Slow dressing

by jennine on November 27, 2009

Today I got dressed, and undressed then dressed again. Nothing seemed to work quite right. Maybe it’s a bad face day, a bad body day, maybe I just should have stayed in bed. Or maybe inspiration just takes time.

Upon looking through my closet, I noticed the things I love the most are the ones with the unique details. I have this chunky sweater picked up at the thrift store about a month ago. The sweater is from the 80’s it still had it’s tags. Apparently it sat in a few closets unworn. What I love the most is the seam of the sweater… or piping it’s rather dramatic and while I love that detail, I haven’t quite figured out how to wear the whole sweater. But it’s usually how an outfit begins. It doesn’t always happen right away, sometimes it has to gestate. A detail I love that sits in my mind for some time before it comes to fruition. Like how I obsessed over painted nails long before I actually came around and did it myself. A simple action yes, but it took months for me to try it. Which reminds me, it’s time to do the nails again!

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1 Fi Figueroa November 27, 2009 at 12:34 pm

looks great! so cozzyyy. haha whenever i go through the “slow” dressing I end up with my whole closet in my bed! (usually end up with my first choice anyways)
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2 jennine November 27, 2009 at 12:45 pm

haha, if you saw a picture of my bed right now, you might giggle a little bit.


3 Kristen November 27, 2009 at 1:30 pm

sometime i buy things because i love a detail or part of you, like you talked about, but then it might sit in my closet for months before i have that ‘aha’ moment with it and all of a sudden it is a new favorite piece that i wear all the time.
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4 Make Do Style November 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm

I have days like this and nail varnish usually helps but you have the fab Wendy B Diana ring - brilliant!
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5 jennine November 27, 2009 at 4:29 pm

it does help! i have to keep them looking nice…but today is the in between day… i’ll have to wait til sudnay because we’re traveling in monday!


6 Alicia November 27, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Looks like a great sweater from what I can see…
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7 WendyB November 27, 2009 at 8:21 pm

I guess people tell this all the time, but I’ll say it anyway. You have great taste in jewelry.
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8 jennine November 28, 2009 at 10:47 am

I do!


9 Annie Spandex November 28, 2009 at 3:56 am

I spy a WendyB ring!

I have days like that as well, when nothings feels right.
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10 jennine November 28, 2009 at 10:58 am

It is!! Well, it’s good to know that someone as fabulous as you, has those days too.


11 Sophie November 28, 2009 at 4:19 am

Love that sweater and the nail polish color is super sweet.

I have some days like those, that no matter how many times you change you still feel horrid with your own self.

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12 jennine November 28, 2009 at 10:56 am

Thank you! Well yeah, those days… those days… they usually come like clockwork, but it still doesn’t change how it feels when they come!


13 Serena from Style on a String November 28, 2009 at 6:58 am

That ring is FABULOUS… Man that heart ring is gorgeous

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14 Clare November 28, 2009 at 7:18 am

Jennine, this is a gorgeous photo. I’m glad you’re finding ways to wear that fabulous sweater!
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15 jennine November 28, 2009 at 10:57 am

I’m working on it! I’ve pulled it out so many times!


16 Jessica November 28, 2009 at 4:42 pm

I am obsessed with that ring! But yeah, I hate those days when nothing you put on makes a statement you are looking for. Even in a full closet you can’t find anything to wear…sad huh?
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17 Midtown Girl November 28, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Love ring!! Actually the purple nails & gray sweater looks fab are onto something here ;-)
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18 Marta November 29, 2009 at 8:47 am

That happens to me all the time- almost every single day!
Great bog-

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19 alison November 29, 2009 at 10:33 am

i have too many of those days, when nothing seems to work right - my hair, my clothes, my body…


20 Annie November 29, 2009 at 2:23 pm

That sweater is so lovely. And I adore the ring! It’s such a beautiful, subtle piece. The nail polish is such a great color too.
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21 39th & Broadway November 29, 2009 at 2:39 pm

ha, ha, I thought I was the only one who used “having a bad face day!”

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and are enjoying all your traveling.
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22 Alice November 30, 2009 at 7:27 am

I know the feeling, sometimes I think I have nothing to wear. I find that it also depends on my mood, when I am stressed or in a hurry nothing will work, but when I spend just a few minutes before going to bed think what I will wear the next morning I always come up with a new idea or combination. I have emergency outfits - well tested outfits when I want to play it safe.

Lovely jumper, I can see myself wearing it too when I want to hide from the world :)
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