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

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Friday, February 18, 2011

stuffy solids turn playful


 boots & watch: target. tights: giftedn. magic skirt: gap. shirt: j.crew. belt: don't recall.

Today's jumping-off point was this shirt. I adore everything about it--the color, the cowl neck, the sleeves, everything. But for some reason, I'm having a hard time styling it. So I decided that I'd put it on and see what else flew out of my closet and landed on my body, Mary Poppins cleanup-style.

[Editor's note: Maybe it's just me...it's probably just me...but has anyone else DREAMed of being able to snap your fingers and have results like that? Clean house, straightened appearance, birds singing outside the window? Hello. If I ever run into a genie-filled-lamp, the Magic Snap is TOTally in running. Along with an endless supply of calorie-free-yet-still-delicious pnut m&ms. I'd tell you my idea for the 3rd wish, but I haven't narrowed it down yet, and you just can't be too hasty in making these important life decisions. So.]

Ahem. Since I've worn pants the past couple of days, a skirt was in order. But no pencil skirt. (I definitely overestimated my desire to wear pencil skirts during this 30x30) Which leaves magic skirt. I almost wore the print side, but it's snowy and chilly and I wanted to be warmer with boots (for the four-thousandth time this week) and some colored tights.

Solid shirt, solid skirt, solid tights, and solid footwear. Normally I don't do this.much.solid.color. But today I left it alone. Simple belt, hairstyle, and a watch as my only other accessory. I think the color of the tights just ties in the whole look here. A bit Unexpected and Maybe Awesome.

Speaking of unexpected... *snap*

Nuts. Dishes are still dirty. Never hurts to try, though, right? *snap* Okay. I'll sto*snap*p. No really. Don*snap*e. I wanted to wash the dishes by hand anyways. So. Joke's on you, Poppins.

[Editor's note: Outtakes below. Legitimate pose attempts in all their magnificent embarrassingness. I have nothing to say for myself, 'cept that a Magic Snap would reeeeeally come in handy right about now. Clean these right off all our computers.]

Happy Friday.

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27 comments:

Tonia said...

your hair rocks!!! soft and wavy...if my hair did that i wouldn't have cut it all off. :) great outfit too- love all the colors and how they're so different but work together.

katou said...

Absolutely love those colors its suits you hair color :)
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angie said...

It's such a great combo of colors!You have a way of putting colors together.

Sara K.S. Hanks said...

GREAT color combination! Reminds me of when the Academichic ladies do their color-tastic sprees, working with the color wheel to do fascinating work. Tangent. Anyway, I really like the differing shades of green with that rich purple.

And I'm constantly wishing for Mary-Poppins-esque powers. I thought as a kid that if I could JUST figure out how to snap my fingers loudly enough, my room would clean itself and I'd get to see everything flying around in perfect order. Alas.

Elissa said...

Love the colors of this outfit! That skirt is really pretty on you. You're really great at mixing colors together.

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Modest Fashion Sense said...

I never would have thought to put those colors together, but I love em! Lookin good :)

Beth Ellen said...

I love the color mixing! Especially the green skirt with the purple tights! They look beautiful together.

Raechal said...

I'm lovin' your 8 today! And britt, I love 'tuning' in to see your numbers, despite what others may say. I guess it helps me remember the good ol' days ;) College was so fun! Keep up the good work!

Pineapple said...

I love love love this outfit! And you're right, that shirt is kind of what dreams are made of. And the skirt. It is truly magical - both sides are so dang cute, and the cut and fullness are absolutely perfect!
I swear I'm not exaggerating at all, I just honestly feel VERY strongly about this post! Haha. Good work today.

Ife' said...

Yes, yes, yes! LOVE the colorblocked solids. It looks fabulous! I mean, really! Fabulous....

and ummm yeah! I WISH I had a magic lamp, but instead I have to beg the hubby to wash the dishes... LOL. He is not too happy about it :)

Cydney said...

Um, hello? Your hair looks FABOOSH here. I'll send my follicles right over if, in exchange, I could have your ample bosoms. I can see whatcha mean.

Great, now I look like a creepy commenter. ;P

Mommyblogger said...

You are really rocking that green skirt. Love it :)

Emily said...

Hold the dang phone! This is amazing.

daisychain said...

LOVE the colours in this!

Shana said...

Oh I love this color combo! Sometimes the silliest of poses are amazingness! Love it!

Shana
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Jilliebeanie said...

In the last 2 days, I have seen IN REAL LIFE, Mary Poppins AND Genie (the blue one). Sadly, I was not offered snap powers or a golden lamp. So I totally failed.

As for your outfit...I love the solid colors! They all work brilliantly together!

Bri said...

I love this color combination! And the skirt is adorable. I just found your blog and I can't wait to see the rest of your remixes!

Bri
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Anna said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this! The color combo is fantastic!

eek said...

I think I love everything about this outfit too!

Katie said...

LOVE these colors together! Super fun!

And these outtakes? I'm loving it!! Ha ha! Too cute!

Tara said...

Lady, you have mad, mad skills with colors. You look great!

LyddieGal said...

this is a fantastic color combo, i really love it!

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Melissa said...

Favorite. Outfit. Ever. Love all these colors together!

Oh, if only I wasn't physically inept at snapping, maybe I'd have a chance. Seriously, I'm not even capable of snapping like a normal human being. It's sad.

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ABBI said...

Those colors look great together! Love how brave you are to wear all colors, no neutrals.
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laniza said...

What lovely colors! I give you crazy props for making each 'number' per outfit!

grace said...

This is my new favorite of your outfits. LOVE the colors.

denimandink said...

Since I just found your blog (Thanks for stopping by mine!) , now i'm just stalking back through your remix posts... I am in love with this outfit!! Your style is fab and i love your writing style.

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