Snake Prints, Skulls and Minimal Baroque

by jennine on May 31, 2011

Last week I received a package from Prada. They had sent the exact pair of Prada Minimal Baroque glasses I wanted… which they must have been doing some mind reading because at the event I tried on the black ones thinking that they were too severe… so ‘if I had the cash, I’d buy the tortoise pair.’ And didn’t say anything. It was a huge, huge, huge surprise to get them… and I haven’t taken them off since! They’re so glam! And the plastic has such a nice weight to them, but not too heavy, and the perfect size.

Just in time for summer… I’ve been bitten by the snake craze. Seeing snake prints all around, and needing something to bear the summer heat as my ‘summer dresses’ were actually San Francisco summer dresses, not nearly summery enough to bear the New York heat. I picked up this snake print tent dress at Zara one afternoon… this type of dress isn’t something I normally get, nor is Zara the place I normally buy dresses from, but it seemed to quench the particular craving I’ve been having as of late.

Because of the heat, and getting tired of ponytails and topknots, I’ve figured out how to braid my fine hair. in two loose French braids and pinned at the back, it’s a relatively easy way to tame the frizzy tresses and keep cool. Apparently this is just the beginning… who knew I would be as much a wimp about the heat as I was about the winter. Either way it’s lovely, the change in wardrobe, weather and environment is a fun adventure!

Goodness me, it’s time for a new black belt. Belts are the most neglected part of my wardrobe!

Wearing: Sunglasses: Prada (gift) • Dress: Zara • Shoes: Kooples • Belt: ??

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Sweet Harvest Moon May 31, 2011 at 11:59 am

Wow, they are so beautiful! You look great!
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jennifer May 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Love your outfit! Congrats on the Prada sunglasses, they really are amazing & they look great on you! I really like the simplicity of the outfit and it’s perfect now that the weather is getting warmer to keep you cool and fresh all while looking chic :)
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shannon May 31, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Love the sunnies, shoes, and hair! A lovely look !
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GRIT & GLAMOUR May 31, 2011 at 12:18 pm

This is a fantastic look on you, Jennine! Love it all…and the shades really suit you.
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Pam @over50feeling40 May 31, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I love everything here…the glasses, the dress, the shoes…the whole look is incredible and looks great on you! This style is so simple yet so fashionable!! How fun to receive such cool glasses!!
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BeLighter May 31, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Amazing sunnies!!! and tortoise! my favourite pattern! Looking great, in this soft colour palette!
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Dawn May 31, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Wow, you look gorgeous in your Prada sunglasses. I love the entire styling of your outfit. So so pretty. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xoxo

Florrie May 31, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Those sunglasses look wonderful on you and I can’t tell you how much I love those beautiful sides! Such a gorgeous shape and what a lovely, lovely gift.

Florrie x
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Behind the Lashes May 31, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Beautiful outfit. I wish there was a Zara’s closer to me, I would be there all the time haha.

suzy May 31, 2011 at 2:28 pm

you look so chic! so jealous you got those sunglasses, they look amazing. and i love the snake print dress; i too have also been bitten (no pun intended, lol) by the snake print craze and recently added a few pieces to my own closet. i love your hair like that too, i made a vow to start doing more with my hair, including braids. :)

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Zara is fantastic this season!

You’re so lucky, those sunglasses look fantastic on you! Can I have a pair please Prada? (Ha, I wish.)

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Kamicha May 31, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Wow, those sunglasses are great - and you rock them!
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Lindsay May 31, 2011 at 3:11 pm

LOOOOVE those sunnies!! Wish the Prada logo/word wasn’t there, but that’s just me - I love everything!
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Casey May 31, 2011 at 4:25 pm

What a lovely surprise for you! Those sunglasses are fantastic-the detailing is so amazing. Love your outfit from head to toe-and especially the braids! :) I’ve been braiding my hair a lot this spring and loving all the variations I’ve seen.

Carolinas Couture May 31, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Those Prada sunglasses are perfect and not to much, just very chic.
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Vyque May 31, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Jealous, they’re so hot!!!
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Lisa May 31, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Wait! I love this outfit. So tone on tone. Such a nice balancing of patterns! New York is shifting your style, I do declare, in a way I really like.
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good girl gone blog May 31, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Your hair looks gorgeous!
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Teemu June 1, 2011 at 1:47 am

Hi Jenine!

I have lusted over those sunglasses for two weeks now and I can’t get them out of my mind! I fell in love with the other style, “The Eyebrow Glasses” (the one that we saw on runway, but sadly without the runway eyebrow!). I checked on eBay, they are like 100 € more than those without the eyebrow, so maybe I should get them… though I don’t have like 500 € to put on to sunglasses at the moment, so maybe I just keep on dreaming. I got them for a photoshoot and they maybe will be in my new blog banner, but we’ll see… they are still fab and I love that colour of your glasses!

Overall, great look! I like the dress very much, that print is very trendy right now and looks good on you! :) And the shoes are also fab!

Much love from Finland! :)

Joy June 1, 2011 at 3:48 am

Sweet outfit but mindblowing sunglasses. They are so amazing!
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Raspberry & Rouge June 1, 2011 at 5:07 am

GORGEOUS dress and sunnies! Love it! XO Raspberry & Rouge

Fashion Limbo June 1, 2011 at 7:07 am

The heat has also reached the town I live in and I’m also discovering ways of knotting up my hair in some sort of stylish way, as much as I love wearing my hair down there is just no use in fighting the heat with a sweaty neck, yuck!
Love the dress, although I’m not one for snake print, this one looks very comfy to wear and easy to combine with so much. Great that they sent you the glasses :) :):)
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Domino June 1, 2011 at 8:01 am

Love love LOVE those Prada glasses, they look amazing on you!! also gonna have a wee browse for your dress its a lovely fit x

For Those About To Shop June 1, 2011 at 9:26 am

“I received a package from Prada.” Those are words I want in my vocabulary! Great shades. I’m a huge fan of tortoise-shell, too, and I love the arm design. Also like your subtle animal-print dress. Very nice overall!
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Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels June 1, 2011 at 9:46 am

I have to admit as much as I love New York, it is definitely not my favorite in the summer - I would much rather be in SF :-)

But your outfit is great! I especially love the flats!

Adele June 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Wow, those glasses are stunning!
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omg I love this!!! ….love the sunglasses!! …love your hair!!
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Anne June 1, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Cute shades! What’s missing in the picture is some cool looking jewelry. How about a nice little pendant hanging down a slim chain? I love the one i bought on

Onyxsta June 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm
LOVING those prada shades!!
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Angela June 2, 2011 at 1:36 am

What a lovely outfit!
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Fajr | Stylish Thought June 2, 2011 at 10:50 am

The glasses look great on you! Love the braid and the shoes!
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Jacqueline June 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Ooh! I love those shoes. I think you posted them before when I was on a shopping ban, so all I could do was stare and pout. Thanks for the refresher. Hopefully, I can get myself a pair now.
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Cindy @ AlienBabyBlog June 6, 2011 at 12:52 am

What a cute outfit. Those sunnies are TO DIE FOR!
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