Bumble Bee

by Jen on Monday, April 25, 2011

For reasons that I am completely unaware of, David has always despised horizontally tiered pieces of clothing. He doesn't usually object to anything I wear, but I still remember many summers ago when we were just friends: I wore a bright teal tiered tank when we were hanging out and he told me I looked like a go-go girl. When we started dating and he discovered it in my closet, he practically begged me to get rid of it. Since he never complains about my clothing, I decided to do as he asked. So imagine my surprise when we were shopping a few months ago and he actually picked out this sunny yellow dress and told me he liked it! It was such a momentous occasion that I had to bring it home ;)

Wearing: H&M hat, dress (as top) and clutch, RACHEL Rachel Roy trousers, Aldo shoes, Forever 21 necklace, River Island sunnies


i adore your bumble bee look jen! you look gorgeous in yellow.. this should totally be your go to color!!!

by Lisa on April 25, 2011 at 12:12 AM. #

You look great dear! I love these photographs.

by Chaucee on April 25, 2011 at 12:14 AM. #

Yay! Can someone tell me where can I find a boyfriend with such an amazing taste in fashion?! ;o)
This is yet another gorgeous outfit from you, that I wouldn't mind wearing myself!


by Style-Pursuit on April 25, 2011 at 1:00 AM. #

Those necklaces are beyond swoonworthy!

by Eleanor on April 25, 2011 at 1:22 AM. #

love the hat and the pants! need to get them now!


by moderngirl on April 25, 2011 at 1:30 AM. #

Very cute summer look! Your boyfriend sounds stylish :) My boyfriend usually just likes laid- back jeans and t-shirt looks haha.


by Style Worthwhile on April 25, 2011 at 1:38 AM. #

you look really pretty in yellow!! and I LOVE your sunnies! :)

by mellisaphie on April 25, 2011 at 1:52 AM. #

My boyfriend always comments & criticizes my outfits and clothes, so I always have to keep in my mind that what I wear is not too flashy, not too tacky, etc. But I still keep my style :)

Lovely outfit, the yellow top goes so well with the leopard print clutch & tan heels :D

Lubna | elleVOX

by Lubna on April 25, 2011 at 2:43 AM. #

You look great in yellow! <3 Love the outfit!


by Rosalinda Tjioe on April 25, 2011 at 4:11 AM. #

U look so sunny and happy in these pictures! I adore the first one. That dress looks good on u, so he picked the right thing!

That necklace is to die for, can't wait till Forever 21 hits Belgium!

by Insomnia on April 25, 2011 at 4:43 AM. #

your boy has an eye for style! i love this dress/top on you! x

by Nikki on April 25, 2011 at 5:54 AM. #

You look beautiful! You're such a hat girl, love this look!

by Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) on April 25, 2011 at 6:13 AM. #

LOVE that top! you look amazing! and haha, glad to see he's come around, tiers are awesome :D

by Closet Fashionista on April 25, 2011 at 6:17 AM. #

so adorable! loving the top. pants. heels. clutch-ok this entire look is fab!

by Michelle on April 25, 2011 at 6:25 AM. #

love that necklace and clutch

by FASHION ICE on April 25, 2011 at 7:05 AM. #

Oh I love the entire outfit. Yellow is really your colour you look great in it.

by Samantha on April 25, 2011 at 7:08 AM. #

That hat looks so darling on you! And I lovelovelove that clutch! So cute! Too funny about your fella's aversion to tiered ruffles, only to realize he's now a convert! Haha!

by Kate on April 25, 2011 at 7:22 AM. #

I loved ruffled clothing and believe it or not I've actually tried this dress on before! I couldn't decide if I liked the yellow or blue better though so I didn't get it! lol!

by Jenmarie on April 25, 2011 at 9:14 AM. #

Cute hat! And love your clutch!

by Carrie on April 25, 2011 at 9:25 AM. #

It looks perfect as a top, I think it's too yellow to be worn just as a dress, but you always come up with the best ways to style clothes ;) Loving the floppy hat btw!

by FashionableAsians on April 25, 2011 at 10:01 AM. #

Floppy hat! :D

by Saliem on April 25, 2011 at 10:24 AM. #

I can almost kill my husband Nate whenever he takes jibes at my wardrobe. Especially since the one piece he unequivocally hates is my most unique, statement piece (my faux mohair "gorilla" coat: http://www.monochromachic.com/2011/01/guest-blogger-series-thereafterish-part.html).

So an episode/circumstance like this, where David picks out something you think he hates, yes, that necessitates buying and celebrating!

I wish I dressed like you when I was 22. You still dress more graceful, mature and sophisticated than I do, and I'm seven years older than you are! :P

Mae Lu @ thereafterish.!

by thereafterish on April 25, 2011 at 10:40 AM. #

ooh love the color and Adore your clutch!

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by Britt+Whit on April 25, 2011 at 10:48 AM. #

I am so in love with those yellow ruffles! I am not even kidding, I want to smile just looking at it! I also adore the clutch. Have to admit I'm a huge fan of black and yellow combinations :)

by Pretty, Polished, Perfect. on April 25, 2011 at 11:06 AM. #

what a gorgeous outfit and the yellow color of the dress is perfect for a bright sunny day! and love the big floppy hat!!

cute & little

by kileen on April 25, 2011 at 11:18 AM. #

You look great in yellow! No wonder David was encouraging you to get the dress. It's funny when boys get THAT opinionated about how you look, isn't it? The other day my boy told me he didn't like lilac eyeshadow (or eyeshadow in general, really).

by lisa on April 25, 2011 at 11:21 AM. #

This post makes me so happy Jen! I was just stressing about what to wear tonight but after seeing this, I feel incredibly inspired. I love your use of colour, yellow looks fantastic on you! So glad David gave the nod of approval :)

by aliciafashionista on April 25, 2011 at 12:09 PM. #

i love your sense of style. it is very eligant and dressy , which is beautiful. !

by aprilheartfashion23 on April 25, 2011 at 12:59 PM. #

You are the cutest darn bumble bee i've ever seen!

I love how bright your outfit is! It's just so happy!

You have such an amazing sense of style. Love love love everything you wear.

by Melissa on April 25, 2011 at 1:19 PM. #

GREAT hat!

by thegoodgirlgoneblog.com on April 25, 2011 at 1:26 PM. #

YOU ARE SO ADORABLE. I absolutely love the textures and patterns, and oh those Aldo shoes are amazing. I saw them the other day and decided I needed them, but then I decided that being able to afford coffee for another semester was more important. What a momentous occasion though, DAVID, IF YOU ARE READING THIS, I applaud you. Insert brofist here.

by Jess ♡ on April 25, 2011 at 1:36 PM. #

That top looks amazing on you, and in contrast with black, it's just perfect! :D Great look ;)

by Anaivilo on April 25, 2011 at 1:57 PM. #

I stumbled upon your blog a couple months ago, and I just wanted to comment on how much I enjoy it. Your style is elegant and classy, while retaining that element of youthful spontaneity, and it's a great source of inspiration to my own style, which is somewhat minimalist. Congratulations on the upcoming graduation, and I'll enjoy watching your blog as it continues to grow. :)

by Chaotic Serenity on April 25, 2011 at 2:18 PM. #

Ok so the accessories are really ROCKING in this outfit for me.
love the bag, necklace and that fabulous derby worthy hat!!

by Carly on April 25, 2011 at 3:07 PM. #

It's weird the fixations that guys have in terms of their fashion dos and don'ts! Matt (my boyfriend) HATES polka dots and pig tails. It's weird haha.

Anyway, I'm glad David came around because I LOVE that dress from H&M...I'd get it except the colour looks terrible on me. You look fabulous as per usual, I love the styling of this whole look! We missed you yesterday but I hope you had a wonderful Easter at home :)

Alexandra xo


by Alexandra on April 25, 2011 at 3:40 PM. #

this color looks divine on you! LOVE it! :)

by chamz_illuminati_07 on April 25, 2011 at 4:44 PM. #

how could you wear this and NOT be smiling? i love it!

by jillian m. on April 25, 2011 at 4:45 PM. #

Great hat and I love the black and yellow. The ruffles on the dress are amazing.

by Emma at Daily Clothes Fix on April 25, 2011 at 4:54 PM. #

That's such a cute story. I actually just got a Cynthia Rowley tiered ruffle dress a few months ago and really debated the ruffle factor. I never think they look good on me, but I think if it's the right sort of ruffle it can work. Some of them - like on your H&M dress here - just fall the right way. Others, I find, will have one ruffle that doesn't fall the same and if one sticks out the whole thing can look a bit awkward. Serious business, those ruffles.

P.S. I can't believe your necklace is Forever 21! It's so cute!

by Casee Marie on April 25, 2011 at 6:42 PM. #

Hi Jen, I got the earrings today. They're so gorgeous. Thank you so much. I can't wait wear them. You look lovely in yellow. It suits you very well :)

by PetiteLittleGirl on April 25, 2011 at 7:19 PM. #

I love this dress/top

A few other bloggers have worn it and i wish I could get my hands on it :(

by A Fine Balance on April 25, 2011 at 8:36 PM. #

this is such a beautiful summer outfit! i hope vancouver gets more sunshine soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by laura on April 26, 2011 at 3:06 AM. #

this is a very cute outfit and it is always a plus when the boyfriend approves!!
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by Mio Tamura {make-up artist} on April 26, 2011 at 3:27 AM. #

That sounds like a momentous occasion indeed- the day my husband says he likes a tea-length skirt will be a big one for me, but so far it doesn't seem likely to happen :) With that said, I know exactly why your boyfriend liked this gorgeous dress, although I'm probably biased- I have it, too, and it's one of my favourite things in my wardrobe right now; every time I put it on, it just feels like summer! I love that you turned it into a top, and the floppy sun hat with it just perfect- so very old Hollywood chic.

by Cee on April 26, 2011 at 6:43 AM. #

I love tiered clothing! Such an adorable outfit.

by thebohemienne on April 26, 2011 at 6:55 AM. #

You're my queen bee!:) It's nice to have a boyfriend who cares about your outfit choices and actually suggests what to wear/buy. David has an eye for style ;)


by Kristy on April 26, 2011 at 1:04 PM. #

I love that lemon yellow top and those shoes! You look gorgeous and I love your writing as well :) Just followed you!

by Katherine on April 26, 2011 at 2:09 PM. #

You have such cute style. I wish my boyfriend was as stylish and fashion-opinionated as yours. Thumbs up on the chic outfit.

Lauren Nicole of Front Row Spectator

by frontrowspectator.com on April 26, 2011 at 3:02 PM. #

you're probably the only one I know that can get away with wearing a sun/beachy hat, walking around the city.

by I am Khatu on April 26, 2011 at 5:54 PM. #

miss bumble bee... u should wear that hat on our tea party shoot. matches the theme i think. i have a coral one similar. btw it does not look like a cowboy at all from any angle.
the top would be pretty good. btw i changed the skirt i showed u to an orange floral one. i'm still keeping the blazer though. acually r we still doing it? i think i send a hundred messages asking about it.

by Faboulista on April 26, 2011 at 8:58 PM. #

This outfit is adorable from head to toe! Love it :)

Also, wanna follow each other? You know how it is starting a new blog :P and supporting a Vancouver blogger.



by Aina on April 26, 2011 at 10:29 PM. #

question, did you just tuck in the dress into the pants, to make it a top?

by *~melissa~* on April 27, 2011 at 7:12 AM. #

You look simply adorable Jen! :)

I love this outfit (bought the same dress in blue only to return it because I couldn't see myself wearing it).

by Elle on April 27, 2011 at 7:34 AM. #

I love your floppy hat!! I've been wanting one like that for ages, but was unsure how it would look on someone of shorter stature.

by MizzJ on April 28, 2011 at 12:56 AM. #

I love this look, and how you've styled the dress! Such a cute story behind it all too!

by Rebecca Jane on May 8, 2011 at 4:57 PM. #

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