Chevron (and we’re not talkin’ gas)

by jennine on February 5, 2010

In the last post I describe disappointing meanings of words (lederhosen-leather pants)… but for many years, I thought chevron was just the name of a gas station. Embarrassing right? And was delighted to find out that it just describes the general shape of the V character. Nice, the word ‘chevron’ sounds so cool…and it shouldn’t be tied to gas stations and …oil.  I love stripes, but find it hard to wear them. Sure… except when I want to dress like Beetlejuice! Then pile on the stripes thank you! In search to wean myself off of the grey routine has taken over my wardrobe these last few years, I’ve picked up a dress that’s well, grey..but it has other colors.

This weekend I’m getting ready for fashion week, it’s been wild working on the IFB conference the last few months. This fashion week there are going to be so many opportunities for bloggers, it’s incredible. I really can’t believe how much has changed in the last few years. But hey, it’s all part of the fun! Is there anything you want to see on the The Coveted for fashion week? I’d love to hear your requests!

Jaket : Talbots (I know!) • Cardigan : Kensie • Dress : Kimchi Bue • Necklace : H&M • Boots : some place in Seoul • Leggings : Target

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1 Tami February 5, 2010 at 1:23 pm

That dress really brightens up a dreary cold day. Good luck with all the fashion week prepping!
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2 jennine February 6, 2010 at 8:23 am

thanks love! i’m excited, but kind of’s going to be a good week!


3 mercie ghimire February 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm

talbots?! i worked in their stockroom in high school! wow, that jacket is super cool for them. and i love a chevron pattern. it’s much more flattering than horizontal stripes. have a lovely weekend!


4 jennine February 6, 2010 at 8:24 am

hahah i know… i got it from a sponsored post a while back, and ended up wearing it more than the jacket i bought myself…. it’s actually not bad for them!


5 Maegan February 5, 2010 at 1:28 pm

this may be my favorite on you ever :) love it!


6 jennine February 6, 2010 at 8:25 am

thanks my dear! i’m glad you like it!


7 AlysonIsNeat February 5, 2010 at 1:44 pm

This looks awesome! I dig it! The stripes remind me in a really good way of Fruit Stripes gum wrappers. They were so bright and beautiful!
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8 jennine February 6, 2010 at 8:59 am

fruitstripes! the best gum in the world for three seconds!


9 Sally February 5, 2010 at 1:47 pm

I can’t take my eyes off that necklace!
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10 apparellel February 5, 2010 at 5:21 pm

great outfit! i love everything about it. and you are absolutely stunning!


p.s. i totally trust your judgement on fw!!
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11 jennine February 6, 2010 at 9:35 am

haha thanks! good words coming from ms. apparallel the shoe enabler!


12 Nickie Frye February 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm

I LOVE that dress!! Perfect colors, cut & fit. So cute! Have fun at fashion week. I’m jealous. ;)


13 WendyB February 5, 2010 at 7:57 pm

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14 Make Do Style February 6, 2010 at 1:50 am

V.cute and lol ref Talbot comment!
good luck with NYCFW and the conference - such great effort and work.
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15 jennine February 6, 2010 at 9:35 am

thanks my dear!


16 Ariana February 6, 2010 at 6:02 am

Wow, you look great, the colors are wonderfull!
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17 Retro Chick February 6, 2010 at 7:11 am

I love that outfit. The colours and the coat and boots go together really well!

I didn’t even know Chevron was a gas station! I guess it’s American maybe?!
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18 Jenny February 6, 2010 at 8:03 am

Beautiful outfit. I wish I could wear that today instead of the drab ensemble I have planned out. Oh well. At least I can live vicariously. Thanks for sharing!


19 Penny February 6, 2010 at 10:15 am

I had an absolutely lovely Talbots duffel coat that I ADORED. I recently sold it because it was too big, but I feel you on the “I know!”
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20 Andrea February 6, 2010 at 10:36 am

I love how you put this outfit together! Adorable!
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21 ElodieVeryPetit February 6, 2010 at 3:37 pm

I just love this dress, SO pretty !


22 Krista Peck February 6, 2010 at 3:59 pm

You take the best pics!


23 Kristin February 6, 2010 at 8:42 pm

I’m beyond psyched for the conference!!


24 Emily the Panda February 6, 2010 at 11:02 pm

I love love love your outfit! Sooo great for Chicago winter… the layers… dress, sweater, coat! In addition, i love your chevron dress because it is COLORFUL! that is exactly what Chicago winter is missing… more colors. in sum, great outfit!
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25 Ashley February 7, 2010 at 5:10 am

Great work as always, Jennine! Is there any way you would consider live streaming the conference or posting video coverage of the sessions afterward for those of us overseas? I wish I could be there in person, but would definitely donate to see it online!


26 miss sophie February 7, 2010 at 9:43 am

this is winter layering at its best! i LOVE how you paired the stripey colorful dress with the marled knit and chic camel coat…what a cheery gorgeous look for the below 0 temps! :D
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27 violetville February 7, 2010 at 9:53 am

i love the colors, the textures, and the shapes. magical outfit, jennine!


28 stacy February 7, 2010 at 10:49 am

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29 cecile/detour2mode February 7, 2010 at 12:20 pm

love that outfit!! gorgeous!!!
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30 thefatandskinny February 7, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Cute outfit! I love the colors so much!


31 lani February 7, 2010 at 8:07 pm

jennine! i love those boots. if only seoul was a little closer ;)


32 lani February 7, 2010 at 8:09 pm

jennine! i love your boots! if only seoul was a little closer ;)

look forward to seeing you soon!


33 dust February 8, 2010 at 1:45 am

I think that coat is great.
It would be great to see your own trend prognosis for next winter, you have excellent but specific taste and it would be great to see how a real woman and not the editor filters out future trends.
Have fun on fashion week!


34 dust February 8, 2010 at 1:47 am

I said great 3times, be free to swap them for some other words of your choice


35 MizzJ February 8, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Loving all the colors of this outfit and the comfy textures!
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36 hanako66 February 9, 2010 at 5:46 pm

i can’t wait to see your fashion week coverage…give it to me in all forms!!

you look darling, this is a fun outfit!
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