Blue Collar Red Lipstick

My name is Adina J, and I’m a 30-something professional, wife and mother of two. I’m not a smarty-pants, but I have lots of opinions. I’m also not a fashion insider, but I love clothes. And shoes. And bags. And pretty much everything else that goes into creating that mysterious element called “style”.

Recent Blog Posts

A Few Words
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It’s been a rough week, my friends. My thoughts about it are not all that coherent or eloquent, and I would normally keep them off the blog, but for reasons that will become apparent, I’m going to go ahead and share them. So, in no particular order … Over the last six months or so, […]
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Plaid on Repeat
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It`s been a hot minute since I wore this skirt, but here it is again. And again with a Tabitha jacket. A *different* ruffled Tabitha jacket, mind you. I have 4 of them now. Yes, four. Including 3 colorways of this particular jacket. Can you really blame me, though? It`s such a good jacket. And, [...
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Matching Blush
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I admit it. I may have gone a little overboard with the matchiness this time. Things is, there is a lot going on here — bold print, bright colours. I tried a different, more colourful blazer, and it seemed too much. The greige felt more sedate, and it`s an almost perfect match for the backg...
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What I Wore: September 2017
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I have gone on record before as hating September. I hate the changing of seasons this time of year. It means the days get short and cold, and there is nothing good about that. The trees look glorious for about 5 minutes, but that`s really no consolation at all. This September was your typical mon...
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Black & Cream
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This is a very simple outfit, but I like this recently thrifted blazer a lot so I figured that it deserved a post. A short post — because, really, I don`t have much to say here — but a post nonetheless. It`s Friday; who`s reading anyway? That`s mostly a rhetorical question, although &...
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No Rolling Stone
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… because I’m mossy all over, har-har! Terrible, terrible blog post title, especially for one of my favourite outfits of the year. Yep, we’re talking Peak Outfit again. I love everything about it. The colour. The silhoutte (potato sack dresses are my love affair). The mix of tex...
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The Community Trading Post
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The Community Trading Post
BCRL readers have spoken! Many of you wrote to say that a buy/trade post sounded like a fun idea, so I’m launching this as a pilot program of sorts for a possible regular monthly feature. If there is enough interest (and positive feedback), I would be happy to host one going forward. So please do...
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Tweedy Midi
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Tweedy Midi
Back when I thrifted this Tory Burch skirt, some IG peeps expressed reservations; to be honest, I had some as well. Generally speaking, tweed doesn’t fit my current aesthetic. Moreover, A-line skirts are not really my thing. Still, I thought this skirt looked interesting enough to merit the...
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What I Read & Watched: Confessions of a Fannibal
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What I Read & Watched: Confessions of a Fannibal
I can’t remember now why or how I decided to start watching Hannibal. I do know I mentioned my plan to my bestie, who endorsed it enthusiastically. Our tastes in entertainment don’t always line up (Exhibit A: she has seen IT four times, and I intend to see it precisely zero times), so it’s a [...
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Fall Casual
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Fall Casual
I haven’t done a casual post in a while, so: ta-da! This is an update on one of my fave casual outfits from last year. I love grey, black and khaki with a pop of blue; it’s a nice, neutral, hard-to-screw-up palette. There are lots of (light) layers happening here which make this a gre...
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