Friday, April 1, 2011

Gasp, oh no! A giant ant!!!




Outfit Details:

tank - Old Navy, cardigan - J.Crew, skirt - Forever 21, shoes - Joie, necklaces - H&M and "vintage" Avon

Well well well, what do we have here?  Pictures taken with a regular camera as opposed to crappy iPhone photos?  Hallelujah!

Usually I only have time in my day to take a couple quick shots with my iPhone camera in front of the coat closet mirror. Today I realized that it was too sunny for good pictures in my usual spot.  Rainbows and sparkles and patterns were coming in through the partial stain glass windows we have set into the front doors, and it was completely messing with the lighting. Darn you sun for being so bright and filled with sunshine today! So I had a choice to either wait until the afternoon when the sun moved over and behind my house, or to drag out the old tripod and point-and-shoot camera.

I must admit that the pictures do come out better the "old-fashioned" way. I may see if I can set aside a few minutes to do this everyday.  We shall see…

This morning Maya woke me up, her voice filled with urgency. "Mommy, where's Daddy? He needs to help me get the big toy ant from my shelf!" 

"I can do that for you", I replied.

"No you can't! Because it's April Fools Day, and the teachers said to get something scary out like a toy dinosaur, or bug or spider and put it  on the floor and try to scary your Mommy in the morning.  So I need Daddy to get the ant so I can scare you with it!"

Hmm, I don't think Maya quite gets how to perform an April Fools joke yet.  But I did my very best to scream and act surprised when she placed the giant toy ant by my foot.

15 comments:

Gracey said...

Fabulous outfit. I love orange and pairing it with the green is just perfect. It made me very happy to see this.

Gracey
http://fashionforgiants.blogspot.com

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Good score on the scalloped F21 skirt - you look great in it!

As for kids, aw, they're so cute and funny!

Rachel said...

I LOVE that outfit!!! It is fabulous. I love your f21 skirt better than the anthro version of it.

Cydney said...

What a happy ensemble! That skirt is fabulous. And HA! Best April Fools I've heard all day. :)

Carly said...

Oh my gosh, that is the cutest April Fool's story I've ever heard! Hahaha I loved it. And BTW, your outfit is great!! I LOVE that skirt!

kimmie said...

Oh my goodness, that is HILARIOUS. Little kids are too cute!

and your outfit is darling. I love the scallop polkadot skirt!

Jenn said...

OMG you were so lucky for grabbing up that skirt when you got a chance! I saw it and adored it and when I turned around to buy it, it was sold out! Love it! And the colors of this outfit is perfect! Love it.

overcaffeinated said...

Thanks all! Yes, kids say the darndest things sometimes. I really need to document the funny little things she does more often!

@Jenn - Don't feel too bad about missing out on the skirt. The thing wrinkles like crazy! I sat down for 5 minutes, and the thing creased like linen.

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kristin said...

Great outfit! I love the colors. What a sweet and funny April fools story:)

Becca said...

Wow, that skirt is adorable!

Hilarious april fools story!

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

You look so great! I love that skirt! And I love your combo of colors. Do you mind if I ask a fit question? You are tiny so I might be sized out of this one but what did you need? Did it run small?

What an adorable story about Maya!

overcaffeinated said...

@jess - Aw, thanks but I am nowhere near tiny. LOL I found it ran smaller than other Love21 skirts and fit more like their regular line. I think we're about the same size in skirts (29-30 inch waist) and I took an L in this. HTH!

triciathomas said...

I adore the orange and green accents!! Such a beautiful outfit!

Peggy said...

Love your F21 skirt- did you get it recently? I must have!!

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