Friday, November 11, 2011

Fakin' It

What do you do when you wake up with 20 minutes to get ready for church after a late night in Seattle? Put whatever's comfiest on and top it with a blazer & a scarf. Really, it will instantly make you look a tad put together, fooling the whole congregation into thinking you've been up for hours and were totally ready on time. At least, it worked for me last weekend. Also, it's difficult to take outfit photos when your sister (who doesn't know the definition of personal boundaries) will jump in the photo with you at any given time. Really, I was lucky to get this one photo alone!
Last weekend was my little sister's 19th birthday and my older sister Katie flew in from California to surprise her and my mom! My dad and I were in on the secret, and it was so fun to surprise my mom--this was the first time all seven of us were home at the same time since last Christmas, so it was really special. We ate ALOT, played ultra-competitive games of Catch Phrase, talked next to the fire, went thrifting, and drank lots of Gingerbread Lattes (and one mocha with Peppermint Schnapps--don't tell), among other things. I was so, so happy to have sister time for the first time in 10 months. It was like a holiday season pre-funk! I have lots more photos from our lovely weekend coming soon. 

Anybody have more last-minute clothing to tricks to fool others into thinking you've got it all together? Do tell!

scarf: thrifted, blazer and socks: Target, flannel: borrowed from my mom, boots: Kmart (seriously)

9 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh I am a huge blazer fan and totally agree it's the perfect way to look put together! That would be my tip too. You look lovely and I love the photos with your family :)

Melissa
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Vomnik said...

Every day is a last minute "get ready" moment for me haha. I love the fall pics! They have such a warm nostalgic feeling to them.

Michelle said...

really?! kmart?! they're so cute; you rock!!!

Lidiya said...

I adore your scarf - so cute <3
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Shannon said...

Very cute outfit. Looks warm, and still stylish.

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Two Happy Hearts said...

aw, you girls are so pretty!!
how fun to be able to surprise your mom like that ;)

and i totally agree with the blazer trick. works like a charm for me.
i think my other go-to trick would be a "fancy headscarf"...which really translates to "having a bad hair day/just rolled out of bed headscarf"
give it a try sometime ;)

Maria, Avenue M said...

These photos are gorgeous! I adore your outfit too, very cozy and cute, perfect for autumn.
Would you like to follow eachother?
xoxo
Maria
www.avenuemaria.blogspot.com

Wild Flower said...

My goodness you are too adorable! I love this outfit tons, adding it to my inspiration folder! Love the autumn background too! :)

Kaylee

Jay said...

amazing post!
so cool & cute haha

coool blog :):)

I just followed your blog!!

Hope you come and do the same :):)

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Jay

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