Today’s Attire : Suburbia

by jennine on March 20, 2008

Today is my sister’s birthday. We’re at my parent’s house to celebrate, and it’s cool to see them. It’s also really strange to be back in suburban Southern California… after all, that’s where I grew up. It’s so different here than my old home in San Francisco and even more different from the life in Frankfurt. Even in amongst all the strip malls and huge SUVs there is a little part of me that finds beauty and inspiration in this mass-produced world, perhaps it’s because it’s where I’m from.

The silk floral blouse, is by Theory, I’ve had it for ages. The rest of the outfit, I got from a Thrifting run at a local charity, CastAways. I got a vintage Esprit high waisted mini skirt, $1.50, nude pumps and quilted clutch both $2. How’s that for inspiration?

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1 Fenke March 20, 2008 at 11:09 am

it is wonderful!
the picture with the palm tree looks just like it is from a movie from the 40ies or 50ies - i think i can even hear elvis sing somewhere…


2 Gina March 20, 2008 at 11:56 am

I really love love love the hair.


3 Aidan March 20, 2008 at 12:47 pm

So are you the new Desperate Housewife on the block? :) So glad to see that you will keep up with Today’s Attire even on the road. $1.50 for a suede skirt??!!! Amazing. I wish prices for vintage in SF were still like that (I used to buy vintage by the pound from Goodwill in High School - those were the days). Miss you! :)


4 Angel March 20, 2008 at 2:37 pm

You look beautiful! We miss you here at the office.


5 Leonor March 20, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Oh dahling,

So good to hear from you….that’s inspiration indeed, love the skirt, but more so, you look amazing in it!

Thanks for the inspiration even when you’re away…. miss you around hear. The do seems to be looking better by the day! Keep us posted.

P.S. I’m thoroughly enjoying my new acquisitions!




6 jennine March 20, 2008 at 4:04 pm

@fenke… dude, i know, i think it’s mostly b/c the new fringe, she cut it a little short….

@aidan! aaahh… you can’t find anything in sf for $1.50… those were the days!

@angel and leonor, i certainly miss our daily lunches, rocky’s great and all, but he doesn’t like to flip through magazines and gossip like we do.
i miss that soo much.


7 Lynn March 20, 2008 at 7:05 pm

You look great, and what a beautiful neighborhood! Lovely purse.


8 Patti March 20, 2008 at 7:06 pm

The fringe is cut perfect! It’s not too short (a la Betty page) but damn if you don’t have the vixen eyes.


9 raq March 20, 2008 at 8:07 pm

you really look awesome! and ehhh i envy your thrift purchases!


10 Mary March 21, 2008 at 2:31 am

you’ll miss this kind of bargains in germany, we don’t have that cheap thrifting stores, just some overprized vintage stores ;)


11 susie_bubble March 21, 2008 at 4:39 am

That floral print is superb….


12 Mer March 21, 2008 at 5:42 am

lovely floral print and lovely wheather!!!


13 Christina March 21, 2008 at 9:20 am

That blouse is so refreshing


14 c in c March 21, 2008 at 10:35 am

wow… why don’t i live in california yet? i see the beauty there, suburb and all :)



15 Celia M. March 21, 2008 at 11:58 am

You look really beautiful…


16 Imelda March 21, 2008 at 2:10 pm

I love your outfit, everything looks gorgeous!!
I like the pictures, make me long for summer even more!! It looks like a great place where you grew up!


17 WendyB March 21, 2008 at 7:13 pm

Awesome outfit and photos.


18 Stevie March 22, 2008 at 6:29 pm

such fantastic pictures, jennine. beautiful light and colours.

sometimes i can’t quite believe the US and the difference in states, and feel that I can’t get my head around it. To me the clean, plastic look of suburban life seems so alien. You’ll know from living in london that theres nothing quite like it here in england.

the new haircut really suits you too.

happy easter!


19 jennine March 23, 2008 at 12:04 pm

oh yeah i know what you mean, my parents didn’t move here until after i had been living in london for some time…. it was quite a shock going from london to temecula, ca… in more ways than just the big houses and cars, but also the religious aspect of that part of country. i have to say, even coming from san francisco, which is in the same state, its still shocking.


20 Korka March 24, 2008 at 9:49 am

I’m new here but I love your blog. It’s already up there on my bookmarks tool bar.


21 jennine March 24, 2008 at 9:59 am

welcom korka! i hope to see you around here in the future!


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