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, February 3, 2011

dress for success...which, fortunately, is all relative...

I belted the jacket in the picture above so my number three could be streamlined. It seems as though some of you are worried for me as the numbers increase in complexity. But in the words of Donald Sutherland, "Have a little faith, baby. Have a little faith." (Kelly's Heroes. One of my fave movies.)
boots & watch: target. socks: smiths marketplace. tights: gift. skirt: j.crew. belt: Pocket's. shirt: gap. blazer: thrifted (the limited). necklace: downeast outfitters.

Sometimes my hair is longer than I think. So I try a new hairdo that I didn't think would work and viola! It totally works. Then I move my head and the 'do comes tumbling out, and I realize, nope. Totally doesn't work.

I don't think I could successfully go through an airport security scanner with all the metal fasteners, barrettes, bobbies, and other junk in my hair to try to keep this side braid in. And then it would probably take me too long to pull them all out so I wouldn't be able to go on my trip. Which would be fine if I were flying somewhere lame like Iceland in the dead of winter. Or my backyard in the dead of winter, for that matter. Frigid-temps samesies.

Speaking of coldness: my 2- and 4-year-olds are officially sick. I had wanted to get some stuff done (i.e., grocery shopping, car & house cleaned, m&m supply restocked, etc.) before Pocket gets home tomorrow (!!!!!), but it looks like the more important things we'll be doing today involve hanging out in the rocking chair. And reading Brown Bear Brown Bear on endless repeat. And watching Angelina Ballerina. And wiping noses. And guzzling medicine. And snuggling.

[Editor's note: I suppose some could say I'm a tad overdressed for just such an itinerary. But I didn't realize just how sick the kiddos were until after I was dressed. My girls think I look pretty, though, so I didn't want to change.]

I guess when it comes down to it, who really needs groceries? We're living on love around here. Love and cough syrup. Probably in equal proportions.

Happy Thursday.

How I last wore these pieces: purple tights, denim pencil skirt, tuxedo shirt

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45 comments:

daisychain said...

LOVE the tights and socks x

Melissa said...

So, so many things to love.

First, you're super adorably funny.

Second, I love the bright tights!

And the pencil skirt. And the brown accents. And the fact that you pulled off number 3. And the socks with boots. And the necklace.

So much love, indeed. ;)

Work With What You've Got said...

I can't wait to see you do "8"

And I love this skirts+tights+socks+boots combo. It's so HAPPY! <3

Kade and Katie said...

YOU'RE CUTE!! (this is katie, not kade...but he would say "cute" too) :)

Brittany-Trends250 said...

hahah the "3" is so funny! i really like the skirt with the belt!

Lo said...

haha, you are too cute with the numbers. i love this whole combo, even if it was "just" to play mommy for the day.

Beth Ann said...

Big fan of legwarmers/tall sock peeking out of tall boots. ;D

BiblioMOMia said...

You are a mama style hero. I love to dress up, and I love to dress up as a mom. But staying dressed up for a sick day with 2 kiddos is above and beyond. You look SO cute. And I love that the first reason you gave for staying dressed is because your daughters thought you looked pretty--unbelievably sweet.

Evie said...

i love to socks peeping over the top and then the bright pink tights. honestly your whole outfit is adorable.

as is your couch. jealous.

The Suburb Experiment said...

Love the tights, boots, and socks combo! Hope your kiddos feel better. It's so sad when your kids are miserable.

*Ashley* said...

i like the 3! :) never would have thought of that.

Kinsey said...

Alright, let's see you make a 4!!!

Dylana Suarez said...

You look so awesome!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

tanvii.com said...

Love the color of the tights in contrast to the outfit and the pictures are super and cool! :)

Living Foxy said...

I love the colored tights! Stop on my by my blog if you get a chance. I have a giveaway going on.

Audrey
www.livingfoxy.com

Peggy said...

Seriously your blog makes me literally laugh out loud! YOu are such a clever writer! And on top of it you always look adorable. I think you need your own TV show! I about died at the M&M restock as I can't live without my Peanut M&M's! Right after I drink my Green Smoothie and healthy juice, I follow it up with some good M&M's!! I need to get off those things. Good luck with the sick kiddos- you are sweet mama to rock and snuggle them. I miss those days.

MerciBlahBlah said...

Oh my Lord I am going to lay awake at night fretting about the contortions you will have to go through to get through the rest of your 30 days worth of numbers. I hope you're brushing up on your mad yoga skillz. Or maybe the contortions ARE your yoga practice. This could be a new financial venture for you. Perhaps you could market 30 days worth of yoga poses that have never been seen before. Just remember who suggested that idea when the dough starts rolling in.

Merci,
Shan

P.S.
I need your couch in my life.

L said...

So, so cute! I love how you pantomime the numbers.

Good luck with your 30!

- L

Ashley J said...

I cannot believe you have a 2 and a 4 year old...you look so young and so slender!!! I will weigh 500 pounds after I have a baby, mark my words!!!

Love your number 3 and cannot wait to see your 4 tomorrow!!!

hautepinkpretty.com said...

so cute!! your tights are PERFECT! Love the pop of color and um... you look fab for being a mom of 2 youngin's! <3

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

Oh la la I love the tights. I also love that your doing number poses cant wait for double digits lol.

katrina said...

You are the cutest. I love this outfit. Kiss your kids for me. I miss them!

Kelly said...

I'm loving the purple tights! They add the perfect pop to your fabulous outfit!!!

Leslie said...

you have such a great figure! navy pencil skirts and the cool hues of the stocking and sock combo work so well! love following your blog!

Pixie in Pumps said...

awe I hope your girls feel better! You're number pictures always make me giggle. So fun! And I love this so much. those tights totally give amazing life to this outfit! And I think I have that exact skirt, it's so amazingly flattering! I love this outfit!

Tara said...

Gah! You have the Target boots that I'm so jealous of! I swear, those shoes look great with any outfit.

Hope your girls are feeling better!

English said...

hi! I just wrote you back...on my blog? confusing. Anyway your number pictures are the CUTEST and most creative thing I've seen! Come on back around...hopefully I'll be able to get back on track with missing outfit!
xo,
http://theenglisheclectic.blogspot.com

ashley in wonderland said...

you're awesome! i love that outfit!

val said...

you're so adorable. look at you all dressed up. i'm still in my pjs from last night...whoops. i would definitely love to wear that get up out on the town or at the office...but it's just too put together for my typical thursday. you inspire me...to get dressed...in real clothes. loving it...

Jenni said...

Ha!!! Are you serious with the numbers?!? This is amazing! So glad you popped over to our blog ... can't wait to see what else you come up with this challenge!

-Jenni @ www.theladyboard.com

Sarah Michelle said...

1. Love this outfit. Purple tights + leg warmers=amazing
2. You're ability to form #'s with your body is beyond impressive!
3. You're background, i.e. your living room, is so lovely. I'm jealous. I need a house so I can recreate this!

Fabienne Jach said...

You're clever, talented and adorable! Love the colored tights, I'm a big fan don'tcha know? Thanks for visiting. I can't wait to see how you interpret the rest of the numbers.

Becky said...

Thanks for commenting on my post! I am a little disappointed about my photo spot, but the boyfriend reassured me that it was probably just a coincidence and to try that place again since I liked it so much. So we'll see!

You are so cute making the number 3! Haha. I'm going to be impressed to see your representation of double digit numbers! ;)
Love your outfit by the way.

Hope your kids feel better! It's no fun being sick!

kimmie said...

You are awesome, brittney. I do have faith in you... can't wait to see how you do the rest of the numbers. :)

Joy said...

Love your pictures (and poses) and that couch look super comfy =)
I really need to learn how to take some more interesting pictures!

mariel said...

I love that you have a sense of humor with your blog, posing in the shape of the numbers. How are you going to do the double digits, I wonder ;) Great outfit, too, I'm a big fan of wooly socks inside boots.

kris said...

Wow! I'm not worthy of even reading your blog. Your outfits are gorgeous, and I love the numbers game. Great twist! (And yes, pun intended.) ; )

Dawn said...

Hi thanks for stopping by and for the laughs...I love how you animate the numbers..so fabulous. I love your style...everything looks so good on you. I will check back with ya..Dawn Suitcase Vignettes

Ife' said...

Okay, you are like the 3rd remixer that I've seen rocking colored tights and I am so jealous. I love them! I have never tried wearing colored tights. I always stare at them in the bins at target, but I can't fathom any outfits in my mind so I leave them behind. boo! I really need to get some NOW!

Love this look. It's all sophisticate...then BAM! the tights. LOVE IT!

Theresa said...

Ooh, cute! I'm rockin' my purple tights today as well!

thestyle-tree.blogspot.com

Kaitlyn McCall said...

love the tights and socks!
hope you visit me and enter my giveaway!!

Rachael said...

LOVE the purple tights!

A-C said...

The purple tights are fabulous! You're making me want to dress up while at home studying.

mandi c said...

YESS This is my favorite so far! (I'm backdating, I know! so much catching up to do..) love the jean pencil skirt and purpley pretty tights! And your side braid is fab. :)

Carolyn said...

Thanks for your comment! Things I love about this post: your boots! your tights! your ridiculous contortion into the number 3. I'm definitely adding you to my blogroll!

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