high school superlatives

Sunday, January 9


Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Tights: Simply Vera Wang, Skirt: Gap, Belt: Gap, Top: F21, Sweater: JCrew, Bag: Vintage c/o Kakalina Rose Vintage
What. You've never fabulously lounged around on your couch with heels and lipstick and your new favorite accessory placed just so before?
Oh you have?
In fact, it's your favorite passtime? And any chance you get you grab your reddest lipstick and your tallest heels and lounge glamorously like nobody's business?
Well grand. Now I feel completely justified in the ridiculousness you see above. The weather is devilish right now ... we had to take drastic measures and shoot in our living room.
Not that it really matters.

So. You wanna know what husband and I did last night? Three words:
High school yearbooks. And ohmygoodness was that some entertainment. See, husband used to be quite the lady killer. And I'm not proud to say that as we went through the books, I basically judged every single one of his old lady friends on a scale from 1-10 secretly in my head. None of them fared very well. But that might have something to do with the fact that they were 16. And had braces.
Anyway, the main point is ... my favorite part of husband's yearbook was the picture of his ever so popular self in the high school superlative of Best Dressed. Wanna See?
aw. baby husband. precious right?
I, on the other hand, was not Best Dressed. Not even nominated friends.
I'm afraid I wasn't cool enough. But guess who Mister super-cool Best Dressed himself married?
That's right kids.
Funny how things work out.
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Oh yea, and today I'm thankful for pineapple. We had ourselves a fresh one for dessert. Scrumptious.

135 comments:

lilmissmarch said...

awww this is cute! love the yearbooks! : )

Ashley said...

Everytime I think that your outfits can't get any cuter... they do. I'm obsessed! and I'm lovin the yearbook date

Ashley said...

LOVE this look lady! you should do a hair tutorial soon - love your beachy locks....actually jealous is more appropriate but, i'm happy for you that have such awesome hair! ;)

A Slip Shop said...

I am going to use a phrase dating back to that yearbook picture to describe your purple tights: THE BOMB! I love them!!!

Jennifer Duncan said...

So so cute! I love your new purse!

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amber said...

love this look syd!! that blouse looks fabulous. and that photo of your hubby, hilarious! ;)

only said...

you look gorgeous! i love the yearbook pic (awsomely hilarious), and i love your outfit. when did you get that adorable f21 top? is there a chance its still available? thanks syd....you're the best! and you win Best Dressed in all our eyes for sure

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

Omg stop, that's too funny!! You look so gorgeous in this spread and it's so very editorial of you. I love how I've seen your blog grow in different ways recently!

xo, Ashley

Leigh said...

Super cute. I'm pretty sure I own that lovely skirt ;).

I'm thankful that I have your lovely blog to read. <3

<3 Leigh
kate-and-leigh.blogspot.com

American Honey said...

You have the cutest outfits!! Love this one!

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Georgi said...

I love your outfits!!!
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renerene said...

Beautiful PHotos!!! Love your glamour xoxo look :))

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helloprettyhoney said...

Sydney you are adorable! Loving that outfit and the change of scenery!

Stacy said...

You always make me laugh. And usually out loud. LOVE it! And of course ... another super cute outfit :-)

Feline said...

I really like the purple and mustard together! You always seem to find the best colour combinations, that I would have never thought of.... When I combine colours, I end up looking a bit like a clown... hmmm...

eleanor said...

I lovvvee the mix of colours in this outfit - and your beautiful lipstick. That photo is HILARIOUS.

X

Lindsay Jean said...

Looking through old yearbooks is the best. And the most embarrassing. Neither mine nor the boyfriend's pictures are very flattering. Hair was awkward, glasses were awkward. ...le sigh.

You look gorgeous, as always. Love your new purse!

Lindsay
www.lindsayjeanstyle.blogspot.com

Amber said...

Inside shoots work just as well, you look amazing as always!!
And hahahaha. In high school, I was nominated "class chatterbox" .... it was between me and a WAY more popular (Butt kisser) girl, so of course she won...but still. To this day, hubby tells me to hush cuz I get to rambling. :p

Sandy a la Mode said...

oh sydney!! i LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! it's soo very glamourous, you should be in a magazine girl!! i love all the fun colors in your outfit!!

Cierra::The Yellow House said...

Ha ha I loved this post! Yearbook dates with the husband ALWAYS provide great entertainment. I'm so so glad that Matt didn't know my nerdy self back in the day! :)

Katie said...

Love old yearbooks!

Lula said...

Haha! This post made me laugh and you look absolutely gorgeous as per usual! You guys make one HAWT couple.
Kiss
Lula

Maureen said...

Can we talk about how fabulous the outfit this is?? I am in love. The colors, the lounging on the couch. Ahh!! I've said it before, I love mustard yellow on you!

--Maureen
petitelypolished.blogspot.com

kileen said...

your husband is so cute! kudos to him for being best dressed as early as high school! and i agree that high school year books provide for hours of entertainment!

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everydayessentials said...

I picked up a pineapple at the store today and some with dinner..so yummy! Love the lipstick. I'm pretty sure I could never pull it off like you can!

Mindy said...

That first picture is STRAIGHT out of a magazine! Don't know what I'd rather steal more.. your outfits or your photo editing skills. So great.

Jennifer Duncan said...

I agree with Mindy!

krisandkel said...

What fun that must have been going through old yearbooks! He may not have had a ten then but he sure does now!

P.S. I'm loving the couch photos! You put a whole new twist on my couch potato Sundays!


<3 kris&kel
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Fashionography. said...

You look gorgeous! Funny yearbook picture, too.

Ashley Hasty said...

Yes, of course. That is how I always lay on the sofa. Isn't that how you look watching t.v. or reading a book? ;)

<3 Ashley
www.ahastylife.com

Laura Marie said...

So good. Just... so, so good.

I mean seriously, your outfits just get better & better! (And you've totally inspired me to step it up a notch... or ten.)

Hope you had a great weekend!

xx laura marie
www.lauramariegiven.blogspot.com

Jessisms said...

funny, I looked through old high school year books last night too! :) They are so much fun to look at.

-Jess
jesschagnon.blogspot.com

audrey marie said...

so cute! love the first photo - i thought it was from a magazine at first!!

Jenni said...

You are just so adorable Sydney. And you're totally, like, my style icon. I kid you not. I come to this blog to STUDY. I wish I had your eye for style, I really do!!!

As for hubby's yearbook picture... PRICELESS. And kudos to you for even allowing the ex to BE in this picture. I would have ripped her out in a jealous and self-righteous fury. Braces and all. ;)

kelly ann said...

you look gorgeous! i LOVE the plum/mustard colour combo, it's one of my favourites. ;)

Angela said...

Ridiculous or not, I think these might be your best pics yet! You look gorgeous and your couldn't be any better.

Sounds like a fun date... but I'd judge my man's ex-ladies too. Just sayin. ;)

http://betterthanamilkmustache.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

Um I LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo shoot. You look fantastic!!! SERIOUSLY awesome.

Like a Cat said...

Umm...can you PLEASE move to nyc and be my friend in real life? You could give me fashion pointers and our husbands could take pics of us prancing around the city. Think about it! haha

(not a creeper-just like ya style.)

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

too cute!!! loooove the couch photos - but esp the write-up about yearbooks. so fun!

The Sound of Lace said...

thats hilarious!! maybe i need a yearbook day ha! luv that 1st photo....i seriously thought it was a mag pic for sure! u look gorgeous!

♥ thesoundoflace.blogspot.com ♥

Ashley J said...

You look like a supermodel in these pictures...not even joking. I even showed my husband to prove how model worthy you are...bravo!!!!

Jess said...

Love this outfit. The color of the cardigan and tights are fun together! And today you would hands down get best dressed at your high school. No doubt about it.

Savannah said...

old photos are so funny & sometimes cringe-worthy :)
I'm in love with your bag, its perfect in every way

CessOviedo said...

Those are killer heels! Amazing! ...


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Marissa said...

Looking through old yearbooks is such a fun thing to do! Always good for a laugh :) I did the same thing over my break a few weeks ago.

And girlll, there is absolutely nothing wrong with dressing up and shooting in the house! Sometimes it's just what a girl needs when she's cooped up in the house.

XXXO
M

Alivia said...

Sydney.
Seriously?
You look stunning! I need those shoes! I need that shirt!
Sigh.

P.S. I'm thinking of changing my blog layout. Do you like the template you use/is it easy to edit (for non-art majors like myself?)
<3<3

DanielleisNesting said...

Your purse is the cutest! I was never popular. Always the wallflower. Secretly, I liked it that way. I still love my bookishness. Your hubby was so cute!

taylor said...

LOVE the shoes. Jessica Simpson makes the cutest shoes...hands down

taylor
black-new-black.blogspot.com

kciamelia said...

I really like the photoshoot for this post! Very nice couch paired with an adorable outfit.
Going through yearbooks is one of my favorite things to do. Oh how people have changed so much since high school..

Sidewalk Ready said...

Love this post! The pictures on the couch are awesome - and I love the throw back yearbook picture.
I know what you mean about the 1-10 scale. I have done that myself. Kai always had a lot of girlfriends and I never dated. However, he was a senior when I was a freshman and we went to the same high school. I had the hugest crush on him, wrote on his yearbook picture and everything. But he had a girlfriend and I had braces ... Four years later, guess who met and fell in love? Win! :D

Kristen said...

this is adorable, seriously though love the pictures. i think the couch poses work.

pigeon pie said...

Could you be any more beutiful!

anna p of just me. said...

i love those pics of you! so cute.
also, high school yearbooks = awesome loads of fun.
sometimes it doesn't get any better then that.

Makeouts said...

please dont start getting so full of yourself. I love your style but you're not a model. you bloggers get so full of yourselves then start thinking you're so great. please dont get to that. you're so funny and sweet the way you are.

Yours Truly said...

Vera Wang tights ARE THE BEST!
They sale them at Kohl's too.
And your photo shoot is stunning.
obsessed!


Stephanie
www.stephanieandsuch.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

hahah i am cracking up over that x on the girl's face!

Ms_SyllyBee said...

Great Bag!! and i love the HS photos. so funny! :)

i wander, i wonder

heather said...

um, you are gooorgeous! your outfits are always perfection. & looking through old yearbooks, or any old photos for that matter, is kind of the best!

Chroma said...

Great colors! Love the mustard and the purple(:

Kelsey said...

You always have the cutest outfits - definitely give me more and more inspiration for my wardrobe!! And that hs picture of husband is adorbs!! Hope you had a great weekend!! xo, Kels

eatdrinkbeatourist.blogspot.com

Lupe said...

Love the oufit!

I didn't get nominated back in high school either =(


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Heidi said...

As I was getting ready for church this morning...I thought of your fashion pictures and put together a great outfit!!
Thank you for such a great MODEST fashion blog....!
I hope your success continues and continues...!!

Saidah said...

But, really, I guess you showed them, hmm? Hahaha. I bet NONE of the gals you went school with could even dream of being you.

I, on the other hand, didn't buy my yearbooks, specifically so I wouldn't have that kind of black mail just lying around...

Erin Willett said...

Now I want to go check out my yearbooks, sounds like fun! Great outfit as well :)

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No Guilt Fashion said...

You look fabulous lounging around glamorously! I'm a little unhappy that I don't have yearbooks to look back on. High school version of your hubby really lucked out! Winning best dress back than, and marrying you lucky, lucky, lucky!!!
No Guilt Fashion

Cassandra said...

This post made me laugh! And want to grab my husband and our high school yearbooks and flip through them as well. While I never won best dressed or anything, there are some pretty nice shots of me in my boxy marching band uniform and hat. Sexy, right? ;) And somehow Will still fell for me.

I love your outfit as well! You always look so put together and feminine!

-Cassandra
Back-to-School Giveaway!

milk tea + polkadots said...

Hehe...I'm digging his long locks. ;) love how you improvised on your photoshoot location!

heidiluxe said...

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Caley said...

all I can say is hahahahahahahaha! this totally made my day! I read it just after crying my eyes out and i needed it to make me smile again! thanks so much!

Kelli said...

WOOO girl I am LOVING your lounging shots!
And I of course love the outfit as well :)

In my singles ward, we do this thing called "nice notes" where everyone just writes each other... well, nice notes...and today someone wrote me a note that said, "Kelli, I really liked your outfit today." I felt so pleased. And I thought, "Oh my gosh, this must be how Sydney feels every day of her life!"

Bellesme said...

Hahah this was great, I looove your shirt! So floraly!
That is soo funny that he was best dressed and he married you =D
Bellesme

Marla said...

This outfit is gorgeous! Love the cardigan and the color combo. :)

Chris loves Julia said...

My hubby and I just had a yearbook browsing sesh. I can't help but look at "younger him" and think, oh man! I wish I knew you then. Always good for laughs!

I LOVE the indoor shots. I actually feel bad for you when you are outside with no coat on.

www.chrislovesjulia.blogspot.com

Larissa said...

you look so classic and cute! high school pictures are precious! this one is super adorable!
x
thatgirlfromhk.blogspot.com

liz said...

OMG, this is too much cuteness in one post! You should seriously make that photo your blog header, adorbs!

Samantha said...

i loveeee all the colors going on here and your fabulous shoes. cute post, and that is really funny how things worked out! :)

xx
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Samantha said...

i loveeee all the colors going on here and your fabulous shoes. cute post, and that is really funny how things worked out! :)

xx
www.dragonnfruit.com

Paige Renae said...

Looking through old yearbooks is a no-fail way to have some quiet fun! :) Your outfit is adorable, I seriously think I'm in love with your shoes.
xo Paige

P.S. Check out my new blog, paigerenae.blogspot.com!

Hans =) said...

Old yearbooks are the best (and, consequently, the worst!) Great outfit :)

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Sara-Jane Elizabeth said...

Love it! And your outfit. Don't worry, the only superlative I made it through high school with was "most mature"...seriously?

the other emily said...

Love the new purse, and the purple-navy color combo of the tights and skirt. And I spend at least three hours a day lounging glamorously across various type of divans, faintings couches, chaise longues, and la-z-boys, so this photoshoot is definitely relatable to my life.

I didn't make the running for any high school superlatives either, but if I were going to pick one, I'd probably be Most Likely Never to Talk to Any of These People After Graduation. Yeesh.

the other emily

Sara Bentley @ Purses Pastries Etc... said...

But of course, I lounge around in red lisptick and super high heels all the time -- although I'm sure I don't look half as cool as you while doing so! And yes, baby husband was very precious :)

mpgirrrl said...

hahahahahahaha! husband looks coooooool!
love that outfit! it's amazing! :):):)

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

The first pic looks like it's straight out of a magazine!!! Coolio!
xxx

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Lauren said...

Flip girl, hawt pics!!! I love this outfit and the location! x

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

ah you look stunning, love the first photo!

Roanna said...

I love your purse!
Thankfully I've left my yearbooks back at my parent's house!
Never voted anything myself either, but my sister did get most likely to succeed! very jealous at times i must admit!
Roanna

meg annan said...

Oh gosh, aren't purple tights the best?! I wore mine to work a few times and felt snazzy & slightly inappropriate all at the same time. Oh well, our office needs some color :-)

Farm Girl Fashionista said...

Love, love, love this look!! All the color and pieces together...fabulous!! I thought this was a professional magazine photo at first...got skills! ;-)

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Jenni Austria Germany said...

i've been eating kiwi for dessert lately. soooo good.

annie said...

love these pictures, and definitely planning a yearbook night in the future. too funny!!

Kristin Louise Bassett said...

I have yet to do this with my husband, and I'm just waiting to see what he says when he sees the superlative I got.....Most likely to have the most kids!

www.kristinlouisebassett.blogspot.com

Rissy said...

hehe i love the loungey couch pics!

I was best dressed as my senior superlative (I say this as I sit here in juicy sweats with holes and an ohio state sweatshirt that could fit one of the team's linebackers)

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Katie said...

Hi Sydney! You are absolutely beautiful! I love the pic of you on the couch...very glam! Your blog is awesome, and you inspired me to create my own. Imitation is the best form of flattery, right? Have a great day!

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Leah said...

I love these colourful lounging shots! You're beautiful.

xo L
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Alyssa Bee said...

This is the most gorgeous outfit post ever! The colors look great together and the red lipstick is to die for! Bookmarking this post for inspiration!

naomi said...

I absoloutley love this look. thankyou so much sydney. :).

Colby and Jessica said...

I love that you "X"ed out her face! So funny, I would have done the same thing. The shoot is really cute and not weird at all. Love your blog!

Bre said...

I actually like to cool like that. Really heels, lipstick, cute dress or skirt and jazz music. It makes you feel just fantastic!
I think I may do that tonight. Love the yellow and purple together. You never seem to disappoint!

molly said...

You are such an inspiration! I will now go put on my red lipstick and high heels and lie on my couch. It will be fantastic. Thank you.

p.s. you totally should've be best dressed, you are now!

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Rin said...

You look so lovely. It looks like a spread from a magazine. I'm also loving those purple tights.

Natalie said...

I love your outfit! :) Super cute! I just bought some tights the same color this weekend. :) I wasn't voted best dressed, but I was runner up for most likely to take home to mom and dad. I didn't hit my "style" stride until after high school! lol :)

Amy Wetsel said...

Sydney,
I LOVE how you are not afraid to mix and match colors. I wish I were that daring... then again, I love reading your blog so maybe one day I will be as bold as you are with your inspiring looks and great creations. Also, I'm a student & photographer, too, but how do you manage to stay so committed to your blog?
Best wishes in this new year to you & your hubby! I love following you and seeing what you have managed to style next. Congratulations!

Love!

shealennon said...

Well, I did a lot of lounging today (we had a snow day) but I was rather poorly dressed for it! Next time I'll do better! I love this color combo too!

Brittany - Try It On Me said...

I love flipping through my yearbook every once in awhile. Also, I'm wearing the same sweater! Love the color! XO

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Justine said...

I love looking through old yearbooks.

Just Better Together is having a $25 gift certificate giveaway!

PaperBalloonJournal said...

Great pictures Sydney. Love the different pops of color you have!

My Heart Blogged said...

I think you would win best dressed by a landslide now. I love the outfit, and new accessory too.
My Heart Blogged

Sarah loves it all said...

You look 2 die. I LOVE that purse. Of course I would because it's a totally unique vintage piece. Your posts are so creative. I love it.

Trish said...

Can you please tell me where your beautiful red lipstick is from? thank you!

Katie W... said...

Tyson is such a cutie! But I'm afraid he has nothing on your modeling skills...

I love this outfit! I could probably gush for a few paragraphs on the absolute loveliness of this colorful secretary look but I don't want to waste your time :) I'll just repeat, I love this outfit!

hotpants™ said...

I was voted Wittiest of my senior class. I was completely surprised my peers thought I was the funniest girl. To this day, it's one of my proudest moments.

I love the pictures even if you did feel silly.

Megann Monday said...

Cute post! I love reminiscing and laughing about how we used to look like and the things we used to do, what we used to be. :) Good times.

Megann Monday said...

And I still envy how well you can carry colorful/playful outfits!

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Megann Monday said...

And I still envy how well you can carry colorful/playful outfits!

Trish said...

Can you please tell me where your beautiful red lipstick is from? thank you!

Sarah loves it all said...

You look 2 die. I LOVE that purse. Of course I would because it's a totally unique vintage piece. Your posts are so creative. I love it.

liz said...

OMG, this is too much cuteness in one post! You should seriously make that photo your blog header, adorbs!

Kelli said...

WOOO girl I am LOVING your lounging shots!
And I of course love the outfit as well :)

In my singles ward, we do this thing called "nice notes" where everyone just writes each other... well, nice notes...and today someone wrote me a note that said, "Kelli, I really liked your outfit today." I felt so pleased. And I thought, "Oh my gosh, this must be how Sydney feels every day of her life!"

Cassandra said...

This post made me laugh! And want to grab my husband and our high school yearbooks and flip through them as well. While I never won best dressed or anything, there are some pretty nice shots of me in my boxy marching band uniform and hat. Sexy, right? ;) And somehow Will still fell for me.

I love your outfit as well! You always look so put together and feminine!

-Cassandra
Back-to-School Giveaway!

Lupe said...

Love the oufit!

I didn't get nominated back in high school either =(


http://mylovelyvida.blogspot.com

Kelsey said...

You always have the cutest outfits - definitely give me more and more inspiration for my wardrobe!! And that hs picture of husband is adorbs!! Hope you had a great weekend!! xo, Kels

eatdrinkbeatourist.blogspot.com

heather said...

um, you are gooorgeous! your outfits are always perfection. & looking through old yearbooks, or any old photos for that matter, is kind of the best!

kciamelia said...

I really like the photoshoot for this post! Very nice couch paired with an adorable outfit.
Going through yearbooks is one of my favorite things to do. Oh how people have changed so much since high school..

DanielleisNesting said...

Your purse is the cutest! I was never popular. Always the wallflower. Secretly, I liked it that way. I still love my bookishness. Your hubby was so cute!

Jess said...

Love this outfit. The color of the cardigan and tights are fun together! And today you would hands down get best dressed at your high school. No doubt about it.

Jenni said...

You are just so adorable Sydney. And you're totally, like, my style icon. I kid you not. I come to this blog to STUDY. I wish I had your eye for style, I really do!!!

As for hubby's yearbook picture... PRICELESS. And kudos to you for even allowing the ex to BE in this picture. I would have ripped her out in a jealous and self-righteous fury. Braces and all. ;)

Ashley Hasty said...

Yes, of course. That is how I always lay on the sofa. Isn't that how you look watching t.v. or reading a book? ;)

<3 Ashley
www.ahastylife.com

Mindy said...

That first picture is STRAIGHT out of a magazine! Don't know what I'd rather steal more.. your outfits or your photo editing skills. So great.

Maureen said...

Can we talk about how fabulous the outfit this is?? I am in love. The colors, the lounging on the couch. Ahh!! I've said it before, I love mustard yellow on you!

--Maureen
petitelypolished.blogspot.com

Cierra::The Yellow House said...

Ha ha I loved this post! Yearbook dates with the husband ALWAYS provide great entertainment. I'm so so glad that Matt didn't know my nerdy self back in the day! :)

Feline said...

I really like the purple and mustard together! You always seem to find the best colour combinations, that I would have never thought of.... When I combine colours, I end up looking a bit like a clown... hmmm...

helloprettyhoney said...

Sydney you are adorable! Loving that outfit and the change of scenery!

amber said...

love this look syd!! that blouse looks fabulous. and that photo of your hubby, hilarious! ;)

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