one tough cookie

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5.28.10A few things I learned this week:

1. I am not a good packer.
2. Never leave your photographer at home.
3. I’m addicted to taking pictures of myself and posting them on the internet.
4. I’ve missed you guys.
As we were taking outfit pictures today all of my narcism that had faded away over the past few days came right back to me. I felt warmth in my blood for the first time in days. I started sounding like myself again, starting out all of my sentences with ‘I’ or “What about me?” Let’s just say, it feels good to be back.
You know when you come upon a piece of clothing and you are so drawn to it that you must not only buy it but talk to it? That is what this dress is to me. I saw her on the rack at J.Crew and immediately began speaking baby talk to her. I asked her if she wanted to come home with me and although she didn’t respond, I knew that we were destined to be together.
Anyways, earlier this week on What I Wore, Jessica posted outfits from a weekend challenge called Sweet and Rough. Well I wasn’t able to send in photos, but I had this outfit in mind the whole time. I love this sweet little dress with my grommeted belt and my bruised arm. Nothing says sweet like a nice thumb-sized bruise, possibly from a car door, possibly from a bar fight.
I guess there is one more thing I learned this week. A bruise will get you attention but a bruise on your arm in the shape of a male’s thumb, will get you more.
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  • Anonymous

    I love this dress! I saw it at J. Crew and am now hating myself for not buying it. It looks so good on you!

    Glad you're back!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06025586220505577002 A.Co

    The dress looks so sweet – love it without the jacket (but with is pretty nice too πŸ˜‰

    Haha I guess that sort of bruise WILL get you more attention.

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

    PS – welcome back

  • http://thislittlepiggie.tumblr.com piglet

    I'm such a sucker for all neutral outfits and I love this!
    Those shoes are perfection!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05651350238417056813 teenfashionista

    Ahhh, THAT DRESS! I saw it this weekend and instantly had a huge crush on it. It looks beyond cute, and somehow even better on you than it did on the hanger.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08647712888107526524 jessica

    beautiful as always! love the outfit!!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16100935990025049147 L

    we've missed you too!
    i love the dress, so so SO amazing.
    i'm not a good packer either.

    afewsillylittlethings.blogspot.com
    L

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09983851866746267097 Shelby

    you look so cute intha last picture!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14681690616884677159 Londyn

    Just found (and love!) your blog :)

    Love this dress on you – they show off your fabulous muscle arms πŸ˜‰

  • http://www.lalovely.com Sarah Brooke

    The dress is darling but I adore the belt (probably because I just got one in a different color and it is perfect!) haha. But seriously. Love your outfit as always!

  • http://www.thosetricks.com Those Tricks

    Loving the thrifted blazer.
    It's linen?

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07027912778652288187 Allison

    That blazer is all kinds of fabulous! Love it!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09637108848247929823 Nicole

    cute dress!! love that it's floral!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10411190289961376267 Melanie

    Ha, nice grimace! That dress was made for you.

    Melanie@UnravelledThreads

  • http://www.ambersnotebook.com Ambersnotebook

    Not sure what I love more your sense of humor or your sense of style. Looking nice lady!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09174817644517536685 Roo Paprika

    This post geniunely had be laughing out loud. Fantastic stuff and very cute outfit

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10610538836646535287 Fashion Butter

    ooo I like this color palette

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11754334358970356683 butterfly307

    Great dress!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07874897254332872367 Life with Kaishon

    That dress is so adorable. I say, if it makes you talk baby talk in the store, how could you possibly pass it up? You can't : )

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13988003316018583580 Emily Kennedy

    Bwaaa ha ha ha. You're so awesome.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08491792967070723752 Pamela

    A bruise on a women's arm will always get a second glance!!

    What a great outfit. I totally bypassed that dress but seeing on a real person makes me want to take a second look. I love how you mixed it with the rough belt.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08893049810302661681 Vanessa

    I love this dress. Also, I usually have at least 3 or 4 bruises that size or larger covering my arms and/or legs…clumsy, and I bruise like a peach. Oh well, what are ya gonna do?

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07113599692927851843 Lexie, Little Boat

    the lighting in these pictures is so lovely! and i really like that jcrew dress!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02849953735750635138 Clare

    Heehee, love it. You ROCK that bruise. It's the up-and-coming fashion accessory for the masses!

    And your take on sweet and rough is perfect!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17919111045519112447 Gracey Loo, Money Smart Fashion

    I saw that dress too, tried it on, and i'll be honest it looks 1000 times better on you!

    lucky!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09083501639999817704 StacieBlair

    Such an adorable dress!! Love it!

    xox
    stacieblair

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01831607001500157567 tess

    oo that dress is rather lovely, you look so great in it. Maybe I'm stupid and clearly not business saavy, but I could totally see that outfit with its chic little blazer at a business lunch. I mean that in the best possible way, because you look both fashionable and professional! a tough thing to pull off, but you definitely do

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09678464366393424498 Taylor Sterling

    I love the soft feeling of this outfit. I tend to favor outfits like this and i love it on you! So pretty! So, I have the same list as you. I am a bad packer and I feel a little narcissistic posting images of myself all the time and how much I love it! Oh, well. You look great and I always enjoy stopping by your blog! Have a great weekend!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04865360471323926851 Jenni

    I love this dress so much and I love the way you styled it. And I hear you about the bruises! I'm a total klutz and I usually have about a hundred bruises on my body at any one time.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14847679157159126195 veronika, tick tock vintage.

    hah! i love the nasty looks people give your man when you have bruises. i'm constantly covered in them from cycling and i swear people think i'm being abused.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05501355193123491521 Lucy

    I really love your dress

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04755224059099450255 danika jane

    you kill me, i love your sense of humor. LOVE this outfit, i'm obsessed with neutrals right now. also, do you ever feel self-conscience about posting photos of yourself? i've been feeling that way this week :(

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05840899604873476948 Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes

    I love this outfit, the nudes and pastels are so great together.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17375522211268147369 Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion)

    You look beautiful in these photos! I love how you went for the rough yet sweet look. I also love the warm and soft color palette. Great job!

    http://www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16749856052282662870 alya

    Still getting used to seeing you in outfits other than from the challenge set – strange but true.

    Good to have you back, I will encourage your narcissism until the very end of time.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14591949277213547571 kriskrosapplesauce

    likelikelike

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07402258286084034412 Celine

    Haaaaa. Hope your husband didn't get in trouble πŸ˜‰ That dress is so cute and perfect on you. Nice find.

    flnw.blogspot.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12217703808886269753 Keira

    Wow, I heart this look. I love tailored blazers over flirty flowy dresses! Looking pretty tough with that bruise, lady. I would definitely assume it's from a bar brawl… "you should see the other guy" πŸ˜‰

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03203979340487471809 Ade

    you totally just made me laugh. :-) (alone on a saturday night, so trust me, i needed it).

    here via jinah's blog and i will definitely be sticking around!

    also? you are super cute. just sayin.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13710045391852541389 Lauren Moyer

    Love the outfit, and oh my the bruise! I just got one almost exact same size on my arm as well… and yes it does attract attention, how silly