June 9, 2011

Awkward and Awesome

Entire outfit: UO; Top: Via Lynzy; Purse: H&M; Scarf worn as a belt: BCBG
Well, I don't see if Syd is linking up today, so since I've been kinda sorta laxadaisically planning these in my head all week, here are my Awkward and Awesomes:

-Walking into the grocery store on a beautiful evening and a random guy screaming at the top of his lungs a four letter expletive that rhymes with "duck".  (I'll let you narrow it down.)  After my ears were entirely offended, I gave him an, "umm, whats your problem look."  He proceeded to give me an, "I will eat you then spit your head out," look, which, entirely scared me.  So, I went on my merrily way to shop for zucchini, lemons and happiness.
-A house with no front door.  Seriously, this is SO perplexing.
-Getting butt dialed.  Of said butt dialer peeing.  There was also a zipper and a flush involved.  This was left entirely on voice mail.  No, I will not use it for blackmail purposes.  Maybe.  Probably not.  Ok, I won't.  Your secret is safe with me.  (Que evil laugh - Mwah-ha-ha-ha-ha.)       

-Making new friends.  And not just new girl friends, but new couple friends.  MARRIED couple friends.
-Yogurt dates with old friends.
-Kickboxing.  My legs have never been so sore.  Ohh and it hurts so good!!
-Blasting Avril Lavigne's song, "Smile" on repeat in my car with the windows rolled down.  It reminds me of when I was 17 and I blasted her entire first album "Let Go," to and from my first real job as a lifeguard/swim teacher all summer long.  I guess some things never change.
-This polka dot shirt I swapped with Lynzy from Sparkling Footsteps.  You can see her take on it here.
-Those iced animal cracker cookies.  Ohmigosh I crave those things.  I blame Husband.  
-And!  The fact that tomorrow is Friday.  Hello weekend!  Second week of June, I owned you.


Neris said...

First of all; you loook amazing as always! Secon; I love reading your akward and awesome! Makes me laugh every time! LOVE your blog :)

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Nicole said...

Love the top! So beautiful, and you pull off red so well! I've been eyeing polka dots this season, they're beginning to grow on me!

The Smiths said...

Totally agree with you on the animal cracker cookies! I buy them for my kids and then I end up eating them!!


Frannie Pantz said...

Stay clear of grocery store weirdos! You never know what you're up against!

I love your scalloped shorts, the belt, the polka dots, the whole ensemble! Looking great!!!!

Unknown said...

HAHA, Love it! Great post and adorable outfit! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Vintage Paper Designs said...

Don't waste your 'look' on someone who's top reach is to rhyme with duck in public.
Outfit is great.
You look happy.
Tomorrow is Friday.
And thats all that matters.
xxx from Greece

pushups with polish said...

this is just fabulous! love the bag :) have a good weekend xxo

pushups with polish said...

this is just fabulous! love the bag :) have a good weekend xxo

pushups with polish said...

this is just fabulous! love the bag :) have a good weekend xxo

pushups with polish said...

this is just fabulous! love the bag :) have a good weekend xxo

Lauren Caldwell said...

ummm, I'm scared for your grocery store experience too! what in the world?!
xo::Lauren @ tickled.

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

those shorts are awesome. so cute. and iced animal crackers...are we talking the pink and white ones with sprinkles?! because those are my fave :) happy almost friday! xoxo jillian:: enter in TWO GIVEAWAYS over at cornflake dreams

Frank Vinyl said...

this is just adorable. i love the cut of those shorts. it gives it a special detail! lovely outfit

Dan and Nicole Garcia said...

Hi! I just found your blog and LOVE your outfits. But... the reason we all like them so much is because you look PERFECT in every one of them! Could you make a post about your gym routine? My arms and abs need some work and you obviously know what you are doing, girl! Also a tutorial about how you do your eye makeup. It's awesome and natural. Hope you have a good weekend! --Nicole

Stevie Leigh said...


Agreed - couple friends are great. And peeing butt dial - that's both awkward and awesome. So funny.

- S from Following the Walkers

Allie Emme said...

Love the scalloped hem on the shorts! So cute!
xx Allie

Anastasia said...

Love those shorts!


Unknown said...

OMG, those scallop hem shorts are AMAZING!

xo Teresa
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Unknown said...

this is my fav outfit from you!!! i love the polka dots and the shorts are so cute!

<3 steffy
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Sara SHOEmaker said...

what an Adorable nautical outfit!!! so pretty :) love your awkward moments-especially the butt dialing hahaha.

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janel said...

I am in love with those shorts! I need them! Thanks for the good laugh! I love the Awkward & Awesome Thursdays! I've been wanting to try it, maybe next week?

Have a lovely weekend!


Cathy said...

Love the shorts! Adorable!!!

Alisha said...

Own it, honey! Ice animal crackers are indeed delicious. Though I haven't had those in quite some time. I may or may not stop at the store tomorrow on my way home from work. Thank you, Katie!! ;)

What a fun summer-y outfit!

Anonymous said...

Yes to new friends and polka dots! Those shors are the prettiest ;)

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

CILLA B said...

love the polka dot top and the nautica feeling to this outfit

Sabrina Says Blog said...

i'm going to steal those shorts from you. SO cute! I love it! I love how your skin glows in the golden hr! So beautiful!

And your lipstick looks beautiful!!

Sabrina Says

Maria said...

My goodness, you have fantastic legs! I need to get me to a kick-boxing class and fast. That combo is brilliant. Love the red and navy.

Maria xx

Jenni@Story of My Life said...

Your legs make me want to kill myself.

Ok, so maybe that's a little dramatic, but they DO make me want to go work out really really hard at the gym so that I, too, may one day have legs like those.

I probably won't though (go work out). Oh well.

In other news, I have always been an Avril fan, myself, and you have inspired me to pull out my old CDs and listen while cleaning the house today. Yay!

Mrs. Kat said...

Married couple friends are so hard to find!!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

Your makeup looks gorgeous in these pics!! Especially in the sunlight!!

Your stories crack me up!!

Rachael said...

That reminds me when Avril Lavigne was just getting started and suddenly all the girls were wearing ties around their necks. Did I? No. Did I think about it briefly? Maybe.
Getting butt dialed...that is interesting. And embarrassing. Not only for the person calling, but because you had to listen to it.
A house with no front door...guess they feel safe in THEIR neighborhood!
Kickboxing. That's an awesome way to exercise. Do you have to kick high though? That would be a problem for me.

.Candy. said...

Looking fab as usual! I must say I miss those moments when you can sing at the top of your lungs and not have a care about it.


Anonymous said...

Yay!! I just found your blog! It's so lovely and refreshing! xx


Gertrude said...

This outfit is GORGEOUS.. love the shorts. And wow your legs look amazing, I must start attending kickboxing lessons :) xo

Emily {All You Need is Love} said...

love this outfit, especially those adorable shorts!! love your awkward and awesomeness of this post -- grocery store man is quite frightening, and i am sooooo with you on the iced animal crackers. ahhhmazing.

MARY said...

Gorgeous as always Katie....:)xxxx

meisha moo said...

Katie, i love the shirt!!!! Love the awkward and awesome poat...made me laugh and smile....

annie said...

you have such a gorgeous personality (not to mention style) and this really translates onto your blog; it is probably the most inspiring and uplifting little cranny on the internet i know of!

glad to have stumbled on it, will follow you now :)
keep up the great work!

annie from AUS

LV said...

Great post! made me smile:-) Have you tried the iced animal cracker ice cream? Amazing!


Brooke T said...

I love when certain albums and songs bring you back to the good old days! I love your shorts :D

Anonymous said...

I love the outfit and especially the shorts, where did you get it? Super cute!

Emily {Isnt That Charming} said...

You look absolutely stunning! Love the outfit and how you put this all together!

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful outfit! These shorts are amazing.

viewfrom5ft2 said...

I love how down to earth you are! Your photos are fabulous too, I'm digging how you layered over your polka dot blouse!


Dani said...

your outfit is so adorable! I LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the flats!


Meaghan Alvarado said...

haha you are adorable, and I luv you!! The scalloping on those shorts is such a great touch, love it!!

Courtney B said...

Haha I love it! You're so cute :) We LOVE making new married friends as well!
And everytime we go to the grocery store my husband tells me, "We will ALWAYS have those iced animal cookies in our house for our kids. ALWAYS." Haha!

Brandi said...

LOVE this look! So cute! :)

Unknown said...

Love these shorts and your outfit is so fab w that polka dot top

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