Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cute + Embarassing {p.h.f.r.}

Will you just look at at my beautiful biggest girl holding my scrumptious littlest girl?  

Oi!  Be still my heart.

Also, do you see Madame Chubliscious Pants' fancy hair sprout on the top of her head?  So grownupish!

So my girls take this ballet/tap class through our local homeschool partnership on Wednesday mornings.  This Wednesday, yesterday, they had a field trip scheduled so they could dance at the actual studio rather than in the gym of the re-purposed elementary school where they usually have their lessons.
(have you ever tried to take a photo through glass with your phone with the sun shining through windows directly behind you?  You should try it!  It's super fun!)

Somehow I managed to get all five kids and myself properly dressed and ready to go by 8:30 a.m. (in homeschooler time, that's, like 3 o'clock in the morning, okay?) and I was feeling pretty stinking proud of myself.

Untiiiiiiiiiiiiil-----junior potty inspector Cecilia insisted that she needed to go potty.  See, the potty is in that room at the other end of the studio.  And you can't wear your shoes on the studio floor, oh no you cannot.  

"So what?  What's the big deal?  Just take off your shoes, dweej..."

You guys.  When I plunged my hands into my drawer of tangled unmentionables that morning and managed to rescue not one but two whole socks, I did not know that anyone was going to ever see what was hiding underneath my awesometastical boots.  High school in the nineties strikes again!

So there I was, holding a 4 month old baby whilst wrangling a 2 year old and a 5 year old, shuffling across the dance studio in two distinctly different socks.  #facepalm

On a related note, because it has to do with me and apparel, but simultaneously on a totally unrelated note because it's completely unrelated, here is an outfit I wore on Tuesday that is completely thrifted.  And I share this because 1) it is real and 2) when you want to think about actually getting dressed on a regular basis but you don't have the budget of a Russian duchess, you might need to be assured that clothing doesn't have to cost 1 Berkin Bag x 7.

Anyway, Mary at With My Sisters (shout out to my Stubie peeps!) had this idea to have people share totally thrifted outfits, sans brand names, so we can encourage each other to be good stewards of our funds so we can still do important things like give to charity and adopt orphans  So I'm doing it!  

Green 3/4 sleeve sweater, perfect for nursing- $2.99
Grey cami- grocery store
Jeans (like new)- $3.99
Shoes (which I only put on for the photo to make a point.  Are you on drugs?  I have 5 kids!) - $4.99 
Wider bracelet- unknown as I've had that things since the neolithic period 

Et Voila!

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  1. Socks are of the devil anyway.

    Such cute girls! You included :) Can you come thrifty shop for me for a new wardrobe?

  2. Love those pointy toe shoes!!

    Also, I hear you about the sock troubles. Today, I'm wearing snow flake socks (thank you Santa in 1996) which I thought no one would see, but when I sit down they are exposed to the world. That should reallllly help people take me seriously at work, don'tcha think? ;-)

  3. I used to wear seasonal socks to work all the time. But then one of my co-workers noticed I wore the same socks two days in a row, which I guess is breaking some kind of taboo. (What??? It's not like my feet got sweaty sitting at my desk!!) So...I started wearing plainer socks. Ha! Try to figure out if it's second sock day when they are always the same color!

    Also, very cute baby sprout.

    And, I love your thrifted outfit. I have been having a good time finding thrifted clothes for myself as well. Scored some awesome maternity jeans the other day during a 50% off sale so...$3!!

  4. Beautiful girls. Dancing floors. Eesh! Love the outfit!!! Ok so toddler unloading pantry and dishwasher at same time must go😁

  5. I often wear my husband's socks to work. Then last year, my secret santa gave me socks. Real socks. girl socks. HINT HINT

  6. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love that top! Thanks for joining in, Dwija!

  7. Oh! Such sweet little ones in the first picture! AND, you look amazing Dwija! Did you just have a baby not too long ago? Seriously. I can't remember.

  8. Here's where I whine:
    1. I can't find ANYTHING cute like this at my local thrift stores. Which is a TOTAL BITE IN THE ASS (can I say "bite in the ass" on your blog? No? Sorrynotsorry) because I live in a horrendously poshy area of the country, and you'd think, "Hey, the cost of living is off the charts, and we've got 8 people on one income, so at least the thrift stores are going to have killer clothes because all the richies will have donated them." I don't know what the richies end up doing with their clothes when they're last season or whatever, but they sure don't send them to the Goodwill. And the "consignment shops" around here would ask for $30 for your sweater, easy.

    2. What kind of grocery store sells camis? Are you talking about Meijer? Are you referring to my beloved Meijer Thrifty Acres as a mere "grocery store"?

    We may have to break up, Dweej.

  9. Let it be known that I am NOT commenting on clothing since I am a guy. Now that that table is set, let me ditto Cari. Meijer Thrifty Acres is NOT just a grocery store... They have an incredible video game selection. Thank you.

    1. I'm a little jealous that you and Cari have a not-grocery-store in common. That's pretty unfair.

  10. I just want to say that you look skinny and I don't believe that that chubby 4 month old could have possible come out of you.

    That's all.

  11. Such a great PHFR and you are looking so svelte!

  12. Love the outfit you totally look like one hot mama!

  13. I have on one white sock and one purple sock right now. Too Funny.
    Blessings, Dawn

  14. love that outfit. there is no way you got that all thrifted. also, our trift stores are not that cheap!!

  15. You know.... Matching socks are way overrated! I have been actually pulling out mismatched socks for my four-year-old lately and saying, "Wear these," because all her socks seem to think they were destined for lives of solitude.
    I love your outfit!! Love, love, love anything cross-front, especially during these nursing days.

  16. Dwija,

    In Korea no one wears shoes indoors. This presents gazillions of problems for me. One my floor is usually dusty and/or crumby (no carpets here, no sirreee). Two: my socks never match. Three: supposing by some miracle of God, my socks do match... Well, 50% of my socks have holes in them.

    Also, I agree that you look great! And I love the outfit.

    Cari, I'm with you. Koreans don't do much second-hand, and everyone is a size negative 2 anyway. So the only option for me is the one on-base thrift shop which is open 6 hours/week!!! However, yesterday I totally scored some awesome thrifted jeans, boots, and a purse. Near miracle.

  17. My niece only wears mismatched socks and even buys them that way. They come in packs of three. THREE socks that don't match and cost more than an entire package of pairs of matching socks! This was a revelation for me. Why have I been letting all my cute lonely mismatched socks go unworn for all these years?! Now I wear mine mismatched and put my kids in mismatched socks and call it fashion.

  18. You put together that look for like 12 bucks? You're my hero.

  19. My socks match, but they are white on the top and grey on the bottom not on purpose because my floors are not clean (8 kids, 2 grandkids, 1 dog, a turtle and 2 hissing cockroaches. The cockroaches are not free range but maybe they ought to be if they clean up crumbs--the dog can't keep up.) I hate grey on the bottom not on purpose. And my granddaughter, who is 4, told me that socks aren't supposed to match anymore. It's not cool. So, there you go!

  20. I really enjoy that completely thrifted outfit! I definitely haven't had any decent luck in that department lately. Which is always sorta depressing, its such a sense of accomplishment finding awesome things.

    And I laughed out loud at the 3 am homeschool time. Or 3 am in more-than-3-children-time.

  21. What is up with those CHEEKS?!?!?! (The babe, not you.) LOVE. THEM. And sort of want to bite them.

  22. Your girls are adorable and so are you!


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