Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Skippy Says: Yes Woman (OOTD)

I really need to learn how to say "no." I think it's because I'm a people pleaser, but I've never been very good at it. Except for with Ryan. Poor guy, I feel more than comfortable saying no to him. And since I have a lot of wannabe nos to get off my chest, he gets far more than his fair share.

Even though I'm only working part-time right now, I feel far busier than when I used to work full time. Because I can't say no, I end up running around doing various things I've agreed to each day. Every week I think the next one will be less busy, but somehow it never is. Ryan keeps encouraging me to take just one day to sit in my PJs and read and watch TV all day (I know, he's a keeper). As nice as that sounds, that would require saying no, and that part doesn't sound so nice. At least my closet is being put to good use since I'm getting out all the time. There's always a silver lining.








Shop:
- Forever 21 dress (bought on sale, no longer available. Buy similar here or here)
- Forever 21 jacket (circa 2004, no longer available)
- Anthropologie belt (bought on sale, no longer available. Buy similar here or here)
- Anthropologie booties (bought on sale circa 2010. no longer available. Buy kind of similar here)
- Yellow cashmere ruffle socks (gift from my mother-in-law)
- Vintage earrings

63 comments:

  1. this dress is beautiful!! nice blog! :D
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

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  2. Your dress is beautiful. And I can't believe the coincidence of your story...I am also a people pleaser that says yes to people way too many times. However, my husband's name is Ryan and he unfortunately gets the no answers more often than others. But Ryan's are the best, right? :)

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  3. I love going to college a lot mostly because I get to wear all the clothes in my closet, otherwise I would probably sit in pajamas too!

    You look great - love the mustard socks peeping out of your shoes!

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  4. Those booties are fab! What's the secret to finding bootie sales at Anthropologie? Do you buy them online in the spring?

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  5. OH MAN, that dress is so darn cute! Love it.

    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  6. This may be my favorite outfit of yours!!! LOVE the dress and those boots are fantastic. Lovely!! And I'm the same way, I can't say no to anyone (but Kevin and my family of course! haha) and I end up being stuck doing a bunch of stuff I don't want to. I guess it's good karma though?

    Oh, and I made a hair appt. :)

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  7. This is probably one of my favorite outfits on you! What a gorgeous dress. It highlights your pretty hair color and the back of the dress with the criss cross is adorable. Love it! Heather

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  8. I also have the HARDEST time saying no to anyone (even my boyfriend) so I can definitely relate! And, I love your style. I'd say that if I had the time and funds to invest in my wardrobe I would in this style direction.

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  9. That belt is too fun! I have a much easier time saying no now, but it took a while!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  10. I love that dress! It's hard to say "no," but it feels so good to actually do it. The best thing i, most people are usually understanding!

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  11. Love this look. Nifty Fifties with a modern touch!

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  12. That dress is so pretty, and it really stands out against the blue steps! Love that background! So cool!

    And I COMPLETELY understand what you are saying. I'm in the same boat- working part time but somehow busier than when I was working full time. It makes no sense. I'm glad Ryan is such a supportive dude - definitely a keeper. And it's nuts how I can say no (or be mean) to my man but everyone else gets the smile. That's something I'm trying to work on.

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  13. Thanks Jessica! That's so funny- our poor Ryans :)

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  14. Thanks Ki! There are definitely upsides to getting up and about :)

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  15. Thanks! I don't think there is a secret really- they put stuff on sale all the time. I just ordered another pair of booties online from them yesterday that were on sale :)

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  16. Wow, thanks Megan!! Hopefully it's good karma- otherwise we're both just doing a bunch of shit we don't want to be for nothin :)

    And look at you! I didn't :( Maybe seeing your lovely haircut will motivate me. Post photos! And do you have any day-of-haircut plans?

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  17. Wow, thanks so much Heather! Scored it at f21 for $12 :)

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  18. Aw, what an incredibly sweet thing to say- thank you so much! You do't have to have a lot of funds though- the dress was only $12 and the jacket was like $15 :)

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  19. Thanks! I guess practice makes perfect- I'm just dreading the practice :)

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  20. Thanks Kim! It's true- I rarely regret saying no, but do so super rarely.

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  21. Thanks Samantha!!

    I am definitely with you on that. Not sure why I feel I can be meaner to poor Ryan when he's the most supportive person in my life. I've been trying to work on that too, and slowly but surely been getting better :)

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  22. i love your dress! so cute! the back is adorable

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  23. I love this dress and the back is adorable! I know the feeling, I cannot say no either!

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  24. That is such a cute dress, especially with the yellow socks.
    And a boyfried who encourages you to just relax and do nothing is definitely a keeper.;)

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  25. I love the yellow sock peeping out from you shoe!! Your pictures look so vibrant today!! Did you change something? ( I love it!!)

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  26. Ellesees.blogspot.comNovember 16, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    This is cute.

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  27. Thanks so much! Feeling the San Francisco love :)

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  28. Thanks Bessie!! Isn't it a pain? I wish I was better at it

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  29. Thanks Niki! Ryan was such a good boyfriend I decided to make him my husband :)

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  30. Thanks Sayaka!! I just saturated the color a bit. I like it too, will definitely keep doing it :)

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  31. adore that dress!

    http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

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  32. Love the back detail on that dress! So pretty. And yes I have a similar problem - but after a while, you learn how good it feels to say "no"! :)

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  33. I LOVE your personal style! That dress and those boots are amazing. You look great! And I am the same way, I can never say no!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth
    http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

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  34. love your dress! :)
    xx

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  35. Thanks Katherine! I know it does from the few times I've done it, but it's just so hard for me to do!

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  36. Thanks Chelsea! Glad I'm not alone :)

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  37. I love this dress! It looks so great on you. Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. And for the offer of the advice in regards to my wedding planning! I might just take you up on that! I'm following you now and love if you'd come back and follow me if you're interested.
    xo,
    Sarah
    http://comingunstitched.blogspot.com

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  38. Thanks Sarah! Definitely don't hesitate to contact me- I'm happy to help any way I can :)
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  39. you are super cute! I am terrible at saying no too! crap!

    www.alexislaughs.blogspot.com

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  40. Thanks!! Maybe one day we'll learn :)

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  41. Your dress is such a beauty! I love the floral print, and the back detail is truly gorgeous!

    x
    www.lostinthehaze.com

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  42. Love this!! How perfect are the steps and dress?? They are a perfect match!!

    xo
    Alexandra
    www.fashion-feast.com

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  43. Thank you for stopping by my blog - I would have never known of your blog otherwise and I would really be missing out! Hello to a fellow Bay Area girl! I'm loving your blog and can TOTALLY RELATE to this post. I don't have a Ryan, but I do have a Randy. Luckily they know we really do adore them :)

    http://loserlike-me.blogspot.com/

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  44. Thanks for the comment on my Going Dotty post ;)

    Those shoe are sooo freaking amazing lady! great look!

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  45. Skippy, that dress has pizzazz! And how sexy is the back! Girl, I say NO all the time and it feels good. LOL I learned how to many years ago. One day it will just HIT ya! :D Have an awesome night.
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  46. I used to not say no ever, but now that's all I say! hahahaha. Glad that you're putting your closet to work, though! I love everything you own! that dress is just stunning!

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  47. Yay, I'm always so glad to meet another Bay Area blogger! Thank you for your sweet words! Glad you have a Randy :)

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  48. Thanks so much Lizzie! They're definitely one of my favorite pairs :)

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  49. Aw, thank you so much Laura! Here's hoping I can be more like you one day :)

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  50. Haha, I agree! :)

    Nope, no day of haircut plans... I usually leave looking like a wet dog and go straight home to put on pajamas. :)

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  51. Love the outfit! the dress is so pretty and the belt is super cute!

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  52. Thanks so much- I do love this belt :)

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  53. No way - this is a F21 dress? No stop.. tell me it can't be so! This is simply divine!!! Far too nice looking for F21.

    I'll stop now :D

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  54. Sorry to say it, but it's true :) If it makes you feel any better, I barely ever find pieces that work for me there, though i see tons of other bloggers (especially Bessie from Bravoe Runway) who make it seem like a breeze!

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