IFB Project: Heirlooms & Matchy Matchy

by jennine on June 21, 2011

This week IFB launched the IFB Project, asking members to post about something from the family. I’ve posted before about heirlooms from my grandmothers so to mix things up, I’ve decided to post about something from my other family, my husband’s family. My mother in law had a Burberry blouse in the classic Nova Check pattern that somehow made it to Rocky’s closet. Now I’m not much for wearing blatant designer stuff, but love this blouse. The cotton is sturdier than any other cotton shirt I have in my closet and the classic pattern makes it timeless with any outfit.

Matchy Matchy

Last week, someone asked the question if women matched their bags with their shoes. As the ladies in the room balked saying it matching was a thing of the past, I felt a pang in my heart. Now, I haven’t matched my bags with my shoes in ages, but thought to give it a whirl, just for old time’s sake. What’s wrong with matching? Mixing it up is fun, but matching should be part of the mix. Here matches H&M Hasbeens sandals with Paul&Joe Sister handbag, lipstick and pedicure. I have to say, it felt good. Especially with the red in the Nova Check, and the high waisted jeans to give a vintage appeal.

Wearing: Burberry Blouse: Rocky’s Mom • Jeans: Paige Denim • Bag: Paul & Joe Sister • Shoes: H&M Hasbeens (gift) • Sunglasses: Super

Photos by Nando Alvarez

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Samar June 21, 2011 at 11:29 am

I looove the classic Burberry pattern. Your matchy match is so subtle & perfectly coordinated, great outfit ;)
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Marta Dudda June 21, 2011 at 11:38 am

I really like your bluse. I have never seen a Burberry one.
I agree with you on your idea about matching shoes and bag. You look great.
Love from armarioenduddas :)
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Lizzy June 21, 2011 at 11:39 am

I’m so bad for matching bags, shoes, hats, just about all accessories - probably a major style faux pas, but I kinda don’t care :) . This outfit is gorgeous, I love how the (matching!) shoes and bag make the shirt stripes pop. It may be very obviously a Burberry check, but the look is really a classic.
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laurren June 21, 2011 at 11:45 am

Oh, Burberry-always a classic! Love these high-waisted jeans, too!

Also, I completely support your matching. I’d say there’s a time and place for everything in fashion, including ‘matchy, matchy’ ensembles!

Have a lovely day!


veronica June 21, 2011 at 11:46 am

i love the blouse,
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liz June 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I have the Paul and Jose Sister bag with the handles, but I so want that one now. Super cute.

anja June 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm

i love the outfit!
i follow you :)

<3 anja
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Ashe Mischief June 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I always love the chance for a little matchy-match action, even if it’s just my panties & my shirt.

What a great steal from Rocky’s closet! I wish Garren had such great pieces…
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Jessie June 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm

kind of obsessed with that paul and joe handbag. love what they do with their brand. always great and interesting pieces.
xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/
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Lindsay June 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Very sweet! As much as people bash the old rules and fashion guidelines, I love them! I say do what fits you best, forget the rules.
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Courtney June 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Love this outfit! As far as matchy matchy-I think it’s good but not all the time. Breaking the mold is nice.
Thanks for pointing out the IFB Project Post. I didn’t know about it until today so I’ll try to get my post up by midnight.
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SACRAMENTO June 21, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Love the shirt with a story behind and a fabulous look at front.
You could wear it naked and it would be just enough. I love it.
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Market Publique June 21, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I love it! I think as long as you can play and bend the rules when you want and them use them to your advantage on other occasions, then it works! :)

free de lulu June 21, 2011 at 1:35 pm

i love your style .i love your sandales is beautiful color

Sydney June 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm

I am really loving this look. I usually don’t do the matchy-matchy thing either, but I think it is perfect here!

Sweet Harvest Moon June 21, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Great matchy-matchy, like it :)

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Pam @over50feeling40 June 21, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I would wear this blouse! It looks great! I rarely match shoes and bags because I grew up in the time when women did….but for this outfit, it works and looks perfect!!! Love the idea of the IFB Project!
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Rania Kelesidou June 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm

This bag is so amazing!Lovely outfit!
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Julia M June 21, 2011 at 3:06 pm

I love this blouse! Usually Burberry check looks hideous to me, but I think it’s the loose, unstructured shape of the blouse that makes this one look so nice.
The matching shoes and bag gives your look a polished look without looking too fancy. It looks great!
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Kate June 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Ahh, that burberry blouse is so cute! It looks adorable with the dark denim & the bold red lip!
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Fajr | Stylish Thought June 21, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Love this look J. Normally I would be one of those balking women, like who matches anymore. But the red, denim and Burberry blouse are great complements.
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Megan June 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I have to agree..I love matching my shoes and bag! Or take colors from my top and wear shoes to match…I see no prob with that…
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eli June 21, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Oooh I like the idea of wearing and showcasing something from your family! I will try this!
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Shen Dove June 22, 2011 at 7:37 am

What a chic, classic look! For year’s I strictly adhered the rule of matching shoes to bags, so it’s fun to see your modern take on it. Your shoes and bag look perfect with that shirt.

For Those About To Shop June 22, 2011 at 10:29 am

That Burberry shirt is divine. I didn’t know till now that classic pattern was called Nova Check. I like to match my accessories, too, especially my belt and bag.

Colleen June 22, 2011 at 10:33 am

Matching is not a sin! And isn’t it exciting when you have two things that match so perfectly? It’s like you just have to wear it to show off what a badass shopper you are.
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Ginta June 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I belong to the matchy-matchy camp, so, I think your look is amazing! Maybe matching base colors would be boring, but matching bright colors is very youthful and fun.
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veronica June 22, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Really think you have an amazing look;) & Style ..love it<3

XOXO Verozitas


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Closet Cravings June 24, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I seriously adore this look. It makes me think of fall though. I love the Burberry shirt with the matchy red bag and shoes. Super cute.
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Paloma June 25, 2011 at 1:06 pm

i love ALL your outfit :)
i follow you:)

Labella Luxe June 26, 2011 at 12:51 am

The red matching shoes and handbag are darling! However, it’s okay to mix and match if that is what fits your fancy!
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shanice June 27, 2011 at 2:26 am

i lovee this outfit! <3

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Jill June 30, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Love the outfit! I have re-posted on my blog: http://stuffjillloves.blogspot.com/
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