Monday, May 11, 2009

A Little Yellow to Cinch Grey and White!

So I could have put up the pics from the tea party on Saturday, but HeidiG said, “take your time,” and since I do want to go home and see my precious kids AND I also want to make sure I do a well-thought out post and not some hurried entry, I am going to wait till tomorrow. I am glad I got permission from someone. I am weird like that. Does anyone else do that? Ask permission for something that you should be able to decide on your own? I have been doing that forever. My old professor liked to call that me being a “junior female.” He was probably my biggest advocate for me going as far as I can…and one day, Paul, I will, I promise.

Instead I present you with the outfit I wore on Thursday, May 7, 2009. I had a lot of fun putting this one together. For those of you who look at my polyvore sets you have seen it already.


A Little Yellow to Cinch Grey and White!
A Little Yellow to Cinch Grey and White! by dinagideon featuring Marc Jacobs shoes



This is what the outfit looks like without the jacket. I think I like it. It is very ladylike. The skirt is my absolute favorite part. I saw that skirt at Macy’s like three weeks ago and did not get it (I couldn’t pay full price…nope, not at Macy’s…they always seem to have a sale). Then, the 25% friends and family card appeared. And I went to Macy’s and tried it on (squee…an 8…yay). The fit looks like it was made for me. It is a linen-cotton combo by Jones New York Collection. The top is J. Crew’s sequined crest tee (Holiday 2007). The belt is J. Crew’s yellow wide patent leather version (Holiday 2008). The shoes are from TJ Maxx but are from some well-known designer and are grey patent slingbacks with a bit of detailing at the toe-box (Fall 2008). By the way, when I figure out who made the shoes, I will edit this post and re-publish. I promise.


Well, I love this jacket. The J. Crew white canvas Atelier jacket is really pretty and feminine too. I think it looks okay with this skirt but I bet it would look really good with some tailored pants or a pencil skirt!

Have a nice day, ladies. Soon, soon, I will catch up to real time and you will actually be able to see me with the outfit I am wearing that day. Somehow—I will make this happen! :)

32 comments:

Soon to be PhD said...

I LOVE it! You look fantastic in the skirt and tee, love the yellow belt detail. You give me inspiration to try it out with my own skirts...

HeidiG said...

I have to say that I really liked the set of PV...but I love love love it on you. You look so gorgeous (and skinny) in the tee & skirt and the belt is just fab with it!

Just curious...what does the jacket look like open with the outfit so that you can see the belt?

Glad you have the permission you need - I felt like my post was rushed last night and I was trying to cram so much in, and I really didn't do it justice (which is why I referred everyone to 3-PP & Slastena, hehehe). But my "excuse" was not bringing my camera.

sparrowsandsparkles said...

oh I love it. LOVE IT. I love yellow and gray anyway, but it is just fabulous how you put it all together in color, scale, everything. You look great.

Drewablank said...

'Love it, 'love it, 'love it! Like HeidiG said, you look gorgeous AND skinny in this outfit! And may I say - you look 10 years younger! So lovely!

You may have taken the outfit a notch higher with a fitted jacket, too. :)

And getting permission - so glad I'm not the only one who does that too. LOL!

Patina Cabachon said...

OMG, you look amazing in the skirt and tee. Simply stunning Dina. I also would like to know if you wore the jacket opan and if so, did you like it?

tastymoog said...

Very nice. Simple yet refined... and fun!

Count me in as one of the ladies kicking herself for not getting this belt.

AppGal said...

oh dina! This is quite possibly one of my favorite outfits on you. the skirt is just perfect...wow. beautiful, just beautiful!

and i second heidi's comment...you look so pretty and thin! yay for fitting into an 8! woohoo! now don't go wasting away on us now, haha! :)

3-Penny Princess said...

I like the belted look on you - so classic hourglass! And I also dig the yellow pop over gray... I mix yellow with my gray and navy frequently.

I can't wait to see your recap and photos from the tea! And no, you're not weird for asking permission - I did before I put up the photos from our first event. Now I kinda put them up without asking because everyone said yes the first time, but it's a good practice.

KatyO. said...

Great outfit! :) The yellow is such a wonderful addition.

Looking forward to seeing pictures from the tea (but don't feel rushed to post them!).

Summerilla said...

Love this outfit. I really like the pop of color from the belt. It's a very flattering outfit, love the skirt.

Petunia said...

That skirt is sooo pretty and looks fabulous on you!

Cate said...

i love the outfit- the belt is so cute!

kristin said...

Great outfit! It is VERY flattering on you. Love the belt!!!

toast said...

I love the skirt! It's so full and feminine! I have that belt too, and it really adds a great pop of color to nearly any outfit. :) And gray and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations!

I completely understand your need for "permission" to do certain things. I think it has to do with making sure you don't let anyone down, even if it's a very small thing!

gigiofca said...

Adorable skirt!

Anonymous said...

You look sooooo beautiful! Ravishing!

3:23

luvallthingsjcrew said...

the belt, tee, and skirt make a super outfit! Great idea! Luvee it!

luvallthingsjcrew said...

ohhh...and your shoes look gorgeous!

Jemma Ruby said...

that is a great outfit and as all the others said, that skirt really suits you- I would have never thought of pairing a tee with it, but it looks fantastic!

Elnobe said...

Beautiful outfit, I have to copy this one!

Tweetle Beetle said...

Very ladylike. Your pose reminds me of a model from the 1950s. Pleated skirts can be tricky for some women but they are quite flattering and slimming on you! The t-shirt and yellow belt gives it a modern and young twist.

Anonymous said...

You look beautiful!!!!

Milly said...

very pretty

A Bigger Closet said...

What a beautiful outfit! The yellow belt is the perfect touch of color. And that skirt - it gives J.Crew pieces some serious competition! :)

Stephanie said...

I love it! The yellow belt is great and adds such an unexpected pop. The outfit looks wonderful on you!

Slastena said...

Sooo charming and ladylike! Perfection! Love those shoes!

Belinda K said...

Gorgeous skirt, and I just love your hair like that!!

dinagideon said...

Soon to be PhD: Thank you...I love grey and yellow...like a lot of the ladies here...so I just said "why not?" I would love to see you in a similar outfit. That would look so cute on you!

HeidiG: I love that you can see my Polyvores first...I totally do the same with yours, btw! Thanks for the compliment!

I did try the jacket opened, but it just looked weird. Much better closed. I think that this skirt needs a twinset...I know that would really look nice...

I love that I got permission to be delayed...I think I have taken that to heart this week, I am so backed up on blog entries...I have a lot to post and about a nanosecond to post it in...ah, well!

Sparrowsandsparkles: I think we are two peas in a pod. I love everything you wear and you seem to love most of what I wear. :) LOVED your outfit today...so pretty!!!

Drewablank: So I look your "age?" Heehee. (You know 'cause you look so young and all!!!) Thank you for the nice thoughts. I really think you are right...I am going fitted with the jacket next time!!! Have a good day, hon...

Patina: Thank you. I felt really nice in this outfit. See my answer to HeidiG about the jacket open...yeck. I hope you have had a great week!!!

dinagideon said...

Tastymoog: Thank you! I actually was kicking myself for not getting it in more colors and then awesome Ms. Ashley offered it the dusty rose up in the weekly exchange and I got it! Maybe you can do the same or on ebay? Any thoughts, btw, on when you will be putting your blog back up?

AppGal: I promise not to waste away, but man, it feels so good to be back in a size I haven't worn in four years. I think I will stay here...

Thank you so much!!!

3PP: Thank you for the compliment. I felt like such a lady that day. I really need to pull this skirt out more...wear it with a tank and sandals for a more casual look...and obviously dress it up like I did that day!

Your tea party was such a good time. You and your mother-in-law are so gracious!

KatyO.: I need color like a baby needs milk. Clearly this outfit would have been way too neutral for me otherwise!!!

You probably have figured this out...but I put up the tea party pics. ;)

Summerilla: You should pick up this skirt...if you have the issues I have with the badonkadonk like you were saying on Saturday...this skirt may be the answer. It is fitted for the waist and not the hips (thank goodness)...

Petunia: Thank you so much. BTW, I have been visiting your blog just not commenting much...been a little full of work. That said, I have loved your recent outfits and your hair--so pretty!

Cate: Thank you...this belt is so perfect with so many pieces...J. Crew scored when the made this accessory. :)

dinagideon said...

Kristin: Thank you. I need to know what is flattering so I can remember the shapes, etc. so I can replicate it. I want to be a well-dressed mom and this feedback will lead me in the right direction!!! :) Have a great night!

Toast: Thank you for coming on by--I love the fullness of the skirt. It feels like I try so hard to fit into miniskirts and shorts and in reality, I need to focus on shapes that work on my body, not someone smaller or thinner. You all coming out and telling me that this is a good look helps remind me of this!

I also love that others seek permission to go about their daily lives. I have no idea why I do it, but it is probably an extension of the people-pleasing part of my personality.

Gigiofca: You wear those pencil skirts so well...I was inspired to find a good skirt for me. I guess the full, knee-length ones are the best! Thank you!

Anon at 3:23 (you are so cute to write the "time" so I could remember you): How are you? Thank you so much for the compliment!!! I truly appreciate it!

dinagideon said...

luvallthingsjcrew: Thank you...I have been loving a lot of your outfits these past few days!!! You really love your life and it shows. I want to be like you and have a ton of fun every day!!! :)

Jemma Ruby: I would have not paired a tee, either, but then I tried on the original shirt and it just looked dumb. The tee, though, MAGIC!!! The belt...perfect addition. :) Thank you!

Elnobe: Thank you and I hope you do copy it. Although I got my inspiration from the 50s ladies who looked effortless. I just love the style of the glamourous women of that era. ;)

Tweetle Beetle: Speaking of 50s, thank you for the compliment. You have given me high praise since I adore all the women of the 50s...they always looked so pretty and put-together. We are losing touch with that and I hope that we in 2009 can bring a bit of it back, albeit with more modern pieces. (Of course...) :) I love that we see eye to eye!

Anon at 2:04: Well, thank you so much!!! I am very appreciative!

Milly: Thank you...btw, I love that you are putting in real life pics on your blog. You look so fresh everyday! :)

A Bigger Closet: I bet you could rock this skirt...of course, with your fantastic bod you can rock almost any outfit! :) You all have Macy's in Canada? Maybe you could get it on-line? Just a thought...

Stephanie: Thank you, hon. I am so pleased so many people liked this...I hope this means more outfits like this will pop out of other people's closets!!! ;)

Slastena: Merci, darling. We need to have a ladies' lunch and all of us get dressed up in our finest 50s outfits. Can you imagine what the waiters would do when we walked in? :)

Belinda: Thank you and thank you about the hair...I have been struggling with my hair so your compliment is so nice!

Francesca said...

Love yellow & grey together! The yellow belt really perks up the outfit. I check your site regularly because you put together such great color combinations, and it's so refreshing to see you mix our beloved JC with other labels. You have great style, lady!