Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Surprises, all shapes and sizes

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I tried to mix up my photo locations: nonchalance at work and totally modeling with a ... vacuum cleaner. Shoot me, I'm so hip.

What's Lovely for January 20, 2010: Unexpected surprises (bit of a redundancy there).

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Shirt- Wet Seal, painted by me : Blouse- Gap : Shorts- secondhand : Tights- Target : Boots- TJMaxx

Having grown up here, I know firsthand that the weather in the Midwest is about as stable as a bipolar pregnant woman on caffeine (lovely imagery, right?). But there are at least a few things that I took for granted: the sun beats down in summer and the snow beats down in winter.

Surprise! Today it rained. Just a sprinkle, but definitely precipitation that isn't fit for sleigh riding.

I realized after I put on my clothes that it looked like a remix of my Claudia-inspired outfit. Like Rebecca, I'm all for finding new ways to wear the same clothes over and over-- I mean (honestly) who can afford wearing something just once? Unless you're a Moroccan king or the inventor of the damn Snuggie.

However, I feel like I'm in somewhat of a winter drag. It really, really, really doesn't help that my favorite indie/vintage/anything lovely clothing site is having a Cabin Fever sale. (so. tempting.)

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If you couldn't tell from my unattractively despondent expression, my hair's getting "long" and I sorely need a trim.

And guess how many layers of tights I'm wearing?

Surprise! Three. I actually thought it was funny when my friends thought I was just wearing the teal tights, nothing else, under the shorts. Which would just be mildly insane, even in warm-enough-to-rain weather. It's still January, after all.

This post is going to spin into a completely random turn (warning!)... one of my favorite vloggers, John Green from the Vlogbrothers, welcomed a new baby boy into his life!!

OK, so quick explanation: Vlogbrothers are two nerdy brothers who back in 2007 made a pact to communicate with each other with no text involved, so they began to talk to each other via videos uploaded on Youtube, which then spawned into this huge following called the Nerdfighters, and the two brothers John and Hank have been going strong and recently John and his wife welcomed Henry Green into their lives and it's all just cheesy and beautiful and I love it.


I realize how unabashedly insane I look for caring for this complete stranger's personal joy. But I love how unabashedly nerdy the Vlogbrothers are and I unabashedly think babies are cool and I love the word "unabashedly."

When it comes down to it, I just think it's really sweet. Cue the cheese?

Oh, and the last surprise! I got a phone call from someone who I haven't heard from in a long time. Now I'm nervous. Has that ever happened to any of you?

Or am I crazier than I thought? (oh dear)


The Village Idiot said...

love how u styled the tights!!!!

MichelleF said...

Bahaha, "shoot me, I'm so hip."

Also, I like your hair the way it isssss.

candybox said...

Omg I adore your leggings! I wear mine like that too! And I wear two since it's so cold right now!


Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Cute outfit! I love the tights with the shorts.

Rachel said...

Love the tights! They're fab!

iheartvintagex said...

I always wear loads of layers of tights in the cold, and you look lovely on these photos! ♥

Danielle Barbe said...

love the shorts and tights! i was wearing something similar the other day.
good combo, girl.

Bug said...

Three tights, I bet you were warm and toasty! Love the outfit, especially your tshirt. It rained today too, couldn't get out and take pics. Tomorrow is calling for rain, so I will be taking my outfit photos indoors, like you :)