Sunday, September 26, 2010
but that doesn't keep me from trying.
saturday it was 95 degrees. i spray painted furniture and vacuumed out the car and sweated like a porcine proletarian all day. and then i took the kids swimming.
today i woke up and it was rainy and cold. and fantastic. about 70 degrees for the high. a nice change. i busted out a jacket that i have had for at least 5 years but only wear once every other year. and today was the day. i also found that because of my spray painting adventure, my feet still had a nice black to gray ombre effect even after two showers and swimming. so hosiery became a necessity today.
and this dress doesn't really have a definitive color scheme. is it silver? is the pattern gray? what about the brown dots? and the black ribbon at the neck? and purple dots too? and the jacket? i don't wear it because the proportions are so off for my body. it's not long enough and the dress is too rectangular and this is starting to sound like a math problem. so i thought, pair it with whatever. it doesn't matter anyway. let's just slap some pattern on pattern. it will all work as long as i work it. it's not rocket surgery.
shoes- tj maxx
attitude- your mom
Saturday, September 25, 2010
thomas and i have "our shows". psych, burn notice, modern family, 30 rock. we made it through 7 seasons of 24 and we are waiting for season 8 to become available on netflix. i have a few shows that i DVR and watch whilst ironing so that i don't have to subject thomas to them(project runway, say yes to the dress). we did watch a few episodes of bachelor pad and laughed hysterically but also felt a lot dumber afterward. (plus, it was frightening to see so many adults who had never graduated from their high school mentality of being part of the "in" crowd) not much is good and original on tv so we tend to scour netflix for our shows. we have added to our repertoire is friday night lights. we love it. football and teenage angst. we just started season 2.
there are definitely some characters that are annoying(julie) and one in particular that i would love to see drive off a cliff(lyla) but the ensemble is great. and it's not all football and drama. i laugh in every episode. my favorite character is tim riggins. and not for the reasons you may think. he cracks me up. and he has the little-boy-lost-confused-face down pat.
full hearts, clear eyes, can't lose! dillon panthers football!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
and then this morning thomas asked me why i was wearing brown shoes with a black outfit. they are red. bless his heart.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
so. what do you think? they are fun and i like fun and i would love to wear them with knee length full skirts and patterned tights. but are they worth keeping if i have reservations? $20 isn't a lot, but it could go toward something else i love. convince me please. what are your no-holds-barred thoughts?
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
and some mom-about-town outfits. today parking it up with the church ladies and their kids.
jcrew outlet t shirt
Thursday, September 09, 2010
my formula for muffin top avoidance:
long, blousey fit t shirt + loose jeans with stretch +accessories for distracting the eye / just avoiding eating muffins in general =
and i wore my big wedges(which sounds crude but is totally innocent). sometimes when i wear big wedges out and about on errands and with jeans and shorts, i feel like fiona from burn notice. if she can tote around blocks of C4 for making explosives and shoot bad guys with high powered rifles from city blocks away whilst wearing big wedge heels, then surely i can handle dragging two kids around town in big shoes. and sometimes i want to shoot people, so wearing big wedges pretty much means i am in training for becoming a sniper.
and remember, muffin tops are for eating. not exposing.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
plus, i forgot to put the roast in the oven before church so i was stuck making a mammoth amounts of waffles and pancakes for dinner. good thing for my fam, those both happen to be my speciality. and lucky for you i'll share my recipes with you. they are worth it.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
french connection winter wings sweater like a glam sweatshirt.