Casual that’s not so casual

by jennine on January 13, 2012

alexander mc queen jacket

There is nothing more casual than t-shirt and jeans. Ok, sweatpants. Those are more casual… anything more casual than that, and we’re talking pajamas. Over the years I’ve become a denim lover, and with all the beautiful dresses at the Luisa Via Roma store, I was actually quite interested in the Balmain Jeans. I mean come on, $1000 jeans. They’re Balmain so they must be amazing? Well, that and this Alexander McQueen jacket that caught my eye. My favorite color to wear often ends up being olive green and this jacket looked like a cross between a blazer, motorcycle jacket and military fatigues. What a mix! To be honest though I would have to say that the Balmain jeans were great with their distressing and the way it was constructed to wear over time, there was support in the stitching and the denim was very soft. I wasn’t so impressed with the fit, expecting for $1000 it would make me look like a supermodel, and well the fit didn’t compare to some of the more mainstream denim brands, I did like the distressing  and I don’t normally like distressing.

The Alexander McQueen jacket however did fit amazing, and it’s structure made me feel confident, edgy yet sophisticated. It was the perfect jacket, and paired with the scull clutch I felt casual yet very much dressed up. So much for t-shirts and jeans!Wearing: Balmain Jeans • Jacket: Alexander McQueen • Clutch: Alexander McQueen • Pumps: Casadei • Shirt: Alexander Wang


Photos by Tommaso Gesuato


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Jessie in Fashion Limbo January 13, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Wow, Jennine, looking amazing, your hair is stunning, and the way your entire look has been styled, wowzers. Adore that jacket, it’s perfection in the shape or sexy outwear, and those pumps… This may be my favourite outfit post… ever. xxxx

Liv January 13, 2012 at 1:29 pm

That jacket is to die for, but that’s no surprise, it’s McQueen. Those jeans are exorbitantly priced and not really anything special, but that’s no surprise, they’re Balmain. And your pumps give me palpitations. :-)
You look fantastic!

Sweet Harvest Moon January 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Love the jacket, the green color really stands out but it stays classy

life/style/flash. January 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Those Casadei shoes are my favourite piece!

I’d be disappointed if $1000 jeans didn’t fit right too, they should be like a second skin right?!

p.s. look at your smize in the first shot!

The Blossom Shed January 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Love this, but I have a feeling the background is contributing as well:) Also, I need those shoes.

Homme a' la mode January 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm

OMG, i agree definitely your best post yet, I die for that jacket, and ya $1,000 jeans for Balmain is nothing some of their jackets run from upwards of $7,000, crazy, rite? Anyways you look great as always lol.

Ashe @ Dramatis Personae January 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm

You look SOOOOO smokin’, lady! Like, holy crap. (I actually wrote “holy rap,” but that’d be confusing.)

rachel January 13, 2012 at 7:13 pm

stunning. jacket is stunning. i also love your hair right now. so pretty!

DignityZine January 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Wow, that jacket is so stylish and unique. Agreed! This is your best post yet. Must still be in Italy, no? - Fashion without the airbrushing.

Mary January 14, 2012 at 12:02 am

I’m speechless at the jacket. Swooning to tell the truth. Where are those smelling salts? :) In a good way, of course!

bea January 14, 2012 at 5:46 am

I agree!!you look amazing!I totally love the jacket!check out my blog if you want!

Kristen January 14, 2012 at 8:08 am

I just have to point out how amazing that jacket is. So much love for Alexander McQueen!

Monroe Steele January 14, 2012 at 12:17 pm

ummmmmm i need that jacket. you look amazing.


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Elois poemas January 14, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Het that jacket is soo cool i wanna one with the skull

coveting January 14, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Your 1000$ jeans woulda paid my university tuition for six months. #3rd world country and all.
But hey, you look great. I love your jacket. Your whole look in fact, is amazing.

eli January 14, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Soooo awesome and chic but in a way that’s still you! You look fantastic, what a treat to be in Florence

Mr Cohen January 15, 2012 at 3:41 am

At first sight you would think that the jacket colors are unrelated, but after having a wide view within the person who wears it, it just looks perfect.

Sibyl January 15, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Wow, I love your hair this way! Also very envious of that clutch.


STYLE. SAVVY. CHIC. January 16, 2012 at 11:38 pm

What a wonderful leather jacket! I love seeing innovative designs and you’ve put together a lovely ensemble.



Vyque January 17, 2012 at 3:35 pm

That jacket makes me want to die I want so badly

Grace January 18, 2012 at 12:08 am

Are you so glam all the time!

Love Grace.

jean paul January 18, 2012 at 6:26 am

I totally love the jackets !!!! The jacket and jeans prices are on a high.
Like the last one brown shed leather jacket…..
Overall a great collection !!!!!

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Bree January 19, 2012 at 7:05 pm

the jacket is one step above amazing

the style crusader January 20, 2012 at 5:13 am

The McQueen jacket is amazing but what I love even more is the bag! I’ve been dreaming about one of those for years… except I’d like one with the knuckleduster top. Yumm. It’s so good. Love your look! xx

Noelle T January 20, 2012 at 7:42 pm

I have been following your blogs ever since you first started and can I just say that you are one of my favorite bloggers and always an inspirtation to my daily dose of fashion! (btw, That McQueen jacket is badass!)I love your style! keep doing what you do cause I sure as hell LOVE IT!

Sending love from Cali,

urbanjunglefashion January 26, 2012 at 7:57 pm

This look is HIGH STREET at its finest! I will be featuring your look on my blog! I LOVE it!

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