2011-09-02

Well Red

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Jacket? A gift from my friend, Jessie Pants? Zara Shoes? Thrifted Necklace? Banana Republic Sunglasses? h&m


Matt and I spent our actual anniversary extremely jetlagged from flying into Holland. It was kind of a relief to me that both of us were grumpy, usually I carry the burden of grump alone but this time Matt was grumpy too and everyone could see that Matt is human. It was about time Matt got off his pedestal, he's afraid of heights anyways...
Speaking of heights... these pictures were taken on the balcony of our hotel room in the pretty town of Haarlem. We went there for a few days to celebrate our anniversary belatedly. I noticed we had a balcony outside of our window and I was impressed that there were chairs up there; as if a balcony 3 stories high, with a tiny railing and a even tinier spiralled fire escape is a place to enjoy a fine merlot and a croquette. Later, I realized that the chairs were there more as a typical Dutch storage solution than as a patio area...
And yet, despite the fact that we both don't like heights, we took pictures on that scary balcony. We kept it simple... no crazy posing, no high heels, no re-shoots... just my new red blazer and smackload of lipstick. I'm so romantic... 'Happy Anniversary sweet muffin husby lover! Wanna take pictures on an unsecure balcony before we go out for a nice dinner? Great!'

48 comments :

kelsey williams said...

Awesome view, and I love this outfit. It's so dutch of you :)

briannelee said...

Love the red blazer!

Laurie said...

Love everything about this outfit! Gorgeous!

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amanda said...

i'd go out on a scary balcony for you in this outfit. you are smokin! what an amazing anniversary vacation you and matt are sharing :)

Karen said...

That is a fantastic red blazer!! You look fantastic!!

xox,
karen

www.rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

Bri said...

You are hilarious as always and looking fabulous in the beautiful red blazer and blue pleated pant combo!

Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) said...

You look amazing! I love your hair too - happy anniversary :)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

happy anniversary! true love is risking life and limb for a great blog photo.

Frannie Pantz said...

Now if that isn't true love, I don't know what is! Happy anniversary! I love your red blazer, blue trousers and great oxfords. Enjoy your weekend m'dear!

Looks and Books said...

Happy Anniversary! It's great that you're having a wonderful trip in Holland--beautiful country.

I love how this outfit came together--a nice feminine twist on menswear.

Safe travels back!

CessOviedo said...

I saw you and said to myself "wow why haven't you thought of mixing those colors together before?" I answer "cause you are not a style genius like her" ha I love it! The balcony was a great location!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

rebecca said...

I luurve this jacket. And pretty much this entire outfit. Have so much fun on your trip!

RebeccawithanR

No Guilt Fashion said...

Glad you played it safe...well with the posing at least. Love that jacket, so bold and fun!

Leah said...

This outfit is perfect! The red looks great on you. I love how you toned it down with the casual pieces.

xo L.

Jackie Welling said...

Okay PLEASE explain how you did your hair like that...

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Danielle Celeste Couture said...

You are so funny. You are wearing a very Dutch-looking hair-do, I would say.

Love from Oregon,

Danielle
xoxoxoxo

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Elaine said...

You look HOT. I'm glad you guys took an outfit picture in celebration of your anniversary. Now you can always look back at this outfit and remember you overcame your fear of heights...and your anniversary o' course.

jenloveskev said...

Love this outfit!!! Happy Anniversary.

Miss Bibliophile said...

Love everything about that outfit!

Savannah said...

This is like my dream outfit, I'm afraid those pants would not look as good on my 5 foot frame unfortunately. But those sunglasses may fit :)

Dorothy said...

aah geeeeez, you're never coming home are you... you look way to wonderful against the back-drop of holland.

Sarah {Raving Fashionista} said...

That hair style! And that red blazer! Oh my goodness they're both FANTASTIC!! You look beautiful, precarious balcony or not. :)

xo www.RavingFashionista.com

Sweet Laundry said...

Happy Anniversary! How fun to spend it in the Netherlands. I love it there. Can you bring me back some stroopwafels?

SIENA.STYLE said...

i love the whole look!you look lovely!!and we have the same pants:)
kisses from prague
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Natalya's Closet said...

Lovely photos! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Sara said...

I want that blazer! Beautiful! And I'm so envious that you're in Holland. I loved it when I visited. Have fun!

Van @ The Clothes We Wear said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE. Casual, but the statement necklace and red jacket make it glamorous. Oh, yes, and your twisted hair is lovely. Pinned it!

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Krista said...

Hi there! I stumbled upon your blog tonight. Exciting to see another Canadian blogger that's so closeby. I work in Hamilton and live in Burlington (grew up in Dundas actually.)

Terri said...

That Jessie of yours is a keeper, because that jacket is awesome! I love your necklace, too. Congratulations on your anniversary (even though you were jetlagged)!

Someone said...

Ok, so let's talk lipstick! These retro reds are a bona fide trend (as opposed to the ones we are told to follow).

I've been researching the best reds, and I want to know what yours is - 'cause I think it would rock on me too! You have some warm/yellow undertones yeah? So what's this lovely orange-red? Inquiring minds want to know!

Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! love your blazer and shoes :)
xx

kelly (unremittingly kel) said...

the view is great, but it looks scary up there!
love the bright red :)

& happy anniversary!

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Between Laundry Days said...

Yep, you're just oozing with romance. And also mad style, because this outfit is the bomb diggity. Yeah, I said it.

Rin said...

I love your plain tee and red blazer. Your hair is amazing too.

Courtney said...

I am so unromantic also. They don't take it personally after you've been with them for ages :D

Happy anniversary!

Courtney
I Can Be Many Things

A Stylized Hysteria said...

I love your sense of humor! And all the little touches make this outfit so great- your hairdo and red lipstick!

trinketsandtalmud said...

Wow - I really like your hair - do you ever do tutorials on your blog?

Maresa said...

Love the sort of masculine outfit with the girly hair... So cute.

Anonymous said...

Love the outfit, best one in a while for me. The red is so striking!

chillairandperfume said...

This is one of my favorite outfits of yours! The blazer & pants are wonderful!

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online shopping uk said...

Wow, One Word Fabulous!! Fantastic Red and Blue Color Combination,Especially this red jacket rocks big time!! You look stunning in this lovely outfit!!

Sarah said...

That balcony looks scary! But it made for some good photos :) I love everything about this outfit. Seriously. Amazing. Glad you had a nice anniversary!

Sarah
http://theconfessionsofaproductjunkie.com

simplychicforcheap said...

love the whole ensemble, especially the red blazer! and your hair looks amazing! :)

xo jeanette
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myedit said...

Someone- the lipstick I used was 'red hot' by rimmel...

Karin said...

How do you do your hair like this?? Video tutorial?? Pleassse!!

Someone said...

Jentine, thank you for the info! Just nabbed some. ;)

Best wishes!! :D

Julia Topaz, La Belle Oiselle said...

I welcome all stalkers!

And I adore your rooftop-in-holland trousers outfit.

Jackwsee said...

Love this outfit!!! Happy Anniversary.