2011-05-25

Real Estate

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Jacket? Thrifted Shorts? Gap (current... very comfy but not sure I am liking the denim sausageness of them...meh) Shoes? Frye, Winners Top? Larsen Grey, Winners Necklaces? longer one from The Last Hurrah, shorter one from Banana Republic Bag? Roots, thrifted


We went to go visit my university friend, Linda* and her husband, Paul this weekend. I took advantage of the fact that he is profesh and all and asked him to take some outfit pictures. We ended up just shooting them at the model homes in the area... you know, put your hand confidently on the railing and pretend you own it. I feared the awkward moment would arise when a sales person would come out of the home and ask if we needed any help. We decided if that happened, I would be the acting real estate agent for Linda, Paul and Matt (?). Smrt move, make the girl in the denim cut-offs and the yellow jacket be the real estate agent... very professional.


However, if I were a real estate agent and my 90's jacket was my biggest flaw, then I think we could overlook that. Our real estate agent last year was a peach but I have heard many horror stories. The best one yet was the representative who told my friend and her sister that they weren't fit to make any sound real estate decisions, as they were both pregnant. Part of me thinks that story is funny, part of me thinks that story is sad... and the rest of me wants to sell you a house while wearing a yellow jacket.

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*Yes, the Linda who made the Ride to Conquer Cancer necklaces... to all those who supported, a heartfelt thank you. And a kiss too.

30 comments :

Between Laundry Days said...

I totally used to sneak into model homes in high school. We'd have picnics. It was awesome. I may have to revisit my wayward ways and do outfit shots near them now, too. :)

Monique said...

Seriously...I drool over your entire wardrobe. Every time I see a new outfit I say, "By golly, she's done it again!"

Peace,
Monique
http://sofullsista.blogspot.com

PS - that includes shoes and accessories.

Fifth Sparrow said...

Still in love with those Frye shoes of yours! I would have loved it if my real estate agent was as stylish as you, mine got on my nerves very (very!) quickly, but I was too shy to fire him.

p.s please send in the railing photo to an ad agency, you could be the next Royal LePage happy home owner!!! AND THAT'S THE DREAM!

Nadine said...

I got the scrolldown surprise here - 'Jeans. No! SHORTS!' Heheh. :)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

you're a lot more well dressed than most of the frumpy-dump real estate agents my parents used back in the 90's...although one of them may have also had a yellow blazer (surely not your megawatt smile and rockin' heels, though).

Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous said...

I mis-read your shirt as being by "Gary Larson" instead of "Larsen Grey," and got suddenly all excited that the genius behind The Far Side was now making clothing...

I've never actually met a Realtor, but the ones on television do seem to rock the yellow blazers. So you've lived up to my media-based ideal; well done!

Morgan said...

you look awesome!

Stella said...

Confession time: I used to work in real estate. Word. Four years! Don't worry, I was very nice, even to the drunk guy who memorized my license plate and called me by that, instead of my name.

In other news, your blazer is awesome. But your shoes, why must you continue to torture me so with them?

CessOviedo said...

one word: LOVE! that blazer is amazing!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Dylana Suarez said...

Your blazer is amazing!


xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

Salazar said...

Love that blazer! And your necklace is fabulous.

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Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

I'm not really in the market for real estate right now...but you could sell me your necklace in a heartbeat.

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Fantastic color! The jacket looks lovely on you!

Sweet Laundry said...

I personally like the cutoff shorts. You look way better in a pair of denim shorts than Tobias ever did during his "never nude" phase :) Seriously though, I just decided yesterday that I need a pair of cutoffs for the summer and that the best place to get them is probably the Gap. Thanks for confirming this! Love the yellow jacket too!

briannelee said...

Hi Linda!

Love your necklace Jentine. I just got cut off denim shorts too and am looking forward to wearing them.

C'estChic! said...

You definitely shine in yellow! Whether it's a dandelion or this beautiful jacket!
Am drooling over the Roots bag, & would love to hear where you found it. Was bidding on a similar one on ebay recently, but once things got into $150 or so range, I dropped out. I'm assuming you got yours more reasonably! Well done! Keep up the good work!

Emily said...

ha. I heart you. and stop trying to steal Merl from me. she's MY lesbian lover, got it? you have matt, don't be a hog!

i feel like i had more to add... but i lost track in my jealous rage.

p.s. i like the sausage shorts actually. I'd totally buy a house from you. I also wqant to steal that necklace... those necklaces. they look like one amazing necklace.

Patricia said...

Oooh, I love the yellow with the brown. Your blog makes me feel like wearing something yellow... I don't have a lot of yeloow pieces, though.

Take care

Patricia
http://wardrobewakeup.blogspot.com

Lindsey A. Turner said...

Your necklaces are amazing! You look so good in yellow!

Lindsey Turner
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Edith said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the two necklaces combo!! its awesome!

GoodFrameofMind said...

I dig the yellow jacket, and I think you'd make for a cheery, stylish agent!

Sal said...

Those layered necklaces are genius. Those alone would make me trust you to sell me a house.

FutureLint said...

Amazing necklace and I love your bag! My real estate agent was hilarious. One place, we walked in and she was like, "Welcome to the shit hole! Let's leave." She was awesome.

Wanderlusting said...

Want. Your. Bag. Man, why isn't it spring where I live yet *shakes fist at Vancouver*

xx00
Lusty

PS I've totally been MIA with my book being published and been a bad blogger (slacker). Will drop by more often!

Linda said...

HI BRIANNE!

Yes, it would have been a good story "Hi, I'm Yen, I am really tall, good looking and fashionable. I am looking for a house for this lovely trio, Linda, Paul and Matt. They live a polygamous life style. They keep Paul around for his talent and biceps and Matt for his height and dimples."

Remember that time you were two feet taller than me? Oh ya it was just the other day!

Louise said...

That necklace is stunning, especially with the yellow top.

Mallory | The Storm in a Teacup said...

I love your yellow jacket! It's a classic shape but a unique color.

http://thestorminateacup.blogspot.com/

Karla said...

You're very brave! I don't know many girls that would wear fitted cut off jean shorts like that. I would maybe wear them if they were a bit looser... but yeah then they'd be bermuda shorts. Bleh. I think I'll leave the shorts-wearing to girls with great legs, such as yourself.

I love your bag!

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fedricsonya said...

Confession time I used to work with real estate. Word. Four years! Do not worry, I had a very nice, even the drunk guy who is in memory of my license plate and called me that instead of my name.

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