Posts Tagged ‘clothes’

The Day Latham Wore Something Other Than Sweatpants And Didn’t Cry About It.

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Sweatpants and a t-shirt are all you want to wear

Jeans and a button down you say you can’t bear.

 

So every morning we battle, just you and I

You peel off your pj’s and say it’s sweatpants you spy.

 

You scamper to your dresser and pull out the third drawer

And dig out your sweatpants in the color you adore.

 

The sweatpants are not green, blue, black, brown, or grey

They’re red – match nothing – and you wear them every day.

 

But you dressed yourself yesterday in something surprising

“Mommy, you’ll just love it,” you happily were chiming.

 

I walked in your room expecting the same sweatpants in red

And there you sat in jeans and a polo while giggling on your bed.

 

“The Easter Bunny will say I’m handsome,” you said smiling wide

I agreed, high fived you, and gave you tickle on your side.

 

So we all went to the mall – your dad, brother, you and I

To show the Easter Bunny your outfit and sit on his thigh.

 

But as soon as we got home, you ripped off your clothes

And pulled on your red sweatpants – I guess that’s how it goes.

 

But I bought the Easter picture so I could have evidence of the day

You wore something other than your red sweatpants or your batman pj’s.

 * Latham, my 3 year old on the left, is the little guy who wears nothing but pj’s and sweatpants.

The Best and The Brightest – Yellow

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Yellow.  You think you can’t wear it?  You can.  And the brighter, the better! 

 

 

 

1.  Scarf

2.  Sandals

3.  Shorts

4.  Tennis Shoes

5.  Belt

6.  Trench Coat

7.  Handbag

8.  Dress

9.  Bracelet

10.  Necklace

11.  Earrings

12.  Jeans

13.  Rain Boots

14.  Watch

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Move Over Missoni, Gwen Stefani is Here

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Besides taking frequent naps and playing outside all day, there’s a new reason I want to revert to childhood: Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Mini for Target Line.

I’m obsessed.

The collection pairs bright colors, prints and patterns with cheeky animals and characters, and includes everything from edgy jackets, dresses and onesies to perky headbands, punk-y shoes and backpacks.

The 80 piece collection ranges from $4 to $30, and will be in stores November 13.

Gwen Stefani

The One About Stripes and Bikes

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

I don’t care if I’m the 2,331,723 blog to post photos of Missoni’s new Target collection. Redundancies, whatever: this is stuff I want, need, covet, and cherish.

The collection includes tons of clothes, of course, but the preview snaps also show luggage, plates, pillows, mugs, laptop cases, blankets and even a bicycle all covered in Missoni’s iconic, colorful, zigzag prints. 

But these photos are just the tip of the iceberg, as there are more than 400 pieces to the Missoni for Target line, all priced between $7.99 and $199.99.

Things I need right now:  the cardi, the sweaterdress, and the bike.

The collection hits Target stores September 13. 

I. Can’t. Wait.

30 for 30 Challenge – Day 7

Monday, February 7th, 2011

If you’re only looking for a few pieces this season, definitely consider getting a skinny cargo pant.

Initially, I had mixed feelings about them, probably because of my aversion to traditional cargos.  Those have always been too crunchy and utilitarian for my style.  Plus, the loose silhouette and giant pockets (although convenient) are never, never flattering– especially on people who are short like me.

But the new skinny cargos largely resolve those issues.  The sleeker silhouette makes a huge difference, and the pockets sit flatter to the body, which keeps them from adding extra bulk and width to the legs.  Overall, the effect is very sassy-girl-in-the-city as opposed to just-got-my-first-job-as-a-camp-counselor.

Marshalls jacket, Ann Taylor Loft shirt, Sanctuary pants, JC Penny boots, JC Penney necklace, Target earrings

30 For 30 Remix Challenge

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

I love-a-dub-dub me some style blogs.  Seriously, I’m more addicted to style sites such as this, this, and this one even more than I’m addicted to my daily Route 44 diet vanilla coke from Sonic.  (I know, I know, I told you here that I was giving it up forever, ever, and ever but I just. couldn’t. do. it.)  So when I popped over to Kendi Everyday a few days ago and read all about her 30 for 30 Remix Challenge, I thought ‘I’m in!’  Here’s how it works:

1. Pick 30 items or less from your closet.  Shoes are included, but accessories and jewelry are not.

2. Remix the 30 items into 30 different outfits.

3. And, don’t shop for 30 days.

Interested in joining in? If you don’t have 30 items in your closet, no problem.  The best part of remixing is working with what you’ve got. If you’ve got it, let’s remix it. If you have more than 30 items, pick the items that make sense for this remix.  According to Kendi, this is a challenge to help you learn to shop your closet and to shop smartly.  By being well-versed in what you already have, you will become a better shopper.

You likey?  Click here if you want to join Kendi’s 30 for 30 Remix Challenge and tell her Tasha sent you.  In the meantime, take a look at the 30 items from my closet I’ve selected to mix, mix, and remix during the next 30 days.  Starting February 1st, I’m going to post a picture of all my outfits daily and you all can let me know what you think of them, but do it kindly.  As I tell my two toddlers, use your nice words.

Fear not, along with the pictures of my daily duds, I’ll continue to post all my regular blogs such as David’s husbandisms.  I mean, I know you would be in serious withdrawal without his weekly words of wisdom.