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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Thursday, January 27, 2011

welp, today's post proves it. i'm sophisticated and refined.

boots & watch: target. grey skinny jeans: kohls. shirt: modbe. cardigan: j.crew. scarf & headbands: forever 21. belt: Pocket's.

My kids love hearing stories about themselves when they were little. Or just about themselves in general. Because, let's face it, the world contained within these four walls actually does revolve around them. Mmmm...kind of. Anyway, my son particularly loves the story about the funny, slash, disgusting thing that happened when he was a brandnew baby and Pocket was changing his diaper. I'd detail it here, but some of you don't have children yet, and I don't want to dissuade you from the decision.

Don't you love it when someone does that? Like, dangles a tidbit of a story in front of you like a zhu-zhu pet in front of a puppy, then doesn't follow through with the juicy details? Well...I promise you, this isn't like that. The details of this story are indeed juicy. Quite literally. So. I'll just leave you with two words and let your imaginations run wild: "projectile" and "poo."

Annnd...enough about you. Let's talk about me. Jumping-off point today was comfort and flexibility, because I was watching my 2- and 0-year-old nephews this morning. So. I just sort of piled stuff on until I ran out of time while my kids ate breakfast. Oooh, that's a great idea for a game show, no? Contestants have a closetful of clothes and 30 seconds to throw on a decent outfit before, say, three children in the next room (ages 2, 4, and 6, hypothetically speaking of course) start fingerpainting the furniture with yogurt, guzzling syrup from the bottle, and creating eternity pools of their cups by pouring their own milk.
And if that totally made-up make-believe absolutely fictional scenario made your forehead break out in tiny beads of sweat, I don't know what to say. 'Cept this: Don't come live at my house for the next 10 years.
Anyway. This is what I wore today. And if you're going to tell me that I'm too old to wear double braids, I'm going to fake geriatric-induced hearing loss and wear them anyway. Yep. Fake. Because, haven't you heard? 31 is the new 17... or 11...okay, FINE, 3. 
Happy Thursday.
Want this look?  boots  grey jeans  cardigan  colorful scarf


Kristin said...

Brittany! I really enjoy reading your blog. Such a fun read to break up the monotony of my extremely boring work day. THANKS!
p.s. I love the double braids!

daisychain said...

Your never too old! You look fabulous x

Pineapple said...

I love this post. The only thing I could ask for now is a video or series of pictures detailing how to tie that awesome-looking scarf like that!

Ramsey said...

You. are. hilarious. And I think if Bridalplasty can make it on tv,put your clothes on in 30 seconds would totally be a hit. Hey, I'll watch anything.

Natasha Atkerson said...

You look so 'cowgirl' cute! :)
Great job! And I love the scarf!
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Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Too old for double braids? Nah! I contemplated wearing my hair like that today and I'm well over the ages of 3, 11, and 17 ;)

Sometimes I find that my favorite outfits end up being the less thought out ones. The ''let me just pile on whatever'' mindset can work wonders. Yours certainly did!

Katie said...

I LOVE your pictures! SO FUN! I love it when people look so happy & like they are having a blast! :)

Your scarf is gorgeousss!

Sarah said...

You are freaking hilarious!! Great outfit - you look fantastic!!

Sarah at Classroom Chic

Sherry Jarwin said...

You are so funny! I love this blog! I will start following! Thanks for visiting my blog the other day! Cheers.

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Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

you look adorable :)

kimmie said...

HAHAHA OMG Brittney, you're hilarious. At first, I was like, "um.. isn't she a little too old for braids like that?" and then I read your post. But the braids are totally YOU and you look stinkin' adorable. That last picture totally cracked me up!

Simple said...

Cute outfit! I can't believe you were able to get dress with 3 young kids in the next room. I would just walk around all day in my long muumuu! LoL

Alexis Kaye said...

I'm stinkin in love with those boots! and too bad they don't sell that smile as an accessory!!

CC said...

I love the double braids! I put my hair in a french braid a lot.


Meredith said...

oh kids. such fun all.the.time. right? PS: i didn't notice the braids til you mentioned it, i was just looking at the scarf for reals. ;)

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

Your photos are so adorable!

Anna said...

I love that scarf!! It such a great addition to this cute outift. And I think you look great in those braids! My 66 year old mom wear double pig tails to her yoga class and she looks adorable.

mk said...

you're hilarious and your hair is ADORABLE like that. you make me want to try braids, too. :)


Ms. Mari said...

do tell us how you "braid"ed your scarf! it matched your hair! and both are totally adorable! you know, if and when i have baby no. 2, i don't think it won't be half as bad now that i found you and many other fashion blogs who i look forward to reading everyday...i was miserable being home alone with baby no. 1 but that's another story... :) i love your boots too!


Anonymous said...

you look adorable in the braids and not too old at all! Love the look :)the belt is perfect with it and the scarf - i want!

Wida said...

You look sooooo warm! Hehe ;)

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