A Sad Goodbye

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 158 0

Top: Joe Fresh. Dress (worn as skirt): Club Monaco (similar skirt here and dress here). Clutch: Balenciaga. Shoes: J.Crew. Necklace: Forever 21. Rings: H&M, BCBG. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

Saying a sad good bye to:

 

1. Summer Whites:  I’m a huge winter white fan, but I think this fabulous Club Monaco dress is just too light weight for colder months.

 

2. Sandals:  With major temperature drops forecasted for this weekend in Toronto, this is probably the last time my tootsies will be free.

 

3. Sunlight:  Daylight hours are getting shorter and shorter.  I just made it home in time to snap these photos before the sun completely set.  Not quite sure how I’m going to take photos during the winter darkness.  Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

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  • sheree@itsnotthatdee
    October 3, 2012

    dress worn as skirt..that’s our commonality today!..lol! Love this outfit..gorgeous together!
    it is a sad goodbye to all those things. I love long sleeve and shorts weather which is where we are at right now so I am ok 🙂
    Sheree xxx
    http://www.itsnotthatdeep.com

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Ha ha ha, we always have something in common! 🙂 Thanks so much Sheree!

  • Jordan
    October 3, 2012

    Summer is a welcome sight in Dallas… but… we tend to bid it a fond farewell come late September, early October around here, too.

    Pretty dress.

    http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Thanks very much Jordan!

  • Amy Shaughnessy
    October 3, 2012

    Love this top! And those sandals are amazing. Move down south and you can wear sandals pretty much all year. (Okay, it might be a bit cold in January & Feb. but that is it.)

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Ha ha, yes, I think I’m really supposed to be living in a warmer climate. 🙂 Thanks Amy!

  • Star White
    October 3, 2012

    Wearing my white jeans today and was just thinking it’s about time to put them away! Ahh, goodbye summer!
    Love your classic black and white outfit!

    http://www.beautyandbows.com

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Ha ha, I almost wore white capris the other day, and changed my mind for the same reason. 🙂 Thanks so much!

  • Red Tag Chic L.A.
    October 3, 2012

    Awww…love your oxblood nails Jenny…hahah! What a perfect outfit to say goodbye to summer….btw I will also miss DST!

    REBECCA
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Thanks so much Rebecca! I’m loving red/burgundy nails right now!

  • Ani
    October 3, 2012

    Jenny, it’s always amazing how you change a dress into a wonderful skirt combined with elegant shirts or blouses. The necklace and the sequins add that glamorous touch to your outfit.
    Holy Moly, when I just read the title I was a lil bit anxious what is awaiting us with a sad goodbye, glad its only the white dress and sandals hahahha. I know that you takes your outfit pics everyday after work, I usually got my pictures taken at the weekend (3 different outfits) as I don’t have time during the week. Maybe t hat will be a possiblity for you? Or your ask a coworker to take pics of your quickly in the lunch break 🙂

    On another note: Jenny, as I am truly thankful for your lovely support, Iwould love to give your the Liebster Award. I don’t know, maybe you received it already, but you were the first person who came across my mind that I would like to give that recognition 🙂 You are such a lovely personal with a great sense of style so nobody deserves it more than you do 🙂

    <3 Ani
    http://www.fleurani.blogspot.de

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Ha ha ha, oh Ani, you are just the sweetest ever!!! 🙂 Thank you so much for your sweet compliments, and for the wonderful award. Actually, it is you who deserves it the most! 🙂

      I think that’s a good idea, I might have to take several photos on the weekend. The only downside is that I like to sometimes match my nail polish to my outfits. I guess I will be wearing more neutral nail polish during the winter. No one at work knows about the blog, and I don’t really want them to know yet. They are not interested in fashion blogs, and a few co-workers have already said they didn’t understand them and thought it was silly that people take pictures of what they are wearing and post them online. I just figure it’s just better that no one knows.

  • Alyssa
    October 3, 2012

    I love this black and white combo. The skirt has just the perfect amount of volume, too!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Thanks so much Alyssa! I love this dress because of the extra volume!

  • alissa b
    October 3, 2012

    wow. you look stunning! and i am completely lusting after that top & your shoes!

    great look, great post!

    alissa b
    http://alissab.us

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Aww, thank you so much for your sweet comments, Alissa!

  • Lindsay
    October 3, 2012

    I feel the same way! I put on a pair of wedges yesterday and wondered if it would be the last time my toes would see the light of day for another 6-7 months. I’m also a little concerned on how I wil get any outfit photos? My hubby who takes my pictures isn’t home until about 6pm…we are cutting it close as it.

    You look fantastic and I LOVE that sequined top, so pretty!

    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Thank you so very much Lindsay!! I agree, I’m concerned about the same things! I’m lucky that my Man is working from home right now, so at least he’s there when I get home at night.

  • Erin
    October 3, 2012

    It’s a sad day when you have to say goodbye to summer things like this :(. You look lovely doing it though! I love the sparkle.

    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      I completely agree Erin! Thank you so much!

  • Emily
    October 3, 2012

    You look gorgeous, Love that shirt!! I am sad to say goodbye to all things summer as well…

    creamyclothes.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Thank you so so much Emily!

  • Patricia
    October 3, 2012

    Don’t be sad Jenny!! In a few months summer will be here again. Time flies!!
    Concerning the pictures a good option could be doing them early in the morning before leaving for work. Or during lunch break (whe I ussually take mine). Or during the weekend, you can shoot all the outfits and publish them during the week…
    Love your t-shirt!! Damm it is not availlable on line!! 😉
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Thank you so much Patricia!! Unfortunately, it’s already dark when I leave for work. It’s quite sad actually, in the winter, I leave for work and get home when it’s dark. I barely see sunlight in the winter. Taking a whole bunch of photos on the weekend it a good idea. I think I’ll have to start doing that. The only downside is that I like to change my nail polish to match my outfits, so I guess I won’t be doing that as much in the winter.

  • Jess
    October 3, 2012

    Love this outfit! Especially the sequinned sleeves, and the black & white! 🙂

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Thank you very much Jess!

  • Tammy Jones
    October 3, 2012

    I did see, on the news this morning, that your temperatures will be dropping significantly. Ouch. I guess we’ll be seeing some coats on you!

    I love your shoes…so pretty.

    Cheers,
    Tammy
    Walking in Pretty Shoes

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Ha ha ha, I think I will be pulling out my winter coat this weekend! Booooo…. 🙂 Thanks so much Tammy!

  • Clare
    October 3, 2012

    Say it isn’t so! I refuse to let summer go! But this outfit is adorable, I wish you could wear it all the time!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Ha ha ha, you are so sweet! Thanks so much Clare!

  • CRAVING FOR BARNEYS
    October 3, 2012

    I’m gonna miss your summer outfits! You have the best wardrobe! Love all your shoes!

    http://cravingforbarneys.com

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Aww, thank you ever so much!

  • Always Maylee
    October 3, 2012

    This is such a classic outfit. You look gorgeous! I’m really sad about less sunlight hours too, it’s one of the main reasons I dislike winter.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      I completely agree! It’s so sad in the Winter that it’s dark when I leave for work, and already dark when I get home. Some days I don’t even get to see sunlight! Thanks so much Yi-chia!

  • Kristen
    October 3, 2012

    We can still wear are sandals here…it’s hot! Love this sequin sweater!

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Thanks for rubbing it in…ha ha ha! 🙂 Thanks so much Kristen!

  • Fashionably Yours
    October 3, 2012

    Those sandals are stunning, Jenny, and this black and white ensemble is super chic! It indeed is the time to bid a sad goodbye to summer!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Aww, thank you so much Juneli!

  • Zhanna
    October 3, 2012

    I love how you used the dress as a skirt! Beautiful shoes!

    XO,
    Zhanna
    http://www.lifeandbows.com

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Thanks so much Zhanna!

  • Emily
    October 3, 2012

    Gorgeous! That clutch is fantastic, too.

    xo Emily
    http://www.bupster.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Thanks so much Emily!

  • Brenna
    October 3, 2012

    I love this “Farewell to summer” outfit. Those shoes are gorgeous… such a shame you won’t be able to wear them for a couple months.

    XoXo Brenna

    http://www.chicstreetstyle.me

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      I know…such a shame. It will definitely be more than a few months before I wear them again. We usually don’t have sandal weather here until late April or May! Thanks so much Brenna!

  • janet
    October 3, 2012

    LOVE LOVE!!! The clutch is amazing 🙂

    http://fahion-a-holic.com

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Thank you so very much Janet!

  • Rachel
    October 3, 2012

    Absolutely amazing top, those sequins! Ah. Love it. All of your accessories are perfect!

    Xo,Rachel
    http://www.glitzyblues.com

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Aww, thanks so much Rachel!

  • alison dulaney
    October 3, 2012

    Those shoes are fantastic and love how you always pair sparkle and make it look not over done. I know, sad to see the long days go:(

    xo
    Alison

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Aww, thank you so very much Alison!

  • Emily
    October 3, 2012

    It is a sad goodbye! But at least we have cute boots, scarves and coats to look forward to 🙂 I love your nail polish in these pics! x

    http://www.glittersgold.com

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      So true, I’m actually really looking forward to wearing some of my coats! Thanks Emily!

  • Miranda
    October 3, 2012

    Ok, I’m definitely going to be reading through to see about these tips for shooting in the winter! I’ve noticed that lately too that I am just making it home in time from work to take pictures. I try my best to do the bulk of my shoots on the weekend for that reason.

    Anyway, you look gorgeous of course! I absolutely love the sequins and those shoes are simply stunning. I’m also amazed at how you and other bloggers I’ve seen find such pretty jewelry pieces at F21, I never seem to have much luck. Maybe I should give them another try.

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Aww, thanks so much Miranda! I think I’ll try to start taking photos on the weekends too, but I’m out of town a lot on weekends, so we’ll see how that goes. Forever 21 is definitely hit or miss with jewellery for me. I can go months without finding anything there, then in one trip I’ll find like 5 things I want!

  • Callie
    October 3, 2012

    There is a lot to say farewell to when the weather starts to get colder. But think of all the wonderful things that await: tights, sweaters, scarves, boots, and rain showers. I personally cannot wait! But I love your sweet white skirt. The black edgy top is a great contrast, too!

    Callie
    http://www.coffeeandcardigans.com

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      So true…so true. I am really looking forward to scarves, boots and sweaters! Thank you so very much Callie!

  • Emily
    October 3, 2012

    Oh, POUT! You are right… this does feel a little like goodbye. You’ve parted ways with summer in the most stylish way!

    Emily
    http://partymixtape.blogspot.ca/

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Aww, your comment made me smile. 🙂 Thank you so much Emily.

  • kiwifashionblog
    October 3, 2012

    Omg when I saw the title I thought you were quitting the blogging “business” almost gave me a heart attack!! lol
    I am sad to see less and less light too but I kinda miss wearing boots! I think you should try taking photos indoor but again lighting can pose challenges! Try things out and be creative 🙂

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Ha ha ha, thanks so much! I didn’t even think of that about the title! 🙂 That’s a good idea…I might try a few indoor shots, especially when the weather gets really cold!

  • Pinky
    October 3, 2012

    so love those sandals!?…you always look fab,jenny?….sad goodbye indeed:(

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Thank you so very much Pinky!

  • Jane
    October 3, 2012

    If you are worried about taking photos during the winter months you will just have to pop out at lunch hour or around 3 pm for a “break” 😉

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Ha ha ha, I totally should! 🙂 The only bad part is I don’t have anyone to take photos at work for me. 🙁 I’m not ready for my co-workers to know about the blog. Ha ha, maybe I can ask passers by on the street. Maybe I can pretend to be a tourist. 🙂 Just kidding.

  • Iva
    October 3, 2012

    Love it! Joe has great sequin tops (I purchased 2, tank and shirt).

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      I know! And for so cheap too! Thanks Iva!

  • Melissa
    October 3, 2012

    I’ve been thinking the same thing – especially regarding the shrinking daylight hours and photo opportunities! Let me know how you cope!

    Love the last ode to summer white and sandals BTW! Beautiful outfit!

    Melissa
    http://www.prettyinpolkadot.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Thanks so much Melissa! Yes, it will be very interesting to see how it goes!

  • Anouka
    October 3, 2012

    So chic and elegant! Love this outfit.

    LUXESSED

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Aww, thanks so much Anouka!

  • Meredith
    October 3, 2012

    You look so gorgeous Jenny! I love the red lips, and this black and white combo is gorgeous! The statement necklace with the sequin sleeves is perfect!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Aww, you are way too sweet! Thanks Meredith!

  • Inés
    October 3, 2012

    This is one of my favorites outfits, dear! So chic, timeless and sophisticated…Stunning!
    A big hug!

    Inés
    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Thank you ever so much Ines!

  • Rebecca
    October 3, 2012

    I totally recognized that shirt! I saw it in the store just yesterday! I totally love it! Looks gorgeous on you!! I know it is hard to take pictures in the winter as it dark by the time you get home from work. My suggestion is if you have a blog everyday is to take more than one outfit pic on the weekend. A few on each weekend day so you can have sunlight. Hard I know but it may work if you want natural light.

    Rebecca
    http://www.winnipegstyle.ca

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Thank you so very much Rebecca! Such a great idea…I’ll have to start taking multiple photos on the weekends. I don’t think my Man is going to like that much, but too bad for him. 🙂

  • Ania
    October 3, 2012

    Beautiful outfit 🙂

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Thanks so much Ania!

  • Kacie's Kloset
    October 3, 2012

    Gorgeous top! I was just thinking the same thing about taking pictures in winter.

    http://www.daisyraeboutique.com
    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Ha ha, it will be a little tough for those of us living in the north. 🙂 Thanks Kacie!

  • Kendall
    October 3, 2012

    Gorgeous pictures Jenny – I too am a little concerned about no more natural light after work……I miss summer so much already 🙁
    xo K
    http://www.lilieslattesandlace.com

    • Jenny
      October 3, 2012

      Ha ha, me too. I’m really not looking forward to the cold weather this weekend.

  • Rachel
    October 3, 2012

    Those shoes are KILLER! LOVE THEM!

    Rachel’s Lookbook

    • Jenny
      October 4, 2012

      Thanks so much Rachel!

  • adore to adorn
    October 3, 2012

    AW…while we haven’t had summer like weather in SF (October is our summer weather…or should I say…the one week we get high temps) but I will miss the ease of summer-like routines and sunshine. I do love fall though…the holidays, the layering, the food….it all makes me smile. =D
    xo,
    nancy

    • Jenny
      October 4, 2012

      I didn’t realize you don’t really have summer weather in SF! So strange. I’ve been to Vancouver in the summer and the weather was gorgeous. Since SF is south of Vancouver, I would have just assumed you would have nicer weather. I agree, I do love Fall, but I HATE Toronto winters! 🙂

  • Rachel
    October 3, 2012

    I’m so sad to see sandals go, too. I think this may be my last week/weekend of wearing them!

    Life Unsweetened

    • Jenny
      October 4, 2012

      I know…it’s just so sad. Ha ha, thanks for visiting, Rachel!

  • Sparkle
    October 3, 2012

    aw you are so right, it really is time to say goodbye .. sob.

    love those sandals.

    xo

    asteria-sparkle.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      October 4, 2012

      Thank you so very much!

  • thehautecookie
    October 3, 2012

    so elegant but with edge thanks to bal. you look so so so pretty. love this outfit so much.. xO!
    http://www.thehautecookie.com

    • Jenny
      October 4, 2012

      Aww, thank you so very much Sooae!

  • Joanna
    October 3, 2012

    I need to pick up that Joe Fresh top…I think it would be great for the holidays!! I’m also so sad to be saying goodbye to so many great summer things 🙁
    xo
    http://www.piesandpearls.com

    • Jenny
      October 4, 2012

      Yes, you are so right…this top will be great for the holidays. My boss actually bought the navy version after seeing mine.

  • oliviamoone
    October 3, 2012

    I wish so badly for colder weather!! The way I do it , is to do one photo shoot all in one day for the entire week you plan to blog. That makes my life so much easier because I have a full week of outfits planned in real life for work or whatever I have going on. Then you simply save and upload daily. Works for me and I am loving this out . Wow !

    Oliviamoone.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      October 4, 2012

      Such a good idea. My Man likes to call is “Fashion Show”, but I’ll often spend an hour or two playing in my closet putting together outfits for the week anyways. I’ve done this for years (way before I started blogging). What I really should do is create an outfit, then go out and photograph it, then just wear it that week! I’ll definitely try this.

  • Sofia
    October 3, 2012

    Amazing shoes!

    http://insofiashoes.blogspot.pt

    • Jenny
      October 4, 2012

      Thank you so much Sofia!

  • Libby
    October 3, 2012

    I must admit that it’s sad to let summer go, but now I’m too excited about fall things to appropriately mourn the passing of summer. Give me about 2 months and I’ll be begging for my sandals and short skirts! Gorgeous look and a sad goodbye to that beautiful dress for a few months!
    -XOXO-
    Libby at http://libbysoutlook.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      October 4, 2012

      Ha ha ha, I agree. I do love Fall, so I’m okay with it for now, but once Winter hits, I’ll be whining for summer to come back! Thanks Libby!