Shine On


Sweater? Vintage Perry Ellis Denim Shirt? Vanilia (similar here) Jeans? Zara Shoes? DvF (here on sale right now... seriously worth every penny)

An outfit post. It's how we roll around here. Because at the end of the day I enjoy clothes and writing about nothing in particular.
It would seem weird however, not to acknowledge my last post, where I did indeed talk about something in particular. I was a little shocked at how fast the words poured out of me when I wrote about my father's struggle with Alzheimer's.
I was humbled by your response. Your thoughts, prayers and encouraging words meant a lot. They meant more than just 'a lot' but I can't quite find the right words to express that properly. I am not even sure there are any words besides thank-you, thank-you, thank-you...
After I put up the post, my mama sent me a text (as per usual, I need to stop here and allow the people who know my mom in real life, to giggle over the fact that she texts. I personally think it is funnier that she has a plan with only 50 texts/month and that she yells at me every month for making her go over the limit...) to thank me for the open and honest post. She also told me that she had noticed my latest posts had been missing some sparkle and now she knew why.
So, this post is for my mama as I work on bringing the sparkle back. Today it is on my sweater and I hope that shortly it will be back in my heart...


GFS said...
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Unknown said...

I don't know your mom, but it always makes me giggle when I hear about the technological usage of people's parents, as well as my own, lol. Even funnier is that she yells at you for making you go over her text limit!!

I'm still in admiration of your last post about your father; it had to take a lot out of you.

However, I am happy to see you here in sequins and denim, one of my favorite combinations!!

Megan said...

I didn't comment on your last post because everything I wrote just didn't seem meaningful enough. But I do want to let you know that it was very emotional to read, and I appreciate your honesty and openness on the difficult topic.

Sparkles suit you well, so I can see why your mom was missing them :)

Natasha Fatah said...

This is awesome.
You look like a urban mermaid. ;)

And it's nice to see you back posting, and we're all here for you, and we're all battling our own personal stuff too. You're not alone. <3

~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~

Anonymous said...

Love you, Jen, and your mama too.Mrs. H, who likes to grab you by the chin so that I can see what you are saying.

amanda said...

you're amazing, yen.

Els said...

Parents texting seems somehow anachronistic.
Please assure me your Mom hasn't succumbed to texting shorthand.
Because that would quite shatter this image of her I have in my head, spelling perfectly.

Meg said...

Texting mom! That's adorable. i can barely get my mom to email...

LOVE the crazy spangly awesome sweater! I am jealous of your ability to rock it. I would look ridiculous.

Starlit Nights said...

You're amazing, Jentine. I love your creativity and style, and I can't tell you how much I relate to your posts about life (friends with babies, being torn between careers, coping with a parent's deteriorating health.) Thank you so much for your sparkle and your honesty.

Sydney said...

thumbs up all around; the outfit (epic), the post (lovely) and the hair (faboulous), well done!

Secondhand Stella said...

Your hair looks gorgeous!

Such a sweet post on your father. Thank you for sharing!

Gina said...

I was so happy to see a post from you today:-) you are beautiful inside and out!!!

Thrifted or Scripted? said...

You go girl, you are all sorts of awesome! Love the sparkle sweater.

Rachel said...

Thank you for your openness and sincerity. I can't imagine how difficult your father's illness is for you and your family; you are in my prayers and I hope you are all able to find peace in these circumstances somehow.

Lindsey A. Turner said...

Your photos are always so interesting! You are such an inspiration!

Lindsey Turner

gleeps said...

Your eye for backdrops equals your eye for interesting outfits. Love the K.M & J.B grafitti on the wall behind you almost as much as I love your look!

Hope you're feeling buoyed by your readers - we are here, wishing you the best.

Cassi said...
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Rue said...

It's refreshing to remember that such perfectly fashionable bloggers are real people, too, but at the same time, my heart breaks for your family. Here's to hoping that your family gets what it needs and you find some sparkle back in your non-closet life very, very soon.

Unknown said...

Sequins and sparkle is so your style! She was right about them missing in the last few posts.

Anonymous said...

I find it really funny that I have to tell my mom to put away her cell phone at the dinner table! But they're so cute when they spend forever writing everything out.

It is indeed hard to get excited about things like clothes when there are such weighty matters on your mind. I'll echo your mom and also thank you for your honest and open post. It takes a lot of courage, of heart, of trust.

Catherine said...

Ah Yen. You look beautiful. But I can tell by your eyes you're sad. Your mama was right. Take the time you need to take care of you.
We're here. Supporting, encouraging, praying for y'all:)
Uptown Catherine

Unknown said...

So so pretty! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

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