Simple Complex

by jennine on March 13, 2009


Here’s a complex, I’m ambivalent towards tee shirts, yet I love cotton jersey. I’m also finicky with tomatoes, but I love tomato products.  Well, it’s true, I don’t really like regular t-shirts so much… I may have a couple that I really like (maybe I should do a post about my three tees) but generally, when it comes to cotton jersey, I love when people make dramatic sculptural pieces, then make them comfortable by using jersey. Complex Geometries does just this. They included this square hood tank for me when they sent us the IFB Dress Up prizes. I immediately wore it (like, five times in the last month). I had a lot of fun playing with the draping, but for the most part I wore it with a belt and sometimes a jacket. I really love the hood, and the racer back it’s all these details that make it extraordinary.

Here I’m layering the square hoodie with my winter AA turtleneck dress, tights, a Levi’s denim vest I picked up at the flea market (another piece I wear constantly)… tights… and my purple fringe shoes. First shown last week, but I thought I’d do a follow up, as I didn’t get in the details. Made by NYLA they are slightly too big, so sometimes I’ll wear them with socks, but I was able to snag them at DSW for $30 on sale and since the bloggosphere is going ga ga over alexander wang fringe boots, I’m going to take a wild guess we’re no where near being sick of fringe yet. I know I’m not.

Check out thier online shop to see more of thier creations, photos by the lovely ROCKY’S MOM!

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BetseyJ March 13, 2009 at 6:45 am

Hate teeshirts too, but love what you’re wearing.

& totally hate tomatoes, but love ketchup.


Sweety P March 13, 2009 at 6:59 am

I heart this outfit!

Fajr/ Stylish Thought March 13, 2009 at 7:09 am

haha… I have that love/hate with tomatoes too… You look very stylish, your hair looks great up.

I don’t think we’ll get sick of fringe anytime soon either… haha

DWJ March 13, 2009 at 7:12 am

First, love the outfit :) And I adore any and everything jersey. I’ve been sewing a lot lately and I only seem to want to make things out of fabulous jersey. It’s just so much more comfortable when it’s jersey. Oh and I love the shoes and fringe isn’t going out of style anytime soon.

jennine March 13, 2009 at 7:22 am

❤ betsey.. ketchup rules. food is mostly just a vehicle for ketchup
❤ sweet ❤
❤ fajr…heh… its looking that way!
❤ D!!! ooh, i bet you’re coming up with some mighty cool things in jersey! hope to see them!

Jillian March 13, 2009 at 7:24 am

I love that tunic and would purchase it immediately and probably love it forever if I had the $ right now. Sigh. It looks so versatile.

Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts March 13, 2009 at 7:37 am

YES, How amazing are Complex Geometries! I love jersey too but normally hate traditional t-shirts because the cuts are so unflattering.
I wish I could afford some of their products. You may also like Aussie label Bassike!!

leigh March 13, 2009 at 7:45 am

oh gosh - how i love complex geometries. you look great jennine!

jess March 13, 2009 at 8:16 am

I love complex geometries. I have their binder T in black and I love it. I want that dress too!!

Sal March 13, 2009 at 8:50 am

What a perfect, PERFECT way to doll up a casual jersey dress.

apricot tea. March 13, 2009 at 9:10 am

I have a love/hate relationship with tomatoes, too! I loathe raw tomatoes, but I love tomato sauce for spaghetti. It’s very strange, & it bugs the hell out of my husband. ;]

I love this outfit, btw. It’s effortless!

Mademoiselle Robot March 13, 2009 at 9:57 am

On the last photo, it looks like you have short hair with longs bangs at the front and I have to say it is SUPER HOT.
Have you ever had short hair?


produzentin March 13, 2009 at 10:36 am

can’t believe you’re in Offenbach? or at least in the vicinity. :-)

jennine March 13, 2009 at 10:57 am

❤jilian if i had the $ i’d buy several more of their pieces, i hear yah
❤alicia, thanks for the tip!
❤sal thanks! it’s been a common theme as of late!
❤apricot.. hha rocky is so funny about it when i leave the tomatoes…
❤mellerobot… oh i totally twisted my hair so it went on top. easy peasy. i’ve had short hair before, but unless i got a perm, it wouldn’t be so voluminous.
❤produzentin…ha! you know the area! this is actually around offenbach, sort of a little south….

Eunice March 13, 2009 at 11:35 am

you always look great, jennine! ADORE those boots!

Charm March 13, 2009 at 1:17 pm

the colour of your shoes is so pretty. it’s perfect for such a gray day.

freya March 13, 2009 at 1:36 pm

love those boots!

Anna at March 13, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Oh those purple shoes are to-die-for! You look beautiful and playful at the same time.

Frankie - Swell Vintage March 13, 2009 at 3:57 pm

These photos of you are absolutely stunning, Jennine. I LOVE these shoes x

WendyB March 13, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Beautiful photos, outfit, blogger.

jesspgh March 13, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Wow I love the layers here… and the purple suede fringe boots are unexpected and fantastic!

Sabrina March 13, 2009 at 7:18 pm

That complex geometries piece makes me want to have more cotton jersey items in my closet too. You look great!

Sonja March 14, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Such pretty pics! You look lovely! I wear t-shirts so often it’s sometimes ridiculous. I love cotton jersey and easy-to-wear stuff that I don’t have to iron or dry clean. I’ve gotten a bit lazy in my “old age.” :)

Male Mode March 14, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Beauteous photos!


susie_bubble March 14, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Have missed your musings a lot…. love this outfit and the brooding sky behind you!

Kathryn Elyse March 14, 2009 at 6:47 pm

I must say I’m not a tshirt fan either… but lately there are so many great cotton jersey designs that are quite beautiful!

the shoes are amazing also!

Sonia Luna March 15, 2009 at 6:12 am

Purple, shoes … purple shoes, what’s not to like? Love them, love them, love them! You look amazing.

Lani Nguyen March 15, 2009 at 8:38 am

I LOVE everything about this outfit. The individual pieces and the overall look. Fabulous!

I can’t wait to get my IFB complex geometries piece!

Amanda Nicole March 15, 2009 at 8:40 am

I am a junkie for AA t-shirts, but maybe that’s just because I was a teenager in the ’90s. And I heart James Dean.

The pics of you smiling are so freakin adorable!

Rhiannon March 15, 2009 at 7:06 pm

I love the grey tights and purple shoes together, but most of all your hair!! It looks wonderful!!

jennine March 16, 2009 at 3:37 am

❤frankie…well thank rockys mom for taking the photos!
❤wendy…too kind
❤sabrina… mee tooo, more cotton plz
❤sonja… amazingly enough, i ironed this before the shoot. heh, i guess when you line dry wrinkles still apply
❤susie…aaww… thanks
❤lani…i can’t wait to see it on you!
❤amanda…yea, aa will consume your life if you’re not careful!
❤rhiannon…well watch out, tomorrow you’ll see more!

Vintage Tea March 19, 2009 at 4:47 pm

I am SERIOUSLY in love with they shoes! WOW


Aja March 21, 2009 at 12:57 pm

I have this and I love it too. Just took it to Miami and wore the hell out of it. That’s what I love about traveling. Putting your clothing to good use and getting everything good and stinky.

Market Publique March 21, 2009 at 10:19 pm

ha! I have this too! Bought it at Oak about a month ago or so. Love it, perfect for looking like you put effort into your outfit without actually putting any.

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