Tuesday, February 1

THE PECAN TANGO

I feel a sore throat coming on, guys, which is never a good sign. Usually when this symptom rears its ugly head, it means that The Sick is a-coming and there is nothing I can do about. No amount of vitamin C supplements, hours of sleep, or cans of sacrificial Dr. Pepper poured onto the ground can convince The Sickness gods to not wage war against my body. It is done. The white flag is up and now I just feverishly (sometimes quite literally) await the inevitable.

(I can be kind of dramatic at times. You should've seen me when I got food poisoning a few years ago -- I'm pretty sure a member of the Academy came to my house and tried to give me an Oscar.)

I didn't wear anything particularly thrilling, so here is an outfit from last weekend instead:

ruffle cami, j.crew
jenna's cardigan, j.crew
a separate space skirt, anthropologie
berry bush tights, anthropologie
kinnetic flats, steve madden
leatherette belt, f21
ring, f21
gold bangle, kate spade




Yeah, my nail polish was really chipped in these photos. I can never find any incentive to maintain them after I initially paint them. Laziness.

35 comments:

  1. I love love love your outfit, esp. the skirt. Get well soon OK? When I feel a sick coming on, I ususally take Cold FX, which is a combo of ginseng, echinacea and other herbs. Take a day off and just stay in bed, you'll get better quicker. :)

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  2. Ack. Take some medication, a day off, and a lot of rest. Nothing is worse than
    knowing sickness is coming on. Take care if yourself.

    That skirt is just too fun. The length looks great on you. Now, go flounce the skirt, lay on a fainting couch, and in your most dramatic way, call for BF to tend to your ailing self ;-)

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  3. Cute outfit. Feel better soon!!!

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  4. That skirt is so cute, love it!
    I hope you get better real soon.

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  5. I. LuvE. ThIs!!!! smile
    The skirt is so pretty luve the effect of the second pic.--you are such a cutie girl!

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  6. At least you DO paint your nails. I'm too lazy to even do that.

    I adore this outfit! I love that skirt, it's so twirly and the pop of color in your top is fantastic!

    I'm sorry you're getting the ICK. I'm finally over mine (except for still being a little snotty) and I have to say, the SuperC powders in my waters helped a LOT. I know you said they won't help you but they certainly can't hurt! :)

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  7. You can "feel" a sore throat "coming on"?? My hubbenator swears up and down he can "feel" illnesses "coming on" too, I always thought he was just making stuff up to get out of helping me paint my nails >.<
    I hope the sickies stay away, and you feel 100% soon :)
    You look adorable, and surprisingly, that skirt's a fantastic length on you. I'm always afraid of below-the-knee hemlines, but after seeing this outfit, I think I'm going to pull the trigger on a skirt I've been eying for a while.

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  8. I'm sorry you're feeling sick! It's going around! I hope your just getting a little cold that will go away quickly.
    ♥ Noelle

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  9. Beautiful! I hope you start feeling better! I am getting over a horrible bug right now!! Don't ever waste Dr Pepper;) I love that stuff!

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  10. Hope you feel better soon! I'm going to copy your technique for taking a picture of your tights... I tried today and every angle I tried made my legs look like sausages!

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  11. Just think of how no one but you could pull off such a great outfit.
    Now that should make you feel better! ;)

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  12. I love the motion in these pictures! I echo everyone's "get well soon" wishes...either that or you can stay in sweatpants for a while and just photoshop together some outfts. We'll all ooooh and aaaaah anyway. :-)

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  13. Oh no, sorry to hear that you're that sick Amy!! Sending you a big old virtual hug and I hope you feel better soon!
    Also, I pretty much heart this outfit. Yellow and black and white is a perfect color combo!

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  14. I adore this skirt on you. I love that you paired it unexpectedly with blue polka dot tights.

    I'm sure this crazy weather we're having is not helping your health. Hope you can fight it and not get too sick!

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  15. I hope the sore throat isn't too bad :) On another note, I love that skirt!

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  16. Anything with grey tones and yellow makes me so happy. Love love love the skirt. I hope you feel better---I am the same way...sore throat hits and I get that ominous feeling that sickness doth approacheth. ;)

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  17. Keeping pictures in a "blog vault" is a wonderful idea for days just like the one you're having. I hope you'll be back in full swing soon. In the meantime, thanks for the eye candy. I must say that this have to be my all time favorite outfit. From top to bottom, i love everything.....the skirt is just beautiful and so are you.

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  18. Of all the types of sick I hate being, sore throat is definitely the worst....hope you're feeling better soon! Your outfit is so cute! I love how ruffly and floaty everything looks.

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  19. Sorry u feel sick! Want me to mail you a Green Smoothie??. I love your skirt. I never did find the awesome gray pleated skirt you featured, and now I can't buy it until March due to my 30 for 30 pledge!

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  20. Cute outfit. I especially like the "skirt in motion" photo! I'm also really lazy about maintaining my nail polish. Hope you feel better soon!

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  21. So you're all sorts of cute today, sore throat or not. I'm excited that you got the skirt after all, I remember how much you liked it. I hope you feel better and even though you can't stay in due to the snow (don't think it's snowing in Texas, but what do I know), maybe you can just take a sick day and rock it out in your pjs!!

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  22. ahhh!!! that skirt is gorgeous!

    norma
    norma-inthisworld.blogspot.com

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  23. so good! this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the soft frilly blouse with the sober-er skirt. and of course the sparkly shoes...!

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  24. Oh no, i hate getting sore throats for that same reason too! My advice is drink loads of water, take vit c tablets, and get some rest.
    You still look so adorable and amazingly chic! That skirt is fantastic. And you know, I didn't even notice your chipped nail polish until you mentioned it!

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  25. Hi Tien, Sorry your not feeling well, But you look really pretty. The skirt looks great. Hope you feel better so we can see more of your adorable clothing...But Get better soon <3

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  26. OMG, you look so cute in this skirt! The whole outfot is perfectly put together...those shoes are BEYOND! Love them! Hope you feel better soon!

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  27. I know everyone has their cold remedies, but I swear by oil of oregano. I usually take it when I feel a sickness "coming on" and somehow it pre-empts it. Anyway, I hope you feel better soon, take lots of sick days, and rest up!

    I love the second last photo of your skirt, tights, and shoes. It's really cute, and a great way to showcase the skirt :)

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  28. I adore that skirt! It looks terrific on you too!

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  29. love love this outfit your skirt is so pretty on you! i hope you feel better soon!

    i just wanted to let you know i'm hosting a birdcage bangle giveaway please stop by and check it out :)!

    www.lisalovescoco.blogspot.com

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  30. You always look so cute and happy even when you're under the weather. hope you're feeling better. i enjoyed the pecan tango. my kids can't wait to see the movie Rango. And he says Tango with the Rango! (and Johnny Depp plays the voice of Rango) whaaaaa? why am i rambling about kid movies???? it's gettin late and my mind is a lil fuzzy.

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  31. Hey, it's the row of Lisas commenting, haha!

    I hope you're not sick, girl - and if you are, your man better be taking darn good care of you!

    Happy Chinese New Year - not sure if you celebrate, but much love and luck in the coming year regardless!

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  32. I just saw that you won Lisa's giveaway. WOOT! WOOT! Just wanted to say CONGRATS girrrrrrl!!!!

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  33. Oh there's all sorts of things like boiling onions and drinking the water. Neosporin in the nose to shorten the cold (zinc). I haven't tried the onions, but have tried many other remedies. And that apple cider vinegar works wonders. If you couldn't talk this day, your skirt was doing all of the beautiful words for you. Me likey!

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  34. I love this skirt and the pop of gold from your tank...darling :)
    I'm going to get my nails done tonight...so excited because I've hardly taken care of my hands this winter. Staying cute (when all you want is to be warm) takes a lot of effort :) hahahahaha

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  35. Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa (http://ninjiom-hk.cwahi.net/) may be another choice. i know alot of people use it, its also non alcoholic, though it's effectiveness is not as good as alcohol based cough medicine, but it's still good to use on not so serious sore throat.

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