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

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

because I'm the mom, that's why...

shoes: converse brand. socks: smith's marketplace. skirt: gap. shirt & belt: thrifted. cardigan: old navy. watch: target. earrings: hawaii. necklace: don't recall. balloon: dollar store on valentine's day.

It is with full understanding that I'll probably be shunned by the fashion purists of the world (all of whom flock to this blog on the daily to adjust their own style decisions. Natch.), but I couldn't help myself: Red chucks it was, and had to be. They make no sense here, and I recognize that. The beautiful thing, though, is that they fit right in, because in all actuality, NOTHING makes sense in this ensemble. Some days are just like that, at least for me.

Mysterious, no?

No? Just plain weird? Drat. I've always wanted to be that woman-with-a-hint-of-a-what's-her-story?-aura. Okay, that's a lie. I've never wanted to be that woman. I've mostly wanted to be the woman who is able to eat like a horse and end up losing weight. Got myself an O-fer.

Instead, I guess I'll settle for being the woman I actually am: an active mommy who enjoys doing pleasantly unexpected things like baking cookies at dinnertime (check), reading 4 stories at bedtime instead of 2 (check), and wearing red converse with a floral pencil skirt and uber-bright sweater (check-check).

Oh, and for the record, I would've nixed the knee-highs in lieu of bare legs to simplify this a bit, but it's still too blasted cold for that. So. I figured another faux paux (sp?) couldn't hurt...this one's on the house.

pssst...Purists? See y'all tomorrow, right guys?....ladies?...oh esteemed ones?...aw nuts.

Happy happy Thursday!

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26 comments:

Katri said...

at first I was so astounded by the color that I didn't know if I could keep reading...but then I did. and LIKED IT! I have found that I like random things (in outfits) more than ever. SO...that means I love your outfit. No joke :)
Cardigans and Cookie Dough

modernmom said...

You are awesome, and my fashion hero. Keep rockin' the non-matching look. I am trying so hard to get there! ;)

Abbe said...

Everything here works so well! I totally love it!

xoxo-
abbe

My Leather Jacket

Kinsey said...

I never would have thought to pair this outfit with sneakers, but I think it's actually kind of cute!

Kelly @ The Startup Wife said...

Super cute! I LOVE the way you're wearing the Converses ... I have a pair I never never wear but they were a gift from my brother and I would love to wear them more. This is inspirational!

Lanette said...

You really made me laugh today. I mean, you usually make me laugh, but today's just hit me, I guess. Pretty cute with those chucks, mama!

Living Foxy said...

I love your unexpected 4 stories instead of 2 and baking cookies at dinner. Why? Because I do the same thing. Love this post because it's hilarious!

Audrey
www.livingfoxy.com

Julie said...

Somehow this crazy outfit works & you know why, because red shoes make every outfit look A OK, in my book (& fyi...my book is a pretty important, fashion know all kind of book...so...you know...)

Peggy said...

you look adorbs in your look! I have my chucks on today too - with sequins even!

Meisha.Style said...

how lovely!!!the red sneaker goes so well with the yellow cardi!

Sorren said...

i heart that yellow! and I am totally FOR chucks. I have a pair of grey ones with the new skinny sole that i cannot wait to break out again. Unfortunately, here in halifax that likely wont be until may. booo

heidiluxe said...

the red is perfect. i feel so out of the loop, i haven't read blogs in about a week, glad to see you are still stylish in my absence.

aaez said...

these red converses bring me back. i use to live in them in college. i need them back in my life! love how you paired them with knee socks and a skirt, must try this

Evie said...

Oh, I'm such a sucker for a yellow cardigan. And the red chucks with the red lipstick? Perfect balance of girly and sporty!

christa @ enSTYLEpedia said...

there's nothing better than being comfortable being you. i love it. if i saw you around town i'd think, what a cool and fun mom, she's keeping it real and at least you're not wearing sweats and uggs!
the socks did throw me off BUT i totally get the coldness and i digress.

Claire said...

you're hilarious...and awesome! i love the mixing/matching "non-matching." it looks great. and it looks even better with those red converse.

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Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

I'm so glad you found my blog and sent me over here. Your style and silliness is a breath of fresh air in the style blog universe. I'm definitely following you now!

Jamie said...

I love this look! I've tried sneakers with a skirt before, and it hasn't worked for me. But you pulled off the look so effortlessly here, that I'm thinking I need to give it another try.

And I love all your poses. They're so fun and natural!

ThriftyMomma said...

Love the red! So glad I found your blog...or well you found me first now I've found you. So thanks for leaving a comment on mine because now I can read yours :) really cute and I like the three pics and couch collage thinge going on I haven't seen that before.

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love the red sneaks totally and the watch!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Colleen said...

I always want to wear comfy shoes with skirts but am too scared to do so. I am glad you are not.

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

look at you living life on the edge. These chucks are like hey I'm a Mom and I can wear a skirt and still kick your butt. i like it.


Write it in Lipstick

Mary @ stylefyles said...

I like the red converse! My office building has concrete floors, so wearing heels repeatedly can be stressful on the joints (and feet, which I need to protect for soccer!) So I wear flat shoes and/or Toms quite often. It just happens.

Dylana Suarez said...

You look so cute! Lovely blog!


xoxo,

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Erica said...

It made complete sense that nothing in the ensemble made sense. Like a method to your madness, and I love it.

North Meets South

Fiamma said...

Thanks for making me smile :) Your outfit is so cute. May be it doesn't make perfect sense but it makes a perfect ensemble :)

XoXo
Plami

http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

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