Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Some stories...

Shoes: Chinese Laundry (here) but I got mine from Nordstrom Rack for $18, Skirt: Gap, Top: Gap Outlet, Pearls: Ann Taylor, Clutch: Che Bella
Pictures edited by Kayla

I wore this outfit to a law school dinner a few weeks ago.  I had a couple of pretty great conversations that night....

The Dean had all the 1st year students over to his house for a BBQ, so while we were waiting in the buffet line (for barbeque) a girl kept asking her friend, "what is that stuff?" while pointing to a dish in the buffet line.  She was obviously from the South (Jack Rogers) so I knew she had to know what "that stuff" was.  Finally, after a back-and-forth between her and her friend, I had to say, "that's coleslaw!!".  I wanted to add a "sweetie", or a "welcome to the south", or "ohhh...you must be book smart" in there.

Second was a girl fresh out of undergrad.  We were talking about where we grew up and where we went to school, when I mentioned that I was Dance Ed major at ECU.  She thought for a minute and then asked me if I knew someone.  I didn't, but asked if that person was a dance major.  "Oh no" the girl said..."I think she was in nursing, but she was one of my mom's friends that went to ECU, so I thought you'd know her."  I was just going to smile, but I had to say, "Now, you know I'm not your mother's age, right?"  As in...I'm sure being in your 50s is great, but I'm not even in my 30s...so let's not mess that up.

On a less confusing note, I also wore this outfit to the temple with my family this past weekend.



What a beautiful morning that was!

I also just "liked" this 9/11 Day Facebook page.  The page is encouraging people to perform acts of service and kindness today (and every day), to unite us through positive action. What a great way to honor and pay tribute to the victims of 9/11.  
Linking up with KristenShannaAmy, and The Pleated Poppy

41 comments :

Samantha (at) Life Style Love said...

Hahaha oh boy! You've got quite the self-control to not say what was actually running through your mind - some people...

I love everything about that outfit!

Amy - Louise said...

Oh dear! You are a sweeter soul than me - I wouldn't have been able to help but blurt a few other things out!! Such a sweet outfit x

Rebecca Barnes said...

I can't hold my tongue as well as you can, because I would've lol'ed or said SOMETHING to the girl. And I did laugh at your Jack Rogers reference!

Helene said...

haha! you better put that girl in her place, you look about 22 so that's crazy for her to even think that!

Natalia Lynn said...

You are so cute. But oh my goodness, those comments! Geez, some people!! Let 'em roll of you, you're gorgeous!

Smallgood said...

Even if the woman had been there at the same time you were at ECU, it's a very large university. I'm pretty sure we were there at the same time, but uh...yeah...3rd largest school in the state. You have some patience.

TheTinyHeart said...

Oh my gosh, who doesn't know what coleslaw is??

I love the fullness of your cute skirt!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

My Way to Fit and Fab said...

I love everything about this outfit! So cute!! I can't even pick out one thing that I like the most, I love it all!

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Ash said...

Some people are just, um, not very smart. You so don't look old! And I don't look 15, and yet... Sigh.

Love your shoes!!!

Sam M said...

Have you ever seen the episode of how I met your mother with Katy Perry? "oh Honey" Man alive!

Allexis said...

LOVE those shoes!! Also, this is such a great look for a temple visit! Found you through the Because Shanna Said So link up, love your blog!

Alicia Mackin said...

Oh my love those shoes. They are killer. Are you a fan of Breaking Point? I am a big fan! Thank you for posting that FB page. I knew someone who died in the towers. It was a person a I knew as an acquaintance we went to the same clubs and a friend of mine dated him. So weird to think he would die in this way.

Ali of Dressing Ken

RoselyC said...

You are one patient gal, I would have probably responded with a polite or not so polite remark (depending on my mood that day). You look great by the way, loving the flats.

Stesha said...

That skirt is adorable I love it!

xxS

Megan said...

Sounds like A fun time :)

Thanks for sharing that Facebook page. That is an awesome way to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh my goodness, those conversations... lol!

Emily said...

Love seeing you wear those flats! I saw a similar pair at Marshall's and spent a good 10 minutes trying to think of a reason why I shouldn't get them... they're so cute!

Lauren said...

LOL such a funny story about the buffet.

Lovely look! That skirt is seriously the cutest thing ever! Great look. xo

J & J said...

Just came across your blog and im so happy i did as i love it!! This is a gorgeous look!
x

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Krystina Marie said...

First time here and so very glad I stopped by- I LOVE your style! It's my first week linking up w/ What I wore Wednesday and I'm really doing it because I feel like I've gotten into a rut not putting effort into my style. Inspiration like this is just what I was hoping for. :) Excited to keep looking around! Have to say your header caught my eye because I'm a dancer too and actually perform at Disney for a living. Hope you've had a lovely Wednesday!
*Krystina
By the Seat of My Shorts

Jennie said...

Love your outfit!

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

hahah oh my goodness - I am loving these stories! I work at a university and I currently teach a class full of freshman. The questions they ask are... interesting. I always have to bit my tongue too!

Oh and I love those shoes!

smk053078 said...

What in the world???? I CANNOT believe that girl said that to you!! Way to call her out!! LOL! And who in the heck doesn't know what coleslaw is??? Made for great blog content, right???

Dawnelle @ Just Dawnelle said...

Oh goodness... you have such self control! haha I don't know if I would have been able to do it. Either way... outfit is fabulous!

Hallie Oceanside said...

some people I swear,

on a lighter note I LOVE this outfit!

Chioma said...

HA! your thoughts and responses are the exact same way I would respond! love your skirt :)

~Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

Danielle said...

Sometimes I'm amazed at what plops out of a person's mouth.

I loooove this outfit, and your hair looks fab-u-lous!

s said...

such a preppy chic outfit! love! xO!
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Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

This clutch is so cute, what a great pop of color!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

cquek said...

Hmmm I love your flat shoes, I am sure is very comfortable.

Caroline said...

Gotta love your inner commentary! I love your outfit - especially those shoes! :)

Annie said...

You look SO cute...love love love those flats! And ohmygoodness...I would have been like get me outta here after those convos :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Always Maylee said...

Wait, did someone really think that you were in your 50s!? WHAT? You look adorable in this outfit!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Traci Little said...

i love that green purse from Che Bella!

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Shelby Osmond said...

Love your skirt! hahaha oh the things people say sometimes :)

Care said...

Way to use your brain filter... to funny of a story! love it.
I mentioned this before (in insta) but truly loving that outfit! That first pic should be in a magazine:)

The Mrs. and The Momma said...

You must be book smart...ha! Who hasn't seen coleslaw??? We even have something called Riverslaw down here in TX....that I might give some one a pass for not knowing. :)

Sarah said...

Love those shoes! I've been debating on similar ones, they look adorable on you!

Colleen said...

lol oh my. I might not have restrained myself on the school comment

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

You go girl! Whip those youngins into shape!

xx
Here&Now

Emmy said...

Sounds like you had some entertainment at that Law dinner, too funny.

Glad you got to go to temple, we went last Friday and I cannot wait to go back, love love the changes!!

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