06 May 2013

Borrowed from the Dad

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My dad's got a lot of great attributes. If he says he will do something, he will do it - he is a man of his word. He is the handiest person I know. If he doesn't already know something, he will learn it. He is fanatical about tennis and plays almost every day. He is a care-taker, well-read, athletic, inquisitive, quiet but always observant, retired and lives in his sweats without a care. But he is also stuffy. And getting stuffier by the year.

And of all the attributes for me to inherit from my dad, I think I am stuffy-getting-stuffier too.

Webster Dictionary's definition number four of the word stuffy is "narrowly inflexible in standards or conduct" and "stiffly conventional."

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I can already see developing in me - If I have things placed "just so" they should be left that way. Rules need to be followed because. Don't mess with my morning routine, it will ruin my day and then I will ruin yours. Once I'm home and have changed into my "comfy clothes," that's it, I am done for the day - unless the house catches fires or we run out of Nillas, I ain't leaving!

And I am afraid the list may continue to grow ...

So as you get older, what's an attribute - good, bad, other - that you're finding out you've inherited from one of your parents?

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Top: LEC gingham poplin (worn here - sim, deal, deal)
Jacket: F21 utility (worn here - sim, sim, lighter)
Jeans: J.Crew vintage destroyed matchstick (worn here - sim, sim, pricey)
Necklace: F21 twisted rhinestone (worn here - sim, sim, black)
Bracelets: Asos, J.Crew, F21 (sim, pricey) & Betsey Johnson watch
Bag: Longchamp (worn here - sim, sim, sim)
Shoes: Zara cap-toe court (worn here - sim, sim, pricey)

39 comments:

  1. I am the same way...after I come home from work I don't want to do anything unless it's Friday. :) I think I've inherited my dad's cheapness which isn't necessarily a bad thing I guess.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  2. I think I inherited my mom's particular-ness. HaHaHa It can be a good or bad thing! I like things just so, but that can't always be. In the past couple of years I've learned to adjust that. Realizing there's just so much in life that you can control and just go with it! LOL Great outfit Lisa! Have a wonderful week.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  3. I can't leave the house without checking everything--straightener, stove, locks, lights, garage door, etc--100 bazillion times. Thanks, Mom.

    Taylor

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    1. I totally make sure the garage door goes all the way down before I am out of sight of it. Can't blame my parents on that one though - I used to have a faulty door sensor and that thing used to go halfway down, think something was in the way, then go up again. So of course I've then totally left my house open all dang day.

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  4. I love the way you styled your boyfriend jeans! Casually put together :)
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  5. My mom is a total spaz when she gets stressed out and I find myself freaking out in incoherent and irrelevant sentence fragments when I get stressed just like she does. Yikes. I love this look on you Lisa! That gingham with the distressed jeans and military vest are a great combo!

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  6. I LOVE this outfit! So cute and I love that vest! Such a great piece.

    I am so type A like my father and the more I am in college the more I am like that! It's good in some aspects for getting things done but overall, it's sometimes a hindrance.

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    1. I know what you mean - it's gotta be done perfectly, and OF COURSE my way is the perfect way, duh! ;o)

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  7. How do you do it? How do you come up with these posts that are both engaging and light-hearted but meaningful and comment-provoking at the same time? I tried for two days and came out sounding all pontificate-y and pedantic. Gods, I hope I don't come across that way with my students!

    Anyhoo, enjoyed my stop here today. I adore you in checks! Oh, and your hair in the fourth pic is super cute with the slight bang drifting onto your face. (Wait, did that sound stalkerish? LOL!)

    www.myclosetcatalogue.com

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    1. I get a "moment" of good day each day - I try to make sure I capture it, because for the rest of the day it is usually day-long "meh." ;o)

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  8. P.S. According to my husband, I'm developing my mom's walk: hands on lower hips and waddling like a duck. But only at home. :D

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  9. Sometimes I realize I'm turning into my mom. :) Inevitable, I guess. Love the shirt with the vest!

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  10. My Mom tells me I'm just like my Dad and my Dad says I'm just like my Mom. No one wants to take the blame I guess! LOL

    I know I can be demanding like my father.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Suzanne you and I must be cut from the same cloth (or same family!) I get this all the time from my parents too

      Ush

      www.indulgingmywanderlust.com

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  11. Wow i feel like i have been described - maybe we're related ?
    Seriously i get pickier by the second, i take less and less bs everyday.
    Sometimes i like to think of it as just raising my standards :)

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    1. I like your attitude, I need to adopt that! ;o)

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  12. This post made me laugh because as soon as I get home I immediately put on my "comfy clothes" and once those suckers are on it's going to take some serious coaxing or a fire to take them off.

    This casual layered look is perfect for spring and fun enough to wear from brunch to weekend errands and out again!

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  13. Hi Lisa! Love your utililty jacket, thanks for the link.

    Great post. In the last few years I've caught myself saying something and immediately thought, oh no, I sound exactly like my mother!! Things that drove me nuts when she said it! :)

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    1. I've noticed that I say "good morning" just like my mom, which for some reason bothers me a bit. Probably because I usually hear her tone of "good morning" when she used to wake me up each morning and of course I was begrudging!

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  14. Haha! I say this all the time that I'm becoming my mom.

    I've noticed that when I'm on the phone with anyone I am silent, listening. I use to get annoyed with my mom and ask why she wasn't talking and she would say I'm listening. I do the same thing now.

    Love your outfit, as always.

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    1. Haha, my dad does that too sometimes, and also in face-to-face conversation. I know now he's just quiet because he's listening and also because he's putting together something thoughtful to say, but I used to feel like I'm just hanging out there, waiting ... waiting.

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  15. Before I started reading the details, I kept looking at your outfit to figure out what was borrowed from you dad :) I am very much like my dad too - very jovial and impulsive. Not sure if these are good or bad traits.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Happy people are ... happy! Nothing wrong with that! ;o)

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  16. And here I thought you had literally borrowed that vest from your dad! ;) I do like it though, it's still a very feminine look - have you ever worn it over a dress? I find myself growing more like my dad too, in terms of getting messier and more eccentric. And I find myself dressing more like my mum did when she was young!

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    1. I'd love the idea of borrowing from my parents, except my dad lives in sweats now that he's retired and my mom is way smaller than me and I can't fit into any of her cool duds from way back when.

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  17. Hmm, sweetie you sound like my husband.. well, I can live with that ;) We all take some trades of our parents, in my case I am too accommodating just like daddy which sometimes not good :) Love the vest and shirt combo :)

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

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  18. How come you look cute wearing that utility jacket, while I looked err, utilitarian? Haha! No I meant, I looked like a masculine girl (or a man with boobs) about to go into the woods and hunt for a deer.

    Never could pull it off.

    Abi
    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com
    twitter and instagram: @BelatedBloomer

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    1. I gotta have a jacket with a waist tie or I too, know too well totally what you mean!

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  19. You nailed it here.....blending that utility jacket with girly stuff like those lovely shoes! You're so lucky to have a Dad like him...stuffy & all!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  20. "Stuffy getting stuffier" - that cracked me up, lol. Love today's mix of utilitarian plus gingham and statement necklace!

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  21. The layering and colors are perfect, everything compliments each other perfectly

    Thanks for sharing that about your dad.

    xx
    5th&6th

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  22. Something I never thought I would get was my mom's micromanaging. UGH. It's awful, and I'm trying to be better about it! :)
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  23. OCD in me for sure! It's getting worse, sadly. But on the other hand, I seem to be getting more and more spontaneous which definitely was NOT the case growing up! Maybe there's hope after all...
    FashionEdible Blog

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  24. totally true on the comfy clothes. i won't leave. not to work out. not for dinner. not even for icecream. nada. i'm getting that way, too. i think its natural. we have a rhythm that works for us and get upset when its messed up. we work hard for that rhythm!! like when somebody randomly decides to use "my" workout machine during "my" workout time. grrrr

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    1. Well, I have to admit I have left the house for dessert before ... nothing like an evening drive to the McDonald's drive-through in jammie pants for a soft serve cone! ;o)

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  26. I wish my dad had something this cute in his closet!
    www.soworkweekchic.blogspot.com

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  27. ya. i'm stuffy with a touch of stuffier too. LOL.

    i think i inherited strict from my dad. :)


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