Blazing Florals

by jennine on June 8, 2009

Last year I dug this blazer out of a pile of clothes on a flea market trip with Jessica of Shiny Squirrel. It’s been in my closet, and I’ve worn it from time to time, but I don’t think I’ve shown it to you. My husband says it looks like an early 90’s cleaning ladies jacket, but I still love it anyway…

Over the weekend, I was pretty sick, exhausted, just plain burnt out. So I layed in bed watching Big Love, and it’s pretty hard not to watch the show and not get enchanted with prairie florals and soft colors. Ok, so the people who wear them are  a little crazy, but I’ve never fallen much into the sane category either. Either way, today I’ve pulled out the old blazer and worn it with denim shorts much inspired by Chloe Sevigny. I guess since she’s my age, though my legs aren’t half as nice as hers, it’s quite liberating to not worry so much about whether a woman in her mid-30’s can wear cut off shorts during summer…

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1 Fashiongrail June 8, 2009 at 5:42 am

I actually love you jacket and you look fabulous as usual!

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2 Sophie, The Barton Girl June 8, 2009 at 5:55 am

Oh, that jacket’s so Eighties!
I never buy this sort of stuff to stock my website but I have to admit it looks real good on you. Great find!


3 KB June 8, 2009 at 5:58 am

So pretty, I like the faded print.

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4 grechen June 8, 2009 at 6:02 am

LOL at early 90’s cleaning ladies jacket…men just don’t understand! i love it, i had a very brightly patterned jacket nearly exactly like that in the 80’s (with sleeves rolled up and everything), in addition to a light denim-y Guess jacket i wore with my tapered/zipper-at-the-bottom Guess jeans. ah…the things i could pull-off back then…

you look wonderful! and yay for women in their 30’s wearing cut-off denim shorts :)

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5 Sweety P June 8, 2009 at 6:55 am

You look fab as always! The floral blazer is lovely!

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6 jennine June 8, 2009 at 7:00 am

❤ thanks fg!
❤ grechen, haha, i miss my denim jackets, like i had so many, what happened to them? i don’t know, but i really miss them. guess jeans, i love those too! though we were too poor for them, so i had palmettos and bongo jeans. ha!
those were the days….


7 Clarity June 8, 2009 at 8:10 am

I had leggings (American “tights”) in that print from Laura Ashley and paired them with a denim shirt in the 90’s.

Which is sort of a reverse of your outfit. It suits you, but I’m glad I chucked those leggings I couldn’t do it again :)

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8 WendyB June 8, 2009 at 8:19 am

You must be feeling better because you look great!

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9 Leia June 8, 2009 at 8:29 am

So pretty!


10 Sal June 8, 2009 at 8:43 am

Such fun. Amazing how rolling up the sleeves of a blazer totally changes its look.

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11 K-Line June 8, 2009 at 9:01 am

Married life suits you! Gorgeous photos. And work those cut offs!

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12 Sonja June 8, 2009 at 9:40 am

hahaha! That’s so funny about the cleaning jacket though I have no idea what he’s talking about. Such a cute look. :)

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13 apricot tea. June 8, 2009 at 11:03 am

This should work, but it does! I love it. :]

By the way, how is married life?!

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14 jennine June 8, 2009 at 11:40 am

❤clarity… hahaa we’re reverse twins!
❤wendy… oh thanks, well that’s mostly the lighting and the blur tool…
❤ sal.. i know, i can’t help but to roll up my sleeves…
❤ thanks k! cut offs rule
❤ sonja… oh i know, i didn’t even know what cleaning ladies looked like in the early 90s… dude
❤apricot… thank! married life is so far so good!


15 Annie Spandex June 8, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Sometimes some boyfriends/husbands just don’t really get it :)
Mine just wants me to look hot, lol..
And speaking of hot you can totally get away with the shorts!

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16 FashionMatchmaker June 9, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Definitely an interesting way of incorporating florals into your wardrobe. I was just watching a fashion makeover program where the stylist paired a bright floral dress with a white blazer, would have been more interesting the other way around :)

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17 friendinfashion June 10, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Love this blazer - and the outfit - very nice!


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