Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"Bean"

Scarf:  Hot Mama
Shirt:  TJ Maxx
Jeans:  Seven for all Mankind, thrifted
Shoes:  Target
Hello.  My name is Jill.  But you already knew that.  Not Jillian, just Jill.  But you can call me Jillian if you want to.  It's cool, I don't mind it.  I was once told by a male co-worker that he'd never met an unattractive Jill.  Thanks for the compliment, man. 

Being one who is called 'Jill', it's only natural people nickname me Jillie, Jilliebean, or Jilliebeanie.  Also quite fine with me.  I think nicknames are cute and endearing...at least the ones that I've been called.  Then because Jilliebean gets a little long, it's been shortened to Bean, Beaner, Beanie.  Again, I don't mind.  My dad still calls me some variation of 'Bean' as do several childhood pals that I still keep in touch with.

I bring all this up because for some reason, I am reminded of a younger self in this picture.  Goofy grin, cut-off shorts, pink loafers, rubber watch and a friendship bracelet.  Yep.  This is me circa 1989.  You can call me 'Bean'.

12 comments:

Ariana said...

I love that scarf!

Mitchell said...

I love how effortless this outfit looks. I also enjoy nicknames, unfortunately my name is very close to the "B" word...

Frannie Pantz said...

I totally feel you. My name is Robin. This is short enough, but somehow ended up being Robin-o in my youth by some. My little brother calls me Bean-o (to shorten Robin-o). I don't know how I feel about it. It makes other people think I have some kind of gas problem . . .

Rebecca said...

That scarf is awesome, and I like the striped top!

Cristi said...

I think the look is great even if it reminds you of your younger self. Love the scarf, watch and bracelets!

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Josie said...

Jill, this is the cutest thing I've ever read. Or seen. I love your shorts and that adorable striped tee!
xo Josie

Meri said...

On days where I end up finishing getting dressed and looking sort of like how a kid dresses (longest sentence ever...), I always end up having more energy and more fun! It's like it inspires you to ACT like a kid. So go have fun, Bean!

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Bean is cute and makes me think you are huggable. Are you huggable?

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Jilliebeanie said...

I AM huggable! Haha. :)

Simply Bubblelicious said...

Ahh, cute! Wish I had grown up with some cute nicknames. Carla Barla Bear and BB (bubble butt) worked just fine, but I think I am gonna steal one of yours... Tee Hee. Cute combo of the stripes and shorts. Just feels relaxed and fun.

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

You look fresh and great in that outfit!

My name is Lisa, which is probably short enough, but folks seem to enjoy calling me "Leesy" or "Lee" or even "Linda" or "Lucy" or something weird. I don't mind much, I think it's funny when they call me "Linda" and wonder why I don't respond!

Girly Muse said...

You look so cute, Jillie McBean! :)