It's Awkward and Awesome Thursday!

Thursday, November 18

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boots: famous footwear, tights: walmart, dress: thrifted, belt: thrifted, cardi: target, necklace: in honor of design
Awkward:
- Trying to tell husband something that's really awesome, like what I got on my Art History exam. And I say, "ohmygosh babe. Guess what I got?!" And he guesses a number that's infinitely higher than what I actually got. And I have to say, "um. NO. Guess again, except lower this time." It's very anti-climactic.
- This blasted Rexburg wind. And having significantly more Marilyn Monroe moments today than I would have liked. AKA. Significantly more than zero.
- The twitch in my left eye that comes around every time I try to curl my eyelashes. Honestly, most of my make-up routine in the morning is taken up by getting that eyeball to just calm the heck down.
- Getting into Husband’s 4 runner in a pencil skirt. Really, I just need to go ahead and videotape that whole ordeal sometime. Would be great for posterity. Children, this is how not to be a lady.
- The fact that I just used the word videotape. I was born in the 80’s. Sue me.
- Going to the bathroom at the same time as a co-worker. In neighboring stalls.
- Pulling up to a green-lighted intersection where the left hand turn lane is stopped because they have a red light. So I stop too.
- Walking in a certain direction and then realizing that I actually need to be going the other direction … an awkward moment in and of itself. So what's the only logical reaction for a situation like this? Of course whipping out my cell phone, feigning an urgent text and furrowing my brow so that anyone who's watching me knows there's some kind of explanation for my abrupt 180. You know you do it.
- Dropping my extra pair of work pants in the middle of the hallway, having them be picked up by a kid in my class, and tossed to me over the stairwell banister. "Um, excuse me, but you dropped these....." You weird chick who is always carrying an extra pair of pants around. Accident prone perhaps? Wetting problem? Yes. All of us are thinking that's a yes.

Awesome:
- Husband conversing with me through song. Would be awkward for anyone else in the room, but it’s totally awesome for us.
- My two lovely friends that I finally found the perfect names for: Scrumdidily and Umptious.
- The fact that I haven’t had a bad day in a really really really long time. Knock on wood.
- This gorgeous little piece of jewelry around my neck today. Honestly- the first piece of dainty jewelry that I am just completely in love with. Not an easy accomplishment. We must be soul mates.
- The fact that Husband and I actually did Family Home Evening this week!!! By ourselves!!! Just us two!!! WHOOO-HOOO! Dang, sometimes we just blow ourselves away with how cool we can be.
- My sissy. Who’s coming up to stay with us for a whole week starting Monday.
- Husband shaving his sandpaper whiskers so that we can actually make-out without giving me a hot rash on my face.
- James Taylor. Period.
- Husband flipping through my book, As a Lady would Say, {a book that describes awkward situations and how to handle them appropriately and with a lady-like demeanor} realizing that he wouldn’t have acted very “ladylike” in most of the proposed situations, and actually kind of being disappointed about it. Sometimes he is just so completely endearing. And he’s probably going to kill me when he reads this. So. Farewell friends.


AND. You know what to do. Let's hear those awkwards and awesomes!

134 comments:

teaandbiscuits said...

Aha OK this is totally awesome because not only did I have the awkward moment where I realised I was walking in the wrong direction... but I also whipped out my phone and did the fake-text move! Haha! So incredibly awkward!

OK here are mine:
Awkward: rambling on and on to my hair dresser. i find the fake conversation such a strain that i end up telling her my whole life story. gah.

Awesome: boyfriend spared me fifteen mins at lunch - enough time for a snuggle and hot chocolate at starbucks :)

have a great couple days sydney!
xxxxxxxxx

http://misshannie.blogspot.com

Mallory said...

I love your dress! I have been looking forever for a dress like that but NO LUCK! You look fab and I love your little bloggity blog!

krisandkel said...

Your posts always make me smile! I'm glad you shared this moments with us. Such cute and fun photos!


<3 kris&kel
www.krisandkel.com

Cassidy Thomas said...

Awkward: Trying to take outfit photos at a memorial today. People stared.

Awesome: Going to see Harry Potter 7 tonight!!!

whereheartmeetssole.blogspot.com

Cara-Mia said...

Ah I have the same Target cardigan! (I actually have it in gray as well as tan... I have a tendency to buy two of things I love.)

Love your hair with a side part, btw. <3

Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

Love it! Totally had too many Marilyn moments when I tried wearing a skirt on campus while riding my bike (everyone rode bikes). Yeah, that blows!

Awkward: Trying on clothes in the dressing room while trying to pacify my grumpy child and on the phone with my mom.

Awesome: Finally got to buy a smaller size in my shirts :)

kelsey said...

i don't think you could be any cuter. loved this post!

Johanna said...

So I reckon my most awkward moment of late would have to be in the supermarket
I saw my friend at the end of the aisle so I waved
she didnt notice so I waved again and kinda yelled HIIIIIIIII
still didnt hear me so I walked towards her, "stef HI"
she turned around - NOT STEF.
Me - kept walking straight passed the stranger repeating steeeeffff....
turned around the corner and then cringed and ran away.

AriadnaBach said...

I've just discovered your blog and I love all the charm and freshness it has, specially thanks to your pictures and stories!
Keep in touch! greetings from Spain,
Ariadna

Laurie Ruth said...

Awesome: Browsing at Walmart and meeting a cute guy who got my number.

Awkward: That moment when you walk away and know they are checking you out as you do. Always slightly freaks me out.

Petchie said...

So funny that he would guess something higher then you really got. I feel like that's something my fiance would do too! Cute outfit today!


http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

Victoria | vmac+cheese said...

Awkward: Getting Invisalign and suddenly sounding like I'm Sally Draper circa Mad Men seasons 1-3. Meaning I now have a lisp and co-workers keep looking at me funny.

Awesome: Finding really, really awesome vitnage things on Etsy that make you really happy and cost like $6. I heart Etsy.

Dylana Suarez said...

That dress is wonderful!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

Modest Fashionista said...

LOVE your dress, you look absolutely beautiful. :) I love your style! I'm happy your husband and you actually had Family Home Evening and I'm happy things are so awkward and awesome!

-Holly
Modest Fashionista. :)

kimmie said...

I love your hair parted to the side like that! You should do it more often :)

Don't you hate getting into big cars with pencil skirts? I hate that one-leg-up-and-twist-sideways-so-I-dont-flash-everyone-move. Awkward, def!

Heidi said...

Awkward: Talking to my MIL about birth control. Uh, no thanks.

Awesome: My baby boy River turning ONE today!!!

Taylor Sterling said...

Such a pretty look! I love that dress!

Linka said...

This is a great outfit. Your fist awkward point is so true. After they guess too high I'm usually like, never mind.

wishful nals said...

i love your necklace -- and james taylor, too! xx

sisters4saymoreismore said...

"awkward" was taking my Hubby to "MOES" (a burrito place) after an upper and lower GI... he was DRUGGED big time and still out of it but he insisted on going in and ordering in the restaurant... you should have seen the looks he got! to be fair he looked like he was on crack... anyway... he needs to pee so on his way to the potty he sort of stumbles and misses the hallway by like 3 feet and trys to play it off like he meant to do that (only its super obvious because he is sort of swaying) he ended up in front of a bullitin board and starts pointing at it like he was looking for something...(it was coloring pages by the way) he finally makes it down the hall only to realize that he's not really sure whether he should go in the mens or womens restroom, he stood there for an uncomfortably long time... i almost got up to help him... meanwhile there is a family of six including a grandmother watching this all take place, you should have seen how she hovered over those children to "protect" them from "that crazy drunk man"... good times.

i did get a little video footage of another time.. for my "awesome" meaning i am awesome for recording this...

http://selinasplace.blogspot.com/2008/05/just-for-laughs.html

~selina

Lise said...

First of all...Fake Texts. I totally do them, but then I usually realize that no one is even paying any attention to me...

Awkward: Falling asleep on the bus, waking up, realizing you're the only person still on and the bus is driving past the last stop, heading for some sort of bus garage. Also, frantically pushing the stop button and scrambling off the bus, while the drive mutters in a language you hardly understand.

Awkward: "I just want to be friends" conversations in two languages. Over the phone. I couldn't even use hand gestures to aid my terrible French.

Awesome: Nutella. Seriously, it's addictive.

This is a great idea for a weekly feature. I love reading everyone's moments.

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e.day said...

okkk number 1!!! JJ always does this to me. how sad is that? i'm like babe, guess what i got on my homework? and he guesses 100%. uhhhh. who does that. not okay.

and i sometimes carry extra articles of clothing around as well. it is super uncomfortable.

ohh thank you for making me feel 100 times less awkward every day.

Jenae said...

Okee dokee!

Awkward: taking the dog out to go potty, and he starts barking at the neighbors Randomly..as im walking away I say "he really is a nice dog" and they laugh so i walk away awkwardly...{he is a big american Bull dog and the mellowest dog in the world, but people are always so afraid of him at first glance!}

Awesome: when W runs to the potty yelling "Pee mum! Pee!" Finally he is learning to go on the potty!

funny how both awkward and awesome have something to do with the potty...ha ha ha

Lauren said...

Ohhh, I've totally been walking in one direction, realized I'm going the wrong way, and had to turn around, and whipped out my phone to disguise said fact :). Too funny!!

I also adore the fact that you and your husband converse occasionally in song!

And oh yeah, loooooveee the outfit!!

Small Time Style

Caley said...

i've done the opposite version of the stoplight. i was waiting in the left hand lane when the lanes going straight turned green, so i went. my passenger was quite frightened.

and my favorite, i turned off my cell phone to take a test in byui's testing center. i had no idea that alarms still go off. at 9:00 my phone started buzzing and i was so scared cause i've heard they rip up your test, so i just started glaring at the kid in front of me. but it was totally me. haha.

Katie Aman said...

Ok...here goes:
Awkward: Getting waved at by two old men across the street while I'm trying to take outfit photos

Awesome: Hubby sending me fun texts all day while he's at work just cuz he's thinking of me :)

You look gorgeous as always! :D Love your hair today!

Anonymous said...

Awkward: Having your boyfriend end it in an email.

Awesome: Being able to forward it to your friends.

I think I've had a few more awkwards this week, but that must mean the awesomes will even the score soon. I can't wait!

Thanks for your encouraging and fun posts all the time!

The Giesler's said...

Awkward: when I come home with an OBVIOUSLY great bargain. (A pottery barn lamp for $25!! What?!) and ask hubby to guess what it cost. His answer: $3.50.
Uhhh... No.

Curves ahead makeup said...

OKOK
So here it goes , AKWARD - I had some furniture delivering to me and I didn't want to go outside to receive it lolol omg what was my problem
Awesome - my husband made me laugh so hard he said yeah "there making hot dogs at work , and I told them I'll bring the buns " omg it was so funny !!!

great post as always pretty lady

Alyssa said...

Oh man, I can't tell you how many times I've used the cell phone maneuver when about-facing. Good to know I'm not alone : )

Nuha Sofiyan said...

love this outfit!

MUA said...

awkward : hubby discovering your blog reading over my shoulder and saying "ouh that girl is pretty". me pouting...Hubby trying to extricate himself from uncomfortable situation = awesome ! Haha

I had a "non ladylike" moment trying to go up in the family van in heels and tight skirt : hopefully it was the end of my work shift so it was 22h and nobody on the parking lot...except, may be, the all highway right behind me that must have had a total hilarious moment ( how many cars , do you think ??? on a highway ?? just behind my back ?? the other way of the deserted parking lot ?? GAWWWWWWWWWW).While I was considering jumping like in a high jump competition, or try to find a pole, the drivers must have thought I had a seizure : petrified for a good 5 min with the door open ...I guess I qualify for Awkward AGAIN..

Caro xxx

Kirsten said...

Ahahaha that Marilyn Monroe comment is hilarious....aka significantly more than zero. Loves it!

~Kirsten
http://triplemaxtons.blogspot.com

Sara said...

Awkward: Going into work to check my schedule, only to find out that somehow the computer system transferred me to another store in different city and than having my manager tell me this has never happened before.

Awesome: Homemade Pumpkin Pie.

Ryan and Meagan said...

I can't think of awkward or awesomes....your outfit is just adorable!

Kaydee said...

That guessing the higher number thing always happens to me. It's depressing!

Awkward: I was spending the night at a friend's house last night and got up to use the bathroom at 3:00 am. I was super sleepy/confused and opened the closet door instead of the bathroom's. I walked into her clothes and got really freaked out. Then I realized I was actually in the closet.

Awesome: Thanksgiving is next week which means that our semester of school is almost over. How awesome is that?!

Emily said...

Awkward: Flushing our stinky iron with water and vinegar so I could press the forgotten laundry only to snuggle up in bed and be overwhelmed by the pungent odor of our wrinkle free sheets. Gross.

Awesome: The look on my sister’s face when we surprised my family with a visit before their trip overseas.

Your blog is so much fun! And although I'm a fan of the scruffy look, my husband gets a lot more lovin' when he's freshly shaved. :)

Morgan and Lua said...

Yay! My favorite day of the week!!

Awkward - My Mom telling a client about my blog, followed by a prolonged silence where she looked at me, and follow by her saying, "but I'm not going to tell you the name of it."
And working in a family business in general.

Awesome - Deciding to make my mate latte a pumpkin spice one this morning. Then deciding I'm doing that everyday until Thanksgiving.
Pumpkin Spice Mate Latte...yumm.


Thanks Sydney! Seems like all in all you had a pretty great. Especially with that JTT flashback!!

(I now realized that you said James Taylor and not Jonathon Taylor Thomas, but in the spirit of Awkward/Awesome day I'm going to leave that there and throw it into my awkward pile.)

www.morganandlua.blogspot.com

Bridget said...

love your awkwards.

and awesome for me? when i met james taylor. i'm totally tooting my own horn here but since we're friends now, you should know.

and you can read all about it here.

http://itsahuntlife.blogspot.com/2010/03/james-taylor-is-my-favorite.html

6 said...

LOVE your blog!!!!!!!!

Jump out just to let you know
that in our Chinese culture
there's a saying that
left eye twitching means you are gonna get some serious money (or any money related good fortune).

GOOD FOR YOU~ :D

6 said...

OH forgot to say

AWKWARD: teaching 8 hours today. 3 more to go now. totally exhausted.

AWESOME: would it be too terrible to say that it's awesome when I get home, the kiddos will all be sound asleep...

Sydney said...

awkward: Having to get all sweaty yesterday in my school clothes because we had to exercise in my biology lab.

awesome: The opportunity we have to move to freaking DUBAI and teach at a university with free housing and tuition and a six figure paycheckkkk! Yessss.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Elaine said...

I am LOVING the volume on your dress!!

www.clothedmuch.com

kayla and tyler said...

Your blog is so fun!!! This is my first time commenting!!
AWKWARD: having your brother in law live in your house. There's been plenty of awkward things happen. Don't get me started. Haha.
AWESOME: looking forward to Thanksgiving which means family, good food and love. Also, me and my hubby head to Cabo in 9 days! Soo looking forward to a break from our busy working lives.
PS. Love your hair!

A.Co said...

Awkward: thinking I've found a desolate place to take outfit photos today at lunch, all the while FREEZING without a jacket to find a man STARING at me and eventually makes his way over and starts spitting out facts about the building I'm standing beside.

Awesome: left over Halloween candy. Just sayin'.

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Allie Burnham said...

I just found your blog this week and I am loving it! Here are my awkward and awesomes
Awkward: When you go into a room, sit down next to someone feeling completely confident that you are where you need to be on time, and then realizing you are actually in the WRONG room, and getting up and leaving, without saying anything.

Awesome: The fact that HARRY POTTER is coming out tonight at midnight! Yes I am a nerdy Harry Potter fan, and proud.

Stay well!
allie
alliemargaret.blogspot.com

marvelousme said...

Let's start with awesome this time.

~Getting compliments about my outfit EVERY day this week! From multiple people, who are strangers!!! I'm lucky if I can squeeze one compliment out of the people I know, and that's when I'm looking really good, like, church outfit good.I'm so happy :)

Awkward:

~Realizing I forgot to apply deoderant, sitting in a hot rehearsal room for a long period, and then having to raise my arm to full height for the final note in the final song of the play I'm in. Surrounded by people I don't want to offend, and more than one teenage boy. How humiliating!!! :S

marvelousme said...

I must add another awesome thing.......I GET TO SEE HARRY POTTER IN THE IMAX THEATRE TOMORROW!!!! Woot woot!!!

O.K. I'm good.

JennyP said...

Stumbled on your blog about a week ago and love it! You have amazing style! Thanks for the inspiration!

Awkard: bending down at work and ripping my favorite pants in the umentionable area. So wanted to run and hide!

Awesome: waking up Sunday morning having the husband tell me "You know why I love being married to you? Because I love waking up to your beautiful face in the morning" I love him!

jennyandjaredp.blogspot.com

Emma said...

Well dont you just look fabulous today!

My awkward: having to wear jeans in 103degree weather yesterday because I havent waxed my legs! Every one looked at me like I was nuts...

Awesome: Finding out that the hubby and I get to house sit a super fancy house with a pool over christmas!

Lisa D. said...

Awkward: The upstairs neighbor catching me taking pictures of myself every morning before work.

Awesome: The customer service rep at my mortgage company telling me I know more about mortgages than most of his coworkers ever will.

Loving the combo of the scenic dress, girly cardi and rugged boots. Looks great on you!

~Lisa

heidiluxe said...

i actually looked for this dress in my closet this week. and then had to break it to myself that i don't own it.
and james taylor. ALWAYS AWESOME.

wildchild said...

james taylor. amen sista.

wildchild said...

james taylor. amen sista.

Kelly and Nate Wright said...

You are SO SO SO cute!

Awkward: Seeing somebody in a public place and giving them the friendly, surfaced greeting. And then running into them 2-3 more times right afterward at that same place and you give each other the awkward but polite few words, a chuckle or a nod or something that just makes you feel silly.

Awesome: Discovering your blog this week, which totally inspires me to wear cuter clothes! And then going out and buying some awesome and affordable clothes at Target! And then watching your tutorial on wavy hair and trying it on my shorter hair and it turning out great!

I love your blog! I need to be more creative and confident in my outfits so I can look even half as fabulous as you do!

Alexandria said...

I was scrolling through your pictures slowly falling in love with your dress more and more with each and every photo and I kept praying and hoping it would be something I could buy and then I saw the word "thrifted" and I started to cry. Fact: the boyfriend saw.

Natalie said...

Ummmm my whole life is akward! I have that cardigan...I love it, it's such a perfect gray goes-with-everything peice!

Meredith said...

Awkward: one of my coworkers asking me if I was a "sexual being" this morning. Ummm, what? Actually, you can just put most of my job on the awk list.

Awesome: getting a call to be interviewed for a new, hopefully less awkward job!!

And, you look adorable, as always.

ching said...

i can imagine a musical popping in my head when ur husband does that.haha

Jade said...

Me and my boyfriend sing to each other too. no one else really loves it, but we do!!
Also, love your pictures. So many times I find bloggers not smiling... you look so happy and cheerful!

O O N A said...

Awkward: to fall asleep in a bus and wake up when everyone in it start to head out making you think it's the last stop. Franticly collecting your things and walking to the door when you realize it's not at the last stop yet. Making 180 (on a veeery crowded bus) and sitting at the very back of the bus like you were going to do that the whole time

Awesome: Snow. And I mean reeeeal-to-your-calfs-and-inside-your-shoes-snow. Love it! :)

Breenah said...

The first thing, with the anti-climactic story? Yeah, my husband does that ALL the time.

Marissa said...

Awesome: Learning that I'm not the only one that gets a "hot rash" from making out with a stubby faced husband. I call it my "exfoliation session." ;)

Awkward: Umm, admitting the above to anyone I actually know and now the blog world. :)

Emma and Andrew said...
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Emma and Andrew said...

Awkward- texting one of my friends to meet at the mall find out what store she is in and find out i have been texting the WRONG person this whole time and saw my other friend who i was texting instead does that make sense?

awesome- for an awesome girl time dinner at our " fancy" mall having 'food court sushi'

The Stratton's said...

We have a lifted F150 and I love pencil skirts too. I cannot tell you how many I have ripped up the back by trying too hard to just step up. Now I have an awesome hop/jump move that gets me in with minimal issues. I grab the door and the handle up on the ceiling and hop right in. Superbly effective but it probably looks hilarious to anyone in the church parking lot that may see me.

I love James Taylor too. His Christmas CD is magical.

a whole lotta love said...

i just stumbled upon your blog. its so lovely! i am your newest follower ;)

a whole lotta love said...

ps. those pics of you and your hubby in bed are the best thing ever

Amy said...

Your hair looks extra amazing today I see! And no snow :( But still a wonderful post today darling!

Sydney said...

I am now a follower of this lovely, lovely blog!!! Thank you for bringing laughter and cute clothing into my day!

Brittany said...

loving this look. and james taylor is my love.

CodyG said...

awesome: one of your favorite songs coming onto the radio at work
awkward: realizing that the entire time you were dancing to that song you were still at work, in a gym, where everyone can see you from the treadmills and are laughing. hard.

Loca por tu Ropa said...

You look like lovely. Always smile!
Kisses from Madrid.
Sandra.

Lauren said...

Just wanted to pop in and say that I'm a new follower and I absolutely love seeing your new posts on my dash! You write really well, too! :-)

Pam S said...

Awkward: I realised I was walking in the wrong direction and did an abrupt turn only to crash into a whole load of people...who really shouldn't have been walking so close to me, it's a bit like when you're driving, you don't drive up the other cars exhaust pipe, don't walk up mine either!

Awesome, Cal made Spaghetti Bolognese and then we found Russell Howard (A very hilarious English comedian) was on TV so it was a good night.

Miine said...

I read one of your comments on a blog called www.texerrors.com.
We sat and laughed for hours on the website. It shows txt mess sent to wrong person.
Example: The boss.
Sms: Would you take a bath with me tonight? Kisses on your neck

/ M

Amanda Blair said...

Awkward: Missing my flight, because at 25 I am far too old to do this.
Oh did I mention I have to be at the airport ALL DAY, to make sure I make my next flight. boo

Awesome: If i can get on the 4pm flight it will on be $50, instead of a whole new flight.

sanahasblogspot. said...

Awkward, needing to pee in the middle of class. In fact DIEING to pee in the middle of class and having to ask the teacher if you can be excused to go to the toliet whilst 20 odd class mates listen in, including the cute guys.

Anonymous said...

ha ha! i do the same thing with whipping out the cell phone and pretending to have gotten a text when i realize i'm headed in the wrong direction :)

Jacquelyn said...

What a sweet little necklace!

When I first moved to NYC, I used to walk BLOCKS out of my way in order not to do a 180 and, heaven forbid, look like a lost tourist.

I still do it when I go back to visit. Coming out of the subway is so confusing!

Amy said...

P.s. congrats on being the new IHOD model :)

Rebecca said...

I'm so happy to know I'm not the only one that gets my phone out in awkward situations to turn direction or to ignore someone you havn't seen in a while.
xx

http://gingerecstasy.blogspot.com/

Rebecca said...

I'm so happy to know I'm not the only one that gets my phone out in awkward situations to turn direction or to ignore someone you havn't seen in a while.
xx

http://gingerecstasy.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

i love these posts. you might well be the most adorable/funny/charming girl i've ever "met."

here's my awesome/awkward all in one:

two year old potty training herself (awesome!) while simultaneously refusing to wear any sort of clothing (awkward!)
me trying to convince a two year old that she NEEDS to wear SOMEthing to walk her 5 year old sissy to school (awkward!)
me: georgia, you need to put on underwear.
her: no mama, no un-er-wear.
me: you want to wear a diaper?
her (indignantly): no diaper!
me: okay, then panties.
her: i no wear panties momma, i just BE NAKED! (sort of awesome, don't ya think!?)

have a great weekend with that cute hubby of yours!

stephanie =)

Natalie Brooke said...

Oh my, I love your posts! hahah. What a beautiful dress! I love the black and brown together :)

http://nataliebrooke.wordpress.com

Emy said...

HAhaha I love that he was disappointed he wasn't very ladylike.
Have a great weekend:)
xx
Emy

http://sweetpromises.tumblr.com/

Miranda said...

Fabulous blog, I just started following.

www.indcfashion.com

Natalie said...

I do the confused texting thing too when I lose my car and realize I'm going in the completely wrong direction.
Last night as I was leaving Target I got to my car and tried to unlock it (my poor clicker is dead and I am having to go old school and actually use a key, yeah, sad.)and it wasn't working. So being my brilliant self, I flipped the key over and tried again (even though both sides are EXACTLY the same!!) only to realize that I was trying to get into the car that was actually next to mine. Luckily no one saw (or said anything at least) about me trying to break into someone else's car. I left the parking lot very quickly. :)

Sarah loves it all said...

Awkward: A work meeting about the current economic status in our small and confined break room. The President of our company breaking down in tears and then ALL the women following. (Except me of course. Obviously nothing to cry about!)

Awesome: Your dress, My surplus of vintage boots for super cheap, and the fact that my husband put a collared shirt on under his sweater today without my direction. Seriously a miracle.

Lindsay said...

Awkward - Having a customer call you Lindsay Lohan

Awesome - Getting a dress and a skirt for $5.67!!!

brittni said...

text whipping out to solve awkwardness = awesome in all situations.. love it. I do it also..haha

Grace said...

I love your boots!
They fit you! You are very beautiful!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

So funny!!! I am so going to enjoy following along. Oh and it seems like I'm your 999th follower. You're almost over the big 1,000 :)

anna said...

AWESOME: being your 1000th follower. when i saw 999 i couldn't resist! you are awesome!

Camille @ NeverNaked said...

I like the one about pants,I used to keep pants in my locker at work in case I forgot and had to rush to work or whatever, and I called them my emergency and am still laughed at about! hahah

mal blair said...

awkward: i have been calling a boy in my math class, whitney.. i questioned why his mom would name him that, but knew it was his name. so, i was trying to get his attention.. screamed WHITNEY! multiple times in class until i was informed that is NOT his name.

awesome: i helped my little brother with a project last night & he turned it in today.. he brought the paper home that said, "amazing project, josh [my brother] and she included my name too!" hahah. :]

Justine said...

This is such a pretty pattered dress!

I totally understand getting into the 4runner in a pencil skirt. I drive one occasionally, and sometimes I plan my outfit around the car I drive!

Just Better Together

Ashleigh said...

I totally do the walking in the wrong direction and pull out my phone like I am talking..but then the phone starts ringing! haha! Then I look at my phone in confusion and proceed in the RIGHT direction this time..ha (maybe i should keep my phone on silent)

Kristen B said...

Awkward: When you meet a new person in a new class and instantly become friends, but you cant rememeber their name. You hang out with them for a few weeks hoping to stumble upon their name without having to awkwardly ask. They give you their cell number so you can call them later to hang out, so you take it and ask,"How do you spell your name again?" They say, "B. O. My name is Bo. You didnt know that did you?" You laugh nervously as your face turns blood red, swear you knew that but try to convince them that there are so many different ways to spell Bo. Yeah, very awkward.

Awesome: Laughing till you cry...

elise said...

Awk: calling my sister's boyfriend by the complete wrong name as I introduced him to my date. Ooops.

Awesome: Huge Candy Land themed institute dance last night. Looooved it.

Sandy a la Mode said...

you look sooo adorable sweetie!! i LOVEEE your dress and the IHOD necklace!!!! :D

loveablequirks. said...

awkward: taking pictures after school in front of the main building. with a group of guys staring.
awesome: I just started following your blog today! :)

Heather said...

I've done the switch directions suddenly thing multiple times, but I've never thought to come up with a trick to make it less awkward- I guess I own my awkwardness?

Awkward: Having someone tell me they love my tights and ask where they're from Right after I enter the bathroom stall. And then I wasn't sure if she was talking to me, so I didn't say anything until she asked again- that's right, I just made that even more awkward.
Awesome: Making a decision on something at work that will allow me to start moving forward and collecting data!

I love that dress, and I'll have to check out IHOD's shop- so cute! I'm a new reader from 30x30, and I'm really enjoying your blog.

Natalie said...

I love as a lady would say!!! i spent all day reading it at my brothers house (dont worry, sister in law's book, though I'm sure he loves it too). So inspired by all your looks! And I'm pretty sure I might have seen that dress in Teen Vouge, so pretty sure you're amazing.

cailen ascher said...

great blog! found you via gypsy diaries and glad i did.

i'm your newest follower. (great dress btw...)

www.cailenascher.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

nice

Miyan said...

This was just about the best blog post I've read in a long time! So relateable, esp the akward moment of peeing in a neighboring stall with a coworker, ha! Love your blog, just discovered you and you rock!

Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

Sally said...

I love the print of this dress! These boots are such a great style!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

you had me cracking up with those awkwards! love the outfit-- so impressed by your bargain shopping. i'm new to the world of blogging, please stop by!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

you had me cracking up with those awkwards! love the outfit-- so impressed by your bargain shopping. i'm new to the world of blogging, please stop by!

Rebecca said...

I'm so happy to know I'm not the only one that gets my phone out in awkward situations to turn direction or to ignore someone you havn't seen in a while.
xx

http://gingerecstasy.blogspot.com/

Amanda Blair said...

Awkward: Missing my flight, because at 25 I am far too old to do this.
Oh did I mention I have to be at the airport ALL DAY, to make sure I make my next flight. boo

Awesome: If i can get on the 4pm flight it will on be $50, instead of a whole new flight.

Justine said...

This is such a pretty pattered dress!

I totally understand getting into the 4runner in a pencil skirt. I drive one occasionally, and sometimes I plan my outfit around the car I drive!

Just Better Together

anna said...

AWESOME: being your 1000th follower. when i saw 999 i couldn't resist! you are awesome!

Amy said...

Your hair looks extra amazing today I see! And no snow :( But still a wonderful post today darling!

a whole lotta love said...

ps. those pics of you and your hubby in bed are the best thing ever

Miranda said...

Fabulous blog, I just started following.

www.indcfashion.com

Breenah said...

The first thing, with the anti-climactic story? Yeah, my husband does that ALL the time.

O O N A said...

Awkward: to fall asleep in a bus and wake up when everyone in it start to head out making you think it's the last stop. Franticly collecting your things and walking to the door when you realize it's not at the last stop yet. Making 180 (on a veeery crowded bus) and sitting at the very back of the bus like you were going to do that the whole time

Awesome: Snow. And I mean reeeeal-to-your-calfs-and-inside-your-shoes-snow. Love it! :)

Natalie said...

Ummmm my whole life is akward! I have that cardigan...I love it, it's such a perfect gray goes-with-everything peice!

heidiluxe said...

i actually looked for this dress in my closet this week. and then had to break it to myself that i don't own it.
and james taylor. ALWAYS AWESOME.

Emma said...

Well dont you just look fabulous today!

My awkward: having to wear jeans in 103degree weather yesterday because I havent waxed my legs! Every one looked at me like I was nuts...

Awesome: Finding out that the hubby and I get to house sit a super fancy house with a pool over christmas!

marvelousme said...

Let's start with awesome this time.

~Getting compliments about my outfit EVERY day this week! From multiple people, who are strangers!!! I'm lucky if I can squeeze one compliment out of the people I know, and that's when I'm looking really good, like, church outfit good.I'm so happy :)

Awkward:

~Realizing I forgot to apply deoderant, sitting in a hot rehearsal room for a long period, and then having to raise my arm to full height for the final note in the final song of the play I'm in. Surrounded by people I don't want to offend, and more than one teenage boy. How humiliating!!! :S

A.Co said...

Awkward: thinking I've found a desolate place to take outfit photos today at lunch, all the while FREEZING without a jacket to find a man STARING at me and eventually makes his way over and starts spitting out facts about the building I'm standing beside.

Awesome: left over Halloween candy. Just sayin'.

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

6 said...

OH forgot to say

AWKWARD: teaching 8 hours today. 3 more to go now. totally exhausted.

AWESOME: would it be too terrible to say that it's awesome when I get home, the kiddos will all be sound asleep...

Ryan and Meagan said...

I can't think of awkward or awesomes....your outfit is just adorable!

MUA said...

awkward : hubby discovering your blog reading over my shoulder and saying "ouh that girl is pretty". me pouting...Hubby trying to extricate himself from uncomfortable situation = awesome ! Haha

I had a "non ladylike" moment trying to go up in the family van in heels and tight skirt : hopefully it was the end of my work shift so it was 22h and nobody on the parking lot...except, may be, the all highway right behind me that must have had a total hilarious moment ( how many cars , do you think ??? on a highway ?? just behind my back ?? the other way of the deserted parking lot ?? GAWWWWWWWWWW).While I was considering jumping like in a high jump competition, or try to find a pole, the drivers must have thought I had a seizure : petrified for a good 5 min with the door open ...I guess I qualify for Awkward AGAIN..

Caro xxx

Katie Aman said...

Ok...here goes:
Awkward: Getting waved at by two old men across the street while I'm trying to take outfit photos

Awesome: Hubby sending me fun texts all day while he's at work just cuz he's thinking of me :)

You look gorgeous as always! :D Love your hair today!

Lauren said...

Ohhh, I've totally been walking in one direction, realized I'm going the wrong way, and had to turn around, and whipped out my phone to disguise said fact :). Too funny!!

I also adore the fact that you and your husband converse occasionally in song!

And oh yeah, loooooveee the outfit!!

Small Time Style

Linka said...

This is a great outfit. Your fist awkward point is so true. After they guess too high I'm usually like, never mind.

Heidi said...

Awkward: Talking to my MIL about birth control. Uh, no thanks.

Awesome: My baby boy River turning ONE today!!!

wishful nals said...

i love your necklace -- and james taylor, too! xx

Sharna said...

So what if I just now found your blog and read the entire thing in 2 days. While I'm at work. And so what if I laughed out loud at the awkward pants part. It's only natural. It's also natural that I comment instead of just being one of those lurker blog readers that talk about people's blogs they read like they actually know them.

I think you're fabulously funny soo keep up the good work!

Sharna
rowelikewow@gmail.com

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