Thursday, October 13, 2011

Skippy Says: Word To The Wise (OOTD)

Well, my first day nannying has come and gone, and I'm happy to report that I did not kill the baby. The lesson here is clear kids: keep your expectations low, and you won't be disappointed.

Some other valuable lessons I learned:
1. The baby is so freaking cute that you will want to squeeze her. Hard. That's probably not a good idea.
2. My biceps do not produce milk no matter how much the baby tries to suckle on them. This makes me feel strangely inadequate.
3. While wearing brown is not a bad idea, you may want to match your top more to the color of the baby's spit up. Just take my word for it.

After my less than fashionable work outfit, I was itching to get back into clothes that had more color and less bodily function stains. Who's to say you can't dress up for a night in?









Shop:
- Banana Republic outlet top (bought on sale circa 2010, no longer available)
- BCBG blazer (bought via ebay- brand new for $9! Buy similar (but significantly pricier) version here)
- Urban outfitters jeans (buy here, or an even cheaper version here)
- Banana Republic outlet scarf (bought on sale circa 2010, no longer available. Buy similar here or here)
- Vintage purse from SF vintage sidewalk sale ($5!)
- Anthropologie shoes (bought on sale circa 2010, no longer available)
- Earrings from random little store on Haight street ($5!)

85 comments:

  1. Your pants are amazing! And they go so well with all the blues in your outfit! :)

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  2. cute look!
    http://chillychickblog.blogspot.com/

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  3. I was going to suggest spit up colored clothes might work too ;) I'd like to see a picture of what you wear nannying!

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  4. Love the green pants! Your bag is fabulous! Glad you had a good first day of nannying :)

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  5. thats a nice outfit, I like the pants with the shirt a lot! and lol on your lessons on being a nanny!!

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  6. Love the color of your pants..........& your bag too! :)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog! :))

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  7. My favorite is, of course, the purse. I will always be drawn to anything vintage first :)
    GREAT score btw.

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  8. Glad your first day went well! LOL @ #2 with the baby trying to feed on your biceps. haha

    http://raviolisandwaterworks.com

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  9. Great green denim! Admire you for being a nanny, such hard work. Look forward to more stories :)

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  10. I'll just go on ahead and say it, Inna. Your biceps SUCK. You disappointed that baby, big time ;) Mine make all sorts of drinks. Mostly alcoholic.

    I love that shirt! The pattern is great and goes so well with those bright jeans!

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  11. love the jacket and the pants. and happy to hear the first day went well.

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  12. Oh trust you me, it's not a pretty sight :)

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  13. Thanks Heather! I'm super excited by this bag find :)

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  14. Thanks!! I was itching for green jeans forever until I finally got these :)

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  15. Thanks!! I was super excited by the find!

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  16. Thanks Jaclyn! Yeah, poor little girl. And she had just eaten. Babies are insatiable :)

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  17. great post! that vintage bag is to die for.

    thanks for your comment on my blog :) check out my new post and follow me back!

    steph xo

    www.bleachitblack.blogspot.com

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  18. Lol Laura. Looks like we need to be friends. Or at least your biceps and I do.
    And thank you so much!

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  19. I love this outfit Inna! The blazer is very unique in terms of styling and I also love the pattern. The vintage bag is beautiful, very nicely done!

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  20. I love the colour of your jeans.

    Sarah
    xo

    www.almostdelightful.com

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  21. Kyle & Amanda S.October 13, 2011 at 9:00 AM

    I'm a Nanny! I know all too well what you speak of. :)

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  22. Thanks Steph! Yeah I thought the bag was a great find :)

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  23. Thanks Bessie! You never know exactly how it'll be when you get it off Ebay, but I was pleased with this one :)

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  24. Point #2 made me burst out laughing! Hahaha - the visual image is priceless. I love the blues :)

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  25. HAHAHAHA Skippy! Laughing at your biceps comment girl! LOL Sounds like it was a "fab" time. And...ooh ooh oooooh...loving all that BLUE! That purse is gorgeous and adoring your scarf too. I also like that blazer! The pinstripes in it are very nice. Have a good one! :D
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  26. Thanks Katherine! Yeah my very wet bicep less amused :)

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  27. Thanks Kim!! It was a really fun time :)

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  28. So funny! Babies don't know any better. They just want milk period. As for blogger budgets, I agree that's it's "normal" to have $500 shoes, which is sad. My limit is $100 for shoes, but I prefer to stay under $50. I also have 6-figure student loans, so why would I put myself in that position?

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  29. Love your green pants ! Such a chic outfit ! Love it !

    http://cuteredbow.blogspot.com

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  30. I was chuckling so hard at your comments. So true! The minute my little girl turned 3, I just wanted to throw all my stained mommy clothes into the bonfire and watch them burn!

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  31. thank you for your kind comment
    would you like to follow each other?
    http://chillychickblog.blogspot.com/

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  32. Oh, I know that spit upon look all too well. My second baby enjoyed spewing spitup on me as soon as I put something clean on, so I just learned to rock the puked look. =)

    I love your green jeans! And the blazer is awesome!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. =)

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  33. I want that jeans!
    I'm a sucker for green... my favorite color.

    Thanks for your comment! Would you like following each other's blog
    via GFC. Let's keep in touch, huney!

    http://www.momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

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  34. I really like this outfit - it's so wearable and school-appropriate. I've been lusting for colored jeans for a while but haven't found an affordable pair I like.

    Green + blue + that gorgeous bag = one FAB outfit.

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  35. Love the granny purse!
    www.thewardrobediaries.com

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  36. Congrats on your first day of being a nanny. I know you did great!!

    I love your outfit and the blue scarf is amazing.

    www.iwouldsorockthis.blogspot.com

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  37. LOVE the green pants!

    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  38. Loving the green!!

    http://stitchedandadorned.com/blog/

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  39. awesome outfit. love the green pants.

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  40. Glad the first day went well and I love your earrings! Ahh I've heard from mom friends that no nice tops can be worn around babies!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  41. i love the color of that scarf !

    http://awkwardangelic.blogspot.com/

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  42. you look gorgeous!! anyway I enjoy reading your blog a lot. will sure pop by another time! let's keep in touch okay. following you now.

    silvia
    www.poisepolish.com

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  43. They don't, but I felt so bad! I tried to give her the bottle and she had a little but then didn't want anymore- only wanted to suck on my bicep :)

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  44. I don't have little ones of my own yet, but just form nannying I can already tell I'm going to be wanting to do the same!

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  45. Thanks Tiffany! I'm sure you rocked the puked look beautifully :)

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  46. Urban outfitters- go get them! And sure :)

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  47. Thanks Anna! I lusted after the anthropologie ones for a while, and JBrand has some great ones too, but they were all too expensive. I settled on cheaper pairs from urban outfitters (these green ones) and zara (red ones) and although they're not exactly what i wanted, I'm still pretty happy with them!

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  48. Thanks so much Shea- I don't know about great but she's still alive so I'm happy :)

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  49. Thank you so much! I learned that the hard way :)

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  50. I'm loving the colors in this outfit! I have green jeans, too, and find them hard to match sometimes! I've spent plennnty of time around little kiddies, so I can totally relate!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

    -j
    sorelle in style

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  51. Love your outfit, the scarf and earrings are so pretty!

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  52. Thank you so much for your sweet words Silvia!

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  53. Thanks! I find the green jeans hard to style sometimes too- I tend to go with another bold color when I'm feeling BAM or a more muted top like this one when I want to be a bit more understated or sophisticated :)

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  54. Cute purse and love the color of those jeans!

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  55. Your too hilarious!! Great job on your first day!! I wish my kids could have a sweet nanny like you (they are past the spit up age, so you can wear brown) And I totally agree that after a day surrounded in diapers and spit up, you need to dress up to keep your sanity!! And you did a great job dressing up. You look so sassy!!

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  56. Aw, thank you so much for your sweet words Sayaka! I'd love to nanny for your kids :)

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  57. Nice look! I love the color of your pants!

    Kaye
    Fashion Blogger
    http://thestyleflux.blogspot.com
    Twitter: @thestyleflux

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  58. what a lovely sunglasses ;)


    www.brownplatform.com

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  59. Thanks! They're so old I don't even know where they're from :) Banana Republic outlet maybe?

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  60. love your outfit! also loved your description of the baby *squealll* and your writing style is great! :)

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  61. Jo (Slow Catharsis)October 14, 2011 at 7:23 AM

    Your description of being a nanny/baby sitter is pretty accurate lol! I also baby-sit a baby girl to make ends meet (ah, student life!) and often I feel like taking her home with me haha! :)

    lovely outfit and blog, I'm following!

    jo from slowcatharsis.blogspot.com

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  62. Aw, thank you so very much Cindy!!

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  63. Thanks Jo!! I totally know what you mean- I've only nannyed for one day and already fell in love with her and wanted to take her home. Something tells me her parents would not appreciate that though :)

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  64. This outfit is absolutely amazing! Please teach me how to tie my scarves like that?! Please? :D
    I'd love to know.... because I could totally recreate this look with things in my closet. I love your green/teally pants. I have pink ones that I am obsessed with! You look so good!

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  65. Thank you so much Courtney!! I so wish I could do a tutorial, but truth is I have no idea how- I just played around with it until I thought it looked like it was tied kinda cute :) I'll try to recreate it though!

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  66. Awww nooo! Haha, that's okay... Once you learn.. teach me? :D

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