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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Monday, January 3, 2011

just another manic monday

 boots: target. jeans: so brand. cami & cardi: vintage. tunic & bracelet: F21. belt: pocket's.

Bad news, guys. I'm kind of having a closet crisis. Like, I want all new stuff and am creating a mental shopping list of, conservatively speaking, about 5.3 million items. And they're calling my online username and credit card number. Must....fight....urge....

(ahem) But that's neither here nor there. [Editor's note: I'll tell you what IS here, though: freezing-cold-icy-subzero temps. Well, not actually subzero. That was an exaggeration. But it FEELS like 80 or 300 below. So. Just roll with it.] Today's jumping-off point: this striped tunic. Last time I wore it, I amped up the coloration with some blues and purple. But I think the iciness around me crept into my brain and froze part of it so I can only think in b&w. Which could be good OR bad (for example, Bad: those old tiny static tvs. And mimes. Good: It's a Wonderful Life. And black licorice with something white. Like my teeth. Eating it.).

But even though the starting piece was b&w, I actually wanted to go less stark-contrasty today. More along the lines of grayscale. Hence the grey skinnies and default ivory cardigan ("default" because the length seemed good paired with the tunic, and it was a solid non-color).

To warm up the wintery tones a bit, I added some neutral earthy brown via belt and boots. Oh, and cami. Even though it's frigid outside (and in the guest bedroom in my house) [Editor's note: But don't be alarmed; no guests around to notice. We already moved the last frozen bodies out...] [Assistant Editor: Come ON. Gross.], I didn't want a scarf today. Thought it would be a little too much with these stripes. I like how the brown cami doesn't speak much in terms of color but gives an interesting neckline to what would otherwise be a *cough* low one.

Um, what else? Kept my hair down purely for warmth. Is that too cavemannish to admit? If so...oops. (And pass the medium-rare steak, please.) Oh, and the bracelet. Last-minute decision to add a pop of color but not too much. And I love its oversizedness. A little bit Unexpected and Maybe Awesome. 

I feel good today. Comfy. And, really, I'll probably grow to love these icicles growing on my eyelashes, so...no big deal there either.

Happy Monday.

11 comments:

Mortons Love said...

I like mimes!

Ashley Hasty said...

I'm new to your blog...I saw your comment on The Daybook and thought I'd bop on over to your blog and say a quick hello!

<3 Ashley
www.ahastylife.com

Brittney said...

Amanda, there's no WAY you like mimes! They're creepy. Talented, sure, but...no thank you sir (spoken loudly and slowly and with overexaggeratedly vigorous head-shaking because I have a tendency to think they're deaf).

Sabrina said...

Love your blog its so cute! This is my first time on it but certainly not my last!

www.simplysabrinan.blogspot.com

-Sabrina

aj said...

Thanks for reading my blog! I don't mind if you use a picture from it at all. :) This outfit is super cute too!

Kiki said...

Loooove the outfit :) I like seeing the differences between how you wore the tunic last time and how you wore it this time! I like the neutral aspect of it..it's nice :)

p.s. thanks for reading and commenting on my blog! It makes me so happy! You are also on my link list..I check your blog every day :)

SherryB said...

I love this outfit!! You crack me up!! And yes, it is alright with me to put me on your blog, I'm just not sure how I can help with belts- I'm not really a belty person- I feel like I am too round in the middle to pull it off. Oh well, thats the me needing to get outside my comfort zone talking I guess!! I'm so excited to see your post- I've never been featured on another blog before!! Thanks, Brittney!!

Work With What You've Got said...

I love love love the super happy style of your photos. It's different. And it's great! <3

alltumbledown said...

This outfit is far from boring. Seriously. Love especially the pop of red and how your stripes look against the fab rug!
alltumbledown: a modest attempt at style

Julie said...

Yo Brittney... Hi friend. Way to break the rules & wear brown WITH black, you rebel you. My grandma would roll over in her grave!

Tessa said...

Adore this look. I love shirt dresses over pants, I just think it is too cute!

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