Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

by jennine on March 17, 2010

Did you remember to wear green today? Well if you did, good for you! And if you didn’t, I didn’t either until this afternoon. Sometimes I’m into it, and sometimes, well, I’m not… St. Patty’s day isn’t like HALLOWEEN, where you can make up a costume and pretend to be something.

Believe it or not, I don’t own that much green. Which is strange, because its actually a flattering color, as most colors are, if you get the right tint/tone/shade. I’ve had this Tartan jacket by Christian Francis Roth for some time, I don’t exactly know why I bought it, oh yes, because I love Wendy Brandes. But the jacket, while cute, doesn’t quite go with many things I have, and the box cut jacket is a particularly challenging silhouette for curvy people, but I loved nod to the early 60’s combined with the asymmetric detail so I bought it.

The boxy jacket wasn’t complete with out a hat. Really, we should all wear more hats anyway, I’m gong to the Vintage Fashion Expo over the weekend to see if I can pick up any more vintage hats. This vintage red beret I got from Market Publique, it really should make more appearances!

Jacket : Francis by Christian Francis Roth • Vintage Hat : Market Publique • Glasses : Cynthia Rowley • Jeans : Era of Chaos • Ballet Flats : Jessica Simpson (yes, now I have TWO pairs by her!)

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1 Vint Junky March 17, 2010 at 3:51 pm

This retro look is beautiful on you


2 Nickie Frye March 17, 2010 at 4:10 pm

I have some vintage hats, but I never wear them for several reasons, one of which is I have zero ability to do my hair. A fancy hat on a head of basic hair is no good.

Thanks for the reminder about the show this weekend. I was supposed to be working for a friend, but it fell through. Maybe I’ll sneak over there anyway. I think the prices are high though… or maybe my prices are too low….
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3 jennine March 18, 2010 at 11:09 am

it’s funny because i use hats for the sole purpose of hiding my hair! actually, i’m still figuring my hair out… it’s a mess..
if you go, let me know! i’d love to meet you!


4 Icy March 17, 2010 at 4:11 pm

I LOVE 60s style boxy jacket (I’m wearing one today) and that is a particularly great example. I think the trick for very curvy girls (like me) is to make sure they hit very high on the hips so you can see the waist curving back in again. This gives them more of a swing look which is very flattering.
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5 jennine March 17, 2010 at 4:28 pm

THANK YOU for pointing that out… I wasn’t sure what it was about this jacket that kept me from wearing it, and that’s it, I’m going to to shorten this jacket asap!


6 Icy March 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm

You’re very welcome ^_^
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7 helen March 17, 2010 at 4:20 pm

holy batman, love that jacket.

helen xx
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8 apparellel March 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm

i love this look on you! i like how you paired the boxy cut of the jacket with the figure flattering high waisted jeans. and of course i love the RED beret. gorgeous!

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9 jennine March 18, 2010 at 11:10 am

every time i wear that hat, i sing the prince song, raspberry beret.. even though this is more of a cherry beret.


10 ruchi March 17, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Love the vintage look…
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11 Tami March 17, 2010 at 4:45 pm

love the way you accessorize - very nice!
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12 jennine March 18, 2010 at 11:10 am

thanks love!


13 suzy March 17, 2010 at 7:13 pm

very cute jennine! you look chic and classy :)


14 WendyB March 17, 2010 at 7:38 pm

You look gorgeous but I hate your jacket :-P

*cracking myself up*
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15 jennine March 18, 2010 at 11:39 am

haha…well now i am thinking it needs to be altered…why does all his clothes need to be altered?


16 WendyB March 18, 2010 at 11:15 pm

I altered every single piece! Cost me more than the clothes retailed for.
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17 Nicole Jarecz March 17, 2010 at 8:07 pm

beautiful outfit!


18 indihues March 18, 2010 at 1:09 am

hey, happy st. patrick’s day… loved the cat-eyed glares
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19 jennine March 18, 2010 at 11:39 am

thanks…they’re getting a lot of wears these days!


20 Alice March 18, 2010 at 4:36 am

I love your jacket, it looks great with the red lipstick and beret!
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21 Veronica March 18, 2010 at 4:43 am

luv the jacket
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22 Sally March 18, 2010 at 6:19 am

I adore it! And the beret was a fabulous choice.
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23 Jennifer March 18, 2010 at 8:13 am

Lovely photos…I’m a curvy woman and wear lots of jackets. They make me feel comfortable and I love to add layers.
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24 jennine March 18, 2010 at 11:40 am

layering adds so much to an outfit, you gotta love layers!


25 D'Rae March 18, 2010 at 8:33 am

I am so in LOVE with that jacket! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
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26 Natalie March 18, 2010 at 11:26 am

LOVE that you’ve returned to SF! WELCOME BACK. I recognize the spot where you’re posed and wondering what cute new shop is going in there? Do you know? Will you give us the scoop soon? Hope so! Dig The Coveted!


27 Mousevox Vintage March 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm

What an adorable St. Patty’s day ensemble! xo.
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28 Sarah March 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I love that jacket!!
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29 Alicia March 18, 2010 at 4:33 pm

YES!! We all should wear more hats. You look darling.


30 Clare March 18, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Those high-waist jeans look beyond stunning with that plaid swing jacket!
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31 Steff March 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm

I love the jeans with this jacket. Beautiful!


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