A red beret will brighten any day…

by jennine on October 2, 2009

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I wore this little beret to the Dress Up Soiréeeveryone told me not to forget it, but after the party, a group of us went to a little bar around the corner, and what did I do? Forget my beret. Luckily Pamela of Market Publique who also gave me this hat… picked it up and mailed it to my home. She’s so good to me. I love berets they’re the most darling form of hat. Yeah, yeah, there might be others, but my heart belongs to the beret family.

I’m starting to realize that Chicago’s ‘Windy City’ isn’t a proverbial name like ‘London Fog’ the wind… is real.. I’m starting to pull more and more items out of my winter box… one of them being a vintage wool skirt I picked up last year at the Frankfurt flea market. I didn’t wear it much last year because I thought it was too long, but Susie Bubble has been inspiring me to dabble back in the longer skirt length. This skirt is make of perfect wool pleats and a nice lining. In order to keep it from looking too matronly, I’ve stolen Rocky’s eagle belt, and wore it over my SPUN boat neck top (which I’m living in), and my denim vest.


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1 Sweety P October 2, 2009 at 12:55 pm

So happy you got your beret back! I love the whole outfit! Your belt is killer fab!
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2 FashionPea October 2, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Great look! Love the red hot beret and *that* belt - wow!!
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3 Sheena October 2, 2009 at 1:03 pm

I love the entire outfit! I loved that beret, too!

Oh yes, the wind is real. I’m going to go home and exchange this blazer for a blanket and my heat!
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4 Leia October 2, 2009 at 1:33 pm

It adds the perfect pop of color! I also really love the pearl barrette you’re wearing in your hair.

I find London really windy and always come home with frizzy, messy hair! Hats look silly on me (they just don’t suit my face shape!) so I wear snoods in the winter. I have a bright pink one and people always make fun of me, but hey, it keeps my hair neat! ;)
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5 Sal October 2, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Maybe you can teach me your beret-wearing ways. I always look like a giant poseur in them!
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6 Julia October 2, 2009 at 2:55 pm

That belt is unreal! So wonderful! I’ve also been working the long skirt lately.
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7 jennine October 2, 2009 at 3:11 pm

❤sweety mmmmeee too!
❤fashion pea…big belt bucklees are hard to come by!
❤leia…snooods! hehhe i love that word..hats are definitely hard for me too.
❤sal..i will next week! =)
❤julia, that’s so great… i love minis but sometimes a longer skirt is just what i need.


8 enc October 2, 2009 at 3:21 pm

My old Chicagoland wind will blow that beautiful beret right out into Lake Michigan if you’re not careful, Miss Jennine!

I love what you’ve done here. Your touch with reds is magical. I love the houndstooth, also.
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9 Dottie October 2, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Yes, very windy. And cold!

Cute beret.


10 Clare October 2, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Love this outfit…such a perfect hodgepodge of colors and styles! I wore a red beret throughout all of 4th and 5th grades, so this re-emergence of the beret in the fashion world is taking me back to weird places.
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11 eyeliah October 2, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Husbands closes can have the best accessories, like that peek of leggings too. Your style is definitely rocker chick, black, silver, edgy with a touch of soft this season, I like it.
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12 Michelle October 2, 2009 at 5:10 pm

I love it! This look makes me think “boho biker” almost…in the best way possible of course :) Can’t wait for the beret-wearing tutorial!
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13 Kate October 2, 2009 at 5:23 pm

The belt is AMAZING! I love the getup, especially the layering. And the beret is the cherry on top! So cute!
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14 WendyB October 2, 2009 at 7:49 pm

I love that beret on you. Thank goodness for Pamela!
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15 Goody October 2, 2009 at 9:20 pm

super cute.

i love hats but i dont own a single beret…need to address that.

also, as a born and raised chicagoan, its always interesting to see how others take to it….
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16 Make Do Style October 3, 2009 at 2:07 am

OMG love your skirt I’m on the hunt for the very same. I’m desperate to find one and have been kicking myself for parting with a H&M one many years ago - it was so passée at the time!
You look lovely in the whole outfit and the red beret does add a dash.
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17 Arushi from FabBlab October 3, 2009 at 3:21 am

You look fabulous, J! I love the beret! And the belt. And the nail polish.



18 frances October 3, 2009 at 6:03 am

This outfit is so perfect! I love love it! Wish I could pull off a beret like that x
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19 Ashe Mischief October 3, 2009 at 8:01 am

I love your little red beret…. and the blue nails! That’s one of my favorite polish shades, though I know we both share that feeling of our fingers not being able to breathe when we wear it…

You’re so rock’n roll ;)
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20 Candy Kawaii Lover October 3, 2009 at 9:02 am

I love the beret!

You look stunning! ;)
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21 jennine October 3, 2009 at 9:06 am

❤enc.. hahah i believe you!
❤dottie, i wasn’t prepared!
❤clare…that must have been the CUTEST thing in the world!
❤eyeliah..hahha, yeah…rocky is a minimalist though, it’s a surpise he has this!
❤michelle..love it ‘boho biker’
❤kate…i was sooo close to using that phrase!
❤wendy…exactly! pamela is one of my favorite new yorkers! aside from you that is…
❤goody..oh man, you gotta get a beret!
❤makedo…you know i ALMOST parted with this skirt too… it’s like a clothing reality show…
❤frances..i bet you can!
❤ashe..haha rocknroll i always think sushi for some reason when i hear that. it must be a san francisco thing.


22 IdStyle October 3, 2009 at 10:27 am

i always seem to love any outfit that includes a beret.
and the red one is fantastic.


23 rebekah roy October 3, 2009 at 10:35 am

Isn’t amazing - the powers a hat can have!
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24 LadyLUX October 3, 2009 at 6:51 pm

I remember seeing you in that beret at the Soiree. It really stood out; the style and the color are unforgettable. I grew up wearing berets, and I feel that I’ve lost touch with them. They can really change the feel of any outfit - they can be ladylike sometimes, and spunky at some other times. I’m inspired to get back into them.
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25 sher October 4, 2009 at 12:53 pm

You were so lucky to get your beret back. Awesome belt! LOVE it!


26 Brandy October 5, 2009 at 10:55 am

lucky you! It’s a cute beret, I love the bright red.
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27 Lani October 5, 2009 at 11:39 am

I love berets too! I think it’s because I love anything kind of Frenchy.

Glad you got reunited with your beret. I lost my hat (black vintage turban) after IFB as well… it fell out of my bag in the back of a cab and I literally realized it as the cab drove away. Oh, irony! :P
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28 missmilki October 5, 2009 at 11:48 am

That red beret is just perfect! :) An I really like the wool skirt, that length is difficult to do but you pull it off really well. Its not at all unflattering or awkward. love it! :)
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29 Market Publique October 14, 2009 at 7:07 am

Ahh well, yes, that beret is too cute on you, so it had to be rescued and sent back to it’s rightful owner. Glad it’s brightening up your day!!


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