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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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

spring has sprung...okay, it hasn't, but it will...you hear me, spring? you WILL.

 shoes: mudd brand. skirt: american eagle. shirt: forever21. belt: thrifted. necklace & flower clip: downeast basics.

Someone commented the other day how tired they were of seeing people in winter scarves and tights and boots. I hadn't really thought about it until now, but...me too! Sick sick sick of wearing them. So. In a fit of "in-your-face-Old-Man-Winter" (which could, in a pinch, also double as "whose-legs-are-whiter-Old-Man-Winter's-or-mine") I'm treating you all to a delightful view of my non-tighted (and alarmingly colorless) legs. You're welcome.

Today's jumping-off point was this springy floral shirt. (I don't know if the universe is susceptible to subliminal messages, but, hey, it's worth a shot.) Paired, and I don't know why, with this mini-plaid skirt. That's "mini" as in the plaid pattern itself, NOT "mini" as in the skirt. Again, you're welcome. Some days my benevolance-ness is just overwhelming, I know.

I was absolutely digging the combo...until this polka-dotted belt flew out of my closet and landed at my ankles. Obviously, a belt around one's ankles will never ever do, but...dared I add a third print to this already jarring-ly busy ensemble?

(Here's where, if this were a TV show, we'd cut to commercial, and you'd spend the next 2.4 minutes discussing the options before me, the pros and cons of each, and how your sister's-best-friend's-niece once faced a similar dilemma and what she did about it. However, circumstances being as they are, I'll just take this moment to say: don't forget to check out this week's giveaway!)

Annnnnd, we're back. And, oh yes. I dared. A trifecta of mixed-pattern spring-y-ness, and legs that glow in and of themselves like the very sun in the sky. It's a win-win-WIN. Flowers will be sprouting forth wherever I walk today, I daresay.

Happy Wednesday.

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11 comments:

Amber said...

Cute Cute!
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ladydazy said...

I like this post. It's funny because I live in sunny hot Arizona and I always want cooler weather to come. Then our very short Spring appears and I'm so happy. Then Summer, then I want cooler weather, then Spring. Just when I'm sick of one climate another pops right up!! Hope your Spring comes soon. My Summer is just around the corner. :/

rebecca said...

Oh I love that skirt. It's so light looking. Perfect for warmer weather.

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mary elizabeth said...

i'm lovin' the combo! and that skirt, i looove that skirt! you look darling, as always!

and yes -- can it be spring yet, please?! i'm sick of winter clothes!

Liz said...

Was it warm enough to go bare legged? I have been rebelling by not wearing a coat. I'm not sure that's the greatest idea I have ever had, because the only one that suffers is me... but I stand firm by my plan!
You look great and I love that your little one is showing her style on your blog too!
-Lizzy
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Little Lovables said...

It totally works. The bobbley white necklace I think help ties all the pattern jumbleness together!

Pineapple said...

I may have to use your necklace as a model and try making my own pearl necklace. I have been dying for such a piece for months now, and yours is everything I want out of it. Must replicate . . .

A Lost Feather said...

ah your outfit is so cuteeeee.. i wish snow flurries weren't in the forecast for tomorrow.. AHHH.

CC said...

Love the outfit and all the mixed prints. Totally adorable. Almost as adorable your little one in her too big shoes.

Elaine said...

that last pic is so adorable

Tara said...

Ha! THANK YOU for (hopefully) kicking spring in the rear and telling him to get a move on. I would totally listen, if it were me :)

And your little adorable picture partner has great taste in shoes...

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