Monday, June 18, 2012

Wardrobe Diaries: Classic Weekender























If you've been following my blog for a while then you'll probably know by now that I'm not the most fashionable person in the world. Most of my wardrobe is filled with classic pieces in beautiful fabrics or unique one off garments I find at boutique stores. Every now and then I do add the occasional on-trend item but never for the reason of being trendy. While I appreciate other bloggers abilities to pull off trendy items, you'll never catch me wearing mullet skirts or neons or dye my hair ombre (and if I do, please kindly remind me with a big fat WTF).
Ever since as far as I can remember I have always been attracted to the Classics. My favourite film from youth was Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times and favourite book was The Secret Garden. Not much has changed today. I prefer classic literature, b&w cinema, modernist architecture and classic tailoring.

When I saw this shirt dress I immediately fell in love with it. The luxurious pinstripe poplin contrasted by the plain white banding make it an instant classic. The best thing is, when I wear it, I feel like I'm wearing a men's shirt without the frumpishness. To keep things looking casual, I paired it with some gold accessories and aviators. The yellow pumps and clutch (which I'm sure you're sick of seeing) have become my go-to shoe and bag of choice whenever I don a blue outfit. Unfortunately my husband doesn't share the same view as me. His comment was that it looked like I was wearing a nurses uniform ha! What do you think, is this a keeper or do I need to bury it in my box of shame?



























{ thml shirtdress also loving this one and this one . dooney & burke bag unavailable in yellow . nine west pumps unavailable in yellow . tom ford aviators . bracelets by j.crew, dillards, nordstrom unavailable in gold . nail colour off the shoulder by essie }

43 comments:

Invitation To Inspiration said...

Jenee, your husband is sooo wrong :)This is such a classy outfit, it suits you perfectly!Definitely a keeper :)

P.S. yellow pumps and the clutch are amazing, we can never get sick of them :)

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Teresa @ Delightfully Darling said...

I love this shirt-dress! You look so so pretty!

xo Teresa
www.delightfullydarling.com

ANGELA said...

Amazing outfit...I love it!The dress and the bag look wonderful on you:)
You are so beautiful.Your blog is great.Would you like to follow each other?:)

Ali said...

Keep it. Jenee!! Its so cute and so chic! And it looks perfect your pumps!! I love it!

Hugs,

Ali

Jacquishi said...

LOVE the shirtdress!

LADIES AND THE CITY said...

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Vera Vanity said...

Hi dear! Thank you very much for your comment on my blog. I like very much your blog. If you're interesting, we can follow each other. Let me know... Are you mom? Me too ;o)... Have a nice day. Xoxo V.V.

Sazi Efionayi said...

hey,i just found your blog,lovely posts...come check out mine if you like it and follow thru GFC and i will follow back...xoxo

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Valeria said...

Like your blog a lot!!! Check mine we could follow both on Bloglovin & GFC!!! xoxo from Rome

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Estilo Hedónico said...

Amazing outfit!!!! Follow each other?? Let me know!!

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xoxo

Bonnie said...

Absolutely adore the shoes. They look great with this laidback outfit.

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CamMi Pham said...

That is cute. I think we are Twin. I am the same way. When I was younger I dress very trendy because my mom dress like that no style just chasing after trend. Then i developed mine. Most of my clothes are vintage that is why I rarely do ootd, ppl cannot get it. I adore classic movie too we should do a hang out sometime on G+ and watch together it would be fun. There are so many of them on youtube.

Btw love your outfit
x
cammi
http://www.cammilicious.com

Aitana said...

awesome look!!!^^
i love it ;)
i follow you on Bloglovin and on GFC :D
can you follow me on both of them too?¿?

xoxo

Shelly { @ Quiet Luxury } said...

I've been wanting that gold Jenna bracelet for the longest! Love this look :)

xo
Quiet Luxury


ANGELA said...

I follow you back:)I think a have a problem and i can't see you in my followers,you can check it?:)Much love

Mary Ann said...

These yellow heels are awesome...and I'm lovin' all your bracelets!! ;-)

So Fashion said...

I love this shirt dress and I love the accessories you paired with it!

Maite said...

i like your tshirt dress
kisses

thechicmode.blogspot.com

Morgan said...

Those shoes!! Love them! Thanks for the comment over at The Jem Journal! I am a new follower and would love for you to stop back and follow as well! Have a great week!
-Morgan
www.thejemjournal.blogspot.com

Gina Vaccarello said...

that shirt-dress is sooo cute! i've always been a sucker for shirt-dresses, but they're not always easy to wear (despite how they're often marketed as SO easy to wear). the whole look is delightful,

gina
http://www.lalamamma.blogspot.com

Sparkle said...

dress and shoes-gorgeous! :)

xx

Helena Resende said...

Love your sandals :)

Arika Yasmine said...

Nice style you got!
Like the bag...
The color of the bag matches your shoes and the bracelet..
Stylish!

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The Lacquer Factor said...

I love the modern take on the shirt dress. Modern yet still classic!

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milana2078 said...

Thank you very much for your wonderful words, beautiful! Ideal color spectrum and silhouette! Blouse already was sold. Kisses!)





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Sazi Efionayi said...

thanks for stopping by my blog but i cant find you on the follower's list,check out my new post...and you look absolutely stunning...xoxo

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erica marie said...

I like how this dress has the color block look without the bold bright colors. i think it's lovely.

xo erica

Valeria said...

Thanks a lot for the comment and the follow! I'm following back on GFc and also following via Bloglovin (#41), I'll appreciate if you'll have time to follow back also there! xoxo from Rome

www.rockandfrock.com

Miriam Stella said...

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Lolita in the Mix said...

Perfect shift dress!!

xoxo

http://www.lolitainthemix.blogspot.com

Always Maylee said...

Such a cute shirt dress on you! And I just LOVE those yellow heels, you look beautiful!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Daniela said...

I've seen a dress like this from rag and bone was it was way out of my budget. I'm going to check your other picks out!

JessicaG said...

Thats an amazing summer dress, so casual and cute!

Emily said...

I am in love with every single aspect of this gorgeous outfit.
Creamy

Irene Buffa said...

wow stunning outfit!
love every single piece
:O

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Megan Ann said...

Adorable look, the yellow is a nice compliment to the dress! Love your blog, following you :)

xo, Megan

indie flower

Jackie said...

I think bloggers who are less likely to follow trends get a big thumbs UP in my book :) I don't think I could ever pull off something really drastic. You look great! I love this dress it looks great with those heels, love it!

xx,
Jackie

www.fashionationstreet.com

Coralie said...

Oh I really love this shirt / dress !

Thanks for your comment girl, I hope to hear from you soon ;)

xx





www.coralieslooks.com - FRENCH FASHION BLOG

Paper Moon said...

loving the dress. the colour is amazing xx

Kelsi said...

Such a cute outfit!!

- Kelsi

melissa said...

Great accessories and Loving the heels
M

Kristyn said...

Those shoes! So very pretty, as is the entire look.

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Ros.E. said...

actually I love so much this dress, great style!
xxx Ros.e.

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