Current/Elliott Captain Trousers + Valeria

by jennine on July 19, 2010

norwegian Wood Valeria Necklace

First off I want to say a big thank you for those that commented last week, it really helped to have your support, and I’m going to try my best to keep going, even if The Coveted is going to be scaled back a bit for a little while. Monday’s are a great day to put things in perspective, that’s for sure.

So, back to business!

Ever since I first laid eyes on these wooden necklaces by Norwegian Wood, I have lusted over them. Made with left over Mahogany lumber from Furni clocks, they have a distinctive tribal aesthetic while completely experimental. When Angie Johnson sent a nice email offering me one of them (well, I was also in process of buying one of her dresses, you’ll see later this week) I couldn’t say no. At first I wasn’t sure if the large wooden plates would be “too much” but the day they arrived, I wore it with a causal outfit (much like one I’m wearing today) and the necklace got three compliments from various people. It’s bold, yet wearable, and adds a lot of character to even the most casual of outfits. This I like.

Also, in shopping news (I’ve been stocking up lately) I finally caved in and got the Current/Elliott Captain’s Trousers on Shopbop, and I’m going to do a full review on eat, sleep, denim blog later this week… but since my Current/Elliot showroom visit, I’ve been obsessed with getting a pair of more relaxed jeans… but then got sidetracked by twill, especially since it’s army green. I tell you, this is the second time I’ve worn them since Saturday, and methinks it’s my new favorite pair of pants. Who knew a dress girl could be so smitten?

Wearing: Valeria Necklace courtesy of Norwegian Wood • Cardigan courtesy of InhabitNY • Remixed old teeshirt • Captain’s Trousers Current/Elliott • Shoes: Marc Jacobs • Belt: Vintage

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gail July 19, 2010 at 11:54 am

I absolutely LOVE the pants, and your entire outfit is great - I think one of my favorites! Glad you will be keeping The Coveted going, even in an abbreviated manner. Will always have something to look forward to ;)

jennine July 19, 2010 at 8:33 pm

thanks gail! :)

SweetyPW July 19, 2010 at 11:56 am

The necklace is the perfect accessories for your lovely outfit! The shoes are to dye for, too. Your style always inspires me.
.-= SweetyPW´s last blog ..Ms Charm’s Chic Eye Candy- ARTSCAPE 2010 =-.

jennine July 19, 2010 at 8:33 pm

oh thanks…these shoes def need to come out more. :)

DWJ July 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Of course me being the accessories blogger I’m in love with the necklace and the shoes. Army green is one of those colors I love when I put on yet I never seem to pick up on a regular basis. You’re making me want to pull my army green wide leg trousers out…after this heatwave in DC is over.
.-= DWJ´s last blog ..Weekend Bargains =-.

jennine July 19, 2010 at 8:41 pm

oooh army green wide leg trousers? i think i have a new craving.
and enjoy the summer while you have it. we still have not gotten very many warm days… guess we’ll get them come winter.

Alexandra G. July 19, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Love the necklace and shoes! Very cute outfit, you look great.
.-= Alexandra G.´s last blog ..Kings of Leon at the Gorge =-.

grit and glamour July 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm

I LOVE this look, especially the necklace! I’m really wishing I had a necklace like that. Might have to click on over! One of my faves on you, for sure.

♥ V
.-= grit and glamour´s last blog ..WVW- City Beachy Ghetto Fab =-.

jennine July 19, 2010 at 8:34 pm

this necklace would look great on you… i can really see it.

Trinidad Pena July 19, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Loving the necklace!
.-= Trinidad Pena´s last blog ..Look Book- Cocktail Party =-.

T. July 19, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Great outfit! I didn’t read the post last week, but I would like to add something: I love how personal The Coveted is, glad you’re not giving it up entirely.
.-= T.´s last blog ..Shoe Fetish =-.

fashion butter July 19, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Love this look. And that necklace is whoa!

Leslie July 19, 2010 at 2:16 pm

wow-one of my favorite looks so far! it just works. on a side note, i am in my 30s and a san francisco-transplant to boot, so i love the perspective your blog brings to personal style. i can imagine that it becomes wearisome, but whenever you post, i’ll enjoy reading it. @lshitch on twitter

jennine July 19, 2010 at 8:36 pm

thank you my dear! i do love posting, it’s just getting the time together to do something good that’s the hard part.

Eli July 19, 2010 at 2:20 pm

I want to tell you that I love absolutely everything about this outfit on you, you look fantastic!
.-= Eli´s last blog ..Lorange =-.

the clothing menu July 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm

love the norwegian wood necklace!

The Well-Appointed Catwalk July 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm

I also have some ridiculously huge necklaces, and I always manage to build an outfit around the ones I love. The one you’re wearing is absolutely gorgeous!
.-= The Well-Appointed Catwalk´s last blog ..Links à la Mode =-. Maegan July 19, 2010 at 3:41 pm

I adore the entire look! Fantastic from head to toe.
.-= …love Maegan´s last blog ..Vera Wang Ivory Oxford Wedges =-.

jennine July 19, 2010 at 8:36 pm

thanks maegan! :)

K-Line July 19, 2010 at 3:48 pm

This whole outfit is awesome.
.-= K-Line´s last blog ..Interior Monologue =-.

LuceBuona July 19, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Yeiiii!!! I´m happy to know that you are not saying goodbye to this blog!!! :D
As usual my dear, your outfit is adorable. I´m sure I could just give you a bunch of boring and non-appealing clothes and you would turn them into something totally awesome!

jennine July 19, 2010 at 8:38 pm

oh yeah, i’m just going to scale back, hopefully that works!

Amy July 19, 2010 at 4:32 pm

The necklace is my favorite part of the outfit! It helps that it’s laying on top of a simple shirt. It’s too bad Norwegian Wood is currently closed; I’d like to get an idea of their pricing.

Thank you for keeping The Coveted! I started reading a few years ago but have only recently started commenting. I love your blog. :)
.-= Amy´s last blog ..Apple Fan For Life I Take That Back =-.

jennine July 19, 2010 at 8:38 pm

oh she’ll be back up and running later this week! and thanks for commenting.

Annie Spandex July 19, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Ah, I love it!! On its own I’m not sure if I would go as gaga as I do over other NW stuff, but seeing it the way you’ve styled it makes me understand!
.-= Annie Spandex´s last blog ..The Most Beautiful Fishnets I’ve Ever Seen =-.

jennine July 19, 2010 at 8:39 pm

haha, do you mean de-styled it? i feel like most of her stuff is styled so perfectly, i really took it down several notches, but i kind of like it that way.

Katie July 19, 2010 at 8:00 pm

I’ve read your blog for awhile but this is the first outfit that made me comment! You were made for twill pants! Seriously, this is my fave outfit today. I feel like anyone can wear a cool dress but to make casual pants look so put together and stylish- you’ve got to know what you are doing.

jennine July 19, 2010 at 8:40 pm

oh thanks for commenting! i’m also loving twill lately…and I’ll need a new pair, you know, just for the rotation.

sutton July 19, 2010 at 9:57 pm

i love this look~ and I am hoping that you can find a balance so that your blog will stay live, i love it!!
.-= sutton´s last blog ..ROAD TRIP MUSTS =-.

Fenke July 19, 2010 at 11:07 pm

i really like the colour combination in this one! and the necklace is amazing! actually i am really getting onto this “ethno” (hate the word, but is there another?) trend right now…
.-= Fenke´s last blog ..Get ready for the beach =-.

Nika July 19, 2010 at 11:42 pm

love ur necklace it’s beautiful !!!
.-= Nika´s last blog ..Projektuję- projektuję =-.

dreamylacey July 20, 2010 at 6:41 am

I love the outfit especially the shoes. I had never seen these Marc jacobs and they are fantastic: the color, the shape!!!
.-= dreamylacey´s last blog ..Jean Paul Gaultier Couture automne hiver 2010-2011 =-.

Nickie Frye July 20, 2010 at 8:45 am

The shoes are gorgeous. I love that necklace, too. Norwegian Wood is doing some amazing stuff!
.-= Nickie Frye´s last blog ..Recessionista Challenge =-.

Jennifer July 20, 2010 at 11:46 am

I really enjoy this outfit and find myself completely inspired by it. I can’t wait till things cool down enough around here so I can pull off an outfit similar to this one. Oh and if you are ever feeling tired of those shoes you can send them my way and I will love and wear them till I die! After all my birthday is next week ;)


Camila F. July 20, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Oh, that necklace is so pretty! It looks perfect with that outfit!

Amy July 20, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I love your new necklace… I’m so jealous! In fact, I love everything about this outfit. It’s great and you look lovely. You are always so sweetly feminine, even in trousers.
.-= Amy´s last blog ..Rory DC Photography =-.

Alice July 21, 2010 at 2:02 am

I love this necklace, it is so warm and modern! I really like your laidback style in the last few outfit posts!

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels July 21, 2010 at 8:29 am

Love this outfit. So relaxed, and yet so put together. The wooden necklace and the wedges really complete it!
.-= Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels´s last blog ..The making of a road trip =-.

Eboni Ife July 21, 2010 at 10:53 am

How did I miss this post? I absolutely love that necklace and those shoes are freakin’ amazing!!! Love it!

Eboni ife’
.-= Eboni Ife´s last blog ..Oldie But Goodie =-.

Alicia July 21, 2010 at 11:05 pm

LOVE.THIS. That necklace is gorgeous!!

zbsports July 22, 2010 at 8:53 am

She is amazing…she has a great taste of fashion…i love her shoes elegant and the high heels are definitely adorable…

SwanDiamondRose July 22, 2010 at 10:16 am

this outfit is perfect!
.-= SwanDiamondRose´s last blog ..Spring became summer- and finally the SWANclothing Floral Lasso totes are like a floral frankenstein 4 =-.

SwanDiamondRose July 22, 2010 at 10:22 am

i was going to put this in the previous post but i’ll just put it here. you have been blogging for a while, it’s so understandable to want to change things up. you do so much! and sorting IFB out, i can’t imagine the hours that that takes. i’m happy to see you reincarnate however it pleases you, but don’t go away! i have a feeling you should focus on what is best for you monetarily. you’ve seriously given of yourself beyond the call of duty and all that. oddly i feel like i am just starting to understand my blog after 5 years?! but there are a lot of “buts” there.
.-= SwanDiamondRose´s last blog ..Spring became summer- and finally the SWANclothing Floral Lasso totes are like a floral frankenstein 4 =-.

AngieMontreal July 23, 2010 at 10:13 am

I love how you styled this outfit, if I saw you walking down the street I’d think “that girl is so cool, and she seems to not be trying at all….she must roll out of bed looking like that!” For real. Also, I now realize that a neutral coloured loose tank is something that’s lacking from my wardrobe…must get on that.
.-= AngieMontreal´s last blog ..Maximum Fringe Necklace - Black- Champagne- Rust =-.

Alyssa July 24, 2010 at 2:38 pm

AH-mazing outfit. i love love love it. really so perfect. those shoes are to die for. and i officially NEED one of these necklace. you look so chic!
xx. alyssa
.-= Alyssa´s last blog ..LONDY TOWN =-.

ambika July 26, 2010 at 8:46 am

Such an amazing look-safari-ish, casual, but so chic.
.-= ambika´s last blog ..verdant medley necklace - agate- crystal and silver =-.

Christina July 30, 2010 at 9:21 am

Pretty! You look like you should be in a J. Crew ad! Love the necklace and your Marc Jacobs wedges : )
.-= Christina´s last blog ..Trendy Fashion Terms =-.

gina August 4, 2010 at 11:11 am

Love this look! What a great mix of casual summer neutrals. Awesome necklace!
.-= gina´s last blog ..Weekend =-.

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