Wednesday, March 20, 2013

yikes! stripes!

Am I the only one that can still recite/sing the entire Fruit Stripes Gum commercial from 1980 or 90something? Seriously? That is valuable Brain Real Estate, and I'm filling it with advertising jingles for disgusting discontinued bubble gum? Shameful.

But anyway. Yikes! Stripes! is exactly what I find myself thinking every time I walk into my closet. Could you possibly diversify a little, Erika? I don't know, some plaid, maybe? Floral? Dots? Solids? MUST EVERYTHING BE STRIPED? Apparently...yes. IT ALL MUST BE STRIPED. I think I have a problem. My love for stripes is too abundant. So sue me.

I wasn't planning on any outfit pictures yesterday. But then it was like 4:30 and Diana wanted me to take a few pictures of her outfit for WIWW and she was like "you're cute, let's get some of you!" and you know, twist my arm. I'm sure I was a hard sell. But just so you know- I didn't even look in a mirror or put on lipstick. Because all I was supposed to be doing was snapping a pic for Diana.

So here I am in my Tuesday late-afternoon-at-work yikes-stripes glory.


 
 Shirt: Loft | Jeans: TJMaxx | Sandals: Target (similar) | Earrings: Sam Moon | Bracelets: Wrapp'n Fun | Nail Polish: Sally Hansen

Well that was loads of fun, right? But not as much fun as your comments about bracket-picking yesterday. Holy crap. You folks had me busting a gut. I'm really glad to know I'm not the only one using such creative reasoning during March Madness, and when the dudes at work were mocking my picks yesterday, I felt a lot better knowing yall had my back. 

In other pressing news: anyone else watch Dancing with the Stars? I made it through most of it, although I definitely fast-forwarded the people I didn't know (and didn't even watch their sobby backstories because I don't NEED to know them...what I need is to not be glued to the TV for two full hours every Monday) and just watched the folks I cared about. But then I did have to go back and watch the Disney girl since she did such a bang-up job and I felt dumb for skipping it. And yeah, she was pretty fantastic. But anyway. Here're the folks I originally cared about:

1) Sean Lowe- cute as ever, but quite an awkward dancer. I had figured he'd be highly trainable since he's athletic, but maybe he needs a few (hundred) hours of ballet lessons or something so he doesn't move so...stiffly. Still, I liked him and hope he sticks around.

2)Aly Raisman- GOT A BOOB JOB? I mean, at least I think she did. Or something. Anyway, I tried to concentrate on her dancing, but all I could think about was how her boobs are going to crash into the parallel bars now...but I think she will do well here.

3)Wynonna- She did fine, but was kind of 'meh' for me. I wanted to love her more. I wanted to love her as much as I loved her songs in the 90s. It just didn't happen, though. I hope she's able to stick around because I'd love to see a Kirstie Alley-like transformation, but who knows.

4)Lisa Vanderpump- Love, love, love. As fabulous and hilarious as I'd hoped for and YES she brought Jiggy out, so I totally win for predicting that. I hope she stays for a long time.

5) Dorothy Hamill- LOVED her! Of course, I think being a figure skater gives you quite an advantage, but that advantage is probably almost cancelled out by the disadvantages of age and surviving breast cancer, so I was super proud of her. I hope she stays!!

Person I didn't care about but loved anyway: Kellie Pickler. She was adorable and a REALLY good dancer! Who knew. Kinda love her now.

I'm pretty sure that's the closest I've ever come to a TV show re-cap, so now I better get to work. Oh, and I'm pretty sure I neglected to fill yall in on our latest house-mate. I'll give you some clues as to his/her identity: Small. Furry. Fast. Likes cheese. And the garage, apparently, since he/she seems quite cozy in there. Right, so, isn't that fun? I'm all about extending hospitality to folks, but this one's gotta go. Wish us luck: Matt as he actively sets traps and checks them, me as I SPRINT between the door and my car, convinced that if I stall for a single moment the thing will waltz over and bite my foot off. Good times.     

18 comments:

  1. Totally forgot about that gum! But now I remember that it tasted good for only a few chews... Is it me or did it lose it's flavor FAST?!

    Love your WIWW outfit. Super cute!

    DWTS: seriously, Aly Raisman's boobs! Those leotards must really flatten them out! And I also really loved Kellie Pickler... She was a great surprise!

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  2. More than the stripes (which were super cute, btw), I am jealous of the fact you wore sandals yesterday. It's a balmy 16 degrees here right now. Clearly IL forgot spring starts today!

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  3. You looked totally cute! And I have the exact same stripes problem. Except I also inflict it upon Hudson. You need to come see his spring wardrobe sometime soon - it's like 3 solid shirts and 10 striped shirts and that's it. Whoops.

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  4. So Derek said to me the other day, 'you've worn a lot of striped shirts lately'. Um.... thanks?? Apparently I have an issue to! :)

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  5. Like Amanda I am just super-jealous of the fact you are wearing sandals. It's the first day of Spring and we still have a ton of snow and more in the forecast. Bleah :(

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  6. love that top! so cute how it mixes stripes and floral! pattern mixing is my goal for spring (as you many have noticed from my post yesterday!)

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  7. Super cute top! I so wish I could pull off bangs... Oh well!

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  8. Thanks. I do infact remember ALL the words to the fruit stripe gum commercial and will have it rolling through my mind all. day. long. Hello childhood! But I do love the top... and find myself frequently sporting stripes.

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  9. I have the same prob - except with solids. I swear every top I own is solid pink, red, white, black, green. . . you get the idea. Does this mean I am totally boring?

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  10. Totally knew that shirt was from Loft as soon as I saw it. And I'm jealous that you get to wear sandals while I'm still suck wearing socks on the first day of spring!

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  11. I found myself watching it too! And thinking the exact same thing about Aly! Mckayla Maroney is on a TV show on the CW and looks wayyyy older than she did 8 months ago?!

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  12. I have accused Allison of being obsessed with stripes, too, so you're not alone!!

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  13. Amanda's right, I am obsessed with stripes... though I ventured out to wear polka dots today. But I am also guilty of dressing my husband and child in stripes too often (since I buy their clothes), so my problem extends even further... ugh.

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  14. LOVE that shirt. Way cute.

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  15. My mom and I bought that same shirt the other day! (We tend to do that at loft, because she only goes if I take her. Then, we buy the same shirts.) :)

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  16. I love stripes! They're the new solid. Cute sandals and earrings too. I had never heard of Sam Moon until you mentioned it a few weeks ago and I saw they're opening a store near where I live. Yay!!!

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  17. Definitely a stripes lover, great top! And another bangs rocker, yay!

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  18. If a mouse ever touched my foot, I would die. 100%. Also, loved your recap. More please!

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