Thursday, March 29, 2012

a little awkward, mostly awesome

Day 25 of my 30X30 Remix Challenge! Today I am bringing back the awkward&awesome
{ Blank Denim for ModCloth Mint Jeans / Splendid Sweater / J.Crew Silk Tank & Belt / Thrifted purse / Vince Camuto Derby Pumps {lust list} }
 1. Apparently, the only way I know how to spice up an outfit is by adding a belt... {here, here}
2. The neighbors just got a dog, and Doug isn't allowed to meet it until it is "trained", says the owners... oh sorry, wow people, wow...
3. Driving by the place I am going to move to (see below) no less than 3 times per day... yes, I am stalking it until May 1st!
4. Living out of boxes... I got excited and already started packing... whoops!

1. Yesterday's wet bun turned into decent curls for today... usually it looks like a small creature has taken over my head when I attempt this... so I'll take this as a win
2. I became an Aunt yesterday, my sister gave birth to two beautiful twin girls (Etta Jane & Claire Elaine)! You can call me Aunt Gigi from now on!
3. I found a place to live! This is beyond awesome. I had a little bit of impending homelessness that has been stressing me out... but no more! Now I can look forward to decorating (I am going to ignore the chore of moving for the time being)
4. Bachelorette Party this weekend in Dallas... besties, girlie drinks, glitter, and lingerie party oh my!
5. Um, the weather in Nashville is beyond amazing right now. I can totally get over the 2 inch layer of pollen on my car in exchange for this Spring time lasting FOREVER!
6. I may or may not have (pssss... I did!) fall in love with a little black girl pug... and am currently trying to convince myself that this time of moving, traveling to weddings/visiting friends, and generally transitioning is not a good time to adopt a new pug baby.... so far it isn't working!

I really like how the belt changes the shape of this sweater... if I can't buy a peplum, I'll make a (faux)one!
7. Getting to see my talented roommate Kiernan McMullen play a show last night in town. You should definitely check out his music!
8. My boss has been gone from the office this week, which means that I have gotten lots of furniture stalking accomplished (picture inspiration boards for every room of my apartment that I am not even living in yet... obsession!)
9. Close to being finished with my 30X30 Remix Challenge... it has been wonderful so far, but I am ready to hit up the mall to pick up some inexpensive trendy items (neon, neutral sandals, peplum top), and also some investment pieces that I have identified as being lacking from my wardrobe (a tweed jacket is at the top of this list!)
10. Just found out that I get to attend a science conference in the South of France this Fall! Being a nerd finally has its perks! yay!
P.S. Share your awkward&awesome with me!


  1. I completely understand the whole stalking your new place and already packing thing.  I'm doing the exact same thing!  I actually take the train past my new apartment during my daily commute to work and I start longingly at the building every time!  Also, our kitchen is currently full of boxes and I've already started packing purging.  Come on, May 1st!!

  2. Good luck with your move! And cheers to making do in the mean time. I am right there with you! Might have to have another yard sale so that my stuff will fit in the new place! xx

  3. Ooooh congrats on being an Aunt - so fun! Loving your mint pants...and have so much fun at the bachelorette partay :)

    The Other Side of Gray 

  4. i think adding a belt works well for you, i love your outfit! :)

    p.s. i am so excited for you --  a new place and new additions to the family -- that is so awesome! :D

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  5. Thank you! I can't wait to go home and kiss my sweet nieces!

  6. Thank you so much! Going to post some "catch-up" outfits this weekend so I can make my goal of completing by April 1st! Stay tuned :)

  7. Loving those mint green skinny jeans! Love them with that blush top. Good luck on the 30 for 30 challenge!

  8. Ha-ha you are to funny! Love this top!!  And congrats on being an aunt! 

  9. Yes for some reason black pugs are harder to come by. She was a sweet little girl, but I am trying to let my rational side win this argument for a change! ha

  10. AH! I've been searching diligently for a black pug friend for Yoshi but have yet to find one. If you convince yourself not to get her (you should get her...eight paws are better than four to help you move into your new place, right?) please, send her out to California :)
    Congrats on becoming an Aunt! Those are adorable names your sister picked out.


    brain, right brain, pug brain.

  11. Congrats on becoming an aunt and getting a new place!  Your neighbor sounds like a weirdo for not letting Doug meet their dog... I have a feeling their dog isn't going to be very friendly or well behaved. :(

    The Tiny Heart


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