04 March 2013

Early Green

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Happy first Monday in March, ladies. Here's some recent randomness rolling around in my head - 

We got a treadmill the other day and spent part of Saturday putting it together. So Sunday was Day 1 of my new No Excuses exercise routine. I am going to help to "pay off" the cost of the treadmill with calories burned! [Update: I ran today too! Yippee!]

It's been a few weeks, but I still feel like I'm >this< close to getting a cold and have been relentless in my Vitamin C consumption. Ack, will this slightly stuff nose and occasional throat tickle every run its course, or am I going to have to relent and just "let" myself get sick?

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When did reality TV take over the History and Discovery channels? With shows like Pawn Stars and Gold Rush, I kind of regret making fun of the days of the more "special" Modern Marvels episodes - like "Leather," "Shovels," "Fire."

Cracker Barrel dumplings. That's all.

Recently I've started thinking about learning how to knit. Both my grandmother and mom used to knit, though my mom hadn't done it since I was little. Do any of you ladies knit? Can you recommend ways I should look into starting to learn?

This probably means that I live in a box, but I recently found the blog A Beautiful Mess. Wow those two sisters make me feel like a lazy uncreative loser! Ah to be in the business of Crafty.

What random in your head recently?

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Top: ON lightweight patterned (sim, sim, sim)
Sweater: J.Crew factory v-neck (sim, sim)
Jeans: J.Crew destroyed vintage matchstick (worn here - sim, sim, deal)
Earrings: Amrita Singh (worn here - sim, sim, sim, pricey)
Bracelets: YuniKelley via Etsy (sim, pricey) & Asos (sim, sim)
Ring: c/o JewelMint (sim, sim, pricey)
Bag: Coach legacy penny (worn here - sim, studded, woven)
Shoes: Jessica Simpson jaide (worn here - same colorblock, sim, sim)

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80 comments:

  1. This outfit would be perfect for St. Patty's day! We're wearing similar outfits today with our gingham shirts and crossbody bags, haha! My husband watches Gold Rush and I can't stand that show...there's always some problem with the equipment and they find barely any gold.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  2. Uh, hello there perfect March outfit! Now I want to get a St. Patrick's Day outfit ready! Green looks so gorgeous on you, it's totally your color. I watch Pawn Stars, not as much as I used to but I still will turn it on. I don't know why, maybe to watch Chumlee be an idiot?

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    1. I'm sure those Pawn Star guys have the most popular pawn shop in the US!

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  3. Hiii! I love the jeans - They're pefect! And the green is really pretty on you.

    The Fashionable ESQ
    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

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  4. I read in Zest magazine yesterday that knitting is meant to be very good for stressed people as it uses both sides of the brain, something to do with coordination and using both hands at the same time. I'm not stressed and cannot knit but I'd love to be able to do something creative like that!

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  5. You look darling. Those jeans are perfect, love how you classed them up with the shoes and bag.

    I can't knit but I can crochet--I'm not sure if that means knitting is more complicated/harder, or if it's just because my grandmother taught me to crochet when I was small.

    I've had the muck for over a week now. I hope you don't get it. Mine feels like it will never go away.

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  6. Love the shoes. So unexpected with the green.

    My Mom knits but I don't. She loves it and I sometimes get some nice scarves : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  7. What a great St. Patrick's day outfit!
    I think it's great you got a treadmill and you should definitely learn to knit. It's so relaxing.

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  8. Love this green pairing Lisa! They match so perfectly, and I'm a total sucker for being matchy-matchy :P Hahaha I totally agree with you, whenever I'm visiting a crafty blog I always end up feeling so lazy. I need to step up by game! haha

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    1. Between craft blogs and Pinterest, I feel like such a lazy bum! ;o)

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  9. Whoa! Lisa, I love those shoes! I love the heel height and the back part isn't leopard. You paired them up nicely with the entire outfit.

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    1. I've got another pair of leopard pumps but the hair is starting to rub off on the back part of the shoe - not cool!

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  10. The earrings are fabulous. They really brighten up your face.

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  11. What a pretty green on you! I know how to knit, but it takes me forever to get anything done, so I usually give up. Way to go on getting a treadmill, we've been talking about doing the same. It. Is. Time.
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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    1. I remember my mom used to knit these little yarn circles, I guess with the intent of joining them together into something larger, but she usually gave up! Maybe that's why I never learned from her! ;o)

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  12. You look great in green - so ready for St Pattys! I used to knit when I was a kid and have no idea what 10 year old knitted. I recently pick it back up again and had to relearn. I used youtube to learn - it's amazing the things you find. I made a couple of scarves as gifts and still knitting a cable scarf for myself that's been a 1+ year project. Can't wait to hear how you like it.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  13. Lisa, I love this outfit on you! Green is definitely your color. Looks awesome with your boyfriend jeans and leopard heels. I love Coach crossbody bags too. Congrats on your new treadmill! Exercise is now just a step away. HaHaHa I hope you don't get sick. The only thing I know how to do is cross stitch. So no help there. Have a great week.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Yeah, right now I can just about sew on a button and that's it.

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  14. Hey, you found a green gingham shirt after all, nice one! This looks so great on you! :) You should totally learn how to knit, it's really fun - why don't you ask your mother to teach you?

    My most random thoughts these days is where can I get rubber alien toys? We need them as props for a play I'm in. So far, we've got 1960's and '70's LP's, a reproduction Chicago Cubs baseball hat, an American football and some toy astronauts that one of the other actors is painting to make them look more like Major Matt Masons. But the aliens elude us!!

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    1. Don't ask me why, but I know Amazon carries space alien rubber duckies! ;o)

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  15. Oh I hope you feel better soon! I love the double green today. By the way, yes I did get a new camera and a new lens for it. I've really enjoyed it, but I am still learning how to use it properly. Thanks for noticing!

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  16. Love those leopard heels paired with the green! And I'm so jealous that you have your own treadmill ... I would love to have my own in the house to make working out easier :)

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    1. I held off long enough and finally just figured it was the only way I would consistently work out!

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  17. I hope you feel better soon -- and you make pattern mixing look sssso simple :)

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  18. hah i'm wearing green today too - maybe we are on a similar color wave brain thought?
    hmm..need to start thinking about what to bring to europe in less than 2 weeks...that means flying home by myself and i'm scared..i wonder if i will finally hear good news this week..and i want sushi.

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  19. hope you will feel better soon! I know some people are against this but I have a theory that if you're not feeling 100%, run on a treadmill and sweat yourself out, will feel better afterwards.

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    1. I have to admit, running in the mornings has definitely improved my day for the day!

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  20. love green & leopard together

    www.not-going-out-like-that.com

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  21. Love the green - and your random thoughts! :)

    xo
    See Mo Go.

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  22. I love those shoes! The detail on the back is perfect :) And never too early to wear green in March ;)

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  23. congrats on running!! i can't decide if it would be worth it to get my own treadmill. i get little pieces of equipment like the power wheel for abs and hamstrings, and the kettlebell for just about everything. i think i just like to get/ try new things too much

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    1. I also got an ab lounger a few years back - that got relegated to storage because it was really comfy to just sit in and do absolutely zero ab work!

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  24. Your layers of green are so so pretty, and I love the touch of leopard!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  25. good luck with the treadmill!!
    everyone around me is sick and i've been trying to fight it with all of my strength! but i know it'll be soon when it catches up to me! =)
    oh and btw, i'm such a sucker for reality tv! they're my favorite kind of shows to watch now! xoxo

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    1. Bravo is def one of my go-to channels. However, my mind seems to think that it is just not quite right for the History Channel to have reality TV shows - I mean, I guess pawn shop people look at old stuff and that's historical, right ... Obviously I'm in the minority because I think the ratings for those shows are doing all right!

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  26. I absolutely adore this outfit!!! I watched THe Bible on the History channel last night. It was pretty good. My kids love all those crazy reality shows like Pickers and Duck Dynasty!

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    1. We watched a bit of that last night too - oh we're totally into "Duck Dynasty" here, those guys are a hoot!

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  27. the random in my head today was "i want chocolate cake". LOL

    you look wonderful! love the green.

    xox P

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    1. Ooh, you made me think "Coca Cola cake." Nom.

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  28. I love your sweater paired with the gingham top!

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  29. I am beginning to believe that this look is made for you! You look perfect!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI!
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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  30. Love all the green! And I've always loved that color paired with leopard! And I've been wanting to take up knitting too! It seems like a useful talent!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  31. You are off to a great start with the exercise! We bought a stationary bike a while back and so far it's been mostly used as a clothes hanger. ;)
    The green looks great with the leopard shoes.
    And I know what you mean about fending off an illness for weeks - woke up today with an irritated throat and have been drinking tea all day to (hopefully) clear things up. :)

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    1. I got a cheap elliptical machine a few years ago and it became a lovely jacket hangar.

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  32. I hate that feeling. Its like no matter how much you fight it, eventually the cold will win.

    Love the double green. (only a few weeks early, no?)

    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. I'm wearing all my green now, because I'm totally one of those people who doesn't do the green thing on March 17!

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  33. I'm not a doctor, but let yourself get sick. Last year (spring semester) I told my body it wasn't allowed to get sick (it's so hard to bounce back after missing a few days of graduate courses). My body obeyed, but get this: I turned in my final paper of the semester and then a few days later, I discovered that I had a staph infection. It's still not clear how I got it, but my doctor said it's entirely possible that I forced my immune system to behave and then it finally just collapsed. I would take the few days of a fever compared to all I had to go through last spring (doctor visits, i&d's, allergic reaction, etc.). The mind is a powerful thing, but the body fights back. Wish I had a treadmill!

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    1. Oh no, you poor thing! Maybe I should go to the doc ...

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  34. heh...I am totally afraid to wear green in March now- everyone is so super sensitive to St. Patrick's day and always notices! In exchange, I wore a ton of greens through February...

    Knitting is cool- it's nice to see how you can go from totally awkward to getting the hang of something relatively quickly. Though I decided to get back into knitting around Christmas and I've been working on a disastrously ambitious project ever since! Keep it simple and rewarding! :)

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    1. I'm totally not one to wear green on St. Patrick's either - though someone just try to pinch me!

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  35. Beautiful shirt and sweater! Looks like spring :)

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  36. I love your leopard shoes and your bag is so pretty!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechicblog.com

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  37. I highly recommend learning to knit. Even when I'm not spending a lot of time knitting, I found the knowledge I gained makes me really appreciate a well-made knit (and to distinguish between quality of knits).

    I learned from Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'N Bitch (http://www.amazon.com/Stitch-N-Bitch-Knitters-Handbook/dp/0761128182). Although some of the patterns are dated, the diagrams and explanations are really great when you're starting out. It's also useful to go to a local yarn store-- usually they have classes as well as open knitting times where a bunch of knitters get together to chat and help each other. Let us know what you end up doing!

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    1. Thanks for the info, Rachel - I'll def look that up!

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  38. I love the green on green of your outfit and the bracelets! :)

    fauxionista.com

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  39. What a great DIY blog :) Thanks for sharing!

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  40. Love the outfit and the bag! Lately I've been thinking of doing nail arts again like I used to a couple of years ago. Oh and take vitamins, it would be helpful but I guess getting sick won't be a big deal too, you can stay at home and eat lots of good stuff while you rest :)

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    1. My idea of nail art is painting my nails one color and keeping it on the nails! ;o)

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  41. Love the green in your outfit! And great jeans!

    FashionEdible Blog

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  42. Oh, I love A Beautiful Mess and I wish I had their mad crafty skills! Your pretty green look is making me wish for spring...I'd like to see some green instead of all the snow and muck of winter!

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    1. Green and sun would be nice. I am borderline too pale to show my legs - it's OK for here, but when I went down to southern FL a few weeks back, my paleness was almost embarassing amongst all those tan, flip flopped people!

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  43. I'm on a hardcore Vitamin C regimen right now too! It's the worst to kinda feel something comin on right before spring break!

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  44. love your heels and jeans! you look stunning! xx

    Letters To Juliet

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  45. I love this kelly green color - soooo pretty! And those heels are just beautiful! Have you tried Emergen-C???? I swear by that stuff when I feel a cold coming on!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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    1. I've been loading up on the Vitamin Cs - actually I've been C loading for a few weeks now, maybe that's what's keeping me from falling over the edge into full-on cold-dom!

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  46. love the green-on-green. thanks for giving me an idea of how to wear my identical old navy gingham shirt!

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  47. Green & leopard is one of my faves...such a cute look! Hope you fight the cold/sniffles :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  48. oh no! work out even more to boost up your immune system so that you don't get sick! trust me, it works ;)

    And I knit and crochet (my momma taught me both). Personally, I like crocheting more cuz you can make those cute little yarn figures.

    Maggie
    lovestylehappiness.blogspot.com

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  49. I'm obsessed with leopard and green - you look fabulous! Love your bracelets too!

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  50. So pretty! We are lovinggggg the pop of color!

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

    LPFashionPhilosophy

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  51. I hope you stay healthy Lisa! I've always wanted a treadmill but I have no room in my apartment. I feel like I would be more motivated to work out but in actuality it probably wouldn't matter! Those leopard heels get me every time... I love them!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  52. Of course I LOVE this look! The green is amazing and I absolutely love the jeans and the shoes! I love everything! You look great!!!

    xo, Kenya

    www.kenyaldesigns.com

    Kenya L Fashion Blog

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  53. You will not get sick! Don't cave in:)! Just keep loading up on those vitamins! Gorgeous outfit! Love the greens! Perfect for March! It pairs so naturally with the browns and leopard! Love it Lisa!

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  54. Don't get sick! Stay healthy!

    Also, I like the green on green going on here.

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  55. Such a cute and seemingly easy look! Love the green hue and pattern mixing. But not everyone- like myself- can pull off this look. It makes me look choppy! -Jessica L

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  56. Beautiful Mess is one of my favorite blogs, and I know exactly how you feel :)
    I learned to knit from a few little youtube videos.

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