"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stripety stripe stripe stripes

Bonjour kittens! Hey, hey guess what!! Yes, you, guess!!! I AM BLOGGING FROM MY APARTMENT... WITH INTERNET! That deserves a big boo-ya! Ok, I have now used like a month's allowance of exclamation marks, so I must now blog without emotion. Can do. I think. Maybe. Ok, I give up. Who wants to read emotionless crud anyways.

I don't know about you all but one of my favorite things about Thursdays (besides the fact that they signal the start of my weekend) is Sydney's posting of Awkward and Awesome Thursdays! I mean seriously, chica is funny. Like makes me chuckle out loud funny. Oh, and while we are on the topic of this awesome blogger, is it creepy to say that I was super excited to read she is moving to my area this summer because it greatly enhances my chances of meeting her so our best friendhood can commence? Oh it is creepy? Dang. I guess I've used my creepy quotient for the month now, too. Well anyways, I decided to participate this week. Mostly because my creative energy seems to be just non-existent right now, but also because, well duh, it would be awesome!

-Posing in the bathroom mirror at work, because I don't yet have a fulllength mirror in the apartment, trying to decide if I want to use the pose later that night for photos and a coworker walking in and having to try and look like I was just very fixing my skirt. Ya, she didn't buy that. I mean, who would?
-Walking by people in a hallway and they say hey and even though you don't know them you think they are just being nice so you say hey back and smile, thankful for their kindness, only to have them give you a very odd look and then proceed to look past you to their friend that they were actually saying hey to. Woopsies.
-The fact that my kitten is special needs (ok so that could be an entry all on its own, but there is more) and decides to show her love by licking whatever fabric you are wearing and soaking you. And I mean completely soaking. So then you are laying in bed kind of cold because your cat has just licked your shirt to death.

Can you say awkward? Ok, now the really fun ones!

-Roomate serenading me from the shower, but I'm not sure she really knows it. This could be awkward, but only for her. And since this isn't her awkward and awesome Thursday, it goes under awesome.
-Photoshoots with roommate. Particularly when she does funny things like jump on my bed and tell me to work it or make funny faces while snapping the camera (more below).
-Having internet at the apartment and actually being able to read blogs without looking over my shoulder hoping someone at work doesn't notice. Way awesome.
-Our apartment in general. Even with the slightly leaky roof and definitely cooler than preferable temperature that we can't change, having a place that I paid for and is my own is definitely a-w-e-awesome!
-Roomate. Period.
Dress acting as a top (poor baby always has to be the supporting actress and never gets to play the leading lady): XOXO via TJ Maxx, Cardigan: American Eagle, Skirt: White House Black Market, Tights: Unknown, Booties: Steve Madden, Belt: goes with skirt, Necklace: Grandmother's, Bow ring: c/o Lichen and Lychee, Leaf ring: Cousin's
Haha can you tell by that smile that I am posing by myself and using the handy dandy self-timer feature?? My lovely roommate is leaving me next week for California (apparently her best friend having a baby is more important than being my photographer-shocking) so I decided to prepare by trying to figure out photo taking on my own. All I can say is I will definitely miss her. For more reasons than just her fabulous picture taking skill though!
So up next in my random "Let's show readers the new apartment in tiny snippets of outfit posts" idea would be the kitchen. Oh yes, aren't you just in awe of my interior design skills? I mean look at that fuzzy rug, baby! I missed my calling, I tell you.
And that smile you can tell is a "oh roommate you are so funny" smile. Really folks, she is. Especially when she holds the camera above her head and makes the concentration face complete with the pursed lips that usually only come out when she is shaking her thang on the dance floor.
Man this cardigan is sure earning its dollars this week with the pattern mixing. Although, I don't know if stripe-on-stripe can technically be classified as pattern "mixing." Maybe pattern layering?
So I should probably hit the hay since that fabulous roommate of mine is waking me up at 4 am to take her to the airport. Yea, not only do I have to live without her for a whole week, I have to help her leave me. What does she think we are, friends? Oh wait, we are. Best of. Ok guess I will drag my sorry little behind away from the amazingness of home internet and crawl under the covers. Until tomorrow, loves!


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  1. I can't wait to see what you come up with for our Celebration of Singledom!

  2. Love the combination of different stripes--it totally works!

    owenandchelsey.blogspot.com (fellow 30x30 remixer)

  3. Wow!! In LOVE with this outfit!! You KNOW Im a stripe "junkie", so you are a girl after my own heart, lol....looking awesome sweets!

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  4. The influx of stripes here is too fabulous for words - I love it, I love it! And yayay for finally having Internet - I would die without my access!! :)

  5. Congrats on having your internet up and running!! I don't know what I would do without it!! That skirt is fab! I love the mix of stripes! Super cute! :)


  6. Yay for getting the internet!! And your roommate's shower serenade cracks me up--that's too cute!
    I love love love your mix of stripes here--I think this is my favorite look so far!

  7. That's awesome that your internet is up and running (and this post was so cute)! I love the stripe mixing.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  8. Love the striped skirt! so parisian! love it.


    Lydia Lange


  9. Cute mix of prints! and those boots are fab!
    (found you on the remix list)
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  10. I love the combination of the two different colored stripes! It works really well together! You look very pretty! And it sounds like your apartment and everything in it is awesome!

  11. Wow, that's bold, two stripes in a single ensemble. I usually stick to one. But turns out it's interesting, clashing them both ;) Chic!

  12. Haha this is too funny you got caught posing. Hey it happens. I like the stripes on stripes. Very nice.

    Write it in Lipstick

  13. your writing is so cute! I love these :) congrats on the internet in your apartment! the awkward moments made me laugh, haha :)


  14. This skirt looks great on you, and I love the awkward moments =)

  15. ok seriously loving the stripes on your skirt! tooo cute, also- I'm so glad you love your roomy so much!!

  16. LOVE the belted cardie over the skirt. It's my favorite silhouette!

    Haley @ Cardigan Junkie

  17. I live for stripes! LOVE your mixed version!


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