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

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Monday, February 14, 2011

i heart colored tights. and, sure, love in general...


 boots: target. tights & bracelet: f21. skirt & shirt: gap. belt: thrifted (american eagle outfitters). necklace: don't recall.

Happy Valentines Day! Or, as I used to know it as, Single Awareness Day. I already busted out my only 30x30 article of clothing in a Color-o-Love yesterday, so I decided to go completely neutral today then BAM. Red colored tights! Totally a nod to the holiday in a small (yet effective) way. My own little flirtation with the world.

Not really. See how I can't wink in the photo above? See how, in the next photo, I seem to think that a sufficient celebration of the holiday is trying to make my arms form a heart? See how, lastly, I'm ashamed of myself? Flirtation with the world nothin'. It's all I can do to keep my grubby little fingers out of the conversation hearts around here. Actually, truth be told, those things are...how do I say it lovingly...not delicious. (Sorry, Brach's. But they aren't.) 

But we buy them anyway. Every year. I dunno why...have you ever tried to create a cohesive sentence with them, let alone conversation? It's impossible. I think the closest I ever came was when I was 10. Something like: HEY CUTIE BE MINE. NO WAY(?) TOO BAD DEAR ONE. EMAIL ME. BYE."

Yes, it was a riveting play-by-play of a breakup conversation. I'm sure your emotions ran high, as mine did, when you got to the climax of the scene, but you were able to laugh through your tears when you saw the protagonist's resiliency. It's a beautiful scene, and I haven't been able to re-create a comparable conversationally-hearted one since. Sighhhh...

Anyways. It's a fabulous holiday to spend with the one(s) you love. Which is what I'm off to do. And, bonus, my knees match the balloons. So.

Happy Monday.

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24 comments:

The Pretty Life Anonymous said...

I am convinced!!! I gotta get me some red tights! SO cute!

Jennifer said...

I am a big fan of this outfit. I am buying myself some super colorful tights first thing March 1st.

You are so silly. I love it!

angie said...

Red tights go so good with this neutral outfit!But still I'm so scared of trying red tights!

Viktoria with a K said...

The red tights are the perfect 'pop' for this look! Love it!

Ashley J said...

Happy Valentine's Day Brittney!!! Love you rocking the red tights!

Tara said...

I love the neutral look with the bright tights. I'm always a little nervous to try bright tights like that, but you may have converted me :)

Pink Slippers said...

I am LOVING your blog. Photos are phabulous and your writing has me laughing out loud! Thanks for sharing...in return, I have nominated you at my blog for the Sytlish Blogger Award! http://iminthemoment.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award.html

Kristin said...

Love this outfit! Perfect in every way!

Bethy said...

I thought you were just doing the YMCA?

Adorable blog, by the way. :)

E said...

The pop of color with neutrals is great. I agree about the conversation hearts...they taste nasty. That's why I made my own sugar cookie version.

Andréa said...

I love the pop of red. Awesome! I linked to you in today's post. Thanks for the inspiration! :)
http://rememberingself.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentines-day-day-13.html#more

Kathrine said...

There is NOTHING about this outfit that I don't like. It's perfect! V-day suits you, after all! :))))

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Jen HaHA said...

A splash of color is great with neutrals or all black. Adding it with tights is a fun way to splash it in! Your numbering is so fun! I need to go back and check out your #8!
Come check out my 30! Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

lipstickisses said...

Yay! Love the punch of the red tights!

mary elizabeth said...

i LOVE this outfit! its perfection wiht the neutrals and then, like you said BAM! adorable red tights! i think i might need to get a pair now ...

Laura said...

you are inspiring me to buy more colored tights!

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Thoa said...

Ahhh I love this outfit! All white and neutral and super bright tights, I want to try that some day but I'm pretty sure my students would be too distracted by my non-black tights to utter any coherent English words.

I actually think that is quite an attractive wink. And the heart definitely passes. And the "ashamed" face is wayyy too cute!

The Suburb Experiment said...

You're too adorable!! I love this outfits so hard. I wore red tights yesterday too. Like you, just a nod to the holiday. A little, "what's up". :)

I don't buy those candy hearts myself but I can't stay out of them at work. Even though I'm giving myself TMJ chewing through their chalky hardness.

Jenn

Law Mama said...

I love the neutral outfit with the red tights! So effectively festive!

Laura said...

LOVE your red tights! You are right they are the perfect small nod to V-Day. Your writing is so funny! I love it.

Jenni said...

What a perfect Valentines look! Love that pop of red in the tights. Hope you had a great day!!

violette said...

I love the little touch of red! Very pretty!

http://roseetviolette.blogspot.com

Julie said...

So there I stood in the tights section at Target thinking of you & I came home empty handed. I couldn't do it! I want to wear colored tights real bad. I am struggling putting the outfit together though.

Carolyn said...

I have a drawerful of colored tights and am way too nervous to pull them out, because I think I'll look weird. But I think you've nailed the formula: neutrals galore + a pop of color. After this 30x30 is over, I'm going to break out my crisp white tops and pencil skirts just go crazy with tights. Love it!

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