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Friday, March 11, 2011

mix & match...then realize it doesn't look cool...THEN realize "who cares? I'm too old to be cool anyway"

shoes: cato brand. pants & cardigan: gap. shirt: forever21. belt: pocket's. watch: citizen brand. flower brooch: don't recall. 
(Yes, I'm aware that these shoes today are all wrong for these pants...they put the cuff at an uncomfortably lame height. Buuuuut...meh. Whatchagonnado.)
Something reminded me today of my 5th grade school "talent" show. Some friends and I thought we were super good singers and not-too-shabby choreographers, so we performed not one but two numbers at our school's (soon-to-be non)talent show: "Barbara Ann" (beach boys) to give the audience some pep and "Greatest Love of All" (whitney houston) to deeply move them. (...and, yes, in case you're wondering, I do want to cry of embarrassment. Thanks for asking.)

Of course Surprisingly, we sucked. And even that's putting it mildly.

Post-performance, even my mother could hardly come up with words that were equally positive and true. I think she finally choked out something like "brave" and "you tried." We were the laughingstock.

You know how any publicity is supposed to be good publicity? Yeah, well, I found out that's a total lie when the news (a) centers around the fact that you and your four buddies are untalented, uncoordinated fools and (b) ushers in your junior high years.

Hmmm...Not sure how this glorious memory ties into my ensemble today. Other than I kind of feel like it's Mom-wear, and as a mom, I want my kids to skip their junior high/middle school years. I don't think I'm man enough to live through their emotional coming-of-ages, because look how adorable and confident they are at 4 years old:

 
(Her finale pose? Kills me.)

Happy Friday.

Want this look so you, too, can worry about your pre-pubescent kids' futures? Check it out:

16 comments:

Aleisha Z. Coleman said...

ya, but if anybody can pull off the any press is good press--you can--if you hadn't admitted you didn't like the pattern mixing, i think i might go for it! and the confidence of the 4 yr. old is probably inherited:)

Felicity said...

First off, your daughter is adorable! Everyone should have the confidence of a four year old! Second, I actually like your pattern mixing. It's worlds better than looking matchy-matchy.

Jess said...

Pattern party! You look fantastic. I'm totally trying the finale pose tomorrow!

Renee said...

looooove the mixed patterns!...very fun outfit!

-renee
http://bettycrockettrocknroll.blogspot.com/

ladydazy said...

Love the whole outfit! Thank you for visiting my blog. :)

ladydazy said...

Oh and your daughter is too cute for words!!!

Colleen said...

I want a daughter some day to be as cute as yours.

Julie @ The Trendy Boutique said...

Your daughter is a little fashion plate! As for wanting them to skip middle/high school, I have been through it all with one already and have one in middle school right now. It can be emotional and awkward but it's better than when they go off to college and are pretty much gone for good:(

Kirstin Marie said...

You look great, and I adore your hair! It looks so pretty. I love the pictures at the bottom with all the named poses. So cute!!

xo

madam0wl, a.k.a Sandra said...

Well, just like how bad press can be good press... bad pattern mixes can actually be good pattern mixes. I think this works!

My almost 9 year old son is hovering just below the awkward tween age and already getting flack from his peers. It breaks my heart. I totally don't know how I'm going to handle junior high other than to maybe encourage his tendency to be sort of badass whatever-I-don't-care-hey-mom-can-I-dress-like-a-goth-for-next-halloween?

Kish said...

This outfit is awesome! The patterns that you mixed are wonderfully done...I wish had that talent! (Oh, and the confidence to go with said wanted talented...just like that l'il one of yours!)

Keely said...

Love the stripe-floral mix with those slacks. And those shoes - adorable!

Kelsie said...

I love your pants!!!

My Heart Blogged said...

I think you look cool. I like your outfit. My two good friends danced to an Nsync's "Dirty Pop" in middle school at a talent show. They did the dance from the music video. We kept trying to tell them they weren't amazing. But, they were convinced they were. It was a very awkward few minutes.
My Heart Blogged

Natasha said...

I love love love all this print mixing!! Everything looks wonderful together!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Pineapple said...

Pleeeease tell your daughter that I'm trying really hard to incorporate these fabulous posing examples into my mega-awk modeling repertoire. I am not nearly bold enough for The Finale yet, but maybe she is willing to tutor?

Let me know.

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