2011-04-05

Copycat

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Dress? Handmade and thrifted Jacket? French Connection and dip dyed Shoes? Jeffrey Campbell (bought with a giftcard I won from LuLu's) Clutch? Old Navy, thrifted Bangles? thrifted Earrings? F21

This weekend, magic was happening in my kitchen. We had friends over and I whipped up some home made pizzas, including my famous sweet potato and brie pizza. I say famous but that might be a stretch; it's just really good and I make it whenever people I like come over. Beside my assembly line of delicious pizzas, I had my denim jacket arranged on the counter with the sleeves carefully folded in yogurt tubs of bleach. And then beside the denim jacket, was the laptop... playing YouTube clips of Charlie Sheen (I blame Matt for this). I told you... magic?

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I 100% took the idea of bleaching out the sleeves of a denim jacket from Jessie of The Concrete Catwalk. I had been following her blog for a while already but then I met her in Texas last month and she is as sweet as she looks. Sweet and smart and really driven... Being around her was a little kick in the butt to stop being content with just making sarcastic comments at the television and to start making things happen. You know, like... big things. If I were cool, I would have put her look on pininterest (thanks for explaining it to me La Petite Josette) but we all know I don't participate in trends like that until they are so last year. I tweeted about it though. Have you heard of this thing called Twitter? It's crazy... You should follow me. I shared my dream about Justin Beiber on it today...

55 comments :

Felicity said...

I love the jean jacket + bleached cuffs look! I might have to pick up a thrifted jacket to try this with. Now I have a project to look forward to!

Lissy said...

Love the outfit especially the contrasting prints of the dress and bag. I am so envious of how great you are at thrift/consignment/vintage shopping. You have such a wonderful sense of style.

Lissy
www.agirlinboston.com

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Love your bleached cuffs. And that dress is so, so amazing. I adore this look. The bag is the perfect finishing touch.

U U N A said...

OK that seriously is such a cool idea.
Copycat 2.0 here I come!

Hey There Carole! said...

I'm ready to be a copy cat too. Your outfit is fantastic... the shoes and dress are awesome on their own but with the jacket... Yep, I'm ready to copy you.

Martina Lynne :: The Life Academic said...

I'm going to take it upon myself to sum up the rest of the comments and my own sentiments about this ensemble: oh my goodness, the dress. So fantastic! Especially with the shoes and the clutch... Now please excuse me while I rustle up a jean jacket for my own copy.

archives said...

i loved the dip dye job on jessie, you did an awesome job!

Allison said...

Wow what a great idea! I love it! Those red platforms look great too. I wish I could wear heels like that and not die!

thatdamngreendress said...

This look is the best...ever! I love your dress, with the bag and shoes and sweet denim jacket...

(hmmm...my word verification: WANTS. yes, indeed)

Full Figured Diva said...

You have a wonderful sense of style! Love the bleached cuffs! You look AMAZING!

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Nadine said...

You are the World Queen of Juxtaposition. Others may try, but no-one puts unexpected combos together the way you do.

GoodFrameofMind said...

You did such a great job, I love it against the dark denim :)

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I just love the dress, bag and jacket and your photo styling is wonderful...great job!!

Someone said...

Kickass dress!!

But I has a question...how's about that pizza recipe?? Sweet potato and brie?? Holy yumminess, PLEEZ do tell.

See...my husband is so wonderful, but he doesn't like brie and I'm like WTF SIR?? He loves pizza (and has been known to make it himself), so I wonder if your version could convert him? Like...do you use tomato sauce or no? :)

megannielsen said...

I LOVE this. LOVE. this outfit is perfection and you did such an amazing job with that jacket, i'm really really tempted to do the same thing with a spare one i have lying around. And those shoes? wow. They suit you so well!

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

I am having serious dress lust and a hankering for brie. Thanks for making my night, Jentine!

amanda said...

ok, so first off, you know those shoes were c/o. don't play with us :) and second, man you did an awesome job with that jacket!!!! it looks so great! i really need to do it. it's that cool.

RETRO REVA said...

tHIS OUTFIT IS AM A-A-A-A-A ZING !
XxX
REVA

rlutz said...

sweet potato and brie pizza sounds great...That dress is amazing, especially with those killer heels...love what you did with your jacket!

From Suns To Moons said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who's behind on technology. Phew!

Sara said...

I've been itching to try dip-dying (dip-bleaching?) some of my clothes... that jacket turned out great!

Your dress in the first pictures is also a.ma.zing.

Jahn 'n Style said...

love all the colors in your outfit! and you look fabulous!!!

Morgan and Lua said...

Where are you going in fantabulous outfits like this. Thats what I'd like to know.
AMAZEBALLS
Your feminine energy is going to blow my manly jeans and tshirt approach out of the water when we meet. IN. REAL. LIFE.

Speaking of. How tall are you I need to buy my stilts, I mean heels accordingly.

www.morganandlua.blogspot.com

CC said...

Love the outfit! A gorgeous dress and jean jacket are the best pairing ever! On the other hand, not so sure about the pizza. Hmmm. Sweet potato and brie? Anything else?

suzanne said...

i love everything about this outfit, especially the dress. it's so summery and the colors are absolutely divine.

are the shoes comfy? they look like it! they will look great with pretty much everything all summer long!

have a great day!

-suzanne
awkwardly chic

myedit said...

Amanda- tsk, tsk... not courtesy of. I haven't dipped my toes in that pool yet. I got the gift card for travelling the furthest to go to the Texas for the conference. It made the price of the flights worth it... or not. Those were worth it by meeting you!

Morgan- I am tall. Get ready. 5'11. But I like short ladies (like Amanda) as they snuggle well.


@Someone and anyone else who cares... prob too lazy to do a food post but I use naan bread, a little alfredo sauce, oven roast some sweet potato (sliced), red onion and garlic.. toss those on the naan with brie and some bacon. Bam. Kitchen genius. If only for a moment.

WendyB said...

That dress is stunning!

Dylana Suarez said...

The print on your dress is fantastic!


xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

Terri said...

I've just recently started following Jessie too! I really like the green diagonal on your dress and that pizza you made sounds delicious. I want the recipe!

Jo said...

The dress and shoes are gorgeous, and the two of them together is beautiful! I love the look!

x
www.lostinthehaze.com

Hooked on Shoes said...

That dress is DA BOMBBB!!

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Your dress and jacket are INSANE!!!!
xxx

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com

briannelee said...

Great idea!!!!

I think you are the coolest ;)

Kasmira said...

Can I copycat your copycat? Or maybe I'll try it on another bit of clothing so I'm not SO copycat.

Jilliebeanie said...

GREAT idea! And thanks for the introduction to The Concrete Catwalk - fab style!

those tricks said...

How interesting.
What a great idea.
You could pair that jacket up with some white jeans for a full 90s denim look!

Love at First Shoe said...

That dress and those shoes are amazing!!!!!

grace said...

That dress is awesome. I love the juxtaposition with the bag.

kelsey said...

You are so funny. I'm so glad I got to meet you (and Matt!) so I can envision your accent as I read this. :)

I love the jacket! Your dye job looks great. I wish I still had mine! I think I gave it to Goodwill a while back... :(

Natalya's Closet said...

Such a pretty, happy outfit! Love it! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Chelsea's Girl said...

Adorable combo!! Love the outfit. The printed dress and clutch +the red shoes look amazing!

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Ruby Girl said...

hey girl! found you through "clyde's rebirth". LOVE your taste--- def a new follower. the rope belt in this outfit is FANTASTIC. you look great. <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

Krust said...

This dress is gorgeous. And I love the bleached cuffs on the denim jacket!!! This whole look is really great.

Elaine said...

Love it. You look hot.

KT said...

Dresses and denim jackets are some of my favorite combinations to play around with in the spring time. It just needs to get a few degrees warmer here and there will be no stopping me. Love the bleached arms here. They look great and give the whole look a little extra something. Too cute! - Katy

Santina said...

I love the bleached cuffs on the denim jacket - well done! Unless you count the bleach used on my head, I haven't had much experience with it, but this makes me want to bleach everything I own!

Bre said...

Sweet potato and brie pizza?!?!? Recipe please.
Such a cute dress and good idea on the copy cat thing.
Cheers,
Bre

The Elegant Bohemian said...

I ADORE that dress!! Soooo feminine and you wear it lovely! ~Serene

Juanette said...

bleached cuffs = AWESOME! I'm gonna be a copycat too! I love that dress and those heels makes me wish you lived closer :(

sartoriography said...

You are killing me in this outfit. Those shoes are perfect with the dress and all the patterns and colors make me le happiest. Also, I agree that Jessie is cool. I'm glad you copied her. You make quite a good combo! If you copied me you'd be yourself, but never making serious faces. I say stick w Jessie. :)

ChiccaStyle said...

Love the entire outfit, especially the shoes!!!You look great!
http://chiccastyle.blogspot.com/

Yasemin said...

STUNNING.

wardrobeexperience said...

awesome!!!! this dress is so beautiful and you put this outfit so well together.

http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

Anna said...

That dress is absolutely stunning!!

Atif said...

I really like jean jacket and these pictures are lovely.....


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