2011-03-22

Guns, Kardashians and Sophistication

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Jumpsuit? Zara
Purse? Thrifted
Shoes? Zara
Necklace? Banana Republic
Gun sign? c/o Texas


For years I thought that jumpsuits were better left to the Kardashian sisters... turns out they are best left on Zara clearance racks. Left there just long enough that the price warrants a second look and then curiosity got the better of me and I decided to try them on. At that point I did something I have never done before and I did the whole 'send a pic to your friend to ask for her validation' thing... And she first textually reprimanded me for my occasionally excessive shopping (ok, she may be on to something there) and then told me that the jumpsuit was good and I had to get it. I aim to please...

This was what I wore when Kendi and I raided the local thrift stores down in Texas. At the animal shelter thrift store, the one sweet lady told us that she comes in for her volunteer shift early just so she can hang with the resident cats and later, she told Kendi privately that I was sophisticated. It's too bad that Kendi didn't tell me this compliment until after had we left... a fellow cat lady who flatters would have made a good friend. I'm sure if I had messaged her the changeroom picture of the jumpsuit, she would have skipped the reprimand and headed right for flattery.

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It appears I am using cheap tricks to lure you in... This may be the world's worst gif but it made me laugh... and it kind of makes me dizzy when I look at it too long. Not that I spend too long looking at my own gif... aaaannnnddd... I'll just stop now...

45 comments :

archives said...

that is most certainly the best backdrop ever! on our trip back we passed a shop called "Cheap as dirt GUNS". Only in Texas...

The jumpsuit is a win for sure, my friend! Its one of those garments that is only flattering on select figures (ahem....mine is not one of them), and you are rockin it! Quite jealous of the fringe purse, too!

Charee Lenee' said...

Love it!!! You look FAB in this jumpsuit. I love my jumpsuits...well 2nd to my skinny cargos! LOL And I love the last photo...cool!! LOL LOL

Morgan and Lua said...

WOahhh check out that soft focus in the first photo.

You are so sophisticated it's off the charts.

Emily said...

You know I never thought I'd hear the word Kardashian and sophistication in the same sentence but for this post and this outfit both work.

FutureLint said...

I love how the dangly necklace and fancy bag look with the jumpsuit! Sophisticated indeed!

GoodFrameofMind said...

I love all things Kardashian, and you fit right in. Love the gun show.

amanda said...

hey can you tell me how to get to the gun show?? i'm always game for a good jumpsuit. and this ones as sophisticated as they come.

Gracey said...

Oh, that purse is just amazing!!!

kelsey said...

oh, i love this jumpsuit on you! i've never tried one on, but am very intrigued by them. maybe when you're done you can mail it to me? ha! :)

drollgirl said...

love your look!

and that GUN sign/backdrop is FANFARKINGTASTIC!!!

Brittany D'Lynne said...

That jumpsuit DOES look amazing, and so sophisticated! No wonder the lady was so impressed with you!

http://www.dlynne16.blogspot.com

Anjela said...

Awesome jumpsuit! And lovely job at accessorizing (as usual)!
the background-brilliant (and very Texas, lol)

Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous said...

As long as you don't veer into the skintight denim jumpsuits made popular by the J-Lo of yore, we won't have a problem.

CessOviedo said...

It was due to the Kardashians that I first laid eyes on jumpsuits, and love them! They are so easy to wear and style, going for leopard shoes was awesome. love it!

<3 Cess O.
http://blog.cessoviedo.com

briannelee said...

Crazy cat ladies of the world unite!

I have also delved into the world of jumpsuits recently. I bought one for the honeymoon.

Between Laundry Days said...

GUNS. I keep trying to think of a comment about how utterly fabulous you look, and how supremely fantastic that purse is, but all I can say is...

GUNS.

GUNS

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

We take pride in our gun signs down here in Texas...they do make for great backdrops for the utterly sophisticated!!

Anonymous said...

"Guns" sign very Texas... lol

I live near Hamilton - and wondered where you found that building, until I read on... :)

Jodi said...

youre too funny!! love the guns sign... so Canadian alright!! just need some lucky beer!

Nadine said...

Ahh, beaded fringing . . . the best kind!

Anja said...

I love that jumpsuit on you. it is really pretty. I also used that texting a photo technique once or twice. It is damn helpful! Adore the shoes and that bag as well

Terri said...

Will the gun fit in that charming little purse? I'm still not down with jumpsuits...too much trouble in the ladies room.

Stella said...

Jumpsuits are awesome. I highly approve. I have two that I have yet to wear because I'm a chicken. Cluck cluck!

But seriously, one of them, I'm scared of wearing because I paid a whole .10 for it. And it's silk. And it's perfect and I'm scared I'll rip it by getting stuck on our gate. Because things like this have happened before. Weep.

I will show you the Valentino dress soon! I need to get back to blogging...

Michelle's Style File said...

Love the bag- cute shoes too!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Smokin hot.I'd pay for your gun show anyday. Zing!

Linda said...

HOW do you pull off the jumpsuit? If I gave you a hefty bag, would you look good in that too? Of course - you'd look, duh, winning.

MONKEYFACE said...

Can't believe you outdid the gun sign with that gif, but you did. It's in view for me as I type this comment in the popup window and I can't stop laughing.

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

haha... you're smokin' babe! :D
xxx

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

i just recently found your blog through kendi everyday, and i just had to comment b/c your style is SO amazingly awesome. gorgeous!

Recipe of the Month! said...

I'm a texas native! I hope the Lone Star State treated you well. They're one of a kind for sure and I sure do miss it! What city did you visit?

sartoriography said...

As Lisa already said, we had our own guns sign on our way home. "Cheap as Dirt Guns." I mean, really. How can you get any better than that? Oh, I know. You wear a romper and stand in front of the sign, then make a GIF. That's how.

Also, that purse is the awesome. I shall have it...MUHAHAHAHA!

Christen said...

You ARE sophisticated! And I am majorly loving that jumpsuit on you... So glad you got it!

Jen said...

Leopard-print shoes are the best! Love yours!

Here's a post on my blog of me in mine: http://www.youreverydaystylist.com/blog/?p=456

Meredith said...

i'm really glad to know Kim's butt hasn't quite taken over everything yet. it's getting there though, seems like. first Miami, then new york. scary. scary.
YOURS, MINE AND OURS

Anonymous said...

what happened to thrift thursdays?

Stephanie and Such said...

ahhhh i want that necklace!!! adorable.

xoxo
www.stephanieandsuch.blogspot.com

dotty said...

that jumpsuit is awesome! the kardashians aren't sophisticated enough for this fantasticness!

WendyB said...

Ha ha, love the reprimand/compliment pairing.

Kholá said...

Great bag! Love the beading detail. It was done so well back then. Another great find!

www.kholaskloset.blogspot.com

Huda said...

haha, jumpsuit and Kardashian sisters....never connected the two. I've never been jumpsuit kinda of a gal, but those ASOS style have won me over.

ps. I commented on Kendi's site about the 'sophisticated' comments. You have a sophisticated sense of style, but don't know about us Canadians as a whole.

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

love your hair! x hivennn p.s enter my giveaway?

MaybeThisDoor said...

My dear call me next time no reprimand, promise! You look great in this. I so had this moment the other day when trying on a romper shorts thingy.
Hope you plan on makin it to next years TxSCC. Looking forward to talking more to such a stylish cat lady.

Becky said...

Great blog! This is a good look on you. What color is your nail polish in this post??

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