I’m Still Jenny From The Colorblock

I have attempted to photograph this sweater/shirt/necklace combo on no less than three occasions  The first time was on Thanksgiving, where my sister from another mister, Ellery, gamely agreed to snap some shots with her Point and Shoot, but neither of us had a clue what we were doing. The second time was an exact replication at school with Jill, but the pictures mysteriously refused to appear on a thumb drive. This time, I changed up the bottom half and encountered no complications. (Which is interesting, since the last time I tried to wear these navy cords to school, an entire liter of orange soda exploded on me.)

Though these pieces had previously summoned bad karma, the universe was much more forgiving this time, since this was the day I was invited for a “real” job at my school! Between this and the engagement: Everything’s coming up Milhouse lately 🙂

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I prefer how the brown moccasins wink at the brown in the necklace, rather than the randomness of the tan shoes I wore before.

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Below is a strangely colored picture from Thanksgiving. We were pretty rushed so the background is a little odd and you can’t see my shoes in the grass. The only differences here are pants and shoes, and less accessories.


  • Pants  Xhilaration via Target (similar)
  • Shoes Dr. Scholl’s via TJ Maxx (similar)

Here’s a better color representation of the velour pants with the sweater:

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  • Necklace Old Navy (similar)
  • White shirt Mossimo via Target (similar)
  • Sweater J. Crew (ebay xsmall small medium large, similar)
  • Pants old Gap (similar)
  • Shoes Ugg (buy)
  • Watch Fossil (buy)
  • Bangles favors from Indian wedding (similar)
  • Italian charm bracelet various (similar)
  • Lips Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous (buy)
  • Nails Essie in Meet Me at Sunset (buy)

Earn Your Stripes

This was running errands look early on Saturday morning. I hadn’t even showered yet, so the hair is in a side braid.

I was getting bored of my pants options, and I realized I could finally break out the cororouys again! I have these pants in 3 colors. I found them at GAP 2 years ago on extreme sale (they were, like, $15), so I picked them up in navy, gray, and winter white. I hemmed and hawed about buying the hot pink ones, and now I’m sad that I didn’t!

These pants have a higher waist (NOT “high waisted”, those look ridiculous on my short torso!) so they are  super flattering. And stretchy, so super comfy, too!

 The denim (stretch!) moto jacket is from a trip to England about 10 years ago. I got it from an unfamiliar store called Uniglo (!) which my travel companion and I referred to as the Japanese Gap. Lo and behold, now Uniglos are popping up all over the states!

The t shirt is another decade old item. It originally had elastic rouching up the sides (notice the mismatched striped at the seams), but I took the elastic out and this is a great layering piece I have yet to get rid of.

The purple sunglasses might be a little overkill. I just grabbed them on the way out the door and didn’t think much of it. Tortoise shell would’ve been a better option, but those are sitting on my mother’s foyer table across the country. Oops.

  • Purple/gray sunnies: Gift from a friend from Target’s dollar section (similar here) (similar here) (similar here) (customized here)
  • Denim moto jacket: old Uniglo (similar here) (light option here) (classic option here)
  • Tie dye cotton scarf: I forget! Maybe Nordstrom Rack? (similar here) (similar here) (similar here) (embroidered option here) (DIY here)
  • Purple/navy sweater: old Forever 21(similar here) (similar here on ebay) (cowl neck option here)
  • Navy/white t shirt: old modified Rampage (similar here) (similar here) (3/4 sleeve option here) (tank option here)
  • Navy corduroys: old Gap Always Straight (similar here) (similar here) (similar here) (similar here)
  • Tan/pink shoes: Ugg Dakota (buy them here) (similar here) (similar here)
  • Olive/tan purse: old Zara (similar here) (similar here) (tote option here)
  • Nail Polish: Rimmel in Steel Grey (buy at drugstores or online here)