domesticated

Sunday, January 23

Shoes: Michael Kors, Dress: H&M, Blazer: F21, Necklace: Kohls, Watch: Gift
Welcome to my laundry room. Or laundry closet rather. Us apartment livers don't get a whole room to ourselves to practice our domestication. In fact, we're lucky to even have a closet. Sometimes people will come over to our house and just stand in front of them, jaw dropped and drooling, in sheer awe over their beauty. We know, we tell them. They are gorgeous. We have a very special appreciation for our lovely little closet ... albeit stuffed with unaesthetic orange beach towels and plastic storage containers. {We are still in college you know} You see, we've been down the community-laundry-facility road before.  The one where you spend 4 whole hours in the laundry room on Monday night, watching your every piece of underwear like a hawk. Because you know that the second you leave, some overly anxious housewife is going to remove your still-damp unders and set them anonymously on the top of the dryer ... for other housewives to stare at.  
What. My bleach isn't as cool as yours K?
But now life is just blissful. And 100% domesticated. {Besides that small little annoyance known as cooking. Which doesn't count.} Either way, I am happy to say that I take full advantage of our little laundry closet. By leaving our solidly-dried unders in there for weeks. Where nobody can see them.
Not even me.

138 comments:

Rachel said...

you are just too adorable. and i definitely need some shoes like that

Court said...

i absolutely love your blog. I just found it a yesterday and I pretty much read through the whole thing. You are really talented, funny, and not annoying at all like other bloggers. I am wondering how long ago you got that dress from h&m? I need to shop there more often. Its amazing!

Taylor Marie said...

I am in love with your shoes! I need a good pair of nude heels.

Laundry is the worst! I hated living in a dorm and using facilities there, soo obnoxious! Luckily I have an apt this year with my very own washer and dryer as well. It's the small things ya know? :)

http://bowsandbrownies.blogspot.com

Gertrude said...

Love your nude heels!! Aw looks like community laundry facility sucks! x

Stephanie said...

I'm guilty for leaving laundry in the dryer for weeks as well. I'm ok with this! :) Happy Sunday!

SAMANTHA said...

i really love your blazer and shoes! soo cute! even in a laundary room! haha

xx
www.dragonnfruit.com

Lauren said...

I guarantee that was super awkward to do the posing, and you make it look effortless! You are perfection.

Chelsey Hancock said...

We love our little laundry closet too!

I really like many of your pieces from H&M (affordable & totally stylish), but was wondering how do you shop there? There isn't an H&M in Idaho or Utah (where I live) and you can't shop online in the U.S. Any tips?

owenandchelsey.blogspot.com

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Mine is in the middle of the kitchen so unfortunately I cannot hide stuff in there..... :) and come on Syd!!! Are you really doing laundry in heels like that???? Gotcha!!!! :D
xxx

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

Ashley said...

wait, why are you so creative with your pictures! HAHA i LOVE THESE!

kris2353 said...

I LOVE your shoes!!! They are a MUST have! <3

Two For Tea said...

Pretty much dying to have this dress. It. Is. Perfect.

<3 Cambria
http://twoforteaplease.blogspot.com/

Lady Grey said...

I can't wait to have en suite washing machines in my home. Gorgeous dress!!
oxo

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i've said it before and i'll say it again - could. not. be. any. cuter. love your blog :)

Cassandra said...

I LOVE your shoes!!! Nude heels have been on my must buy list for a while. I also really like your red lips and your dress. So chic!

And I definitely agree with the laundry facility thing because that's where I'm at right now. I hate it! My husband and I have been looking at some other apartments for when our current lease is up in August and our own personal washer-dryer is definitely a requirement!

Lou said...

I love this!! It is so cute and fun.

Great photos.

http://thekeypieces.blogspot.com

Melody's Voice said...

Your shoes are adorable and I don't think anyone else can pull off looking as cute as you sitting on their washer and dryer. Love it!

http://melodysvoice.blogspot.com/

http://www.lapofluxurydesignsbymelody.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

so cute, never would have thought to pose on top of a washer & dryer haha!
ps. What camera do you use because your photos are so beautiful?

[fashionablyfly.blogspot.com]

Erica Belle said...

I'm super jealous.

One thing I really hate about college is the fact that I have to lug my laundry to the laundromat...I wish to god that I had a washer in my apartment or dorm.

Cute nude pumps, by the way. Super versatile and useful!
-Erica

The Belle Fatale

Lauren said...

Such a cute outfit!! I love the mix of patterns.
Keep up the great posts!! I love following ♥

http://laurenlovestoshare.blogspot.com/

Blanca said...

ahhh you make me smile!! leave it to you to make laudry look fashionable ...brilliant everything about this outfit screams housewife heaven... anyway i love ur blog

simplyblanca.blogspot.com

Aura said...

You are too precious :) If you want to pretty up that closet a bit, get a couple large, wicker baskets and you can keep the towels and detergent in them, out of sight.

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Blythe and Charlotte said...

I love your blazer! The subtle print looks so great with the dress!

-Charlotte
allesmode2010.blogspot.com

Lauren said...

holy amazing legs woman!! wowza lucky man your husband is lol

This is such a cute post! I know you are *just in college but you should do a little photo tour of your apartment! I can imagine great things coming from you 2... it would be fun!

Kayla said...

You so cute. And a talented balancer. Perfect poses on top of a washer and dryer in a closet... the blog world was made for you girl.

Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

Haley said...

I love the mixed patterns, It's something I want to try.

We have the same set up at our apt, except our dryer opens from the front and in order to actually use it we had to take off the left closet door. My husband uses it as a desk ha!

www.bradleyandhaley.blogspot.com

Jillian said...

I just found your blog the other day and immediately had to follow!

You have a wonderful arch! Were you ever a dancer? My inner ballerina is jealous ♥

http://ironandsunshine.blogspot.com/

Kayla said...

Those shoes are hot!

Ana* said...

A photo shot in in your laundry closet? Brilliant!

Kenzie said...

I've never seen posing on top of a washer/dryer look so chic!

I am envious of those heels. And you're right being in college and the communal laundry phenom is ridiculous (but the people watching is to die for).

Alivia said...

This post made me smile! As always, love. those. shoes. I need me a good pair of neutrals.

love!
aliviathinksthis.blogspot.com

SIENA.STYLE said...

I just love your pictures!!

Ashley said...

i have a similar "domestic closet" and i love it! loving that ensemble lady - adorable!

Leslie said...

Love the gifted watch...do tell! www.theglammom.com

maria said...

I love your dress sydney and it goes so great with your beloved washer and dryer!!!

Kendra said...

I totally understand the pain of the community laundry facilities... haven't escaped them yet unfortunately!

http://pieceofcakepeaceofmind.blogspot.com/

Kendra said...

I totally understand the pain of the community laundry facilities... haven't escaped them yet unfortunately!

http://pieceofcakepeaceofmind.blogspot.com/

Emma said...

fabulous legs and fabulous shoes! lucky lucky.

Sara said...

Ooooh which lipstick are you wearing? Gorg!

Justine said...

I'm so jealous! I wish we had a place JUST for laundry.

Just Better Together

Melissa said...

Oh good grief, the pattern mixing here is PERFECT! Love it!

Isn't it magical to be able to leave your laundry in there as long as you want?

If only I could find some laundry that was self-de-wrinkling. And self-laundering. THAT would be nifty.

Cay said...

I like the switch up for the photo shoot. Laundry rooms are the worst, you never appreciate having a washer/dryer in your house until it's not there! Then I am too lazy to haul my dirty clothes downstairs, so they just sit there and pile up for about a month.. or two.. :/

Yours Truly said...

I LOVE the pattern mixing,
you pull that off so well!
I hated not having laundry in our apt in Rexburg!
It was so lame,
because it was always negative something outside,
boo.

xoxo
www.stephanieandsuch.blogspot.com

Renee B. said...

Freaking cute Sydney! Only you could pull off a washing machine photo shoot!
Love the heels too!

Fancy Pants said...

LOVE the stripe blazer with the check/gingham-like dress!! AND, I long for the day when I can get up and wash one shirt for free in my own apartment...or just leave a load there for weeks.

A La Mode et Plus! said...

I adore your nude peep toe pumps!

Savannah said...

Just having a washer & dryer in the apartment in college is such a blessing. I'm thankful for mine everyday :)

savannah-joyofliving.blogspot.com

BiblioMOMia said...

This honestly looks like a magazine spread! The posing, the setting, the clothes. Absolutely gorgeous, Syd!

andy & lo said...

okay.. you are just PERFECT.
please spill how you stay so tiny.
that's my vote for next post.
diet/exercise, etc
my goodness girl.
i too, like everyone else, is obsessed with those heels.

Shawntae said...

look at you! You hottie!! I bet your hubs loved snapping these. ;)

Ashley J said...

Your hubbie needs to thank his lucky stars everyday that he has a wife as hot as you!!!!

Lindsey said...

oooo weee! Lovin' it in the laundry room, amongst the ho-hum beach towels! My hubbers hates it when his panties are on the dreyer too..

Rissy said...

love this totally new outfit.
Only you would look cute posed on top a washer dryer

Ali said...

ohhhh girlfriend you are looking hot. i bet husband liked these pictures.

you're the cutest. i wanna be friends with you. hehe.

Joanna said...

I was ecstatic when we bought our house to think that I would have laundry. We had been apartmenters who had to deal with coin laundry and I hated it. Now, it's in the basement and it's all MINE!

modamama.blogspot.com

A.Co said...

FAB shoes Syd.

Glad to see you have your own washer and dryer ;)

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

CessOviedo said...

Loved the set! Love you so much for being so real, and loved stripes and squares matched together! Great posing btw! ;)

http://blog.cessoviedo.com

Jenni said...

Girl, you're blog is just so fresh and funny. And it doesn't hurt that you're gorgeous and you and hubby are fab photographers!!! ;p I am always inspired when I come here. Inspired to use more of my humor, inspired to dress better (and find better bargains like you do!), and inspired to really learn photography. Thank you for all of the above! :)

Cassie said...

And I'm chuckling again. I totally understand the bliss of owning a washer and dryer. This is a new thing to our world.

Anna said...

Obviously, you get dozens of comments like this but I just love your cute little blog! You and the hubs are just too stinkin cute!

Anna

Sweetie said...

That dress is from H&M? Nice..!

Lo said...

I must say, I'm in LOVE with that blazer! I have a bit of a blazer addiction!



www.deliciouslyyourslo.blogspot.com

Anna said...

oooo, risque.

anna
the hummingbird haps

anna p of just me. said...

only you could make sitting on a washing machine (or dryer) look hot!
sydney! and congrats on having a laundry closet. that truly is a blessing!

The Pretty Life Anonymous said...

Oh it's true. A laundry closet is a MAJOR luxury. Lucky!

This is one of my fav outfits so far {and that is reeeeally saying something because you always look amazing}. LOVE the dress and those shoes are killing me.

Amy and Troy said...

Put a picture of you standing up in this outfit... I want to see the whole thing!!! :) Also, I ditto the girl asking about shopping at H&M.... how do you?

Sydney said...

Hey girls!
I've only shopped at H&M a couple times. Once when I was in San Francisco and once in DC over the summer.

Also, I use a Canon 5D Mark II for my picutres :)

Jess said...

I love your pictures today even more than normal! Completely cute, and really fun :)

Eva Marie said...

what a great photo shot :)

I'm from Canada - I love H&M :) Cute dress

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Super cute, and I'm loving your shoes!

Liesl :)

Cody and Kylee said...

I love your blog, it always makes me laugh. : ) You are adorable, and SO tiny! Holy moly!

Laurita P said...

haha, what a practical laundry doing outfit..! :)

http://adorablydeliciouslp.blogspot.com/

Petchie said...

Haha you are too funny! Love these pics! Looking beautiful as always!

xoxo
Petchie
http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

Tree said...

Ha ha ha! I too have just a laundry closet, but never thought to make good use of it by climbing on top of the machines and modeling clothing!

thestyle-tree.blogspot.com

Gaby said...

Ha! I wish I had a laundry closet, I don't even have a dryer :( p.s. love your dress

Jennifer said...

love your look :)!

A+M+S said...

Love your heels!!!

Chantelle said...

Cutie, you look great. And dare I say... hot mamacita!? You work that laundry room. Show it who's boss.

Allie said...

Your blog is too cute girl! Just spent a while browsing through a lot of your posts. Your pictures are amazing...I need you to come shopping with me and make my outfits! Seriously!
Thanks too for the post on "starting a blog" and the tip about using personal pictures instead of ones from other people. What a great idea to make your posts more personal and interesting!
Keep up the awesome work!

Erica said...

Wow, having a washer and dryer must be pure bliss. So jealous.

And I love the dress, makes me think of summer, which I desperately wish it were.

My Heart Blogged said...

People don't understand how annoying it can be to not be able to wash clothes unless you have lived in an apartment.
My Heart Blogged

Francesca said...

Love, love, love the photos on the washing machine! It's too cute and as always you look amazing.

Laura Beth said...

Its unfortunate my basement is the biggest dump ever. That's where our washer and dryer is. I would love to ATTEMPT to look as gosh darn hot as you standing on a washer and dryer. It would not fly haha

Not to mention my church outfit was not as awesome as yours either today. Someday... haha

www.lauraohearon.blogspot.com

..because everyone else seems to post their link.

molly said...

I hate laundry in college! it's the worst! and I need to find some nude heels like that. its my mission!

lifelovelame.blogspot.com

love and life ♥ said...

You are so adorable! I need to start dressing up like this when I'm doing laundry! hehe

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Such great pictures ...adorable! And your shoes are such beauties drool, drool. My husband and I are also condo dwellers and ADORE our laundry closet ...I love being able to walk over there with my glass of wine in hand ...while I do the laundry. Bliss! :-) veronika

Heidi said...

You are seriously so adorable! and now I want to have a photo shoot on top of my washer and dryer...

Rachel said...

First of all, awesome that you even have a closet. We have a door that opens to the washer hook ups and the dryer hook ups are outside. Not that it matters b/c I'm still going down the community laundry room road. Someday... Anyway, second, I love, love, love your dress! Hounds tooth is fabulous! So fetch :) Third, your shoes are cute too! I've followed your blog for a little over a month now and its inspired me to care more about my appearance. I was in the total mom uniform for a while. Now I take time to put together outfits, do my hair and put make up on even if I'm just taking care of my kids and not going anywhere. Thanks so much!

Olivia.Dee said...

you are lucky to have a washer and dryer. we're renters without such.

Vasilieva said...

total chic, stunning shots

http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
x

marcella said...

what a cool place to do your pics for outfit post :)
check out my new boots :)

http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

Rene Braun said...

Lovely Pics!!!

WWW.RENEBRAUN.COM

You are welcome to visit my blog too :)) Kisses!

Miyan said...

awesome post, you make "doing" laundry look fabulous! embarrassed to even admit it, but we have no where in our apt for a washer/ dryer so boyfriends mom does it.. eeks. so at least you can pose on yours!! =)

Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

~Chelsea said...

I love that you totally just did a photo shoot on top of your washer and dryer! And in platform heels!

It's true though, having a washer and dryer in your apartment is the supreme! When I lived in an apartment I did not like running up and down stairs trying to find a floor with a washer not being used!

http://www.maritimeshopaholic.com

Julia said...

Great shoes and dress!

http://cappuccinowithfashion.blogspot.com/

choicesmultiple said...

Wow, great great look! Excellent! The dress and the shoes are amazing!

the lovebirds said...

you are simply adorable. These are for sure some of my favorite pictures of you! and yay for having a laundry closet! Mine is piled high with cloths right now. yikes.

sparkle is a color (Katrina) said...

These pictures are so adorable!

I know what you mean about the laundry closet, I had one in my last apartment and people definitely stood in awe.

xx, Katrina
http://sparkleisacolor.blogspot.com

shanners said...

these are GREAT!
love your dress, blazer, heels, so fun!

sisters4saymoreismore said...

could you BE more gorgeous! seriously! and those SHOES.... sigh... yummy. i NEED those, everyone needs those!

~selina

Miranda said...

haha, love these photos, they look professional.

www.indcfashion.com

Meg said...

This whole post is just adorb!

& Nude pumps are my absolute fave!

So cute, gf!

xx

Sist and Sist said...

love this post. you are so cute!

Dfest said...

Love this outfit! Love your blog! I wish I had the inate ability to put together outfits like you do. So great!
-Danielle
wildcatsandwolfpacks.blogspot.com

Mariel Torres said...

this has to be my favorite shoot yet... stunning darling!

thegoodgirlgoneblog.com said...

What a sweet photo shoot! I love it- I sort of want to do my own now :)

Hannah said...

Genius photos.
Genius H&M.

warmest regards-
Rachel
http://www.tripping-with-grace.blogspot.com/

Hannah said...

Genius photos.
Genius H&M.

warmest regards-
Rachel
http://www.tripping-with-grace.blogspot.com/

Steve and Jess said...

You are darling.

Lindsay said...

This is too cute!

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

Wanna know something super crazy! That's the EXACT outfit I wear when I do laundry!

hehe!

you are hot girl!

It's A Love Story said...

I love your dress!! so cute

Katie said...

Wow, I LOVE these!! You just impress me every day.

Tozzie said...

Love-love-LOVE those shoes! LOVE THEM!

x http://flatulentchicken.blogspot.com

serenissima said...

you look fantastic! i love your style and your blog... its quirky in the BEST way

http://sartorialme.blogspot.com

J.Lynn said...

cutecutecute :)

if you don't mind telling me...I would like to know what kind of watch that is, because I looove it.

emilyruth said...

you may be domesticated but those awesome shoes are proof positive that you aren't just sitting around the house waiting for something to happen :)...love these pics!

Pixie in Pumps said...

My college campus was small enough that usually you could just leave your laundry and come back and it would be where you left it. One time however I came back and one of my washers was empty and my investigation led me to a dryer that was on. I watched the stuff go around going "those are my undies! And so are those! Oh dear those are NOT my undies..." I had to dig undies and my jeans out of someone else's undies... but then I found $5. It was definitely awkwarddd!

Joanna said...

Love your blog :)

Michelle's Style File said...

Brilliant photo and outfit. Love it!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Bergs said...

The shoes you're wearing here are exactly what I've been looking for! Where did you find them? I tried googling for them and couldn't find them.

Lindsay said...

This is too cute!

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

Wanna know something super crazy! That's the EXACT outfit I wear when I do laundry!

hehe!

you are hot girl!

Bergs said...

The shoes you're wearing here are exactly what I've been looking for! Where did you find them? I tried googling for them and couldn't find them.

Cassie said...

And I'm chuckling again. I totally understand the bliss of owning a washer and dryer. This is a new thing to our world.

Ali said...

ohhhh girlfriend you are looking hot. i bet husband liked these pictures.

you're the cutest. i wanna be friends with you. hehe.

Shawntae said...

look at you! You hottie!! I bet your hubs loved snapping these. ;)

Fancy Pants said...

LOVE the stripe blazer with the check/gingham-like dress!! AND, I long for the day when I can get up and wash one shirt for free in my own apartment...or just leave a load there for weeks.

Cay said...

I like the switch up for the photo shoot. Laundry rooms are the worst, you never appreciate having a washer/dryer in your house until it's not there! Then I am too lazy to haul my dirty clothes downstairs, so they just sit there and pile up for about a month.. or two.. :/

Sara said...

Ooooh which lipstick are you wearing? Gorg!

Kendra said...

I totally understand the pain of the community laundry facilities... haven't escaped them yet unfortunately!

http://pieceofcakepeaceofmind.blogspot.com/

Kayla said...

Those shoes are hot!

Aura said...

You are too precious :) If you want to pretty up that closet a bit, get a couple large, wicker baskets and you can keep the towels and detergent in them, out of sight.

Lisa said...

so cute, never would have thought to pose on top of a washer & dryer haha!
ps. What camera do you use because your photos are so beautiful?

[fashionablyfly.blogspot.com]

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i've said it before and i'll say it again - could. not. be. any. cuter. love your blog :)

Lauren said...

I guarantee that was super awkward to do the posing, and you make it look effortless! You are perfection.

Gertrude said...

Love your nude heels!! Aw looks like community laundry facility sucks! x

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