Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Skippy Says: Extra Hot (OOTD)

True story: I used to think ketchup was spicy until I was in eighth grade. Yes, as in Heintz. Also, I hated soda because the bubbles "hurt my tongue." What? I was a wussy child. Nowadays, I'm a wussy adult, but no longer when it comes to food. I eat raw jalapeños and habeñeros by the fistful, dump cayenne pepper and chili powder into 90% of my dishes, and make sure to order my food "Indian person spicy, not white person spicy" when eating out at my favorite Indian joints. Sorry if you think that's racist, but nobody takes a small white girl's spice needs seriously unless drastic measures are taken.


One of my best friends is dating an Indian guy right now, and I've challenged him to "spicy-off" next time he comes to visit San Francisco. So if a few months from now I'm absent for a while, no worries, it's probably because I'm in the hospital. I.Will.Not.Lose. I plan on wearing this jacket to our little event because I think it makes me look kinda badass, and I need all the badass look I can get. Which means I might have to forego the ruffly dress. Damn. 








Shop:
- H&M dress (gift from my mom circa 2008, no longer available)
- Forever 21 jacket (bought circa 2004? No longer available)
- Sn Francisco vintage expo scarf (gift from my mom)
- Anthropologie belt (bought on sale, no longer available)
- Hue gray tights
- Anthropologie shoes (bought on sale circa 2008, no longer available)
- Target earrings (bought circa 2008, no longer available)

85 comments:

  1. Love this outfit! your shoes are too cute.

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  2. Your belt and tights are so cute together! No spicy food for me!

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  3. love that dress!!so cute!!
    kisses=)

    www.lapetiteblonde.com

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  4. "Indian person spicy, not white person spicy" Ha ha ha ha ha! As an Indian person I agree completely that they always serve white people the least spicy stuff and even then they freak out about how spicy our food is! I guess it comes down to what you're used to eating from birth, but kudos to you if you can take the spice! :D

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  5. Melissa GuggisbergOctober 11, 2011 at 5:53 AM

    I love the blend of patterns and textures here - the subtle pattern on the belt, the texture in the tights, it all works so well together!

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  6. Amazing outfit!

    http://fashioncareofwoman.blogspot.com/

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  7. hahha i love reading your thoughts! i've become your daily reader :) in my case, i wanted to taste coke, but my mom won't let me 'til i was 12 years old.. the reason? don't really know yet.. i guess she wanted my to stay drinking healthy juices more time hahaha i'm addicted now!

    love this outfit, especially your cute/vintage shoes and tights<3

    xx
    teresa
    www.trend-ish.com

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  8. I love the scarf, dress and tights! You have some impeccable taste, my dear!

    Sam
    http://petitefemmejolie.blogspot.com

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  9. I love that outfit!! That color blue is gorgeous on you!

    and as far as the "bubbles" in soda, I'm still too chicken to drink it. It's unhealthy so I use that as my grown up excuse as to why I won't drink it..but it's really the bubbles that turn me off. lol!! http://raviolisandwaterworks.com

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  10. thank you! LOVE your adorable t-bar shoes!

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  11. Very nice outfit I like it and you look so pretty in it! Take a look at my blog, and if you like it follow me, I’ll be waiting for you!

    Cosa mi metto???

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  12. Ohhh I love your belt! SO cute! And those tights are gorgeous. xx

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  13. You can do it! I like spice but couldn't win a spice off (btw I saw a show once where an Indian woman ate 25+ of the hottest chilis in the world in a minute - crazy!)

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  14. Thanks Heather! No? You'll come around :)

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  15. Thanks Ki! I can definitely take the heat :)

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  16. Thank you so much Teresa! Yeah, parents not letting kids do stuff an backlash, huh? :)

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  17. Aw, thank you so so much Samantha!

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  18. Thanks Jaclyn! And lol about the soda- I don't drink ti either, but now for health reasons :)

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  19. What a wuss! hahaha. I kid. I was never intimidated by spiciness. I think it's because growing up, everyone around me ate spicy food! Good luck on your challenge; I'm sure you'll win! :) Love the shoes btw!

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  20. Thanks! I'm hardcore, but probably not quite that hardcore :)

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  21. I was a wuss, but I'm defintiely made up for lsot time :) Thank you!

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  22. Loving the color combinations with the deep teal and brown! Great outfit!

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  23. those shoessssss! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  24. Hehe. So funny! I'm the same when it comes to spicy. You should try authentic sichuan food. Yum yum! Thanks for your comment too! :)

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  25. That is a lovely scarf! I love the belt too.

    www.signaturemix.com

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  26. The colour of your dress is so gorgeous! Goes perfect with your beautiful hair.

    PvdH

    www.ThePvdHJournal.com

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  27. Thanks :) I do love these shoes!

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  28. Ooooh, I'm down! Any recommendations for a good restaurant in San Francisco?

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  29. I love your outfit! You should wear the jacket to the eat-off...intimidate him!! hahaha. I use to be able to eat really spicy foods but since college living off ramen noodles and cafe food has made my once "able to tolerate spicy" to barely handling mild salsa...sadness!

    -Ly
    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  30. You're from they Bay too?! Nice! I live in the East Bay. Should've recognized the SF signature layered look ;)


    Love the teal and the scarf missy!

    Dirty Pink Cardigan


    :D

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  31. Love the tights! and the post, you're witty ;)

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  32. Yeah, you'll need to toughen it up for the spice-off (mostly because it'll be a damn shame to put a spicy stain on this dress). H&M survived this long for you? Either you're very light on your clothes or I'm torturous on mine. Regardless, I take my hat off for you and your skillz.

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  33. Nice outfit. I especially like the color combination, I've always thing that blue & brown go so well together.

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  34. I really like the colours in your outfit and how you have styled it. I am not the best with spicy food. I didn't like it as a child but am slowly getting better.

    http://thekeypieces.blogspot.com

    @thekeypieces

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  35. Do you use sriacha sauce?? That is the first thing to popped to mind when I read "spicy ketchup" lol!

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  36. Skippy,

    I love spicy food too. I can't wait for your showdown I hope you win and win it happens I want to hear all about it!!

    I love your jacket and your dress is adorable.

    www.iwouldsorockthis.blogspot.com

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  37. Haha, I love spicy food too. Great jacket!

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  38. Your dress is so pretty!!! I love how you dressed up this outfit.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  39. Haha I used to be the same way. Well not the soda part but I was definitely wussy about spicy foods. Not anymore though. Good luck! :)

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  40. You go girl!! I know you can do it!! The jacket looks awesome on you too. You keep your cloth in such good shape!!

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  41. I am indeed! actually lived in Berkeley until about a month ago :) Thanks for the sweet words!

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  42. Thanks :) Tell my husband, he doesn't seem to believe me when i tell him :)

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  43. The dress is not coming to the spice off I've decided. I need to look tougher than that :) I haven't worn the dress too much so maybe that's why it's lasted so long? I am definitely not light on my clothes :)

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  44. Thank you so much! I didn't like it either when I was younger, but have grown to love it!

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  45. Um, yeah, I eat that stuff by the spoonful :) Anytime I have eggs, sriracha is heavily involved :)

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  46. Thanks Shea! I'll definitely keep you posted!

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  47. Thanks! If you're in the Bay Area you're welcome to participate in our spice-off :)

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  48. Glad to hear you've come over to the good side with me :) Thanks!

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  49. LOL, thanks for your faith in me Sayaka!!

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  50. Great belt! You always look like you are having so much fun in your photos!

    xoxox
    Alexandra
    www.fashion-feast.com

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  51. Ok SPICE girl! HAHAHA Your write up was super funny! Loving the blue & brown color combination. That dress is fab. Love how you paired it with textured blue tights and those shoes from Anthropologie even have blue in them! HAHAHA Awesome girl! :D
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  52. Thanks! That's because my husband is cracking jokes the entire time to get me to smile :)

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  53. Hi! I love the idea of the spice off! Thanks for your comment over on my blog, I love your blog and can't wait to read more!

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  54. A spice off? I cannot wait to hear how this one is going to go down! I love this dress, Skippy you look beautiful in blue and tied the scarf beautifully!

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  55. Those shoes are fricking boss! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for the comment!

    Lauren
    http://tasteslikelove.blogspot.com

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  56. Thanks Bessie!! I can already tell you: I'm going to win :)

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  57. Thanks Lauren! Anthro makes some great shoes :)

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  58. Wow, you´re really brave, to challenge an Indian guy like that :) I´m curious to hear about how it went!

    xx Ivana
    Style in the City

    Be sure to enter my giveaway to win an amazing scrapbook software, it ends Friday! http://tinyurl.com/mymemoriesgiveaway

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  59. I'll let you know when it officially happens, but I can tell you right now I'm going to win :)

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  60. love this outfit so much. you look amazing. thanks for sharing love. If you get a second I'd love to hear what you think of my latest ring obsessed post. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  61. Thanks for visiting my blog! I never would've thought I'd paint my room grey, I felt that it would've been prison like but the more I looked at photos of grey rooms the more I fell in love with it!

    Your outfit is adorable! I'm a huge wuss when it comes to spicy food. My boyfriend's landlord is an Indian lady and she gave us curry, just the smell of the spices were too much for me! I'm intrigued to see how the spicy-off will go!

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  62. I love your tights, they are like Greek key design!

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  63. Thanks Anna! Absolutely- I'll check it out!

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  64. Thanks Madeliene! I can tell you right now that I'm going to win :)

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