Wednesday, July 20, 2011

journalistic integrity

in honor of journalistic integrity, i am posting what i have worn more than anything else this summer.....
my swimsuit. but not me in my swimsuit so stop salivating.
we swim at least 4 times a week. if there was a gang at my pool, i would run it. i want my kids to learn that exercise is fun from an early age. they haven't figured out that all the "races" i have them doing are actually pool laps. plus, worn out kids sleep like a dream. i'm doing myself a favor.
i was planning on buying a few more suits this summer to replace my other few that i have worn to death the past few years, but swimsuit shopping is almost as hard as childbirth so i have only had success with one.
it's from the candie's collection at kohl's. it had me at houndstooth. but, i'll tell ya, trying on a junior-sized swimsuit really does a number on your self-esteem. i'm a junior on top and a misses on the bottom. thank goodness for side ties to minimize the fat squeezing.

today's hairstyle is called air-dried fingercombed delight.
shirt- target
dress- walmart
wonky picture my 6 year old took- priceless

my summer movie viewing recommendation:
 i spied the last 10 minutes of pretty in pink this morning. one minute i am running around like a crazy trying to get things done and the next i am yelling at the screen, "ANDIE! stick with duckie! blane doesn't deserve you!" oh, blane! this movie only gets better and better. talk about sartorial inspiration and teenage heartache!!! i can't wait for the weather to cool down to only 900 degrees to try out some of these looks myself.
duckie: "His name is Blane? Oh! That's a major appliance, that's not a name!"

watch it this weekend. you'll laugh. you'll cry. you'll want to feather your hair and staple records* to the ceiling.

*for the younger set, records are like gigantic plastic cds. cds are those shiny things your parents have a million of in the car that play music. someday when you decide to be retro and ironic, you'll pick a few up at goodwill for laughs.


Anonymous said...

I love Pretty in Pink, every time that's on TV I have to watch, you must look darn hot in that bikini lady, keep enjoying the summer!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Salt H2O said...

I'm going to have to start watching the office again simply because Stefan is now on it. Poor John Cryer- didn't get Andie, he's been stuck with 'winning' for years and now he's got Demi More's boyhusband. I wish it had worked out for him with Buffy the Vampire Slayer....(and if you understand what I just wrote- I salute you)

Will and Natalie Giddens said...

Yea! I totally got all of Kory's references!

I love Pretty in Pink, although I have to admit, I don't get what the thrill was with Molly Ringwald. She's just not very cute. And her dress! Oh, her dress! Speaking of, I'd LOVE to see you get two Goodwill dresses and merge them into one. It could be your Pretty in Pink Project and you could post in-progress pictures on your blog! Ohhhh, I think I'm on to something here!!

Sarah Grecco said...

I love your dress/shirt combo! You are cute, cute, cute! Gosh I haven't seen P and P in years....I swear it is on TBS every weekend. I'm watching it stat!

J Thomas said...

Nice article:)

Vintage Sparkle said...

Oh how I love Pretty in Pink! My husband and I have a 'movie night' every once in a while when we have to pick a cheesy or 80's film. Pretty in Pink was my last choice.

Mackenzie said...

I find my best bathingsuits at and then I have a friend who found some cute ones for cheap at I was afraid at first to buy bathingsuits online but it has been incredibly easy especially with a good returns policy. I wish my swimsuits were worn out. we just keep freezing under the clouds up here in washington.

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