Mellow Yellow Lookbook





Tommy Hilfiger White Blazer (similar here)  |  Karen Zambos Vintage Couture  |  

Forever 21 Chambray Shorts  |  Christian Louboutin Espadrilles  |  YSL Muse Bag
t+j Designs necklace, ring, bracelet (collection to launch this month)

A wore this a week ago when it was warmer, I’m still in disbelief by how quickly the weather changed.  I was freezing yesterday and actually had a trench on!  Still wearing my white blazer because I make my own rules and if it looks great, I’m still wearing it.  I love, love my  Karen Zambos top.  Her designs are always unique, stylish, and vintage inspired.  My top has frayed scalloped edges and a pretty feather print.  Look below for some Karen’s pieces that I’m loving and two of them are on sale!

Since moving to Chicago, I’m always on the search for new, interesting food and I love Asian food.  Not too far from our neighborhood, the Bento Box opened up earlier this year and we love this place.  It’s a bit expensive for a bento box around $17, but the food is super fresh, delicious, and all of it, including the kimichi, is homemade by the chef.  They started as a catering company and opened up this little shop due to their popularity.  So glad they did because it’s one our favorite spots.  

Some of Karen’s pieces I’m loving:

1.  Gemma Long Dress

2.  Elena Top

3.  Nony Top

Aren’t these pieces great?  And they transitional so well into fall with a black blazer or denim.  



  1. sassyuptownchic
    September 9, 2011 / 4:00 pm

    Happy Friday Jen!!! Omg'd that food looks so delish. Your outfit is super cute! That yellow top looks so good on you. I see why you like it so. 🙂 I really love how you put your outfits together. Your look comes across as effortless. That's a good thing. Some people try so hard. You're talented! xoxo Kim

  2. audrey
    September 9, 2011 / 4:23 pm

    love your espadrilles! i'm wearing mine today, too. if you're new to chicago, you have to try lula cafe in logan square, avec and the publican in the west loop. . . so many amazing restaurants in that city!

  3. Julie Khuu
    September 9, 2011 / 5:00 pm

    Sophisticated chic! Love the bolt of hot pink to anchor the fun yellow brights…one of my fave design combos!Happy Friday babe!xo-JuliePeace. Love. LOL!Haute Khuuture Blog

  4. Anonymous
    September 9, 2011 / 5:37 pm

    I agree with the comments above; you look sophisticated, chic and effortless. I really admire (and hope to emulate) that style. (I'm so glad Tiffany recommended your blog. Heck, I'm glad that she encouraged you to start one! You two sisters have amazing style. And I can't wait for the new pieces coming out on t + j designs. I bought the mixed black and gold chain necklace; I get a lot of compliments on it.)I hope it's okay to ask a question here: What do you think about your YSL Muse? Do you find it versatile, classic and chic? And what about the quality? I just bought one in dark gray, but I'm still on the fence about it.Belle

  5. Maria Maria Maria
    September 9, 2011 / 5:53 pm

    What a cute outfit! Love the bag!

  6. Rhiannon
    September 9, 2011 / 5:59 pm

    gorgeous outfit! i love those espadrilles.

  7. The Desert Fox
    September 9, 2011 / 6:13 pm

    have been looking for a white blazer for sssooo long and you are wearing the perfect one!xx

  8. The Pantry Drawer
    September 9, 2011 / 6:23 pm

    great top! mustard is one of my favorite colors (I'm wearing a mustard skirt at this very moment!) and we both know I love the blazer!

  9. Tiffany
    September 9, 2011 / 6:23 pm

    love that top, but your shoes are my favorite! that place looks yummy! I can't wait to come visit you next, we are going to eat lots! 🙂

  10. Tiffany
    September 9, 2011 / 6:24 pm

    @Anonymous Belle! You bought the YSL Muse without consulting me first? LOL!! I love the dark gray. emailing you now!

  11. Miu
    September 9, 2011 / 6:27 pm

    Ooooh, the top is so beautiful!

  12. Molliee
    September 9, 2011 / 6:29 pm

    love the bright pops of color you have in this outfit!!!

  13. JustPatience
    September 9, 2011 / 6:31 pm

    Cute combo of white, yellow and pink. You look very pretty.Happy Friday Jen!

  14. Diane
    September 9, 2011 / 6:42 pm

    food look so delissssh!you look fab, love the combo.. so gorgeous!!

  15. LC
    September 9, 2011 / 6:58 pm

    oooh! definitely going to try out the bento box this weekend! i don`t live too far from there either (=

  16. Miss Raj
    September 9, 2011 / 7:06 pm

    Beautiful shade of yellow – mellow but still so eye-catching. you look stunning. Happy friday jen! I'm a follower and a fan now 🙂

  17. Chic Diana
    September 9, 2011 / 7:16 pm

    There is a place in my town that does a fusion of Asian and burgers and they have a bento box with sushi, Asian apps, and a mini burger! It's my fave, and I order it every time I go. Btw, I want one of those bracelets! Love it! 🙂

  18. Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)
    September 9, 2011 / 7:55 pm

    I was going to ask if you wore that recently b/c it's been so chilly lately in Toronto! You look lovely as usual, I love that yellow tops, so girly and flowy!

  19. Jen
    September 9, 2011 / 7:57 pm

    @Belle – hope you get this message ! YSL Muse bag, I have had mine for almost 5 years and I do think it still looks great and was a great purchase. The only think is I would have purchased it in patent rather than leather but they came out with patent leather after I purchased mine. You have to love something that spendy, so really make sure you love it!

  20. Couture Carrie
    September 9, 2011 / 8:05 pm

    Gorgeous look, darling!Love those shoes!xoxox,CC

  21. Fashion and Number
    September 9, 2011 / 8:10 pm

    Jen I like your pictures a lot. The effects are so soft. But of course I also love your outfit. So cute. ;)Happy Friday, girl. ;)xoxo,Ling

  22. Anonymous
    September 9, 2011 / 8:23 pm

    Thanks, Jen! (And thanks, Tiffany! I got your e-mail; I'm going to write back!) Still on the fence about it; I try to limit myself to one luxury bag purchase a year. If I got this now, I'll have to refrain from buying a bag for 2012 (which might be hard). Glad to know that you still love yours!Belle

    September 9, 2011 / 8:45 pm

    nice outfit!!love it!!=)xx

  24. Josie
    September 9, 2011 / 10:08 pm

    Jen, how gorgeous do you look? I love your pretty, flirty yellow top and those shorts are super flattering on you. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!xo

  25. Courtney
    September 9, 2011 / 11:49 pm

    That is a great top! I love the yellow color on you… and I know, I also don't care much about wearing white past labour day! I just want to look good, haha! Plus, ironically enough, I didn't even pull my white pants out more than once because it was just too hot, and now that it's cooled down… I want to wear them. I'm not one for sticking to rules anyway so I don't care.I love your white blazer! It's beautiful! And those pieces you chose… gorgeous. Wish I was allowed to shop! ;)CourtneyI Can Be Many Things

  26. Anna
    September 10, 2011 / 12:19 am

    The espadrilles are such a nice touch to the outfit! I can see that you're not quite ready to say goodbye to summer yet with your colorful ensemble (and it's so very pretty!)I'm ready to leave the heat behind, though, and I can't wait for fall fashion to kick in!

  27. Plami
    September 10, 2011 / 12:38 am

    ahhhh i love this playful and fresh look! The colors are so vibrant and beautiful!XoXoPlami

  28. Make Mommy Chic
    September 10, 2011 / 1:24 am

    Hi Jen, I was so excited to see this outfit- you look great! I am contemplating buying a white blazer, wondering if it really will be versatile and will work with items in my closet but after seeing it on you I'm sold. Thanks for the post!

  29. Kat
    September 10, 2011 / 2:07 am

    this outfit is perfcet! love it!! that top is soo pretty! :)

  30. CessOviedo
    September 10, 2011 / 3:31 am

    You rule breaker ha ha I adore this fun and chic look! Asian food is definitely on my top faves, that place looks delish! Enjoy the weekend ;)Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  31. the nyanzi report
    September 10, 2011 / 7:19 am

    love that combo of yellow white and blue denim, plus those shoes are also fabulous.

  32. Vale ♥
    September 10, 2011 / 8:30 am

    You look so stunning with this outfit, you're one of the best dressed bloggers out there I think =)I love the green top from those 3 pics ! KissesFashion and CookiesMy Twitter

  33. June
    September 10, 2011 / 8:57 am

    Love your outfit!Stylish and cool =)Sweet! Love themJune

  34. Tanja-Mia
    September 10, 2011 / 10:02 am

    Hi, I really like your blog!The pictures are awesome :)Check out mine!

  35. .Candy.
    September 10, 2011 / 11:26 am

    Looks so fresh with the pastels! I can't believe how time flies and it's already time for that nippy weather again! I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog! I'm now a fan! ;)

  36. Julia Vorob'eva
    September 10, 2011 / 11:56 am

    wow, you look sooo beautiful! and your style is gorgeous!!!

  37. Jewellery Bijou
    September 10, 2011 / 12:58 pm

    I didnt really like mustard colour,but you convinced me,I think I will buy something in this colour,have a lovely weekend!

  38. Grace
    September 10, 2011 / 2:03 pm

    Why do I love this outfit so much?!I'm following you on GFC, love your blog!!! There's a Bento Box where I live as well, sushi is soo delish :)And that white blazer mixed with yellow are so classy! And the shoes are super chic.Have a fab weekend!xo

  39. Rapuncela
    September 10, 2011 / 2:31 pm

    super outfit :)I take part in competition for the best look to school. I will be very happy and so grateful if You could log to your account on facebook and click LIKE IT here: button is under my photo :))

  40. Danii
    September 10, 2011 / 3:18 pm

    I'm loving the white blazer! It's so clean cut 🙂

  41. The PvdH Journal
    September 10, 2011 / 3:23 pm

    Jen! This is such a lovely and well put together look! I love the bright colours. PvdH

  42. Luna
    September 10, 2011 / 4:01 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! the white jacket is gorgeous<3caughtinvogue.blogspot.comxx Luna

  43. Nelah
    September 10, 2011 / 5:13 pm

    Love that crisp white blazer, looks wonderful with cheery yellow top.Thank you for your comment on my blog.

  44. Wiola
    September 10, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    Beautiful look-every single item just easy light the look! You look sexy, chic and stunning! Love, xxx

  45. weasel
    September 10, 2011 / 9:35 pm

    I follow you. You have a great blog!

  46. Ka$h!
    September 11, 2011 / 12:33 am

    youre so pretty and your blazer is fantastic!!!! and im loving the 3rd top!! ;)))

  47. Liberty Walk Sara
    September 11, 2011 / 8:06 am

    beautiful photos and outfit! you are so pretty! :)

  48. Missy Cheeks
    September 11, 2011 / 12:46 pm

    amazing yellow top 😀 kisses

  49. Low
    September 11, 2011 / 1:09 pm

    Great outfit!I´ve also have a white blazer… I must put into practice this look!Thanks for sharing! :-)XOXO

  50. Michelle Lee
    September 11, 2011 / 1:43 pm

    You look amazing with that top! So lovely and

  51. Miss Kwong
    September 11, 2011 / 2:08 pm

    look at u!! u are totally chic!!! great style.Follow me on:Miss Kwong – Art and Fashion

  52. Dana
    September 11, 2011 / 2:55 pm

    I love the blazer!

  53. MIRIAM
    September 11, 2011 / 3:29 pm

    Wooooowwww…I like your top…I love the yellow color!!!Kisses,Miriam

  54. kukiskuku
    September 11, 2011 / 3:38 pm

    love the white jacket.thanks for commenting on my blog.following you now.please follow back if you like my blog. 🙂

  55. Not Just A Pretty Dress
    September 11, 2011 / 4:29 pm

    The yellow top is so nice (I'm about to post something in the yellow theme as well…) and of course I love your Muse bag. Jen, you have great taste for fashion and especially accessories!

  56. Anonymous
    September 11, 2011 / 4:32 pm

    Your legs are to die for, how did you get so thin?

  57. Kimberly Capeto
    September 11, 2011 / 5:46 pm

    Hey !I love the red nails with that jacket, it's like a color pop :)XOxo

  58. sharon lei
    September 11, 2011 / 7:37 pm

    Jen, you are killin' it with the looks as of late.. I LOVE this look and the one below… I need to copy them!!! But I probably won't look as amazing as you do. tee hee. :)Hope you're enjoying the rest of the weekend.xx Love & AlohaSwing by to enter my $100 Shopbop Giftcard Giveaway!

  59. M.E
    September 12, 2011 / 1:32 am

    you look fab! love the outfit .. and a muse bag is a must in a fashionista's wardrobe :)

  60. Katherine
    September 12, 2011 / 2:00 am

    Love the yellow top with those gorgeous pink espadrilles!

  61. Alyson
    September 12, 2011 / 3:52 pm

    LOVE the white blazer! Really need to start integrating my blazers in more of my casual look. Great reminder.

  62. Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle
    September 14, 2011 / 6:00 am

    SOOOO Drooling…this outfit is gorgeous! You look so pretty<3 MarinaFashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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