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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What I Wore my BIRTHDAY week

It's no big secret.
I love clothes.
Always have.
But now, thanks to  Lindsey at the Pleated Poppy getting dressed each morning feels like a fashion ADVENTURE.
Laugh. Go ahead, I'll wait.
Are you done?
I know it's corny, but it's TOTALLY true.
What started out as a ho, hum- whatever I stay home with my kids, why dig for the cute stuff in the closet- turned into a full fledged 'How can I make today cuter than yesterday' every morning!
OK, not every morning- but most mornings. And belts- they are my new best friend.
OK, let's get to the fun part.
PS Yes, I'm linking up Lindsey and  Nina at Momma Go Round.
This week Breadwinner tried to help me laugh to loosen up instead of striking the same ole pose. Let's just say, it's gonna be a funny week.
Wednesday- Random cool weather day, working at the Preschool.
 first day trying new places to take pics and attempting more natural photographs. Instead- laughter.
You'll notice a trend all week!
Navy/white striped sweater-Old Navy, new coral tank- Birthday present from Mom(aka Gramm),
Jeans- Target, Quickly becoming my favorite belt- $5.80 Forever 21 (Regular price- insane prices there, ladies!)
super, insanely cute new birdie necklace- birthday gift from ShopGal
Silver flats-Gramm strikes again!
cutie rosette earrings- Pink Lemonade (did you enter the giveaway?)
Thursday- It's my BIRTHDAY! And I made bulletin boards at school. No seriously, we are MAKING them- info to come.
sad that the 'large' size is too small and 'x-large' is too big. click if you want to see the pics larger
The wind was completely insane by evening. And brrrr so chilly!
New birthday dress and Navy shrug-NY and Co
current least favorite photo EVER (no- thank you wind) and NO I'm not pregnant.
Stupid wind.
the wind just got ridiculous, so we went inside to get true color pics.
what's up with the clenched fists? and FYI- shooting UP, not attractive- no, you may not see my fat face in this picture. Thank you.
Friday-my day. kids went to school. I stayed home to work on giveaway posts and do whatever my heart desired. Yeah, free day. I actually wore a cute dress, but no pics.
Saturday- Breadwinner went flying with a friend. In a real airplane. So crazy to me. I took the girls for free birthday ice cream- Thank you, Coldstone! They chose 'blue', then we went to Target, where Little Sister kindly showed everyone what her ice cream looked like coming back up- projectile style, just in front of the customer service counter. And no- customer service did NOT help, other than to hand me a roll of paper towels. Lovely.
Gorgeous Target International Collection Tucker dress found on 75% off clearance for $9.98 earlier this week- AHH!!! SCORE. I've wanted this since my friend Fashionista picked it up months ago. Happy Birthday week to ME, Caramel belt-Target

Denim crops-American Eagle
Gray flower sandals- NY and Co
New favorite pic. So soft and pretty, minus all the playset tops in the background
Sunday-Church, lunch, and afternoon errands

This is what I wore to church. 
I felt a little pin-up-esque.
Target clearance earlier this week- Sandy dress, navy piping
Then we came home from church and I put on an apron to make lunch like I always do- because I love aprons (and this one is new from Shopgal for my birthday!)
Then I felt REALLY pin-up-esque
Breadwinner said I should have worn the apron to church. silly boy.
Still favorite amazing shoes- Charlotte Russe, gift from great friend
Red beaded necklace-Eclectic Elegance, Red flower earrings, Groopdealz,
Antiquey bracelet-NY and Co
Monday-Working hard at school preparing for Open House Wednesday.
I just couldn't pose
and the wind was driving me nuts
White top and black leggings-Target, red belt-?, Turquoise skirt-Old Navy-thrifted by ShopGal (she's so awesome to me!), Black and white polka dot bangle-Eclectic Elegance
super fun turquoise pom pom scarf- Old Navy
Tuesday-Preschool, Open House, still working hard, still windy. Grrr...
I promise this was cute in real life. Breadwinner said so.
Gray wrap, gray tank, black tank-American Eagle
White skirt-Old Navy
Not attractive.
 Gold Necklace-Shopgal, same bracelet and earrings as above

So, help a girl out. How do you like to pose for WIWW posts?
Do you like any of this new ridiculousness?
Or should I stick to the standard hand on the hip, lean slightly and smile. Ha!

Don't Forget! You still have a few days left to enter all the amazing birthday giveaways.
Happy Wednesday!

Look- Lindsey made a new button.
So fun.


Shellsea said...

Happy Birthday week! I love those shoes I remember them from another wwiw you did. So many outfits this week!

Lindsay @ Aisle to Aloha said...

Seriously?? You are too freaking cute. I love each of your outfits-- so much creativity there, girl. Aren't our husbands incredible for taking the time to photograph us each day?

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

OMG Lady! You crack me up this week! You obviously enjoyed your birthday week from the looks of all your wild laughter in these photos! I can't believe Party Like it's 1999 is almost over...on to some winners! Haha!

Amber said...

Happy Birthday week, you looked so lovely all week. The wind does the same to my middle and I hate posing too, but you look like your having fun which is the main thing. Have a lovely week. ax

DaenelT said...

Happy birthday! Love the poses. So sweet that your hubs indulges your crazy (that's what mine calls it ~ "my crazy"). LOL

The outfits are absolutely adorable (love all your comments that go with them ~ too funny).

Those Charlotte Russe shoes are cute ~ you should post them to my Shoe Style Saturday meme at

Alissa said...

I love that Target dress -- and never thought of wearing it as a top. Genius! And I love the other dresses! The blue from NY & Co is so pretty and the other Target find reminds me of the Shabby Apple dresses I've been coveting lately.

Kudos on the poses! That's one thing that always trips me up. :)

Laura Bridges said...

I loved the blue dress/black shrug!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

You are adorable! Love your outfits. And your cute commentary. :) said...

Oh, I love that you put on aprons to make lunch - that is awesome (and it's a cute one!)

The Gambrel Family said...

I love the Tucker dress from Target, super cute!

Mandy said...

that blue maxi is gorgeous! and I love that bird necklace, too! Great style :)

Object of Maya*ffection said...

TOTALLY enjoyed this post! I have the same struggle with posing! Check out Colorblind at her blog...she has AMAZING outfits and great poses! I LOVE the birthday dress (HAPPY BIRTHDAY) and the antiquey bracelet from NY&Co

Christine - Tutorial Addict lol said...

Happy Birthday!! LOVE that blue maxi dress on you, SO pretty! And that bracelet in the last pic is beautiful!

Babymama said...

Why am I not following you? I swear I was. Well...I am now.

This time from WIWW @ the pleated poppy.

You've outdone yourself! I can barely get one outfit in. Love them all. And LOVE that bird necklace. Seriously love.


Megan said...

Hopping by to check out your what I'm wearing :)

Happy birthday week to you!

Love that first belted cardigan look! And I laughed at your not preggo clarification...don't worry, you didn't look it :)

Sam said...

I totally think the Tuesday outfit was cute! I see why Breadwinner likes it!

I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new birthday outfit from Old Navy! I so wish I could wear a dress that long! You look mah-velous, dahling.

Charlie's Mama and Papa said...

Thank you for sharing your birthday celebration with us- spending the week on the couch with mono it was a wonderful way to allow me to live vicariously through your fun!

Jodi said...

To quote Rachel Zoe... I DIE over your new maxi dress. Awesome. Love the pom pom scarf too - cute!

Conni said...

I love the first outfit, the top under the sweater looks cute.

I tired the whole belt over a sweater today, think I will be rocking this look again.

You girls on WIWW are great for inspiration