"" FutureLint (I have nothing to wear!): dress up week!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

dress up week!

So I'm sad that I missed dressing up at work on Monday and Tuesday. I heard a lot of kids stopped by to see what I was wearing and were very disappointed I was sick (I LOVE my job! The kids miss me when I'm gone instead of swearing at me when I come back like at my old job! It rocks!) Anyway, I was there for 1980's day and rocked this little number all day (I was too embarrassed to walk around the skyways like I usually do during my lunch break.) I figured most of the kids would be doing the legwarmers and neon thing so I went for the "corporate bitch" look with my shoulderpads and pink blush and lipstick.

Blazer - thrifted Manchester Suitmakers (is it bad that I would so wear this, just with a different bottom??)
Skirt - thrifted from the by-the-pound Goodwill Outlet
Tights - Target??
Shoes - hand me down Unlisted by Kenneth Cole

Today was "Swagger Day" which is kinda dress up in your Sunday best! So, upon realizing most of my fancy dresses were too boob-ish to be working around children and adolescent boys, I wore this skirt that I bought for a new years eve party three years ago. I also finally spent my $100 gift card to modcloth that I won in the Daddy Likey Halloween Costume Chronicles contest. So I got the flower necklace I'm wearing, the shoes I'm wearing and also a sweater dress and a pair of bloomer shorts. Whoo! Free!!!!! 

T-shirt - Target
Flower necklace - Free from ModCloth (thank you Daddy Likey!)
Skirt - crazy outlet store
Tights - TJ Maxx
Shoes - Free from ModCloth (thank you Daddy Likey!)
Charm bracelet - my grandma when I was eight

The other thing I would like to point out in this Swagger Day outfit is my charm bracelet...
When I was about eight, my grandma wanted to get me and my sister charm bracelets for Christmas. I was a total tomboy and very anti-jewelry. So I picked out the WORST charms as a form of protest. So my bracelet has a pick-up truck, a bowling pin, an oyster, bongo drums, a rotary lawnmower, a lantern, a poodle, a pool table, a leaf, and a basket of fruit. So here they are! I love this bracelet as it is now a monument to my stubbornness. That grandma still calls me "Ragamuffin" cause, she never got it, and it this point, she never will. I'm not fancy. Anyway, tomorrow is color day (every grade gets a color to wear). I may try to wear every color (which may be hard since my school is K-12) or just wear all grey because no one has that color. I think I'll try for all grey.

I'M KIND OF SPAZZING OUT! So, I know, it's the holidays and that means craziness... but being sick and getting a LOT of last minute t-shirt orders on my etsy (which is good, don't get me wrong, I am absolutely grateful for every single person who likes what I make enough to pay for it. Really.) But I have to go home to see the parents and siblings, and cousins, and grandparents for about six days. Then there is the seeing of high school friends. However, I also have a lot of friends who are going to be up here in Minneapolis during this time, who usually live across the country, who I want to see. So they're all bugging me about when I can see them. Plus my parents are coming up RIGHT after Christmas (like the 26th or 27th) to help me rip out my terrible carpet and put in gorgeous Brazilian Koa hardwood floors (Merry Christmas to me, courtesy of the parental units!). So this weekend I have to shove all my furniture into the kitchen and rip up the carpet so it is ready to go when I come back. I have to waitress on Saturday, I haven't packed yet, I finally bought my gifts but haven't wrapped them, I still have two more t-shirt orders to fill, and, and, and!!!!!!!!!!

I need a vacation... just not Christmas vacation. I wish I wasn't sick and losing my voice and talking like Kathleen Turner. Boo, my life is too busy. I hate freaking out on the inside.


*Sally* said...

just popped by to say Hi!
Love your blog and what a fun idea to have dress up days, I think I would run out of ideas fast!
From your sew craft blog group 4!

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

I'm Stephanie w/ addiemaescloset.blogspot.com and sew craft blog group #4.

Hope you have a great Christmas....don't stress...it'll all get done and hopefully Jan will be less stressful!

edward and lilly said...

I hope you get it all done.

I have to say this post really made me laugh, that charm bracelet is a hoot. I never even knew charms like that existed, it's cool. And the 80s yellow suit, hello, to die for!

daddylikeyblog said...

I'm so glad to see you're enjoying your ModCloth swag! Looks great and I'm a little jealous I wasn't eligible to win my own contest... :)

prom suits said...

Bracelet plus the flower necklace is cute. I can't find any boyish ideas with it. The tickling feeling of the little details of the bracelet is great as well.


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