Getting into the spirit…

by jennine on December 9, 2010

photo by monica shulman

Do you have your gifts all picked out? Neither do I. But this year, the holidays are a lot more fun. It’s in the air… ooh maybe it’s just the cold. Anyway, earlier this week, I was invited to have breakfast at Tiffany’s (post coming soon)… and didn’t really know what to wear…dress up like Holly Golightly? It all sounds good, but in reality, it’s freezing out, and I didn’t stay up all night. Getting dressed up for the holidays doesn’t mean getting dolled up in an ugly Christmas sweater…it can be as simple as wearing lace, metallics and soft textures. Lately I’ve been feeling sheer cream colors, browns and blacks. Maybe color will come back, but for now, it’s all about playing with texture.

I met up again with Monica to take outfit photos, it’s always so nice because it’s a perfect excuse to sit down chat and have a cupcake at the Little Cupcake Bakeshop. I love the atmosphere there, with all the cakes and the beautiful Christmas tree. I have total tree envy as we’re not doing our own tree this year, because we’re leaving for Germany next week!

Wearing: Vintage 1940’s coat • Blouse: Joie • Tank: Madewell • Leopard print hat: H&M • Jeans courtesy of Hudson • Boots courtesy of Tory Burch • Bag: Vintage • Ring: Wendy Brandes • Necklace: Madewell


Photos by Monica L. Shulman.

Monica L. Shulman is a self-taught, award winning fine art and assignment photographer and the author of the art, photography and lifestyle blog, Ciao, Chessa! She is based out of New York City where she lives with her husband and their baby daughter.

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 jennifer December 9, 2010 at 10:57 am

love the photos monica took of you! you look so chic :)


2 Angga Heinrich December 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Lucky lady!!! germany?? I would love to go there~!!! and I love your pictures, its different from other ones and ofcourse your lace top
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3 jennine December 9, 2010 at 1:35 pm

oh yeah, i used to live there with my husband, he’s german so we’re off to see family.


4 Bobby December 9, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Also not doing a Christmas tree this year because we’re going to England on Friday.
Our house is so Christmasless. It’s depressing!
Breakfast at Tiffany’s sounds AMAZING.


5 jennine December 9, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Ooh! I love English Christmases! Have a mince pie and a satsuma for me! :)


6 verychiclist December 9, 2010 at 2:55 pm

breakfast at Tiffany?!It’s totally a dream, I would like to come too!:DDD
lucky girl!
tell us what you will wear :) )

if you have some time join my current GIVEAWAY :)
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7 jennine December 9, 2010 at 3:52 pm

i wore this! it was actually pretty cool the experience.


8 verychiclist December 9, 2010 at 4:57 pm

sorry I misunderstood! The boots by Tory Burch are tres chic :)
very nice matchings!
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9 marni December 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm

love the photos jennine, monica knows how to capture the best in the moment!!! the little cupcake bakeshop looks like a must for my next trip to nyc :) . now i’ve got a major craving!
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10 jennine December 9, 2010 at 3:53 pm

she sure does. it’s amazing really, the difference it makes to have someone like her taking the photos.


11 Madeleine Gallay December 9, 2010 at 3:18 pm

LOVE the look and how different it becomes in black/white.
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12 Sylvia December 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm

another great coat, jennine! i wish i had a collection like yours! that hat, too. Rocks my socks!!
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13 Suzanne (Lady Warfield) December 9, 2010 at 4:05 pm

I’ve never been to the Cupcake Bakeshop.. Did you go to the one in NYC or Brooklyn. Looks yummy. I also love the white lace top! I have this white lace dress I got off of ebay, yet to wear.. cause I’m not sure if it’s cool or cheesy. It’s short with a drop waist, very 20’s look, but circa 80’s. I think I just need to go for it!
Thanks for the inspiration!
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14 jennine December 9, 2010 at 4:47 pm

oooh it’s the one in nolita… i live around the corner!
i say wear the dress, you’ll love it!


15 fuyume December 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Thanks so much for the comment on my blog :) as for tokyo milk i think they’ve been around a year or so they’ve been featured in quite a few US mags so maybe you’ve seen their stuff before xx so your off to germany. i love it there i spent a week there as a teen and have very fond memories of the time i spent there. :)
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16 Chessa! December 9, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I’m so glad everyone loves the photos! you look amazing and you’re such a natural! x
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17 Melina December 9, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Such a cute blouse! And that bag is absolutely amazing!! What a great find! Love it.

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18 Tamara December 10, 2010 at 2:57 am

Can’t think of nothing better than lace for a Xmas outfit, looks so cute.
And no, I didn’t pick any of my presents, yet: panic!!


19 Michelle Ruiz December 10, 2010 at 3:51 am

I meant to comment here, not on the links ala mode. I love the Tori Burch Boots. You look so happy, which makes me happy :)
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20 Collette Osuna December 10, 2010 at 6:04 am

HI Jennine…thanks so much for your help yesterday with the link:)
I adore your outfit….so chic….you look fabulous:)

I added you to my sidebar blogroll so I won’t miss a post of yours:)

Have a fantastic NYC weekend doll:)
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21 Retro Chick December 10, 2010 at 7:52 am

You look gorgeous, as does that cake!
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22 Laura Connell December 10, 2010 at 11:55 am

The picture of you in front of the grand tree is divine. What a beautiful smile. It made me smile. Nice boots. I can’t believe it’s warm enough in New York to wear your coat undone. I have to visit soon.


23 Midnight Cowgirl December 10, 2010 at 11:57 am

Love the photos! Your bag is beautiful.
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24 Simple Subtle Style December 10, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Love the outfit and the cupcake looks sooo good!

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25 Jackie December 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Your bag is to die! LOVE LOVE LOVE… I’ve been picturing embroidered, floral printed, and heavy textured clutches in my mind for spring…. hope they’re a hit :-) . There’s something about holding them next to a lush solid.


26 Alicia December 10, 2010 at 4:42 pm

I am in LOVE with this look, you look beautiful!!! And I’m pretty sure I need that beanie asap! ;)
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27 Susu Paris Chic December 11, 2010 at 8:13 am

The lovely lace top… The fluffy beret… The luscious cupcake… where do I begin… if so I’ll never end.
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