Blue Jean Baby

5.13.2012


Thrifted maxi dress (last seen here),
Earl Jean jacket converted into a DIY vest, 
Target grommet belt, 
Dolce Vita snakeskin print platforms (similar style here), 
Vintage silver clutch, 
Necklace from Alter, Brooklyn.

On top of stealing borrowing Micol's clothes and accessories whenever I get a chance, I also love going over to her place and raiding her jewelry stash. While I have a ton of chains, beaded necklaces and other adornments that I've picked up from vintage stores and various travels, Micol's collection is full of quirky, standout statement necklaces--like this one she picked up recently from none other than Alter (also featured here and here).

I usually shy away from wearing large, heavy necklaces like this... if not for fear of looking like I tried too hard, at the very least because of the fear of accidentally breaking them.

Miraculously, I think neither one of my two fears came true while sporting this outfit, which is due in part to the jean vest that brings the intensity of the necklace down a notch. Micol and I just created the vest by lopping off the arms of a 10-year old Earl Jean jacket I had in my closet, and it might just be one of my favorite new clothing items for summer. DIY at it's easiest!

xL

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33 comments :

  1. Flawless look for summer! I love the subtle pinstripe of the dress, goes well with the vibrant blue of the jacket! I agree the jacket does somewhat mute the intensity of the necklace! Amazing job with the DIY on the jacket! xxx

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  2. The necklace is wooonderful! :)

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  3. Great outfit! I love how casual it is, yet it makes you look twice! I'm a sucker for statement necklaces, I'm definitely curios what other treasures Micol has in her jewelry box. ;)
    xo
    Andrea
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  4. Beautiful outfit! Love the necklace!

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  5. I need to get a sleeveless denim jacket like that! love this outfit :) xo

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  6. To die for necklace! Has a shattered glass effect paired with the denim vest/maxi combo...eyecatching!
    Cathy
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  7. Great outfit i especially love the maxi dress

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  8. That necklace is so cool!!! I love it. It's like a piece of art. I also love the denim vest. I really need to get my hands on a denim jacket.

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  9. gorgeous maxi dress :)

    love the pictures soo pretty.

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  10. This outfit is H-O-T!!
    xoxo,
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  11. gorgeous!

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    xx

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  12. i love your dress and necklace!

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  13. I love your dress and wearing the gilet jeans is a great idea. xx

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  14. I love the necklace! It most definitely does not look like you tried too hard at all :)

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    xo, S

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  15. the necklace is fab!! Agreed I shy away from 'breakable' ones often!! xxx

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  16. Wow! Amazing! :)
    I follow your blog.

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  17. These photos are so amazing that I literally feel like I can touch the denim vest from my computer screen! Similarly to you, I don't wear such large statement necklaces due to my fear of it snagging the fabric...yes I am crazy!

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  18. Amazing look! The dress is great, and love the necklace as well
    And on your comment, I don't use exactly the same filters, but I mostly use "Rise", "Sierra", "Lo-Fi", and "Hudson"!

    xoxo Sootjeelina

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  19. sooo beautiful!!! I love everything here;)

    xx alex

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  20. Great shots. Especially love the necklace. xoA

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  21. Dude - That necklace is FIERCE!!! I LOVE IT! This is such a great look, and I love me a good denim vest! I snipped the arms off of a denim jacket that I hadn't worn in years and have been looking forward to rocking it as a vest sometime soon!
    x
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  22. love the denim vest and maxi combination!!

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  23. You look fantastic! I love that maxi!

    xo Jennifer

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  24. Marcy, I totally adore this outfit, it looks smashing on you! That maxi dress, that statement necklace and the great sleeveles denim jacket, just perfect!

    xoxo

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  25. AMAZING!!! I love it!

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    xoxo

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  26. LOVING the maxi and that necklace!!

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  27. You have wonderful blog and pictures!!
    Follow you back!!!)

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  28. I adore your denim jacket! Fabulous style.

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  29. Cool necklace! It adds some funk to your outfit.

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  30. Love the outfit!
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    S xx

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