Saturday, April 24, 2010

A fake flower and a chain

I've decided that all post titles from now on shall be combinations of two elements of my outfit.

Just kidding.  Only when I find it amusing.  Also, I had to respell combinations three times before it was right.  Clearly it is my day to SHINE!  Right before I left home, I decided I needed a simple little bronze chain to visually link with the faux studs on my shirt.  BUT, my teapot necklace chain is too long to wear plain, yet won't quite wrap around my neck twice.  So I quickly put a clasp on this chain I had lying around, which was long enough.

*Embarrassing truth: When I wear this shirt, I like to rub my hands over the studs.  No big deal, right?  THEY'RE RIGHT THERE ON MY CHEST.  ALL I NEED IS FOR SOMEONE TO WALK BY AND SEE ME FEELING MYSELF UP.  That would go over so well.*  I really like the fake flower, too.  I got a two-pack at Michael's about two months ago, a gray one and a cream one, but this is the first time I've worn one.

I'm terribly slow about embracing change.  For instance, I had no interest in trying sushi.  None.  Ew, gross, yuck.  Then I try a bit at a local Chinese restaurant: nori, rice, cream cheese, avocado, and cucumber.  It's so simple, so not raw fish!  I can ease my way into this!  But I need my sister's help, because she eats sushi, and could keep me away from the stuff that would make me go bleah.  I figure, when we go to the beach this summer, one day we can go to a sushi place. (Honestly, I am a pretty picky eater.  But I would be nice at your house.  Even if you gave me meatloaf.)

Jeans - Old Navy
Shirt - Lane Bryant
Cardigan - Lane Bryant
Fake Flower brooch - Michael's
Necklace - self-made (if I ever wear a necklace that isn't, I'll tell you)


  1. little tip when trying sushi: have some wine first. i was a total newbie to it when i met my hubby (who is a culinary genius). he took me out for sushi on one of our dates & i was too scared to try anything besides a california spring roll. long story short, after 2 glasses of shiraz, i can now brag to my friends that i have had octopus, eel, squid, shark, and all the normal sushi types (flounder, tuna, mackerel, salmon, yellow tail, etc). and now, i adore sushi!! i can even eat it sober! :)
    ps. you look adorable in this post. i ultra love the lane bryant shirt (and i can totally he understand what you mean about rubbing the sequins... i have a shirt that does the same thing to me). i <3 your blog!

  2. You're so sweet to give me blog love! This is one of my favorite shirts, but I can't seem to get a good full body shot of it. It always looks washed out for some reason. I can't drink because of my epilepsy, but I am really looking forward to trying more sushi as soon as I have someone to guide me! PS. my pretend wine is Sprite!