Wednesday, November 9, 2011

'The [Mannequin] Doth Protest Too Much'


I'm not at all above disrobing a mannequin who's wearing something I NEED; especially when that something is sold out otherwise.  This green vest from Old Navy was one said article of clothing that the mannequin and I fought over. (Other instances have resulted in a mannequin being knocked over and another lost its arm because she wouldn't let go of a jacket).

This time, no one was hurt, and I didn't get caught (sometimes, stores won't take the item off the mannequin due to display...yada, yada, yada). I artfully ducked around the sales person, hid behind the sweater display and pulled at the vest inch by inch until it came off!

Have you guys ever bullied a mannequin?






A couple of you ladies asked me how I mimicked the Zara leather arm jacket in this post. I did so by just combining an old leather bolaro beneath this Old Navy vest, et voila (see it worn with my Alexander Wang vest here)! I chose not to sew it because both pieces are separately great for layering. Sooooo glad I didn't donate it to the Salvation Army!!









A HUGE thank you to Agam from Trimmings and Lace for awarding BBBlog the Tell Me About Yourself Award! Check out her blog ladies and as always show some blogger love!

What I'm Wearing:
Vest: Old Navy
Leather Bolero: Arden B
Blouse: Victoria's Secret
Skirt: JCrew
Belt: JCrew
Shoes: Zara
Brooch: eBay
Rings: Forever 21, Made Her Think, NYC Street Vendor
Bag: Love, Cortnie (get yours here)

Also, check out my lil Street Style feature here! Thanks, Fashizblack Magazine for the feature!!
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104 comments:

  1. Your style is Phenomenal... So inspiring and I will NOT hesitate to strip a mannequin NAKED! lol

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  2. stunning outfit! you have the most amazing style and eye!!! this may be the best way i've ever seen a surplus vest styled and you have completely inspired me to wear mine with something sparkly and animal print like this. and great necklace!

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  3. I too have fought a mannequin :) It breaks my heart when they won't sell you what is displayed on them. They've done that to me at Forever 21 a few times. What's the point of showing you how cute a dress is if they won't let you BUY it? Sheesh...

    So about your outfit...you look fabulous! That vest is worth beating up that stupid mannequin. The ones at Old Navy are sooo creepy looking.

    I also like your skirt & your necklace!

    xoxo Azu

    www.ravenhaireddoll.blogspot.com

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  4. awesome, awesome, awesome DIY leather arm jacket. So smart! Maybe I can find a good thrifted leather bolero. I already have the vest!!

    ...and yes, I HATE when the store associates refuse to disrobe the mannequin!Hello, aren't you supposed to be SELLING clothes? ugh! Guess you gotta do what you gotta do in those situations. LOL!

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  5. Loving the sequins & that gorgeous clutch of yours xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  6. Great look,hon!Love the mix of prints!

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  7. Nice look, in love with your sequin skirt!Come back soon to visit my blog, I'll be waiting for you!!

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  8. Wow, I LOVE your accessories! The ring, the necklace, the cat brooch... amazing choices! :) And I admire how you combined leather, utility green and sequins in one single outfit!

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  9. wow! love this lepard accent!! you look gorgeous:)

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  10. Hah! I always just bully the sales people to do it. Happens a lot, actually, as I am (literally) 1" away from being legally classified as a little person and so often the only size in the store that will fit me is on the mannequinn. If they give me any guff, a well arched brow usually does the trick!

    This outfit is phenomenal. i am amazed, yet again, by your incredible knack for mixing texture and pattern to create a rich and unexpectedly beautiful ensemble.

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  11. You look adorable! Awesome outfit dear!

    hugs and kisses by Mani.

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  12. So excited, great gorgeous outfit. I like print animal.

    So pretty.

    I follow

    In my blog i buy print animal shoes, you can buy it.

    La Vie Quotidienne

    www.laviequo.com

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  13. Glitter and animal print= perfection, wowwwwwwwwwwwwww.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  14. I'm crackin' up picturing you and this mannequin having it out!!! LOL Best mash up I've seen in awhile...the prints, the sequin, the leather....loves!!!
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  15. Oh yeah, congrats on your street style feature!!!

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  16. wonderful look,I love everything :D

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  17. beautiful pics! I love everything!
    I wait u tomorrow for a fabolous GIVEAWAY! >3

    I follow u, follow me too


    kiss
    Erika
    My Free Choice

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  18. You are so chic dear!

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  19. Until now I haven't bullied but I might will...:Dlol Love your deeply fierce and animalier look, especially leopard clutch, fab skirt and that awesome necklace!!!!
    kisses
    Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)

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  20. I love the skirt!

    http://thestyleattitude.blogspot.com/

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  21. Everything about this outfit is YESSSSS! You look amazing!

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  22. great look, I adore your skirt and jacket!
    I pulled off my sequin skirt from a mannequin too cozz it was the size I needed! :D
    xx



    Wear A Smile!

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  23. really nice pics! love this outfit, especially the jewellery! the whole outfit sparkles! :) xo

    rocknolas-fashion.blogspot.com

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  24. beautiful layering! Love that clutch & lip color <3 <3

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  25. I follow you in Bloglovin also.

    XOXO from Munich.

    La Vie Quotidienne

    www.laviequo.com

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  26. Great outfit! Your skirt is amazing!

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  27. Fabulous! Love the ON vest with the sequined skirt! I have the same vest :) www.casualglamorous.com

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  28. Love, love, love your outfit!
    And that skirt is amazing! :)

    http://callmemaddie.blogspot.com/

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  29. i loooooove this outfit! the surplus vest, the leather, the sequins and the animal print! love!!! the mannequin didn't stand a chance :)))

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  30. Laughing so hard picturing you having a go with a mannequin. I've never had the chance yet, but for that vest I would've thrown down hahaha.

    You are always amazing. Totally love this ensemble, it rocks & sparkles & the whole shabang.

    Cinderella's Closet NYC

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  31. definitely my favorite outfit to date!!! Love it all. xo

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  32. Oh how I love your style, I can stare at your blog all day. How I dream to have style as such and look so edgy yet chic and cool.

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  33. Stunning outfit! Love the combination of vest and bolero (first I thought it is a jacket with black leather arms)!

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  34. WOW! DEAR these pics are fab and your outfit too! I just love the skirt! Beautiful!
    Love and-mary.blogspot.com

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  35. Of course I did!!! Stupid dummies who do they think they are to wear my clothes?????????????
    Hahaha! I had a lot of fun reading this post and I fully understand your behavior!!
    Look at you! You look fab with that vest!!!

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  36. I absolutely ador your skirt and bag!! You look beautiful! ^^


    xoxo
    Antonia
    FASHION IMPERATIVE

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  37. Nice print-mixing, lady! Although I guess it's more like texture mixing (a la sequin skirt). Lovely, lovely!
    stacie@
    Pretty Birdie Brown

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  38. The skirt and clutch are to die for

    www.trashygobs.blogspot.com

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  39. This is a beautiful style and i love everything of this outfit. you again rocked it :)

    http://foreverunderstated.blogspot.com/

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  40. great outfit dear!!love them!
    kisses=)

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  41. That mannequin story is hilarious. lol

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  42. Loooove the skirt. It looks great with more casual, military pieces.

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  43. your leopard clutch is to die for and the red lipstick looks nice on you.

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  44. haha,what a story!! i wanted a pair of pants from Jcrew on mannequin,but the sales said there is a hole in the pants so they can put the pants on which was true:))
    i love your vest and how you styled it over leather!!

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  45. sequins sequins for everyone lately!
    you look gorgeous as always miss!

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  46. guilty as sin on the disrobing of mannequins charge! but hey... a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do ; ) fantastic look, you're quite skilled at layering!

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  47. You have that jcrew skirt?????? I wanted it so badly but remembered I have many other sequins skirts so I passed! It is gorgeous and oh yes I have fought a mannequin! Probably too many times :) So you are not Joani from London....hehe it's ok! Amy from the East Coast works too!

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  48. love the clutch; i just posted mine on my page :-) love the pics...as i have said before; you always have the best "photo shoots".

    ~nic

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  49. Cool! The pattern of an animal is wonderful.

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  50. Wow, this combination is mind blowing. So many prints and textures and how good it all works.
    I too am never shy of undressing a mannequin if needed. Most stores though have a policy against that. Glad you were able to get the vest. It was worth it.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  51. That skirt is so lovely. Great how you mixed all the different prints together.

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  52. you look awesome, stunning pattern mix! I love your jacket and bag!

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  53. Haha you are dedicated, love it. Vests and leathers are perfect for this effect I'll be bringing mine out soon :-)

    De,

    Fashion Nostalgia

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  54. love the whole look and your blog is great!!

    my blog is new and i would be very happy if you take a look at it!

    XOXO

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  55. I love love your skirt. I've been looking for one but they're all so expensive.

    -Ly
    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  56. Very nice. Well put together.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  57. You have such a gift for accessorizing and it all works together so beautifully! You look amazing in this outfit...loving it all.

    xx
    Rachel

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  58. did I already tell you how much I adore your clutch!! so cute!

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  59. Never did, but I wanted to many times...I don't get their politics...better to stay on mannequin then sold it...just don't get it! Bravo for you! I love whole outfit!

    http://thebasicss.blogspot.com

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  60. I love this combination! ♥

    xx

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  61. Me oh mY! Love this! I have worked for many years in retail as a Visual Merchandiser and can I just say, if I saw someone disrobing one of my mannequins you would definitely feel my wrath! But, on the other hand a good Merchandiser makes sure not to display items on mannequins that are not in stock! So shame on them and score one for you!

    You look fantastic!
    XO VIC
    www.thriftjuice.com

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  62. Great look! ;-)
    Nice blog!
    I invite you to see my blog, and if you like it, you could follow me! i 'll do the same!
    kisses
    Miriamstella

    is fashion my Passion? the MiriamStella's Blog
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  63. if i ever find this green vest, i WILL wrestle the mannie! i have the brown and wear it with evvrything. love that j crew skirt~

    [oomph.]
    What's the next line? Help write the story!

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  64. Hi, I found your blog today and I really have to say, wow, it is great!

    Check out mine if u like ;)

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  65. This outfit is great, i really like it. And althoug the rings.
    Check out mine. Hope you will follow:)

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  66. Love the skirt, awesome clutch!!! Thank you for the comment on my blog!!! Have a great day sweetie :)

    xo Emma

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  67. Such an amazing outfit! You look fabulous! And loving the brooch!

    XOXO
    Shels
    http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

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  68. I love your outfit and that clutch is FAB!

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

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  69. Stunning look, love your skirt!!Kisses!!

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  70. i am loving that skirt and the necklace is FIERCE!

    xo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

    Shop My Closet

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  71. You are so funny, I love it, and this is my most fave look!!

    fashionableroad.blogspot.com

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  72. Love the bag!

    xx, http://in-heelsandwedges.blogspot.com/

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  73. WOW WOW WOW !!!

    WHere to start????

    I love the mix, every single piece of your outfit is great on itself, but together it's even better!


    Love from Germany x

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  74. What a fantabulous outfit! I love it :) Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo, Veena

    http://seven-inch-stilettos.blogspot.com

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  75. Great pictures for great ideas in this blog.
    Please take some time to check out my blog.

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  76. stunning and beautiful!!!! i soo love you... you really look great on any outfit you wear... kissess!!!

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  77. Omg.. Your outfit is amazing, as is your story. I found myself chuckling while reading, knowing full well I've done the same. Hmph, thought it was just me. You had me dying. Look is flawless!

    Please check out my blog http://cheapandfabulousmom.wordpress.com/

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  78. What an amazing yet simple idea!!

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  79. Oh my goodness, that is hilarious. Good for you! It's an incredible vest! And so freakin' perfect with the leather bolero underneath! There's a lot going on in this outfit, but it all works perfectly! Your rings are STUUUUUUNING! And that gold skirt is so pretty! Also, love all the animal print!

    xoxo
    Emily

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  80. wow!! that skirt is beyond beautiful!! and you are beyond gorgeous! :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  81. You've got very interesting style! I like it! ;)

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  82. you are so good at styling the different patterns together
    sequins, animal prints etc
    Have a nice week
    The Dolls Factory

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  83. You look so amazing here!! I love your jacket and all the mixing of colors and patterns. <3 eeee!!

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  84. OMG! You look greate honey!
    What a mix!! I just love it!
    Kisses from Spain!

    WonEphe
    http://wonephe.blogspot.com/

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  85. wow!!!! wow!!!!
    So pretty, so cute!!!!!

    I am a new follower!!!!:*:*:*:*
    regards from poland:*:*:*:*:**:

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  86. This is so unique! Great photos!

    http://www.fashionindahat.com/

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  87. I LOVEEEEEE that skirt!!

    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

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  88. i NEED that sequin skirt!! Gorgeous!

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