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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

There are bloggers who are passionate about wardrobe remixing — in other words, styling the same clothes different ways to get many looks. Then there’s me.  I wore this ensemble twice last weekend, just changing the black t-shirt. Now that I think of it, I wore the same jacket-shoe-bag-necklace combo with the black version of this jean style last October when gorgeous blogger Jennine of The Coveted and Independent Fashion Bloggers took these pictures of my accessories.

Hairy purple jacket: Versace
Michael Stars

Jeans: Acne Generic Girl

Shoes: Hogan
Bag: Sonia Rykiel
Necklace: Queen of Scots by Wendy Brandes, of course!

Jennine has told me I should do more outfit posts.  If you get bored by them because of my lack of remixing, let me know and I’ll give you Jennine’s email address so you can complain to her.

I’ve had the hairy purple jacket for years and it has shown up on the blog many times.  And I’ve been into purple for a couple of years. But lately it’s taken over my life. I recently bought purple sunglasses and I’ve been desperately seeking the right purple lipstick. The one I’m wearing in this photo — Hang-Up by MAC — is not it. Too dark.  Up the Amp by MAC is too light. I’m trying to get Violetta but it’s only available at the MAC Pro stores.

The Hogan shoes always get compliments. That amuses me, because the shoes looked completely unloved on the sales rack where I found them (MrB insists that I tell you that I would never have bought the shoes without his encouragement). Also strangely amusing: Hogan’s Heroes, a sitcom set in a German prisoner-of-war camp during World War II. Isn’t that a jolly scenario? I watched a lot of Hogan’s Heroes reruns in the ’70s.

Colonel Robert E. Hogan was played by Bob Crane. In 1978, Crane was found beaten to death. Suspicion fell on an acquaintance of Crane’s named John Henry Carpenter, but Carpenter wasn’t charged for years, even though he had three names and you know what that means. When the case was reopened in the ’90s, Carpenter was brought to trial and acquitted. He died in 1998, maintaining his innocence, and Bob Crane’s murder remains officially unsolved. A movie about Crane called Auto Focus came out in 2002 with Greg Kinnear playing Crane and Willem Dafoe playing Carpenter. That reminds me of the time on Family Guy when Stewie had a scary Willem Dafoe under his bed.

And that, my friends, proves that everything is related to Family Guy, even my outfits.

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69 Responses to “What Wendy Wore: Hogan’s Heroes”

  1. Kristin says:

    I’m pretty certain that none of us are gonna get sick of outfit posts from you lady. And way to be Mr. B. Those shoes are sick!

  2. lisa says:

    This is such a perfect outfit I don’t blame you for repeating it multiple times! Wardrobe remixing has its virtues, but so does having a “signature look.”

  3. Audi says:

    I certainly won’t be complaining to Jennine, even if you appear in the same outfit every time! Also, I loved Hogan’s Heroes when I was a kid — only later did it occur to me that it was sort of a sick premise for a sitcom.

  4. MizzJ says:

    I definitely give you props for always looking original! I like your shoes, they are definitely an eye-catcher! The jacket though – does it ever shed? :p

  5. Sheena says:

    I think those shoes are adorable! And I love that Sonia Rykiel purse, too! William Dafoe scares the bejesus out of me, too, Stewie.

  6. apparellel says:

    you look amazing. and hell yes i think you should do more outfit posts. go jennine!!

    the purple looks amazing on you, i love it too. my fave color blue, second: purple.

    but it’s no wonder why it is your fave color, you look amazing in it. that jacket is so lovely. yum.


  7. I wear the same stuff over and over. Or deceptively wear different versions of the same thing over and over.
    That is a pretty funky cool jacket. I like how you the kind of unique pieces, but are the type that you keep forever kind of thing. It’s good to have basics, but at the same time to still have those very statement items too.

  8. sharon rose says:

    Hi there-oh yes, I’d love to see more outfit posts, I adore your purple Versace jacket, a true style investment and goes great with jeans!! Hope you have a lovely weekend my dear!

  9. indigo says:

    This is the sort of jacket that if I saw it in stores I would ask myself “who would buy that dead muppet skin?”
    Obviously the answer is you and obviously you pull it off spectacularily

  10. marian says:

    happy friday honey!

  11. Mish Dish says:

    The jacket is fantastic. xo Mish

  12. prunella jones says:

    That is one fabulous outfit. I totally covet that hairy sweater! I’m not fashion forward enough to rock the shoes, though. My feet shun everything but stripper heels or sneakers.

  13. Natalie says:

    This is such a fab outfit. So many cool elements perfectly styled together. I prefer blogs where favorite outfits or pieces pop up again and again. It’s life, not a photo shoot.
    And I love your stream of consciousness! So funny.

  14. gail says:

    Face Stockholm had some good purples last time I checked their site, but then the colors on the website are bit off from those in the shop and its been a few years since I’ve been there. I wear Russian Doll by Nars or YSL 85 (or 83?), but run into the same problem with the “one is too dark, one is too light”. Lancome’s Lilac lip pencil helps darken the YSL. I’m still on the search for the perfect purple. If you find another one, keep us “posted”!! By the way, love the jeans and shoes!

  15. Anna says:

    You look fantastic! Love the jackets shape, and the colour.


  16. Sher says:

    I still love that hairy jacket 🙂

  17. Queen Michelle says:

    I utterly adore that jacket and get purple envy every time I see it! Don’t wear it when we come to NY because I might need to rob yo ass, and I’m bigger than you so that could totally happen! 😉