Dress 50: Mommy, Murder Victim, Wife…the many hats I wear.

Jacket – Jacob; Sweater – Esprit; Dress – Suzy Shier; Leggings – F21; Boots – Aldo

What I wore:  This dress was a cheapy purchase several years back and I’ve gotten so much wear out of it.  It came with me to many a class in University, and lots of outings. It’s my twist on the LBD because it’s just as versatile but has a little something because of the pattern and ruching down the front.  Best thing?  It’s a material that doesn’t wrinkle, so it’s perfect for travelling!

Trash, stash, or save?  Definitely save, no?

Today was a roller coaster of a ride – emotionally.  Husband and I bickered. *always fun* But who in a long-term relationship doesn’t have those days when your spouse is just not your favorite person at certain times throughout the day?  We’ve all been there.  We’ve all thought it.  Not all of us admit it to ourselves, or say it out loud.  Well, I for one am all about voicing what goes on.  Hence the blog, I think.  Enough about that.  It all works out in the end.

Then I had an audition in which I had to play a murder victim.  Fun.  Yeah, that was trying.

Auditions are a weird creation.  You walk in and great each other nicely, smile-smile, make small talk – just like in a job interview.  Then they say, “Okay, you’re a murder victim begging and crying not to die”  And go!  You  have to do that, be that, feel that.  Then you hear, “Thank you.”  And immediately you have to switch back to smile-smile mode.   Told you, weird.

I relaxed on the subway ride home by reading a book.
And the second I stepped through the door I had to jump into Mommy mode by putting away laundry, bathing baby, etc., etc..

See?  Roller coaster ride.

Ride over.
Now it’s me, chocolate, and some ‘Community.’

Watching Community With A Pill

Sweater – made by my Babcia.



Husband has been away for a few days, but he comes back today.  Yay!  Baby has been a total pill at night…I think it’s the time change.  I think it’s wreaking havoc with her internal clock, which means she’s wreaking havoc on me.  Tonight, however, Husband will be here to help.  Maybe I can finally get some sleep.

I know this is random, but I’ve been watching Community.  I love that show!  Abed and Troy are the best!  It really brightens my day to laugh out loud.

True Story:  Yesterday I took a nap with Baby. It is the sweetest thing ever to sleep with your little one.  And when you think you’re not doing all you can to live up to your potential, you just have to look at them and know that if you do nothing else but love them, it will be enough.

Random Sundays: Clothing Swap!

What I brought to the swap.
Continued. See the “change room” I created behind the screen?

Yesterday I organized a clothing swap between friends.  About six of us participated and it was a blast!  There ended up being so much clothing that I filled all three racks to brimming, laid out pants and tops along the hallway, and hung stuff over Baby’s playpen.  And during the event one clothing rack actually fell down under the strain!!  Now that’s a fashionistas dream.

All of us ladies walked away with something we wanted and really liked.  And most of us walked away with a ton of stuff.  I myself scored some pretty sweet tops and pants.  Clothing swaps are a great thing ’cause you reuse, recycle, and get new stuff for free!

Here’s a shot of an outfit made from yesterday’s acquisitions!

Necklace – from Beckie; Shirt – from Danielle; Pants – from Olivia; Bag – from Emily; Shoes – mine. 

Dress 49: Prepping For Madness

Scarf – Thrifted; Dress – Thrifted; Leggings – F21

Okay, this may not be the outfit of all outfits, but it has a logic behind it.  I’m prepping for the clothing swap I organized.  So I wanted an outfit that I could easily lower the top of if I wanted to try on a top, and easily hike up the bottom if I wanted to try on a bottom.  You follow me?  See, there’s a method to my madness…sometimes.  But I didn’t get a chance to do any hair or make-up.  I ran out of time.  C’est la vie.  My skin probably thanked me for it. 

Trash, stash, or save? I think I’m keeping the dress…it’s great to bum around the house in and it’s very soft. 

Dress 48: I Can Do Sporty, Right?

My trying to look bada@$…don’t quite pull it off do I?
Jacket – Jacob; Sweater – TNA; Dress – Flora and Fauna; Leggings – F21; Shoes – Sketchers.

I actually wore this dress two days ago, but haven’t had a chance to post it.  And since Husband is leaving for a few days I’m going to go hang out with him instead of writing another blog and editing.  You understand right? 

This was an impulse purchase ’cause it was an awesome indie label and on super sale. And at the time I was really into it,  but I’m kind of regretting it now.  I just don’t think it’s quite me and I don’t think that I’m a sporty casual dress kind of girl.  Does that even makes sense?  Anyway, since it is well done and an indie label, I think I’m going to pack it away for Baby when she’s big enough to wear it.  It’s a shame to waste such a great make and I feel bad just giving it away.  So trash, stash, or save?  Stash…for Baby.  *Though I might be tempted to give it away if someone were really eager…maybe* 

Another look that just doesn’t work on me:  Animal print.  I just can’t pull it off.  I know fashion is all about breaking out of comfort zones and I’m all for experimenting, but there are just some things that you know aren’t you.  The aforementioned animal print for example. What about you?  Are there looks that you just can’t do?

True Story:  Baby is now saying “Mamamamama” all the time.  I’m pretending she’s actually saying, “Mama.”  Delusions are wonderful!

I also did a clothing swap today, and I’m so excited to tell you all about it.  So check out tomorrow’s post!

Dress 47: Star Wars

My New Tank-top!!
Sweater – H&M; Dress – Urban Outfitters; Tank & Leggings – F21; Boots – Somewhere in NYC

Okay.  
Yeah.  
Laugh it up chuckles.  
I’m a nerd.  
I never hid that from you.  
In fact, I’ve been completely upfront about it.  
I do own a monstrous Sci-Fi DVD collection. 
So What?  
*Crosses arms and sticks out tongue*
Sorry, I’m really caffeinated right now.  I shot Movieola Shorts last night *you can read about it here* and didn’t get a lot of sleep.  Then I worked on air this morning as well.
Hence the need for coffee.
Moving on.
Remember when I said that I would not shop and the rules of that?  Well, I followed them so far.  *Standing proud*  And I followed them when I recently saw this tank-top on the Forever 21 website.  I had to have it, and I would’ve used the “allowed to break the rules twice” stipulation to get it, but I just happened to have a gift card.  Yay!  The tank-top was at my doorstep in 48 hours.  Once here, I had to wear it.  So I paired it with this knit dress I picked up.  It’s the last of the plain knit dresses in my closet.  So I was saving it to wear it with something special, and this tank was it.   I have serious trouble resisting any and all nerd shirts…especially any that have to do with Star Trek, Star Wars, or BSG.  So if you know of any…send them my way.  Just kidding.  Well, no I’m not..not really. 
I think the dress is a save, if only because I can wear it with so many other things. What do you think?

Dangerously Addictive: Rose a la Mode

Photo from Rose a la Mode.

This lady is one of my favorite blogs to read.  She’s endearingly down-to-earth and witty.  It always makes me smile to read her posts and at the same time inspires my fashion without making me feel like it’s unreachable.  You know?

I got really giddy when I saw my blog listed in her “Sites I like” side bar.
I really did.
I did a little dance.
Then I squealed to Husband.
Things like this make me happy.

You should definitely check her out.
But be warned, you’ll be addicted.

Dress 46: Casual Coffee

Sweater – Gap; Scarf – Jacob; Dress – ??

This is my version of a jeans and t-shirt/sweater day – casual and easy.  I know I’ve been giving you a lot of casual outfits, and what can I tell ya, I’m a casual girl.  *Not in that sense! Get your mind out of the gutter!* I’ve also had a rough night and a rough morning, so I needed the bright color to pep me up…at least a little.

And I’m surviving an emergency right now.  
*Pause for dramatic effect*
There’s no coffee in house!  
NOOOooooooooooo!
Thank goodness I have a good friend who’s bringing me coffee right now. 
Seriously.
She’s on the bus right now.

P.S.  My battery died so these pics were taken with my older and crappier camera…sorry.  You’ll forgive me woncha?

Dress 45: What Do You Wear When No One’s Looking?

Shirt – Smart Set; Dress & Sunglasses – F21; Scarf – Thrifted; Jacket – Jacob; Bag – Matt by Matt&Nat
A close-up of the dress without the fixin’s

What do you wear when no one’s looking?  Do you resort to sweatpants, jeans, lulus? Do you walk around in the buck?  *That’s also a style choice, albeit a chilly one*  It’s a question I’ve been thinking about since I spend much of my day with an eight month old, working from home, and random strangers I see while running errands who couldn’t care less about what I wear.  Husband couldn’t care less what I wear, in fact he’d prefer if I opted for the chilly option above. *boys!* But I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to dress for myself – even if no one is looking.  Even if the day’s big events are a trip out to buy hangers and read my blogs on the net. 

Plus *and this is in addition to the above* we need to dress for our spouse a little too.  I saw a documentary about a Muslim woman and she said she covers herself in public in part because she saves her beauty for her husband.  I like that notion.  When we’re at home, all too often we get sloppy.  We put no effort into how we look for our partners.  Yes, there are PJ days.  Yes, there are frumpy days.  Yes, it’s still about casual and comfortable around the house.  No, I’m not saying get out the Tux.  I am saying to put a little effort into staying attractive….that goes for both partners.  Equally.

Dress 44: Frankly Frumpy

Shirt – Smart Set; Dress – Numph; Leggings – F21

I wore this dress yesterday to bum around with my family and frankly, I don’t think it’s workin’ for me. The intricate embroidery on the back attracted me to this a few years back, but I think the large side pockets just make it, and me, look frumpy.  Since, Numph is a great indie label, I think I’m going to store this one in case I ever change my mind…or my daughter wants it. 

Baby has been whiny all day, and I really don’t feel like being a parent right now.  So, I’m going to have some chocolate, ignore her, and let Husband take this one.  I need a spa!!!

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