Thursday, October 8, 2009

Days Twenty-One and Twenty-Two: Procrastinate? Me? and a Link of Shame

There are several possible reasons for my putting up this post (and yesterday's) so late: 1) I'm super-busy; 2) I've been writing fiction; 3) My kids are sick; 4) I'm afraid of something.

I'm a big fear procrastinator. If I'm not pretty certain about how something's going to work out, I'll often delay, delay, delay. (That's probably why it took me almost twenty years to publish my first novel. I had no idea what would happen if I did. Turns out, it went very well.) I expect the other three reasons are self-explanatory.

Seems that with this project, I may have to add a fifth reason. Let's just call it the Ew! Factor.

The outfit I wore on Tuesday looked like this:

 Not bad. Simple. But kind of blah. It's the brown shirt, I think. It's a fairly thin cotton, which is good for layering, but that's about it. Once again, Faded Glory has gone a tad overboard on the trendy detail. You can't see them very well in the picture, but there are decorative seams with a smidge of gathering about three inches from the top of the shirt. They're--I don't know--just not attractive. It helped to put the gray Miley Cyrus/Max Azria tank beneath it. Made the brown less boring, anyway. And I confess that I'm getting a little tired of this pair of jeans. *yawn*

Want to hear something totally bizarre? I bought the same shirt in two more colors--while I was wearing this outfit! Have oodles of things in my closet that need to go back. Waaaay too much poly jersey. Makes my skin tingle in an unpleasant way--plus, I get cold!

Faded Glory LS Brown tee: $7; Faded Glory Jeans: $15; Miley/Max tank: $6 Shoes? I think I was wearing them. Must have been these: (It was a cool day.)

 They're comfy. And leather: $30 Total: $58

Here are the shoes I bought on your-alls' advice! They're Dr. Scholl's (again). They have  gel inserts built into them that look like they should light up. I like them. I think. They remind me a little too much of shoes my second ex-mother-in-law would have worn. (Lovely, funny woman--didn't like me very much, though.) But, seriously, they're damn comfortable.


Tuesday's ensemble:

You know how much I love the Norma Kamali Athletic Dresses:


The tee beneath the dress is actually a Miley/Max tee. The London phone box is cute. It's the only Miley graphic tee that I've been able to bear. The Walmart juniors' dept is pretty much all Miley, all the time, now.

Don't know why I'm so goofy for these NK Athletic Dresses and Leggings. I do like leggings, and this seems an acceptable way for me to wear them without looking like I'm pretending to be a teenager. Another plus--It's an outfit I don't have to give much thought to. I need at least a couple of those to get through the week!

Link of shame: I posted this on Twitter and Facebook today. If you haven't seen this horrific Ralph Lauren ad or read about their ridiculous response, click here.

Tomorrow: Did you know that in the fashion world, size 6 and over models are considered plus-size? Well, get ready, because my chubby calves and I are going to occasionally model these outfits ourselves. (As long as I can manage to throw some makeup on, too. Or maybe a mask....)

Hope your day is beautiful--We're celebrating my son Bengal's birthday today. He's ten years old!


  1. I haven't taken the time to comment, but I wanted you to know how much I'm enjoying your posts! I am NOT a fashion person and I am much more at home in jeans and a button up shirt. The majority of my clothes come from WalMart, mainly because they are economical and the only low price place to shop in my hometown (not counting the Good Will). Keep up the great work!

  2. I probably shouldn't admit this, but I was reading your post very quickly and read "Miley Cyrus/Max Azria" as "Miley Cyrus/Hank Azaria." I'm pretty sure the two of them are not collaborating on a clothing line for WalMart, but it would surely be interesting...
    Might even look like something in this profile pic.

  3. Miley Cyrus is a minion of Satan. The saddest part about this experiment is that so much of your money has to go into her coffers. Hopefully Max Azria gets most of the profit!!

    (I despise Miley!!!!!) ; )

  4. Hey beautiful,

    Happy birthday to your wonderful son! I'm liking the outfits, especially the more low-key t-shirts. I haven't been to the mothership in a long time, but it might be time to go and see if they have any Pebbles and Bamm Bamm merchandise (that's what my friend Shawn and I call each other because when we went to writing conferences together, he'd wake up at the crack of dawn and yell, Bamm Bamm wants a donut! And I frequently wear my hair like Pebbles so there you go).

  5. Bobbi--What a wonderful first comment--Thank you! I'm delighted that you're finding the blog enjoyable. I hope you find some inspiration. Even if you don't have time to comment, I love knowing that you're following along! We're pretty limited around here, too. That's one of the reasons I picked Walmart; the nearest Target is too far away!

    Joan--I cannot tell you how many times I almost write Hank Azaria, myself! I think I've caught every instance, but I wouldn't be surprised if an Azaria or two are floating around here!

    Branda--Do you really despise her? I've only seen her show twice. She's very tall, and has a voice like a 50 year-old smoker. She can sure sing like anything, though. At least I don't have to wear Britney by Walmart!

    Gorgeous Michelle--I love your Pebbles hair! I haven't seen any P 'n BB merchandise lately, but I'll keep my eyes open. I'm there almost every day. *sigh*

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  7. Aww, Branda, give Miley a chance! She really is a sweetheart. : )

    Laura, I'm really liking the Norma Kimali. Gonna have to check some things out next shopping trip.

    And oh yes, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the kiddo! I hope he had a fun day!