Thematic Repelling: Jury Duty

July 5, 2011

Honeys, I’m home! Hey! How’s it going? Did you repel yesterday like I told you to? Did you wake up alone this morning? Alright. Following the thematic and patriotic nature of the last post, today, we talk jury duty. Jury duty! Repelling at the courthouses! I can’t stop exclamating again! Try to stop me! It won’t work!

Last week, I had jury duty. You would know this if you followed me on twitter. I took my lunch breaks at Isabel Marant.

In any case, I think we can agree that JD is likely the least trendy mandatory civil service bestowed upon Americans. In true spirit lent to my namesake though, I took to my closet and combined as much neon as my wardrobe would allow. You know, to bring some color to the dreary court houses on Centre Street.

Starting with the most important feature of the outfit: I took a crisp white silk blouse and worked around it. I’m not sure if you can see it in these photos, but it may perhaps be the best blouse to have fallen into my lap. If not because of the material, than most certainly because it’s mullet shaped–shorter in the front, longer in the back–and MR says yes to mullets. I digress.

The outfitting results were phenomenal, if not because nearly every passerby looked me up, down and in some instances shook their heads, then because during the downtime between juror trials, I may or may not have taken this belt off and tried to wear it as a bracelet, head piece, anklet and uh…a purse strap.

For jury duty, this is appropriate because: At the end of the day, I am just wearing a crisp white blouse and jeans. My pants are belted and the shoes give me some height while still promoting comfort. I can’t really rationalize the detachable green collar, though.

This repels because: Viva la neon! Flatforms! And suppose the attorney questioning the prospective jurors could get past bright pink pants, a neon belt, and layered collars, how do I explain the two double-strap watches set to universally wrong times? I don’t know, would you pick me for your juror?

 blouse: Juicy, collar: Eleven Objects, pants: Current/Elliott, belt: Gap, shoes: Ash, watches: Swatch, red and orange cuffs: DANNIJO, rings: Mark Henry, all photos by Naomi Shon

No one else did.

Your other option, however, should you choose to stay away from the neons: check ‘Yes’ when asked, “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?” Add: ‘And I’d do it again.’

Originally published here, where I will be guest blogging all month long. You just wait to see the kind of shit I have hidden up my sleeve. Muhahahaha.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09001997685893437632 Elena
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00896638834590707229 Miss Molly

    you look freaking awesome! digging the neon

    http://missmollyfashions.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08064605231166107152 Zack

    Haha this wouldn't repel me at all. In fact I think this is incredibly cute, but I generally dress like someone out of a strange, morbid circus…so.

    Nice outfit.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08713892008490377913 eRmOdi

    Brilliant! I love it – I would have wanted you on my jury had I been up on the stand!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02962996348344317486 Raijean of Swa-Rai.com

    I like.. the colors make it so not boring..

    http://www.swa-rai.com

  • http://closetcravings.com/ Closet Cravings

    Love the Ash foot candy. Isabel Marant is my fave too. =)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16263377842988295961 ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR

    Love those platforms & all the color :)

    XoXo-Kelli K
    http://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04615779104168840422 free de lulu

    I like the color block in moderation I like very much.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10731480551178991637 Copper Etiquette

    I love the colors!
    http://wp.me/p1you7-nw

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922365158956937140 Daly

    Lovelovelovelovelovelovelove! Amazing outfit and soooo hilarious!

    xoxo

    DressingDaly.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11190962132397821663 GIAA
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05882333911932324281 blue roses

    brilliant, literally and figuratively; those neons are blinding my eyes through my computer screen. i would not trust you to determine the destiny of a questionable parking ticket….. civil service narrowly averted.

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05695254903533992167 donna

    This outfit is incredible. I love your blog!

    x
    borrowedfromgrandma.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

    Awesome!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://ambitieuse.tumblr.com/ Ylenia {ambitieuse}

    I really LOVE the outfit, and don't find it dramatic at all… but that's just me… plus people tend to stare and shake their heads when they see me so I guess that's why it's pretty wearable for me :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01018559049239753554 emc

    great pants!! love all the neon. you looked way better than i did when i had jury duty!

    http://www.style-extraordinaire.com/

  • http://www.streetstyleanonymous.blogspot.com Aisling

    I love this repelling look! It obviously worked to repel the jurors — much more stylish than Liz Lemon's repelling method! But I too digress.

    I'm a big fan.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04300027865751536866 Emilia Alonso

    I LOVED YOUR PLATFORMS, ALWAYS GEORGEOUS GIRL!
    XOXO FROM ARGENTINA

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16700641484837195654 Dani

    I absolutely love the idea of your blog!! It always makes me crack up! Your outfits are so original and amazing!

    http://danster092.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13341268299338557965 shu84

    love your pants:)

    http://shu84.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06923642811951560370 Pedro Garfo

    Love it :)

    Visit: http://pedrogarfo.tumblr.com/

    Pedro Garfo
    Mens fashion Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12978156765741956175 Teri

    Ahhahaha! You are way too funny! And if chosen for Jury Duty, I will have to rummage through my daughters closet for neon!!! Hahha, love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04555665654515660464 Shaki

    Cool, love colors.

  • Hedda

    The peak of my day is reading your blog! It's AWESOME! I follow you on twitter and even wanted to follow your personal twitter account but wasn't allowed, haha. And I have those shoes.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03037989207386036368 margaritats

    love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06642846131957249826 Marissa Joy

    Cool outfit! Those neon pink jeans and wedges are so cool!

    stylebymj.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09348517354078629236 FROM THE “REZ” TO THE “CITY”

    This outfit is fabulous! Love all of the hints of color…its so "preppy"! Kiah

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10682889544071697460 L

    I have that same Gap belt. It's the ultimate for repelling!

    http://www.blackandblondeone.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01113445210447030908 cwaycarter

    Ahh! You are just fantastic! Such a rebel you are! -C.C.

    ReFashion Statement

  • http://tiffsbloggy.com tiff

    Wow! I like you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14551164031842796738 MeryMeli

    Great Look! I love the neck of the blouse! is perfect ;)

    http://bimbaymery.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12069426957408106950 Kimberly

    amazing i'm in love with this outfit!

    http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17317088270877306694 Vicki

    OH MY GOSH! Perfect outfit, I love it so much! Wow just stunning!!

    xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17105703171213822823 patrycja2407

    amazing, so positive outfit!:)
    greetings

  • http://magmoiselle.fr s

    amazing look & great colours…
    love ;D

    ICON FASHION: Charlotte CASIRAGHI
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  • http://astarkvedja.wordpress.com/ astarkvedja

    Neon? It's on!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14668519859871479843 Dani

    one word : FUN! I love your blog concept.
    I am a new blogger so reading blogs like yours are really inspiring.
    Follow me at http://www.huntinginheels.blogspot.com
    Love your new fan,
    Dani xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10249342830958256919 Christine

    I just love the pops of colour! love the accessories too :)

    http://www.christinebalram.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    you look so old.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04113928668025319203 Gazel M.

    I wish I had your mad colour blocking skillz~

    bonjourgazel.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03705476141906955403 Grace

    Hahahha, I LOVE this!

    xx Grace
    Dream-Boating

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    i love that colour mix, it's sort of weird, but work absolutely perfectly

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07445294789058882855 Ramona

    I thought that I'm just lucky one who live in small town and get nearly every passerby look at me up, down and in some instances shook heads, but You're master. At first I was so annoyed buy it, but now I'm enjoying. haha! It's even flattering.
    You look amazing. Love this look from head to toes!

    xoxo Ra

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15112146372290566286 Marcia

    Yes, I repelled every man within me in the 5km radius, even my dad. I wonder why no one picks you as a jury *sarcasm* But if I did get into court, I'll probably pick you! That's some pants you got there, you're really working those neons.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16599904887688070005 Ms LadyCakes

    Ya always buzzin just like Neeooon, neeeooooonnnnn :)

    Instylation

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    Those pants are blinding. Loving it.

    Fashionable Collections

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04723856494063232502 heatherheartsfashion

    OMG such a perfect look for jury duty. if you're lucky they'll kick you out.
    i've been craving those current/elliots , the colour is too amazing!

    heatherheartsfashion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02451299578131268902 Mary

    I think you look fantastic – I LOVE the way you incorporated all those colours in… asdfhjkl serious outfit inspiration right here.

    I bet you made jury duty that much more interesting! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

    This outfit is amazingggg.!!!! especially for jury duty!!!

    http://www.dragonnfruit.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04392538306781168379 Elegantly Wasted

    This look is INCREDIBLE!

    I'm particularly loving the contrast between your belt, jeans and shoes!

    I WISH I could get away wearing an outift like this where I live. Melbournians are so dark!

    You've got me even more excited for Spring than I already am.. if that's even possible!

    X

    http://www.elegantlywastedd.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04934101863939338691 mew mew

    Haha awesome! I just bought that belt the day before at the Gap for literally 4 bucks, so great. Haha I was going to go the safe route, all white with the belt as the standout, but you my friend, have exceeded the potential the belt was ever designed for (I can only assume). ;) I love it!

    Cecilia
    mew mew

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14897637657589098453 eden mariel

    I wore an all-denim snap button up mini dress for the 4th, man repelling and embracing some Americana at the same time.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01347992813398135962 myAestheticStyle

    Love those pants….so bold…you are so daring, thats why I love your Blog

    Rebecca
    myaestheticstyle.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08333844890894640123 Sada

    You have the right to remain…..Fabulous!
    xo
    Sada
    http://dressologyhq.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09045157258327495876 Jen

    i love this look! so me!!

    http://style229.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09383840833706569858 Ella

    cute outfit! i love the white top with all of the different pops of neon color!

  • Bree

    As a lawyer who tries to "repel" each day, I would love to have you on my jury to see what you would wear next! Fantastic post as always!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14876642970706930637 Mariel Villanueva

    You definitely brought some color to the courthouse!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08107223367018940482 Gabrielle

    Awesome! Love those colorful pants.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07048798293699015917 Patricia Paramo

    i said i didn't speak good english and got away with it!! yayyy

    good colors for boring people

    http://brunetteletters.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02402979209324359642 Mim.

    You are downright awesome! Not only your photos and outfits but your writing as well!
    It'd be so much fun to be friends with you.

    itsmimio.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00958740509048507614 monsefuentes

    love the jeans

    elblogdemonsee.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07537926582752201659 LT

    Wow! This blog never fails! I absolutely adore the watches. The colors are all so bright and put a smile on my face…but they never fail to repel!

    Come check out my sister's blog. It has some really delicious recipes that will definitely make you hungry!

    http://www.letslivelavida.blogspot.com

  • http://www.voodoo-spells.net Paula Millers

    colorful pants!!
    love it :)

    http://www.voodoo-spells.net

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09804494595250636755 Schöpfergeist

    wonderful look.
    really love your blog!

    http://schoepfergeist.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14222629783598536990 Midge

    I fear it might attract bees rather than repel.
    WastedWardrobe.net

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01833953291419734182 KimChicSisters
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12692391820521018259 Emy

    I love it!!! And I would wear this ANY day!!
    xx
    Emy

    http://emykoster.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05029063664291637573 Dawn

    i was laughing so hard as i read this. i just freakin' love you!! im going neon if i get called for duty jury next time!

  • http://www.bellissimostyle.net Megan Abigail Chandler

    that collar is pretty freaking cool and while I realize that the neon is the point of the post and the JD style … I have to say the shoes are awesome! I love those bad boys!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841237588940938787 Lydia

    "And I'd do it again." Haha!! Jury duty blows. Way to make the best of it/life.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15208662102976765730 Meena Dhuga

    you couldn't have picked a better outfit for jury duty, haha! you look amazing, i love love love it!!! especially the pants and green collar!! :) love your posts! …..wow i also use way too many exclamations, woops.

    http://pinklemonsorbet.blogspot.com/

    Meena xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14882907915823547158 Pam Nemney

    love the green collar!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15308862608320193108 Lola

    HI-LAR-IOUS! You are officially my new role model. LOVE! x

  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com Molliee

    love that you wore this for jury duty… so amazing

    http://mstwirlyskirts.com

  • Anonymous

    Lol hopefully when I'm going to be forced to do jury duty one day I'll have someone wearing something colorful and interestingnsomit won't be a bore….on second thought I'll just wear something colorful and distracting. Yay gettingnout of jury duty! Oh I just started sewingnlessons today and I really should have bought the flower pin cushionsmyounwear round your arm like a bracelet. I could have worn it as everyday jewelry and keep the pins in their for extra repelling and co fusion points. And oh my gosh don't poke me with those! Comments that way no one well mess with me!

  • http://www.thebohmerian.com The Bohmerian

    Love the green collar!

    theBohmerian.com

  • http://www.streetdirectory.co.id/businessfinder/indonesia/company/565/Pusat_Komunitas/ Andy

    shoes are you wearing the dress looks very balance that you wear

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11355428064216517703 Kristina

    I love that this outfit has so much color, but the white shirt and nude platform keep it all in balance.

    Kristina
    http://spottedappeal.blogspot.com/

  • amy

    you're blogging for juicy??? gag. their shit sucks. please fix their line

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00045302336146400433 AMIE P. PEDCHARAT

    Love the colours you mixed!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00876168436813188936 camila ribeiro

    you are stunningly funny! i love the way you write and i'm a huge fan of your blog! Keep repelling man, its awsome! hahaha

    xoxo from brasil

  • http://www.thehoneyroom.com The Honeyroom

    You look fab! I love the pop of color your pants give and your shoes!

    The Honeyroom

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17327254260132282594 Hiispyrebel

    Love your pant's ! :D
    See you.
    HIISPYREBEL

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10336767030064456867 nana avec des lunettes

    LOVE THIS OUTFIT!!! Those colours are so pretty esp when paired together!
    Bisous, nana
    avecdeslunettes.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14194815440194123998 CupcakesOMG!

    i missed the post because it was on my birthday, but god what a great outfit. it's probably the best belated birthday present i could ever get.

    thanks.

    http://www.cupcakesomg.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    i know these buildings…..wait a minute! that's my neighborhood!!!! wow.

  • Anonymous

    wonderful outfit by the way!!

  • Anonymous

    HOLY HELL I LOVE YOU! (In the most non-offensive, obsessed, or obnoxious way possible).

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  • whitney

    I have jury duty tomorrow are we allowed to go open toe?