Brothers Bloom

When I first saw The Brothers Bloom in theaters I fell in love with Penelope (the epileptic photographer and potential smuggler) and her quirky fashion sense. She paired 60's style sack/shift dresses with heavy black boots, hats, and opaque tights. Following the film I finally felt the call of the grunge and Doc Marten trend, but I have a hard time investing in shoes so outside my usual style. So, these were actually purchased from Forever 21 on the cheap with that gift card I won. Now I'm dressed like Penelope, so hopefully I will soon start having similar adventures with less than scrupulous characters...
Outfit details: jacket- Forever 21, dress- H&M, tights- street vendor, necklace- Talonalia, boots- Forever 21

CONVERSATION

107 comments:

  1. I love your jacket and the color of your dress.
    great look.
    Kisses!

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  2. love the jacket
    and i really like the tights
    the photos are gorgeous and the place where you took them as well!
    love it^^

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  3. The background and the clothing of the model create unexpected effects for the photos. Very special!
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  4. great boots and i love the printed tights!
    + it looks SO BEAUTIFUL there! i used to live in Portland but foolishly never made the trip up to Seattle.

    http://monicaburnett.blogspot.com/

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  5. love the printed tights!! have fun at your meet up =)

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  6. i really like the way to boots work with the tights

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  7. I love the printed tights there so pretty! And the colour of the dress is great on you.

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  8. I've been following your blog for a while now and am constantly amazed by the difference it has made in your photography! Practice does indeed make perfect.

    PS - the leopard print jacket is adorable. J'adore, j'adore.

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  9. love your tights and jacket and how your hair color matches the autumn leaves!

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  10. beautiful photos! love the color of the dress!

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  11. I love those tights! your outdoor photos are taking on a lovely autumny theme with the yellows and browns :) xxx

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  12. That blogger meet-up sounds like fun! I love your dress paired with those tights and boots! And that jacket is awesome! I haven't seen that film, but it sounds great!

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  13. This look is really pretty yet grungy, just what you were going for! (:

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  14. you've inspired me to incorporate boots with my dresses as well! this look is flawless :)

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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  15. What a great coat, Rebeca!

    X♥X♥

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  16. I absolutely adore that movie!!!

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  17. Oh I han't been on Needle & Thread beofre, great SS blog - thanks for the intro. :)

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  18. i love the jacket! i don't think i could ever pull of those boots, with my gigantic feet, but they look supercute on you!

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  19. that necklace is actually amazing! i love your tights too.

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  20. I just adore that jacket!
    And great source of inspiration.

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  21. I'm in Issaquah and I would love to come. I'll email you.

    hugs,

    Fritzi Marie

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  22. This outfit rules! I'm not used to seeing you in heavy boots like that, but I love it.

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  23. These photos are gorgeous! Love the colours, and your outfit is very pretty. I want those tights;)

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  24. LOVE the look! It's so perfect, and you're right, very evocative of Penelope. You're cute. Ha!

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  25. amazing pics and outfit gorgeous hair also !!!

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  26. i love that leopard jacket of yours! I still haven't gotten anything pattern...but i will soon! Love it especially with the dark green dress. :)

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  27. This is a fabulously simple, yet gorgeous outfit. I love the side-print tights, and the rich color of the dress. Lovely!

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  28. Okay...WOW! I effin love this outfit! This is a grade A outfit man, so totally cool and very pretty on you. WHen redheads wear green I swoon!!!

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  29. I just blogged about Penelope myself! However, you did it much more eloquently. I'll have to check out those forever 21 boots because I'm searching for an inexpensive pair! love the outfit!

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  30. Hi, I looove it, thanks for sharing! Come check the new posts, hope you enjoy it! ;)

    Following you via rss feed, follow me too :)
    @ MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com

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  31. Wow. This might be my favorite outfit you've worn to date. Everything works so perfectly - the dark green of your dress is gorgeous with your hair and skin color, the leopard print is not too loud, and the boots are the absolute perfect finishing touch!

    I never thought I would be into the grunge trend either, but over the summer I fell in love with the idea of Doc Martens and consequently found a pair that I love. I think they're definitely worth the investment, and there are so many pairs constantly for sale on eBay if you don't want to pay so much for new ones. (Personally, I think they look cooler a little scruffy and worn.)

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  32. Sweet tights with the perfect pair of grungy boots...

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  33. How I love those beautiful Autumn leaves...incredibly gorgeous & picturesque photos!
    xx

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  34. I still have gotten around to watching this movie which is really strange given how much I was looking forward to it coming out. I think one of the main things that attracted me to it was Rachel Weiss' outfits! Suffice to say, I love this outfit!

    PS: Happy Halloween!!

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  35. No fair! I so want those tights! They are awesome.

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  36. great outfit. those tights are amazing. the meetup sounds like so much fun, wish i could attend

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  37. I love the photo of the leaves floating in the water, very pretty. I like your tights too. :)

    http://butterflycupcakesanddaffodils.blogspot.com

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  38. Absolutely lovely! :) I hope great adventures find you soon.

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  39. Penelope won me over, too! you channeled her spot on. soooo good.

    i have those same shoes except in white! i kinda regret not taking the plunge and investing in classic docs though 'cause they don't get much wear--this always happens to me with impulse buys :/

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  40. Sigh, my blog isn't really fashion, food, or home- focused. I might just have to order those boots because they look great! I like the 90's injection (without getting too overboard or ridiculous).

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  41. all the photos are gorgeoussss, particularly the first one :)
    really wish i could go to the gathering!
    love the outfits, i want shoes like those toooo

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  42. Your photos are always so lovely!
    You are making me want to sye my hair red!

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  43. again with all the beautiful fall scenery!

    the color of that dress is lovely.

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  44. hair color is like fall which matches the background! I want them tights tho! nice dress too!

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  45. this is an awesome outfit! i love the jacket and the tights with those combat boots. :)

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  46. You wear those boots really well. I love the tights and the picture with the leaves and the reflection off the water.

    Oh, and I would definitely like to go to the blogger meet-up. How big is it going to be?

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  47. Aww your looking so cute. Rocking the boots and dress look!

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  48. You already know how much I wish I lived in the Northwest! Blogger meet-ups just sound like so much fun. I hope it turns out to be great :)

    Also, I'm loving that green dress. And, as always, that awesome necklace!

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  49. love all the photos here. How do you do it? It's amazing.

    btw i love that movie. Been watching it like 6 times now.

    have a great day!

    I Am Denise Katipunera

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  50. love the leopard print jacket... and you're right, this i quite different from your usual style. ;)

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  51. Don't worry you totally bought the right shoes. I've been looking for a pair that I can afford as well. :D Ur ankle boots look great on u. :D

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  52. The color of your dress is stunning! Love this outfit so much! One of my faves of yours!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  53. Oh man! I would love to come! I wonder if I can make it down to Seattle... That's around my birthday, so that would be so fun! Woo!

    Oh, and disregard Mr. Anonymous above here, You look lovely as always dear!

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  54. Hey Rebecca,

    Is there anyway I can email you? Your little "Email me HERE" Isnt working?

    Much love
    Lucie

    (www.atasteofvogue.blogspot.com)

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  55. leopard jacket + hunter green velvet dress (my favorite color btw) + dr.m-inspired boots = perfect fall outfit. i love F21. H&M, too. :)

    your outfit reminds me of one of my miniatures... i have a miniature dress form covered with an outfit, very similar to yours. green velvet baby doll with a leopard scarf. i use it as a desk accessory, it's so fun to look at. i so adore your outfits!

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  56. I have actually also thought about getting Doc Martens but didn't buy them for the same reason as you didn't. They're technically not my style and I don't have enough money now to splurge. Plus, the knock-offs from H&M aren't that super cheap either(if you look at the price in Dollar terms)
    Anyways, your outfit is so great and it's a good thing that you bought those shoes, they look fab on you.

    I have actually also thought about making a *things I still want to do* list but I would probably mainly write down normal things I haven't done yet but really want to do. Like carving a pumpkin or going to an apple orchard. I'm almost embarrassed to admit that, but alas, I am not American ;)

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  57. Aw, I think you wear those boots exceedingly well! I love how you styled this entire outfit with the leopard print coat, printed tights, and the green dress.

    Fall weather really suits your outfits - the location is beautiful and goes well with your earth-toned ensemble.

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  58. I think I might need to go see Brother Bloom now! You look great.

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  59. the tights are great, i've never seen anything like these in France.
    and i love the color of the dress :)

    leen

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  60. I love your tights, allways!

    And is true, JLo are so gorgeous.

    xoxo

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  61. I LOVE this outfit! Amazing!
    XX.

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  62. What a great jacket :)... looks really cozy for fall.

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  63. PERFECT necklace and what a coat! want one :)

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  64. your pictures just keep getting better and better! they're so atmospheric. and the colour of your dress is really beautiful.

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  65. i really really like your lace tights my dear, maybe kind of need it. im so jealous over the wonderful weather youre having over there, those orange leaves looks like they're made to be photographed.

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  66. I just saw the Brothers Bloom a couple weeks ago... very entertaining!

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  68. I discovered your blog recently, and I love your style! The Brothers Bloom is such a good movie, I know exactly what you mean about Penelope. I'd love to be able to dress like her. Kudos for pulling it off! I love the dress.

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  69. i love your outfit!! those tights are really cool!!

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  70. These pics are gorgeous! I'm fascinated by your tights. Love them and green suits you perfectly.

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  71. I absolutely love that jacket, and the boots look wonderful. Hope you're having a super fun Halloween weekend :)

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  72. I think the look is great on you! Nice use of the gift card- I love the dress you got as well :)

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  73. these shots are GORGEOUS
    love the tights, love the look
    fabulous darling, thanks for sharing

    -cma
    check out my blog @
    cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

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  74. wow! i love the shift dress + heavy boots look! i wear my lace-up boots almost everyday with almost everything. haha. but i never try it with patterned tights. thanks for the inspiration, Rebecca <33

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  75. gorgeous fall pics! I thought I didn't remember those boots- good on you for branching out. I bet they make you feel tough no? ;)

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  76. aaah your pictures make me wish autumn was here in Melbourne instead of spring! looking very lovely. adore the green dress!

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  77. Wld juz like to comment on the Garden of Bones post but I'm unable to there so I'll post here. The 2nd skellie's pic has his skullcap on like a helmet - reminds me of those Vietcong helmets :P

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  78. The fall photos are gorgeous once again !!

    I really love it so much:)

    And your leopard print coat with the dress is just stunning ! Adore it so much and I guess more shopping at F21 is needed .

    Gorgeous tights as well!

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  79. Absolutely love your outfit, that dress is so gorgeous, especially the color! And ugh, I'm kind of jealous that it looks like fall there, well, it's fall here too, but there are no trees really, and it still feels like summer!

    Hope you are well, dear! <3

    xoxo,
    S-C

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  80. Such amazing dress and tights! Love your pictures as usual. How I hope I can find such beautiful scenery too!

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  81. you said that those shoes so outside your usual style, but it's suits to you very well !

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  82. I knowww!!!!Doc Marten boots are awesomeee!!Been seeing a lot of them on Lookbook.everybody's wearing them and they look good on everyone!!!and i especially love the combination of something very sweet in top with those grunge boots.it's a must have.But it's pretty expensiveee hermmm...

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  83. Awe wish I could make it! Sadly I don't go home as often as I should. ON another note, I LOVED Brothers Bloom and loved Rachel Weiss' style in that movie. Great inspiration.

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  84. I like this look on you. Kinda roughens up your usual look. Boots with the amazing tights plus the animal print coat = Awesome! Awesome as in you can hear Barney Stinson saying Awesome in a high-pitched voice. Lol.

    Happy Halloween, Rebecca!

    xoxo

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  85. Great outfit ;)

    Love the colors in all the pictures

    Saludos,
    Clau!

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  86. Oh Doc Martens! I still have a pair of black ones that are about 12 years old! They may be an investment but,my, they last forever!

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  87. Oh, man, The Brothers Bloom was absolutely delightful. Penelope's wardrobe was just a minor--but crucial--part of the film's wonderfulness. Rachel Weisz wearing it made the style seem elegant and quirky.

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  88. i really really really love those tights and the jacket and the contrast of that emerald green with your hair color is just perfection.

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  89. I've always loved that jacket. I see it around D.C. here and there... I have the dress in that same fabric. Fab!

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  90. i love this outfit! and the pictures of the leaves are super cute!

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  91. I think I am going to turn to you for all my tight inspiration.

    <3

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  92. Great outfit!! I'm with you on not wanting to invest too much in shoes that you're unsure of - but these boots look pretty amazing! I agree that Penelope's style was something to be emulated!

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  93. This post really makes me wish I still had my old DMs. Even if they did make my feet look huge!

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  94. The jewelry is exquisite and I love how you used that jacket in a smart way. I've not quite had the intrepid spirit you have to try an all-over animal print like that, but you have inspired me to be bold and give it proper consideration!

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  95. Those boots look GREAT! They look really good for boots from F21. That jacket's so good too, I know I say everything's good but it really is. You have such a good eye for picking out what works for you.

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  96. C'est très romantique et les photos sont magnifiques, j'adore la veste en léopard

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