2012-01-09

Got Your Back

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Skirt? Donna Karan Collection, thrifted  (yes, my best find of 2011) Turtleneck? h&m Collar necklace? Thrifted Clutch? Thrifted Shoes? I.D. Browns (similar here) Coat? Rebecca Taylor, Off Saks (vest version here)

And just like that, I am wearing my big fuzzy jacket again. This time I wore it, not out of bravado, but in solidarity.
There was a young girl at church that has a big faux fur jacket and while she likes the jacket, she was little afraid to wear it out. So, I told her I would wear my fluffy coat too and I would have her back. In the blog-perfect version of this story, this little girl would realize that it is OK to be different and we would hug it out as some Celine Dion song plays in the background and doves, dyed in rainbow colours, fly off into the sunset. In the real-life version of this story, I didn't even really see the little girl again when I wore my jacket to church this week. But I was very warm. And I kept my word. It was important to keep your word because if you start lying to little kids, you are either a bad person... or a parent.

29 comments :

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

in love with your jacket! you should wear it all the time :)

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

Jenny said...

"...if you start lying to little kids, you are either a bad person... or a parent." = fits of giggles from me!
Also, I want those doves - perhaps I need to hunt down the little girl and see if she needs solidarity wearing her blue polka dot and plaid polyester leisure suit?

GFS said...

You really crack me up! In perfect blogworld...that little girl would have seen you in the coat then went home and told her parents that "she is woman, hear her roar."

And then she would've been kicked out and you and Matt would have take her in.

But she wouldn't be able to fit your clothes which would cause you to fight her...well because...that's not a good blog story.

You look HOT! (said with envy and jealousy...yet a dash of love)

briannelee said...

Aw that is so cute and nice of you :) It also gives you an excuse to wear it more.

newpetite said...

Glamorous!

Pink Sun Drops said...

Aw, how cute. It definitely would be a brave move to wear a fur jacket out like that for me! Growing up in Cali, I always think of red paint when I think of fur jackets even if it's faux. Eek! I'm positive I would be fine in Texas, but it still makes me nervous!

howsheflowers said...

I love it! Just found your blog through TXSC and can't get enough of your glam-but-sleek style-- thanks for the inspiration.

howsheflowers said...

I love it! Just found your blog through TXSC and can't get enough of your glam-but-sleek style-- thanks for the inspiration.

Larissa said...

wonderful fur coat!! :)

http://www.livingincolorstyle.blogspot.com

Megan said...

I came across your blog a couple weeks ago (via Kendi Everday), and I am loving it! Your writing style is so genuine and funny, and your fashion style is so fun and unpretentious! And, I love that you are a landscaper. (Sometimes I look out the window of my office and I feel an intense jealously towards the guys trimming the hedges, and I get the urge to just quit and go find a job in the sunshine---but then I remember that I live in Florida and it's like 100 degrees outside.) Well, thanks for the awesomeness! Keep on keepin on!

CessOviedo said...

So chic! That furry jacket of yours is worth wearing much! The pencil skirt fits you like a glove!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

The Daily Fashionista said...

hehehe...At least you stand by your word!! You look mighty stylish, so that's a nice consolation to being the only one in church with a faux fur jacket.

Carrie Teal said...

I love your skirt.The pop of yellow in the skirt is fabulous. I love your story about the little girl and that is true about keeping your word. - some kids are very good at judging people's character

girl in the poodle shoes said...

love your necklace

Girl in the Poodle Shoes

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Hehe! I LOVE your big fuzzy jacket. :)

Fabulously Average said...

your such a riot, loves it!

A-Dubs said...

Hawt. In a holy and respectable kind of way, of course.

Also, seriously? There's green grass growing in Steeltown right now?!

Laura Whitman said...

I just can't get over how much I love this skirt. Jealousy of epic proportion happening right now.

Sidewalk Chic said...

Aww, that's so awesome that you wore your fur jacket out of solidarity. I'm loving the detailing on your skirt too. You look all kinds of awesome.

Kayla said...

You are quickly becoming one of my must read style blogs. Love you.

kori said...

Hmmm...I see you're wearing THE skirt, yet not one word about it in the post. Has the big fluffy jacket distracted you??? :)

April said...

Looking good, lady! That jacket is fierce!!

myedit said...

Kori- Haha... I did mention it... in the outfit item listing. I was trying not to brag...again:)

M. said...

oh, Jen, how I wish there was a lady as fab as you that I could encounter at Sunday Mass. Sometimes, there's a lady with a hat. But that's about it.

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

Such a classic look! that skirt is fabulous! LOVE! Even a little jealous.

http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Great post!! You look amazing (as always), and seriously cracked me up this morning!

"You are either a bad person... or a parent." Ha!

Love your blog!

Holly

Sal said...

What a marvelously sleek, mod vibe this outfit has. Even with all that fuzz.

FAshiOnistA ErA said...

You look lovely!! love this outfit :)

xoxo
hanz
www.fashionistaera.blogspot.com

seekingstyleblog said...

Haha I love your little stories!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com