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 15, 2011

i don't think they're calling me mellow yellow (that's right)...


 shoes: steve madden. socks: smiths marketplace. skirt & cardigan: j.crew. shirt: gap. scarf: forever21. flower hairclip: downeast outfitters.

I dunno, guys. I was totally uninspired today by my 30x30 items this morning, lounging lazily in my closet and doing their best to ignore me. I feel like I've made all the obvious matches, you know? So bear with me over the next two weeks, as the UNobvious becomes the everyday. But the good news (for all of us) is that, as day 15, the glass is half done.

So. Non-inspiration typically equates to either totally mundane or...how do I put it...totally odd. Heh. Guess what I went for today. I'm commiting all sorts of fashion faux paus here--t-shirt with pencil skirt, socks with sandals, two bright & bold patterns competing with each other, not to mention the socially-unacceptable exposure of pasty-white knees. Meh. I'm not even fazed, though. That's what happens when I eat too much sugar the day before. I turn into a rebel without a clue.

Speaking of Tom Petty lyrics...does anyone else just LOVE the song "free falling"? A timeless classic, if you ask me. (Which you didn't, but I'm the one typing here, so I can pretend anything I want.) When I'm jogging and Free Falling comes around on my playlist, I get a huge (probably psycho) smile on my face, bee-bop of my head, and rhythm to my stride. Basically, for about 3 minutes, I become an oblivious one-woman circus bopping along the side of the road. But a themed Free Fallin' circus. Which HAS to be better than any Barnum & Bailey number. 'Cept the elephants. That's a definite feather in their cap.

[Editor's note: I almost made a joke that compared my thighs to an elephant's. But, although potentially mildly humorous, it's rude, even (especially?) coming from oneself. So I didn't. I'm just learning to fly, guys.] [Assistant Editor's note: If you're unfamiliar with Tom Petty, you should probably just ignore this entire post. We apologize for the decade-specific references. It's the last dance with Mary Jane, I promise.]

Breaking rules or no, I feel a bit Unexpected and Maybe Awesome today. Hope you do, too.
Happy Tuesday!

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16 comments:

SIENA.STYLE said...

alwyas so funny! And you look cute!

Laura said...

I kind of adore socks with sandals so I love this!

Linda said...

Why do you look so fresh and cute with knee high socks and sandals? I'd just look like a way too old elementary student!

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Eclectic Flair said...

haha, loved the Tom Petty reference! And who doesn't love Free Falling!? I really love the sandals with the knee highs!

iSMILE said...

I love the sandals and knee high socks, same with the pencil skirt and t-shirt :)

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Magatha-May said...

oh I love Free Falling - what a great song.

Leslie said...

love your socks - suck a refreshing free spirit!! love your style!

Simply Bubblelicious said...

U R rocking those socks chick! Love it!

Aleisha Z. Coleman said...

i am kinda into the knee highs this year...i wear them with everything:) the stripes of two kind--love it--tom petty--love him--you are great and fun to read!

dani said...

2 looks I'm dying to but am always scared to try: Knee-highs, and socks + open heels! You're totally inspiring me!

Tara said...

Lot's of broken rules, and yet, it all works! You look great :)

(I'm pretty sure that's supposed to be the lesson learned during the challenge, so I think you've officially graduated, or something. Woo!)

And I love Tom Petty. I grew up in an Indiana town, after all...

Sarah said...

Lovely look. I adore your shoes with socks and that scarf is very cute.

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Thoa said...

Omg I am LOVINGGG the socks! They look super warm & cozy! This rebellious outfit rocks my sockss! And your hair is really cute too! It's schoolgirl chic, but I guess we can say schoolwoman/mommy?

However, I'm sorry to say but I really just don't see the 5.

Anonymous said...

love your joyful spirit... but what's with the number imitation? please make it stop

Julie said...

bleh, erase the last comment. I love your joyful spirit too & Please keep the numbers coming. I think they are unique, you, & funny. This outfit take courage. I tried to put my face on this outfit & I simply would feel L-Ame-O but your look fantastic. I love the whole thing from top to bottom, oh & to your feet too.

stealthnerd said...

I love the color combo in this outfit and I really love the pattern mixing!!

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