78 In Misc



….at least on a necklace.  Debuting a new vintage necklace purchased over the weekend.  She was dubbed the "Big Bottom Lady."  I think she must be a feminist relic left over from the 60's or 70's.  


She is my new favorite necklace without a doubt.  I embrace all of her curves.  


Curb shot

Wearing oversized slinky tee from Opening Ceremony in NY, J. Crew cut off cords, and nude Stellas.

Mom standing

  • Karen
    November 9, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I love your hair. Did you change your colour?

  • Robyn.
    November 9, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Your hair colour looks great against the fall background~
    That necklace is darling! It’s a shame pieces like her is so hard to find these days~

  • Anamarija
    November 9, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Wow you changed your hair, love it, it’s so “autumnal”, suits you very well, did you also cut it a bit?
    And those Stellas are as georgeous in nude than in black, you look great Judy!

  • stylefyles
    November 9, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    that first photo really is amazing. Love the hair, the leaves, the necklace. Would love a big bottomed woman (necklace) of my own. heh.

  • Ale M
    November 9, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    The 1st photo is more than amazing. You look soooo young, 25ish. Awesome!

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    November 9, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Yes–I went darker with my hair. I’m glad to hear you guys like it–always hard make a change!

  • tawi-tawi
    November 9, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Autumn really suits you…you look especially gorgeous here.
    love the neutral colors you are wearing – they are perfect for the season as they seem to reflect surrounding vibrant palette well, becoming one with it.

  • Ava
    November 9, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    A few things:
    ONE. I would just about kill for your bone structure. GORGEOUS.
    TWO. Props on the new hair-color– very vibrant!
    THREE. That necklace is so intriguing; definitely a statement piece in the best way!
    FOUR. Those Stella’s are already well on their way to becoming ICONS of our decade.

  • CC
    November 9, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    beautiful as always!
    so you ended up finding some stellas in nude?!! or do my eyes betray me?
    lucky you! you wear them well!

  • thischicksgotstyle
    November 9, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Beautiful, I love these earthy tones πŸ™‚

  • ida
    November 9, 2009 at 2:28 pm


  • Bulletproof-Stilettos
    November 9, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I Love your hair.

  • Jill
    November 9, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Love the red! And the necklace is curvalishish!

  • Kittykitty
    November 9, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    I love the new hair change… I am so chicken to ever change mine.

  • Hanh, Life-in-travel
    November 9, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I agree that you look so young in these pictures, especially the first one, like 25ish. amazing!!
    Love your hair color! and yellow of Fall.

  • Ljubica
    November 9, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    wow, that’s such a fun necklace! and these are very beautiful photos, you look gorgeous!

  • God's Favorite Shoes
    November 9, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    You are so chic! I love the necklace!

  • WIkifashion
    November 9, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    I love the necklace and your hair is such a pretty color!

  • The Photodiarist
    November 9, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Great title! The photos are really beautiful – especially the first. And love your new hair color too.

  • Pearl Westwood
    November 9, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Who could resist such a Venus!
    Adore your new hair, perfect with the putty tones!

  • Nini's Style
    November 9, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Your hair looks great Judy!

  • chauss
    November 9, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    j, you look really pretty in these pix.
    xo chauss

  • Cruz
    November 9, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Hahah I want this necklace! These are beautiful pics too! πŸ™‚

  • Brandon
    November 9, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Wow, Judy, you look stunning in those photos! Love the new color. And I just adore that necklace. It reminds me of a drawing that my husband and I bought in Paris at the flea market — a big-bottomed girl, too! I agree with Jill: curvalicious!!!

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    November 9, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks for all of the kind comments about looking younger–I think it’s just very soft morning light and a lot of concealer!

  • wale
    November 9, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    The colors of the pictures are beautiful!!! and your hair looks better than ever!

  • Kym
    November 9, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Oh, the leaves are just wonderful…and what’s going on south of your ankles? Looks like your Stella’s in nude? Or it is just the lighting?

  • Kvida
    November 9, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    OMG> that first picture looks like you lost 20 years.. you look great!

  • fashion roadkill
    November 9, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    You look beautiful with the new hair color! Great outfit as usual.
    Just wanted to say you definitely seem to be one of those rare very successful yet very personable bloggers.
    You should come to Nova Scotia! Its gorgeous in the fall.

  • gennie
    November 9, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    you look so radiant in these photos!!

  • Stylejustice
    November 9, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Gorgeous simple outfit!

  • hjkl
    November 9, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    you look so beautiful and young! what is your secret?

  • B.
    November 9, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Oh you are so pretty and look so different , For a moment I thought I had access to someone’s else blog!
    I love your style and your new hair color. You are a style icon ! The Necklace is really intriguing!

  • Jules
    November 9, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Your hair makes so pretty on here. =D And that necklace is so cool! =D
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  • Simone Renee
    November 9, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Love love love the hair! I am a faux redhead too and once you go red, it’s hard to be any other color.
    I also love the simplicity of your outfit. You are so chic!
    At first, the shape of your necklace reminded me of the Hottentot Venus, but I think that you might be right about her instead. There’s just something tender and feminine about the way she is sculpted and posed, unlike the highly fetishized (and highly racist) portrayals of Sarah Baartman.
    -Simone Renee

  • kathy
    November 9, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Hello Judy.
    That necklace is amazing, as some comments, is a gorgeous venus.
    And I love the colors in the first picture.

  • Maurenice
    November 9, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    You look like you went to the best Spa in America…so gorgeous. If you and Jane walk together people are going to think u are both sisters…your hair color makes you look amazingly beautiful! I wish I can have the guts and change my haircolor, but I don’t touch it. It has been black black since the day I was born and I have never ever changed it. Love the colors and the fall foliage. Absolutely Stunning Judy!

  • K
    November 9, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Fantastic necklace! This has me excited to incorporate 70s feminist goddess culture into my dress as a deeper statement of history. No bra, natural hair, statement pins, sensible shoes, and images that celebrate femininity. Feminine iconography is too often forgotten in fashion, other than Lacroix’s saint collections and the occasional greek goddess nod. Superficial as it may seem, fashion can be a very feminist world of images and ideas.
    Even the most ho-hum designers could do it–Marc on a suffragette kick, reinterpretations of Germaine Greer chic by Balmain, and Cavalli or Betsey recreating the feminist storming of the Miss America pageant with flames and hair curler accessories.

  • Style Odyssey
    November 9, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    cute necklace- love the blog title (ha!)
    the soft golden light effects, shimmery taupe/nudes- sublime!!
    the red hair on you is so striking…i’ve become obsessed w/ red hair lately…recently had mine dyed, too- a dark auburn…have finally gotten accustomed to it- am very pleased w/ the change. hope you’re happy with yours because it’s quite pretty.

  • PrΓͺt-Γ -Porter P
    November 9, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    absolutely beautiful pictures!!!!
    you look lovely among the fall foliage.

  • Jules
    November 9, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    what vibrant colors! the leaves are gorgeous. Love these shots; as everyone said you look beautiful, and I particularly like this styling.

  • cottonsocks
    November 9, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    love the new colour! you do look loads younger!
    whatever your doing, tell us your secret!!
    beautiful photos πŸ™‚

  • georgina
    November 9, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    your whole outfit looks spectacular with all the gold leaves everywhere!

  • Chau
    November 9, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    I have to agree. the necklace is beauutiful.

  • rachel
    November 9, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    hi judy, i love the first photo! the color of your hair against the backdrop of the gorgeous leaves. u look very young and elegant here.

  • A style theory by Danae
    November 10, 2009 at 12:15 am

    I don’t know if it’s the outfit, your expression or fall colours surrounding you, but you look so beautiful!
    Love, Danae

  • juliet
    November 10, 2009 at 3:40 am

    Lovely outfit with a clear statement necklace!
    juliet xxx

  • daphne
    November 10, 2009 at 6:18 am

    you look great! you have a glow!
    i miss fall. love the colours of the leaves.
    and i loooved that song before. LOL

  • Kim
    November 10, 2009 at 6:56 am

    OMG – it’s me on a necklace! Love it!!! πŸ™‚
    I enjoy your blog – it’s really inspiring.

  • Brittney
    November 10, 2009 at 6:58 am

    You look amazing with the new hair color. πŸ™‚
    I love your outfit, it seems so relaxed but still so stylish.

  • arlene
    November 10, 2009 at 7:48 am

    LOL!! Ha! I love the title! As always you look beautiful!

  • sandie
    November 10, 2009 at 7:50 am

    I agree, you look younger, like more rested… Maybe is the new hair color…

  • Willa
    November 10, 2009 at 7:53 am

    I just love your quirky taste in jewelry and these photos are beautiful.
    Here’s another song to think of when you wear this necklace: “Ms. Fat Booty” by Mos Def. Great song.

  • Belinda
    November 10, 2009 at 7:53 am

    I echo all of the commenters who say they love your hair…wow! It looks gorgeous! And what a fun, super duper unique necklace…great find!

  • Lori Crane
    November 10, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Love the necklace (reminds me of myself–lol)I love your hair too. It really looks nice.

  • sassenach
    November 10, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Judy your necklace may have been influenced by the Venus Hottentot. It is a lovely piece and you look great with your new color.

  • olya
    November 10, 2009 at 8:46 am

    which jcrew cords are they? are they the matchstick ones or the bootcut ones? i really want to replicate. you look beautiful, love the new haircolor

  • Carmen
    November 10, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Lovely necklace πŸ™‚

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    November 10, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Olya—My cords are the boot cut ones–I think they are still in store.

  • dreamsequins
    November 10, 2009 at 10:29 am

    The slinky tee is so cozy looking. Love the lighting in these shots as well!

  • linnea
    November 10, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    This tee looks wonderfully soft. I like your haircut most of all – it’s a flattering length and cut for your delicate bone structure.
    Happy autumn!

  • Girl in the loft
    November 10, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    cute necklace! the girl is hot man!

  • Anki
    November 10, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Great pictures!

  • Alyssa
    November 10, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Probably one of my favorite looks on you! The necklace is incredible. I always reach for those earthy/nude toned clothes in my closet when I can’t find anything else. You look great! =)

  • olivia
    November 10, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Love your hair and makeup! You look absolutely gorgeous. Did you do your makeup yourself? if so, great job- looks like a pro did it.

  • Ola
    November 10, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    First photo… absolutely gorgeous… I love colours of this photo… and your smile is beautiful and friendly… :):) greetings from France

  • Mish Dish
    November 10, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    You look stunning in these photos!

  • athena
    November 10, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Judy, you look absolutely beautiful & I don’t think the morning light or concealer has anything to do with it! πŸ™‚ I love the red hair on you (and Jane too) – I’m a redhead myself.
    I had to laugh at the title of this post ~ gotta love Sir Mixalot! I can remember every bit of that video.
    The necklace is a beauty too.
    And, where oh where are those beautiful yellow leaves? All of the ones in our neighborhood are brown and crunchy.

  • Ann
    November 11, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Hehe, so cute.

  • Niki
    November 11, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    what a great necklace! and i like how all the aldridge ladies are gingers now πŸ™‚
    xx Niki

  • Karyn
    November 11, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    You are constantly wonderful. When I am having a bad day I read your blog and pretend we are related and I had some of your genetic goodness. Would love to hear more about your early fashion adventures. Your back catalogue of vintage is incredible. It is Australia here and you are making me envy autumnal colours.

  • Kelly
    November 11, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I love the new hair color!!! I agree with the others you look the same age as when I first meet you – 20.

  • UnoCosa
    November 12, 2009 at 11:25 am

    The sheer oversize tee is just soooo great, love the simply look with plenty of energy, xx

  • YekkY
    November 12, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Gorgeous…the light muted ensemble is just breathtaking! You look stunningly beautiful and they were right Ms. Judy, you definitely look younger in this new hair color! ;D

  • luxirare
    November 13, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Strange but you look like Grace Kelly in some of these pictures its so weird!!!! A good thing obviously.
    Love the loose grey shirt and the big butt necklace. But would it be bad if I only prefer them as a necklace around a neck instead of an actual big butt on my body?

  • Olwyn
    November 16, 2009 at 9:42 am

    your hair is a great color, and your skin looks luminescent!
    London Fashion Rocks

  • Jennifer
    November 18, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    your new hairstyle looks amazing!! gorgeous! WOW WOW WOW!! Bravo, pretty mama! =)

  • Poochiescloset.blogspot.com
    November 22, 2009 at 8:58 am

    you do look awesome. the necklace is my new favorite also. she looks like me πŸ˜‰