Tuesday, February 8, 2011

it was a rough one.

We had a really rough night.

First we tossed and turned because we just couldn't fall asleep. We didn't even take naps yesterday or anything. There was no excuse for it. The wind was blowing like a banshee. It was even the whistling kind that you hear in scary movies. Snow/rain was pounding on the windows. Snowplows were clearing our parking lot at 4:30 am, and their slamming the shovel thing on the ground every 2 minutes sounded like a freaking earthquake.

It was loud. All night. I couldn't sleep. And now I am cranky.

Luckily, I have something really good to look forward to. Like really good.

My husband is taking me on a Mexican cruise in a few weeks for Spring Break. Yesssss. My question for you is this: to tan or not to tan? I love to be sun-kissed and I miss that desperately, especially now as I get ready to walk 10 minutes in the snow from class to work. So do I go tanning once a week for 8 mins or so to prep my skin for the sun? Or is that a no go?

Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.

In addition, here are days 6-8. Enjoy.

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{blazer: 16.00, Charlotte Russe; flower pin: ripped it off a headband and pinned it on; shirt: 8.00, Alloy; skirt: 4.00, DI; belt: 8.99, TJ Maxx; boots: 13.99, Pacsun}

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{blazer: 8.00, DI; scarf: 3.50, Claires, shirt: free, Kohls cash; jeans: 10.00, Aeropostale; boots: 13.99, Pacsun}

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{shirt dress: 4.50, Kohls, leggings: 5.00, Kohls, shoes: 18.99, Target; belt: free, came with a dress}


-S.

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26 comments:

  1. um, i am loving all three of these looks! they're simple, but so interesting and well put together! love it! also really love the red, black, and brown combo in the blazer look!

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  2. I'm with Linley, all 3 are great looks.

    On the tan or not to tan question...I'd say a healthy, protected glow is always lovely as long as you're not baking each and every day.

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  3. These are all so cute! I'm really loving the animal print scarf in day #7. Of course thanks for participating in EBEW!

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  4. All three looks are great!

    About the tanning, I have a pretty strong opinion of zero tanning. But if you really want to, I would say that as long as it's only once or twice a year, you're okay. But PLEASE don't get into the habit of tanning anymore than that.

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  5. I LOVE day 6's look! So classy! As far as tanning, please don't! I worked at a spa once that had some tanning beds and in order to be allowed to operate it we had to read all sorts of research about how AWFUL it is for you . . . it is SO bad for you and dangerous! Looking tan is awesome, but not getting skin cancer is better :-) Just my little soapbox.

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  6. I love all 3 looks but my favorite has to be day 7. That blazer and scarf are amazing.

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  7. your remixes are adorable. one day i will do a remix and you will be my inspiration. the end.

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  8. You are so great. You really rock the menswear. I tried searching for a blazer a few weeks ago, but I always looked like I was wearing my mom's jacket from the 80's or something. Boo. And way to dress up the white-button up, amazing!

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  9. I love all of these looks so much! The accessories are such great touches- the pin on day 6, the scarf on day 7, the necklace on day 8. Love!

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  10. I have no advice, as I burn like a lobster when I have any contact with the sun. That said, I CAN compliment your looks. And you are such an overachiever posting TWO blazers today.
    Thanks for submitting to EBEW :)

    The Auspicious Life

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  11. love day six. and i would vote, no tanning. it is not good for your skin. also, pale skin is still beautiful!

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  12. Love the three looks! Regarding the tan, as long as you don't overdo it (and don't look orangey), I guess it's okay! x

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  13. Ack! I'm completely in love with that first outfit. It's way cute. I also love how you guys make looking cute relatable -- almost every day I think, "I could do that," which doesn't happen a lot with me and fashion blogs. :)

    As for tanning, I used to do it on a regular basis before I got pregnant. Not too often, because I didn't want to super-age myself and look like I had wrinkly leather skin, but I think it's better than getting majorly sunburned on your cruise {I'm totally jealous, btw}. I would recommend wearing sunscreen on your face, just to be safe. Have fun!

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  14. you find the cutest boots at Pacsun for such a LOW price. I am so jealous

    go tanning? No. get sun kissed on your cruise, yes.

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  15. Like a lot some commenters already mentioned, tanning is WAY bad for you, but not so bad if you don't do it regularly. Studies showed that girls who did it from ages 16 and up on a regular basis increased their likelihood to develop skin cancer by 70% or something crazy like that! I heard about it on NPR a few months ago. So obviously, the better off you are. As a fellow fair-skinner and the daughter of a cancer patient, I've decided the risk isn't worth it and I slather myself in sunblock, or at least sunscreen.

    Btw, I'm going to hunt you down and steal all 3 of those outfits. You think you're anonymous, but I've got some mad stalking skills. JUST kidding.

    P.S. Are you feeling better than you were the other day?

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  16. My apologies - my previous comment should have read - "*the less you do it,* the better off you are."

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  17. each of these looks is simple, classy, and fabulous. really--love them all. especially the mass of necklaces paired with the shirtdress and leggings in the last one. you look great! and...a cruise!?!? lucky girl.
    -brittney
    http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com

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  18. I love the last outfit black and white!!you look gorgeous!kiss from Prague

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  19. I love the grey Charlotte Russe blazer! I have been searching for a grey blazer and I think you pointed me in the right direction.

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  20. Love the skirt and blazer in day 6. the outfit looks so chic! Plus the piled on necklaces on the simple white shirt in day 8 is beautiful

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  21. Awesome outfits.

    I would tan just for a little.

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  22. I don't tan so I don't know what to say. I wear spf 50. But, I do like the outfits, number 7 is my favorite.
    My Heart Blogged

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  23. Love them all. Can't pick a fave outfit.
    http://a-pretty-nest.blogspot.com/

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  24. Ugh, this is what I've been trying to achieve! Love this look so much!! Glad I found you on everybody, everywear!
    http://www.dlynne16.blogspot.com

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  25. Wow, I hate to always sound like the mother to your posts....but, read back on my blog a few weeks ago. You will see the results of my years of tanning and it will hopefully make your decision for you. Pale is the new Tan!

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  26. I totally agree with Gay. I'm only 29 and had skin cancer last year even though I grew up in a cold climate and only used sun beds occasionally but that was enough. Thankfully it was only a BCC and could be cut out, but please, please don't use sun beds and use factor 30 when you are in the sun. I always do now.

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