Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I need a new alarm clock

Sweater: Target
Shorts: H&M
Boots: Target

This outfit is nothing spectacular, but I woke up super late this morning due to baby P waking up at 4am thinking it was morning... then going back to sleep and not waking up on time. Yes, my son is my alarm clock, so if his schedule is off, so is mine.

I guess I could have accessorized more, but since I was running late (I emailed my team to let them know, but I still got in about an hour later than usual), I didn't want to look like I put too much effort into dressing this morning. Is that stupid? If I tell them I'm running late, then stroll in with perfect hair and outfit, they'll assume I'm only late because I spent too much time getting ready. If I come in looking like I just rolled out of bed, it'd be more believable. Thus, the messy hair and slouchy sweater.

I bought my own domain today and switched over my blog to www.bluepaperlanterns.com. I lost my Alexa ranking, which makes me sad, but I'd rather do the switch sooner than later. Everything should redirect automatically, and I'm still in the process of smoothing out some kinks, but if something is broken, please let me know! :)

And in other news, I'm getting my camera back tomorrow... or at least FedEx says so. Yipee!


  1. hey now! don't badmouth the outfit! it reminds me exactly of something i would wear. jean shorts. lace up boots? tights? yes please.

  2. LOVING the tights under jean shorts look!!

  3. cool lace up boots!

  4. Well, if you always look put together then it should be okay that you're late and still look good to go? That is possible, isn't it?

    Yay for your camera. I hope FedEx is telling the truth. They usually do.

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  5. Ha! That's just how I would think...I don't want them to think I'm late because I'm spending too much time on myself. And it does look like an Elle outfit. And you rock it as well as her!

    The Auspicious Life

  6. Oh I completely know what you are talking about! But this is still really cute:)

  7. My daughters are my alarm clock too! I have yet to try to shorts over tights look. You may it look way too easy (and cute)!

    I'm talking you up for tomorrow's blog post for getting the Seattle bloggers together. Where is your meetup button??

  8. I have been wanting to try this look for awhile, but I'm worried that it might be too young for me :-( I'm 52. I don't think I'm brave enough to wear it to work on casual Friday -- they would REALLY give me the hairy eyeballs! I may have a date this Saturday, and I might try it for that ... yikes.

  9. You look supercute to me! Today was the day to wear shorts because I guess we're getting rain :( Typical spring.
    Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

  10. I kind of love this look - and Zeke is my alarm clock too... I just get up when he wakes up and if he oversleeps, so do I!

  11. Lots of mamas here using babies as trusty (or sometimes not so trusty) alarm clocks! I'm happy that I don't have to bathe and feed my iPhone (my alarm clock) although sometimes it's not so trusty either.

    Regardless you look fab!

  12. Haha! I love it. I use my kids as an alarm clock too, and on the rare day that I'm late (I don't have to be to work until 2pm) I don't like to look too pulled-together either. Funny.

  13. I have always, always thought tights under shorts were way chic...and you totally rock the look here...very awesome, girl!
    Kristina J.

  14. I love your lace up boots! That & jean shorts make a great combo.

    I was looking at your previous outfit pictures and I noticed that you take your pics around Olympic sculpture park! Me too!! Maybe we'll run into each other one day (:

  15. We are such girls if the thing we worry about is strolling into work late with perfect hair/makeup/outfit on, haha! When I bet most of the guys I work with would not have noticed a thing.

    What is an Alexa ranking?

  16. @Elle- I KNOW. I totally thought of you and Lexie when I got dressed in the morning, but I don't think I pulled it off as nicely as you guys usually do!

    @Lindsay- I tried to rely on my iphone alarm at the beginning of the year, but then there were all those problems with the switching-of-the-years and the alarm clock failed me. Now I am too skeptical to set it!

    @Julie- OMG. You totally rock the Sculpture park a million times better than me. I'm jealous.

    @Cee- I like to check my alexa page rank (http://www.alexa.com/) which is a ranking system where the lower your rank is, the more links and traffic there are coming in to your site, for instance, #1 is Google, #2 is facebook, #3 is youtube, etc. As your site gets bigger, the smaller the number becomes. I think I was at a 700,000 ranking, which was awesome, because when I first checked, I was at like 8,000,000. Now I'm so low that I don't even have a ranking, because the alexa rankings are tied to your URL.

  17. Thanks Kimmie. I think that I will try it on Saturday if my date is still on. I don't know where my jean shorts are, but I thought a trip to the Goodwill would be in order! I can't usually find jeans that fit (at the Goodwill), but I could find jeans that I could cut off! and I can keep them kind of longer for me. I forgot to tell you that I have the exact same boots (I had to pay full price for mine though :-( And then with a white tee and black blazer (for the old lady look).

  18. That's not silly at all! I actually struggle with the what is to dressed up when you are showing up late :) I think it's a perfectly fair argument. Meanwhile, this look is super casual and still so pulled together. You look fantastic!

  19. You look so great in your shorts and boots! I LOVE this look.

    And congrats on owning your URL...that's so exciting! And now I'm calling myself a nerd in my head for being excited that you own your URL, but I'm ok with that :)

    This Life, Redefined…stop by and say hi!

  20. I do the SAME EXACT THING with getting ready when my coworkers are expecting me to come in later than usual. Definitely do the wet hair and jeans thing. Good job looking awesome and not trying too hard. ;)

    S keeps waking up later and later, so if she was my alarm clock, I'd be out of a job!

    Congrats on your dot com!! I was soooo excited to switch over.
    WTH is an Alexa ranking? What world am I living in??

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