Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Blue Bird of Happiness

I was washing my face this morning and thinking to myself that my face looked really uneven. It took a few seconds of considering what I should try to even out my skin tone before I realized - duh, I was outside hiking this weekend. It's my freckles coming back from their winter hiatus. How silly do you have to be to forget you have freckles on your face?? I mean my arms are certainly still covered in them, so it's not like I don't have a daily reminder. Maybe it's Alzheimers? Can you get that at 34?

What I Wore After Remembering I Have Freckles:

  • white wrap blouse (Lane Bryant) *
  • pink tank (Old Navy)
  • blue/coral/white skirt (George/Walmart)
  • coral leather belt (Faded Glory/Walmart)
  • blue/silver earrings (I've had them for ages, so I have no clue)
  • pink/blue dodo brooch, worn as a necklace (borrowed from Maria)
  • blue buckle heels (Rouge, which I think is from Dots)
  • baby blue leatherette purse (thrifted, Goodwill)

* this is one of my shirts that was attacked by the sun. (I converted a room with lots of windows into a closet and origianlly I didn't have my racks in the right places and there was sun damage. On a white shirt that means it turned the sleeve facing the sun yellow. I thought it was ruined, but I used bluing in my load of whites and everything seems to be better. If you look really closely you can still see a faint difference in color, but not unless you really look for it. So I'm happy to report that I can wear this shirt again, which is good b/c I have a really hard time finding blouses that fit, and I'm losing weight so I'd rather wait to buy something until this one doesn't fit anymore.

What I Ate After Working a 12 Hour Day:

I missed dinner at home, so I ended up with jelly beans, graham crackers from Jason's Deli, and string cheese. Mmmm healthy.


Ally said...

Okay maybe I need to go back and get that skirt. I fondled and carried it around Walmart last time I was there but put it back at the last minute - you look terrific!!!

Oh and miss, where is your sunscreen?? I'm wagging my finger at you, just so you know :)

Honeybunches of Roses said...

love how you styled your hair and of course your rocking your outfit!

Anonymous said...

Where did you get your purse? Love the story about the sun - sorry you had to go through that, but at least you had a happy ending:)

Work With What You've Got said...

Oh my goodness. Love the dodo. I am planning an intervention where-in I steal all of these brooches before you can give them back. lol. They are WONDERFUL.

Cute outfit over all as well!~ Love the shoes.

Sharon said...

Love this outfit. Super cute!

Kasmira said...

Fab shoes!

I kind of forget about my freckles too. Nowadays, I'm never outside without sunscreen and/or a hat!

MissAmy said...

This outfit reminds me a tiny bit of Michelle O's here - http://projectrungay.blogspot.com/2009/04/stripey-shelley-o.html. Super cute!

Tina said...

Ally - go get the skirt! And then post pics of you wearing it so we can compare our styles! I love seeing different people wearing the same clothes. It's so interesting. And my face lotion has SPF in it, but I promise I'll put real sunscreen on next time!

Anon - thanks for pointing out that I keep forgetting to list my purses. I just got it at Goodwill.

Erin - I'll Maria that "I have no idea what happened to the brooches" and you and I can keep them all to ourselves. Shhh. Don't tell anyone. And thanks, I love the shoes, but the squeak thereby pointing out to everyone how cheap they were.

MissAmy - Wow. Quite a compliment.

Everyone, thanks for the compliments. I felt polished this day, which was great, since I usually feel frumpy in white shirts like this.

curlytop said...


I love, love, love that purse. It reminds me of the Birkin bag!

Have a wonderful night sweetie!

With Love,


Sher said...

I love the necklace! And I thought I recognized that skirt :)


Lmac said...

This outfit is awesome! I want that skirt!

Clare said...


Tina said...

Emily - I was trying to remember what it reminded me of! Yes, but it's smaller, I think. I was really happy when I spotted it at Goodwill last week.

Sher & Clare - thanks! I bought a huge ring of antique keys about 15 years ago and every once in a while (okay, it used to be all the time) I would throw one on a chain and wear it. Eventually I've lost almost all of them. I think I'm down to two keys. Darn.

Lmac - go get it! I just bought it this week, so I know they still have them. I will say, it wasn't on sale in the store I went to, but online it's $4 less. Just in case you are interested.

chic said...

So great! I love so much about this outfit and those shoes are just wonderful! S.