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

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

a barbie by any other name (not even 2nd cousin "barb") wouldn't smell as sweet.

Contrary to popular belief, the number two isn't as easy to replicate as it might seem. Don't tell me you haven't discussed this with at least three of your closest friends, either.
shoes: steve madden. jeans & striped sweater: american eagle outfitters. shirt: j.crew. watch: target. earrings: hawaii. flower barrette: forever 21.

A few days ago I was playing barbies with my 4-year-old, and the pillow was Mermaid Rock, and the barbies were going to have a party there. My barbie tried to get the party started by getting her groove on (she has some sweet dance moves. like me. I could rock a dance floor. and have. and will again.) [Editor's note: Which would all be absolutely true if I wasn't lying...]

Anyway. Layla's barbie politely informed mine that, "Sorry, we don't dance at this party."
Mine: "Oh. Okay." [Long, awkward barbie pause.] "Soooo...what do we do?"
Layla: "Um, I dunno. Talk about gowns?"

So that's exactly how our barbies partied. In fake high-pitched southern drawls that, coincidentally, my daughter and I both naturally use for barbie's default voice-over.

Fast-forward to my hot date with late-night TV last night (sure missing Pocket around here. Especially when I remembered, too late, that today's garbage day and I didn't take the trash out.) and an old episode of What Not To Wear, when someone quoted Coco Chanel as saying something to the effect of, "When you get dressed, put everything on, then take one thing off."

I have no idea if this is true or not. But I will say this: I almost busted out a necklace with today's ensemble, but then I didn't. I think Coco would be proud. In fact, her people totally called my people today to express just such a sentiment. FINE, they didn't. But they wanted to, I just know it. Regardless, you all can start calling me Brittbritt. In high-pitched accents. Obviously.

Happy Wednesday!

How I last wore these pieces: boyfriend jeans, striped sweater, mustard shirt.

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39 comments:

Steph B. said...

I've been racking my brain trying to figure out who it is I think you look like... and it finally dawned on me: Kristin Bell! Don't worry, it's a compliment :)

I've heard that Coco quote too. Definitely useful when you're considering adding just one... more... accessory...

Abbe said...

Love your number 2! Not going to lie- when I saw your number 1 yesterday, I spent far longer than I truly care to admit trying to figure out how you were going to create the number 2... And now I am trying to figure out how you are going to make number 3... Oh god. This is going to be a long 30 days for me...


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Melissa said...

I'm really curious to see how you're going to do number 3...and then double digits.

I love the cowl neck layered under the stripes! The cuffed jeans are super cute too. You're adorable!

Yasmeen Fahmy said...

I love your hair in these pictures :) Very pretty.

Yasmeen

Sara K.S. Hanks said...

What fabulous, sweet braids. And after seeing that cowl-neck yesterday (was it just yesterday? the day you looked remarkably similar to the number one?), I wouldn't have thought to layer it, so KU-DOS to you on the ingenuity front.

Alexis Kaye said...

I love this outfit! and your hair!

Katri said...

Oh barbies...I wish I had a good reason to play with those again! I love how you are forming your numbers. I wonder what happens when you get to 10? :)
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Ms. Mari said...

so ingenuous with number 2. let's see how you'll do 3 lol...good luck! but i'm sure you've already figured this out. you just want the rest of us to think think think hahahha...

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Peggy said...

Love the number poses! Love the ensemble as well. Love the Barbie story!

MerciBlahBlah said...

Nope - it's not Kristen Bell - it's Jennifer Garner. If you're not her younger sister, then I don't know WHO you are. I ain't gonna lie - your photos may be the most adorable photos in all the interwebs. Truth.

Merci!
Shannan

ellie said...

oh my goodness, you are great! the braids, the numbers, your rug (hell-o ispiration). definitely going to be following your 30 for 30!

Jennifer Huerta said...

Love the remix, and love that I discovered your blog! It's so neat! Looking forward to more!

Melissa said...

Cute! I'm really loving stripes right now. I left you a little note on my blog...the answer is yes.

Cee said...

Yay fellow remixer! You are so cute with the number poses. Question: what will you do when you hit double digits? :)

I love the additional touches you added to this outfit, from the braids to the flower pin. Total love!

sisters4saymoreismore said...

that #2 was quite impressive! i can't wait to see you do 3! i hope you practice yoga!

i have mixed feelings about that Coco quote... you probably know that we think more is more, not in every case of course, but i love throwing on one more necklace just for kicks :) the Glamourai is also an over-accessoriser and i think she is genius...
minimal is totally chic too!

~selina

Frances Joy said...

I'm super impressed that you're acting out the numbers. Also, love your layering and your Barbie accent, at least, the Barbie accent I'm imagining when I read this.

*Ashley* said...

nice 2....i really like the boyfriend jeans. :)

Kelly said...

I love your shoes! Fun outfit!

shealennon said...

I totally LOVE that you are acting out the numbers! I can't wait to see how you accomplish those double digits! And I'm loving this stripes and yellow combo--very Frenchtastic.

Sorren said...

i love how you layered your mustard shirt with the striped sweater, it looks so clean and adds so much! May I also say how much I love how you're doing the countdown; a giant 2? you bending to the shape of a 2? so great.

Ramsey said...

Your hair is just far too cute! I love it!!

Tara said...

I love your outfit, I love your pictures, I love your hair! You look awesome, all around :)

I only have a 16-month old, so I haven't had to refine my Barbie voice yet, but apparently cats talk like old Englishmen in my head, a fact I learned while reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear at bedtime one night...

Erika of Style Activist said...

Your outfits are adorable! I love the Coco Chanel line - she was and will always be right. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!

I am now followings yours!

XO,
Erika
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Theresa said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! You're adorable with your posing as numbers routine! Now just how do you plan to handle the double digits?? ;-)
-Theresa
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Taylor Renee said...

My sister and I had a walk-in size closet in our childhood bedroom that containted zero clothes and 100% Barbies. I haven't though about them in awhile but now I'm dying to have a little girl just so I have an accuse to play.

Love the imitation of the number 2. I bet you're great at the YMCA.

mk said...

you seriously crack me up every single day. are you this funny in real life?

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Thessa said...

Oh my goodness, that is the cutest number 2 contortion ever. Love the orange and black stripes!

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Kristen said...

If you keep up these number poses, you will be my new favorite 30x30 blogger in no time. :)

Nancie Mwai said...

thanx for the comment, you're also taking the 30x30 yaaay :) i'll keep up with you :)
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ABBI said...

I'm loving the flower in your hair! Very chic. Can't wait to see how you style your 30 for 30!
xo Abbi
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DeSignJunKie said...

Love Love the color combo's...

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Seriously loving the shoes, and the pop of olive green

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grace said...

I love this outfit. The olive green and the black and white stripes are great together.

Worried about what happens when you get to double digits. Or, you know, 8.

Chelsey Hancock said...

Okay, love the cleverness with shaping out the numbers :) I totally just type it out on photoshop over the picture instead haha. Also your Barbie conversation with your daughter is awesome-I'm pretty sure that is definitely a more fun way to party!

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Jilliebeanie said...

That's so funny...my Barbie-speak is all Valley Girl, all the time. I just can't help it. It's over the top and probably a little offensive. But kids think it's funny, so I continue. It's been a few years since I've played Barbies...I miss her.

Love your stripes.

Miranda said...

I am loving everything about this outfit, and absolutely your hair! :)

Stylepint said...

What a cute story! And I love how you paired the cowl neck with the sweater, it looks soo much more interesting! Good luck with the challenge! =)

stealthnerd said...

I love those little braids! So sweet! Um, also, I kind of want to come play Barbie's with you and your girls, just sayin'

kelsey said...

you are so funny with replicating the numbers! ha. and i am loving those shoes on you!

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