by Jen on Monday, January 2, 2012

{photos by Roderick Fung}
Living in a soggy and cold winter climate is probably a personal style blogger's worst nightmare. It was supposed to be a dry day, but right in the middle of this photoshoot the rain started coming down hard. Roderick was a trooper and kept shooting, but as you can probably tell by the photos I was very uncomfortable because of my delicate calf hair shoes and quickly flattening hair. On a happier note, I've been throwing this vest over everything lately for a pop of interest and an extra layer of warmth. I'd highly recommend a black faux fur vest - it's so versatile and in my opinion, a little bit more special than the tan colour varieties!

Happy New Year! Do you do resolutions?
Wearing: YesStyle vest and blouse, H&M jacket, Zara leather skirt and shoes, MICHAEL Michael Kors bag, vintage necklace (gift from a sweet friend, who got it at the Brooklyn Flea!)


super duper cute!! love this :)


by Natalie Suarez on January 1, 2012 at 9:39 PM. #

You look so darling! And you took the words right out of my mouth with the faux fur vest - I just recently found mine when I was unpacking after my move to the east coast and I can't get enough of it! I'm layering it over everything from turtlenecks to dresses. It adds such a great statement, and the warmth is totally appreciated.

Happy new year, sweets! I hope it's a great one. xo

by Casee Marie on January 1, 2012 at 10:04 PM. #

Beautiful outfit. Love the touches of gold.

by Girlie Blogger on January 1, 2012 at 10:35 PM. #

I can see why the vest has become a go-to piece; it definitely adds extra visual interest and seems so warm, as you say! It's too bad about the weather, but I hope that otherwise you have a lovely start to 2012! I've made resolutions on/off for the past few years, but I think this year I might try again. Happy new year!

by eggtartbox on January 1, 2012 at 10:43 PM. #

I completely sympathise with the rain predicament, Jen! I usually wind up carrying a cumbersome bag of potential changes to photoshoots, just in case the rain starts and I have to change out of a delicate jacket or suede shoes. [There's nothing to be done about the hair issue. Sigh.] You still look gorgeous in spite of the impromptu downpour. Black, white and gold are perfect every time :)

by Cee on January 1, 2012 at 10:43 PM. #

i want your michael kors from 2012! so badly :(


by ♥ Heels Are My Drugs ♥ on January 1, 2012 at 11:36 PM. #

This year the winter weather is seriously getting on my nerves, I'm just sick and tired of all the rain and dark skies... Wish I could at least look as gorgeous as you do on a dreary day! :o)


by Style-Pursuit on January 2, 2012 at 12:25 AM. #

So gorgeous, Jen! Welcome to 2012... Vancouver style, through the rain and all that. I feel your pain though, especially with the limited hours of sunlight. Regardless of all the flattening of hair and possible ruining of shoes, you look gorgeous! <3

Here's to another year xo :)

by Jess ♡ on January 2, 2012 at 12:48 AM. #

Cute fur vest!! Happy new year girl!


by Jacquelyn on January 2, 2012 at 1:08 AM. #

your look is super adorable and chic!

Happy New Year!

by Amanda on January 2, 2012 at 1:10 AM. #

You look amazing. It has been raining non stop here for days now and I hate hate hate it! x

by Nikki | The Ginger Diaries on January 2, 2012 at 3:59 AM. #

Love this outfit! I got a black fur vest for Christmas and I agree, you can wear it with everything! ~ Rhoda

by Gail and Rhoda on January 2, 2012 at 6:56 AM. #

we got cold and snow here. i wont even attempt to take outside pics! i love how you're mixing textures!
-amber Easy Petite Looks

by easy petite looks on January 2, 2012 at 7:13 AM. #

Love that vest...looks so cute with that outfit! And you look great, even if it was down pouring...hopefully the shoes survived :)

The Other Side of Gray

by Annie on January 2, 2012 at 7:33 AM. #

Happy New Year,hon!I wish you all the best in 2012!Great outfit!

by Alina on January 2, 2012 at 7:41 AM. #

Even through the rain, you look gorgeous!

by Allyson [Mimosas in the Morning] on January 2, 2012 at 9:30 AM. #

What a gorgeous combination!!
Black really suits you! x

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fashion is for idiots [like us]

by Fashion is for idiots [like us] on January 2, 2012 at 9:32 AM. #

What a cute skirt! You look so positive and happy! Happy New Year from Helsinki!


by Elisabeth on January 2, 2012 at 9:55 AM. #

Love the fur vest over the jacket...they were MEANT to be paired together...and those ladylike!
Happy New Year.

by Carly on January 2, 2012 at 11:09 AM. #

i live in almost nothing but black. love this look!

by on January 2, 2012 at 11:41 AM. #

What a great post to start off the new year! All the pieces come together so well and the snaps of gold are great.

by amuseume on January 2, 2012 at 12:11 PM. #

I love your outfit its so cool & the jacket looks great! Happy new year!

by Fifth N Sixth Closet on January 2, 2012 at 3:21 PM. #

Love your outfit! It's because of the unpredictable rain in Vancouver that I don't think I'd like living there. I think I'd much rather deal with the snow here in Edmonton, haha. Hope your shoes didn't get ruined!

by littlemissandrea on January 2, 2012 at 4:49 PM. #

Such a pretty outfit to start off the new year! I guess we were taking pictures at the exact same time. Luckily I was able to quickly find a spot with a roof.

Hope you had a wonderful NYE. Happy New Year!

A Berry New Year

by Leonie on January 2, 2012 at 6:29 PM. #

Regardless of the freak rainstorm, you look wonderful as always. A very stylish start to 2012!

by lisa on January 2, 2012 at 6:47 PM. #

outfit perfection! Happy happy new year to you! xo

by FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION on January 2, 2012 at 10:37 PM. #

i love the scalloped edge vest! don't remind me about the weather - london is heavy rain & gale winds today, grr!

Katie x

by Katie on January 3, 2012 at 4:14 AM. #

Adorable outfit sweetie! You have a great sense of style.

by Antoinette on January 3, 2012 at 1:40 PM. #

Aw well not only is Roderick a trooper but so are you, love that you still have that smile on your face despite the rain! And this is a beautiful look, I love the layers and how glamorous it all is! Absolutely beautiful as always. My only resolution this year is to become more organized, as you may have guessed from my perpetual lateness I am the most disorganized person ever! What about you?

Hope to see your lovely face soon!

Alex xoxo

by Alexandra on January 3, 2012 at 6:06 PM. #

Scallops, leather, and faux fur.. What a great combo!

by xJOLE on January 3, 2012 at 6:14 PM. #

I have followed your blog for as long as I can remember and have learned so much from you :). I had a request, could you please show us your skin care and (neutral/natural) make up routine? Thanks a bunch! Happy New Year!

by AG on January 3, 2012 at 6:19 PM. #

you're perfect!

by Rox on January 5, 2012 at 1:03 AM. #

amazing outfit!

by claude on January 7, 2012 at 11:05 PM. #

Detroit and Hawaii are very similar in that regard. (at least the part of Hawaii we live on--the weather on this side is the rain forest, and the climate is extraordinarily temperamental... but that's why it's so lush here.)

You still look amazing and not sodden at all.

Missed your face and blogging in general.

Xs, Os and Aloha!
Mae Lu @ thereafterish.

by thereafterish on January 9, 2012 at 3:20 AM. #

jen i love this outfit~~! so many beautiful textures.. the furry vest and your leather skirt.. so chic! you look gorgeous!

by Lisa on January 10, 2012 at 4:58 AM. #

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