A red beret to the Dress Up Soirée

I wore this little beret to the Dress Up Soiréeeveryone told me not to forget it, but after the party, a group of us went to a little bar around the corner, and what did I do? Forget my beret. Luckily Pamela of Market Publique who also gave me this hat… picked it up and mailed it to my home. She’s so good to me. I love berets they’re the most darling form of hat. Yeah, yeah, there might be others, but my heart belongs to the beret family.

I’m starting to realize that Chicago’s ‘Windy City’ isn’t a proverbial name like ‘London Fog’ the wind… is real.. I’m starting to pull more and more items out of my winter box… one of them being a vintage wool skirt I picked up last year at the Frankfurt flea market. I didn’t wear it much last year because I thought it was too long, but Susie Bubble has been inspiring me to dabble back in the longer skirt length. This skirt is make of perfect wool pleats and a nice lining. In order to keep it from looking too matronly, I’ve stolen Rocky’s eagle belt, and wore it over my SPUN boat neck top (which I’m living in), and my denim vest.


jennineA red beret to the Dress Up Soirée

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  1. Leia

    It adds the perfect pop of color! I also really love the pearl barrette you’re wearing in your hair.

    I find London really windy and always come home with frizzy, messy hair! Hats look silly on me (they just don’t suit my face shape!) so I wear snoods in the winter. I have a bright pink one and people always make fun of me, but hey, it keeps my hair neat! ;)
    .-= Leia´s last blog ..Winnings =-.

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    ❤sweety mmmmeee too!
    ❤fashion pea…big belt bucklees are hard to come by!
    ❤leia…snooods! hehhe i love that word..hats are definitely hard for me too.
    ❤sal..i will next week! =)
    ❤julia, that’s so great… i love minis but sometimes a longer skirt is just what i need.

  3. enc

    My old Chicagoland wind will blow that beautiful beret right out into Lake Michigan if you’re not careful, Miss Jennine!

    I love what you’ve done here. Your touch with reds is magical. I love the houndstooth, also.
    .-= enc´s last blog ..Poll #46 Ever Been Duped? =-.

  4. Make Do Style

    OMG love your skirt I’m on the hunt for the very same. I’m desperate to find one and have been kicking myself for parting with a H&M one many years ago – it was so passée at the time!
    You look lovely in the whole outfit and the red beret does add a dash.
    .-= Make Do Style´s last blog ..High Street Pick of the Week =-.

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    ❤enc.. hahah i believe you!
    ❤dottie, i wasn’t prepared!
    ❤clare…that must have been the CUTEST thing in the world!
    ❤eyeliah..hahha, yeah…rocky is a minimalist though, it’s a surpise he has this!
    ❤michelle..love it ‘boho biker’
    ❤kate…i was sooo close to using that phrase!
    ❤wendy…exactly! pamela is one of my favorite new yorkers! aside from you that is…
    ❤goody..oh man, you gotta get a beret!
    ❤makedo…you know i ALMOST parted with this skirt too… it’s like a clothing reality show…
    ❤frances..i bet you can!
    ❤ashe..haha rocknroll i always think sushi for some reason when i hear that. it must be a san francisco thing.

  6. LadyLUX

    I remember seeing you in that beret at the Soiree. It really stood out; the style and the color are unforgettable. I grew up wearing berets, and I feel that I’ve lost touch with them. They can really change the feel of any outfit – they can be ladylike sometimes, and spunky at some other times. I’m inspired to get back into them.
    .-= LadyLUX´s last blog ..H&M Enlists French Fashion House Sonia Rykiel as Design Eye =-.

  7. Lani

    I love berets too! I think it’s because I love anything kind of Frenchy.

    Glad you got reunited with your beret. I lost my hat (black vintage turban) after IFB as well… it fell out of my bag in the back of a cab and I literally realized it as the cab drove away. Oh, irony! :P
    .-= Lani´s last blog ..iWant Faryl Robin Spring 2010 Wedges =-.

  8. missmilki

    That red beret is just perfect! :) An I really like the wool skirt, that length is difficult to do but you pull it off really well. Its not at all unflattering or awkward. love it! :)
    .-= missmilki´s last blog ..Thousand Portraits =-.

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