Thursday, January 6, 2011

Four hugs a day



Outfit Details:

dress - Forever 21, cardigan - Old Navy, belt - Forever 21, tights - Joe Fresh, boots - Frye

One of Maya's songs from the holiday concert is "Four Hugs a Day" and I never tire of hearing her little voice singing it at home.  Her lyrics, while cute, sounded a little nonsensical to me so I began to wonder what the actual lyrics were.  Guess what?  She did get some of the words wrong, but you know what?  I like "Maya's version" better.

Original:
Nobody gets enough hugs a day
'Cause the minimum number is four
Now if you haven't got Four Hugs today
Then you better get some more
Four Hugs a day, that's the minimum
Four Hugs a day, not the maximum. 
Four Hugs a day, that's the minimum
Four Hugs a day, not the maximum. 
Step One, look them right in the eye
Step Two, nose to nose
Step Three, reach your arms
Step Four, you can't do any harm with...  
Four Hugs a day, that's the minimum
Four Hugs a day, not the maximum. 
Four Hugs a day, that's the minimum
Four Hugs a day, not the maximum.

Maya:

Nobody gets enough hugs a day
'Cause the minimum number is four
Now if you didn't get Four Hugs today
Then you better ask for more
Four Hugs a day, that's the minimum
Four Hugs a day, now the maximum.
Four Hugs a day, that's the minimum
Four Hugs a day, now the maximum. 
Step One, look the ride in the eye
Step Two, nose to nose
Step Three, reach your arms
Step Four, you can't do any more...  
Four Hugs a day, that's the minimum
Four Hugs a day, now the maximum.
Four Hugs a day, that's the minimum
Four Hugs a day, now the maximum. 

I asked her what "look the ride in the eye" means.  She said it means that you look at them like you have a pretend roller coaster in your eye and it makes you feel like you are spinning round and around and around.



I don't think I've pulled this dress out of my closet in at least three or four years.  If you were part of MakeUpAlley in the years gone by, you might remember this as the Forever 21 frenzy dress.

It very nearly made the donate bag because it looked a little long and frumpy.  Still, the floaty material, polka dots (who doesn't love those?), ruffles, and not to mention nostalgia, made me pull it out of the pile.  Instead, I decided to shorten it.  The waistline was a little too long on my short torso, and cutting and hemming the chiffon intimidated me.  So I ended up pulling the extra material up at the waist (instead of the hem) to shorten and at the same time, pull the waistline up.  The end result doesn't look bad at all, and everything is hidden under my belt in any case.

2 comments:

goldenmeans said...

This outfit is great T! I love love polka dots, so you know I'm all about this dress (how exactly I missed out on this frenzy, I don't know), and I love the sweet touch the long pink cardi adds to it! Also: boot envy :)

Maya's interpretation of "look the ride in the eye" is pretty amazing btw. I now agree her version of the song is vastly superior!

Jen HaHA said...

Love this! The polka dot dress reminds of the 50s/60s when women always dressed up even for housework. I hope that sounds like a compliment because I love that era. The pink cardi just adds an additional pretty touch.

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