Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Some outfits and a little surprise

I know I've been saying this a lot lately, but I am so sorry for not posting in a while. The holiday weekend on top of my broken laptop has meant very little internet time for me. It sucks.

I promise to get back to each and every one of you very soon!

Lately the weather in my town has been mild. Since I haven't done an outfit post in a while, I thought I would share some of my favorite fall outfits I have worn in the past week.

It's funny. I fell in love with this dress when I saw it at Target six months ago. Sadly, I didn't have $30 to spare for it. Imagine my surprise a few weeks ago when I saw it was on sale...for $5! I thought the fall colors were just perfect for a sunny November day.


Target dress, Banana Republic cashmere cardigan, and Prada bag


I enlarged this next photo because I wanted to show off my favorite coat. When Harold's went out of business a year ago, I snatched this gem up at a ridiculous price. Every time I wear it, I feel like a princess. (Well, almost every time. My somber expression is because 20 minutes after this photo was taken I had to interview a couple whose daughter had been raped and murdered ten years beforehand. Her killer was recently found. Sometimes being a newspaper reporter can be a very emotional experience...)

princess coat
Harold's coat; Gap dress; pearl earrings and necklace from Kay Jewelers; Kate Spade bag; vintage shoes


This last outfit is the result of Black Friday! I got this lovely skirt from J.C. Penney for only THREE DOLLARS.


My Michelle skirt; Etro top; cardigan from Target; I totally forgot where I got the sandals.

Unfortunately, I think our heat wave is over. I have a feeling my future outfit posts are going to be filled with sweaters and ear muffs. Sigh.

And now to my surprise...

I am going to leave you with one of my favorite videos. It is from four years ago before Lady Gaga was famous and merely a music student at NYU. Lady Gaga, aka Stefani Germanotta, blew away the judges with two of her original compositions during the university's annual talent show. She came in third place. Ironically, one of the judges quipped "Norah Jones, look out!" As we all know the future Lady Gaga would not go on to make Norah Jones-type music at all.



Enjoy!

64 comments:

Leah said...

I love that Target dress... you looked so pretty in that outfit.

The white coat spells elegance. You look so sophisticated in the 2nd outift.

The 3rd outfit is so boho chic. Love it too.

Nubiasnonsense said...

I love your banana republic cardigan!!

Lady gaga has so much talent shes amazing

BakerGirl said...

I can't believe that is Lady Gaga! I love her music but this just blows me away! I kind of wish she had stuck to this style though it is very Norah Jones-ish, I think Gagas voice is better.

Niki B. said...

lovely! you look like such a fancy lady in your cream coat :)

x Niki

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Mouthwash said...

omg - how strange is it to see Gaga in the "before"? But, I love her talent. it's crazy insane.

Love the dress. :)


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Iva said...

such fun outfits! The white set is fantastic!

..what a tragic story about the family. So sad.

Hope all is well!! ;)

Zhcsyra hp said...

love all the great style :)))


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Miss Caitlin S. said...

Sounds like you're finding some great deals! Wahoo!

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Imogen said...

I like all of these outfits. I think you look especially beautiful in the white coat. That is such a perfect coat, very stylish and elegant. I also liked the video. It hardly seems like the same person since she has a different name, her hair is so different and she sings a different style.

Sherin said...

Love the first dress, and a proper bargin at $5!!!
And loving the 'Stefani Germanotta' video as well.

Barry said...

Jen, you look GREAT in that coat! And that Michelle skirt is gorgeous.

I feel for you, having to interview the couple who lost their daughter. But it's part of your life's experience and will ultimately help shape you as a person. I hope you can appreciate these tough parts of your job as much as the happy times. I believe this is happening for a reason, to make you stronger.

About that video? OMG, I'm in love with the first song (Captivated)! What an incredible voice she has. Nothing affects me more than a woman singing a ballad at the piano.

What a shame she's another cog in the pop machine now. She sounds better here and is FAR more attractively dressed than in the skimpy outfits she wears now. Hopefully she'll release an album with material like this.
Geez, for someone who's not crazy about Lady Gaga it seems I have a lot to say!

Dina's Days said...

That coat is so classy. My favorite!

Barry said...

Jen, thanks so much for the beautiful words about my new family. You're too sweet!

Keep an eye on your e-mail today for something unrelated but equally as interesting. :)

B

Keith said...

I really love that second photo of you. You look fantastic. Have a great week. Cheers!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I absolutely love your white coat - and that Penney's skirt! I don't blame the somber expression - being a newspaper reporter does sound like a difficult job. Especially when you're handling such sensitive stories and subjects.

I die at Lady Gaga! She is so amazingly talented. Loving this odl video! :)

daisychain said...

The first outfit is beyond perfect

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh Hunny I'm sorry for giving you a headache!! =/ It was madness there.

I love love your outfits. I'll admit if there is something I want in a store in a size I'll put it on the back of rack so someone won't take it. lol. I love that skirt you got on black friday. It's so colorful & happy. Your shoes rule. =)

That's lady gaga???? Omg. I've never seen her smile while she's singning. I'm shocked!!!

Oh thank for the comments. Your definitely someone I want to meet someday. Your too coool dear!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous looks, darling!
Love your coat in the second pic especially!

xoxox,
CC

Sophie said...

Gorgeous outfits darling! The white coats is so elegant and gorgeous. You look stunning in all the photos. How awful for that girls family, I'm sure it was very hard for you to do the interview and I hope you are ok. Oh and thanks for sharing the vintage Lady Gaga! xo
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Nina said...

How do you manage to get such great finds?

Nina

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kpeach said...

love when that happens! xo

Sarah said...

I love your first and your last outfit. The colours of the first are just perfect for fall:) great

xoxo

Sarah

Jaime said...

$5 dress- wow. amazing! :)


Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

Kristin said...

OMG...the coat...the pearls...you're beautiful lady! Hope you had a fab Thanksgiving!

Tights Lover said...

I love all three outfits. I can't believe that dress was only $5. What a steal!

That must've been a difficult interview. It must be tough being a reporter sometimes.

Ela said...

Not sure anyone else could make a $5 dress look so good! What a steal it looks fabulous on you. And that coat is very princessy indeed! I just love it.

That is terrible. My heart breaks for them. I cannot even imagine how you got through that interview. I'm glad they had you and not some cold hearted reporter.

She is amazing. Makes you think what direction she may take in the future.

Phoebe Rose said...

That white coat is so glam! I adore it, lovely looks :)

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BadRomance said...

The prada bag <3

Barry said...

Oh yeah, and if I win the lottery I'm also buying either you or Melanie plane tickets so you can hang out together. I think you were sisters separated at birth. :)

Stephanie said...

Love the outfits. I always get so excited when I find outfits that are super cheap. It is like a treasure hunt looking through racks at the store to find the perfect piece. :)

BTW thank God they found the guy responsible for that girl's murder that is just horrible. I am going into forensic anthropology and it just baffles me to know that people can do that to another human. It is crazy.

MJ said...

Wow, I love the cardigan in the first picture. And this video actually made me listen all the way through - which considering I hate Lady Gaga is pretty damn impressive!

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betz said...

such fun outfits! love the dress. you sure had a great time shopping last friday! =)

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The Novelista Barista said...

really love ur outfits they are so cute :)

thesydneygirl said...

your new coat is wonderful! so gorgeous!! and that dress was such a bargain! wow! hope you have a lovely day <3

bryna said...

LOVE the first dress!

MissNeira said...

Love the coat! especially those pretty gold buttons

OceanDreams said...

You look darling...sorry your internet has not been nice to you, I hate that! Lady Gaga rocks! So do you darlin!

Beth Dunn said...

Love the outfits particularly the white coat. So elegant! xoxo

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valncami said...

love that first picture of you! you look so stunning and kinda reminds me of jackie o ;)

you have a lovley blog!
so glad i stumbled upon it :)

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xo, camilla
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CMA said...

gorgeous darling
i simply adore your blog, keep it up!
love it
thanks for sharing
and thanks for the sweet comments

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style of olya baileys said...

hi!
nice outfits!
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The Haute-Shopper said...

Gorgeous outfits and what a fab deal you got on some of them. $5 for the Target dress and $3 for the skirt?? Wow, and they look great on you! Love that coat as well... such a classi chic item.

Thanks for posting the Lady Gaga video by the way. I think so many people appreciate her for her crazy outfits and performances, but actually forget how she started her career as a songwriter and does her own compositions. This video does such a great job of showing people that she is a musician, not just an entertainer.

Andie said...

love that coat!

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gleenn said...

you look sad on the second photo, must be of the laptop?, kidding, but I love that outfit of yours a lot, especially the coat. it's very sophisticated. ;)

مى said...

You're so pretty, Jennifer :)

Rachel said...

Fabulous outfits! That white coat looks amazing on you!

I actually saw that Lady Gaga video a week or two ago. She is so talented! It's crazy to see how different she looks compared to years ago and now.

Lisa said...

Love the outfits! You are Queen of bargains-- $5 for a dress!?! Amazing! :)

Christina Lee said...

$5??? I love it when that happens!!

Savvy Gal said...

i adore your winter white outfit. xoxo

Amy said...

Jen, you look beautiful in all these outfits! I am so jealous of your white coat- it is dreamy.

xoxo
Amy
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cupcake♥trash said...

love the cream coat.

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Pop Champagne said...

wow a dress you wanted for $5!! that is awesome. And lovely white coat, so preppy chic <3

Aquiles Damiron-Alcantara said...

Two things. You do look like a princess on that coat. Two, it is interesting to see a very different Lady Gaga. That video proves that talent alone does not cut it. Gaga became famous, as her outfits and hair became extravagant, and her voice fabricated by auto-tune.

Buenos deseos,
Aquiles
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The Owl's Closet said...

i'm loving ur coat from harold's! what a great find:D i'm so blown away by lady gaga's video. now she is definitely far from norah jones. she's actually very talented! thanks for sharing ur pics and this vid:D thanks also for ur comment on my blog:)

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(always)alanna said...

your comment was SO sweet- it absolutely made my WEEK!
love the coat girl!
xx

Liya said...

oh that jacket looks so gorg on you!

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A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

You look darling as always, sweet lady!
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Tink in My Closet said...

Your cream coat is divine!!! Looks so classy and elegant:) Love your outfit shots!

Inspiration in Italy said...

You find the best deals! I adore your white jacket...so beautiful!! xoxoxo

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I love the first look!

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Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

You are so gorgeous and the white coat is fabulous...reminds me of Audrey for some reason, I guess it's the classic styling and the pretty lady wearing it!

So that's what Lady Gaga looks like as a mere mortal...she has mega skills...LOVE HER!!

gemma said...

Hey love your blog.
and the lady gaga post is awesome!

thanks for your sweet comment :)

xx

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