Top: Goodwill (Dockers) — Skirt: eBay (Anthropologie) — Shoes: Gift (Style&Co.) — Belt: Macy’s — Necklace: Fable & Fury — Bracelet: Gift
You know what? I’m a genius. I figured out that putting one’s still-half-frozen breakfast Uncrustable (yes, yes, I know, but they were so cheap at Grocery Depot) on top of one’s breakfast cup of green tea helps it thaw faster. Okay, I got the idea from how you’re supposed to eat stroopwafels, but I’m still a goddamn genius. This is all that I’ve got in my favor when I’m writing posts prior to 9am on a Friday.
Uhh, my outfit. I wanted to try wearing this skirt with some non-white clothing and figured that a solid blue shirt was pretty innocuous. Tried black accessories to tie the whole thing together, which is unusual for me. Like I mentioned yesterday, I just don’t wear a whole lot of black. I like the look, though.
This was a pretty fun day, too. After work Mike invited his friend Liz over, and I made a big pot of linguine carbonara with bacon and sausage and at least a modicum of peas, and we sat down to watch True Grit. Second time for Mike and me, first time for Liz. I wish I had a tenth of Mattie’s spunk and tenacity.
And now it’s Friday! Do y’all have any good plans for the weekend? Tito, one of my awesome co-bloggers over at Nisaba Be Praised, is coming out tonight to visit so we can do Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon together. We did the spring Read-a-Thon together back in April; it was great fun, and our exploits are dutifully logged on NBP for anybody’s curiosity and/or enjoyment. If you’re interested, it’s not too late to sign up and join in the sleep-deprived fun! It starts at 1pm GMT, which means that we get to start the fun at 5am over here on the west coast of the US. Join us, and we can all be desperately tired together!
Tito’s already done a great “what I’ve been reading lately” post to get the blog ready for a flurry of activity. Blogs have such delicate constitutions, you know. You should keep an eye out over there because I’m going to try to have a similar post up by the afternoon, and I know all y’all are interested in what books have been crossing my path lately! Read on, everybody, read on. And please stop by NBP this weekend to cheer us on if you’re not going to be ‘thonning yourownself.
These shoes are my third foray into the Use It or Lose It challenge going on over at Stuff Jewish Girls Like. I picked these Style&Co. heels out of my closet because they’re a bit snug, possibly too much so for my feet to handle. I’d been hanging on to them because they’re so cute and were a gift (from the selfsame Liz mentioned further up), and I have a wretched hard time parting with gifts. But that’s what UiOLi is for, right? And I was surprised to find that, although they are slightly tighter than I would wish, they’re actually quite comfortable and aren’t as viselike on my toes as I remember-imagined they were. So long as I wear them with nylon footie sock things (you know what I mean) or tights, I don’t think my feet will rebel too much. I really do try to buy shoes with ample room in the toe box because I spent a long time wearing too-small Converse that resulted in my toes being kind of permanently squooshed, but these aren’t so bad. Plus, can you imagine how cute they’ll be with bright tights? Even if they do make my already-smallish feet look like little cartoony peg-feet. (Not that I helped this any by taking a photo of them from waist-height.)
Day 3: USE IT