Friday, June 25, 2010

World Cup inspiration: Brasil!

Yellow dress: New York & Co.
Green plastic flip flops: Target
Blue and silver earrings: New York & Co. (remixed)
Brazilian flag: too much fun with Picnik

This is a big game, y'all. Not because either Brazil or Portugal need to win to make it to the Round of 16, but because these are two really good teams. I might not have fingernails by the end of it.

Anyway, the outfit is super simple: just three pieces, but since it's still over 90 degrees here, that's what I'm going for.

I don't generally wear plastic flip flops, but I found these in my closet while I was looking for my other green flip flops, and I figured, "Hey, I need to do my toes and these are pretty much disposable," so I put these on instead.

This outfit feels way more flag inspired than my last tribute to Brazil, and I kind of like that, but it is crazy bright. My mom hates this dress. She says it looks like una batita - a nightgown or a muumuu. I still love it, though, especially for crazy hot days like today.

These earrings have gotten a lot of use this past week, especially considering I've had them since this fall and I didn't pull them out until last Sunday. No joke. But they've grown on me, and I like them for summer, all bright and lightweight.

So B. and I are going to Atlanta tonight and returning Tuesday, and I don't think I'll be able to post much while we're down there visiting friends and hanging out with other Mission Year folks, but I promise to return with outfit photos and a packing post.

I confess: I am a terrible over-packer, mostly because I think I'm going to want options and what if I need two evening outfits and what if something goes terribly wrong and I need to change three times in one day? And then I get to wherever I'm going and I wear the same three things for two weeks. But I can always manage to pack for four to five days with nothing but a carry-on. (Just because you can fit it all in a carry-on doesn't mean you didn't over pack.)

In the meantime: here's a sneak peek at what's going with me:


  1. I love love the yellow dress with the blue earrings! I need to bring out my yellow dress :). It's been hiding in the back of my closet because the fabric is a little transparent. I need to to find a slip.

  2. hehehe well you look so pretty in yellow! I usually don't pack enough because I don't like to wait too long at the airport to get my stuff but then I get tired of wearing the same things over and over. Enjoy your trip!

  3. this game bored me to tears. I hope Brasil x Chile is better and brings more emotion.

    today I'm rooting for the USA team, and tomorrow I will bite all my nails with Germany x England. I'm nervous already! :D


  4. Thanks! This yellow dress is great because it's fairly opaque.
    Fer: I do hope the next game is better... It will actually matter....

  5. Leave those colors on... they won today!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. I'm very sad that I missed this outfit but glad that you have pictures on your blog. I'd like to think I had some influence on you to wear more colors and less black and gray...


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