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

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

our ship has come in...and it's a raft made of toothpicks...

 shoes: candies brand. jeans: so bran. shirt: j.crew. necklace: don't recall. flower hairthing: handmade/gifted.

Pocket and I received an unexpected check in the mail. For $0.07. Yes, you read that right. 7 big ones. What wealth! What sheer and utter bounty! As you can imagine, we've already spent it a hundred, maybe a thousand, times in our minds. Sure, we could save it for the kids' college, but...what can I say, we're creatures of immediate gratification.

No, but, really. Hi, Mr. QA Inspector of the check-issuing department? Question for you: Shouldn't there be some sort of red flag alert where, if the amount of the check itself is 1/6th the cost of the postage required to mail it, then just forget the whole thing? Or at LEAST just send us 7 sour watermelon penny candies instead. Something useful or delicious.

As for myself, I can't wait to see the faces of the 9-to-5ers at the bank drive-thru as I cash out the loot. Hope they have enough in the vault to cover it. "I'd like that in small change, please." Maybe I'll say that with an English accent. With airs.

Okay. Moving on. But, really quick: I hope none of you are jealous of us. One day Karma will return equally good tidings to you as well. Patience, grasshopper.

Speaking of grasshoppers, what do you think of my shirt? [Editor's note: I seriously should not even attempt segways. Obviously. Exhibit A: That last one. Ouch.] I happen to love this shirt. It's a lightweight number, which means it feels nice and comfy and casual when I wear it, but with the hint of a cowl neck, it looks fancified.

Not that everything has to be either casual or fancy. A blend is nice, too. Which I think is my favorite Unexpected and Maybe Awesome part of this ensemble--there're enough hints of both sophisticated and girl-next-door that you don't know which way I'm headed. I like that. It's mysterious. Kind of like getting a 7-cent check in the mail. Actually, nope. Not quite that mysterious.

So. Dark wash skinny jeans (yep, wore these puppies yesterday. yep, will probably wear them just about every day for the rest of winter. yep, apparently I don't believe in hygiene. join me.), mustard top [Editor's note: For such an un-delicious condiment, it sure is a pretty color.], and simple chunky-heeled mary janes. I cuffed the jeans so you could appreciate the mary jane-ness, and I like how it adds a bit of whimsy. Especially paired with pearls.

Welp, I'm off to do some imaginary shopping. Can I get you anything?

Happy Tuesday.
Want this look? cowl tee   dark wash jeans   mary janes   faux pearls


13 comments:

RaeLynn said...

i am totachucks throughout this entire post. you are Hi-lAre. there...abreve that some more, i dare you. EASY on the awesomeness of this post. those skinny jeans are good to you britt. you are super fly. (yep, i apparently say that kind of stuff now)

Ashley J said...

I cannot believe you got a check in the mail for 7 cents, that is hilarious!!!! Spend it wisely!!!

MUA said...

If you go into the wonderful world of imaginary shopping, I'd like something mustard-colored (Whatever you find, scarf, jacket, sweater, I am not difficult...). A big knitted vest : if possible with a hint of rust wool. Then a colored pencil skirt : red or purple if you can find it...and that's about it ! see, easy ...

Well done for the check, if you put it on your saving account...my, my...

Caro xxx

Elissa said...

You are to funny. A $0.07 cent check would send me into squeals of delight too. I love how you paired that yellow with dark skinnies. I tend to shy away from yellow, but the combination looks so great on you!

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Alexis Kaye said...

It's so simple and yet one of my favorite outfits so far! I love the shirt! :)

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Judy Anne said...

This outfit is just sooo much fun. Simple but great! I think it's the shoes that really makes it work thought the pearls help too. That combo of casual and feminine with a bit of sass. I think the bright color had to be there too. A fun outfit to analyze and maybe try to copy.

fdiary said...

Love the color of that top, reminds me that I need something similar in a blazer. Extra, xtra cute!

Ramsey said...

I love mustard...that top is seriously great...and I am doing my best to wear out my skinnies by the end of the winter as well. Love them...Live in them! I envy your wealth. Don't spend it all in one place!

kristine said...

That sweater is great - mustard is my current obsession. You are a very classy lady!

Kristine. Or Polly.

Krista said...

Ha I used to get checks for $3 and I thought that was bad. That is awesome.

Julie said...

When you left, my sis-in-law said, "does she always dress that nice?" I then broke down your outfit into how glamor casual it was. I think you look fantastic & this is prolly my fave outfit thus far.

Jenn said...

Thanks for the laugh! That is so funny! And I like your mustard shirt. You pull that color off really well.

Shannon said...

This outfit is my favorite - you wear it with flair! :)

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