2011-06-14

Love For Sale

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Scarf? Vintage DvF Shoes? Coach, Winners Shorts? French Connection sample Tank? Joe Fresh Jacket? Zara Purse? Thrifted


So... about the scarf swap. I know I said that it might be fun to swap with me because I intend to send sweet love ramblings along with the scarf but maybe if you knew that Jessie sent me a beautiful vintage DvF scarf, then perhaps you might wish that you swapped with her instead. I don't blame you, when I opened the package from her and saw this silk scarf, I immediately saw that she was trying to buy my love. If she had thrown in another cat for me, it might have worked.


Jessie sent me the prettiest scarf with a big 'Diane' signature across the whole thing. The only problem with it is that all the pink in my closet is more of a hot pink and that pink settles somewhere on the colour wheel between the softer pink and red of the scarf. So then when I paired the scarf with a pink item of clothing, everything looks like it was just a bit 'off'. Are you following what I am trying to say or are you making that face I make when Merl tries to explain some html code to me?


All that to say that I decided to keep the outfit neutral and let the scarf be the focal point. And while I couldn't find a dress to match the scarf perfectly, I did find a wall. No big deal.

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35 comments :

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

I personally think the scarf adds just the right touch to a chic neutral outfit. This look is kind of an oxymoron of "fancy casual" which I wish I saw more of in my everyday life. So glad you're rocking heels and not flip flops!

amber said...

i love how you wore the scarf! it looks great. and those shoes are amazing!

Blue said...

Matching surroundings are so much better than matching dresses. I love it!!!

Christine said...

I love this look! Reminds me of an outfit this gal posted recently -(http://www.angystearoom.com/2011/06/here-comes-sun.html)

Emily {tomorrow never knows} said...

DIVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.
Love this outfit, and love ... i lost my train of thought as I was thinking when the hell did you wear shorts? it's been stupid and cold here for the past few days.

briannelee said...

Love what you did with it!

Love at First Shoe said...

LOVE what you did with the scarf and LOVE those shoes!

Frannie Pantz said...

Love what you did with this scarf!

By the by, my bf is in IT as well. Once he starts trying to explain something that happened at work to me, I start glazing over and he starts sounding like Charlie Brown's teacher and his face starts looking like Vin Diesel's (hey, if I can't "get" what he's trying to tell me, I might as well look at something pretty ;-) )

CessOviedo said...

The scarf is so beautiful! Love the "tough" outfit with the pink wall to soften it a little, shorts and heeled sandals are the best for the season!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Natalya's Closet said...

This is the PERFECT summer outfit, love it! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Leah said...

Wow! I love this outfit. Good choice on the neutral pieces. I am in love with that last picture!

xo L.

Think Twice Style said...

I love the pink lips with this outfit!

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Amazing look! Adore your shoes! I actually wore a headscarf (for the first time in my life) in my last post as well. Quite fun!

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Amazing look! Adore your shoes! I actually wore a headscarf (for the first time in my life) in my last post as well. Quite fun!

Fashion Therapist said...

Love the scarf swap idea and how you've paired it with this outfit.

Chaucee said...

Seriously a great look. I ove the tee!

T. said...

Great look, great blog! Going to follow you!

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Oh man, I just want to wear all of this right now.

On top of what I'm already wearing... because it sure is cold out!

Between Laundry Days said...

Y'all and your headscarves...psssh. ;-)

So cute!

Kendi Lea said...

Lover (can I call you that? Does the internet know about our secret platonic rendezvous?). This outfit is what my weekend outfits dream about being. Teach me your ways.

Kendi Lea said...

Lover (can I call you that? Does the internet know about our secret platonic rendezvous?). This outfit is what my weekend outfits dream about being. Teach me your ways.

merl said...

I thought your head was going to explode while using my iPad. My silly little techno noob! These heels look veeery similar to the pair of mine that "melted" and were abandoned under a bench in a dive bar in NYC.. except yours aren't shit. I've decided I'm going to have legs like you at some point this summer. If it means some radical sort of highly illegal leg transplant operation done in the middle of the night, so be it. I'll bring you a cat for your troubles. Don't say I've never done anything nice for you..

jessie said...

@yen - you wear it well, my dear! glad you like, and also glad you saw RIGHT through my ploy to win your affections.

@kendi - i thought i was your lover, you little hippie-chic, you. harumph.

@merl - i know a guy who knows a guy that is supposed to be great at leg transplants. i mean, he's in thailand, but i'm betting if you're willing to do it in the middle of the night, you're willing to travel a little, right?

Elissa said...

Love how your wore the scarf - those colors look fantastic in your hair. But I'm more struck with the fact that you scored those Coach sandals at Winners. Amazing. And I love how you make shorts look elegant. Rock on.

Natbeesfashion said...

shoes and scarf are lovely!!

Kris O said...

Do those fabulous shoes have a name? Just in case someone somewhere needed to do an internet search for them.

Dor said...

LOVE IT! did it take a long time to paint that wall pink? i mean, thats a lot of work for just one post, but i know you're dedicated, and i dig that.

WendyB said...

What an awesome backdrop! I'm jealous! Why can I never find a good spot for photos?

myedit said...

Kris O- Can't find the exact shoes online, probably because they are older stock, hence they were at Winners?... and if I may be 100% honest, I love the way they look but I am not sold on the quality... I bought them in a moment of wallowing in self pity.

Sweet Laundry said...

I love the head scarf, but more importantly I love those sunglasses. Where are they from?

Kansas Couture said...

I'm loving the mix of feminine and masculine in this look! And I'm super jealous of your pink wall. May have to take a trip to Canada for a photoshoot.

Gigi said...

Love the scarf and how you styled it. I love your blog and enjoy reading your posts...you inspired me to start my own lil blog

Gigi xoxx

Amber said...

What a fun, chic way to wear the scarf. I think you totally pull it off. And I am IN LOVE with that pink wall! Fantastic!

Natbeesfashion said...

I love that scarf swap project!!!!

xo

Urban Jungle Fashion said...

I LOVE how easy going and free spirited this outfit is! It screams Saturday afternoon!