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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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

curly with a chance of afro...

Amazing how easy the number "1" is to act out. Also amazing how, despite it's straightforwardness, I still look nothing like the digit... 

 boots & watch: target. jeans & jacket: kohl's. shirt & belt: vintage.

Hey friends, sorry for the drama of me over the past day or two. I kinda freaked out. But, after a good couple solid hours of HGTV last night (Pocket's out of town this week, and I tend to snuggle up to the warm glow of the television when he's gone) and even some sleep, I promise: no more freakout weirdness from me! (Relatively speaking about the weirdness, of course.)

This is seriously going to be fun. [Editor's note: Nevermind the fact that I also think working sudoku puzzles, doing mental math while jogging, and mowing the lawn are all FUN!... doesn't everybody?]

I was thinking, though, that this challenge might actually turn out to be a little too easy. Maybe an awesome twist would be to have everyone bring their 30 items to an island, and we hang out there. With lots of cameras around. We'd eat rice and live off the land. Some of us will be periodically abrasive and rude ("you totally copied my ensemble from yesterday! you WENCH!" *commence cat-fight*) to boost ratings. Then we get voted off the island. Winner gets 1 million accessories. We could call it Survivor. Seriously. I think a show like that might last 5 or 13 or 86 seasons. Who's in?

Today's jumping-off point was this red polka dot shirt. Which, there's something about polka dots that makes me want to wear my hair curly. Just like there's something about pnut m&ms that makes me want to live in a world where their consumption (in huge quantities) is encouraged and, ultimately, vital for survival. Like a super-delicious version of carbon.

Add my favorite dark skinnies, which I didn't wear all last week, because I knew they'd prob be the MVP for this coming month. I originally had a cardigan with this, but everything felt too drapey-drapey. So. Structured jacket to the rescue, big fatty random blue belt (Unexpected and Maybe Awesome for me here), and boots that originally weren't going to come out and play today but it's just too stinking cold to wear anything else.

Anyway, this ensemble is perfect for my imminent tasks for today: (1) Fold and put away laundry. (2) Help my 4-year-old find her zhu zhu pet. And if you think neither of those sounds all that important, well, think again. Actually, I just thought again, and...maybe you're right. Tomorrow, then. Maybe I'll go call Mark Burnett about my show idea instead...

Happy Monday!

Check out how I wore this stuff last: jacket, polka dot topdark skinnies, & boots.

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46 comments:

Brooke said...

Brittney! You are the cutest girl I know. That polky dotty shirt is probably my favorite ever. It's bright and cheery and all things YOU. xxoo Have a great day!

Hope said...

I LOVE the red and army green combo- that color combo has been popping in my head ALL THE TIME recently. You take the cutest pics!! Thanks for the comment and for giving me your link b/c I'll def be back! :)

Hope and the Dress Code

Melissa said...

I'm gonna go ahead and say that YES that belt is a definite win for this outfit! I love the whole thing, all the colors, all the shapes. You look AWESOME!

sisters4saymoreismore said...

i LOVE this look! super cute!!!

~selina

Natalie said...

I would definitely be on Survivor with you. Today is Day 1 for me as well, and I scrapped the outfit I had planned in advance...THAT wasn't disheartening at all. Oh wait, yes it was. We'll make it. Promise.

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Work With What You've Got said...

Perfect start! <3

archives said...

hahah! i love your idea! desert island remixing! :)

archives said...

oh and PS i have those same boots!!!

Ashley J said...

You are the cutest number one I have ever seen! Great start to the challenge;)

Jennifer said...

YOU are DARLING!!

Living Foxy said...

Day 1 is totally adorable! I'm excited for tomorrows post.

Babes in Thriftland said...

Love this outfit! I love that you are trying to act out the number. That's really cute. Can't wait to see all your remixes!

E said...

Such a cute look! I love how you added the polka dot blouse!

District of Chic

Rachie said...

Stopping by from Kendi's! Looking good!!

MONKEYFACE said...

HAhaha so many giggles over here. Well good news is you're not supposed to look like a digit, you're supposed to look like an adorable lady, which you DO, so mission accomplished :D

kelseywilliams said...

You're funny :) And so darn cute. Happy day 1! You got off to a great start.

CC said...

The whole outfit is great, I especially love the polka dots!

KT said...

Love this outfit and I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog thanks to Kendi. I'm a follower now and am looking forward to seeing your remix combination in the days ahead. - Your fellow remixer, Katy

Kristen said...

Your "1" photo was too adorable! You are hilarious, lady. Love the polka dot top paired with the cropped jacket. Great starting point!

t said...

Cute look!

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ashley in wonderland said...

cuteness!!!

Kelly said...

Great way to start off the 30 for 30! I'm loving the red polka dot top!!!

Madeline Weber said...

wow love this outfit! can't believe it's february already...

your blog is great, following! follow me back if you like mine?
xx http://madelineweber.blogspot.com/

Ashley said...

Very cute! I'm looking forward to your 30 for 30!

Ashley
http://www.whattwowilldo.blogspot.com

Elissa said...

I would watch the crap out of Blogger Survivor. Yes, yes I would.

I'm looking forward to seeing your 30x30 updates. You're off to a fantastic start!

www.dresswithcourage.com

Lauren said...

WOW I love your blog, you are adorable!! Happy remixing, can't wait to see you picks!

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Anna said...

ha, i love your number one pose!
and i think this outfit is adorable. you have the perfect legs for skinny jeans!

seph said...

hey! thanks for stopping by and for encouraging my preggo belly in a pencil skirt. :) you are totally adorable, and i'm totally adding you to my reader so i can follow your 30 for 30. your no. 1 -- outfit and pose -- are fabulous.

sarah
whatmomwore.blogspot.com

whatevergatsby said...

first of all, you are too sweet! thanks for stopping by your blog.
and second of all, i think you are too precious. and i love your number one pose! i wish i didnt have a problem with buying gap jeans or else i would do the 30 in 30! alas, another season for me :) but really, thanks for stopping by, as i now have a new fashion blog to obsess over!

xo mackenzie

Amy Z. said...

Of course you look nothing like the digit..b/c you look adorable! And it, just looks like a stick. LOVE your polka dots!

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Natalie Lord said...

Seriously adorable! Seriously!! I'm remixing too! Cheers to day 1!

Alessandra said...

Such a cute outfit and adorable photos!
Thanks for stopping by. Can't wait to see your other outfits.

Nells said...

i think you are the number one of mix and match!i love your simplicity!great outfits hons!
i am following1if you ever feel like connecting you are welcome to my blog!kisses

Katie said...

Great first outfit for 30x30! I love it!

Collette Osuna said...

Great polka dot blouse....lovin the belt too....you are going to do fab with the challenge!!!

Stop by and say Hello:)
Check out my 30x30 Remix….Let’s do this!♥

grace said...

What a great start! If you are going to act out ALL the numbers, I've definitely got to add you to my reader. :)

Sugar Butter Baby said...

Love this look! I'll be following you throughout the challenge :) Good luck!
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Tinfoils Tiaras said...

What a great remix! I love the red polka dotted shirt and the cute boots! Isn't remixing fun! I was going to visit every remixers blog but there are so many I will still be going after the challenge is done! I adore the layout of your blog and your numeral imitation! xo Emily

Sugar Butter Baby said...

btw... i would love to participate in that kind of show... or at least watch it!!

The Suburb Experiment said...

I can't wait to see you enact 21 or 23. . . or basically any of the 20's. Hee hee. Oh. I guess you could just use 2 photos of yourself. But definitely not as fun. :)

I like the polka dots.

Emerald said...

so cute! Love your style!!!

Laurie said...

That is the cutest outfit! I am so stealing it, I need a polka dot blouse, going on my list of things I need to buy in 29 days. Love your boots too.

Mary said...

You are ADORABLE, missy! Love the number posing :)

Elizabeth Benfield said...

i really love this outfit!

vintagepencils said...

You seriously crack me up. In a good way.
P.S. I adore that red top.

rachel bridgwood said...

Oh my goodness! Every one of your outfits is so great!

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