deceptively sweet

Dang. I totally forgot about this outfit – I wore this on our road trip to Lake Charles for our escapade at L’Auberge du Lac, and totally forgot to post it! Derrr.

I really love unexpected things, and by that I mean like breaking the mold or being exactly NOT the thing people expected you to be.

For example, I’m a beauty-loving girly-girl blonde who knows everything there is to know about cars (love them), is obsessed with technology (especially cell phones, and have been since the age of the Motorola flip phone–Startac, anyone?), and can hand-code CSS and PHP with the best of the geeks out there.

This sweater from Jem Apparel has the same concept. First impression is it seems so soft and cuddly (well…it is), but it has a hint of now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t sheerness with its loosely woven design, and then BAM there’s the kicker: devilish pointed shoulders. It makes me feel so Gaga!

Clearly, I have gotten my money’s worth with these jeans. (As evidenced by Exhibit A, Exhibit B, Exhibit C, and now this post.) I promise to venture out wearing something other than these jeans soon.

A note about these, if you are wanting to buy them: they run looooong. See these? These are a petite (short) size. See how I am wearing heels in every post? I like the 70’s look of hidden shoes with these trouser style pants, so I wear heels that are just high enough so the hem barely skims the floor. Even though these are a short size, I cannot wear flats in them. So please keep that in mind if you are short like me, (I’m 5’2″) that you will still need to wear heels in them. Which is great I think because most of us shorties wear heels anyway. But if you normally buy a Long, you may want to consider buying them in Regular (try them on at the store).

I won this Ban.Do headband for some sort of twitterverse competition like a year ago, but never wore it. Why, I have no idea! I guess now that the 70’s style is coming back in full force, I feel more comfortable embracing my inner flower child? Oh who am I kidding. It’s because I knew I couldn’t pull it off as sweetly as Taylor Swift did.

P.S. – I changed the layout a little (changed to 1 sidebar instead of 2) to clean this place up a little. Now, if only I could have as much enthusiasm for cleaning up my apartment. Le sigh.

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  1. 03.21.2011 / 12:10 am

    I think you pull off that headband wonderfully. I really like the 70's vibe of the outfit.

    • 03.21.2011 / 4:32 pm

      Thanks MHB – I'm totally digging the 70s vibe lately, hence the overuse of these jeans 😉

  2. 03.21.2011 / 6:49 am

    I really like your new layout. It's very seamless and streamlined now:) And your outfit is so perfect!! I love everything right down to the House of Harlow necklace. I am loving that!!

  3. 03.21.2011 / 7:20 am

    It took me a minute to realize it, but I have this same sweater! Did you tuck yours under? I am 5'6 and this sweater covers my bum (only slightly too short to wear as a dress!) but I have it in gray and yes, it's the perfect combination of cozy, sweet, and a little bit edgy! Love it! It looks darling on you!

    • 03.21.2011 / 5:01 pm

      Kate – Yeah I tucked it under because it was so dang long on me! I'm short and yes it covers my bum too…I didn't want to make my legs look shorter than they already are so I folded it underneath itself. It'll work well at the full length with leggings, though!

  4. Lynn Z.
    03.21.2011 / 7:30 am

    LOVE this look! I can pull it off with my 7 Dojo's! And I know *exactly* how you feel about being "vertically challenged"…I'm 5'2" in heels! Thank G for petite sizes!

    • 03.21.2011 / 4:38 pm

      For reals! And I have a pair of the 7 dojos, too! Love them! Wore them in my Sparkle and Roll outfit. I just wish they sold petite sizes in a) designer brands and b) in store, enough with this "online only" business.

      • Lynn Z.
        03.22.2011 / 8:20 am

        For the past 5 or 6 years I started buying my pants (dress pants/work pants whathaveyou) at New York & Company – because they DO have petite sizes for us vertically challenged folk! Even scored a hot pair of skinny jeans there! They have some great pieces – I like to jazz them up with a chunky necklace or bracelet.

        • 03.22.2011 / 5:20 pm

          Nearly all the work pants/slacks I wear are from New York & Company or Victoria's Secret catalogue because of their petite sizes. Love them!

  5. 03.21.2011 / 8:10 am

    Oh I love your top and that headband is so sweet! I am SO happy the flared leg jean is back! It is such a fun silhouette. And the hidden shoes look is awesome, too.

    • 03.21.2011 / 4:37 pm

      Aren't you SO excited about flared jeans coming back?? I honestly hated the skinnies. I mean, I wore them, but I don't think they're flattering on short girls, and the only thing I liked about them is how easy it was to wear them with boots (no issues with tucking/folding)….

  6. 03.21.2011 / 8:19 am

    i love this sweater, and love how well the hairband matches with it!! you look great as always 🙂

    <3 steffy

  7. 03.21.2011 / 8:39 am

    Love the new layout and look! Since you are obsessed with everything tech, I figured I would ask – I want a new laptop (never owned a MAC anything, so was thinking a Macbook) and the iPad (I commute, so it can be useful on the train)… and have 1 bonus check – thoughts on which one to purchase….?

    • 03.21.2011 / 4:36 pm

      Hey girl! I definitely recommend the macbook – and on that note stay tuned to PSS for an AWESOME macbook-related giveaway coming up this week — and as far as the iPad – love it if you use it…I however do not use mine EVER so I'm thinking of just selling it (which, p.s….if you want it i'm open to offers! it's a wifi-only version, 32gb). Could be handy for the bus and stuff and it's great for reading digital magazines! But overall if you had to pick one only, I'd say macbook hands down.

  8. 03.21.2011 / 9:07 am

    Love the pic where it is sepia and you are on the bench and your face is obscured. Great Great outfit.

  9. 03.21.2011 / 9:16 am

    Love the new blog layout! And I am definitely going to have to go try out those jeans!

    • 03.21.2011 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks I'm glad you like it Pooja! I hope it is easier to read, i feel like two sidebars clutter things up and the eye has trouble picking what to focus on. Hopefully this is better and more compatible with smaller screens. 🙂

  10. 03.21.2011 / 9:39 am

    Beautiful photos. I love the necklace and the sweater and the headband is so cute. You should wear it more often! :))

    • 03.21.2011 / 5:02 pm

      Thanks Arietta! I just may have to! 🙂

  11. 03.21.2011 / 10:25 am

    Those jeans are fantastic on you and I love how you styled them. You look so pretty in these photos.

    • 03.21.2011 / 4:33 pm

      Aww thanks Alessandra! It's all the photographer not the model, lol…

  12. 03.21.2011 / 10:44 am

    Yay! I'm always happy when I come across women who are girly fashion and beauty lovers but also have a distinctly different side to them. I know it's an age-old tale, but I still love it when someone proves that we are not what we look like on the outside. Or let's just say, not exclusively 😀

    • 03.21.2011 / 4:33 pm

      Haha i love that — "not exclusively" 🙂 Thanks so much!

  13. 03.21.2011 / 1:27 pm

    Hehe I totally agree!! It's always fun to be unexpecting and full of surprises =) And LOVE the first photo of you (it really does look sweet but I can't say deceptive as you also are very sweet ;)) …. also like how the necklace looks like it's floating in the photos~

    • 03.21.2011 / 4:31 pm

      Thanks girl! You are too kind. 🙂 How's everything in LA LA land? Miss you!

  14. 03.21.2011 / 2:53 pm

    Adorable outfit!!! Really looks pretty on you. Especially the sweater with these little shoulder "wings". Can you call them that!? Anyways, so pretty. And of course the necklace – love house of harlow!

    • 03.21.2011 / 4:31 pm

      Haha I like "wings" better than "horns" which was the only word coming to mind when I tried to describe those things. Thanks sweetheart!

  15. 03.21.2011 / 3:16 pm

    When the page opened, the first thing I thought was,"something looks different." I love those pants, I'm very surprised they are Gap! I may have to swing by and take a look! Love, love, love that sweater!

    • 03.21.2011 / 4:30 pm

      Haha different it is! I hope you like it. I think two sidebars can be a bit too cluttered at times, and mine definitely needed some housekeeping!

  16. 03.21.2011 / 4:09 pm

    Love the shape of that sweater – it's so sweet! Your new layout is great, though your blog always looks amazing!

    • 03.21.2011 / 5:02 pm

      Thanks Emily you are too sweet! I'm so glad you like the changes!

  17. 03.21.2011 / 5:03 pm

    So cute!!! I love this look! Just adorable with a hint of something edgy! =)

    What kind of cars are your faves/ i grew up readin g Car & driver and now am vintage car obsessed!

    • 03.21.2011 / 5:50 pm

      I pretty much love all cars…but i have a soft spot in my heart for the really old ford pickups…like, 1960's style red ones. 🙂

  18. 03.21.2011 / 5:18 pm

    Such a cute outfit! I used to wear flares all the time back in the day, but then when skinny jeans came out, I abandoned my flares. Seeing this outfit makes me want to get a new pair though!

  19. 03.21.2011 / 5:20 pm

    Such a cute outfit! I used to wear flares all the time back in the day, but then when skinny jeans became all the rage, I abandoned my flares. Seeing this outfit makes me want to get a new pair though!

  20. 03.21.2011 / 5:38 pm

    I've always suspected that we are about the same height but now I know that we are exactly the same height! 😀 I've been wanting that HOH necklace in black since they came out so I guess I have to man up one of these days and just get them! About Gaga… funny you mention I've been listening to Born this Way on repeat today including while I was reading your post! I know it's cheesy, I know I should hate it but guess what, I LOVE IT! ;D Have a great week girl!

    • 03.21.2011 / 5:49 pm

      Thanks girl, have yourself a great week too! xoxo

  21. 03.21.2011 / 6:24 pm

    I love this outfit! I've been struggling with the idea of how to dress up a sweater and jeans, on the off-chance that we move somewhere cold, I'll consider myself schooled.

  22. 03.21.2011 / 9:04 pm

    You look beautiful and that ivory sweater is so cozy…thanks for sharing 🙂

  23. 03.21.2011 / 9:37 pm

    Such a pretty outfit – I always like cream colored tops. I wish I could get headbands to stay in place – I'd probably wear them more if they did.
    I hear ya about moving on from skinny jeans – I don't like tight/restricting anyways, so I'm ready to buy some new jeans! I actually went to Gap this last weekend hoping to buy some new jeans, but was bummed to find they didn't carry any of the short or petite sizes!! And I'm always so weary of buying online because I am the WORST at returning things if it doesn't fit/etc. So I'm not sure what to do yet…

  24. 03.23.2011 / 2:50 pm

    The sheer simplicity of each piece in these photos serves as a major impact on young women everywhere. It's important for people to know that you don't have to wear a lot of makeup or jewelry in order to radiate beauty. Thanks for sharing this post! I thoroughly enjoyed it! XOXO

  25. 03.27.2011 / 11:15 pm

    Yeah, only I, her mother, knows she's the devil. (tee hee, just kidding, Kristinies)

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