painting the town green

Last week, we went to the city to visit with one of my best friends that was in town. We hadn’t seen each other in over two years and spent the day roaming museums, eating cookies and laughing until our sides hurt. On our way home, Adam and I stopped at one of our favorite restaurants for a quick bite to eat and he shot this photo with his iphone outside the building.

I LOVE white jeans but since I’m not exactly graceful, am just waiting to splatter them with hot sauce or ketchup. I picked them up on sale at Gap a few weeks back and love how comfy them are. I don’t know when I began thinking that I was too cool for the Gap, but glad I came to my senses—their jeans rock and are way more affordable than the expensive designer jeans I’ve been buying over the years. Woot woot!

The hat is my favorite part of this outfit, and was a gift from my best friend’s mom when we were shopping in the city. I’ve never really considered myself a “hat person” but really love this cute 1930’s inspired one. It sorta hasn’t left my head in days and yes, I shower…thanks for asking.

jeans: Gap

belt: Forever 21

blouse: Banana Republic

hat: Urban Outfitters

necklace: Forever 21

bracelets: Forever 21

wedges: Banana Republic


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  • Maria
    August 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm


  • Nicole @ Giraffelegs
    August 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Love this look, and the green makes an awesome backdrop!!

  • clarie
    August 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I love this outfit!!! You are such a fashionista!!

  • Heather @ girlyeverafter
    August 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I have the same necklace! I love these new fashion posts!

  • Sonia (the Mexigarian)
    August 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    wow. you really pull that outfit off. I don’t think I would be able to get away with the (neon?) pink top, but it looks great on you. I love that hat as well 🙂 keep up with these fashion posts!

  • Amy
    August 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I LOVE your hat. I’ve always been wishing hats similar to those from the 1920’s would come back in fashion… looks like you’re leading the way. You’ve inspired me, now I’m going to wear one! 🙂

  • Lisa | Life in Green
    August 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Very cute!

    I too always worry about white pants….I’m notorious for dropping globs of whatever. But don’t white/cream pants just make you feel so awesome?

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    August 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    You look STUNNING in that picture and the photography is gorgeous too!

  • J
    August 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    You look fabulous! Love the white pants with the bright pink top.

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    August 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Jenna you are stunning! You’re quite the fashion plate!

    If the blogging/cooking/book writing gig ever fails, submit your pics to a modeling agency…you’re a natural 🙂

    I love white pants. A little tricky at times but so hot and chic!

  • Bianca
    August 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Loving the new fashion posts!

  • Meghan
    August 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Such a crisp outfit! I’m in the same boat regarding the Gap. I haven’t shopped their jeans in years, but I went there this weekend and found three pairs that I love! They had a buy two full-priced items, get one free deal too – free jeans! Score!

  • Stephanie Rose
    August 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    wooo jenna lookin good! and he took that with an iphone? wow thats a great photo!

  • Kim
    August 3, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Great look! Keep up the fashion posts!

  • Hayley @ Hayley Daily
    August 3, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    We keep blogging about the same trends! (Okay, so only 2…but still.) I knew I loved your blog for a reason, aside from the amazing recipes! 😉

  • Aileen
    August 3, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    You look adorable! Love the outfit. I’m so glad you are doing outfits posts now. I just love them!

  • Corey @ Learning Patience
    August 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    LOVE Pink & Green – Those were my wedding colors! I actually had bright pink in my wedding dress!
    (if you want to sneak a peak –

    Cute outfit – I’m the same with white jeans/shorts etc.. Stain city! 🙂
    xoxo from Trinidad

  • Melissa
    August 3, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    I’ve been on the HUNT for cute white jeans. I checked out GAP’s website (I heart their ‘Always Skinny’ jeans) but all the reviews for their white jeans said they were off-white. Do you know the name of those? Do you think they’re off-white? (they don’t look it in the pic). LOVE the fashion posts – keep em coming!!

    • jenna
      August 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      Long & Lean…and they are pure snow white! You have to wear heels though because they are super long!

  • Lauren
    August 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I have that blouse and LOVE it so. Perfect summer color.

  • Celia
    August 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Love the look and I am really loving your fashion posts!

  • Sharon
    August 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I really need some white jeans…do you remember what fit/cut the ones you got are?

    • jenna
      August 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      these are Gap long and lean…I love them but you have to wear them with heels or else get them hemmed because they are so long…they fit perfectly though!

      • mythy as in "Mighty"
        August 3, 2011 at 3:27 pm

        Will the long & lean work on someone that’s 4’11”? =( Gotta ck out GAP to try them out. Also, you paired them with what heels?

        LOVE the hat!…and the blouse…the whole outfit! =)

  • Sara P
    August 3, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I am seriously wearing the EXACT same belt right now…..great minds think alike! 🙂

    Love the outfit and loving all the fashion posts!

  • Caitlin
    August 3, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    You look about 17 feet tall in that picture. Loving these posts!

  • val/lotsofdishes
    August 3, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    you look so cute! i had a pair of white jeans once… i wore them once and was afraid the whole time and never wore them again! i too love the fashion posts. esp since you like deals/brands i can afford:)

  • katie @KatieDid
    August 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    obsesssssed with that picture! Should totally be in a gap ad, you look stunning!

  • Pam
    August 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Jenna, you are so stinkin’ cute! I love white jeans with bright colored tees…love your style:)

  • Michelle
    August 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Love this outfit and all of your new fashion posts 🙂


  • Bev Weidner
    August 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm


    See, I could never wear white jeans because there would be a constant dribble of red wine. Every day.

    Of my life.

  • Corrie Anne
    August 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Haha! I was thinking I was too cool for Gap too! But then I scored a SWEET pair of jeans for under $10. Hooray! Awesome photo.

  • GMR
    August 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    You have great style, I’m totally loving your fashion posts.

  • Corrie Anne
    August 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Also: CUTE HAT!

  • Annelies
    August 3, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    You look like a model. Beautiful!

  • dragonfly180
    August 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    cute outfit! i am terrified of white jeans. i am not too graceful, either. i look really good in hats (or so my hubby says), but they annoy me to no end. and i can’t stand hat-head. super cute one you have there, though.

  • bonnie @ vinyasa vixen
    August 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    omg gorgeous! LOVE the outfit!

  • Heather @ Dietitian on the Run
    August 3, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Not a regular commenter, but I have been LOVING your fashionista side, lately 😉 The recipes are obviously always a hit, but it’s fun to see you “feed” another part of your personality through the blog. And so very chic.

  • French Heart
    August 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Stylin’ it! You’re esp good at proportions–maybe from all that measuring & cooking.
    Beautifully set for the Hotel du Cap in Antibes where the mega-rich have been partying since F. Scott Fitzgerald/Hemingway days. Did a post this AM on it w/Peach Bellini recipe. Can’t wait to go….need white jeans.

  • Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles
    August 3, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Way to rock the city. And the hat. It pays to be bold. And kudos to Adam for snapping such a great pic! The man’s got talent.

  • lindsay
    August 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Jenna, I really do miss your old blog posts where you talked more about your life,
    so I LOVE that you are posting a lot more than just recipes these days!!

    • Michelle
      August 4, 2011 at 6:07 am

      I so agree 🙂

  • staceyhealthylife
    August 3, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    So cute, love the whole outfit and the green wall makes it all pop.

  • Sarah Elizabeth
    August 3, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    You look great!! Great shot.

  • Sarah
    August 3, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    What a great photo Adam took. Very stylish. I know you mentioned that you had been asked about a yoga post but I would love to learn more about which styles you practise regularly or which you have tried out in the past. I am a yoga newbie but am loving it!

  • Emily @ Comfortable Home Life
    August 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous. I love the Gap! Such affordable and cute options!

  • Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
    August 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    love the fashion posts! you are looking smoking haha 🙂

  • Michelle O
    August 3, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I think I have these same jeans. I was so excited when they were on sale. I’m somewhere in between the 0 and the 2 though because they fit a little weird in the waist. Not enough not to buy them and love them though 🙂

  • Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique
    August 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    This photo is awesome. Looks very model-esque. 🙂

  • Girl in the pink
    August 3, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    You look beautiful! I have been hunting for white pants all summer with no luck!!

  • Hilliary@HappilyEverHealthy
    August 3, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Great outfit!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    August 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Such a good outfit!! Just bought a hat like that on my trip to DC!

  • Maria@La_Piattini
    August 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    LOVE love love that outfit! I really like the top from Banana and the hat. Great look for you!

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary)
    August 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm


  • Diana@mymarblerye
    August 3, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Gorgeous! Did you lose all your California weight and then some?!

  • Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    August 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm


  • Juniper
    August 3, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Has anyone told you that you look very much like the character Betty in the series Mad Men?
    love these outfit posts! 🙂

  • Jennifer
    August 3, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I just got my first pair of white jeans last week, and I’m already in love! I like how bold you are with them and pair them with a hot pink shirt. I’ve mostly been wearing them with navy blue and pastel pink. Keep on being inspirational! Love from my blog

  • Cait's Plate
    August 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    That’s a fantastic photo. And I agree – I’ve recently come back around to the Gap and am so glad I’ve decided to do so.

  • Shayla @ The Good Life
    August 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Gorgeous, and what a great photo! Love the outfit! I hope you do more and more of these posts 🙂

  • MaryZ
    August 3, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    GIRL! You are so darn cute! Love love love the outfit!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    August 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Seriously Jenna. If you’re looking for yet another job, modelling sure is your thing! You’ve been rockin’ the camera lately. Love this outfit.

  • Liz O
    August 3, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Love the fashion posts! Great addition to your usual content. Also, agree with the others, you look like a model. Very chic!

  • Rhonda
    August 3, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Curious, what color shoes were you wearing??

    • jenna
      August 3, 2011 at 4:54 pm

      navy wedges from banana republic

  • Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    August 3, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Dude, i love how you say Adam just casually took this on his iphone- this looks like a pic in a catalog or something. I would def spill on those pants too though haha.

  • Brittany
    August 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I’m loving these new “style” posts! I’ve recently discovered style blogs and currently can’t get enough.

  • Karen
    August 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    With your model-good looks and spunky personality and Adam’s incredible photography skills, you two are quite the team! LOVE how cool-artistic this snapshot looks! (Can’t believe this was taken with an iphone!?)

  • Becki @ Becki's Whole Life
    August 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Very cute. I am really loving the Forever 21 accessories right now. I love that pendant!

    August 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Girl, have you ever thought of modeling!? Haha that shot is great! I wish the long and lean jeans looked good on me but they just don’t. I don’t really have a butt… Like zero behind, so while the cut is great they dont work for me boooo. You pull off those white jeans like a star and the hat is great too. Oh, and the red belt. Yay it’s an awesome outfit and great background find!

  • Alex
    August 3, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Your style is perfection!

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal
    August 3, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    LOVE the back drop for this picture. Gorgeous outfit! I need to stop reading your style posts, though…..they make me want to go shopping 😉

  • Devon {Confections of a Food Bitch}
    August 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Adorable! I LOVE the look of white jeans but my thighs disagree.

    Fantastic backdrop too!

  • Pam
    August 3, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Love your sense of style, so cute!!
    Awesome hat 🙂
    My mom always spills sauce on herself when she wears a white top or pants. Always without fail!!

  • Natalie
    August 3, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Jenna you look adorable! I love your outfit. You look so incredibly slender too! Can you do a post of what you are eating these days now that you incorporate much more vegetables into your diet? Any meal or snack ideas for people on the go?

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In
    August 3, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I seriously can’t decide if I love you more as a food blogger or fashion blogger. That background is PERFECT for the photo. Love the pop of colors!

  • Imwaytoobusy
    August 3, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    I think that is your best fashion photo yet! Absolutely stunning! I love the palette.

  • Casey
    August 3, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    STUNNING photo! You look amazing! The blonde hair/pink top/ white jeans combo is fabulous and so is that green backdrop. Keep up the fashion posts!!

  • Mellie
    August 3, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I’m not a hat person, either, but I love yours! I had a pair of wonderful white shorts, I wore them only twice and the second time I washed them something faded into them.

  • Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food
    August 3, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    oh my you stylish lady.

    How very bold of you to combine red and pink!

  • Jessica
    August 3, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I’m so glad you started doing a fashion post once a week. You have great style!

  • Amanda
    August 3, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Love the fashion posts! Please continue! You look super-fantastic and have such great style!

  • Victoria (Sweet and Healthy Living)
    August 3, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Love the outfit…and the purse!

  • Jackie @ That Deep Breath
    August 3, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I love that hot pink shirt! I honestly don’t think I could do white pants…they would be stained 3.2 seconds within putting them on.

  • Jamie@everydaydolce
    August 3, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Oh wow!! That’s a great combination of colors! I love the hat and like everyone else, am super impressed an iphone took that photo! 🙂

  • Lili K
    August 3, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Wow… you look like a model… <3

  • Orla
    August 4, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Wow, those are some getaway sticks you’ve got! I’d give anything to be able to wear white jeans (or skinny jeans, or anything non-indigo really!), but I’m pear shaped. And I like sugar a bit too much.

  • Amanda
    August 4, 2011 at 1:47 am

    You look fab 🙂 Actually you look like a J Crew ad too… lol.

  • Olympe
    August 4, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Love the pic and love this look.
    I really like your outfit post!

  • Kate
    August 4, 2011 at 4:08 am

    LOVE your fashion posts! the hat definitely adds sass 🙂 I was too cool for the Gap all the way through college but I think this outfit has changed my mind!

  • Charise
    August 4, 2011 at 5:02 am

    What a great outfit! I do NOT look good in hats, but love that one!

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness
    August 4, 2011 at 5:41 am

    You look absolutely beautiful, Jenna! So stunnying and incredibly stylish! 🙂 xyx

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness
    August 4, 2011 at 5:41 am

    * I mean stunning, sorry 🙂 xyx

  • Beth
    August 4, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Oh.My.Gosh. One word for this photo= AMAZING. Looks like you stepped right into a magazine cover shoot…they wouldn’t need to photoshop anything about this picture to make it on the cover. LOVE your fashion sense (and that it’s easily accessible, not mucho $$ for each piece).

  • Melissa
    August 4, 2011 at 8:26 am

    beautiful! and that hat is too adorable!!

  • Anne
    August 4, 2011 at 8:44 am

    The hat is fabulous and I kind of want to snatch it off your extension-free head! (the shorter hair, so cute!)

  • Liz @ IHeartVegetables
    August 4, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Those are adorable! But I’d totally spill stuff on them!

  • Jenny
    August 4, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    …how are you not a world famous model? And Adam a photographer(even with just an iphone!)? Seriously, that picture could be an ad in a magazine! Gorgeous!

  • Jennifer
    August 4, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I love this hat! So much that I think I’m going out to buy one right after work. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Stephanie Abbott
    August 4, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    *we want more fashion pictures of you!!*

  • ashley
    August 5, 2011 at 11:54 am

    sol food!

  • Kristin Murdock
    August 6, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    This is by far my favorite outfit I’ve seen on you!! TOO CUTE Jenna! And I’m so with you… white jeans… uh-bsessed.

  • Annalee's Ecstasies
    August 7, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I never comment (DON’T KNOW WHY..!) but I had to because you look SO gorgeous!!!

  • Rachel @ Sweat, Tears or the Sea
    August 8, 2011 at 5:17 am

    You cut the best part of the outfit out of the picture…THE SHOES!! 😛

  • Rachel Wilkerson
    August 8, 2011 at 11:11 am

    I have those same white jeans from Gap; got them at the beginning of the summer and I LOVE THEM! And I had the same, “Oh, Gap, how could I forget you?!” reaction when I went in there.

  • Dana
    August 1, 2014 at 8:54 am

    LOVE the whole look. um, you have an amazing body. just sayin’