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

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

ready, set, be funny...

Use your imaginations, kids. There's a "10" in there somewhere.
boots: target. tights: don't recall.  slip: a slip shop. skirt: gap. shirt: banana republic. cardigan: rue21. necklace: gifted. belt: forever21.

May I have a re-do of yesterday's post? Pretty please? I meant it to be light-hearted and optimistic; I'm afraid it read as a somber prelude to depression. So let's lighten the mood, shall we? With some wit. And humor. Real soon, I'm going to write something funny. Hilarious, even. Useful for humorous ice-breaking fodder at your next party. Wait for it. Waiiiiiit for iiiiiittttttttt.... 

Dang. I got nothin.

My roommates in college (the same ones responsible for Item #1 here. tsk tsk. such bad influences on poor innocent bystanding me...) were all hilarious. All of them. Well, okay, MOST of them. And the ones who weren't funny (i.e., me) usually laughed so hard we turned purple and couldn't breathe and were thereafter dubbed "Purps." But we most assuredly drew the line at peeing our pants. Maybe.

ANYways. Sometimes if things got too serious or quiet or boring, one of us would turn to someone at random and demand, "be funny!" The person then had to do/say/be something funny. Which is virtually impossible to do on-the-spot. It's like when people say, "what's your most embarrassing moment?" or "think of two truths and a lie" or "what's your kid's name?" Can NEVER think of a response right then, but give me about 15 hours, and I'll come up with something sweet. Something hilarious and clever and repeatable.

[Editor's note: Actually, I can remember all my kids' names. I was just kidding about that. It was more of a lighthearted jab directed at Pocket, who, after the delivery of our third child, couldn't remember her name to save his life. Or his good-standing with my dad, who was waiting patiently on the other end of the phone for his newest granddaughter's name and deets. Those poor husbands, man. Poor poor little dears. So exhausted after watching their wives give birth... :) ]

On a completely unrelated note, remember this fabulous slip from A Slip Shop? It always makes me want to break out in some sort of dance in that day's photo shoot, and I won't even apologize because, frankly, it's not my fault. The slip just makes me so happy! You should all get yourselves one, too.

Then you could dance in front of your camera and post the pics for all the world to see. Your mother, like mine, will be so proud of your feminine dignity. Right mom?...mom?... Hmmm...she must've stepped out for a sec. But trust me, guys. She's way proud and not embarrassed of me at all.

Happy Thursday!

p.s. This skirt that I'm wearing today? Same as this one. Do YOU have a magic skirt?
p.p.s. Another product review coming up this weekend from Kosher Casual! You guys, I couldn't be more excited about it. The skirt they kindly sent me is cuuuuute.

Want a look that makes you dance? Check out the stuff below AND Kaity's shop...

37 comments:

Melissa said...

Love, love, love! Love the colors, the silhouette, the twirly, the boots, the wide belt, love everything!

angie said...

I love how the green matches the black and white!I'll be on the look out for a green skirt!

Simply Bubblelicious said...

I really like that green skirt! I am starting to have a new love affair with that color like I did last year with yellow. Nice Job! Having fun being a new follower.

Pineapple said...

That skirt is REVERSIBLE??? You lucky duck. What an amazing item to own.

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Laurelann said...

I love your reversible skirt and the way you styled it both times! :) It looks like there's NO WAY it could be the same skirt. That would be an awesome piece to travel with. I'm digging your playful number posing, too. It's different and different is good! :)
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Ashley J said...

I love the number 10, soooo funny!

theresa said...

aha your so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!
love it!!!
love that youalways look like your having fun in your pictures!
:D

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Dreamy Girl said...

Okay, to be honest, a large part of why I am checking your blog everyday is to see how you will do the numbers. What a cute idea!!!

Marie said...

Sometimes when I'm perusing through all these fashion blogs there's an outfit that makes me say outloud, "Oh I love that!" and this totally was one. Can I steal that green skirt!? Geez.

Elizabeth said...

This is the world's most adorable outfit! I LOVE the skirt, the slip adds such a fun element and you look great and so cheerful!

Elizabeth

SIENA.STYLE said...

cool and cute as always!!!

Brittney said...

@melissa: you love everything? even the hole in my big toe in my tights? awesome. me too.
@simplybubblicious: i know, right? although i'm still obsessed with mustard yellow. now just adding an olivey green to the mix. which could get disgusting...
@pineapple: lucky duck is right. nothing like a good old-fashioned two-fer. (as in 2-for-1, in case you don't speak redneck.)
@theresa: i do have fun taking these pics. some would argue too much fun. and they could be right. :)
@marie: best compliment ever. thanks.
@elizabeth: i'll take "world's most" anything. unless the thing that comes next is something bad. then i'll pass...

Amanda said...

Oh my gosh, this is funny. I say mission accomplished! ;) Your number pics crack me up. And I LOVE that slip! I would totally want to dance in that too!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog, Brittney! I love being introduced to fellow remixers!

xoxo,
Amanda
www.once-upon-a-wardrobe.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Love the skirt! SO cute. :)

Morgan said...

Love love love your skirt its gorge!! Also your 10 is the best I've ever seen girl!! LOVE it!

MEET VIRGINIA DESIGN

Charlotte said...

LOVE the skirt! And the slip. So cute together!

Marie-Eve said...

This green skirt is stunning on you. Love the necklace too !!!

Natalie said...

I am quite impressed by your #10, your magic skirt, and the fact that you curl your hair on a semi-consistent basis.

Ashley said...

What a great skirt! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

monster cakes said...

Well thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog, and aren't you just darling! I'm totally crushing on this skirt too!

So I noticed you wrote "p.p.s" when most people incorrectly put "p.s.s." I was intrigued, so I read your "about me" section, and guess what!? I got my BA in English and Writing with a focus on technical writing. AND... I'm kind of a comma freak. I love 'em. Ok that's all. Nice to meet you!

Brittney said...

@morgan: the best 10 you've ever seen? what did the others look like? yikes... :)
@natalie: "magic skirt" thanks you for correctly referring to it by its real name.
@monster cakes: hooray for us! but now i'm nervous...what if i make typos and/or grammatical errors in my hasty posting? ahh! the pressure;'$@? i mean, the pressure! (see what i mean?)

thedemuremuse.com said...

i think you're hilarious!! i am still in awe of how you came up with all these poses that look like numbers. GENIUS, i tell you!

Alexis Kaye said...

This outfit is REALLY adorable!! :) I love it!

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

poor pocket, watching your wife give birth is tiring....

Kelly said...

love that green skirt! great 10!

Brittney said...

@demuremuse: hey, i'm not going to argue "genius."
@melissa: i know. that's what i thought, too... actually, for the record, he's the best husband and father on the planet...once he remembers our names, that is.
@kelly: you're too kind. no. really. i think "great" might be a bit generous. how about "nearly legible"? better?

Kati said...

I woke up this morning at 3:30 and as random thoughts were running around my head, this little thought jumped in there. "How the heck is Brittney going to make a 10?" "She is only one person, how can she make 2 numbers?" Well, you didn't disapoint, I love the 10!

Martha said...

I so want a slip like that!! Too cute!

I never forget my kids names' but I often forget my own.

Tara said...

Ok, it's official...your blog, in general, just makes me happy! I love your style, I love your story-telling, I love your number contortions. Big fan :)

Also, I only have one kid, but I also have two dogs, and while I remember all three of their names, I often forget which one is which...but I get it right eventually!

Rebecca said...

That skirt is fantastic. I really like the gren color.

Cassandra said...

Love that skirt & slip combo! It's very 1940s/1950s. :) I adore the color of the skirt as well! It's my favorite!

Lo said...

absolutely loving the slip peeking out. so cute!

Thessa said...

Your number contortions are so cute! I love the colors in this outfit and letting slips peek out of dresses/skirts is one of my favorite things to do. Good on ya :D.

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the Citizen Rosebud said...

If I was your mum I'd be proud of the clever color combo. LOVE the yellow of the necklace with that hue of moss green with those bitchin! greige boots. Yeah. Proud, proud.

dani said...

I looove this! My non-skirt wearing self is getting more and more jealous of all my skirt-wearing blogger pals as the days go on... anxiously awaiting March ;)

Jilliebeanie said...

You and your amazing slip...are fab. I would imagine you to be the FUNNIEST of your friends. If you were any funnier, I might be inclined to pee MY pants. And since I'm at work, that just won't do.

Ms. Mari said...

I seriously so love love love that skirt!

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