Jenny La Fleur
A Cute Outfit (TM) is born - Jenny La Fleur
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A Cute Outfit (TM) is born

Today was fun. Mom and Dad and I joined friends for a benefit tea for the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra at the country club. The tea was fine, nothing amazing but the company (as always) was lovely. The real point of the exercise was coming up with a really cute outfit, which I accomplished if I do say so myself. *wink*

Earlier this week I finished off a skirt that I started last year. It got warm before I managed to put a hem in it so I packed it away until cool weather returned. An hour’s work on Friday and it was done – yay!

I then discovered that not only did I have a top that looked cute with it but the necklace I made myself for my birthday and my favorite vintage hat actually matched my new skirt exactly. I love it when that happens!

I decided to add a red shrug and my new green flats (which went with the green lining fabric) and A Cute Outfit (TM) was born.

The double takes I got when I wore it to church this am were entertaining (folks don’t dress up at my church, mores the pity) but I was quite tame compared to the Red Hat ladies at the tea. Funny how the same outfit can seem over-the-top and conservative on the same day. Another reason to just wear what makes you happy and forget the rest of the world. :>

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bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: October 27th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC) (link)
That is totally adorable! Something about the 4th shot with you holding the skirt hem up looks very vintage to me. And that garnet red is SUCH a good color on you. :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 27th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I love that pic too... :>
llyrafantasyfae From: llyrafantasyfae Date: October 27th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC) (link)
That is a very very cute outfit. I love your style!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 27th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I love playing with my style... always fun!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: October 27th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC) (link)
You seriously look fabulous! A very cute outfit indeed!

If you get to visit you should totally bring that outfit. ;)
chloeandrudy From: chloeandrudy Date: October 27th, 2008 03:20 am (UTC) (link)
Love the entire outfit! The shrug just finishes it off with the necklace.
chartreusekitty From: chartreusekitty Date: October 27th, 2008 05:16 am (UTC) (link)
Adorable. And I love the hat. Ooh, hat envy...
elegant_musings From: elegant_musings Date: October 27th, 2008 12:41 pm (UTC) (link)
You look so GORGEOUS!!! :D Love that red skirt--it's so striking and so you! ;)
marcine From: marcine Date: October 27th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC) (link)
Cute outfit! I like your sassy look in the last photo.
nuranar From: nuranar Date: October 28th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC) (link)
That is darling! I love the way all your colors blend, and I'm such a sucker for green accents. Yay!
suededsilk From: suededsilk Date: October 31st, 2008 05:38 am (UTC) (link)
Pretty! And how often do a hat and skirt just up and match themselves? :D
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