A Day in the Life Too... a blog about modest style

A 30-something mom's blog about modest style, DIY stuff, and limiting dessert. Just kidding. We eat dessert first around here.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

If not Hazmat, then Heidi...

I'm feeling a little vulnerable today. But...inspired by Addie's flowers and monotone ensemble and heartened by Carson's morning hug, I'll make it through the day.




To be honest, I'm not sure what today's jumping off point was. Actually, yes I do. I planned on wearing a hazmat suit, followed by a few bullet-proof vests and gas masks. Oh, and those heat-resistant gloves like they wore on the moon. Actually, those were probably cold-resistant, weren't they? What the heck, I'll take a pair of those, too.

"???" you ask. Well, I'll tell you: it's our turn to host about 12 kids (ages 2-7) tonight, as part of a rotating Date Night we do with friends. It's super fun but almost always crazy. A girl must be prepared for anything. Oooh, which reminds me. Better throw in an oxygen tank, too.

Sadly, although that would be my dream outfit for the day, I own none of those items. Logically, I dressed like Heidi instead. Logically.

I really wanted to wear this rose scarf my mom sent me from Sweden last month, but I didn't feel like wearing anything around my neck today. I wanted to keep things interesting but simple. And, since it's so pretty by itself, I wanted to keep everything else fairly monotone. Unforch, green monotone usually = leprechaun.

[Editor's note: I wasn't REALLY going for a St. Patty's Day look, but it just sort of happened. But, since we're here, I'm hoping the little green men are watching and, to thank me for subconsciously publicizing their holiday amidst the way-more-publicized Christmas season, will ship me a pot o' gold anyway.]

So. Green. Rose scarf triangle sash belty thing. Green skirt and shirt (what I wouldn't give for one of these slips from my friend Kaity's etsy shop). Big black belt to transition and also pull together the bottom half to the top half. Purple tights because I can. And will. And did. Black boots because it's cold outside and snowed about 5 inches last night. And, of course, some bracelets. Because my looooong monkey arms felt barren. And because I felt kinda nehked with minimal other accessories (no necklace or scarf, no collar, no earrings, no hairthings, no fingernail polish, heck not even braces on my teeth), and even though I wanted to go minimal, I still felt bare.

There you have it. Feeling vulnerable today because there's not much to hide behind, 'cept a cloak-o'-not-even-matching-green. Which, come to think of it, matching might be worse...

But I'm brave. And I'm wearing what I own and smiling about it. And moving on with my kid-centered life. And yet, if worse comes to worse, anyone have a hazmat suit I could borrow?...

Happy Wednesday.

9 comments:

Brandilyn said...

i love your tights! and your boots! and your couch! aaaand your comments always make me LOL (like literally LOL, i'm not just typing that). thanks for stopping by!!

Chandra said...

Gottttta agree with Brandilyn! The tights are awesome. Tights are a fun (and warm) way to break up an outfit and add some LIFE!

Chandra
http://www.momomod.com

Tayrrana (Ty) said...

Hey, thanks for your comment over at my blog!! I love your little blog here!! I also love your creative style very cute!! My "O" scarf is the size of a regular scarf but sewn at the top.. I thought I had a picture of the finished prodeuct there! ops you made me realize i didnt! go and check it out again and you should be able to see it! Enjoy it! http://simplyintoxicatingideas.blogspot.com/2010/12/o-scarves.html

Sarah and David said...

You are so stinkin cute! and you totally made me feel better about the fact that I use self timer for taking pictures of my clothes for the day. Although I haven't officially started doing a 30for30 that I fully intend on completing!

ps if you don't use self timer I'm officially embarrassed. But only in the way that lasts a few minutes. =)

http://murdockmemoirs.blogspot.com/

Destined For Now said...

I love the voice of your blog so much...it's fun and happy. And I love that you're a fellow English degree holder (holla!).
And you're just too cute with you fun outfits and beautiful children. Basically, love the blog.

Jilliebeanie said...

Oh my gosh, you are so totally cute and funny!

Ashley Nicole said...

Brittney, I LOVE your blog. It is fun and your outfits are so cute! :)

~Ashley

Katie Jo said...

This color combo is dashing =)

Julie said...

did you get that pot o gold yet? You deserve it.

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