2011-05-29

Bona Fide Trespass

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Linen dress? Thrifted Leather clutch? Thrifted and gifted (I think) Shoes? French Connection Bangle? Thrifted

This weekend we hosted a dinner with 8 mystery guests (it was part of an event organized through our church...), so we cleaned the fine layer of cat hair that had settled over our house during the last few busy weeks and I threw myself into setting a pretty table and actually making some good food. I had a big, ol' vision of how I wanted it all to look and when I sent Matt out to get some pretty serviettes and he came back with 500 BBQ style napkins, I threw a mini fit. I went downstairs to our storage area to check the box of party supplies (ugh... throwing a napkin fit and having a box of party supplies? I am such a treat.) to see if I could scrounge something together and I just so happened to find this purse when I was down there. I think my parents might have given it to me or maybe I thrifted it, and then let it sit in the dark hole of our basement to be rediscovered in the midst of a breakdown. And I didn't find any nice napkins and we dealt with the plain ones and no one noticed at all. But some did notice my clutch, which makes me realize that Matt was supposed to buy ugly napkins, just so I could find this perfectly matched clutch again. I knew the world revolved around fashion blogging.


And now on to the question of the weekend... Who is more shocked?
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Yeahhhhhhh.... we took these pictures in an empty industrial area, likely trespassing but keeping it polite... or so we thought. Until the door right behind me (!) opened and Matt actually caught the awkward meeting on camera. How do you explain outfit pictures to a guy who made a cute little home (from the glance I cast inside... in a non creepy way...) in a 100% industrial zone? We didn't. He was nice about it. Probably as confused as we were. We just apologized 17 times and wished him a good day. Though perhaps the question of the weekend should be, who was trespassing the most?

50 comments :

merl said...

This dress is gold. literally. probably one of the best finds from a thrift store EVER. in the history of thrifting. I'm talking internationally as well. I'm literally in awe. can you tell I kind of like it?

the last photo almost made me piss myself laughing. god i love you.

Sorren said...

Oh my god, that is such a huge fear of mine and now I know it would be hilarious if it actual happened. Mortifying, but hilarious.

I am absolutely in love with this dress. The fit is fantastic and the colours are killer.

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Wow this dress is stunning!
And what a funny story!

From Suns To Moons said...

What a great candid shot!

Lisa - Archives Vintage said...

bahaahah!!!! that is classic. also, why doesn't that fine creature have a style blog of his own?

Nadine said...

The dress is terrific, but the last photo is even better!

Jen said...

That dress is so flattering. Amazing score. If you ever get tired of it let me know.....

Morgan said...

love the dress!

Lauren said...

hahahahahhahahahha, I don't know which is funnier - the ugly napkins that led to the discovery of a great clutch, or getting "discovered" by a guy living in an industrial warehouse!!

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C. said...

If you ever want to totally switch up your banner, the last picture captures it all perfectly. :)

Patricia said...

Nice story. But what I really liked was the dress. I want it!

Have a good week!
Patricia

Kelly said...

Why do you always find the most beautiful thrifted dresses? You have to be one of the best thrifters ever.

Kelly
Enterkelly.blogspot.com

The Daily Fashionista said...

Bahahahahaha!!!! Every fashion/style blogger's worst nightmare happened to you! That is a classic photo. You were looking mighty hot so I'm sure the guy didn't mind too much. He probably thought you were a model (which you look like one, so why wouldn't he think that).

barefootandvintage said...

haha! awesome awkward moment.
and my word...those legs! ;)

Kate said...

BAHAHAHA! I love this so much. More than words can even say. And so amazing that it was caught on camera! Thank goodness he was nice! My only real trespassing (well, I guess the only real getting caught moment) happened when I was apparently taking photos against a military building, and a voice came over a loud speaker (OUTSIDE!) and said "Can I help you, Miss?" - I died. And ran away. With my tripod. All trespassing aside, you look super freaking hot! HOLY, I love this dress. Also, some 'how to get Jentine's hot bod' tips would be much appreciated.

Silver Daisy Designs said...

Hahahaha wonder if he was watching the whole time asking himself why there was just a beauty in his yard! Gotta love those awkward moments in life. Ps love the pop of color on the LBD.
xoxo

Silver Daisy Designs said...

Hahahaha wonder if he was watching the whole time asking himself why there was just a beauty in his yard! Gotta love those awkward moments in life. Ps love the pop of color on the LBD.
xoxo

CessOviedo said...

Bet the man is still thinking about you! He was sure impressed with how stunning you looked with that dress that he forgave you, just for the eye candy view,m so cool the moment was captured, oooh the style blogger life!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Natasha said...

This dress is amazing! Just Pinned it, now to find time to make something similar!

Hubbys often get things wrong, which as an end resuld is totally perfect!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

newpetite said...

The dress looks so good!! Im you new follower :)

The Suburb Experiment said...

Oh my gosh. That last photo had me dying. Way to capture that perfect moment in time, Matt.

The dress? It looks like it was MADE for you.

Jenn

Jenava said...

Hahahaha! The guy probably thought he was dreaming to have such a hottie on his doorstep!

Allyson @ Decoding Dress said...

I am seriously going to have nightmares about this happening for a week. I can feel exactly what the pit of my stomach would feel like when I heard that door open behind me.

ALSO: I love the way the cross-straps on the shoes mirror the color detailing on the dress. Little details like that thrill me.

Linda said...

Alot of emotions came out whilst reading this post.

1. Extreme jealousy "Hot damn she looks amazing...bitch"
2. Poor Matt, he's soo sweet and blue eyed, thank god Yen found the clutch so he wouldn't be in trouble all day.
3. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....I wish I were there, and I wish it was on video. The guy was probably like "what the hell are these people doing? Oh...shes nice looking!"
4. You look like you were pooping on his stairs...

Leah said...

ahha oh my! I'm trying so hard not to laugh at work. That is one of the funniest/classic blogger stories. You know it's bound to happen one day.

xo L.

Two Stylish Kays said...

Something so 80s about this dress that I love!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Hahahahahahahahahaha!! That's so funny!! I guess that sorda happens to all of us... there we are, minding our own business taking our pictures, and somebody catches us in the midst of the posing and gives us a fishy look... haha, happens all the time.

You look amazing btw!! This dress fits you beautifully.

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

J'Anns Boutique said...

LOL, caught in the act :-)

A Girl's Next Best Friend

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

Yikes! That's so hilarious and awkward...oh well, the things we do for fashion and blogging!

ps: I'm a new follower and fellow Canadian!

XO
Lenore

Sweet Laundry said...

Oh man, how embarassing, I would be completely horrified if this ever happened to me. I hate taking pics in front of people. At least that dress and that handbag is totally awesome!

Fashion Therapist said...

Hahaha I love that last photo. Thus the risk you take when taking photos outside of your home. ;)

Anastasia said...

I can only imagine how akward was that moment with the guy opening the door!
I also love that colourful combination of your dress and bag :)

MONKEYFACE said...

Okay. After reading everything I went back up to look at all the pics again and OMG you are RIGHT up at his door! I am imagining Matt calling out things like "Good, now turn left. Nice! Tilt your head up, put your hand on the wall, beautiful!" And you saying "Like this? How's that?" as you turn and pose and that man just standing inside the door listening for awhile before getting the nerve up to open the door. And you are right by his garbage can too, poor guy prolly just needed to throw his frozen dinner away. OH man, this laugh is gonna last me awhile, thanks for that.

kate said...

Wow! Hot dress, but I can't imagine how awkward that would have been. So glad you guys caught it on camera for us all to share! ;)

Lexi said...

That dress is incredible on you! What a great find.

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

Jodi said...

LOVE your hair up like that.. and the outfit rocks of course!!! xxo J

kelsey williams said...

ahh! i think it would take my heart a while to recover from a scare like that!

Artfully Awear said...

I am dying over that clutch with the dress, and I literally laughed out loud at the last photo!!

briannelee said...

Oooo, look at those bright pops of color. Love!

Karla said...

OMG you crack me up! lol Thanks for that I so needed it today :)

This dress fits you perfectly! Dresses like those are why I love thrift stores. I can imagine layering with a t-shirt and some flats. Love it with those sandals though, and your hair up like that looks great! I so definitely have arm & leg envy.

Sidewalk Chic said...

Oh wow -- that's like my nightmare, running into people while I pose a few feet away from them. So funny Matt caught it on camera -- it is a hilarious shot.

I really like your dress -- it looks amazing on you and it's kind of 90s with the colorful stitches on the side. Pretty pretty.

amanda said...

this is maybe my favorite style/fashion/whatever the hell blog is out there, blog post i've ever seen. i LOVE that you included this picture of you getting caught!!!!!! you are the coolest gal alive. and yes you look HOT.

Siri said...

That is the cutest dress I've seen. LOVE it!

http://thesully.blogspot.com

Col said...

You look so freaking good in these pictures with that dress. Also I laughed so hard at that last picture. Seriously funny.

Colleen said...

Oh man that last picture is the BEST thing I ever saw.

Emily said...
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Emily said...

Apparently Squatter heard pleats are in this season.

Things I love about this post in no particular order - your dress, the hint of a fu man chu, that bun, those cowboy boots homeboy is rockin (I'm not being facetious here, I'm down with the boots) and the visual of him watching you pose on "his" porch.

Kyla said...

bwahahahaha!!!! This is f'n AWESOME! I don't even care what you're wearing (okay, that's a lie - it's also magnificent!), but that busted photo is amazing!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Yikes! Love that last photo but glad that didn't happen to me.

Your dress is wonderful - love the side panel. And it goes perfectly with your bag.