Saturday, September 24, 2011

Random Chatting (OOTDs, Some Flashbacks & Friendship Fun)

We're not sure if this will be funny to most, or if it's just funny to us (probably the latter), but this bit of random chatter illustrates beautifully what probably composes about...a full third (okay, okay, maybe closer to a full half) of our daily "conversation":

Yep. That's us. J. Crew wishes (No. 2 double serge pencil skirts) , an Anthropologie reference (the Ensnared Peasant Top), and careful analyses and characterization of daily outfits (no offense intended to anyone of northern Native American descent, or commercial sex workers at that - but bonus points for those who caught the other reference) - all happening at the same time. As you can see, Kathryn and I are very fluent at instant-messengerese.

It's along the same line of chatter we had when we were in our 20s...(chatting via instant messenger between California and New York):

Carol and Kathryn in NYC

And also the sort of thing we talked about in our teens (though, admittedly - and we're probably dating ourselves now - we didn't have instant messenger when we were in high school. We wrote notes to each other. On notebook paper. And folded them elaborately. And passed them to each other during passing period, between classes):

Kathryn and Carol, snapped in high school - BIG bangs were obviously a trend back then...

Okay, I admit. In our high school years, we weren't talking about J. Crew or Anthro. I don't think I really discovered either until college. In fact, I don't think we talked a whole lot about clothes. Some, but not a lot. I think back then, we mostly talked about boys. And music. But mostly boys.

Seeing as we're both happily married now, we naturally had to find other things to talk about. ^_-

Sweater: H&M (similar here and here)
Pants: J. Crew Minnie in vibrant flame (in the size 0 - which is mysteriously bigger on me this week than they were last week...)
Shoes: Givenchy Platform Clog Sandals (similar here, here, and here)


Ha, what a fun trip down memory lane, eh? I can't say it enough - I feel very blessed to have such a great friend in my life.

What follows is the aforementioned "eskimo hooker" - I mean, prosti - I mean, sex-worker outfit in question...

Club Monaco Sweater (super old...circa 2005? similar here)
Hinge Plaid Flannel Shorts
Lovequotes Scarf in Raspberry (also old, circa 2008? new colors here)
Nordstrom Wool Socks (similar here)
Frye Tall "Jane" Boots
Anaheim Ducks Foam Finger

Wow, I didn't realize until I uploaded this photo how much it makes me look like I need to pee.

(I didn't need to, by the way. I just
looked like I needed to. Because I'm awkward like that.)

So you may recognize the shorts from my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale haul and Carol's OOTD post from the other day. Truth be told, I'm not entirely sure this outfit works, though my friends seemed to like it well enough. I'm still undecided - I think I'll like the shorts more with some tights. My bare legs just felt so...bare. And styled with boots...well, that's what made me feel like this outfit was kind of "eskimo hooker"-ish.

Anyway, this is what I wore to the Ducks game the other night. Yay! It's preseason, and hockey is back! The players that weren't scheduled to play for that particular game were scattered about the arena where fans could take pictures with them and get autographs. So yes - this is the outfit I was wearing when I got to meet this little cutie again:

with Ducks winger Dan Sexton

I got to thank him for the puck he flipped over the glass at me for my birthday several months ago. To my surprise, he said he remembered that night (gah, how embarrassing) and that it was the very least that he could do for me.

What a sweetheart.

Apparently a few of my friends didn't realize I'd be at the game that night, so they wanted to make sure I had a little something special to remember:

Have I mentioned lately how grateful I feel to have such wonderful friends?

Many thanks to all my friends who make my life brighter. And many thanks to Mr. Dan Sexton, for being such a good sport, haha.



  1. Hahaha I was laughing out loud through the entire post. Kathryn, I never would have noticed your gotta-pee pose had you not categorically pointed it out, but now I can't but see it! Most importantly, love the retro bangs, you guys ^^

  2. Tara, YOU'RE ALIVE!!!

  3. so true- now do you think our conversations are any more fragmented, or is just the 'tropes' of the medium that have changed (smiley faces replace hearts?)  I met up with a dear old friend the other day, for the first time in 10 years, and realized  while we were arranging the meeting by facebook that we just didn't have this range of emoticons back then!!! ;)

    Oh, and my life revolves around the dilemma of which double serge pencil skirt colours to buy!!

  4. Love both of your outfits, and LOVE your texting screencap!  That was hilarious.   And - Flight of the Conchords?  Hiiiiiigh class prostituuuuute.  

  5. I heart this post! I love the old picture of you guys and I LOVE the screen caps of your chat. So hilarious! I just...I just heart this post!!!

  6. the  viridian green no 2 skirt in my size was backordered til Jan 2012 so rushed to my local store to pick it up today! LOL i vote for  viridian green! it's even lovelier in person!

  7. Gee, girls. I literally laughed so hard my husband thought I was having a seizure. Finally after I got over the "eskimo hooker" part, there comes Kathryn's "I need to pee" statement. I was back to my seizure state again for another 5 minutes.  Love the old pictures, and thank you so much for sharing! 

  8. Would that reference, perhaps, be from Easy A?? "But like a high class prostitute, for politicians, or athletes"

  9. LOL!! Retro Bangs!! You guys are so cute.
    btw: Carol I Love Love the red minnie's on you!!

  10. Five bonus points!!! "Easy A" is the correct answer. =D (Kathryn can always be relied on to quote from movies, and I can always be relied on to miss the reference (unless it's a move from pre-2005, which is when I had my first kid...)

  11. You guys are too cute.

    Carol, if you don't mind me asking, which school did you go to in NY?

  12. I love this entry! You are adorable in all the photos! That flashback one is priceless.

  13. How brave to share your high school pic. You gals really worked the curling iron on your bangs. Yeah, the Minnies stretch like crazy, but the red color is fab. They're seem less orangey in person?

  14. Kathryn--I really like your Eskimo hooker outfit! (I don't actually think you look like an Eskimo hooker, it's just a really cute outfit!). And, wow, how cute is that hockey player?
    I'm mainly writing because I love the No. 2 pencil skirt!! I got it in viridian green, have to say I was seriously disappointed by the leopard print (it looked...tired somehow), and I dug the orange so hard. And I don't regret the skirt at all, even though I bought it during my Very Serious Shopping Ban!

  15. Kathryn PrettythingsOctober 2, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Hehe thanks (regarding the outfit and the hockey player)! The skirt looks great on you! Methinks I'll be taking the plunge on the No. 2 soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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