desperate housewife

posted on: 4/28/2010

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I talked to my mom today. She said that she almost named me "Weekendi". See? Things could have been much worse. She also told me I was born with an extra thumb. But I couldn't find any scars so I think she just threw that in for good measure.

So I tricked you guys. You thought that my black pants were jeans the last time I wore them, but they aren't. They are basically really thick tights that are sturdy enough to wear as pants but too expensive to sleep in. (Did I just use the word sturdy to describe something in my wardrobe?) Anyways, I was channeling a little bit of 50s housewife for this look. Slutty 50s housewife -- did you see that tummy peeking out? Scandalous.

In other news, we leave for Seattle in 1 week. Thank you all for the wonderful tips!! I don't know if we saved up enough money for all of the restaurants you listed, but I've got an empty credit card and some elastic waist pants that I'll be wearing for the duration of the trip. You know what they say...when in Rome (or Seattle) wear loose pants. That way you can eat more.

35 comments:

  1. Really cute. Love the head scarf!
    Seattle's on my list of places to go! Let us know how great it is.

    www.morganandlua.blogspot.com

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  2. this is such a great outfit! one of my very favorites. and i love how you always find the coolest places to take your photos and that they always compliment your outfit. i'm not adventurous enough for that. i just stick to my back deck. i know, lame. anyways, you look adorable!

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  3. Run, don't walk to Etta by the market. Tom Douglas is a genius and his coconut pie rocks my world. Had to add another to the list!

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  4. You look like a lovely housewife... just what the doctor ordered. I'm tired and my house is a mess, can you be my sister wife?

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  5. fabulous I love it, the humor I mean, the outfit is cute as well ;)

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  6. love this outfit! probably one of my favorites so far.

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  7. eeeee seattle is exciting! i'll be there at the end of may and i cannot wait for the ocean/mountains/coffee/general amazing-ness.
    those pants are incredible--they pretty much sound like magic.

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  8. I dig the head scarf and the necklace. It's all too adorable.

    Have fun in Seattle!

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  9. Hi (new reader here)! This is such a great outfit, and I love your photos! If I could look that good in tights, I'd wear them as pants too. :)

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  10. Oh my goodness, those look like killer pants and I truly can't believe their just think leggings. Are they magic? Does Gap still have them?

    Such a cute outfit!

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  11. Yes! Gap does still have them although they used to be on sale....

    http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=53904&vid=1&pid=750296&scid=750296002

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  12. you're such a trickster! Love the headscarf! I do not know how to do that...

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  13. i was tying up my shirt yesterday in the mirror! but my love handles were like "ahhhh we're cold!" so i wore it the regular way.

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  14. Before I even read through the post, I definitely thought 50s housewife. Very adorable!

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  15. And when in Rome (really Rome, not Seattle), eat chinese. It costs less, isn't busy, and tastes better. Just sayin.'

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  16. Yeah you really got me with that tights. I honestly thought of buying a black skinny pants. Such a good one! :-)

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  17. Hi! I love your blog and that thign that you are doing with your clothes by 30 days! that's great and fun! I love the way you write!! and your style! so cute and romantic!

    xoxo

    http://nouveau-americain.blogspot.com/

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  18. the headband is wicked cute :) just wish i could pull those stinken things off.

    like how you tied the shirt - never really see that anymore :)

    http://workyourcloset.blogspot.com

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  19. The scarf in your hair is very cute.
    Only 4 more looks! You're doing so great with this!

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  20. Fabulous! You are inspiring me to rework my current wardrobe rather than thinking I NEED something new.

    http://www.minimalinfluence.blogspot.com/

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  21. Adorable. I really like your accessories and I can not believe those are leggings. Nice find!

    Melanie @Unravelled Threads
    Don't forget to enter my custom elastic waistband skirt giveaway!

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  22. So adorable! I love those pants. And I love how you scrunched them up. Super sweet.

    And I even love the flash of tummy!

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  23. LOVE this look. I totally tried to do something similar recently, but the top didn't fit right. Mrrr. You look awesome.

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  24. Really cute look! and I absolutely love your 30 in 30 challenge! ^,^

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  25. Hah! I'm wearing my ankle-length black cigarette pants today, too. Must be something in the air ...

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  26. WeeKendi, you look so adorable in this retro-housewife look. Also, you are to forever on be known as weekendi.

    flnw.blogspot.com

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  27. Woman, "slutty 50s housewife" TOTALLY works for you! I love the gingham blouse, and the scarf, and the sturdy tights. Wee Kendi for the win!

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  28. i just discovered your blog! pure awesomeness! your style is great! :)

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  29. I don't know what Seattle suggestions you've already gotten, but as one who has recently tour-guided friends around the city, I suggest Molly Moon's lavender ice cream and the Fremont Troll.

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  30. I love the retro vibe of this look. And I kind of want to be a 50s housewife. It's working for you :)

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  31. Kendi, I Love this housewife look with all my heart! Omgosh! I am gonna have to pull this off this weekend!

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  32. And you totally look like RIZZO from Grease!

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  33. I admire people who can manage to pull off this kind of top. Looks good on you.. ;)

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