June 10, 2011

Eye on Style: Jody from About Last Weekend

Today's Eye on Style guest is one of my favorite blog reads--I just love Jody's sense of humor and great personal style. Please welcome Jody from About Last Weekend.

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name: Jody Brettkelly

occupation: Oops, don't seem to have one...a paid one anyway. Bit remiss of me. Mum (unpaid) to four incredibly annoying but delicious sprogs, aged 13 to seven, and Blogger (unpaid).

location: Photos taken in my front yard in Oakland, California where we arrived eight years ago, via a 15-year-layover in London. Originally a Kiwi from Ohope Beach.

wearing: After 49 years I've learned to stick to fitted or tailored. Love boho chic and floaty but I usually look like Mrs Roper after a bad night with the three downstairs. Plus wary of anything approaching pink as worried about looking mumsy. So this shirt is a bit of a departure for me, it's floaty and flappy and pinky. Shirt: Borne, Elise Berger Trousers: Miriam Ponsa Sandals: Ted Baker, Wood bracelets: Gamaya, Barcelona, Italian bead necklace: Chic, Oakland, Maori Kit (bag): Otara Market, NZ.

favorite designers: Kate Sylvester (Kiwi skate girl goes glam), Lesley Evers (you're living in a Slim Aarons photo), Marc Jacobs, (preppy with a silly twist) and a couple of months ago I discovered the fabulous Mary Jo Matsumoto (Hollywood glamour for the everywoman). Definitions are my own.

what style means to jody: Whatever is clean and close to hand, then add something unexpected. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. If it's after 3pm I do have my four stylists in residence who are also my photographers – they work for snacks. They never put me crook, as we Kiwis say. While taking the first photos, Cy, aged seven said: “Your trousers are wrinkly and so is your neck – get Dad to show you how to iron.” Well I can't do anything about the neck (the dreaded slippage) but I did get my husband to iron the trousers when he got home...Think he did quite a decent job, don't you?

27 comments :

Design Elements said...

stylish and natural - my fav combination! Happy weekend, Mary Jo! hugs hugs

Alexa said...

She is gorgeous...great photo and great interview. Love learning about fellow bloggers!
xo
Alexa
www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

About Last Weekend said...

Thanks for having me over Mary Jo - I'm thrilled! Just linking back to you now!

classiq said...

Lovely! Coral and grey accessorized with yellow and a two-toned bag: fabulous combination. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Mary Jo! :)

classiq said...

Hope it lets me comment this time. It keeps giving me an error. Lovely outfit! Coran and grey accessorized with yellow and a two-toned bag: a fabulous combination. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Mary Jo! :)

Simple Dwellings said...

Jody is great! I love her blog and am so glad to have "met" her through blogging. I loved her outfit! :)

Trish @ Mum's Gone to... said...

Jody has fabulous style, is a witty writer and is so young-looking! Plus she has a husband who irons....

Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop! said...

Gorgeous, as always!!

Claire said...

Jody sounds fabulous...and she looks amazing. Those pants she's wearing are to die for!!! And can't believe she had 4 kids!!!

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Jenny Rudd said...

gorgeous trousers. I also struggle with anything floaty but that really works on you. Beautiful x

Deidre said...

Love those pants! She looks fabulous.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

I agree she has a wonderful style! Those pants are so unique!!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I so love you for featuring Jody here, Mary Jo! I have only just recently begun frequenting her blog, and I simply cannot resist it. Not only is Jody stylish and beauty, she is so incredibly intelligent, and it shows in each and every one of her posts! :)

Couture Carrie said...

She is so gorgeous!
Love this interview... can't believe she is 49!

xoxox,
CC

Laura said...

What a gorgeous outfit. Love the pants!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Mary Jo,- Jody always looks fantastic!

Loretta

quintessence said...

Jody looks fabulous - love her casually chic style!!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Love her shirt in this shot - perfect color and fit!

Michelle Lee said...

Shes amazing :)

Alexis of NorthOnHarper said...

All it took was her photo to know that I loved Jody's sense of style...and it was confirmed as I read on!!!

Audrey Allure said...

I love the blouse - the color, the fit, the style!

Bourbon&Pearls said...

4 children? With that stomach? How? Please tell me!

TheMissProvocateur said...

Natural, good-looking and sleek - nothing else to add...

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

She looks great, especially for her age! Love the long bob, and her coral blouse. Off to checking out her blog now. Hope you had a lovely weekend:)

Kristin said...

What a gorgeous look! J'adore that top!

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Thank you for introducing me to About Last Weekend. What a beautiful photo. I look forward to stopping by her blog. Have a lovely week Mary Jo. :)

Mandy said...

Love love love your blog! Please check out mine and perhaps follow :)

www.vivelamandy.blogspot.com

xoxo Mandy

 
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