Getting Ready for Spring with a TopShop Sequin Blazer

by jennine on February 22, 2010

ready for spring

It happens every year. Winter comes around, and we’re so blindsided by the holidays we forget how cold and miserable it gets, and how layering in all those chunky knits become an essential evil. I have been living in chunky knits, and once photographed in a sweater that made me look so fat, I burned the sweater after seeing the pic. Ok, I didn’t really burn it. But never again will I be seen in public with that sweater again.

On the last day in NYC I hung out with Pamela from Market Publique, who showed me around the West Village. We had cupcakes at Magnolia and went to Cynthia Rowley, Albertine and some perfume shop, that I thought was beautiful, but I still can’t wear perfumes. Stupid skin, rejecting perfume. The day before, I made my regular stop at Century 21 where I picked up a pair of shorts for spring, a lace top and cashmere tights. It was probably the best C-21 run I had ever done, spending less than $100. Wendy Brandes lent me this sequin blazer from TopShop so I wouldn’t freeze out in the city.

This pose is for Wendy and Sister Wolf who love TopShop and hand-on-face poses:

My favorite vintage romantic tapestry bag…Wool beret : Nordstrom •  Jacket : Wendy Brandes/Topshop • Lace Shirt, shorts, cashmere tights : Century 21 • Bag : Vintage

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Style (R)evolution February 22, 2010 at 5:36 pm

I love your beret…Tres Chic!
.-= Style (R)evolution´s last blog ..Style Revolution + Canada + Badass = RAD Hourani =-.

laurakitty February 22, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Oooo, I might have to go pick up some of those tights!

Jaime February 22, 2010 at 5:37 pm

You are so adorable… everything looks darling on you!
.-= Jaime´s last blog ..Blogger Update: Eating Disorder Awareness Month =-.

jennine February 22, 2010 at 9:28 pm

haha, i wish, and apparently that sweater didn’t look darling on me!

Teresa February 22, 2010 at 5:41 pm

really beautiful bag and a lovely smile :)
.-= Teresa´s last blog ..making of and we do believe in fairy tales =-.

hiyaluv February 22, 2010 at 5:50 pm

you’re so chic! and I love your Wendy Brandes heart ring:)
.-= hiyaluv´s last blog ..Time Flies =-.

jennine February 22, 2010 at 9:29 pm

oh yeah, this is the best ring ever! i love it! wendy did good!

Tami February 22, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Gosh your cheeks and complexion are so creamy! :)
.-= Tami´s last blog ..Shu Uemura Essence Absolue =-.

Nickie Frye February 22, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Love the jacket & lace top! Perfect!

re: perfume, try spraying on your hair instead. ;)
.-= Nickie Frye´s last blog ..Wooden Bead Belt =-.

jennine February 22, 2010 at 9:30 pm

oooh good idea… except i also sneeze with perfume if it’s anywhere near my head… so it’s usually best if i spray it on my clothes… dammit.

littleblackbook February 22, 2010 at 5:59 pm

You look stunning!! :)
I am in love with your jacket!!!

Eli February 22, 2010 at 6:00 pm

I love absolutely everything about this outfit…so much texture

Kate February 22, 2010 at 6:08 pm

You look wonderful! I love the boots.

L.A. Stylist Mom February 22, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Why oh why oh why oh why did I not buy that jacket at Topshop when it was there? #fashionfail
.-= L.A. Stylist Mom´s last blog ..Make It Work =-.

jennine February 22, 2010 at 9:31 pm

i’m envious too, i almost stole the jacket…

Stephanie February 22, 2010 at 7:28 pm

I LOVE that bag!! You always dress so well.
.-= Stephanie´s last blog ..NYFW: Anna Sui =-.

Clare February 22, 2010 at 7:32 pm

.-= Clare´s last blog ..Messing with the Flavor =-.

apparellel February 22, 2010 at 8:14 pm

i love the mix of textures you have going on here. you look fabulous. i love the hand on face pose, shout out to wendy b. haha! your bag is amazing as well.

.-= apparellel´s last blog ..wildfox wickedness. =-.

jennine February 22, 2010 at 9:31 pm

hehe, it’s funny how much they love that pose.

WendyB February 22, 2010 at 8:43 pm

How cute are you?! I’m never going to look as good in that jacket. Dang!

Is the sweater you’re referring to the one that made you look like….F.M.??!?!
.-= WendyB´s last blog ..VV Brown Wears Wendy Brandes Swear Rings =-.

jennine February 22, 2010 at 9:32 pm

you are going to look as cute in that jacket, you always look cuter than me!

Alicia February 22, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I can’t believe WendyB has that jacket! And that I didn’t try to coax her into “loaning” it to me to fly back to LA with…


Ok, what I meant to say is that you look radiant, dahhhhhhhhhhlink! I love a shiny mix of textures.
.-= Alicia´s last blog ..…she’s back… =-.

Sister Wolf February 22, 2010 at 9:23 pm

HAHAHAHAHA! I’m just glad I wasn’t drinking milk when I saw this!

jennine February 22, 2010 at 9:33 pm

oh dear!

Market Publique February 22, 2010 at 9:50 pm

You look adorable!

And I had so much fun hanging out in the West Village, we have to do it again! MORE CUPCAKES! Or maybe coconut cake.

I’m gonna do a shout out post tomorrow, thank you for taking a pic of my outfit! I’m so flattered - you always make everyone look way better :)
.-= Market Publique´s last blog ..My Mom is a Style Icon! =-.

Citizen Rosebud February 22, 2010 at 10:20 pm

The bag is wonderful. Yeah, so’s that halogenic smile. Hello!
.-= Citizen Rosebud´s last blog ..Looking back, then moving forward: A time machine with Lee McQueen =-.

bella vintage February 22, 2010 at 11:17 pm

oh my goodness Jennine that bag is to die for! beautiful and big…definitely a statement bag!

Dee February 22, 2010 at 11:25 pm

That outfit is WAY out there, not my thing.

SarahJayne @ Goldmine Trash February 22, 2010 at 11:47 pm

I just love this outfit! It’s not every day I see fashion blog posts where the outfit is a mix of greys and neutrals. Very nice.

.-= SarahJayne @ Goldmine Trash´s last blog ..THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE SPAM =-.

Casey February 23, 2010 at 5:38 am

I love this outfit! There is so much visually going on, yet it all works so well together-you mix things so well, Jennine! :)

♥ Casey
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Charm February 23, 2010 at 6:06 am

You look like you stepped out of a “Victorian spring time” advert. I adore all the lace and your smile is the perfect accessory!

Sally February 23, 2010 at 7:13 am

Jennine, you seriously have the MOST beautiful smile.
.-= Sally´s last blog ..Photogenocity =-.

Retro Chick February 23, 2010 at 7:46 am

That’s such a cute outfit, I keep trying on shorts over tights and then immediately getting changed again. It just looks wrong on me!
.-= Retro Chick´s last blog ..London Fashion Week – Day 2 =-.

Chessa! February 23, 2010 at 3:37 pm

you look fabulous! I love this entire look…it sounds like you had a beautiful day downtown. sadly, it’s raining here again but I could use your optimism as I long for spring!
.-= Chessa!´s last blog ..Nat Finkelstein - Producer of History =-.

Dani Freitas February 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Cute and lovely blog! I’m in love with it!
And I’ve already become a follower!

Clare February 23, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Your bag is absolutely beautiful, I so want it.

Come by and say hello sometime :)



Corie February 23, 2010 at 6:17 pm

I so love that bag! Totally awesome look!
.-= Corie´s last blog ..Proust Questionnaire =-.

GrandPa Tamm February 23, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Can’t wait to see you in March! From Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
Love, Grandpa

Annie Spandex February 23, 2010 at 8:11 pm

This is such a romantic look. I love it! And that jacket is simply beautiful.
.-= Annie Spandex´s last blog ..Matchy Matchy Kwasa Kwasa // Surfer Blood =-.

T. February 24, 2010 at 7:15 am

So cute!
.-= T.´s last blog ..I think we have a pattern here =-.

Kristen February 24, 2010 at 8:00 am

that bag is amazing, usually when you find a great vintage bag they are just too small to be practical in the contemporary world, but that one is perfect. Also LOVE the jacket and I think i have mentioned before, i like any look that’s accented by a classic beret!
.-= Kristen´s last blog ..Fit of Inspiration: Private Benjamin =-.

Alice February 24, 2010 at 8:24 am

Love this mix of spring colours and textures! the bag is great and well done to Wendy for lending you the jacket!
.-= Alice´s last blog ..Thrifted Ralph Lauren Pants =-.

dreamsequins February 24, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I reallly reallly envied those cashmere tights on you! And that tapestry bag is just brilliant… xx
.-= dreamsequins´s last blog ..NYFW Diaries: Graeme Armour F/W 2010 =-.

Vint Junky February 24, 2010 at 3:45 pm

What a kind friend Wendy is!
I am very envious of the vintage tapestry bag, so hard to find one that’s a substantial size…outfit is gorgeous!

SwanDiamondRose February 24, 2010 at 4:47 pm

oh my god is it that purse? it must be! i’m STILL crazy for that purse. i love the outfit. i WANT the purse!
.-= SwanDiamondRose´s last blog ..SWANclothing sewing hint #3. the iPhone dilemma. [5] =-.

7jades February 25, 2010 at 2:16 am

You look so stunning, in that outfit and your beautiful smile!


Jessica February 25, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Nice soft colour palette… and the bag is so cute! needlepoint :)
.-= Jessica´s last blog ..puff ball =-. Maegan February 27, 2010 at 2:44 pm

omg so so so SO CUTE!!! I love all the textures too!
.-= …love Maegan´s last blog ..DIY Flower Themed Kids Party Decor =-.

ShoeLover67 March 1, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Absolutely love the military inspired boots. Check out some others from my favorite brand, J Shoes. You can go shopping online at Happy Shopping!

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