Monday, August 17, 2009

Awards & the Amish


Sher from Fashion After Forty gave me this lovely award. Thanks, Sher! I want to pass it along to Hillary from byHillary because she has such a nice vintage style that I think is perfect for this award.

Rand's Daily Outfit Assessment: "You look Amish." This sparked a mini disagreement about whether this was true. So he googled it, came back to the closet and said that he was wrong. Then when I got to work, I googled it, and I see what he was talking about. It's not really Amish looking, but I think the length and the white skirt sticking out the bottom of the dress is a little reminiscent of Amish clothing.

What I Wore While Not (?) Looking Amish:

  • green dress (Target)
  • white dress (thrifted Goodwill)
  • aqua peep toe heels (via Nordstrom)
  • satin scarf (no clue)
  • skinny black belt (Target)
  • bee earrings (Love Erin Designs)

What I Ate After Going to the Grocery Store Twice Today:


  • breakfast: cheesy eggs, Alternative bagel, way too ripe for Tina banana
  • lunch: buddig on sandwich thins, spinach, yellow and red grape toms, cantaloupe
  • snack: yogurt, Cliff Z bar, apple
  • dinner: Pork with Figs & Balsamic Vinegar, roll, roasted cauliflower
  • dessert: skinny cow ice cream

What I Did While Wish I Had on Shorts:

I walked 1.25 miles at work today.

Total for the Day: 27 points*, 20 minutes of walking

12 comments:

Work With What You've Got said...

That cauliflower looks amazing. You do not look Amish, the layers totally make the outfit and I love it. I also still love Rand's assesments.

hillary said...

me an award? I have never had an award ever!!! thank you so much. Ok girl I have that same dress! Mine is grey though. A few friends have it and I thinks it darn near one of the most versatile cuts ever. I never thought of adding a layer under it!
I love your neck scarf too. Lordy the second its under 75 I am wearing one! (its about 95 today and in the city 95 is like 145. GAH)

Again thank you I really appreciate it. Sorry i am not a big commenter I admit to being lazy with my RSS with the click through at times. eeep.

Anonymous said...

You always look so pretty in your outfits. You're a real inspiration for me to make more of an effort. And I love your aqua peep toe heels with todays outfit.

Lorena said...

I am layer challenged and this is superb!
The dress over the white dress is fab!!!
You look so pretty :)

Sheila said...

I loathe overripe bananas too. Yuck. As soon as they get spotty, I don't want 'em.

You look great in this greeny colour! I love the scarf!

Beth said...

Amish, Shmamish....I love these two dresses layered together. Looks great!

Tina said...

Erin - thanks! The cauliflower was a new veggie for us to roast and I thought it was delish. Although I have yet to meet a veggie I don't like roasted.

Hillary - yes you an award! You rock! And no worries about comments. I have plenty of days where all I do is cruise through with no time to comment on anyone's blog. I would love to see your take on this dress. I'm pretty sure I've gone through your entire archive and I don't remember it. So you may have to pull it out and dazzle me with your style soon.

Anon - thanks so much!

Lorena - I've gotten a lot more daring with layers. Some times it works and sometimes I look like a bag lady. But by taking risks I learn what works on me. Be brave!

Sheila - seriously, I'm not even sure I like them when they are fully yellow. I need a little tinge of green around the stem at the least. And everyone thinks I am crazy. It's good to kow I'm not the only one who hates them with spots.

Beth - Shmamish indeed! Thanks!

hillary said...

well I wore it a few weeks ago here
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3427/3762150648_deb223d7b2.jpg

last year
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3124/2719889484_f02b7e3260.jpg

again here
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2032/2654321570_65b725dd0b.jpg

and here
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3023/2806035660_f45da6918a.jpg

I have worn it more than that but these I found quickly


My friends Anna and Teresa have it in the tealy color you have it in.

Tina said...

Hillary -

Ok Seriously, how did I not see all those? Thanks so much! You are giving me ideas. I esp love the last link you sent with the red belt and those fab patterened tights. I think my calves are too big to wear tights like that, but I've been wrong before when I thought I was Too Big To Wear That, so I think I'll have to give it a try when the weater cools off again...in 3 months. Ugh.

Kari said...

No way do you look Amish with that wonderful scarf!

I love that dress on you, but I finally gave up on making it work on myself. It poofs out in odd places and just isn't right on me. Too bad, because the color is wonderful.

Tina said...

Kari - thanks! It is a little bit of a poofy dress.

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