Thursday, January 7, 2010

park benches






Raise your hand if you've ever had dinner while discussing different outfits from Scott Schuman's book, The Sartorialist.

If you haven't yet, I suggest you grab your best, fashion-forward (or wine appreciating) friend and rectify that situation right now.

Last night, my friend Jordan and I flipped page by page to find the perfect embodiment of what his revamped style should be as he will soon be moving into the heart of Manhattan with his girlfriend in February. While we couldn't quite agree on any particular photo (he was a bit hesitant about wearing suits on a casual, regular basis) the process was fun nonetheless. And in the spirit of taking style cues from Mr. Schuman's impeccable eye for fashion, here's my attempt at this outfit.

Casual. Yet refined. And yes, I always lounge on park benches when answering text messages. Doesn't everyone?

p.s. Thanks again to my sister, Michele, for putting up with me today!

Blazer: Navy blue boyfriend blazer, Urban Outfitters
Shirt: White V-neck shirt, American Apparel
Vest: Grey button up vest, gift from Japan
Jeans: Distressed skinny Bullhead jeans, PacSun
Shoes: Tan jazz flats, vintage

35 comments:

  1. I'm in love with your shoes and those aviators! What a simple yet chic outfit. :) -JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

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  2. Navy and tan leather is THE best combination. Great look. Love the Sartorialist book, it gives me so much joy! I actually met him here in Dublin at a book signing a couple of months ago, and I was mesmerised!

    http://www.soooali.com/

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  3. That's a great idea. I just might have to do that. Love this outfit btw - that blazer is so adorable.

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  4. I love the Sartorialist book, I take it with me everywhere, especially when I am waiting on my kids to get home by bus, a little break to just flip through the pages and get inspiration.
    You look great as always.

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  5. ahhh i want your hair! so pretty. i'm also in love with your boyfriend blazer. i have yet to get one.

    ♥ erica
    sweetsandhearts.blogspot.com

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  6. i absolutely love this outfit, especially that blazer. it fits you perfectly! i'm on a hunt for a navy blazer haha :)

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  7. I love this outfit! Great job to your sis on the pics. They are great!

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  8. Great outfit! And I should really get that book, ASAP!

    http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

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  9. I would have to say compared to the inspired pic, I favor your outfit a bit more...however both outfits are very cute. Inspire me much...I say YES!

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  10. such a casual, cool outfit. killer background too

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  11. Love this post. Great outfit, fantastic photographs.

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  12. those shoes are baller...and you have awesome hair.

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  13. Oh how I wish I had brogues in my wardrobe! They are marvelous.

    goldleafashley.blogspot.com

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  14. I am loving this whole look. I need to replicate this one of these days. Eek! I'm so excited about getting The Satorialist. I asked for it for my bday, so I better get:)

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  15. Love this look and love these photos!!! Such a pretty background!
    -jenloveskev

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  16. That texting picture is my favorite! I really like all the shots you got today though too. The outfit is perfect - you did a great job with with the inspiration.

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  17. I saw that outfit on Satorialist and fell in love. I started a major hunt for some tan oxfords like you are wearing. Great job pulling off this look. I think you did even better than the girl in the picture!

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  18. Such a cute outfit! I will have to keep this in mind for an early spring look... its too cold to wear shoes w/o socks in Boston right now ;)

    Happy Friday!

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  19. love the disheveled denim with those cute little brogues! lovely

    http://lolitasaysso.blogspot.com/

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  20. I loooove your pictures! But honoustly I've never seen your eyes on the pictures. Maybe you can put some on your blog? I'm convinced that you have beautiful eyes,like yourself, so show them :)))

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  21. LOVE this. I'm going to recreate it when I get home!


    clothedmuch.blogspot.com

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  22. I love the outfit! I am a huge sucker for a casual chic jeans ensemble! The new poses and locale is AWESOME! Keep it up!
    DAnielle

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  23. awesome! I love that you are being more adventurous with your backgrounds!

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  24. i really like those shoes. I would probably pass them over in the store but i shall make a mental note to be more adventureous because they r really nice

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  25. I love those shoes, and these photos are fantastic.

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  26. Tottallyy in love with the shoes!

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  27. love the necklace and shoes :)

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  28. are your shoes studded or animal skin? love the outfit and i love the sartorialist!

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  29. I love love love this look! The blazer, necklaces and shoes are such great pieces. I just bought Scott's book and I love it. Such a great source of inspiration. And I love your interpretation of that look.

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  30. Great outfit and I LOVE your hair in this post!

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  31. oohh really really good shoes! in love with them!

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  32. the shoes, its gotta be the shoes! such a classic outfit!!

    xo's

    - Teeney

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  33. Gorgeous outfit!!looove brown oxfords!!!

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  34. I loved this look so much that I featured you here: http://bit.ly/a6z8Nm

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