Thursday, January 30, 2014

Reverse 30x30: Summertime Skirt in the Wintertime

MOM, why didn't you tell me that my scarf was cattywampus!? That little sliver of misplaced scarf is just taunting me now. 

One of my friends posted this link, and I cannot stop laughing. I would like to befriend every single person who came up with these new words. The premise is this: "The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition." I am SO doing this activity with my students. They will love it. I think "ignoranus," a person who's both stupid and an asshole, might rank as my favorite word on the list. Do I want to share that word with my juniors? Yes. Will I? Probably no. Probably.

My brain so desperately wants to create some words of my own, but all I have for you is this one:
1. what an individual (specifically of the teenage population) does in order to avoid learning
2. the state in which teachers find themselves required to do more paperwork than teaching

and this one:
pineptitude (n)
the inability to accomplish anything competently because of Pinterest

and this one:
twitticism (n)
 a statement of particular insight that exits a mouth that typically spews stupidity

I wish these were better. Throw some of your words my way. Inspire me.

I'll be honest. I don't know if I love this look. I think a white shirt with a brown scarf might be better? 
However, I do like the idea of brown tights in order to winterize this skirt. 
I tried.

The Look:
Skirt: Lauren Conrad via Kohl's (it was a gift from Momma.)
Boots: diba via DSW
Shirt: The Limited
Belt: New York & Co.
Jean Jacket: Old Navy
Scarf: Handmade by Momma
(Note: I changed to darker brown tights for more warmth.)

I realize the scarf doesn't perfectly match the skirt in pictures, and I'm okay with that. 
Close enough, right?

Linking up with


What's left of my 30x30?
(Original Post in case you want pictures and a run down of this challenge)
Click on the link after each item to view the post that features it. 

1. coral and khaki skirt 
2. gray and yellow skirt 
3. white pencil skirt (officially waiting for spring--too cold for the outfits I have planned for it)
4. teal velvet pants (officially reversed)
5. polka dot tights (I planned to reverse them, but I found an enormous run in them at the end of the day. It was a good run, tights. Pun intended.) 
6. khaki pants (officially returned)
7. brown boots (officially reversed)
8. black wedge booties (officially reversed)
9. red heels
10. tri-color wedges (officially reversed)
11. aztec scarf 
12. teal necklace
13. striped dress (officially reversed)
14. tan dress (officially rejected)
15. navy dress (probationally reversed)
16. polka dot shirt (officially reversed)
17. polka dot cardi 
18. polka dot blouse (officially reversed
19. printed blazer (on probation, might be leaving the closet, LEAVING the closet)
20. chambray (officially reversed)
21. paisley blouse (officially rejected)
22. gray shirt (officially rejected)  
23. paisley blouse 2 (officially reversed)
24. emerald sleeveless sweater (too cold for it just yet)
25. navy sweater (officially reversed)
26. blush sweater with silver polka dots 
27. silver sweater (officially rejected)
28. black sweater 
29. white lace sweater (officially reversed)
30. orange sweater (officially reversed)
31. long-sleeve purple shirt (next week)
32. gray skinnies (these have REALLY been reversed)
33. light khakis 
34. gold blazer (officially reversed)


  1. It's cute! I don't think the scarf and skirt need to be super exactly matchy-matchy, this totally works. And the brown tights were definitely the key to winterizing it. Now I think you could probably wear this outfit all year (plus or minus the skirt). Love your new words, they totally work!

  2. I like that outfit a lot! I think a white shirt and brown scarf would've been too "easy"; I like the coraly, orangey scarf better. I LOVE ignoranus. I will have to add that to my vocabulary! I also definitely suffer from pineptitude, unfortunately.

  3. Love the skirt! I found your blog from Danielle over at Goodwillista and I'm loving the reverse 30x30, I'm thinking I might have to start my own reverse 30x30 challenge! :)

  4. I love the words! People are so clever!

  5. I love the skirt and how you styled it for winter

  6. That skirt is so cute! It's a great winter look.
    Thanks for linking up for Look What I Got! Hope to see you back tomorrow!
    Penniless Socialite

  7. HAHAHA IGNORANUS! I'm writing this in bed while Kevin is trying to sleep and I'm literally shaking the bed trying not to explosively laugh at some of the things on this list. [I also died at "willy nilly." I can't help but giggle every time I hear "willy."]

    As for your outfit, wearing brown tights was so perfect. I usually really have a hard time with brown tights (why???), but they look great with your skirt (PS. That skirt is phenomenal and I want you to wear it all the time). I also love the addition of the jean jacket!


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