The Sunday before Laundry Day

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may have heard that my husband's been fired as my outfit photographer. He's been super busy with school and comes home late every night...hence, the hallway and night pics. I'm hoping there aren't any hard feelings between us. I think he's already over it. I just bought a remote off ebay and we have a tripod so in theory this should work. But the remote is coming from Hong Kong and our tripod is missing a leg so probably not.
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This skirt used to sit on my hips so I always need a belt to wear it. On Saturday night, I took the waistband in to sit at my waist. I love it. I've been wearing this skirt all week!!
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I'm not gonna lie - I wore my polka-dot top that day because I needed to wear it one more time before throwing it in the laundry bin. I wear all my clothes a few times before washing it. It's bad for your clothes to wash it after every wear...except your jeans. Jeans never get dirty.
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Wearing JCPenney top (free with gift card), bib necklace by Ela (won from Ela's giveaway), skirt from Korea ($10), and Ros Hommerson oxfords ($25).

110 comments :

  1. You look very nice with that skirt! I have a problem with my style pictures too because my photographer (My Hubby) goes out from work very late... so that's why I only take pictures of my outfits on the weekends...

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  2. LOve your look! Taking it in is pure genius! Gives me inspiration for some of my pieces... thanks! Oh, and I HAVE to wash my jeans. They never get dirty ... but they do get so baggy!

    http://tandsdaybook.blogspot.com

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  3. The skirt looks fabulous like this-- great tailoring job! I always end up throwing in a few things to the laundry that could have gone a few more wears, so you are not alone.
    alltumbledown:a modest attempt at style

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  4. I love how the skirt is so full. It's really flattering on you and your tiny waist! I always take my own pictures... maybe I should look into a remote too!

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  5. Ha! I had to laugh. My jeans do get dirty. And baggy, like Sydney said. But I can get 2-3 wears in usually!

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  6. Lol, good to know we have the same philosophy when it comes to jeans. I probably wash them about every ... 2 months or so! I mean, I rotate them!

    Hope you're enjoying living in L.A.!

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  7. i love this entire look..i really need to go shopping!

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  8. Very adorable look. I love the flounciness of the skirt with the ruched sleeves of your top.

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  9. Love your laundry philosophy. I agree completely. I wish I could get the hubs to follow along. He think stuff needs to be washed way more frequently than I do.
    www.noguiltfashion.blogspot.com

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  10. i just read a fascinating article in the wall street journal about a denim connoisseur who only bought very quality denim that he loved and then only washed them every six months to a year in a bathtub with very gentle handsoap. then laid flat to dry. i want to try it out, but i really can't afford "very quality" denim. perhaps it will work with "pretty good denim, but not as expensive as i would like denim, but way more expensive than my husband wants me to spend denim."

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  11. oo lovely, adorably-pretty outfit(I bet hubby approves:)!

    x

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  12. If you guys lived in the deep South of New Orleans the extreme sweat of summer might make you wash your stuff more often. I feel gross sometimes in July just walking to my car from my front door.

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  13. That skirt makes you look SOOOOOOOO skinny (but not TOO skinny) You look fabulous!

    Cute photos :) Good luck to her!

    Yours Truly, MJ

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  14. I think this outfit is my favorite. You look super cute!

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  15. You are so cute! I love the skirt it turned out fabulous. And your comment to us was noted and LOVED we will start doing more outfits!
    xoxo~sophie

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  16. love it- super girly and cute.
    and i love that you're totally honest about jeans...i think we all never wash our jeans but we never say it out loud!

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  17. You have made that skirt look awesome on you! I want: A Remote, A Tripod. Or a Photographer Husband. Or a couple of each (for backups).

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  18. that skirt is sooo cute! i love it!!

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  19. You look great! I especially love the skirt, I can't imagine it being different at all :)

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  20. Jeans really don't ever get dirty!

    I love the top with this skirt!

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  21. I love this post! I take my photos myself for my Etsy shop and am absolutely no good at it. Yours are perfect...you wouldn't know they involved a tripod and little remote! I love the outfit also...especially those shoes!

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  22. Hehe sooo cute! And aww, I hope he took being fired okay ;)
    and yea, I wait a few times before washing things and only wash my jeans when they need to get tightened a bit (or i spill something on them)
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  23. AWW..loving those polks dots with that skirt..THe silhouette is so perfect on ur body frame...

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  24. Love your skirt and oxfords!

    I only have my husband take pictures on weekends when I'm not feeling shy. He makes me feel shy and I can't get the right feeling in pictures. When I save up enough money I want to buy a nice camera, tripod and remote too! But for now I just balance my camera on a stand >P

    http://kireinano.blogspot.com

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  25. I love that full skirt on you! You always have the best silhouettes for your outfits.

    My boyfriend hates taking photos of me. I should really invest in a tripod and a remote!

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  26. Love this look! The skirt is simply amazing!

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  27. Ohhhhh, this is a great outfit!!! Love the fullness of the skirt and those heels.

    http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com

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  28. (hehe...posting the full pieces tomorrow! :D)

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  29. Nice outfit, j'adore the skirt a lot. Love the shoes, you look pretty as always. I take my own pictures, I use a tripod and a remote and sometimes when my hubby is around or my kids I ask them to take it for me I think my daughter takes good pictures too.

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  30. ...yum... that outfit is so good... i love a full highwaisted skirt and don't even get me started on those shoes!

    ~selina

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  31. Hahaha! I love the comments about firing your husband as your photographer and then saying that he's over it already.
    Also, your outfit is so killer. Love those tough shoes with that frilly, full skirt!

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  32. I love fixing skirts like that - it looks so much better now!!

    and I don't like to wash clothes after one wear unless I must -- But I'm not always good about hanging them back up again after I've worn them and end up with piles of semi-dirty laundry all over the place.

    Chic on the Cheap

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  33. I have to wash my clothes after each wear here, it's too hot not to. I air dry everything though, and that helps keep things in better shape. I own a pair of jeans that says "wash once every six months" on the tag. Didn't happen.

    PS if you stick your jeans in the freezer for a bit, it kills the less-than-fresh scent.

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  34. wow i LOVED this outfit today. those shoes are to die for and the shirt looked so flirty and beautiful on you!

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  35. THIS IS SO ADORABLE AND CUTE AND I LITERALLY WAS LIKE OHMYGOSH HOW ADORABLE AND CUTE ARE YOUUUUUU when I saw it. Just like that. YEAH. I love those shoes and aaaaaaaaand your skirt is fluffy and AMAZING like rainclouds but less sad and more fluffy and cute. I love your necklace, too, and this is just all so wonderful!~ kyah. <3

    I wait usually a few times, too, before I wash things.. and I'm so glad I'm not the only one! I always thought it was strange that I did that. Unfortunately, since it gets so hot down hurr in the south and I get so sweaty, there are some things I must wash after each time. <3

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  36. Love the flowy skirt with the fitted top!! Taking it in was genius!

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  37. GREAT outfit! My favorite so far!

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  38. I like that top! I try to do the same thing too, wearing tops more than once, but it's much harder with a baby who gets your shirts all dirty!

    And if you add all the husband and kids there's around 100. It's really crazy. I couldn't get a good picture, well because I haven't gotten it up yet.

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  39. Your outfit is adorable! I'm a sucker for polka dots. I'm in love with your skirt! What a good hubby for doing your outfit posts, he's not alone. I think every blogger's husband/boyfriend does it!

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  40. That skirt is really flattering on you.

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  41. hahaha "jeans never get dirty." love it. that skirt looks bomb too!

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  42. What a cool necklace!! I love its details popping off the polka dots!

    Small Time Style

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  43. I love the smart oxfords. I take all my outfit snaps too so you may still get some good shots.

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  44. I loooooove this outfit! So cute!! I feel the need to recreate ASAP!!

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  45. That's such an awesome necklace! congrats on the win! And this skirt looks great at your waist! I find all my skirts look better at my waist, otherwise it makes me look oddly straight-figured

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  46. Love the comment on washing! And love the outfit more. Seriously, this is utterly adorable. The shoes, the top, the necklace, the skirt... Pure perfection! Simple, but with fun little additions; the ruffling on the skirt, the sparkle from the necklace... Oh, and I'm totally with you! I always thought Land's End was for frumpy moms! Guess they decided it was time to change that?

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  47. Wow wow wow do I ever LOVE this look. It is perfection top to bottom! LOVE the shoes. ADORE the skirt. Really, beautiful. And the photos are lovely. You are lovely.

    And you are so right about laundry. I seriously own some articles of clothing that I have NEVER washed (yikes?). But they aren't dirty! sweaters and such...though one day I will wash them, on there one year birthdays maybe? Or now am I totally grossing you out? ;-)

    heart: Kimberellie

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  48. LOVE this look!! i love the volume in this dress! it adds a bit drama to the whole outfit!
    xx

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  49. I love that skirts. It adds a feminine touch to your look.

    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  50. Love your skirt - it's an amazing shape on you. And you can never have too many dots. Love the shoes and bib too. OK, I clearly love it all. :-)

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  51. ahaha i laughed at the jeans never getting dirty sentence because i totally agree! i don't wash my bottoms for a long while and usually it's because i realize how long it's been since i last washed them. :) love how you made an old skirt new again!

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  52. What a cute cute outfit! I LOVE it! And that bib necklace is beautiful!

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  53. You're right: jeans never get dirty! And I always try to wear my clothes at least a few times, before washing them.
    I love the skirt. It looks so great on you.

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  54. wow that skirt has so much volume! looks great on you! this outfit is just amazing (:

    rainbowinthegloomysky.blogspot.com

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  55. This is such a gorgeous outfit. I absolutely love the skirt on you...and the shoes!!

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  56. So pretty! Love your heeled oxfords. And yes, if I had that skirt, I'd wear it every day also.

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  57. You look amazing, Elaine! That skirt is bold without overwhelming your small frame and pairs so perfectly with that top. I'm not usually a fan of bib necklaces but yours looks really remarkable with this outfit. Go, you!
    http://one-girl-vs-world.blogspot.com

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  58. amazing style,

    i follow you!

    xx charmediem.blogspot.com

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  59. I just fell in love with the skirt.
    I wish I knew where to get smth like that at the place i am in now..

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  60. very pretty outfit! i especially love your shoes! :D

    i wear my clothes a couple times too before washing them, makes them last longer

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  61. Thank you for the comment on my blog!
    I LOVE this outfit.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Karlee Kay

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  62. you look FABULOUS! This is prob one of my favorite of your outfit photos yet! And, I also fired my husband a long time back... you and the tripod will make it work, I promise :)
    xo,
    Gracie
    The Flip Side of Oz

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  63. Your tripod is missing a leg? Haha, that's not so good! Great outfit! Cool necklace!

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  64. Great job nipping in the skirt at the waist! It looks fantastic. And I love the oxfords. :)


    www.styleusvancouver.com

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  65. very pretty outfit! and i think that fantastic neclace really gives it that je ne sais quoi that takes the outfit to the top!

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  66. ooo that necklace is beautiful! I love this whole outfit, especially the full black skirt! Can't believe you nabbed it for a mere $10!

    http://pancakestacker.blogspot.com

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  67. So cute! Love the shape of the skirt and everything else goes perfectly with it.

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  68. I feel ya on the husband fired as photographer thing! Mine is a stand-in at the moment for my tri-pod. I have a clicker from Korea (I think) and it works awesome. Good luck, I'm sure it will work out great :)

    PS. LOVE the skirt so much!

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  69. Adore this whimsical outfit. I loooove the skirt too!

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  70. This skirt looks great on the waist instead of hips :) Nice look.

    L x
    Half Dressed

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  71. This is lovely. It doesn't look like a before laundry day outfit at all because it's so sophisticated. I wish I could wear this!

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  72. you make all your clothes look like a million bucks... but looking at your inventory, so much is inexpensive.. i'm jealous!

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  73. LOVE the update to the skirt. What did you do to take it in? Just the waistband or did you have to adjust the skirt itself as well?

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  74. You make laundry day look so chic!

    xoxo
    bianca www.cachedebianca.blogspot.com

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  75. i hear you should only wash jeanms when they are very dirty

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  76. What a great blog! It's nice to see a fashion blogger that doesn't dress to scantily! Love it!

    www.inkinseyscloset.blogspot.com

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  77. It's a lovely skirt. You may be able to find a replacement tripod in a thrift store. That's where I found mine.

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  78. i wear my clothes twice or more hahaha but i think is worst to wash them all the time!

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  79. Aww, welcome to the frustrating and difficult world of self timed/remote/tripod photos. I miss my photographer too, but alas, work and generally full schedules on both our parts make it impossible.

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  80. See as what I have commented earlier, the full skirt can never go wrong when you are the rightful owner...you can mix and match clothes without any glitches at all....

    yeah I heard about that in twitter, I was like seriously??? hopefully you can get a photographer real soon...or you can always re-hire him...

    Kisses love
    Sweet
    PensandLens

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  81. You have just given me the most fantastic idea. I have a skirt that MUST have a waistband alteration. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You've give a very cute skirt a 2nd life.

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  82. i just got a jc penny giftcard for my birthday and i was like "what the heck am i going to get with this?"... i don't usually shop there. but now i know... i'm going to hunt down that polka dot shirt! thanks so much for sharing :)

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  83. I have noticed that my clothes have been wearing out from too much laundering...I need to take your advice on wearing things more than once. Especially since I tend to go thru 3 outfits a day. I really love how you took the skirt in. It looks really cute on your tiny tiny waist!

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  84. This skirt is beautiful and I love the shoes!

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  85. A great look - don't know why you fired hubbie - the photos are always fabulous!

    Kristin

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  86. This skirt is one of my favorites so far! Love the shoes you paired it with!

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  87. omg i love this look! so girly...how did i miss this post? i've been so slacking lately on commenting...but you look so chic! :)

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  88. That is seriously THE cutest outfit I've ever seen! You should enter it in the Suddenly Darling thing!
    Natasha
    natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  89. love this outfit!!!and yoo have changed your hairstyle...cute fringe!!!looking prettier!!!

    I am travelling and no access to my blog so havent been able to get online much. hope all is well and i miss blogging and reading your blog too. i am trying to get online every chance i get.cheers!!!

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  90. My armpits get too stinky to wear a shirt more than once... TMI... sorry :}
    I LOVE this outfit. LOVE the shoes! LOVE LOVE LOVE! :)

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  91. love the polka dots and the full skirt!

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  92. Love the updated skirt!! The silhoutte is just darling. (And I do the same thing with my clothes. I like them all too much to wash them after every wearing - they get worn out so much faster that way.)

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  93. You look so tall and slim in this outfit and nevertheless very feminine. Somehow need to copycat LOL

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