Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Union Jack

I am a history buff.  Mostly, I love reading and learning about early modern European history, especially the Renaissance.  One particular country has become one of my favorites to learn about: Britain.  My visits to Barnes & Noble lately have involved a Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino and a book on some part of British history.  Most recent I was perusing through this book. (here)
This summer the British people are going to experience two very important events.  One is the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, which will be celebrating 60 years of Queen Elizabeth's reign over Britain.  Few monarchs have been able to achieve even 50 years on the throne so this Jubilee is set to be a special occasion!  The second event, a couple of months after the Jubilee, will be the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.  Needless to say, the British people are being treated to two amazingly patriotic events!
Vendors have already started to crank out their patriotic Union Jack wares so when I ran across this tee in a local H&M I grabbed it quickly for the hubby.  Little did he know I was going to be wearing it too!
I am also happy I finally got the chance to wear my new wedge sneakers that I told you about (here).  I paired the tee and the wedges with one of my other H&M purchases (here), the gray harem pants, to keep the vibe cool and casual!  Showing lots of love for my ALDO clutch but I just can't help it!
Enjoy every day!  (go get you Union Jack)

Tee:  H&M
Harem Pants:  H&M
Jacket:  Vintage GAP
Wedge Sneakers:  bb*up
Belt:  Local Boutique
Clutch:  ALDO
Earrings:  Vintage
Bracelet:  Jacqueline Jarrot
Rings:  Disneyland, Alexander McQueen
Aviator Sunglasses:  Chanel



  1. What a bold outfit, and you pull it off perfectly! Wow!

    xx Ivana

    Macarons and Pearls

  2. Cute look hunni! Those sneakers are awesome!!!

  3. Cool shoes!!!


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  5. Did you ever read The Other Boleyn Girl? I know there was a bunch of controversy because the author did not stick to history. I liked the book though. I liked seeing historical characters come to life and it made them seem so much more real. Sometimes history can be overwhelming to learn (so many people with the same names!) but I think reading historical fiction is a good way to at least remember who was who and what they did.



  6. cool outfit, great pictures!! and love the shoes!

  7. I think there's a special on tv tonight about the Queen and an interview with Prince William and Harry. :)

    The Tiny Heart

  8. Hi dear, thanks for your comments, they always make me smile :)
    This is a great tribute to the British flag, I completely forgot about the 60th jubilee! This look is a lovely mix of sporty and casual and street chic. Loving the nail colour too!

  9. Wow, love it! I like the way your t-shirt print and the one on the British flag match, interesting to see in pictures. :D


  10. Oooh la la, you look so fierce in this outfit!! Love it, especially the sneakers. You go girl!! I want to wear a similar outfit haha :p



  11. Loving the tee Dana!
    Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo

  12. Well thank you Dana for my British history lesson for the day!! ;)) No really, I've always been fascinated with England since I was a child. I can't believe I still haven't visited but I will one day for sure. I wish it were this year for the festivities! :D
    P.s. You are rockin' the shit out of those wedge sneakers!

  13. This is a great photoshoot Dana! I love history, too. ;-) Thank you so much for stopping by! I actually took more pictures today at another cute historical home and will post next week! Also, I'm hosting a blog giveaway - a cute pair of silver earrings. Check it out here - ends soon! ;-)

  14. I am a HUGE fan of Union Jack!!! OMG you must check out this post from my friend Adele...I am not biased because she mentions me but that Union Jack of hers is FAB!

    Here's the link: http://www.intotheblonde.com/2012/05/feeling-patriotic.html?utm_source=BP_recent

    You look amazing in the union jack tee. I am also a history fan as well, I took AP Euro history, and british history is definitely interesting...do you know the order of fate of King Henry's 6 wives?

  15. love the accessories !


  16. BB Up have a really cool selection of sneakers, you rock them.

  17. Wow! Awesome post!
    Happy week!


  18. loved ur sporty look!Thats really an innovative thinking of matching ur tee print with the flag and then clicking pics! Too good..
    Keep Smiling:D

  19. What a sporty Mama! ;)

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  20. so cool style!
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  21. I love your tee! I like learning about British history too, although I am british! The royals are quite interesting xx


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