Thursday, February 9, 2012

Nana Splits and Dead Batteries





Dress, Jacket, Belt: Gap, Shoes: Nine West, Bag: Vintage Gucci, Watch: c/o Mimi's, Lips: Revlon Certainly Red (Which amazingly lasts all day. And does not smell like old ladies.)

1. I had a banana split for the first time in fo-eva and it was legit amazing. Not to brag, but I think I'm going to name myself the master banana spliteur. I might even make a badge. And a hat. Why is it bananas taste so much better buried under a mound of ice cream, slathered in chocolate and caramel with a dollop of whipped cream and cherries on top?

2. My car battery died at school this week and I got stuck in the parking lot, waiting for someone to come and jump me off. Note to self (and by self, I mean Dusty), I need jumper cables. And a lesson on how to use them. I'm pretty sure it's incredible how I've managed to get this old without knowing anything about my car. If it goes, it must be ok is my motto. (Dusty, disregard that last sentence.) I smell some lessons coming up.

3. (Because if a lists must come in lengths of 3, 5, and 10 in my OCD mind.) This outfit was a product of my trying to dress a suit for mandatory suit day in a way that made it non-perfectly-boring. To me, a black suit is like a straight jacket. Unhappy, unnecessary, and without pizzaz. I had to add the hint of red to please my wild side. As previously stated, I have the "wild side" of an 80-year-old. Hott.




Rachel said...

Loving the pops of red!

Anna @ IHOD said...

Red heels were made for you! :)
Love this ensemble:)

Tory said...

Love the red!!! And your blog!!! :)

Anonymous said...

So classy and put together! Love the red accents! Lol the banana split thing was so funny!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Unknown said...

You look great - I love that dress and the pop of red - well played miss!

Ps - banana splits make the world go round!


Anonymous said...

You should only wear heels. So adorable. I love pops of red.

Elise said...

There is nothing worse to me than car troubles. I always feel like its an unecessary couple thousand bucks to fix... Of course I need to get places though, so I obviously don't have rational thinking in terms of cars. If you learn how to jump your car, maybe you should post a how-to, in a cute outfit, and all us bloggers will feel more equipped when our dreaded "dead battery" turn comes around.

Annie said...

LOVING the black, gray & red combo - it looks HAWT :) Sometimes I think the only way to eat fruit is when it's in dessert form - like baked in pie crust or topped with ice cream. And veggies are best fried or covered in cheese. My momma would be proud :)

The Other Side of Gray

Nikki | The Ginger Diaries said...

I agree with Anna up there. You rock 'em shoes! and I just LOVE that dress! You look so fancy. I hope Dusty makes a fun teacher! Have a lovely week :) xo Nikki

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

Just found your blog, love it- excited to read more!

And, i love your red lips with the red shoes.. so pretty!


Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

The pop of red is the perfect way to dress it up but still keep it professional!

Lauren Byers said...

love love those reds shoes :)
And I am the same way about cars. Although, I guess I do know how to jump start a car....but that's only because my car battery died on me about a MILLION times when I was in high eventually you just remember how to do it. :)

Gail and Rhoda said...

Love this! So lady like and the red lips and shoes rock!, - Rhoda

Jess said...

Great outfit! Definitely some good inspiration for me so I can look professional without the boring part. Hopefully the banana split made up for the car battery. Keep up the great blogging!

Jess C.

Mariel Torres said...

matching your lipstick color with your shoes = PERFECTION!

6 o'clock Inspiration said...

professional and cute!!
its always difficult to try and make something not 2 boring!
love your blog you're adorable!!
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Allie said...

You put a fabulous outfit together girl! I would wear this to my teaching job, and like you said its a little more exciting than just basic black. Love the shoes and lipstick. Thanks for sharing!


Anonymous said...

You look fabulous and now I'm totally craving a banana split! Yum!


Anonymous said...

You look SO chic here! I love your hair up, and the pops of red are so,so fabulous.


Heather said...

There is something very French gamine about your hair and makeup in this outfit and I love it. You look so elegant!