Cute (adj.): Non-threatening, innocent. To be used when something (or someone) makes you want to hug it, kiss it, and love it forever (brownie points to anyone who knows what that last part was referencing).
Cute can also be used to describe an outfit. In this sense, it is used to convey that the person giving the compliment covets or admires the article of clothing in question. For example, “That’s a cute turtleneck dickey you have on” (disclaimer: I haven’t actually heard anyone say this).
But, most of the time, cute can describe animals, both real and imaginary, 3-D or 2-D.
I will be posting something monthly to get your dose of all things (I think are) adorable. Because let’s face it–aren’t we all looking for something cute to brighten up our day?
I went shopping earlier this week and found some cute clothes. I can’t wait to post the dress that I bought! But, in the meantime, here is a picture of the front of a t-shirt that I also purchased:
To be honest, I got this shirt because it had “my blog” written on the front. I also liked how there was a picture of a keyboard on the shirt, and I thought the nickname could be referencing Looks So Fine, so I immediately thought–it’s a keeper! But then I read the whole shirt, re-read it, read it a third time and thought to myself, “this makes no sense!” Upon a fourth reading, I realized it was still completely nonsensical, but I had to have it (plus, it was $5–I had no choice but to buy it).
The message looks like it got muddled up in translation. Should it have said, “Watch out for my blog?” “Read my blog?” “Watch out my blog–you’ve got competition?” or “Watch out blog–you’re next?” Who knows–but I can’t wait to wear it with a skirt or a pair of skinny pants. I will definitely post my outfit sometime in the near future (given my laundry schedule, I assume in the next month or so). So, WATCH OUT–it’s coming soon (tee hee–I’m sure you saw that one coming)…
I had to take a picture of what I wore to run some errands. I wore a slight variation of this outfit over a week ago. I wore it again because I thought it was comfortable and would keep me from getting too cold (you can never tell what the temperature is going to be like when it’s overcast). The cheery message (see below) urged me to buy this t-shirt at a thrift store. One of my favorite types of shirts are the tissue tees because of their comfort and their versatility (I wore this t-shirt over black spandex leggings last time–in this picture, I’m wearing skinny, black cargo pants).
My shoes were a closet find from my bedroom at my parents’ house. When I tried the shoes on, I discovered that they fit, weren’t too worn out, and were pretty comfortable. The funny thing about them–they were shoes that I wore when I was 10 years old! So yes, I’m rocking Stride Rites in this photo. What can I say? I have small feet!
Hope everyone had a good day (the t-shirt says it all)!
Outfit (Designer/Purchased from):
T-shirt: American Eagle Outfitters/Goodwill
Pants: Almost Famous/Marshalls
Shoes: Stride Rite/?
My first outfit reflects my love for wearing things that don’t need to be ironed (you could argue that I should have at least ironed my shorts, but we’ll save that for another discussion). But, in all honesty, not only do I love how I literally pulled pieces from my closet (or in this instance, off my pile of clean clothes since I no longer have space in my closet) to make this outfit, but I also love how I could layer with something that is “in” at this moment. A lot of designers are playing with different prints for their spring collection, mostly animals and floral designs. Granted, I am wearing neither animals nor flowers, but the wispy, colorful prints remind me of delicate floral feathers (if those things really existed). That makes me trendy, n’est-ce pas (yes, I threw in some French to show just how “in the know” I am)?
My accessories are also lacking in this picture. Most of my outfits will probably recycle a lot of the same purses, belts, and jewelry because I’m unfortunately more of a clothes-horse and not an accessories queen (or whatever someone with a lot of accessories is called). However, I will be starting a feature that will allow me to collaborate with other people and possibly borrow some of their accessories (if you are reading this, you know who you are). So stay tuned! There’s more to come (and I apologize for my lame poses. I’ll try to be sassier in the future)!
Outfit (Designer/Purchased from):
Coverup: Living Doll LA/TJMaxx
Shorts: Calvin Klein/Army Base Exchange
Belt: Betsey Johnson/TJMaxx
Purse: kensie Girl/Marshalls
P.S. Credits go to my husband, Chris, for his photography skills and his patience.