Wednesday, February 17, 2010

grits ain't groceries

grits ain't groceries

This shirt has been one of my prized possessions since junior high.  It was my grandfather's and it's pretty much indestructible.  It also reminds me of Lindsay Weir on Freaks and Geeks, whom I identified with, because I, too, had a crush on Daniel Desario. Like, totally dreamy.

grits ain't groceries

grits ain't groceries

grits ain't groceries

grits ain't groceries


grits ain't groceries

The crappy weather and my overly-packed schedule during daylight hours have any limited outdoor photo opportunities.  There's only so much Long-Suffering House Plant has to offer in the way of photo embellishment so I tried my best to mix these up a bit with facial expressions.

vintage necklaces
Zuni turquoise bracelets
Bell's Trading Post turquoise bracelet
vintage ring
white amber ring from Lithuania
vintage Army shirt
H&M t-shirt
H&M tights
Balenciaga boots


PS Emoting rocks.

74 comments:

Melissa~ said...

I love the green shade, and it looks great. very sexy too.

Kisses!

kimvee said...

ooo I really like those boots! :)

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kimvee said...

ooo I really like those boots! :)

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FashionAddict said...

I LOVETH that Army shirt, lady!!! Especially with the shorts/tights :)
Your hair looks a little red in these pics. Did you dye it?

Hannah said...

lindsay would totally freak over that shirt! (no awful pun intended). i'm still on the hunt for a green army parka...

Andy said...

I love the shirt and the value in it. That outfit is just so cool! You are so good at mixing and matching! Might copy this :)

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Sidewalk Chalk said...

I like this outfit -- almost looks like an old Boy Scout uniform (their shirts used to be green). Looks so chic on you.

And Freaks and Geeks has been on my to-do list for like five years now. I must watch it soon! :)

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Rosa said...

aw i love freaks & geeks!!! i really loved that show and love that john francis daly is all grown up and now on Bones.

love the army greens!

Erica said...

i'm obsessed with that shirt!

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D. said...

That color looks amazing on you. I love how you paired it with super chic heels.

D. said...

That color looks amazing on you. I love how you paired it with super chic heels.

Julia said...

You made me laugh -- you look awesome when you emote. :) Your hair looks so red here, too! But maybe that's the green shirt? Anyway, your curtains and houseplant are just fiiiine. I adore.

xx

Anna said...

love the casual laid back outfit :)

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style, substance & sutton said...

very cute and easy look! love the second to last shot - funny!

and i love your blogs name... i have always remembered it and though it was really quirky. thanks for the tips.

xx

mom & son said...

aww..i can't believe you got that jacket from a thriftshop.
I love it, E! You're so ''in''!

♥Lola said...

Love green on you, it brings out such a pretty strawberry blonde colour in your hair :)

UnoCosa said...

hey - you!!! it's being awhile!!! i've been meaning to come by for along time ... well, jsut a quick "hello" - and love love the army shirt!!! great way to pair w/ the mini!!!

will be back soon after the shows and catch up w/ your post, xx

Anna G said...

I finally watch Freaks and Geeks. It was an amazing show, I can't believe it was only on for one season. That is one awesome shirt. I love military.

Diya said...

such a cute military-like look!

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myedit said...

I like how that shirt was your grandfather's.. makes it a bit cooler. As if it needs to be cooler, army shirts always find a way to be current.

Ela said...

I love that it's your grandfather's. And it looks like it's got plenty of years left to give!

gleenn said...

i love those tights and shoes. you never fail to look glamorous, girl ;)

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Mouthwash said...

I love how you paired the boots with the top. Goes great together!

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princesspolitico said...

glad you share my love for portishead! i'm more than jealous of your concert experiences... gaga, massive attack :/ that is way cool that you still have items from your grandfather's military jacket. i feel like such a 90s fan girl with my love for 'freaks and geeks' and portishead...

xo.
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fashionforwriters said...

I love Freaks and Geeks! I loved Lindsey and Daniel, of course, (who almost sat in on my class but my teacher didn't allow it so I narrowly missed my chance to make him my boyfriend, kidding, sort of.) But most of all, I loved Bill, especially that one scene where he's just drinking milk and eating sandwiches and laughing at Gary Shandling!

Your shirt looks so utilitarian and cozy, I love that it has such lovely memories.

xo Jenny

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

The shirt is absolutely amazing...

Taylor Sterling said...

that shirt is amazing! Love it!

6roove said...

great shirt, i like the color :)

Jasmine said...

ah that top is military-perfection! and it's even better that it has a history behind it! you look great E!

Clare said...

Love the Freaks and Geeks reference :)
A good old shirt is one of the best and easiest things to wear, love it. The shoes are also a little bit amazing...

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x

Talia said...

military ;) I like this style very much ;) Nice combination with heels ;)

Clare said...

Yeah, Army shirts are amazing, especially when passed down. I adore this casual yet sassy look.

Jacqueline said...

I like the Army shirt! Green is always cute. xo

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Arushi Khosla (FabBlab) said...

Masculine chic, love it!

Sal said...

Still madly in love with those boots ...

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

I love how this look seems so "chill", but it looks awesome! I love the Balenciaga boots! :) Fabulous as always!

Dylana said...

That is an awesome t-shirt indeed!

chicfaced said...

well i love the facial expressions. Tyra would be proud. so awesome when you have an actual vintage piece of something that is being copied at F21 and H&M, right?

Mekinking said...

this shirt looks so chic on you! but I love most the bracelets and rings - awesome!

The Fashion Seen said...

Once again, another awesome outfit! Ya know...finding the perfect vintage military top is harder said than done, but you def. nailed it!

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megannielsen said...

E I love how you make everything look so cool! I love that kind of military/utility look you've got going! Awesome! (and yes facial expressions... rock!)

la flore et la faune . com said...

yes, very sexy uniform : what army will you create ? A love army I guess...
Love your expression on the photo just before the last one.

Laura Gerencser said...

Love your rings!!

Katie said...

Love the whole army utility shirt look. and dont get me started on the balenciaga boots? will you teach me how to afford those?

soooali said...

Love this on you! YOu always look fab. x

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Christina said...

That is awesome that this was your Grandpa's. It looks so cool with the black tights and boots.

stylefyles said...

I love that that is your grandfather's shirt...so rad. Looks totally cool too, with the leggings and sparkly top underneath.
You're so lucky to have that shirt...treasure it!

Phyllis said...

love the army shirt - that shade of green suits you well!

drollgirl said...

i kind of love that the military-style jacket shirt look ALWAYS comes back in style. LADIES, NEVER GET RID OF THEM! i know i don't have to tell YOU that! :)

libys11 said...

totally adoring your bangles!!! :D

Ruta said...

Such a pretty outfit! Very awesome. I love the shirt.

em.me.ma said...

i love the simplicity of this outfit.

i've been trying hard to dress down haha.

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fadetoblack said...

nice twist on the shirt trend ;)

The F Word Online said...

hey girl, sorry i've been mia - exams and vacays have been consuming my life for a little while. also, thanks for taking the time to enter my giveaway :) loveee the vintage feel of this entire post. that shirt looks so borrowed, hot !

xx lue

Panda said...

Hey! I'm back from china!
This is such a lovely outfit, espesh the top.
and thank you for your sweet comment!
Panda xx

Marla Singer said...

love your shirt! and i'm drooling over your boots <333

A and A said...

the whole look is making me giddy... love the old jacket with a story paired with all black and those damn boots! ahhh....
Really love that rug too...
love from San Francisco,

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MELODEES said...

YES! this outfit is totally doign it for me! Love the shirt.

Rachel said...

I love this look on you! You look absolutely gorgeous!
Especially loving the rings and bracelets. :)

Naveen said...

cool beautiful stuff lovely once

Couture Carrie said...

Love grandfather's shirt + Balenciaga boots ~ amazing look, darling!

xoxox,
CC

City Girl Chicago said...

I have a question... that is perhaps supposed to be obvious and I'm just not in the know, or perhaps not - but, where do you come up with your titles? :) love them.

Anna said...

You look so beautiful. I just found your blog and I love it.
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Amy said...

I am becoming obsessed with the army/military look. This whole look is AMAZING!

Hope you have a great wkend, sweetie!

xoxo
Amy

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Fashion Court said...

adore that shirt and love your jewelry!

VersaStyle said...

i love the olive green!

Kristin said...

You really can work tights like nobody else!

Aleisha-Rose said...

ahh very cool! I like it a lot!

what a great blog!

xoxo

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Liya said...

you're right, veeeeery freaks and geeks
therefore i love itttttt

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Lillian Chang said...

That's so cool!! What an awesome shirt - and it has so much history too :) You really rock it :) It looks great!!

The Trendy Fashionista said...

I love your Balenciaga boots. Great outfit!

Have a wonderful weekend
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Christen said...

What an incredible piece with an incredible story! I love that you wear this in such a chic way!

Orphaned Apparel said...

Love your shirt plus wow, what a thing to have. Very cool.

rachel said...

I'm soooo in love with that shirt!! I have a couple of my grandad's old knitted sweaters - they're perfect.