Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
which do you prefer? i like it better belted, but i actually heard my jeans whispering to themselves, "who does she think she is putting us on when she knows we couldn't be any tighter. and it's still pre-thanksgiving." and i knew i would just be hurting myself by wearing a belt. these jeans are a little sassy. when i am getting out of line, they like to pinch me. right in the gut. and then i remember my place.
some people can go days without washing their hair. i cannot. i sweat too much and it just grosses me out to no end. and when i don't have a chance to wash it, i do a high bun and a scarf so that my hair can't even touch me. i have a policy against things touching my face. i need a cone of shame to really make my point. i don't even lean on my hands when i watch tv unless i have a sweatshirt sleeve or a blanket handy. ask my husband about this policy. he loves it. probably his favorite thing about me.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
so i thought and i thought about what my favorite tacky thing would be. and i asked other people their opinions. i could start an entire new blog dedicated to my lifetime of favorite tacky things.
a short list
- in high school i thought it was so cute when girls would wear strappy tank tops and have multicolored visible bra straps. or for the truly daring(and exceptionally tacky) instead of a bra there would be visible bikini top strings. at school. in the midwest. so tacky.
- i had a short love affair with lee press on nails.
- tabloid magazines
- i just love listening to britney spears. it's no secret.
- i have had more than my fair share of perms.
- the magic bullet has been on my christmas wish list for years. even this year.
- and i would have to say my husband's favorite tacky thing is "married with children". he grew up watching it and occasionally he will grace us with a slew of bundy quotes.
- and my sister has a not-so-secret love of vending machine food.
but my most enduring favorite has always been big hair. unnaturally big, heaven-scraping, voluminous hair.
and the best product that i have found to achieve this tacky feat? suave hairspray. plus, if i have let my hair "rest" the day before, i don't even need mousse the next time i style.
SO, what's the tackiest thing that you love?
Sunday, November 21, 2010
while i was there i overheard a woman not so quietly say about my outfit, "that's an interesting combination." but not in a that-documentary-about-nigerian-fruit-flies-was-so-interesting kind of way, but more of a derisive, that-is-ugly-but-i'm-going-to-say-interesting-so-i-don't-sound-like-a-jerk kind of way. which begs the question, is it better to be nice or to be honest? or just quiet? what do you do?
anywhoo, i don't care two figs. i prefer to be any kind of interesting over safe any day.
my button up is light blue stripes, but it didn't translate very well in pictures.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
i haven't read a lick(not even a sniff) of any harry potter books, but i have seen each movie on opening night with thomas. i think last night i was the best companion i could be. i didn't ask any dumb questions about the difference between a goblin and a house elf(just amount of clothing if you ask me) or why doesn't voldemort fix his nose with his wand or why if they are muggles, why are you called a mudblood instead of mugblood? or a muddle for that matter! i just sat quietly and companionably and enjoyed myself. i DID question a few times why so many parents brought their YOUNG, like under 5 years old, children to a sort of scary movie. and it was after 8pm! i came to the movies to NOT be around whiny children. i felt like giving parenting lessons but there was no intermission.
anywhoo, i also cleaned a bathroom in this getup without getting any bleach cleaner on myself. which is a feat in itself. i was living on the edge.
Friday, November 19, 2010
but this top in particular? ruffle collar, polka dots, blousy sleeves? yes, please. when trying to put something together with this shirt, i just couldn't. this shirt doesn't need an outfit. it speaks for itself.
i DID try and do my hair like the former owner of this shirt would have done in her heyday.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
tuesday night was a relief society meeting and it was all about books. i even completed the book related craft(with much assistance and gnashing of teeth).i was asked to give a review of a book i liked. i bet you can't guess which one i chose. here's a hint: the heroine and i both have a 17 inch waist. hahahahaha.
boots- steve madden
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
anywhoo, i've gotten into a pretty comfortable mom rut. (GASP!) i vow to change! later!
i took the kids to our church parking lot for bike riding and this is what i had to do for a photo since there wasn't a surface for my regular set-timer-and-run-routine.
cropped pants- ann taylor loft
sneaks-merrill(they are so comfortable i feel like i should be doing laps at the mall before the shops open.)
cropped pants- ann taylor loft
tunic- express(i actually wore this when i was pregnant with scarlett. i've been eating like a preggo all day as a result)
jeans- gap forever skinny
flats- byu bookstore
and i think i really want these shoes. so at least i am getting the height i crave and the safety of a wedge:
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
and of course, severus snape(colonel brandon for you jane austen fans!) sorry, harry pooter fans. i would love for the whole series to be about poor, brilliant, misunderstood snape.
what's not to love about two brits with bad teeth who wear capes? am i embarassing myself yet?
wearing all black felt like i was coming home for the first time in a long time. loved it! i even painted my fingernails black.
cords- american eagle
flats- max studio
TUESDAY- i had to run a bunch of errands and i got a LOT of looks for this outfit. wednesday addams runs errands. the guy at the oil change shop told me that i could definitely get my oil changed in my car, but that i "could stay and hang around with him for at least an hour and a half." gross. and his hair was slicked straight back. which is a surefire indicator of creeper. it doesn't have to be said that i high-tailed it and went somewhere else. perhaps he was an addams family fan?
white blouse- express
puffed sleeve sweater- gap
flats- max studio
NO WEDNESDAY-because it was all black, but it wasn't cute and i was really busy and i had to wrap a scarf around my neck because my cleavage was out of control. and that's the first time in my whole life that i have ever said that. which is a reason why i should have taken a picture. and this is why i don't do those 30 for 30 challenges. i would have already lost.
THURSDAY- i started out with a black dress and boots. but it was sort of predictable and boring. so i changed it up. sweater- dillards
shoes- kristen davis via tj maxx
knee socks- target
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
speaking of, how old is too old of braided pig tails? 30?
houndstooth cap- some boutique somewhere
stripey shirt- old navy
checked button up- gap
black pants- tj maxx
knee boots- steve madden
i mean, willie nelson was sporting them WAAAAY past 12. and he's 77 now and i won't be telling him to change anytime soon. as long as he keeps singing "always on my mind" he can do no wrong in my eyes.
field trip #1: robin hood chic for a tour of the local publix. which is lame because we go to the grocery store all the time and it's not an event but the preschool decides to go and it's a big deal. *the kids insisted i pose with the halloween owl*
red blouse- miley cyrus for wal*mart
gray long sleeve t- gap
shrug sweater- JCP
skinny cargos- target
slouchy boots- steve madden, i think
and the next day was field trip #2 to the pumpkin patch, post-halloween. i showed up and i was informed i was not an "approved chaperone" and that i could not attend. so, yeah. i think unapproved chaperone sounds sort of risky-awesome. especially posing for pictures in my kitchen next to my husband's tower of tupperware for lunch. DON'T LET THIS WOMAN ON FIELD TRIPS! furry puffy vest- gap
fuzzy gray cardi- made by dinosaurs a million years ago
boyfriend jeans- jcrew
boots- steve madden
it felt a little weird wearing socks and sandals since that is my favorite thing to make fun of when i see others doing it. i guess you call this "branching out". i get a shaky feeling in my stomach just thinking about it.
Thursday, November 04, 2010
if i had to guess, i would say that taylor swift's favorite color is blah. with a little variation with a whiter shade of pale. she's lovely girl with a talent for making music that country and pop stations LOVE to play to death. and sometimes you may even catch me singing along. mostly her song, fifteen. she just nails my teenage angst in that one. but poor taylor seems to have an aversion to 99% of the color wheel.
sometimes ms. swift looks just lovely. she is a sweet dream in this creamy, romantic ruby-lipped look: but then we see the same monochromatic skin-hair-dress look over,
so, for the love of country music and sequined petticoats, let's branch out ms. swift. and i'll keep listening to fifteen, rehashing why i was a teenage outcast.