Labor Day 2010 … and Austin Powers


This is my fourth Labor Day as an independent business owner. I usually work on national holidays because…well…I don’t know why, exactly. It’s a mixture of loving what I do, timelines, and having a type-a personality. I’m really happy to say that I’m headed to Santa Barbara today and I plan on enjoying the drive up the coast…as well as dining at my favorite restaurants.

In other random news, I wore an outfit to Erica and Brian’s wedding a couple weeks ago and it’s haunting me. Just the mere mention of MY RUFFLED SHIRT and I feel queasy. You see, I thought the outfit would be cute. In my head. When I asked for JD’s opinion of it before leaving for the wedding, he ran in the other direction and cited having to water his pet rock collection. I should have known then.

I, apparently, wanted to give Austin Powers a run for his money with my outfit. Or dreamed of being a backup singer for Liberache…

Happy Labor Day!

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  1. Lynn Childs

    September 6th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Your hilarious J* and the shirt is adorable! Have a nice drive up the coast!

  2. Rita Bomberry

    September 6th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Liberace would have been proud!! LOL

  3. Lara Rios

    September 6th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Jasmine, I think you look fabulous as always!

  4. Rensche Mari

    September 6th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Jasmine, dont be ridiculous! you do look very cute, JD just doesn’t know fashion like girls do.

  5. Jessica

    September 6th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Your earrings look cute. ^_^

  6. Kare

    September 6th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Kramer called; he’d like his puffy shirt back. 🙂

  7. Linsey

    September 6th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    You can pull off any outfit and make it the cutest thing ever! The sad part is you are going to see others trying to pull off the same look and it just wont work! You are adorable and you rock the ruffles!!!

  8. Emilie

    September 6th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    HAHAHA! I think it’s cute!!!

  9. Stephanie Karen

    September 6th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    LOL, I love it. This is one of those moments you realize it looked cuter on the rack than on your body. Laugh about it, Cry about it or post a blog about it and give the shirt to Goodwill 🙂

  10. Julie Renee

    September 6th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Best. Post. Ever.

    (to be completely honest, I actually think it’s kinda cute!)

  11. Becky

    September 6th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I always work on national holidays too! My favourite working days because I don’t have to leave the house and can stay in sweats 🙂

  12. Carmen Whittaker

    September 6th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Ha ha ha…. I can see Austin Powers wearing it, but it looks so much better on you. You pulled it off.

  13. Julie O'Dell

    September 6th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I think it’s cute…although I am a die hard ruffle fan! Ruffle lovers unite!

  14. nomorspam

    September 6th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Is this the one that you talked about during creative live are is the more than one shirt like this?? 😉

  15. Julie G

    September 6th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    You totally rocked it, i dont think you look ridiculous! You look cute, i think you pulled it off!

  16. tawnya gagnon

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Oh Jasmine!
    I want to feed your ego, and I am not one to give advice on fashion,
    but lol.. I think the shirt is not to be worn twice. xoxo

  17. Frank Sandbye-Ruud

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Haha! I love this post! "Water his pet rock collection" Priceless! 🙂

  18. Katie Jane

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Okay, I was picturing something MUCH worse from your descriptions on CreativeLIVE. I like it! It’s cute! But yeah… it does have a certain Austin Powers quality to it.

  19. Luciana Justice

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    I have one too and I loved it! but when I looked at it now, I try to rethink, I try to deattach "my soul" from the fact that I love it, and that I feel "chic" on it … why did you guys had to mention ruffles on Creative Live course?!!!!! I think (but I need to get my confidence back on this on) that girls rock in ruffles!

  20. Kristen

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I think you could wear a potato sack and still look darling!

  21. kelsy mccartney

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    jasmine you are a hoot!! you mentioned this ruffled outfit during creative live and i was secretly curious because i am a ruffle fanatic!! i shoot nearly every wedding rocking some sort of a ruffle. i appreciate your humor and the fact that you were willing to share this photo with us!! in the end, laughing at yourself is the best way to deal with nearly everything 🙂 happy labor day to you and jd!

  22. Amber Grover

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    You can pull it off Jasmine! I think it looks cute on you! Enjoy your special day today!

  23. nicole glazier

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    actually, I think it’s a really cute outfit!

  24. Mel

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Jasmine you are so cute! I do see what you mean but your shining smile shows through and you are BEAUTIFUL!

    ps-where do you usually get your flats? I am searching for flats that work for me and yours look comfy and chic!

  25. Susan Dukat

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    OMG – you are cracking me up . . . it is pretty in a liberache (sp?) kind of way! Seriously – you can rock out just about anything!

  26. diana lupu

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    what?! that outfit is CUTE! And you shouldn’t take fashion advice from a guy that owns a rock collection. just sayin….lol. =) you are totally rockin those ruffles.

  27. Anouschka

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    After hearing you speak about this outfit on Creative Live I’m so glad you shared this image LOL :))

  28. Eddie Hess

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Yes!! you should have known..
    I would have to say, You sure the heck walked all over Austin Powers..Your Hot and he’s not lol

  29. monica ouziel

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    You are one trendsetter girl! Love the ruffles…a little fluff, jazzy and jasminnee! 🙂

  30. lyncca

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    LOL, you are so cute. I love that you can make fun of yourself. I think you are typically very Miss Fashion, but this one might have missed the mark just a tiny bit!

  31. Ricki Ford

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:20 pm


  32. Yadira Laguerre

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I’m in love with that shirt right about now. You can mail it to me and I’ll rock it in Jersey! lol

  33. Deanna Keese

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    But you kinda matched her dress…that counts for something right??

  34. Marie Gross

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Whatever, I love it! 😉

  35. Tania Aguayo

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    It’s the pirate shirt from Sienfeld!!! J/K. The outfit is really cute. Besides, you can where a potato sack and manage to rock it out. You are beautiful no matter what you wear!

  36. Kate Triano

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    It’s a bit….ruffled. But cute! 🙂

  37. Josephine

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Help. i can’t stop laughin’ now!!!!! LOL! =)

  38. Melissa

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Just throw on a velvet smoking jacket and a bedazzled eye patch and you’d be all set!

  39. Christa

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Ha ha….Tania’s Sienfeld remark SO TRUE! Hilarious 🙂
    You still look awesome J* ruffled shirt or not!

  40. Sara Lando

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    nonsense 🙂
    you’d rock a garbage bag tutu and I think that shirt is cute.

    (BTW, never ask husbands for advice on clothes. I learnt to use the video function on my camera, and then walk, twirl and jump in front of the camera so that I can see myself as if I was a stranger)

  41. Magalie

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Am I the only one who’s thinking you need English riding boots and a riding helmet? 😉 I think it’s the vest. The shirt is fine, and the vest is fine but together..???? Reminds me of Carrie Bradshaw, she made everything fashionable.

  42. Mindy A

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    It does NOT have puffy sleeves to match, so its cool. 🙂

  43. Liberache

    September 6th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Hey, I’ve heard you sing and you’ve already got the outfit, so anytime you’re in the neighbourhood…..

  44. Rammal

    September 6th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    haha you look totally cute!

  45. jamie delaine

    September 6th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    hahahahahahhahahahah. jasmine, it’s totally just the vest. if the vest wasn’t worn, it would have been fashion forward. 😉 you’re so cute.

  46. Maria Corafel Thomas

    September 6th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Your wonderful smile made your outfit still works. Thats just my opinion

  47. The real L.A. love story.

    September 6th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    we all have our moments and i don’t think yours is THAT bad. the rest of the outfit totally works. ruffles are ok too but maybe better with heals to balance things out. 🙂

  48. jasmine

    September 6th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Is it weird that I totally dig this outfit lol ?

  49. Anne Elisabeth

    September 6th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    haha you always look great, no matter what you wear. Stop thinking about it:P

  50. Danielle Fletcher

    September 6th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I’m going to say something I want to say to you all the time. OWN IT. If you’re rockin it, rock it. Never shame or doubt yourself or your choices. CAN I GET AN AMEN???

  51. Sharleen

    September 6th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Hi Jasmine, first time commenting on your blog because I just had to share something incredibly hilarious that just happened. Guess what song came on the radio when I scrolled to your picture? The Austen Power theme song…NO JOKE.
    p.s. I think you still look cute though! 🙂

  52. Lisa Ronco

    September 6th, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    too funny! So these are the secrets in making your clients laugh 😉 You always look so fashionable, so just tell everyone that it’s a new trend you saw coming up 🙂

  53. Silvana

    September 6th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    LOL, I looked at the pictures before I read the post (I always do that), I thought it was very nice. I love ruffles 😉

  54. Brook

    September 6th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    You look adorable, I don’t care what you say. I have been meaning to post to tell you just how much I appreciate the CreativeLive training you did. I learned SO much by listening to your Q&As and watching you work. I appreciate your honesty and hard work.

  55. Romonia Isaac

    September 6th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Hilarious post and Happy Labor Day to you!!!!!!!!! I actually love the ruffled shirt but would totally wear it at night sans vest with a cute skirt! I’m shocked that it didn’t bother your neck at all during the wedding. Yes I agree, very Austin Powers but hey he was cool too! Have a safe drive to Santa Barbara and enjoy your day! Happy Labor Day to everyone!

  56. Molly

    September 6th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    You completely rock the ruffles, girlie!

  57. Michelle Hires

    September 6th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    I love your ability to laugh at yourself. You sure do look happy in those shots though 😉

  58. Jerry Seinfeld

    September 6th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Hey, I found the missing piece of my puffy shirt!

  59. Robyn

    September 6th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Eh, sometimes boys just don’t understand. I was wearing a cute maxi dress at our own party last week and the fiance said it was "inappropriate"…which meant it was "too fancy". I say keep on rockin’ with your cute self. <3

  60. Tammynize

    September 6th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    You sorta look like a pirate. In a good way. I like ruffles!

  61. Trudy

    September 6th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    So when you mentioned this during your weekend in Seattle I really thought the ruffled shirt can’t be THAT bad and that you were a tad bit exaggerating…. but i have to say yes the ruffle shirt is adorable, but you’re right it’s more appropriate for halloween.. sorry, but I’m not going to lie to you.

    So next time this is what you should do if ever an outfit is in question, wear it, photograph it, and if still uncertian post it… I’ll be brutally honest for you and I wont run off to water my rocks or flatter you and say your outfit looks great when it’s not. K-ing.I.R. girlfriend!

  62. Marissa Nicole

    September 6th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I heard you talk about this on CL and now that I have seen the pictures, I totally understand what you mean. However, you look way sheeker than Austin…work it girl!

  63. kafi d'ambrosi

    September 6th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    jasmine, the ruffle print takes us out of the realm of the j* experience into the domain of KIR.
    mil gracias por eso, si no, pensamos que eres siempre vestida perfectamente.

  64. Leah

    September 6th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    I admit I am a bit morbid but the first thing I thought of the shirt is the last line of The Highway Man by Alfred Noyes. I do like the poem. Not too crazy about the shirt.

  65. Lucy

    September 6th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Hey that’s just the theme in your life right now. Risk Taker.

  66. a little bit of whimsy photography

    September 6th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    as per your usual … you make me laugh out loud..

  67. Amanda

    September 6th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    LOL. But I think you look cute. I like it

  68. Corinne Noel †

    September 6th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    I was actually thinking of Paula Abdul, I saw her in one of her videos in the "poet shirt" yours is however sleeveless. Then I think of Prince, he sported the sleeveless too while licking a guitar…yuck! I will NOT forget the Seinfeld episode with the "Puffy shirt!" Anyway you look at it, it’s memorable, just like your photos and your personality :0)

  69. Krysta

    September 6th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    I think your outfit is cute. You looking rocking, Jaz. <3

  70. Mike

    September 6th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Where’s the mariachi band ? LOL, jk….At least you guys are in some gorgeous light.

  71. Alec Castaneda

    September 6th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Yes I would have to agree with a couple of the posts. Seinfeld!!!

  72. Kristen

    September 6th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    haha! That outfit is hilarious, in an awesome way.

  73. angela young

    September 7th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    With those arms, you can wear ANYTHING you want! 🙂 Who says you can’t wear ruffles to the gun show? LOL! 🙂 You rocked it!

  74. Barb

    September 7th, 2010 at 1:30 am

    I was having a rough a day till I read your post today – I laughed for a moment – JD running other direction was sort a funny!

  75. Karisa Joy

    September 7th, 2010 at 1:44 am

    Just OWN IT and you’ll look fabulous!

    Or as my husband said "she looks cool!"

  76. Sharon

    September 7th, 2010 at 1:55 am

    what i love about you MOST Jasmine, is your ability to laugh at yourself. I didn’t think you look like Austin Powers, of course that’s until you mentioned it and now it’s all I see 🙂 But it’s good to be different in my books!

  77. Rachel

    September 7th, 2010 at 2:32 am

    I think it’s very pirate and Austin would loooooove having you in front of his camera. Very ARG baby, very ARG!!!

  78. cassandra-m

    September 7th, 2010 at 2:40 am

    It reminds me more of Seinfield’s ruffled pirate shirt…lol. But I like it.

  79. Regina White

    September 7th, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Girl you know if we were tight friends I would have been like ummm you might get it caught in the shredder. LOL.
    Your always cute and rockin it but your right Austin Powers is calling you right now for his shirt. Love ya..and I’ll hug you in Chi-Town when I see you.

  80. E Schumann Foto

    September 7th, 2010 at 3:14 am

    Groovy baby! 😉 I would definitely do without the ruffle, and leave that business to Shakespeare – unless you want to take up a career of poetry, then by all means, go ahead! I do commend your bravery and your love for fashion though, because I am not as bold to wear anything out of my comfort zone. Ruffles and all, I adore you still!

  81. Samantha Shay

    September 7th, 2010 at 3:16 am

    You pull it off, and I wouldn’t have noticed it because your smile is wonderful. Isn’t this part of the beauty of being a photographer? I suppose not when you’re j* :)! I think you look fabulous!

  82. Brad Peters

    September 7th, 2010 at 4:19 am

    I’m dating myself, but it reminds me of the "puffy shirt" episode of Seinfeld!

    Funny post, thanks for sharing

  83. James Reyes Photography

    September 7th, 2010 at 4:23 am

    You look a little more french than usual. But it’s a great looking outfit. Just don’t make it your usual work clothes 🙂 Thanks for the laugh.

  84. Bridget

    September 7th, 2010 at 4:40 am

    The most important thing, is being able to laugh at ourselves every now & then..

  85. Vanessa Del Pino

    September 7th, 2010 at 5:56 am

    I will not lie to you like others on here. That shirt is not good. The first thing I thought when I saw it was the "Pirate" episode from Seinfeld…But the important thing here is that you saw where you were wrong, you’ve admitted it, and now you will never wear it again…Right?

  86. SHALIN

    September 7th, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Its good…..i like it and u look good in anything u wear 😀

  87. SHALIN

    September 7th, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Its good…..i like it and u look good in anything u wear 😀

  88. Karen

    September 7th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    It’s not THAT bad, haha. But then again…I was preparing for the worst after you mentioned it on CreativeLive. I think the outfit would be super cute without the vest though.

  89. channing

    September 7th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    hahaha, totally dying at Diana’s comment… "you shouldn’t take fashion advice from a guy that owns a rock collection." good times, j*.

  90. Felicia Gwen

    September 7th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    You are adorable!!!

  91. Danielle

    September 7th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Girl, you look good in WHATEVER you wear!!!!

  92. Tina

    September 7th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I think you’re stylin’ and profilin’ with the ruffles.. You look good no matter what you wear.. Sincerely, your friend in Thomasville, Georgia

  93. Kayt

    September 7th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Sometimes, to be a trend-setter of note, you MUST take a few risks. And now, I’d like to thank you. I have the Austin Powers opening credits song stuck in my head.

  94. Tracy

    September 7th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I think you totally rocked the ruffled shirt! 🙂

  95. Malinda Watt

    September 7th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    I can remember trying to figure out what to wear to a job interview well over 10 years ago and I tried on outfit after outfit asking my dad for his opinion until finally he said "why are you trying to make a fashion statement at a job interview?" I went with simple and timeless. You J* are a much braver fashionista then I might ever hope to be!

  96. Swede

    September 7th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Yeah, no, that definitely didn’t work. You’re still adorable though 😉

  97. Tammy Muecke

    September 7th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Hey, I used to have a shirt like that about 15 years ago!! I miss that shirt. It was my fav.

  98. Becka @Studio222 Photography

    September 8th, 2010 at 1:57 am

    I think it’s cute. 🙂

  99. Michael

    September 8th, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Just love the outfit Jasmine, en serio!!

  100. joan.solitario

    September 8th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    i think that’s a really nice top and only certain people who wear it make it look good. like you! 😀

  101. Ro

    September 8th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    sorry sista friend ~ i woulda told ya !! 😉

  102. Dana E

    September 8th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    HILARIOUS!!! That was definitely a bad choice, but at least you can laugh at yourself! You should give yourself an apology gift and promise not to do it again!!! LoL

  103. Rachel Catlett

    September 8th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Very switched on, you’re a bit of alright! 😉

  104. ellie

    September 9th, 2010 at 2:12 am

    if I could look that good in that blouse, well I guess you shouldn’t complain 🙂

  105. cicilia

    September 9th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    you look fabulous! i love the ruffle!!! 🙂 xo

  106. Amy Wenzel

    September 10th, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Can I borrow that shirt when I come visit you?

  107. sonya

    September 12th, 2010 at 12:52 am

    you know i love you right? right. these people are lying to you. the shirt is hideous.

  108. Todd - White On Rice Couple

    September 12th, 2010 at 6:18 am

    Thanks for the self-depreciating charm. Gave us a little laugh at the end of a long day. It was a little pinky in the mouth like, but if you wear it with confidence, they will all just laugh near you, not at you 😉

  109. Walter Foto

    September 19th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    great images, I like!

  110. Bobbie Brown

    September 23rd, 2010 at 3:46 am

    hahahah! Okay, I am totally laughing out loud right now! However, you manage to look good even though you’ve got layers of fabric hanging from your neck! PS-I feel like I am leaving way to many comments… but just b/c I haven’t been keeping up with your blog does not mean I can’t leave ____ comments mintues apart does it?!

  111. Truc

    October 1st, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Have to say, this is one of my favorite posts! You’re adorable even in ruffles!

  112. katrina

    October 22nd, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Just read this since it was linked to your what a photographer should wear blog. This was a laugh out loud blog for me! Thanks for that, and thats so great of you that your able to laugh at yourself! 🙂