2010-01-28

If I Stood Still Like a Parked Machine

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Knit dress? vintage Holt Renfrew
Scarf? Winners
Jacket? Old Navy
Sparkly tights? Old Navy
Knee-highs? Primark
Boots? Kenneth Cole, Winners
Gloves? Steve Madden, Winners
Bangle? From my Mama

I don't really know why I put the outfit details up... habit, I guess. Once again, these pictures were shot without flash under a construction flood light... but I hadn't learned yet that you have to be very still to get a clear picture. I wasn't going to put them up but they are pretty neat so, what the heck... It's a pity the outfit pics aren't clearer because when I put this outfit on, I thought to myself 'I could get a job in this'! And then I laugh. When I used to shop with my friend 'M', I would always buy clothes for potential interviews but deep down I think I knew I wasn't quite ready to really quit landscaping yet, and I just wanted more clothes. I'm so busted, I never use that excuse anymore.

So, as I can't blab on about my outfit as you can't really see it, I thought I'd finally do a '7 Random Things' post. I got tagged a few times a while back and because I'm a horrible person, I got kinda slack... Recently the lovely Joann from Sidewalk Chalk tagged me and so without further ado, here are 7 (as always, very) Random Things about me.

1. I have had a smoothie with bran every morning for breakfast for exactly two years. Simplest and best life change I ever made.

2. I can't parallel park. Well, maybe I can but I don't know because I'll never try it.

3. Matt can parallel park into the smallest spots with minimal effort. I kinda think that's hot...

4. It took me a while to get the hang of it, but I can back up a truck and trailer like a pro.

5. I still type with only two fingers... I know... awful! My lowest grade in highschool was 76% in typing, MODIFIED typing!

6. I am making the Mexican chicken slow-cooker recipe from Kyla tonight for dinner. Oh wait, what's that? It's already made and just needs to be plugged in? High five!

7. I cry about once a day. Not a bawl session, just a few dignified tears. It can be something I read in the paper, a commercial on tv or even a sad moment in a show that I don't even like... Matt calls them 'My cry of the day'.

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27 comments :

Julia said...

I love all these things about you. I would never have guessed you cry once a day. Mmmmm, smoothies. Excellent.

xx

briannelee said...

Cute! Love the outfit!

I can't parallel park either. I practice in our driveway.

Sal said...

I love these construction site photos. They make you seem so TUFF. Even though, apparently, you cry at the drop of a hat (as my mom used to say).

Eleanor said...

Love the construction photos.
The smoothie for breakfast sounds yummy.

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anne charlotte said...

i want sparkly tights!

and i like how you cry a little every day. theres some healthy-seeming about that.

The Closet of Kim (ShopKim) said...

Not so clear pictures is just a great excuse to wear a cute outfit again! It does look nice so I would love to see it.

I wish I could cry more often - I think it's a great outlet. Good for you!

Christina said...

I cant parallel park. My boyfriend can and I also think that's hot.

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

I also think it's hot when a man can parallel park. I can do it but I choose not to most times.

Leah said...

Crying is good... I love reading these things about you. Your outfit rocks. And I love that you used available light for these images. xoxo

Kendi Lea said...

You make the best discoveries at Old Navy. I've never even seen those sparkly tights at my Old Navy! I would have definitely bought a pair or two. And those boots are major.

I hear you on crying. It's not usually everyday but I cry at least a few times a week. I love that your husband has named it your cry of the day. Like you said, thank goodness for supportive husbands ;)

Nadine said...

Well I can kind of parallel park, but I can't back a trailer. So that makes YOU kinda hot!

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Love this outfit!! Those gloves give it an immense amount of sophistication!! :) I love your little random things! Crying every day over something sounds liberating! P.s. If I put together an online clothing swap of some sort (not sure of the details yet), but would you wanna be involved?? :)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love these photos and that jacket! Truth: I suck at parallel parking, and I haven't even made an attempt to do it in over three years. I'm sure I'll eventually have to do it, but for now I'll just walk a little bit further to avoid it.

Kyla said...

You are even awesomer than I thought! Love this photos no matter what. Enjoy your dinner!

Linda said...

These photos made my eyes hurt. No different from when I normally look at you...OHHHH DISS!

I hate it when you cry, making you cry is like eating a lemon...although I like lemons so maybe it is more like eating a pea. Either way it makes me feel like shit.

Linda said...

P.s. I was only kidding about you making my eyes hurt...please don't cry.

amanda said...

awesome pics! and i love your gloves.

Fell 4 Fashion said...

u cry once a day too????? thought I was the only one :)

Christen said...

First of all, those gloves are super chic. Totally in love.

Secondly, I think you and I are secretly sisters. I can get panic attacks from the need to parallel park, especially when there is a lot of traffic. And I definitely need one cry a day.

Clare said...

These are great pictures, and I love your list of things. I also think that Joe's mad parking skills are supremely hot.

Leproust Vintage said...

I love these shots on the construction equipment! What a great backdrop!

I may have to try a smoothie with bran....right now I am on a hot oats, soymilk, fresh berries, and cinnamon kick. A smoothie sounds delicious!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Aww yay, love your list of random things! I love these construction photos -- so much fun and so different! That scarf is such a gorgeous shade.
I can't parallel park either, and always am in awe of people who can do it well.

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

haute.teapot said...

so glad you checked out my blog, yours is too cute. i LOVE your 7 random facts. and that scarf, coat and boots, lovely!

Fashion Therapist said...

I loved reading your 7 random things...you'll have to share your smoothie recipe.

dressed to please said...

WOWw NIcEeeeeeeeeeeeeee OUTfitiiit!!! i like this!!!!!

piglet said...

I supect that if you can back a trailer you can also parallel park!
Although I can parallel park, but can't even back a car in a straight line, haha!

Love the contruction site shots!

maritaBliss said...

Looove the location!
Wish I could get around more so my outfit pictures wouldn't be all boring x) hehe.