cheaters never prosper (but they dress well)

posted on: 4/30/2010

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Okay so I'm a cheater. BUT I am not a liar or a thief, so I've still got my self-esteem and a clean police record. My striped top underneath is actually a bandeau/bra top so really if you count it as my underwear, I didn't cheat at all. Whew, now I feel better.

Only 2 more outfits!! I'm jumping for joy right now. (Seriously, I'm on a trampoline.) Not that I haven't enjoyed this challenge -- I have. But boy have I got some outfits planned. I mean don't get your hopes up or anything. In fact aim low with your expectations. The lower you aim, the better I'll impress you. (That's always been my motto.)

big and tall

posted on: 4/29/2010

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I think that I'm getting bigger. Not fatter (well maybe a little) just bigger in general. My desk at work feels like it's getting smaller and smaller. My legs keep falling asleep because I have to fold them up to fit underneath. I kept hitting my head while getting in and out of my car. I heard a young child whisper "Sasquatch" to her mother and then started to cry. 

And then today in the mail I got a postcard notifying me that a local retailer in my area will be carrying larger shoe sizes for women. It's official -- I'm a giant. And apparently everyone knows it and I'm just now figuring it out. It's just like that movie The Truman Show, except I'm not Jim Carey and there aren't camera's following me. Or are there...

Paranoia aside, can we officially start a count down now? 3 more outfits and 1 more day until my shopping ban is lifted. I'm already fake shopping online. I've got shopping carts full all over the internet. Truth is, I never stopped. (except for at work, because that's wrong, right...?)

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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.

Google me

posted on: 4/27/2010

Just as I like to place my name in words (weekendi, for example) I also like to find compliments in places that I shouldn't. Like search term results that lead people to my blog. (My vanity can not be limited to just imaginary vocabulary.)

I would like to take the time to say thank you to Google for categorizing me under the search term "pretty stylish girls". By far the nicest compliment I've ever recieved from a computer and/or robot. I would also like to say thanks for sending people to my blog when they search for:

"oh i forgot"
"most likely to succeed"
"wearing the same outfit everyday"

and my personal favorite...

"how to make ice kendi"

How to make ice, you ask? Well my friend, you freeze water, very carefully. Once you have mastered this skill, I will teach you about the art of popsicles. All in good time, young grasshopper, all in good time. Or perhaps you wanted to know how to make an ice kendi sculpture? That is another day and another post.

Now, what was I talking about? Oh yes, would you like to see what I wore today? Of course you do. Why else would you be here...well, besides to learn how to make ice.

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We literally waited until the last possible minute to take photos and had to end up using a flash. So if you were wondering if I greased up my legs for this photo shoot, I did not. They are just really that white and reflective of light. Jealous?

Only 5 more outfits to go. Thank goodness I didn't do 31 for 31, else my brain my have exploded.

Weekendi

posted on: 4/26/2010

What you are about to see is real. The pictures below have no pizzazz, glamour or makeup and have not been retouched. Just a tee shirt and a skirt. Names have been changed to protect the innocent and unshowered.


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Over the weekend I did 3 things: 1) showered once 2) watched 4 movies and 3) realized that when you add an "i" to the end of "weekend" you basically get a tiny Kendi and a new title for weekend outfits.

When I woke up yesterday morning, I knew that it was not going to be a shower day. (And by no shower day I don't mean it was a bath day either. Just so we are clear -- there was zero hygienic acts against my body or hair yesterday.) We had nowhere to go except for the grocery store and I have no qualms about showing up to the grocery store in this. So a tee shirt and a knit skirt was my outfit of choice.

Excuse my influx of posts over the last few days. As you can tell, I'm ready to finish up my 30 for 30 challenge and move on to the lonely contents of my closet. Bryan keeps finding me just staring at the other end of my closet with lustful eyes. I tried an outfit on the other day (in preparation for when I can wear my other things) and Bryan said it was weird to see me in different clothes. I now have a new appreciation for my old things. Mission accomplished. Now can I have my credit cards back?

Kendi and The Indecisive Dress.

posted on: 4/25/2010

You've heard of Joseph and the Technicolor Coat, right? Well this is sort of like it. Except this wasn't in the Bible, no one made a theater production out of it that in later years starred Donnie Osmond and this is about a neutral-colored dress, not a rainbow coat. But other than that, it's exactly like that story.

Yesterday I had somewhere to be and one dress in mind. First I should tell you we had actually two places to be -- errands around town and a dinner. So many combinations, so little time. This is what I came up with:

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In the end I wore the 2nd and the 3rd (errands and dinner, respectively). It was so embarrassing though, Donnie Osmond showed up in the exact same thing at dinner. Good thing I had my rainbow coat to throw him off.

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20 down, 10 more to go. Who knows? I might even make a victory lap.

Sal over at Already Pretty has featured me today! Every time I visit her site I love her a little bit more. If I could give e-hugs to Sal I would, pretty much everyday. So much that she would probably put up an e-restraining order against me and I'd have to share my adoration from internet jail. (It's a good thing this is all hypothetical, except for the feature. That's real.)

Happy weekending. :)

from day to date

posted on: 4/24/2010

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Since I am so very behind on my 30 for 30 I thought that I'd do a day to night combo outfit and take out two birds with one stone. Personally I wanted to get it done within 30 days and I'm about 5 days behind...which is normal for me honestly. In fact, I woke up surprised today was Saturday and not Monday. Anyways, this is my day outfit.

I took a turn for the dude on this outfit. Definitely menswear inspired with the khaki's and brogues. My husband pointed out that a dude would never wear a floral tank but my oversized polo and sports coat wasn't in my 30 for 30 challenge, so instead of straight up menswear, I was just merely inspired.

I bet you are dying to know what I wore for night, aren't you? I bet you already scrolled down and peeked didn't you? You nasty little scoundrel, you.

This is my date night look. (Same top, different bottom.)

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I know this doesn't look like night, and that's because it isn't. It's more of early evening. But from "day to early evening" just doesn't roll of the tongue quite right.

We traveled over to a little town not too far away and found the cutest little wine bar. Complete with a waiter that introduced himself as "Uncle Danny" and a guitar player who needed tips for his "wife that has two babies inside of her right now." If that doesn't speak classy to you, then I don't know why you are here.

And then I took Bryan's senior portrait. We are all so proud of him for graduating, albeit 7 years too late.

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