Thursday, September 21, 2017

Inspired by Janet at The Gardener's Cottage

Janet writes the beautiful blog The Gardener's Cottage from Redlands California.
I've been an avid reader and follower for many years and every time I see her new post pop up I get excited! I know that I am in for a treat!

There are many reasons that her blog is a favourite of mine...
from the charming cottage that she and her husband Larry have lovingly restored, to her exquisitely curated furnishings and home decor,
the tasty recipes,
her beautiful garden and oasis of calm,
and of course her refined and honest personal style...
Janet's is a "must read blog" in my humble opinion!

Janet has recently redesigned her blog...
and she has been posting more frequently which thrills me no end!

Janet posted about an outfit that we probably already own here..
I do own jeans...but did not have the shirt.

It's been on my radar ever since I read this post and I must admit that I have been obsessing about finding the right shirt...

I discovered after trying on several styles that I need an extra large size.
The buttons and snaps were gaping at the chest and everywhere else
the shirts would fit, so finding "The One" proved to be a challenge...
but I do love a challenge!!


Yesterday I found a shirt that fits and flatters.
It's by Ralph Lauren and in a Petite size
and it was on sale!


It has pearl snap details.


Which made me think of my bubble gum pearl necklace.


Pearls and denim 
perfect paired
with my skinny NYDJ jeans.

A new look for this Hostess thanks to Janet at The Gardener's Cottage.

How's your week going?

Thank you for stopping by The Humble Bungalow Blog.

~ Be Well and Be Kind ~

37 comments:

  1. This outfit will be absolutely beautiful with those gorgeous pearls!
    I also love Janet's blog so much. She is a constant inspiration and we are so fortunate she is posting more often. XO

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    1. I love Janet's blog and her voice has been a strong one over the years...it's such fun following and making connections.
      The denim shirt is actually quite cozy too so it will be great layered with a cashmere sweater or a vest...I think it will get worn a lot!

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  2. I love the versatility of this outfit, the addition of jewelry and a pretty flat makes it just right for a casual night. A scarf and boots are great for shopping, errancy and home. I collect denim/chambray shirts and buy a new one every year, giving away the seldom used one. I presently have about 6 with colors ranging from a very pale blue chambray (RL) to a dark denim color (Talbots). These and dark denim or black leggings are my favorite outfit.
    I agree with your description of Janet's blog, I look forward to it and love her use of blue in decorating, as you can imagine blue is my favorite color.

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    1. You have a lot of experience with these shirts and with blue your favourite colour you must have fun collecting them!
      I had a denim shirt years ago but it is long gone and I never replaced it.

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  3. How is it possible that you didn't have a shirt like that? I have (had) TWO, from different decades, with slightly different lengths. Classic is classic, and I kept hold of them...until my teenager laid eyes on them recently and they were gone. Proof that they are on trend!

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    1. I did have one years and years ago...it is long gone.
      You were clever to have the insight to keep them!

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  4. I love the double denim look, and I intend to 'steal' your pearl necklace accessorizing idea. Here in the U.S., the total denim outfit is sometimes called a "Canadian tuxedo." I'm Canadian born and bred but have lived in the U.S. for almost 40 years, so I don't know if Canadians would take offense at the expression. I hope not, because I like to think that Canadians still excel at self-deprecating humor, which is generally not so characteristic of Americans.

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    1. I have no issues with a Canadian Tuxedo! I refer to it as double denim!
      Self deprecating humour is healthy!

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    1. Thank you Ali!
      Bon Voyage...safe travels and I hope to hear from you when you get settled!

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  6. Leslie, your shirt is perfect. Love it! And it's right up Janet's alley, as well - Ralph Lauren!

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    1. I think it will soften up as it gets worn and washed...it's so cozy that it might become a fast favourite!

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  7. Love your shirt.. what a great find. Thanks for the link to a new [to me] blog. Jeans are a staple for me but I've never owned a denim shirt..something to look for.. Thanks

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    1. Oh I hope that you can catch up on Janet's posts...she's been writing for many years so you have a lot of great posts to read...her home was featured in Country Living magazine!

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  8. A great casual outfit. The pearls really take it up a notch.

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    1. The big pearls will work and I have thought of layering the baroque pearls too

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  9. Buttoned blouses are a challenge but you will enjoy this one.

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    1. The challenge with blouses and shirts is not to have them gape at the bust....I think this was remedied by buying the bigger size.

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  10. thanks so much leslie. wow, what a wonderful comment about my blog. you are so sweet! i love your RL shirt, it's perfect and can't wait to see it on you. xoxo

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    1. Janet I mean every word...I will ask my husband to take my photo next time I wear it...hope to share it soon.
      XO

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  11. thanks so much leslie. wow, what a wonderful comment about my blog. you are so sweet! i love your RL shirt, it's perfect and can't wait to see it on you. xoxo

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    1. Your blog is fabulous!
      The shirt has been a great purchase...I am enjoying wearing it and wonder why I waited so long to buy one!
      I love your black and white outfit.

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  12. What a perfect denim shirt, and the pearl snaps are the best, just right for you and your lovely necklace. I enjoy Janet's blog too, always an inspiration.

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    1. Janet has so many great tips for her readers...
      she is a gracious and inspiring woman and I know that I would love to meet her IRL.

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  13. ADORE JANET TOO!
    SHE IS FULL OF HEALTHY & GREAT INFORMATION!
    XX

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    1. She is a gem...I would love to visit her home and garden.
      Oh and I'd love to see your home...smell the roses and wander in your enchanting garden.

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  14. I love the denim and pearls. Really does look terrific. I may have to hijack this idea!!!

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    1. I hijacked Janet's double denim so let's be copycats together shall we?

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  15. I am a BIG fan of both of you Leslie & Janet and seeing a new blog post from either of you makes my day.

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    1. Blogs are a great way to stay connected...
      what other blogs do you read?

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    2. Hi Leslie I really enjoy dipping into some of the blogs in your list of favourites. I also enjoy this http://www.pentreath-hall.com/inspiration/ but Ben can go for weeks without posting !

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    3. Hi Leslie I really enjoy dipping into some of the blogs in your list of favourites. I also enjoy this http://www.pentreath-hall.com/inspiration/ but Ben can go for weeks without posting !

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  16. I also enjoy her blog. And...I love your new shirt. The pearls with it are perfect.

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    1. I wore the shirt with a silk scarf that mom used to wear...it has been getting lots of wear this week.

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  17. I have two identical shirts very similar to yours Leslie. They're so versatile. I'm sure you'll wear it lots!
    I hope you're having a good weekend.
    Rosie

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    1. It is not uncommon to buy things we love in multiples with slight variations...
      I now have a pale Tencel blue shirt in a similar style!

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  18. she has a terrific blog .. inspiration in many forms.
    i lived in redlands for 20 years - it is a delightful place. ♥

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