Awkward and Awesome Thursday!

Thursday, April 12

 Boots: Hunter, Skirt: Madewell, Belt: JCrew, Top: F21, Necklace: c/o Pree Brulee, Glasses: Target
Awkward:
- Of course the weather pulls a complete 180 on the one rainy day around here that I get to wear my favorite green boots. Forget you spring. And your little cloud friends too.
- Yum-o is a word? And people use it in real life? See also: cray cray
- I carry a man's wallet. And it's not even close to pretty. It's old and black and leathery and it's stuffed full of old receipts and even older Costco cards. It's awkward because it's true.
- Mom noises. You know the one that sounds like a boat? Not even gonna try to type it out, so just go with it. Everett loves it, so I do it a lot. Sometimes out of habit I'll accidentally do it even when I'm not with Everett. Like in public. These are the defining moments in my life.
- Literally, a 6 inch butt crack. Like a shining beacon across the food court.

Awesome:
- The pig necklace I scored at Madewell the other day. If this was twitter, the hashtag would be #ItsapignecklaceandI'mfreakingout!
- Staying up till 4am with my two crazy awesome cousin-in-laws. I think the last time I did that, I was a freshman in college cramming for my public speech class. So what, I'm a grandma.
- My little brother singing I love you, a bushel and a peck to Everett on the car ride home. And how sad Everett got when his uncle E stopped. 200 rousing rounds later and the babe was one happy little dude the whole way home. Thanks bro.
- One very sexy night out. That is all.
- Rediscovering my new favorite quote by Mary Oliver: Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
Goin' on my wall like yesterday.

117 comments:

Natasha Fatah said...

Nothing awkward about this.
You look great.

And you're the third person wearing an oxford shirt today. That's it, the universe is telling me what to wear. :)

xoxo
~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~

Charlotte {Charlotte's Web} said...

I've noticed 'cray cray' sweeping the blogging world.. I don't get it!

Also, that quote is lovely x

kimberly said...

You're so adorable! Love the outfit. :)

Stephanie said...

Let's not even talk about the "cray cray" and other disturbing disasters befalling English. That quote is also going on my wall like yesterday :)

xo Stephanie

Elina said...

I like you necklace)))

vogueinside.me

MONI said...

im loving the look so much!!!

http://www.moneasywardrobe.com

Lovely Life said...

Love this look, so simple. And that necklace is gorgeous!

Alyx said...

DUDE. Okay, as far as yum-o is concerned, when I read that, I immediately thought of this youtube video:
http://youtu.be/yqEeP1acj4Y
You HAVE to watch it (but to the end) - seriously, it's the most hilarious thing ever. I literally watched it like, 5 times in a row the first time I saw it!

Also, you look adorable!

Ronida said...

This is a very sweet outfit!

~Ronida
funandruins.blogspot.com

Changing my Wellingtons said...

WOW bring on the rain Sydney, I like your Outfit, you look adorable wearing your Hunter Wellingtons, I love them.
Julie
XoXo

http://juliewearswellingtons.wordpress.com

brooke field said...

awkward (and awesome at the same time): being asked in a recent job interview "does your husband workout?"

why yes, he does...but how is that relevant????

Shabana said...

I love the skirt!

www.thesilverkickdiaries.com

Anna said...

It looks funny- but I like it!:)

luvvleighb said...

Oh my gosh! My brother (hs freshman) will make up the most ridiculous words (which I thoroughly make fun of him for)... He uses cray cray all the time...

Maria said...

love the final quote!

Maria @ Orchard Bloom

J+H @ Beyond The Stoop said...

LOVE the quote! ...it would go perfectly on a print in my kitchen next to my holstee manifesto!

The Hoskins Family said...

You look super adorable as always! Love the skirt!

Xoxo
Kristi

★ diyearte by L and S ★ said...

you are beautiful Sydney!! we love your outfit!!

DIY and more:
http://diyearte.blogspot.com.es/

Vanessa said...

yea! awesome! I totally sing that song to my littlest and I use to when my 3 yo Everett was a baby too. love. and that quote is one of my favorites too!

Supal said...

and saving the quote!

www.chevronsandeclairs.com

kLr said...

I LOVE Awkward and Awesome Thursday!

I referenced it in one of my blog posts the other day: http://mylifetintedpink.blogspot.com/2012/04/sunday-sarcasm-and-soulaka-what.html

And, I love your outfit! Especially the sunglasses and the skirt!

Lace And Tulle said...

love the outfit!! but I'm not digging the rain boots :( sorry they make you look super short. other than that you look stunning!!!

haley said...

You are seriously adorable! I hope to be a cool mom like you someday :)
Have a great week! xxx

monkeyshines ♥ said...

cute hairstyle!

Bises,
monkeyshines
http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

Bianca said...

I'm gonna have to veto cray cray and vote yes for that quote. Lovely

meme-and-he said...

beautiful necklaces...both the one you are wearing and that awesome pig necklace!! who thinks of these things?!

Ash said...

Love awkward and awesome thursdays. thanks for making my day!

Ash said...

Love awkward and awesome thursdays. thanks for making my day!

Elise said...

I love that quote!

Stesha said...

i MUST have that pink skirt!! obsessed! You look fab as always.

xxoo

Jessica said...

Soooo cute! I love your blog : )

Eloquent English said...

I think Yum-o stems from Rachel Ray's baby stuff. ;)

M. said...

hahah my sister and i started saying cray cray as a joke and now we cannot stop. it has become a problem, and much like your boat noise, I have to try to control myself in public. (or when I'm presenting my thesis in front of an interdisciplinary board of faculty members. cray.)

Anna Louisa said...

SUCH a good quote :).

http://anna-gemutlichkeit.blogspot.com/

Megan said...

I love the quote by Mary Oliver - an inspiration she is indeed.

Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

The Bookness said...

What lens is this shot with?

Always Maylee said...

You look gorgeous, love this entire look on you! Haha, the 6 inch butt crack, I've totally witnessed that at a food court too!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Laura said...

Hihi I absolutely love A&A Thursdays! And I MUST have those Hunters. And the belt. And the glasses. And your smile.

Greetings from Berlin =)

http://laurakraemer.blogspot.com

Cait said...

That's my favorite quote, too! I just adore your blog and your baby boy. Thanks for allowing us to be parts of your life.

-Cait

The Millers said...

Love the skirt! Like, really love it. I definitely know those sounds you are talking about. I have gotten busted a few times trying to do them to my husband out of habit. So terrible! At least our babies don't think we are crazy when we do it for them, right? Who am I kidding, they probably do think we are crazy, and that's why we can get such a laugh out of them.

carlycross said...

Such a sweet little spring outfit!

Mattandcarlycross.blogspot.com

Marissa Saunders said...

Such a cute outfit! I love that skirt! ;)

Marissa
www.thesimpleswan.blogspot.com
A Fashion, Beauty, and Maternity blog

hueys said...

AWESOME!

pale pink & leopard prints! <3

xoxo
hueys
http://polka-dolkies.blogspot.com
www.thedancingjewels.com

Christine said...

I do use the word Yum-O !
http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

Chantelle said...

This is a great outfit, something I can even see myself attempting! I discovered your blog about a week ago and it's has become my favorite place to look for inspiration (outfits and the married life!) Thank you, oh so much!

Andrea Grace said...

pretty necklace!
www.alwayssaygrace.com

Jamie said...

Love this outfit! Well done. I'm saving my pennies for a pair of Hunter rain boots, maybe by next spring I will have the perfect pair!

http://extrajamplease.blogspot.com/

cecimadden.com said...

awesome quote (and awesome outfit) for sure. happy thursday.

Chelsie said...

Why do you always look so cute!? I love it!

LEANNE DEE said...

Love your outfit and the necklace! It looks great on you!

KeepOnStylin.blogspot.com

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

A very sexy night out huh? Hmmm....

ericab said...

i loooove awkward and awesomes!

xo.
erica
@wannahearafunnystory.blogspot.com.

Ylenia said...

ahaha! how nice those wellies!!

Love, Ylenia from Longuette

nicewellingtons said...

Your Outfit is lovely and it's so good to see you wearing your Wellingtons, you look so cool.
Welly
x

A FANCY DAY said...

Love the final quote makes me motivated to actually do something on my day off.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

pig necklace aside, that pree brulee one is pretty awesome!

smalltownbigwardrobe.com said...

You are so funny. I love how I can hear your voice so well through your writing - and I love your cute outfit! I think I need some Hunters, even though one would assume two pairs of rainboots are more than sufficient for one person.

my very own lookbook said...

i LOVE your necklace!
xoxo

Kendall said...

Love those boots, love your writing, and love what you say about baby E.

There is so much love in your little fam and it is so heart-warming to read!

Thank you for sharing :)

-Kendall
songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com

Miken said...

diggin the necklace!

miken
hogstain.blogspot.com

lori said...

i totally agree about 'yummo' and 'cray cray'... who comes up with this stuff?

you look so cute, little momma!

and i loveee that quote, too... did you get it from reading kelle hampton's book? i haven't read it yet, but i saw it on the video, and i LOVE it.

Andrea Dickherber said...

I know you've worn it before, but I still die a little bit over how cool that necklace is EVERY time I see it!
Yum-O cracks me up. And don't get me started on "cray cray"...I don't think I'll ever be able to take someone seriously if they use that word in a spoken sentence. (Watch, now that I said that, I'm going to start using it.)
Happy Thursday!

Andrea
Left brain, right brain, pug brain.

Sarah O'Brien said...

super cute skirt, love the shade of pink it is.

Lottie said...

That noise thing mae me laugh so much--I call my husband a pet name and have said to other people this week by accident--awkward! Yes he is the only person I usually talk to ;)

wildrosesinfaith said...

So cute, you have the best jewelry and you make me laugh out loud. Generally in class. ha!

--Renee, Wild Roses blog

misssocial said...

So fresh! It's pouring rain here is San Francisco, so I'm wearing my Ralph Lauren rain boots. It's the only fun part about the rain!

Becoming Refined said...

Love the pretty pink pencil skirt!

Along Abbey Road said...

I'm loving all your Madewell scores lately! The pig necklace is awesome.

I always sing Bushel and a Peck to Luke all the time! The little youngsters love it, that is true. The best Broadway turned baby song in the world!

♥Abbey
Along Abbey Road

dxeechick said...

I totally say cray-cray. And yum-o. And A-mah-zing too. And I'm a grown woman. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME.

Jessica Gitler said...

love this look ... and that necklace ... I am in love! so pretty!
jess
JESS CAUSE BLOG

Jaclyn said...

i. love. these.

Lou said...

I love Thursdays for your blog, great post as always! I love it.

Lou
www.thekeypieces.co.uk

Jenn @ PSP said...

Butt cracks are so awkward! The worst is when there is underwear involved - especially thongs. Just keeping it real. I think mom jeans are now less awkward because they prevent butt crack visuals. That pig necklace is so cute!

The Purse Snatcher said...

Love this skirt!

www.thepursesnatcher.net

Sara Flynn said...

Adorable look! I love the pink skirt!

Sara :)
http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

Elle R. said...

you are beautiful and I'm in love with your outfit!!

alexsandra g. said...

Stunning!

x
www.shades-of-style.com

Carrie said...

Awesome!

Style in the City

Jessica Wray said...

I hate exposed butt crack! but love that necklace... i may need one!


Peony

Redheaded Daybook said...

haha! hilarious!
and your fit is so cute & funny! love it

Nicole said...

You look amazing! I don't care what the weather is, you should just go with it, and you did! My favorite thing about this is the styling with the boots and the necklace!

XoXo,

Nicole
Mylovewithfashion.blogspot.com

lindspluslife said...

i'm always getting caught in my bright yellow hunters on a day that was supposed to be rainy but turns out gorgeous. definitely feel like the big idiot who couldn't look out the window and see that the sun was shining. rain or shine, you look fabulous as always.

linds

lindspluslife.wordpress.com

Aya said...

LOVE the skirt.

natalie grace said...

Oh my gosh that necklace. It is stunning!

I love the mix of a spring skirt made more casual with the boots and white button up. Beautiful and creative!

Love your awkward and awesome's, by the way. I laugh out loud every week :) and I've started doing my own!

Thanks for being such an awesome inspiration!

Natalie from Urban Anthropology

http://natalieglarson.com

Sheila @ The FailteHouse said...

I love love love that quote - if you don't mind, I might steal it :)

Gina said...

I saw Madewell had a llama necklace too...I was a woman obsessed! Love those quirky necklaces!

AMY PALMER said...

I adore your pig necklace. And this outfit is so cute.

-Amy
http://theblankpagesblog.blogspot.com/

Meg said...

obsessed with madewell and their darn cute clothes.

-meg
mysideispinker.blogspot.com

Maria Camila said...

What a lovely OUTFIT! Loveeeeee

laura said...
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laura said...

you look great! love the outfit. perfect for spring!
xoxo,
great little day

.aubrey c. said...

Im loving your pig necklace, I have a bunny one. I do not understand the cray-cray or yum-o, I couldn't get myself to use those in a sentence!

http://gandacummings.blogspot.com

Kate Amanda said...

I like the outfit a lot, but not the boots...just because Wellies are IN doesn't mean they go with everything!!!! I have seen this mistake being made all over the internet.

the lovebirds said...

what a cute quote at the end. I love that too. How adorable would that be to make a cute print and hang in your home!? Thanks for sharing. xo

the lovebirds said...

what a cute quote at the end. I love that too. How adorable would that be to make a cute print and hang in your home!? Thanks for sharing. xo

La Maman Heureuse said...

Totally get you with the pig necklace, just too cute. If Madewell would just start shipping to Europe, my life would be even better :-)

And love the quote, sounds like a good plan, have figured out it precious, but not so wild anymore as a mama :-)

love from Belgium,

Cindy

C said...

Pig pendant! LEGIT! *Crosses fingers and silently hopes that Madewell ships to Canada.

New to this blogosphere but have been following you forever. Keep it up, you're a morning treat on my blogroll!

C.

http://www.thecrookedlake.blogspot.ca/

Hannah Kay said...

Oh my goodness, that pig necklace is amazing!
You will work it well!
I always love your Awkward Awesome Thursdays
that I decided to try it out!


Against The Grain

Alyssa said...

I wish I had this whole outfit!! I've been looking for a good pencil skirt but can't seem to find one!

natalie said...

you are hilarious.. "like a shining beacon across the food court." love it!

www.honeyandsting.com

Vasilieva said...

loving that skirt, such a cool pastel pink

http://www.vasilievablog.com/
x

Shannon said...

You are the cutest thing EVER! I love your style.

http://www.shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

MissKate said...

Your outfits are far too lovely :)

Kate
myvanillawardrobe.blogspot.com

Yuli Conversations said...

haha this is cute!

http://yuliconversations.blogspot.com/

Vonae Deyshawn said...

I love your coral skirt! So so cute. I love your awkward admissions, very funny. You're the chicest mom I've ever seen. : )

Vonae Deyshawn
www.myvirtueplace.com

Vintage2Vogue said...

I think mother-hood suits you well! You look so happy and full-filled!

xo

lydia from vintage2vogue

http://vintagetwovogue.blogspot.com

jessi ♥ said...

Love your outfit!

Daniela said...

I wish that skirt was a little shorter on you! Or that you were wearing some heels!

Mrs. April said...

Oh my gosh, that awkward part had me laughing out loud.

-april.

Lindsay said...

LOVE Madewell.

Miss C said...

that is an amazing quote. I've taken to writing them on index cards when I find good ones. I have stack of index cards by my bed.
This one definitely got an index card.

Love Lucy Locket said...

hii,

i love love love your blog and get so excited every time you publish a new post!

Love Lucy Locket

marcella said...

looking cool as usual :)
http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

sweet harvest moon said...

Such an adorable outfit!

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

SO DARN CUTE! PLUS I just adore your hair dark.. its a keeper!!! I was born a blonde and stayed a blonde BLONDE until about 4 years ago, WHEN i WENT to the dark side HA!... and have never returned. xo, JEN

Sarah said...

I love this outfit. Love the pastel pink skirt and love it even more paired with that leopard print belt :) So pretty!

Sarah
smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

fab_gab said...

Hi there, we have the same striped blazer so I included you and your outfit post with a link back in my latest blog entry.
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