a little bit awkward, a little bit awesome

Thursday, November 4

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The fellas that didn't make the 30 for 30 cut: Shoes: Nordstoms, Jeans: F21, Button up: Banana Republic, Long sleeved top: Target, Blazer: F21, Watch: F21, Belt: Gap
Awkward: 
People calling me "Tiffany" on the phone allll the time. K guys, jokes over. Enough's enough.

Leaving a message at work for a client to call me back … and then giving out my personal number. Or at least half of it. “uhhh. Scratch that. I mean…” 
I'm really professional.

Running into people I used to date. I can never figure out if there should be hugging, handshaking or just a nodding of the head with your arms glued to your side. Anyone figure that one out yet?

Trying to shop with a grocery cart that only wants to turn left

Coming to terms with the fact that I used to have a crush on a guy who's day job is to stand on the street corner dressed as a banana.

Reapplying my lipstick in the middle of the day, only to look down at the tube and discover the remains of my green smoothie. Am I the only one who actually tells people that they have crap on their face?

Someone asking me if I had handmade the blazer I'm wearing. I mean, what is that?

Answering my cell phone: “Internships and Career Services. This is Sydney.”

Coming out of the co-ed restroom to find three guys standing on the opposite wall waiting for me to come out. This really has no reason to be awkward. It just was.

Awesome:
Getting home at 5:00, only to find myself dropping my book bag at the door and racing with husband to see who can get in bed the fastest. And then see who can fall asleep the fastest. He always wins that one. Coward.

Husband telling me that he was thinking about me today and how impressive he thinks I am. ha. Jokes on him! That sweetie-pie.

The Christmas tree that went up in our neighbor’s front window the day after Halloween. Weird. But definitely awesome.

The Broccoli Cheddar soup we’re having for dinner

Meeting a new girl-friend that I immediately click with. This doesn’t happen for me very often. But it’s really super ... like little magical sparklies.

Having my fantastic sister-in-law call me out of the blue

Tys greeting me in front of his whole study group with “I’m so happy you’re here! Gosh you look pretty!” Makes me feel like a million bucks.

Happy 3 hours till Friday guys! Thank heavens right?

67 comments:

Molly said...

Your outfit is super quirky and WAAAAY cool.
Running into an ex is always awkward. Sometimes I pretend like I didn't see him then I don't have to worry about the hug question. How rude am I???

Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

this outfit is 100% awesome--you are such an inventive layerer!

Annie-Staten said...

I always laugh out loud at your comments...and then husband wants to know what's so funny...so I clue him in and he laughs too!

I was getting ready to go shopping tonight and before I went, I came to your page for inspiration on what I wanted to look for! You are so gorgeous and if I could always dress like one person, it would be you!

Julia said...

Lovely shots. Lovely list. Lovely all around. I'm into your top knot. I almost said "bun," but I didn't want you to think poorly or weirdly of me.

xoxo

eleanor said...

Love this outfit! I agree, you're the best at layering! And posing. And telling cute stories about you and your husband that make me smile. :)

X

geri e. said...

Ha! Had one of those crazy carts at the grocery just the other day. And the bathroom thing is just like the trying-to-get-off-the-elevator-at-the-wrong-floor thing. Why is that so awkward?

Monique said...

You have a great natural sense of style. Every outfit looks different, but still looks like you. I agree w/ Tania - love your layering!!!

BTW - running into an ex is ALWAYS awkward, I normally do an awkward hug and smile, lol.

Peace,
Monique
http://sofullsista.blogspot.com

sisters4saymoreismore said...

um.. i totally AM that neighbor... ;) three trees up one to go... (i'm an OCD geek)

how come you look so rockin cool in flats?! i simply don't feel as cool in anything lower than 31/2-4 inches... but you look wicked cool... are you tall? you must be tall.

~selina

ps.totally forgive you for making me think you made your blue dress ;) still pretty cool that you actually could wear your bridesmaid dress again!

e.day said...

JJ always falls asleep within 2 seconds. i don't get it. grr!

and i love clicking with new girl-friends too. it just makes you feel so happy and connected.

happy thursday to you! what a fun post :)

ching said...

haha thanks for sharing those awkward awesome moments. :D

Noelle said...

I love this post! Maybe because I hope that was ME you made a little shout out to!!! :) If not, I'll just pretend its me... she love you girly! And so do all my friends I tell about your blog. They are all obsessed. Thanks for being your awesome self!

Rebekah said...

Is Tys the husband?

I want to meet a sparkly new girlfriend.

One of my exes still lives with his mother. Not because he lost a job in the recession or anything -- he never had a real job. And he's 27. And he doesn't think that's weird.

The Sanders said...

All right. I really love your blog! I know a million people tell you a day. But I am for real. Not that those other people are not. :) I even made my husband look at it. He was like they need a man one of these and I proceeded to show him your husband's post. I don't think I have ever left a post on anyone's blog. So this is pretty big time for me. I think you should move to Utah and we can be friends. I have a way crappy blog but if you ever want to check it out it is matthewandcourtneysanders.blogspot.com. We just started it when we got married (the whole we met at BYU shindig). Anyways, take care and thanks for the reading enjoyment!

-Courtney

Emma and Andrew said...

great crazy outfit! and awesome post, seems like your feeling better! and the x-mas tree! woah thats early! our pick up date for ours isnt till the third!

Heidi said...

I absolutely adore that your outfit posts are really personal. It's like you haven't lost the spirit of what you wanted your blog to be in the first place.

Jameil said...

I luuuurve your outfit! What the heck am I gonna put in my 30?? I've been thinking about it... probably over-thinking it. What's banana man's night job?

Angie K. said...

Hello Sydney,
You and your blog are so dang cute, I have become a daily reader. I am a good friend of Tyson's Aunt Kylee, in fact I used to babysit Tyson and his little sister Jade when they were just little tykes. Its nice to see that he married very well and that you are both so happy.

Thank you for your adorable and witty blog. You even inspire the 30 something housewives! So fabulous.

Abbey said...

Bed time at 5:00? Yes, please!

Love the outfit!

Fashionography. said...

I love your outfit! And your blog, too. I really like how you have a really amazing style and yet can still be modest. Love it! :)

rebecca marie said...

So you decided to do the 30 for 30?! Can we get a visual list of what DID make the cut?

morgan. said...

can you say : awkwardly awesome?

that sounds like my life. {without the husband}
its awkward.
& awesome.

Jessica Rae said...

okay, I do not know if i missed it or if i'm just out of the loop, but whats the 30 for 30 thing that keeps getting brought up:)?
& the whole running into people you used to date thing is something i can NEVER quite get right, usually i just auto pilot to awkward city. maybe you can publish tips lol..

Caley said...

haha. i loved this post! and no, i haven't figured out how to act when you see ex's. it's something i'm afraid of...

C and N said...

The akwards are so true. Something else akward...going into the bathroom as your boss is coming out. Also slightly akward was your comment on tales of me and the husband post about her husband! But it was akward in a cute and hilarious way and I totally think the same way!

Love and Stuff said...

Ha Ha loved this post! So funny. My boyfriend takes the "telling people that they have crap on their face" thing very seriously. I on the other hand feel very akward when having to tell someone by the evidence on their top lip I take you had eggs for breakfast :)

Oh and the ex thing. I always go with the akward ass sticking out hug.

ciupa said...

awwww, poor little 30 for 30 "rejects"! If these didn't make the cut (love the whole look!) then I can't wait to see the ones that did. See you there!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

ok seriously fierce outfit - totally diggin'

*kiss kiss*
Erika

Pam S said...

My boyfriend does things like that, says super sweet things to me in front of his friends and I go bright red and call him a dork. Inside I am smiling a lot though :D

That jacket is really awesome, I don't wear jackets very often but I can totally appreciate them on other people.

annie said...

Love the layers in this look... And I'm laughing hysterically at your awkward + awesome recap. So funny!

elizabethashleyphoto said...

This post was hilarious, I loved it! I totally feel ya on the "did you make that?" comment... this lady at work always compliments my outfits, but then she'll ask me if I made my top or whatever. I tell her I don't sew every time, but she'll still ask again. I'm sure she's just trying to be nice, but I'm like - does my top LOOK handmade??

Roxanne said...

This whole post is adorable. I love the outfit. :)

Ashley J said...

You have the best marriage on the planet Earth...hands down!!! I just love how ya'll love each other:)

http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com

SherryB said...

Love Love Love your blog!! I am LDS also and have a hard time staying modest AND trendy. Thanks for being as inspiration!! Happy Friday!!!

Sherry
http://theburnettlife.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

I think you're awesome! What a fun post.

As far as the ex thing goes, I think a wave and hello and keep walking like you're in a huge hurry is sufficient (but I'm not an expert by any means).

Rebecca said...

Great post love your outfit :) x


http://gingerecstasy.blogspot.com/

kileen said...

this is a super duper outfit! i love all the layers and mixed elements here.

i also love it when i see christmas decorations coming up right after halloween. it means people are looking forward to the holidays as much as i am!! :)

kileen
cuteandlittle.com

Katie W said...

You're awesome!

Jillian said...

um so cute! my boyfriend and i defiantly put up our mini (3ft faux) christmas tree on halloween...we were just so excited :)
xoxo
jcd

Jillian said...

um so cute! my boyfriend and i defiantly put up our mini (3ft faux) christmas tree on halloween...we were just so excited :)
xoxo
jcd

sanahasblogspot. said...

aww, this is cute. <3

cindylou said...

pretty sure coming across your blog today was the best thing that happened to me. (today at least :)) your style is sooo... um... REAL! it makes me happy. thanks!

amber said...

i love your blazer!! girl you need to teach me how to layer like a rockstar!

Liz said...

Oh so glad you are doing the challenge! I can't wait to see what you come up with, nothing less than superb I am sure :)

thrifted finds said...

love this outfit combo. thanks for your comment on my blog! i about peed my pants when i saw that it was THE sydney paying my blog a visit :)

brittany said...

I found you blog a couple of weeks ago, and i just love love love it. You just crack me up all the time, and your outfits are so awesome, so inspiring, and wonderfully lovely!

Camille @ NeverNaked said...

I love this post. I love this outfit! xoxo Camille @ nevernaked.blogspot.com

tanvii.com said...

This is pure genius! Love the layering again! :)

Baird Family said...

My awkward list:
Finding out my first boyfriend is now gay.
Having an ex try to friend me on facebook- ten years after he stood me up for my senior prom.

My awesome list:
Waking up so nauseated from morning sickness and having my husband tell me I'm beautiful.
Sharing the baby news with all of our friends and family is so amazingly awesome!

Have a great weekend- love your blog!

Tiff said...

This post is great! I kept laughing, smiling and giggling. I am in love with your blazer and the fact that you always look amazing in every shot. I'm excited to see what you're going to come up with!
<3 xxx
www.wenevergrowup.blogspot.com

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

Ooo great idea for a post! I may need to try this! You had me LOL!

Mon said...

Hahaha, I love it!

With exes I pull the, "too distracted by my super cool life to notice you" - not so sure what it makes the ex think though. ;)

Ashley said...

Lovin' your blog. This post had me laughing out loud. Newest follower! Can't wait to read more :)

Natalie said...

I am new to your blog and I am just making my way down all of your posts. Thank you for using the word "sparklies." I use it quite often, but now I don't feel so weird about it !:)

{amy k.} said...

somehow came across your blog and had to say #1- love the outfit and #2- thanks for making me laugh... hate living awkward moments, love reading other people's! :)

{amy k.} said...

somehow came across your blog and had to say #1- love the outfit and #2- thanks for making me laugh... hate living awkward moments, love reading other people's! :)

{amy k.} said...

somehow came across your blog and had to say #1- love the outfit and #2- thanks for making me laugh... hate living awkward moments, love reading other people's! :)

Annelie said...

When it comes to previous dates: Ignore, always works for me :-) Not that I had that many dates before the one I got stuck with ;-) been married for 7 and a half years...

Joel and Brittany said...

Ok...Sydney! I ALWAYS used to answer my cell with "internship & career services"...It's what happens when you work at the same place for YEARS! I also say "i love you" before hanging up with people...and they're not my hubby or parents...or even a close friend. haha!

Well I miss you & hope you're well. I enjoy your blog. I envy your creative eye & skills.

Anonymous said...

You had a crush on the Banana Guy?

Joel and Brittany said...

Ok...Sydney! I ALWAYS used to answer my cell with "internship & career services"...It's what happens when you work at the same place for YEARS! I also say "i love you" before hanging up with people...and they're not my hubby or parents...or even a close friend. haha!

Well I miss you & hope you're well. I enjoy your blog. I envy your creative eye & skills.

{amy k.} said...

somehow came across your blog and had to say #1- love the outfit and #2- thanks for making me laugh... hate living awkward moments, love reading other people's! :)

Natalie said...

I am new to your blog and I am just making my way down all of your posts. Thank you for using the word "sparklies." I use it quite often, but now I don't feel so weird about it !:)

Angie K. said...

Hello Sydney,
You and your blog are so dang cute, I have become a daily reader. I am a good friend of Tyson's Aunt Kylee, in fact I used to babysit Tyson and his little sister Jade when they were just little tykes. Its nice to see that he married very well and that you are both so happy.

Thank you for your adorable and witty blog. You even inspire the 30 something housewives! So fabulous.

Emma and Andrew said...

great crazy outfit! and awesome post, seems like your feeling better! and the x-mas tree! woah thats early! our pick up date for ours isnt till the third!

{amy k.} said...

somehow came across your blog and had to say #1- love the outfit and #2- thanks for making me laugh... hate living awkward moments, love reading other people's! :)

geri e. said...

Ha! Had one of those crazy carts at the grocery just the other day. And the bathroom thing is just like the trying-to-get-off-the-elevator-at-the-wrong-floor thing. Why is that so awkward?

Molly said...

Your outfit is super quirky and WAAAAY cool.
Running into an ex is always awkward. Sometimes I pretend like I didn't see him then I don't have to worry about the hug question. How rude am I???

Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

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