that blazer that i know i can never pull off.

megannielsen said...

hehe you are so adorable!! I love this outfit - and i kind of wish i had a picture of you falling in a country ditch... i bet you'd still look cute :)

Destined For Now said...

That blouse is...perfect! The color is amazing.

Savannah said...

I'm over the moon for every aspect of this. You won best blazer award today for sure. And the mustard blouse!!! To die for....and the necklace. I better stop. I just love this outfit.

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Natasha said...

Am I seeing a mix of Professer Plum and Colonel Mustard in your outfit? I Love it!

I'm quite loving the concept of EBEW as well...it's fun to see how different everyones take is on different pieces.

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daisymay aka Chantele said...

wow what an amazing look. the colour really suits you and the items are beautiful

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Lady K said...

love your pics. love your style as always. but I'm left wondering what the difference is between a shirt and a blouse -- shirt, pants and blouse (Gap)

Anja said...

That mustard top is so pretty and in combination with the blazer, amazing!!!
I also adore the boots you have been wearing!! I am on the lookout for something similiar!!

Footrwear said...

I gonna buy that footwear;)

wardrobeexperience said...

lovely blouse.

can't wait to see the pink mid-length skirt on you!

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Half Dressed said...

Gorgeous blazer I love the colours against the mustard blouse!!

L x

briannelee said...

Love the outfit Jentine!

I have been a bad blogger lately. I def cannot commit to any sort of blogging schedule either.

Brittany D'Lynne said...

Mustard and plum! You're like a walking Clue game...if every clue character was as stylish as Ms. Scarlet, of course.

Lovely lovely lovely!

Santina said...

Love that blazer - so much more fun than the standard black variety! The rich colors are divine. You look gorgeous next to that manure, lady! WORK. IT.

Ana - Better in Sepia said...

Wow, this is one of my favorite outfits of yours! I LOVE mustard so you won me over with that, but that blazer is AMAZING. I've never seen anything like it!

myedit said...

Megan- I didn't fall in the ditch, the truck nearly got stuck. And then we would have had to call Matt's work to get pulled out and it would have been a super embarrassing story... or just a mystery.
Lady K- oops... I meant, shirt and socks... I had a little blogger blooper and erased my entire post so this one was written a bit too quickly and in a state of frustration...

Kayla said...

I adore that blazer! I am so jealous. All of my local thrifting stores seem to only carry blazers for shorter women. This however is the perfect pattern and length! Great find!

Futurelint said...

Elbow patches make everything better! I love your blazer! This was my first time doing the EBEW thing too and it was fun! I think I would die if I found those boots in a thrift store!

Lila said...

Yeah, but you make that pile of manure SPARKLE.

For serious, this is the golden glowiest outfit ever. I love it. Its all proper English countryside, a little disheveled, absolutely perfect.

Recipe of the Month! said...

i actually grew up around horses so i find the smell of manure very comforting and homey....strange, yes. But hey, we all have our things

Renee said...

wowww i want to take your blazer and run away with it!! great outfit!

Fashion Therapist said...

I hear you! There are so many things that I would love to actively participate in, but doing daily posts is even a challenge. LOVE this outfit...I mean I love all your outfits. There really isn't one that I've seen that I don't adore.

The Tights that Bind said...

This is such a great contrast of colors. I love how instead of just focusing on the mustard and purple, you instead coordinated most of the pieces around the mustard, mixing in olives, tans, and browns, and then let the purple be a great pop of contrast. So well done!

Anna
www.thetightsthatbind.blogspot.com

Mrs. J said...

Ooooh, complementary colors in one outfit! I love it especially those purple pants! I must have missed this outfit yesterday, but I'm happy I google reader to catch me up! Love Love this outfit!!

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

That blazer is all sorts of fantastic - I love the plaid and the elbow patches and the perfect fit. I love that you paired structure with drape and blousiness. Gorgeous look!

Sara K.S. Hanks said...

Bah, I just LOVE this. More than words can say. That bag is fabulous, and I adore the mustard color paired with that blazer. Just fabulous.

In other news, I gave you an award over on my blog today (http://skrush.blogspot.com/2011/02/accepting-my-award-aka-procrastination.html). I know it might not be your thing to play along, but I thought you should at least know and have the option. If nothing else, it means that I really enjoy your blog and look forward to every new post. Keep being awesome.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Holy shit! I love the outfit so much that I didn't even notice the manure!

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lemon leaf said...

Love this post! Your boots are amazing!!!!

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Emily said...

I love that you are posing beside manure. is that weird? I need to steal those boots... However I'm pretty sure you are NOT a size 6. bummer. I could wear a few pairs of wool socks?
p.s. elbow patches always remind me of a simpsons episode where homer is a teacher and he cut out elbow holes from one jacket to sew them onto another one... to have elbow patches. I used to have a corduroy blazer with elbow patches... did i get rid of it? hmmm i guess i did.

Nadine said...

I really like this so much. <3

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

I love this look, a perfect combination of colours and textures.

Nicole said...

In love with this ENTIRE outfit! I've been trying to figure out the chunky socks over leggings/skinny jeans look, and you got it perfectly :)

~Nicole
http://employedpanache.blogspot.com

theresa said...

love this outfit and the colors!!

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Eyeliah said...

This outfit is droolworthy, I'm not sure if it's the blouse or the socks that is sending me over LOVE!

Kate said...

It appears I'm a little behind in your posts - I'm not sure how this happened but I'm starting with where I left off last visit! What is that, 4 posts behind? Shameful. ANYWAY, what I really wanted to say is that I'm quite smitten with this blouse! So pretty! The ruffle is epic & the color makes me jealous, because I can't pull it off.

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