Today’s Attire: Winter Day, Summer Dress & Chubby Squirrel

by jennine on January 4, 2011

photo by monica shulman

One the the great things about winter are the winter accessories. One of the bad things about winter is you have to pile on the clothes in order to keep warm, and not always in a way that looks chic. Lately, I’ve been wearing jeans pretty much every day, while I love them so much (and why I have the Eat, Sleep, Denim blog) sometimes it’s nice to wear a dress on a winter day. Doo.Ri had given me this beautiful dress back in September, and it was perfect for the tail end of the summer and I was missing wearing it. Longing for color, texture and something different to wear other than my winter uniform… I pulled it out and paired it with a long cardigan, layered cashmere tights and a chunky wool sweater. Wella! A summer dress transformed.

Yesterday I met with Monica of Ciao Chessa! again to take photos, have lunch and get caught up. We do the best lunches. If you haven’t been to Eataly… please make a point of checking it out. If you don’t live in New York, now you have a reason to visit! They had the best pizza I’ve tasted, well since I was in Italy. My mouth is watering as I type. So much for the 2011 diet!

My favorite necklace at the moment… a whistle that really works! I’ve been trying to makes songs with it, but have not been successful at it.

OMG… This is the chubbiest squirrel ever. The chubbiest one I’ve seen in real life. It was kind of surreal actually.

Wearing: Dress courtesy of Doo.Ri UnderLigne • Hat: Pinky Otto • Sunglasses: Cynthia Rowley • Cardigan: H&M • Scarf: Burro •  Whistle Necklace: Madewell • Tights: Betsy Johnson • Shoes: Aldo


All photos by Monica Schulman

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WendyB January 4, 2011 at 8:12 am

That squirrel better not let Zang catch him looking all bloated like that!


jennine January 4, 2011 at 8:13 am

that squirrel is a production size 12!


WendyB January 4, 2011 at 8:55 am

Someone seriously needs to hit the gym.
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Collette Osuna January 4, 2011 at 8:16 am

Love all the layers here…..I agree…..sometimes I reach for a dress before reaching for pants….just simpler at times:) Love the photoshoot location too…and that squirrel… adorable!!
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Paulette W. January 4, 2011 at 8:36 am

Pants are the last thing I usually want to wear, but all I have been wearing is pants lately. I need to so wear a dress soon. Cute outfit! Adore the Betsey Johnson tights. Also, I love the new layout of your blog. :)
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Sally January 4, 2011 at 8:55 am

Such a glorious print on that dress!
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Ann January 4, 2011 at 9:03 am

GUYS, GUYS it worked we made it on The Coveted
- NYC Squirrels
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jennine January 4, 2011 at 9:10 am

aggressive nyc squirrels! do ANYTHING to get attention!!


The Farmgirl Fashionista January 4, 2011 at 9:32 am

Love how you took a summery-dress and made it winter-worthy! And I’m always a fan of mixing gray and camel! As for chubby-squirrel (I have to admit by your title I thought this was an article of clothing that I wasn’t aware of?! lol) I live in the country and have squirrels the size of my dogs…ok, so they’re Yorkies…but that’s still makes for a good-sized squirrel!? =)


Chessa! January 4, 2011 at 10:45 am

You look fabulous as always and how much fun did we have yesterday?! :) and the pizza….mmm! so much for losing the rest of my baby weight. I set aside my irrational fear of squirrels to take this photo! Even I have to admit that he was so cute. Maybe it’s a she and she’s about to pop out some baby squirrels.
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jennine January 4, 2011 at 3:26 pm

omg it was SO MUCH FUN! yay! well, you look great, and the pizza was worth it. best. pizza. ever.

maybe it’s a mama squirrel, in that case i hope to see some babies in the future!


Sylvia January 4, 2011 at 10:52 am

Great look, Jennine! I love those sunglasses. I’ve gotten stuck in a demin rutt myself and I think it’s time to bounce back. Thanks for the inspiration. Love the chubby squirrel! haha :)
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Nicole Martin January 4, 2011 at 11:01 am

I love mixing in my spring/summer staples with winter accessories! Why not mix it up and get use of items throughout the year? Plus I find that my summer skirts or dresses add color to my otherwise neutral winter wardrobe.
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Elle January 4, 2011 at 11:17 am

You look great here! I love the dress and you did a good job at layering, and that necklace is adorable. And I laughed so hard when I saw the squirrel. And then again when I saw Amy’s comment.
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Kristin January 4, 2011 at 11:27 am

My friend sure takes amazing photos. I can’t wait until I can play model for her! Looooooove your finger candy!
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Kirstin Marie January 4, 2011 at 11:29 am

Lovely outfit. That dress is so pretty! I really like all of the layers. That little chubby squirrel is so cute!!



liz January 4, 2011 at 11:37 am

I have a very similar vintage whistle that I picked up on etsy a while back but no chain to go with it, so it sits amongst my perfumes on my vanity…but now i’m jealous, need to hunt for a chain


Bella Q January 4, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I’m nuts about the squirrel. total size 12, hee hee.
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Fashion Limbo January 4, 2011 at 2:23 pm

hahaha, loving all the squirrel talk in the comments :P by the way, the pendant on the necklace, it’s a tad Joan from Mad Men, don’t you think? I don’t know, she is always wearing a similar thing.

Love the the pictures, one of my favourite parts of NY and definitively one of my fave buildings
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Casey January 4, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I love how you winterized that dress! The squirrel picture is so cute… I just saw a gigantic one the other day-wonder if it’s the cousin of this one? lol.

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eli January 4, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Oh dear ever since I moved to SF I wear like 1000 layers because the chill just gets to me! And I end up feeling like a walking slob. Must find coordinating layers!
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vanessa January 4, 2011 at 8:52 pm

That necklace is awesome. Oh, and screw your diet pizza is so worth it.
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lisa January 4, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Whoa that IS a chubby squirrel! I have this huge urge to squeeze his tubby tummy lol.
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Shailender @ Travel India January 5, 2011 at 3:39 am

Looking fabulous and your dressing sense is something which making everything perfect. I think you should try for modeling too. :-)
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Nesha January 5, 2011 at 4:42 am

Agreed. The winter accessories are amazing, it’s my favourite time of the year for fashion. When it’s summer I usually just wear a bikini and shove on a shirt and flip flops to go with, but in the winter season, you can dress up in fur and chunky knits… ahhhh.

Sorry I haven’t visited this blog in a while.

It’s so gorgeous, reminds me of The Fashion Chalet :)



Fajr | Stylish Thought January 5, 2011 at 7:09 am

That squirrel must have had the pizza too! Too cute Jennine and love the necklace and the boots! Very cozy winter chic!


Laura Connell January 5, 2011 at 7:33 am

Wow, you’ve got a great photographer there with the best city in the world as your backdrop. Good subject too, you have a glowing smile! I love the grey tights and scarf. Grey is my fave neutral in winter as I really don’t look good in black.


Burcin January 5, 2011 at 9:54 am

Ahahahaha the squirrel layered pretty well tooo >: DDD


Angga Heinrich January 5, 2011 at 11:04 am

Your layering is amazing, I really need to start learning the art of layering!! I’m so bad at it!!
and that squirel is in need of total make over (to the biggest loser of we go!!!! )
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Erin Willett January 5, 2011 at 11:37 am

Love the look, great way to work the summer dress in winter weather.
and of course, the chubby squirrel is cute :)

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Susan January 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Love the looks….and I have to second the advice about going to Eataly if you are in New York. I do a travel blog as a hobby (I’m a retired newspaper writer) and write about places I think my friends should see. Eataly is right up there. I’m telling everyone I know to pop in….

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Melina January 5, 2011 at 8:39 pm

I’m totally adoring the pop of color and texture under the camel and gray winter basics! This is just such a cute look!!


.but i like it.
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Marlene January 6, 2011 at 4:19 am

The second picture is iconic!


miss sophie January 6, 2011 at 10:58 am

looking great as usual! :) that squirrel is rocking some rubenesque curves there. by the way, have you worn your Sorels out at all? i just got a pair of the caribous and i’m very curious about how to style them after finally getting them after avoiding the topic of *real* snowboots for years!
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Tina Tang January 6, 2011 at 11:12 am

Jennine! I am looking forward to seeing how your 70’s inspiration takes form. Besides Mary Tyler Moore, did you ever used to watch Dick Van Dyke show?
xo, Tina


PAPERFASHION January 6, 2011 at 2:54 pm

cutest squirrel!!! <3
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Karlijn January 7, 2011 at 4:46 am

Great winter outfit!
And love the background..Flat Iron Building :) )

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classiq January 7, 2011 at 7:20 am

Those sunglasses are amazing.
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la rizada January 7, 2011 at 8:00 am

i adore that dress with the hat and cardigan! doesn’t wearing a dress in the dead of winter make you feel happy?

great look!

La Rizada


Mitr Friend January 8, 2011 at 4:25 am

Great outfit dear!!! Love your stripey dress and neck-piece!!!
Just came across your blog and loved it!!!
Do drop by mine sometime!!!
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Marco January 9, 2011 at 3:31 am

Wow! Amazing photos :D
And your style is awesome, love it!
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Fabiana Pio January 9, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Hi. I love the pics!! Well done! :-)


Closet Confections January 10, 2011 at 11:42 am

Love the outfit! I also have a working vintage whistle necklace that I scored on eBay. I’ve even used it to hail a cab! Eataly is the bomb-diggy! I love to take their pastas and sauces home to cook up my own concoctions. You should also check out Food Hall inside of the Plaza if you haven’t already done so. It’s a similar concept to Eataly, and the food is ah-maze!

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jentine January 10, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Hmmmm…. lots to like here… patterned sweater tights, pretty dresses, fuzzy hats and chubby squirrels. I looked out my back window at the end of the autumn and I saw a squirrel that was so fat he could hardly balance on the railing.


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