Sunday, June 26, 2011

Family Brunch and Fashion Meme

Tomorrow is my sister-in-law's champagne birthday.  She turns 27 on the 27th.  
We celebrated this morning at my in-law's with a brunch.

The waffles were not cooperating, so we had pancakes instead!

The hubby and I spent the rest of the day shopping.  He needed a shirt and tie for an upcoming wedding, and I needed a new dress, because I just couldn't resist (see below for a picture). 

I was pretty excited to see that Vanessa from Swift as Shadows tagged me in her fashion meme, because if anyone knows me well, they know that I love fashion.

The Fashion Tag

1) How would you describe your style:

Comfortable, trendy, flirty and fun!

2) What are your wardrobe staples:

Skinny jeans, cute shoes or boots, big rings, and a funky shirt.

3) Most expensive item in your closet:

Louis Vuitton purse.  I used to really like LV, but now not so much.  Everyone seems to have LV purses and there are too many knock-offs.  I prefer something more unique, so not everyone is carrying the same bag as me.  I have my eye on a few for next time I am in NY.

4) Most wanted item:

Christian Louboutin peep-toes, and everything from The Row.

5) Favourite designer:

Dolce and Gabanna, and MK and Ashley Olson.

6) How much do you spend on clothes:

A few grand a year probably.  Depends.

7) What are your favourite places to shop:

Independent boutiques in Manhattan.

8) Favourite fragrance:

I like Flowerbomb.  Eden introduced me to this lovely fragrance when I shopped with her in San Fransisco.

9) What is your favourite way to do your hair:

Well, if you have met me, you will know that my hair varies a lot from day to day - hehe.  Like one day it might look like this ...

 And the next day if could look like this ...

 And if I am really feeling crazy, I might even do this with it ...

Okay, I wear my hair the same way every. single. day.  You are lucky if I even brush it for you.  I just don't like doing my hair, and it is so fine that it doesn't cooperate well.  I have had hair stylists tell me that my hair simply WON'T curl ... but that is not true, because on special occasions it just might look like this ...

10) What is your go-to outfit when you have no idea what to wear:

Skinny jeans and a sexuali-tee from American Apparel with heels.

11) One fashion trend you wish would come back or stay:

I want skinny jeans to stay cool.  And I wish that 1950s housewife dresses would come back in style.

12) Show us the most prized possession in your wardrobe:

I have a few favourite items of clothing, including my black "leather" jacket, my grey worn out sweater, my black Seven pants, and a bunch of dresses.  These are some of my favourite new dresses ...

Black zipper dress from a boutique in New York.  I bought a VERY similar one in navy last year in NY.
Calvin Klein Leather Dress.  I am thinking this might be a fun bachelorette outfit for some one or more of the bachelorette parties I have coming up. I got this today.
Over-sized men's shirt dress with zipper belt.  Both form boutiques in NY.
Dolce and Gabanna dress.

13) Tag some people:

Madeline from Greens and Jeans
Vanessa from All the Things She Says
Devon from Watermelon Tequila
Yelena from One Healthy Apple
Averie from Love Veggies and Yoga
I would love to know your answers to these questions, or all if you have the time:

What are your wardrobe staples?  
What is your go-to outfit when you have no idea what to wear?
What is your most wanted item?


Amber said...

Love your hair when it's all curled!!

I am VERY casual on the weekends. Lots of workout clothes/yoga clothes. I'm business-casual for work and in the summer I wear dresses almost every day! Sometimes I like to dress up my outfits with fun/funky jewelry! But I definitely would NOT call myself "fashionable"

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said...

your hair is gorgeous, jolene!!

you have WAY MORE of it than I have a gorgeous mane that I would love to have :)

Alanna said...

Love all of those dresses!

Skinny jeans are also a staple in my closet, I hope they stay forever!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That's interesting that you call your SIL's bday a Champagne bday - we call it a golden bday in this part of the US. Love hearing the different terms that different areas of the country/world refer to things!

My wardrobe staple is lots and lots of dresses. I wear dresses about 5-6 times a week! Even on the weekends. I love dresses - they are so so comfy but also help me look put together for work.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Oh I love the third dress with the belt and that birthday brunch looks amazing. I wish you all were my family so I could have that on my birthday! lOL!

Kacy said...

I love the leather dress. Bombshell!

Anonymous said...

i'm so lazy with fashion lately...tshirt and shorts...gross I know. BTW D&G dress? WTF?! SUPER nice!

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

Oh man, i'm SO happy you didn't tag me in this! haha I have no style... that's my style!:)

Everything you have is so cute! That black leather dress - is HOT!!!!!!!! :)

Ok. I'll answer these questions and you'll see..

What are your wardrobe staples? Flip flops, yoga pants and hoodies
What is your go-to outfit when you have no idea what to wear? See above
What is your most wanted item? A fabulous dress that I never want to take off (besides my wedding dress)

Yup, no style - I have a lot of trouble day to day getting dressed becaues of this!

Enjoy your day!

Lauri ( said...

I am NO fashionista! I like to dress 'cute/comfy'. My favorite summertime dress is the kimona dress from Target! I have it in blue, teal, black, purple, and grey... I know, I know--> But they are teh PERFECT everyday, comfy, summertime dress :)

My husband gets 'waffle duty' in our house! They never come out right for me either!

Simply Life said...

ooh you have some fun outfits- i love it!

Anonymous said...

Your hair looks beautiful whether it's curled or straight! My most wanted item are nude pumps.

Anais said...

Ooooh I love all the outfits!! :)

My hair is so'll be fairly straight, then crazy curly... I wish I understood it ;)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE MK & Ashley... Elizabeth and James is amazing... The Row too, but I don't think I'll ever have the $$ to throw at it, haha.

My wardrobe staples are Lululemon (literally 80% of what I wear when I'm not at work) and designer jeans. I LOVE jeans... I'm dying for a new pair of William Rasts.

Anna and Liz Recipes said...

I Love your dresses and the brunch looks delicious! I just found your blog and love your stories as well! Thanks, :) Anna

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said...

Oooh thanks for the tag! I can't wait to do this one! And that leather dress?! Holy bananas girl.

Unknown said...

I'm excited that you tagged me!! I think we will have some very similar answers though your clothes are way nicer than mine!!

Anonymous said...

I have no fashion sense...actually I do look nice when I make the effort -but I try to avoid the mall because I get discouraged. I don't fill stuff out properly and - the price tags :(

On another note - you are SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! Your skin is stunning - it glows :) Must be that fresh air out there west ;)