Monday, December 6, 2010

I feel the sun creeping up like tick tok

Button-up: Thrifted
Skirt: Old Navy
Lace skirt underneath: Target
Boots: Steve Madden
Necklace: Kenneth Cole

For today's tour of Seattle, we bring you to the EMP/SFM, which is, the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum that was funded by Paul Allen and deemed one of the ugliest buildings in Seattle. It's not a particularity attractive building, but sure makes for a cool backdrop, right? I had to go around to the back of the building because the front is right up against the busy street, and I'm for sure not busting out my self-timer there! My husband and I were just there a few weeks ago, and I remembered that there was a nice high ledge thingy that was a perfect height to place my camera. I was glad when I went this morning on my way to work and found that it was completely deserted back there. Yay for no awkward looks!


This corduroy skirt ALWAYS bunches up funny and clings to my tights or leggings, so today I decided to add another skirt underneath it to act as a slip (because I don't own one) in addition to adding some warmth. I do like the extra peek of lace, and think I might be doing this more often in the future.

OK, for all you ladies who do not have kids yet, here's a warning for you. They all tell you that you don't lose as much hair as normal when you're pregnant, and that's true. I had fabulous hair when I was pregnant and for the first 3 months of my son's life. Then around 3 or 4 months after giving birth, all of that hair that didn't fall out starts shedding, and it's disgusting. Clogged drains and hair all over the carpet. SO GROSS. And I looked bald when I had my hair pulled back, but I'll spare you the pictures. Well, all your hair starts growing back pretty quickly, and you'll end up with wispies ALL over your head. I had to cut bangs for the first time in my life because of it. Anyway, what they don't tell you is that it takes FOREVER for wispies to grow out. See all that hair that came out of my braid on the side of my head? That's all my "new" hair, and it doesn't like to cooperate. SO ANNOYING. They always escape my bobby pins and hair bands. It's been more than a year and they're still so short. UGH.

On another note, thank you all for all the super sweet comments about my boring life. This is why I like blogging so much, you guys totally make me feel like I have real friends, even if there's a slight chance you might be some creepy old man pretending to be a girl.

15 comments:

  1. I feel your pain about the wispies! My son is 10 months and I am right in the thick (thin?) of this horrid problem. For some reason I don't remember this happening with my older son... selective memory I guess.
    LOVING your idea to layer the skirts, I love my cord skirt but you're right - it gets all bunchy with tights.

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  2. Love the outfit! The skirt with the lace peeking under is adorable. And I love the fact that it's corduroy!

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  3. Love the Backdrop and LOVE the outfit!! How clever to put that cute little lace skirt under your other skirt! I love that idea.

    I totally feel ya on the hair situation. When Hudson was six months old and I was in the height of the hair loss phenomenon I would actually cry myself to sleep. I seriously thought I was going to lose every hair on my head. It looked horrible when I would wear a ponytail! The situation is finally improving and just the other day my hair dresser pointed out all my new wispies.

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  4. I have always wanted to do a blog post from this location! You look great!

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  5. I used to spend all my weekends around the EMP area! Oh, how I miss the McDonald's across the street. hahaha

    You look adorable as always! I love the lace peeking out from under the skirt.

    (P.S. How did you guess what the post was going to be about?! :P)

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  6. There are so many awesome things about this post.

    1) Love the outfit, the lace skirt as a slip is genius!

    2) I am jealous of all the cool backdrops you are finding

    3) The last part cracked me up because my boyfriend used to always ask, 'how do you know all these people aren't creepy old guys?'

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  7. i love that shirt! and those boots are awesome. they almost look silver here. j'adore.

    and i promise i'm not a creepy old guy pretending to be a girl :) pinky promise plus.

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  8. I can't even tell about your wispies! You look beautiful. Putting another skirt underneath was a great idea too! It looks awesome.

    I do worry about creepy old guys a little! Haha. Glad I'm not the only one. :)

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  9. you look very pretty :) i love your outfit^^
    drey jewelry.

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  10. i like the tucked skirt idea!

    sorry to hear about your hair. my mom said she went through it too, but i didn't believe her since she has so much hair now (more than me). but my mom was one of those pregnant women who drooled uncontrolably - this i know is true because I was about 10 when it happened.

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  11. i like the tucked skirt idea!

    sorry to hear about your hair. my mom said she went through it too, but i didn't believe her since she has so much hair now (more than me). but my mom was one of those pregnant women who drooled uncontrolably - this i know is true because I was about 10 when it happened.

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  12. I used to spend all my weekends around the EMP area! Oh, how I miss the McDonald's across the street. hahaha

    You look adorable as always! I love the lace peeking out from under the skirt.

    (P.S. How did you guess what the post was going to be about?! :P)

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  13. Love the outfit! The skirt with the lace peeking under is adorable. And I love the fact that it's corduroy!

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  14. You are adorable. I am truly enjoying reading you, dear. Keep it coming. You did a great job layering boots/tight/socks and skirt/slip today. =)

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