Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Killing May

May is sort of killing me.  It's like a million different things going on all the time.  

One of my favorite quotes is by John Owen  "Be killing sin or it will be killing you."  There's more to that quote, I cut the first part off.  Whatever, it's May and I have to hurry.

Point:  My new quote is "Be killing May or it will be killing you."

Seriously.

And what do you do, if you're me, and it's already a crazy/busy month?  You decide to paint things that don't actually have to be painted.

My theory is, if life is crazy, just go ahead and make it crazier.  Go big or go home.

Barstools...
No more boring barstools. #Ilovespraypaint

And the front door.  It's navy...and hard to get a good pic of.

Old white door is now navy. #Iloveoldhouses

And we planted some flowers... Bring on the color. #flowers

Jake had a spring concert so we dressed him up snazzy (in his Easter clothes) and he was adorable.

This is my extra annoyed fake smile because he wouldn't stop being so "adorable."


And this is my new favorite neon polka dotted shirt that I found on sale at the J Crew Factory store (online.)  If I could wear it every day I would.  I'm kidding.  I can wear it everyday and I will.  If something is dotted or striped or glittered it is automatically in my love pile.  


Did I mention that I am super happy that neon is back again.  It's like 7th grade all over again.  I'll try to avoid it from head to toe this time...but I make no promises.

We have our closing Bible Club program tonight (kids ministry) and then I will have officially "killed" May 8th.





Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stuff

I really left you hanging on the mom jeans thing.  My bad.  The good news is, I've been wearing them for two weeks now and I LOVE them.  The denim was kinda itchy/scratchy at first, but after several visits with my washer and dryer (yes I dry my jeans, I don't know how you people can stand wearing air-dried jeans...so stiff) the denim is softening very nicely.  I need to hem them a little, but until then, I've just been cuffing them.
I took the picture below right after my last post, but then I decided the pic was not all that flattering, so I didn't post it.  But apparently today, my vanity is gone, so here you go:


What else...

Oh... my Christmas shopping would almost totally be done if I could afford all of the things in my Amazon shopping cart.  In reality, I've bought like two things.  The rest I just keep adding to the cart and then pray it's still available by the time I get around to placing the order.

On the other hand, I ordered my Christmas cards.  I know.  Snapfish is mailing them as we speak.  Who knows how long it will take me to actually address and mail them, but for now I have NOT procrastinated at least this one thing.  *pat on back*

Yesterday I bought the Wow 2011 Christmas album on itunes.  I justified it to the voice in my head of Dave Ramsey that I needed it because I have lots of sewing projects to get done before Christmas and I need something new to listen to.  The album is so good.  Tell Dave Ramsey you need it too.  My favorite is Deck the Halls by Tenth Ave North.  Not that it matters...but it is. ;)

That's probably enough random information for you to process.

Happy Last Day of November to You!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Mom Jeans

There's some things I don't want to forget...


Like the way...


I wore a new pair of jeans around the house tonight...with the tags still on.  The boys thought I was nuts.  But I needed to make sure I reeeeally liked them before I tore the tags off.  While I tucked the boys in bed(which is usually Daddy's job, except on his men's Bible Study night)during Jakob's turn to pray, he sweetly prayed for his teacher and her family (who tragically lost their 9 year old son in an accident in September,) he prayed that the lunch menu tomorrow at school would be good, and that his mom would take off the stickers from her pants.  Amen.


(I did, by the way, remove the stickers...I do like them.)


The jeans also have a story.  Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa, Ben and I had a few hours to ourselves Saturday night.  We headed to Starbucks and then the mall.  I've been in need of some jeans that fit...running + a vast reduction in sugary treats= smaller size.  FINALLY. 


Side note:  Before you get too excited about the smaller jeans, it's not a big weight loss.  And apparently not noticeable, because not one person has said anything, but it's enough for me to go from "hide my belly that's bulging over my jeans" to "comfy in the next size smaller."  Make sense?


Back to story. I'm not usually picky with jeans...which is likely why I have a closet full of ones that really don't fit right.  So this time I was being choosy.  We walked through the department store: Juniors on right and Women's on left.  In the middle is a denim display of Levis.  They look cute on the mannequin that has only legs so I decide to try them on.  The sales lady, from the women's side asks if I need a room.  She's like seventy years old.  On the way to the fitting room she says, "Have you tried "Not Your Daughter's Jeans before?"


Ummm...here's my thought process:


1 - She's kinda old, shouldn't she think I'm young still?!?  Like shouldn't she have sent me over to the junior section because she was certain I didn't belong in the old lady section?!? Givemeabreak.
2 - As she's leading us to the jeans, I turn around and mouth to Ben not your mothers jeans *eye roll*
3 - Turns out they were fine jeans, just not what I was looking for.


I tried on the Levis and liked them, although the waist IS higher than I'm used to, they were still good.  But, do to the fact I had to try them on in the Womens section, I'm still not sold.  I put them on hold.


20 minutes later, we're walking back through the store, and I head to the Womens register to make my purchase...she sees me coming.  And I turn around and head to the juniors in one last ditch effort to hold onto my youth.  Ben and I scan over the jeans. All the labels say "ultra low rise" which is code for "if you've had babies or are over age 17 your belly is gonna jingle right over it." They also had blingy-bling on the butt pockets, and I am not a blingy-bling on the butt pocket kinda gal.  I'm not against the fake plastic rhinestones...I just don't want them on my backside.  I'm Amish like that.


It's decided.  Back over to the Womens department.  I scan the aisle to the register...it's lined with elastic waist pants...which is apparently where I'm headed to next.  Sheesh.  


Which brings me back to tonight, and me wearing my jeans around the house with tags still on.  


Maybe tomorrow I'll post a picture of my skinny mid-rise women section jeans.  Oh the anticipation...

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Day 9 - Enormous Earrings

Day 9 of 31 Days of Happy


Accessories are like the happy of any outfit.


Today I wore big earring to church.  I love big earrings...on other people.  I usually just have boring old studs in my ear lobes.  


Now that my hair is longer though, and it doesn't make me feel so awkward with big earrings, I thought I'd give them another shot.  


Me likey.  Even my boys liked them.  Which is hilarious, because they never really notice anything I wear. 






The last picture is an outtake...but it captures my love for the swingy earring. ;)



My love for the big earring goes back to 3rd grade.  I went to a parochial school, and my mom wouldn't let me wear dangly earrings.  Lucky for me, my friend Jessica, would sneak her moms big, long  earrings, bring them to school and we would put them on in the bathroom before school started.  


Rebels.


We eventually got found out.  Of course.  But it was fun while it lasted.  

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I'm Inspired...Easily.

When it comes style and decor, both in fashion and home, I am very un-original.  Some people are able to dream up plans, ideas, and then put it together and it's fabulous.  I can't.  My mind is just not hard-wired that way.  But, I know what I like when I see it...almost immediately.  AND, I'm super good at copying. *wink*  


Sometimes, we just have to embrace who we are and go with it, right?


I chuckle whenever someone asks if I mind if they get something like I have...because how could I mind?  I likely stole the idea from someone somewhere in the first place.  Or, I can say it nicely and say I was "inspired" by someone else's idea...yeah, let's go with that version.


With the remodel/building project going on I have been seeking out inspiring ideas like never before.  The internet does not disappoint.  I  have found a plethora of good stuff, and I'd like to start sharing it with all of you.  So...I'm gonna start a little segment I like to call Inspiring Me Lately so that I can share some of it with you...in case you're copy-ers...like me.


And, just as a sort of disclaimer, I want you to know I read a vast range of different blogs.  If l link to someone, I'll be certain to let you know what it is I'm inspired by, don't assume I agree with everything.  Because there's some gals with some amazing sense of style who's beliefs I don't line up with, and there's some amazing women of faith who's style is not my inspiration.  Make sense?  Clear as mud?  Oh good.




PS - I have a new blog design in the works, it won't likely debut till August sometime, but it's cute, and bound to inspire me. :)  (I'm not creating it, of course...I mean have you seen my HTML skills?  That's what I thought.)











Monday, February 21, 2011

A Letter...

Dear Sarah@Life in the Parsonage,

Remember when you said on your blog that you were doing a 30 for 30 remix and that on MONDAYS you would post pictures of the outfits you'd put together?  Well, it's Monday and there are no pictures.  I hear it's because you went most of the week forgetting to even take a picture of yourself.  I also hear that it's actually extremely weird and awkward-feeling to take a picture of you and your whole outfit.  Apparently, your husband offered his picture taking skills, but you turned him down because posing also felt, well...ridiculous.  

Get over yourself.  Remember to take pictures, because the people don't care if you look self conscious and insecure...frankly, they like them better if you do look awkward...much more entertaining that way.   (They're laughing with you , not at you) *cough*

And yes, you're right, some of your outfits were boring.  Really boring.  That's ok.  It's the process, remember?

Now get your butt in gear.

Thank you kindly,

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The 30 Items

In case you're wondering why I'm posting pictures of articles of clothing, you'd better go back and read the past few posts.


Or just think I'm weird.  Because I sorta am.


Anyways, I'm in a hurry.  It's warm outside, like 50 and heading upward...warm enough for the pasty Iowans to break out shorts...I'm not, but I'll plan on keeping my sunglasses on so that their  bright white legs don't blind me.  And, if you're lucky, I'll take pictures with my sly camera phone.


Ok, so here they are...with the exception of what I'm wearing today, which is in the remix, but I put it on before taking the pics...



Brown cardigan (target), Cream rosette tshirt JCrew) Jeans (american eagle) 

Striped short sleeve (thrifted) Blue/Orange shirt (thrifted, but it's Anthropologie with TAGS STILL ON!) and blush shell (Jcrew)



Striped t (Target), Grey/Mustard dot T shirt (thrifted), Gray short sleeve t (Jcrew), Cream v-neck (VonMaur)

Yellow shirt (Target), White Pheasant shirt (OldNavy), Blue Check (Old Navy) Striped Boatneck (Jcrew)
Jeggings (Express), Skinny jeans (Express), Trouser Jeans (Gap), White Jeans (Old Navy) 



Dress (Old Navy) Skirt (Target)

Cardigans:  Grey boyfriend (Old Navy), Charcoal (Jcrew), Green (Old Navy) Cream (old navy)

Navy Blazer (Gap), Mustard sweater (Old Navy)

Shoes all from Target, including boots below.  Go figure ;)




Ok, so that's it.  


And I only put what brand the stuff was, because all the other remixers do and I'm a total copy cat.  Plus, I kinda like knowing where they got the stuff, even if it's super old...which some of mine is.   


As you can see...it's a hodge podge.  Just like my life.  Just like my blog.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Preview to the Preview

Yesterday I mentioned the 30 day remix I'm doing. Tomorrow I'm planning on posting the 30 items I've chosen, and then hopefully post pictures once a week of the outfits...let's say, on Mondays maybe?  Yeah, that will do.  I know you're all on the edge of your seats for this, I can tell from all 5 commenters yesterday.


If anyone's interested in joining me, that would be fun too.  You know you want to.   Let's inspire each other.  *tap, tap, tap*...I'm not sure anyone's even out there anymore...aw well, I'm pretty good at talking to myself anyways.


 I didn't wear this outfit today...it's from last week.  I'm just preparing you.  



You know what you will be seeing me wear a lot of?  These:


Why, you ask?  BECAUSE I MADE THEM MYSELF!  I found the idea through a blog that sells them.  I wanted to order one....very badly.  But remember I'm on Dave Ramsey's budget plan...meaning no cute necklace and bracelet for me.  Unless...I could figure out how to make it myself on the cheap.  I did.  A few hours and hot-glue-gun-burns later, I was done! It's not as perfect as the one I saw online.  But it's good enough.


And, in case you're the kind that doesn't budget, then I give you the glorious website, Allora Handmade, where you can buy it, in all it's glorious perfection.  And if you can't, just go look and adore, because seriously, that girl has some skill to make all those rosettes...my fingers hurt just thinking about it.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

30 Day Style Remix

I've been all over the place in blogland lately.  Quietly creeping around, without making my presence known...mostly to new blogs.  Trying to step out of my little box and try something new.  It started with sewing/crafting blogs and somehow lead to style blogs.  


I love style.  


Everyone has one.  Be it good, or bad....or really bad...everyone has one.


Last week I glanced in the mirror about 3:30 in the afternoon, just before the boys got home from school and thought to myself, 


Wow...you look like someone who just doesn't care.  When did that happen?  This winter has beaten the style right out of me.  


I had plenty of good reasons for my pajama-like clothing and dirty hair, none of which helped me to feel better.  So I'm re-entering the world of showering and getting myself ready for the day, even if I have no where to go and nothing to do but take care of kiddos.


It's nice to be back.


I just feel better.  Funny how that works.


Which brings me to my point (finally):  I'm doing a little 30 for 30 challenge that I found on this blog called Kendi Everyday.  She's adorable, by the way. It's about remixing the clothes I already have.   It means 30 items, 30 outfits, in 30 days. 


3 Rules:  1) Pick out 30 items to wear (shoes included, but not accessories or                               outwear)
              2) Remix the 30 items into 30 (or more) different outfits
              3) no shopping for 30 days


There's lots more info about it on her blog.  But the idea of it is that you learn to shop your closet and love what you already have, and it forces creativity.  And I work best under pressure...


It took me 2 days to commit to what was going in my 30 items pile.  I poured over her suggestions and past remixes and stared at my closet dumbfounded that I could have that many clothes and think there's nothing to wear.  


Ridiculous.


It's time to get creative with it.  


So....that's what I'm up to.  


I  may post pictures.  I may whine and cry.  I may come up with some cute outfits that bring me back into the land of the living. ;)


But the challenge is on.



Monday, November 29, 2010

My Big Glasses...

About a month ago I went in for new glasses.  Maybe I've told blogland this already...I can't remember.  If I have, just humor me and do that nodding your head thing like you've never heard the story before even though you have...like you do with your grandma.  Only I'm not your grandma, I'm only 32...weeks from turning 33 and already my mind is going.  Speaking of that...my grandma had a sister and brother that both had Alzheimer's...but that's for another post.


Back to my point.


Glasses.


I wanted big ones.  B-I-G ones.  I've wanted them for a couple years but my eye doctor is a tad behind the times.  And by "the times" I mean "me."


As soon as we walked into the glasses display area I spotted the frames.  I said, "I want those."  The sweet glasses-helper-gal (I'm sure that's her official title) chuckled...she may have thought I was kidding.  She said that lots of people try them on, but no one had been brave enough to go with them.  


Little did she know, I was wishing they were bigger.  


But they'll do.  For now. 
Happy


Happy


Blissfully Happy
























They ride the thin fine line between "has she just not gotten glasses for so long that she doesn't know they're so big?" or "are big glasses making a come back?"


When it comes to glasses, I have to say....bigger IS better.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Too Busy to Tell You...

Things I'm too busy to tell you about...

  • I've been reading blogs, it's easier to read then come up with a post.  
  • Lucy turned 5 months old.  She celebrated with her first fever and cold.  She's better now.
  • She has lost almost all her hair.  She's sporting a sort of come-over-mohawk right now.  It takes a special kind of cuteness to pull off this look.  She's done it.
  • I'm hooked on watching the show LA Ink.  It's about tattoo artists.  No I do not have one.  Yes I am way to much of a wuss to even contemplate wanting one unless an epidural was available.  You think they'd find it ironic that a pastors wife in tiny town Iowa was completely amused by their show?  I do.  For some reason, I find it fascinating.  My husband is not amused with my fascination.
  • My running partner has an injury so we've taken a break till it heals.  Technically, I could still be running, but I think it kinder of my to take a "sympathy break"  *cough*  I'm nice like that.
  • I've made it my goal to master the knit beret hat.  I always try them on and look like a dork, but THIS year, I'm gonna learn how to wear it right.  And, I can then go for DAYS without doing my hair, greasy roots will totally be hidden.  Brilliant.  It's amazing what laziness can inspire.  Pictures to come...after I actually find the hat and then learn how to wear it.
  • Today, my black leggings have Gus hair all over them.  Devastating. 
Happy Tuesday Blogland.  

Monday, August 10, 2009

I'm Busy...Read My Blog

I found this t-shirt at the Mall of America this weekend.
I thought it was perfect, until I remembered that reading my blog would not actually fill anyone in on life here because that would require me actually blogging. So I just did the next best thing...made Ben take a picture of it and then put the t-shirt back on the shelf. It works. Kinda.

There's an overwhelming amount to tell you... Here's a few highlights:

  • There's a store at the MOA called American Apparel. It has nothing to do with America. It should be called If You Live in the movie Flashdance Shop Here. We like to call this outfit: What Not to Wear on Your First Day of School in America:

I did resist these socks...but it was hard. They would have gone so well with my sweatband I wear while running. Maybe I'll put them on my Christmas list.

I'll jump back on the blogging wagon soon...when all 4 kiddos head back to school.

No worries, I'm keeping track of the good stories ;)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Must See...


I feel the need to share with you my two favorite things for the week...wait make that three.

3) We have the best neighbors. Not only did Mechanic Steve fix our van for a mere $30 (and told me that the other noise it makes doesn't need to be fixed and isn't harming anything...which is my favorite answer ever,) his lovely wife Marlas had a spare package of pepperoni to loan me...it's a long story, let's just say I really needed the pepperoni. (side note to Marlas: I bought a new pkg of pepperoni yesterday, I'll have Noah run it over if it ever stops raining ;)

2) This week I purchased MY MOST FAVORITE BRACELET for a mere $4.50... ready to see it?
I've worn it everyday...who knew a plastic Peacock feather bracelet could go with EVERYTHING. Remember the Little Bit Ugly rule? That totally applies here.

1) Julie...ya'll know who she is. Julie has a super good friend named Audhild. Audhild is adorable. She has a cute blog that I love (even if it's written in Norwegian and I can't understand it.) Back to my point: Audhild posted a video on her blog yesterday that I have probably watched 75 times...it should be on YouTube.

GO WATCH IT RIGHT NOW!!! For real, it'll make your day. (Audhild is in the middle, and Julie is on the right) And while you're there, if you would be so kind as to thank Audhild for that piece of entertainment, I'd be ever so grateful.

The whole parsonage family is on a mission to learn the Beaver Song...because HELLO tiny town has a unique relationship to Beaver's (I'm not gonna get into it.) I'm just saying...I think that song is gonna spread through tiny town after a certain Norwegian girl arrives...Tiny Town now has a new theme song.

I love love love that God picked a quirky teenager in Norway to live with a quirkier family in tiny town USA. Oh the videos that will be made in this parsonage... ;)

Happy Friday Friends!


Friday, July 3, 2009

Because I Like Cute Stuff...

I have a dream.

It goes a little something like this: Someone with some skill at putting adorable quirky outfits together comes to my home, takes the clothes I already have and puts outfits together for me. Ya know, cute outfits that I never would have thought of.

That way, I wouldn't just stand at my closet everyday, staring at it while my eyes glaze over...until I give up and put on a boring t-shirt and shorts.

A few weeks ago I found a neat new sight called ModCloth. A-dore-a-ble. I can't get enough of their cute stuff...especially the outerwear. And by "get" I mean "look at on my computer screen without actually purchasing" Exciting, huh ;)

From ModCloth I found the ModCloth blog...which is kinda fun...funky little fashion people sharing their style.

From ModCloth blog I found WishWishWish. I am not even kidding that I spent a couple hours one day/evening reading back through all she's written. Her style is very retro, and she just might have convinced me to go vintage this coming fall and winter...thrift stores here I come. I also love that she takes pictures of herself in outfits she's put together, which I happen to think is genius...because I need to see how things work together so I can copy. Plus, it's loaded with clever ideas like this one...which I've already bought ribbon for! She also introduced me to TopShop which is apparently a big deal...but I live in Iowa, so I had no idea ;)

A couple others that I've also fallen for are Go Jane (cheap shoes and stuff) These boots are calling my name for fall, and the price can't be beat...even if they are "man made materials."

Tulle in another cutie. Some of the stuff from the Tulle sight I've seen in a local store...the prices were much more expensive in the store. This coat just makes me happy...just looking at it.

I'm no fashionista. I don't even know what a fashionista is, except that I've seen the term a lot since reading some new blogs. But I do love seeing how people put stuff together to express their personality. I love getting cute, cost friendly ideas to make old stuff seem new and fresh and fun again.

I'm working on a post that includes some of my own personal favorite stuff I'm wearing this summer...coming some time next week :)

Happy 4th of July weekend! God bless this country and God bless these. YAY!



Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Because I Like It...

Let's talk fashion today.

I love looking at People magazine to see what celebrities are wearing in their everyday life.   It really has nothing to do with the celebrity themselves...I pick the celebrities because they're the ones who can afford a personal stylist.    It's the stylists job to make each celeb unique and distinct...to make it look easy.

I want a stylist.  I want someone to just come to my house, look at the stuff I have and put new outfits together...because I end up wearing the same things with the same things over and over.   Heck, I don't even need a professional.  Maybe real life friends and I should just do that for each other?!?!  Hmmm...I think I'm on to something.

Anyways, I came across this sight the other day, and I think it's genius.  You can look up celeb's whose style you like, and then find a cheap version of the outfit with the LINKS already there!  My personal favorites are Katie Holmes and Reese Witherspoon's style.  

Super fun!  Well, to me anyways.  Can looking at how to put together outfits be considered a hobby?  If it is, then by golly I've finally found a hobby I like ;)  Because the running and the scrapbooking...they get on my last nerve sometimes :)

So tell me....who's style do you admire?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Let Me Introduce You To...

Last Saturday I was painting Jakob-turned-Julie's room and had my trusted little pink Sansa hooked up to speakers so I could have me some music.
Remember the Sansa? Didn't think so.

Anyways, the Sansa and I have had a good couple of years. Ben got it for me for Mother's Day after I'd started running...I may have begged for it. Turns out, I'm quite attached to it.

Back to my story...so I was in the middle of painting and suddenly realized that only one of the two speakers was playing music. I fiddled with the chords and then did what any reasonable woman does when she still has lots of painting to do...I tapped the speaker lightly. Nothing. Banged it on the floor several times. Nothing.

The next resort was to call in the husband before I pushed the speaker to its limit. Still, the speaker would not cooperate.

Fast forward a couple days. I sit down at the computer with my Sansa and headphones and guess what!?! The headphones only work out of one speaker. Huh. Turns out, I'd abused the speaker for no reason...it was actually the Sansa's fault.

I lasted a whole two days before I had to go out and purchase a new one. This time, it's an iPod. Cute little green one. And I heart it already. I used money I'd earned babysitting...which makes me sound like a 15 year old. Big surprise.

Meet little green iPod and the earphones that actually fit in my ears:


Try not to be too impressed with my amazing photography skills.

And while I'm at it...I'd like to introduce you to my new glasses. I normally wear contacts, but it had been a good four years since I've had updated glasses *gasp* so, here they are:


Ignore the hair. It got washed, but that's about it. Frankly, it's lucky to be clean.

Here's a terrible shot of the side, but I had to show you because they follow my little bit ugly rule. See, they're alternating black and brown and the frames are plastic but the bows are metal. Weird-o.



Love 'em so far.


Vanity, vanity all is vanity ;)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

*Tongue in Cheek*

So, like a long time ago I asked you for some questions.

You delivered.

Here's some more riveting answers *insert tongue in cheek*

Rach asked: If you had to choose ONE outfit (from head to toe) that you had to wear EVERY day until your turned 40.....what would that outfit be?

This is a hard one...but I'm gonna go with what I have on today...I happen to be in love with the new rolled-up-boyfriend jean-with-some-tears-in-it-look. Kinda like this. Because seriously, no matter what I pick, I won't like anything for the next 9 years...except maybe ballet flats. I'm too fickle.

Lori asked: Ok, I have a question. Now, mind you no normal person would ask a preacher's wife this question, but I've never been one to color inside the lines, so here goes. ALSO (I promise I'll eventually get to the question), this is the first thing that came to mind, because my girlfriend and I were giggling just last night about our middle school nicknames... which brings me to the question, are you ready...What is your stripper name? (First pet's name + street you lived on during childhood)See? Not normal, I know. Let's hope once you reveal your name, it doesn't stick among your parishoners, I would feel bad.

Oh Lorie, this cracks me up...I've been waiting and waiting for just the right moment to share with the Internet my would-be-made-up-stripper-name, according to the above set guidelines.

First pet's name + the street I lived on during childhood.

Drum roll.... Maynard Third Street.

Yep. You read that right. Now you know the real reason I became a pastor's wife...with a name like that, stripping would just not be an option. *cough*

I'm also a big prude...which I may not have mentioned yet on this little blog :)

My friend Jenni has nicknamed me "Amish" which might have been a possibility for me, except for my deep love of electricity, plumbing, and epidurals during childbirth. But I digress...I should save this stuff for another post...

Tomorrow's Friday, YAY!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Lest I Worry You...


Yesterday I mentioned my bout of rebellion in the winter coat wearing department.


Lest I worry some of you, I thought I would prove that I am in fact still wearing a coat...just not of the winter variety. I wouldn't want you to think I was running willy-nilly all over Iowa with no coat.


I bet they don't teach Julie the word willy-nilly over in Norway. I bet they don't teach that anywhere...it's one of those little gem of a words that one starts using when they've had, what should be, and illegal amount of caffeine which was consumed in a matter of hours.


Also, and this is totally random, but at WalMart today, as I was pushing the cart, it kept shocking me...continually! It was the weirdest thing! It wasn't like I touched the metal and got a little zap, it was continual zaps as I held onto it! I think there's something weird going on at WalMart...I'm just sayin'.
PS - Ignore the sweater hanging out from under the coat...I'm sure it is a fashion don't...but trust me when I tell you the skinny jeans need a long sweater, and the long winter coat was obviously not an option in my time of rebellion.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Dare to Wear is Here


Two little words...skinny jeans.
*gasp* I wasn't quite sure that girls with my curves should wear skinny jeans...but after looking at a few magazines I realized it was totally do-able as long as the proportions were right.
Apparently the key is either long cardigans or something bulkier on top to help balance the butt/thigh region.
Also, and this is key, skinny jeans are NOT (and I repeat NOT) the same as tapered leg jeans. Skinny are skinny all the way down...tapered are just evil and unflattering...all baggy at the thighs and knees and then BAM tight at the ankles. *shudder*
So, here goes.
Skinny jeans with flats:
Skinny jeans with my favorite favorite boots:


*I need to get a full length mirror in an area of the house that

  1. has better lighting
  2. is void of the gold shag carpeting

To play along (and you know you want to) go to Mama Belle's and link up!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Oh I Dare...


Tomorrow is the day.



Dare to Wear Day, hosted by Mama Belle.



So tomorrow I wear something that I've been too scared/nervous/horrified/chicken to wear...or just haven't tried.



I still have no idea what I'm going to do.



I have a procrastinating problem.



It's not too late to join in on the fun (yes, I said fun because I LOVE to see what people are wearing:) Just go over to Mama Belle's and link up tomorrow!!



If you decide to play, let me know...because people who choose to do something crazy really like other people to join along...makes them feel less crazy.



AND, you just may try something you end up loving! Like leggings...or white jeans...or patent leather...who knows?!?