2011-03-09

The Grump

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Bomber? Cost Blanca
Vest? Talie, Winners
Sequin sweater? Thrifted
Jeans? Gap
Boots? Winners
Collar? Given by a friend's grandmother
Bag? Roots

This last weekend when I got the call at 2 a.m. to go snow clearing, I muttered many bad words under my breath. I knew the call was coming; The Weather Network got it right this time, but I was living in denial. Last week I exposed a little glimpse of feet to Mr. Golden Sun, the snow all melted and I got pretty excited. That night when I went to bed at 11:30 p.m. it was pouring rain and then when I got the call at 2 a.m. there was enough snow to plow. Curses... I admit I was grumpy.

I like to think that most of the time I am a pretty even keeled but there are those (occasional?) moments when the grumpiness arrives and it's all encompassing. The funny thing is that when The Grump sets in, I want to laugh at myself for being completely unreasonable but I can't manage a laugh until the mood lifts. For the sake of others I try to sequester myself until The Grump is over. It's better that way. If you are around I might just get mad at you for smiling ... or for breathing.

And so, waking up that morning to the return of winter did put me in a mood but I just got into my truck and let the soothing melodies of Britney work their magic. And you know what winter? I might be sick of you but I still got some tricks up my layered sleeves. You won't put me in a style rut. You might make my company unbearable but I will be looking stylish in my self imposed solitary confinement.

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41 comments :

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

oh man, i felt like that too when it started snowing here the other day. all i want is warmth and sunshine to thaw my grinchy winter heart. no more snow!! begone, winter! scat, shoo, scram!!

J'Anns Boutique said...

I cannot get enough of those boots. Was at winners this weekend and no luck :-(


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GIRL AND CLOSET said...

oh my goodness, this is an amazing outfit, amazing like I WANT, I WANT it. Your layers are fab, details on the boots + the sequin (lovely), plus the fur collar -rocks big! As for being grouchy? I am thinking you had every right to be, ouch up at 2 am! At that hour ...I might possibly be inventing bad new words! xx veronika

Santina said...

Dear The Grump,

What have you done with Jentine? Did she return after the snow was plowed? Well, don't tell her, but I really like your style. Those boots rock!

Nice to meet you,

Santina

GoodFrameofMind said...

These pictures rock, like really, really, rock! Fabulous.

I know how you feel, everytime I think we're done with the snow it starts again. Peace out winter!

The Suburb Experiment said...

I also get The Grumps when I have to be to work by 2am. Then my husband dares to make me laugh at what a ridiculous person I'm being, and then I get mad at him for making me laugh.

I am very jealous of your thrifted sequins. And your boots. Aaaand your collar.

Jenn

Jodi said...

ohhh I know what you mean. I am in Victoria and its just not supposed to snow there.. I mean come on.. how annoying!! this La Nina is totally irritating.. and who the h*ll said climate change doesnt exist???? urgh

briannelee said...

I am grumpy too. This winter needs to end!!!!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

When I'm in a grumpy mood, I usually wear all black and look frumpy (heh, rhyming). You look like a rockstar! Way to not let the weather spoil your style.

Sal said...

I am downright depressed about this endless winter. As evidenced by unchecked shopping and eating. Oy.

Love these drapey layers. Hope the grump clears up soon.

Emily said...

There is literally nothing worse than a false start spring.

The other day it started raining again while I was at the park and I managed to get in a fight with my dog. No like really, I was mad at him and gave him the silent treatment.

When I got home Ben was finally able to break my ridiculousness with the single line, "You know you're fighting with your dog..."

Renee said...

aww, i hate those grumpy days!! on the other hand, this outfit simply HAS to make you smile. it's gorgeous! i wore a very similar collar this week, but i wish i could have seen this outfit for some inspiration first!!

wardrobeexperience said...

amazing fur collar ...

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Marie a la Mode said...

I absolutely love that first shot of you! You look very chic in this outfit. Where do you live in Canada? I live in Edmonton and I swear the snow will never melt! It feels like January still. Which makes ME grumpy!

FutureLint said...

I feel like that sweater and sunglasses combo would be the perfect one-two punch to knock out the grump. Luckily I work with small kids so they usually cheer me up when I'm crabby!

Julia said...

Sigh, I know exactly how you feel -- winter sort have an unrelenting grip on these parts as well. But I admire your fightin' spirit! And those shades, which look amaaaazing on you.

Carie said...

I am in love with your sunglasses. This outfit is amazing. Love the collar of your bomber.

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Kate said...

You might be grumpy, but with that outfit you are damn hot, even though the weather is freezing.

Between Laundry Days said...

Holy shit. You look effing incredible. This might be the best outfit you've EVER worn. It's so effing good. Going STRAIGHT into the inspiration folder (a.k.a. my desktop background).

Also, I can be the biggest damn grump that there ever was. Once it sets in, it takes an army of niceness (and by niceness I mean television) to get me out of it.

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

I too am entirely sick of this wintry shit! But you look ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS so I'm actually kind of glad it's snowing and cold still so you could put together this lovely little look and inspire me! <3

Lauren @The Little Things We Do.... said...

i like the layering in this ensemble. you're reinspiring me...the winter weather here in portland has definitely put a kink in my style, and we haven't even had any snow! gosh...i'm such a whiner.

Caro said...

I'm over winter! On another note, I am in love with those boots. What is this Winners store? Is it just heaven? That top is fabulous and cheers to your friend's grandmother for giving you that collar! Love the look.
--Caro
http://nofindersfee.wordpress.com

Dylana Suarez said...

Beautiful layering!

xoxo,

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Rachel said...

Britney solves all problems :)

Terri said...

Yes, to the yellow lenses!

Living Foxy said...

Super cute outfit! I absolutely love your blog. Thanks for the inspiration.

Audrey
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Beth of B. Jones Style said...

You make the snow look like the hottest beach scene in those shades! LOVE!!

Allison said...

Oh I am so over this winter. Enough already! Gotta love winters in Ontario. Anywho - you look terrific. Take that winter!!

Jenny said...

What gap jeans are those? I bought a pair of forever skinny and they completely sucked... they stretched out so badly.

Castle Fashion said...

I love the layers in this outfits and the sunnies; they're so badass.

So happy I just found your blog :D Now excuse me while I stalk all your old posts haha

Yasmeen
Castle Fashion

Mallory said...

Love the yellow

A.Co said...

Oh man, the winter does that to me too. Rain is SO exciting, especially in March or even February... but when you wake up to freshly fallen snow, it's like a kick in the teeth. F-ing brutal.

I looooove the collar - what a nice gift and it looks siiiiiick with the jacket buddddddddyyyyy. How do you make it stay put? Did you attach it? Tell me the truth...

Anonymous said...

Just saw you on Kendi Everyday’s blog - so cool!

Brittney said...

i'm the same way -- solitary confinement or nothing when i've decided to let myself be grumpy. you absolutely have some tricks up your layered sleeves. you look awesome, winter or no.
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com (my daily outfit blog)

Christen said...

Asymmetrical layering was the only stylish solution I found to drab winter dressing this year. I love this look! It sort of reminds me of a look I just posted on my blog a couple of weeks ago. You look so glamorous and we are all allowed to get grumpy when winter makes its comeback.

Christen said...

Asymmetrical layering was the only stylish solution I found to drab winter dressing this year. I love this look! It sort of reminds me of a look I just posted on my blog a couple of weeks ago. You look so glamorous and we are all allowed to get grumpy when winter makes its comeback.

jessie said...

i actually think you're quite cute when you're grumpy. oh, gawd, there i go again getting all girl crushy with you... (no apologies) MISS YOU!

Cubicle Chic said...

Killer shades! They make you look definitely not grumpy! :)

ClosetConfections said...

That fur collar is fab, and the perfect finishing touch to this outfit!

Kendra
Closet Confections - A Personal Style Blog

Phoebe said...

Love this outfit! Love the sunglasses, the boots, the wind tousled hair.. and yes, even the attitude. :)

Eyeliah said...

lovely layering with the grey sweater.