18 November 2013

Unproductive Plaid

ruffle plaid  ruffle plaid

Honestly the last thing I want to do right now is think about the holidays because I've done all of nothing for Christmas yet and retailers just have a way of making you feel like you're late already. Mainly because I have to figure out how to acquire a PlayStation 4 which is about zero percent possibility right now. So instead of doing anything actually productive over the weekend, I instead did these things -

Watched Pacific Rim over the weekend and temporarily satiated my inner robot-loving fan girl (I was a huge Voltron fan when I was itty bitty). Now I also have official crushes on Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba and Striker Eureka.

Murdered some mollusks when I made mussels in white wine. It was my first time cooking shellfish so I was a bit nervous. Those suckers were alive! I kept apologizing to them when I was dumping them into the hot broth - I don't think I'm woman enough to try cooking my own lobsters.

ruffle plaid  ruffle plaid

Tried repeatedly to master the outfit selfie with my camera phone. Still Fail.

Realized I cannot get out of Target without spending at least $100 (granted the one I go to sells groceries, so that's my excuse). Where else can I grab apples, bread, toilet cleaner and seriously contemplate buying a giant ceramic stag head?

Took afternoon naps on the couch because for some reason doing nothing over the weekend necessitates two days of going to sleep at two a.m. and getting up at eight a.m. Now that may be more than enough sleep for some of you ladies, but I need my zzzzs. I am totally one of those people who would rather sleep than party - now someone please go get my walker, because I'm apparently late to bingo at the seniors center.

Wonder if I'm the only person alive that hasn't purchased that striped Starbucks mug yet.

So, did you ladies manage to do anything unproductive this weekend?

ruffle plaid

ruffle plaid

Blazer: Zara checked (worn here - sim, deal)
Shirt: J.Crew (sim in ivory, in blue, plain collar)
Jeans: Banana Republic Factory (worn here - sim, deal)
Belt: J.Crew
Necklace: Ann Taylor pearl & pave cluster (worn here - sim, sim, steal)
Bracelet: Ann Taylor pearl & pave cluster (worn here - sim, sim, steal)
Shoes: Frye jane (worn here - sim, steal)
Bag: Fossil austin (worn here - same colorblock or wallet, sim, steal)

73 comments:

  1. Yeah...I went to target twice this weekend and realized it was also impossible to get out of there under $100. Everything just sucks me in! Plus I get throw in some groceries so I guess I am making SOME progress.

    I love the plaid on you Lisa. It's gorgeous and reminds me of the perfect top to wear for the holidays. But I'm not quite in the holiday spirit so I am happy you wore it with boots and a blazer.

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    1. I love red plaid and you're right, there's something very "holiday" about it.

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  2. The more I stalk - er, READ! - your blog, the more I realize we are the same person. Everything you mentioned above is me, right down to Voltron. Which did you prefer - the lions or the planes version?

    Anyhoo, I too am behind with Christmas. I'm usually done by now but I can't seem to rustle up enough energy to do any more than think about shopping. If you can stand violence, try Sons of Anarchy for your Charlie Hunnam fix. Where does one find live mussels? A selfie with the phone is so much easier with a clicker (I'm gonna do an HGB on mine so stay tuned). Went to Target to return some leggings but came out with a sweater the exact same price as my return. Gah! I was gonna nap, I was that tired, but I did my photos for the week instead, killing my brand new Urban Decay lipstick in my haste to finish all five outfits. Double gah! And no, I've not even heard of that mug until you mentioned it.

    Happy Monday! ;p

    M @ http://www.myclosetcatalogue.com

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    1. My older cousin was a big Voltron fan and he even had the toy that really assembled into the robot, so I became obsessed with it after he did. I am a fan of the lions - didn't realize they had a car version?
      I personally prefer clean cut Charlie Hunnam with his "good" Pacific Rim hair vs his biker stylings, but that's the show that made him big!

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    2. BTW, I saw mussels at my local Asian mart (I like H-Mart, I think they are a growing Korean chain) - the fish and meats sections at those places are usually super-fresh and vast!

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  3. I can relate to your feelings about Target. Between groceries, clothes, and home goods, it's a miracle I don't drop my whole paycheck there! Loving this plaid blazer and the ruffles on your top!

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  4. The plaid shirt is adorable, especially the frill details!! My husband and I watched Thor 2 over the weekend, did a little bit of painting for our nursery (I only helped with the frogtaping part), and ran some small errands. Also did nothing for Christmas. It's too early!!!

    Choo Choo
    http://choochooli.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooh, I want to see Thor 2 - we recently rewatched the first one on Netflix. Darn you Netflix (i.e., time suck).

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  5. Great casual chic!! Love the plaids with that necklace. HA HA I'm the same way at Target. Easy $100, but I get groceries also.
    xo, Lee

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  6. The plaid on plaid is so festive for the holiday season! I was at Target too this weekend and managed only to spend 6 bucks (thank you, gift card!).

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  7. I love this blazer from zara and the red plaid shirt too! :)

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  8. PS: Thanks for your sweet thoughts on my last post. I deeply appreciate it. :)

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  9. Such a great outfit! I'm horrible at outfit selfies too

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    1. Can someone please do a camera phone outfit selfie tutorial? ;o) Though I bet there is already one on YouTube ...

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  10. I love the blazer. Great colors in the plaid! I always have unproductive weekends, even when I try not too... I watched 3 completely football games yesterday...so obviously, I did not get much done! How did you mussels turn out? I have only made them once and I failed. I followed just a verbal recipe from my friend and poured the entire bottle of wine in the pot, instead of just 1/4 of it. Oops. They were pretty much like drunk mussels, eat two or three of them and you were buzzed. Target is a black hole where all my money is sucked...every.single.time.

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    1. I used Ina Gartner's recipe which only used one glass of wine - the mussels turned out pretty well, though two pounds of mussels is way to much for two people!

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  11. Pacific Rim was a great movie! And once you figure out the key to a good outfit selfie, please share your tips. I've given up. I love your outfit today. You look very preppy chic!

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    1. What is supposed to be a quick click usually ends up being minutes of awkwardness out in public for me. I've pretty much given up too!

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  12. Great double checkered look. I am so not ready for the holidays and we went to visit Santa this weekend which in our family really kicks off the season. As for naps, I am a big fan of them and make sure I get one in on the weekends. And I don't have the Starbucks mug yet since I don't drink coffee. Though it would be a cute mug for my morning tea.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Maybe it's because I joined IG recently but that darn mug is everywhere on there!

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  13. You look so lovely!! Boots are adorable :)

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  14. Oh Target...we went this weekend to look at the crib we're getting & had nothing on a list to buy. $125 later we walked out....(And we didn't even buy the crib or anything else baby-related). WHYYY?!!!

    Absolutely love the subtle pattern on your blazer. And there's a fancy collar/cuffs again! :-)

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  15. Well my son's birthday was Saturday, but on Sunday, we had a movie day. I took two naps. TWO. And we watched about four movies. I don't know why I always feel guilty about that, but we still had fun! I love your plaid Lisa!

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  16. This outfit belongs in a Ralph Lauren campaign! So put together and classic.
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  17. Idris Elba is so damn cool. Don't blame your crush. :) Weekends are meant for unproductivity! I need one weekend to just lie in bed, and then one to get my stuff done.

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    1. Me too! I feel strangely guilty about sleeping in on weekends, like my brain keeps telling myself that I have time off, I gotta go enjoy myself!

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  18. WOW i really love that pattern mix you have going on with the blazer and shirt - really, REALLY cool.
    I was unproductive too. Got called to be an extra for a movie they're filming and got there, got my 70's polyester outfit, hair and make up done only to sit for hours... waiting to be called into the scene and it never happened :(

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    1. Ooh, that sounds like it was a fun experience, too bad the scene didn't happen, but you got to do something most of us never will!

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  19. I can't handle thinking about the holidays coming up either. It doesn't feel like it is almost Thanksgiving! I love that plaid shirt, and it looks so great with the blazer!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. People are already going to Christmas parties! It's like Christmas is on fast-forward this year or something.

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  20. I like those boots! They come to a good spot on you.
    -Ash
    www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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  21. Ugh you and me both at target. And their clothes are just too cute.
    I threw my sister her bridal shower. So today, I am tired. And there's so much going on this week at work.. oi.

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  22. Lisa, it sounds like a great weekend to me doll. I went to target myself. Love that place. Great outfit! It's timeless.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  23. Wow, am I the only one who was at first creeped out by the Starbucks mug? Whoever would come up with the idea of putting a black tutu on a mug? I am sorry but I can't imagine holding and drinking out of such a mug in my office. Imagine the reaction of my coworkers give me the giggles. And I am not a giggle-kind of person.

    And we should all be so lucky to have a weekend such as yours. Staying up til 2 am is my kind of weekend.

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    1. I'm on the fence about that mug (stripes cute, tutu borderline weird) but between a few friends who have it and seeing it all over IG, I feel like the last person left without it!

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  24. I love that blazer!

    And Idris Elba is stoopid good looking. I still need to watch Pacific Rim, but if it has Elba, Hunnam *and* giant robots in it, my head may just explode with joy.

    I started a Christmas list so I know what I'm getting some people but I definitely haven't bought anything yet!

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    1. Pacific Rim is no Oscar winner, but it is a fun movie with some nice eye candy and plenty of big ole robots. Fantasy Lisa wants to be a Jaeger pilot. I could do without giant monsters destroying cities though.

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  25. I saw the Starbucks striped mug yesterday and I didn't get it :) Voltron is really cool! I haven't watched Pacific rim tho. I love your outfit! The boots are awesome. I hope I find a reason to wear mine. I'm living on a tropical country by the way, lol.

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    1. Which means you're warm right now, while I'm having to layer it on to stay warm!

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  26. Lisa, I love how you style your blazers. Really, you are a pro at it. So inspiring! I too had an unproductive weekend and it was awesome. Dust accumulating? I just stared at it. Laundry piling up and up and up? I just watched it grow. Dinner not prepared? Whatever, we just ordered a pizza.
    xo,cynthia

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    1. Girl, you should see the way dirty dishes pile up in the sink at my house when the dishwasher needs to be unloaded.

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  27. HA. I saw that starbucks mug this weekend and though "there is a tutu on a mug? who the heck would buy this?"

    I don't really start christmas until after thanksgiving. got to get through one holiday before I can start thinking about the next.

    Love your double plaid. so fun!

    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. I'm all for the stripes on the mug, I think they're cute. The tutu part is "too cute." But I'm seeing that mug all over the darn place!

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  28. Target is definitely my weakness. I do a lot of my grocery shopping there, and I always end up in the clothing section every time I go. And houswares. And cosmetics. I have a problem.
    Anyway, I LOVE the double plaid and pearls!

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    1. Food shopping at Target becomes an hour-long affair because I gotta stroll through the clothes, jewelry, housewares ...

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  29. I love the layered plaids. That blazer is amazing. You look awesome and the pearls are the icing.

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  30. Such gorgeous pattern-mixing, I did a happy sigh when looking at these pics. That blazer! That preppy plaid shirt! Those cognac boots! LOVE. :D

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  31. I love this Christmassy non-Christmas outfit! I know what you mean about retailers making you feel like you need to start buying presents NOW - I still say it's way too early. (And btw, the husband informs me that he's read that the first PS4's have got some kind of bug - so maybe it's just as well you can't get one yet?)

    Um, and my weekend was actually very productive in a way because we went to Paris with a friend! But we did sleep in and I did spend the whole Eurostar ride back to London reading American Glamour magazine and drinking wine, that's a little bit unproductive, right? ;)

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    1. Ooh, thanks for the tip on the PS4. I'm definitely not paying above retail for that thing so I guess I'll wait for the next (hopefully bug-free) shipment to roll in.

      One lucky thing about living in Europe - everything's close enough you guys can just visit different countries over the weekend!

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    2. Exactly! That's one good thing about London too, it's the ultimate travel hub.
      Victor is keeping an eagle eye on all the PS4 developments, for all that he claims he "doesn't want to get one... yet", so I will let you know if he finds out something else new. I hope they will bring out a bug free version in time for his birthday in late December - shhh! ;)

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  32. Sounds like a rather productive weekend to me! You definitely made time to relax, and that's what weekends are for! :)
    Although I am stressing a little about not having Christmas presents all sorted yet - the stores here get busy from now until Christmas so I was hoping to have all the shopping finished by December, but still have no idea what to get some people :(

    Away From The Blue

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    1. Trying to pick presents is one of the best/worst parts about the holidays.

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  33. I saw Pacific Rim this past summer. My daughter (15 years) LOVES the movie! She loves, loves , loves strong female main characters. Rather hard to come by. Our week-ends are mostly productive because we have to get the kids up and going with homework and school projects, but if we can couch it out just a bit, we will:)

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    1. I totally dug Mori too. And I kind of wish I had the face structure/was brave enough to get a haircut like hers.

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    2. Ah, yes! My daughter loves the haircut. All summer she talked about how beautiful and strong she was (and how she was just not a love interest, but a real character), and how much she wanted to get her hair cut just like hers.

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  34. I love plaid! This is a great outfit!

    I'm totally unprepared for the holidays, too. I haven't started shopping yet, which is totally unlike me.

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  35. You are so nice wearing plaid pattern blazer and shirt! I also like your necklace.
    I had a quite relaxing weekend ( that was just what I needed ) and had a walk in town Torino). . . nothing really special, but I enjoied it. . .

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  36. I'm totally loving your double plaid!

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  37. cute boots!!! i need a pair of riding boots like that!

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  38. i started christmas shopping already. this is very unbecoming of me but i hate the malls during the holiday season. i love this whole look! xo

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  39. Aagh, Christmas! What about Thanksgiving? And I have a business trip between the two, I'll never be ready.

    That's funny apologizing to the shellfish you're cooking, but I'd be doing that too, I always feel bad when they're live.

    Love this cute and classy look on you!

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  40. Luther! Have you seen Luther? All three series? Idris Elba is astounding in it :)

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  41. I hadn't been around here in a while but as always you knock me out with yet another chic, elegant, utility, equestrian ensemble. Gorgeous Blouse & Blazer. Loving all that Plaid. I am wearing Plaid today and as a matter of fact I would love for you to link up this Outfit or another because I am guest hosting a linky on Nov 21st's post. Please stop by and link up, it will be open for one week.

    And thanks so much for your latest compliment. I do like Cobalt on me. =)

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  42. I absolutely LOVE this outfit! It's one of my favourites to date.

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  43. I LOVE THIS LOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The necklace with plaid!!!!

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  44. Love this combination. Great jacket, great combination. And I am exactly the same in the weekend when I have nothing to do: going to bed too late and waking up too early. Not getting enough sleep and regretting it.
    Greetje

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  45. Oh rats, my comment did not go through. AGAIN....
    I said that I very much like this jacket and this combination. Great outfit.
    And that I am the same at lazy weekends: going to bed too late, waking up too early and regretting not having enough sleep.
    Greetje

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