Monday, July 5, 2010

Hanging Tough....

Four  Five days into the shopping ban and I am still going strong. I almost cracked the first day but luckily it passed! Here is what I wore to church yesterday. I realize that I did not dress patriotically but I was in a typical Sunday morning rush. One day I will get a picture of me before church when my hair hasn't been tossled by toddlers and my clothes aren't wrinkly yet.

Poor Chase came down with a stomach bug that morning and wasn't able to come to church with me so I was solo with the toddlers while Dad stayed home....what a work out that was. Yet, he insisted on being in the photo and miraculously recovered in time for the firework show. I miss being able to do your own fireworks in the street, they are banned here for fire reasons.

p.s. anybody else get the NKOTB block reference in the title?
Necklace Tee- J Crew (textured ribbon collier tee)
Abstract Lattice Pencil Skirt-J Crew
Shoes-Bandolino

Here is the Polyvore I created for the set, all items are accurate except I do not have the Jackie cardigan on:
LatticeFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore



18 comments:

Mere said...

Cute outfit. I did catch the NKOTB ref, I was a huge fan! Hope your little one is feeling better.
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Peggy said...

way to hang tough!! You can do it!!

Jenni said...

I totally caught the reference! I'm doing good so far too...it's been really hard though! It's making me feel like I'm a true shopping addict...having withrawls and all! Keep it up! Love that skirt...really cute! And your hair still looks great!!

Pamela said...

totally caught the reference. and now I can't get it out of my head!!!!

keep up the good work on the shopping ban. YOu can do it!

Kelsey Kim said...

You looked great yesterday, even though not as patrioc as me. ;) I was in a rush to get back to sacament, I would have liked to chat more! it's hard when your running in different directions!! :0

Anonymous said...

This is by far one of my favoite outfits from you. So pretty together!

theanthropologieconnoisseur said...

I know this inspiration might be a little late, but I discovered a blog today called Kendi Everyday. She had a shopping ban for herself a while back and did a challenge with herself, which she called 30 for 30 (it was all about remixing outfits, which would help you stay inspired and hopefully not tempted to shop!). She thought it was very successful and is going to do it again. Here is the link about it. You should check it out and I hope it helps! http://kendieveryday.blogspot.com/2010/07/30-for-30-again.html

Jan Russell said...

Well, I guess we can give you a pass this time, but come Halloween I'm going to except some Sepia out of you ;) Cute, cute outfit - I love the print on that skirt! Glad your Chase is already feeling better and didn't miss the festivities last night.

gigiofca said...

Great outfit. Can you describe the sand dune color. Is it like a dark peach or apricot?

princess_dave said...

Love your outfit for church, you have some really beautiful pencil skirts in your wardrobe!

I caught the NKOTB reference, I loved them back in the 80s! Am 27 now but still remember all the words if a song comes on the iPod : )

Good going on the shopping ban. You said it could be broken for sale items you had been coveting right? So I bought the purple scallop edge coat in the Boden sale as it was 60% off and I loved it the first time I saw it in January. It arrived yesterday and it's great, my husband likes it but said it reminded him a bit of Sgt.Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band...!

princess_dave said...

Hmm my comment didn't post... Anyway I love your church outfit, you have such a beautiful collection of pencil skirts!

I got the NKOTB ref, I loved them in the 80s! Am 27 now but I still remember all the song words when they crop up on the iPod!

Well done on the shopping ban so far. I broke it for a sale item, the purple scallop edge Boden coat that was 60% off in the sale! I seem to remember you had an exception for sale items you had been coveting : )

Louise said...

I love your church outfit, you have such a beautiful collection of pencil skirts!

Louise said...

p.s. Debye, apologies if you get emailed 3 or 4 messages from me... my google account (princess_dave) posts them then they seem to instantly disappear. Not sure that is going on!

triciathomas said...

Totally got the NKOTB reference!!! I used to LOVE those guys in 6th grade!!! Beautiful outfit and I think you look great after 3 hours of church!

Chelcie said...

oh yes, NKOTB. I SO thought I was destined to marry Joey.

I LOVE that skirt. Great outfit.

Debye said...

Kelsey-we have to stop running into each other while we are chasing toddlers in the hallways:)

theanthropologieconnoisseur-thanks for the tip on the Kendi everyday blog!

Gigi-once the Jackie arrives I will do a post on the sand dune color! I am hoping it is as perfect IRL as I imagine it to be

Iris said...

Woo Hoo NKOTB! I have the same t-shirt and I love the way you styled it, I might have to do an "inspired by" post and copy your outfit :)

RunningOnCoffee said...

I love the abstract lattice skirt!