Going Ornamental

by jennine on December 12, 2008

You know it’s inevitable…. one of these days we’re going to be the old ladies who wear ornaments and Christmas sweaters. OH my… maybe even some of us have already started, with the Santa Hats, and playing the Christmas radio station the day after Halloween. Well, it’s starting for me. Ever since I saw Kingdom of Style’s Deer Necklace, I can’t get that image out of my head. “I want it, I want it”. I think as I’m browsing through the ornaments at the Christmas Market, only here in Germany, many ornaments are wooden, which is absolutely lovely, and I found this wooden laser cut stag that works perfectly into a necklace.

The Outfit

Necklace: DIY: Ornament on a silver chain
Sweater & Blouse: Thrifted
Skirt: Cynthia Rowley
Belt: Bebe
Shoes: Marc Jacobs
Makeup: Loreal 860 Spice (very 90′s)

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Ashe Mischief December 12, 2008 at 6:41 am

You look great in this outfit! And your necklace is so cute. I like that he’s a mighty mighty stag instead of a cute doe.

jennine December 12, 2008 at 6:43 am

aw thanks ashe! yeah, i love mighty stags… one of my former co workers told me that the stag was my power animal b/c i have a few clothes with stags on them. hehe

Paulette December 12, 2008 at 7:13 am

I think it’s great you incorporated a cool holiday accessory with your outfit! I love your make-up and your style is always amazing. Speaking of Christmas sweaters, you should check out this story I wrote for my journalism class last year. Here is a link to it: http://sweetypsylefiles.blogspot.com/2008/01/heres-christmas-sweater-story-season.html. Let me know what you think.

Retro Chick December 12, 2008 at 7:50 am

That’s brilliant! I have some laser cut ornaments I got from Prague, I wonder if any of them would work in the same way? Have to dig them out and check now!

I love that lipstick too!

Frankie - Swell Vintage December 12, 2008 at 8:18 am

Those shoes just made me dribble…and I love that reindeer necklace! x

mermaid December 12, 2008 at 9:00 am

i would have never thought of wearing ornaments… so crafty and economical!! props <3


Daslia December 12, 2008 at 9:12 am

I love your outfit!

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw him…

Eyeliah December 12, 2008 at 10:50 am

I wore an ornament as a necklace too. :-) Why not?

meli December 12, 2008 at 11:06 am

adorable!!!! looove the blues on you, esp. the eye effect! the belt and the nautty deer are my favorite details
Inspiring as always Jennine <3

PS/ oh yes, so wat, I been sporting a glittery santa hat!!! and proud of it LOL!

jennine December 12, 2008 at 11:58 am

❤ Paulette, what a great article! Although, I’m thinking I might wear this all year…
❤ Retro Chick…ooh that sounds cool too, I’d love to see!
❤ Frankie… yeah, these were the best $100 i ever spent!
❤ Mermaid! Thanks, aside from the chain being from Tiffany’s the ornament was $1.50… not bad!
❤ Dasila… oh I’m going to miss seeing that on TV this year.
❤ Meli… I bet you look smokin hot in a Santa Hat! esp with Glitter! :)

UND December 12, 2008 at 12:11 pm

Ahhh Loreal 860 Spice - that brings back memories. I used to wear it all the time. I think I went through at least 3 tubes of it and I’m fickle I rarely finish a tube a lipstick. And I love the Stag.

Market Publique December 12, 2008 at 1:06 pm

So fabulous! I love that makeup on you and the bangs looks great! Love the MJ shoes too!

Market Publique December 12, 2008 at 1:07 pm

oh yeah! Spice! I had that lipstick too. I stopped wearing it after my mom bought it too… I just felt weird. I was also 17.

marta December 12, 2008 at 1:25 pm

I love the 2nd pic!

marta December 12, 2008 at 1:26 pm

… with the bangs
Nice lipstick on you!

Noël December 12, 2008 at 2:49 pm

That deer is so lovely, I would never have guessed it was a Christmas ornament. I love the entire look as well. I adore obi belts, and yours compliments the necklace so well!

Cecile December 12, 2008 at 6:08 pm

I knew that you will love the vintage dress! It´s so you :)

Glad to see it in the vintage pick of the day.

Big kisses pretty girl,


Ruthie December 13, 2008 at 2:37 am

I absolutely love it! Such an amazing idea that doesn’t even have to be expensive but will be so unique!

poltergasm December 13, 2008 at 12:33 pm

i SERIOUSLY thought you were peggy moffitt-& i would know. SERIOUSLY. [even if half asleep i mispelled her name, not sure.]

Allure December 13, 2008 at 1:39 pm

Those colours look so good on you Jennine!

Ian December 13, 2008 at 6:47 pm

The embroidery on the skirt adds a delicate and pretty touch to the outfit. Its a modern take on seasonal and folk bohemianism. Bravo.

Christmas sweaters? Ew.

WendyB December 13, 2008 at 7:32 pm

I lover every part of this outfit. The blue is really a great color for you.

songy December 14, 2008 at 12:48 am

That’s totally awesome, J.
The ornament was made to be a necklace for YOU.

Deep in Vogue December 14, 2008 at 7:19 am

love the shoes and the layering

nathalia December 14, 2008 at 8:22 am

I love your outfit!! You always inspire me:) I have a new blog and it would make me so glad if you gave an opinion!

jennine December 14, 2008 at 9:03 am

❤ UND- ha! i LIVED in various forms of this shade… spice, mocha, choclate… it was my shade until the 90′s ended.
❤ MP… haha i don’t think i would want to wear the same makeup as my mom at 17… though i think my mom stills wears this shade.
❤ marta, thank you.
❤ cecile, oh my i wish i could afford that dress, i’d wear it all the time!
❤ ruthie, oh man, i’ve got my eyes on all ornaments now..
❤ poltergasm, oh thank you, even if i am not half of peggy moffit, i’m glad you reminded me of her, she’s awesome.
❤ ian, oh thank you.. the emboidery is my favorite part about this skirt.
❤ wendy! thanks love! i need to dig out more blue…
❤ songy.. haha thanks!
❤ deep in vogue, can’t live without layering these days!
❤ nathalia, you’re blog is off to a great start! :) i’m glad to help even a little. x

Kathi December 14, 2008 at 9:04 am

cute outfit. Like it!

Rhiannon December 14, 2008 at 4:41 pm

I love that idea! I’m sort of obsessed with birds and putting bird ornaments on my tree so maybe I can find some way to put one in an outfit.

Oh, and I love your makeup!!!

szaza December 14, 2008 at 11:09 pm

OOH what an outfit! I love what you’ve done with your eyes and the shoes are killer. That skirt is wonderful and the necklace is perfect. Like Rhiannon, I am obsessed with birds and try to find any way I can to incorporate feathers and birds into my outfits. I am so close to wearing a bird ornament on my head or as a brooch…

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