Today’s Attire : Dressing like the land

by jennine on December 23, 2009


I’ve always loved the California landscape. It may not be the prettiest in the world, but I’ve always loved the crystal blue skies against the muted brown rolling hills, the smell of sage in the air, the sunshine. No matter how long I’ve been away, when I come back to Southern California, it never ceases to inspire me.

Yesterday, I got a lovely package from Violetville Vintage who I’ve been doing some work for, she sent me a few gorgeous vintage items, which I’ll show you soon, but she must have been reading my mind, because I had been planning to get some blue and turquoise in my wardrobe to complement the slew of warm colored clothing I’ve acquired recently. The blue wool jacket is the perfect length and the perfect color. UPDATE: There’s a great giveaway on Wishwishwish for a Violetville gift certificate!

A few weeks ago, we pondered if we would love or leave the Rodarte for Target collection and curiosity won over. Meanwhile today, as I was finishing up my Christmas shopping, I stopped in Target and checked out what was left of the   just to see if indeed there was anything worth picking up. All in all, the collection was hit and miss, the more interesting pieces looked flimsy, and the more classic pieces could be picked up anywhere, ie. striped shirt? I did end up getting the lace print dress, as I liked the print and the tule trim, and it fit well. So there you have it, I submitted to the hype.


Jacket: Violetville Vitnage | Dress : Rodarte for Target | Sunglasses: Target | Tights: Loehman’s | Boots: Aldo | Belt: Rocky’s closet

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Tami December 23, 2009 at 11:42 pm

Oh wow, that jacket looks perfect on you!
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Retro Chick December 24, 2009 at 3:13 am

That outfit looks amazing. I’d never have thought have putting a bright blue with that dress.

I’m a bit jealous of your sunshine and blue skies, we have an inch of ice on the pavements at the moment and it hasn’t stopped raining!


jennine December 24, 2009 at 9:00 am

Oh my… I’m sorry! I know how much it sucks to have shoddy weather… after living in the mid-west, I can now say that I took for granted all the beautiful California weather…


FABULA December 24, 2009 at 3:42 am

Rodarte rocks! The dress is fabulous!


Vyque December 24, 2009 at 7:04 am

ooo, that’s the Rodarte for Target dress I wanted! I jealous
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jennine December 24, 2009 at 8:58 am

I think you can still get them online! And even in your size!


rae December 24, 2009 at 7:45 am

I love it! Everything goes so well with your own coloring, too!


K-Line December 24, 2009 at 8:32 am

What a beautiful homage to the landscape! And those tights are SO fantastic. I love them to bits.
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adah potato December 24, 2009 at 8:42 am

these pictures look like movie stills. beautiful.
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Nickie Frye December 24, 2009 at 9:05 am

Hey, I love the dress! I totally blew it. Was just at Target & got confused in the toy section. Forgot to look for Rodarte. I suppose it’s terribly picked through by now & I’m NOT going on Christmas Eve to find out. HaHa! Anyway, I was excited about the leopard print dress until I found out it had bows down the back. Come on.

Beautiful photos!

Merry Christmas Eve!
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jennine December 24, 2009 at 3:22 pm

oh, i was supposed to be getting lost in the toy section, and ended up buying a gift for my nephew that was on the ‘unapproved list’ woops! .. oh i didn’t check the bows on the back of the leopard dress, i just didn’t like how the leopard print was spraypainted on.. tacky.


hanako66 December 24, 2009 at 10:54 am

you look fabulous…that first photo is so gorgeous!
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lei ann December 24, 2009 at 12:35 pm

i bypassed that dress for all the other ones, so while now i have pretty dresses ready for whatever springtime event is called for, i’m sad i didn’t get that one for just regular daily wear (did get the matchy t-shirt though). i did like the fit & material. waaaaah! hopefully i can find that dress while staying with my in-laws in the PA suburbs :)
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jennine December 24, 2009 at 3:22 pm

oh man… bummer! well i think it’s still online!


eyeliah December 24, 2009 at 12:37 pm

It is a fab pattern mix here, well done.
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WendyB December 24, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I think you should be wearing snow boot dogs with this outfit.
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jennine December 24, 2009 at 3:20 pm

shh! ixnay on the now boot dogsay!


Andrea December 24, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Great photos! I miss California in December! It’s cold, but clear in Seattle…Love the dress and think it’s a great choice. Beautiful with blue as well…
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Lydia December 24, 2009 at 3:21 pm

I just started a new beauty and fasion blog and Youtube channel. I would love if you would check it out!


SwanDiamondRose December 24, 2009 at 7:14 pm

well i can’t imagine that 1st photo looking any more californian. i love that particular california feeling, kind of washed out 70s sunshine, hinting at the perfect temperature. and i love the look of that dress. and always notice your eagle belt, i’ll have to find one!
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Emily December 24, 2009 at 9:06 pm

I too fell victim to the appeal of the Rodarte collection. Didn’t think it would happen, but the leopard dress fit so well so I couldn’t resist.
Love the way this dress looks on you!


heather December 24, 2009 at 10:45 pm

I love the color combos!

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charles December 25, 2009 at 12:58 pm

what a gorgeous landscape and outfit partnership! i love the boots and the tights…and the dress does look lovely! i personally skipped out on the target rodarte thing because it just didn’t catch my interest too much…only the sequin skeleton dress but really, i’m just a bit addicted to sequins in general so yeah. Happy holidays!
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elena December 25, 2009 at 1:28 pm

I gave in as well and purchased one of their dresses, the gold chiffon dress with bows on the shoulders. I do have to admit the fit was perfect! Usually I’ll like something from designers that design a line for Target, but the fit is never good. I was pleasantly surprised! :) You look fabulous! Merry Christmas! :)


UnoCosa December 25, 2009 at 5:57 pm

happy happy holiday, Jeanie - my best wishes for you and all your endeavors in the coming new decade!!!

love love the mixture of patterns! xx
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Denise @ Swelle December 27, 2009 at 4:15 pm

The dress looks great on you! What a lovely landscape, you can see the heat in the air. How I wish I could feel that right now! Merry Christmas!! ♥
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Midtown Girl December 27, 2009 at 10:52 pm

That blue looks so fabulous on you!! I was thinking of getting a pair of short leather driving gloves in that color…what do u think?

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dreamsequins December 28, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Beautiful pictures! I am loving the blue on you… A pretty complement to the Rodarte for Target dress. I have heard that the quality of the pieces are shabby- but hey, it’s Target and it’s mass market… Topshop collabs do me right. I haven’t been too impressed with Target.
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