Further Proof I Have No Business In A Calendar

I have developed a new obsession.

Fall Fashion.

No. Really. I’m totally serious. I am that shallow and superficial.

This weekend alone I purchased three pairs of tights and yet another pair of menswear inspired shoes. I also tried on eight sweater dresses, five cardigans and one trench coat.

This may be a good time to remind you that I live in Florida. And also am clearly crazy.

Do you know who wears tights in Florida in October? Crazy people. Do you know why? Because it is damn near 90 degrees in October in Florida. With humidity. Florida doesn’t understand the meaning of the terms Fall or Fall Fashion.

But! Purple tights! So cute! And totally In right now!


I am never going to survive this fucking photo shoot.

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  1. RW says:

    What the hell happened to your toes?

  2. Melizzard says:

    Umm purple tights …in Florida … one more reason to be glad I telecommute.

  3. avitable says:

    Well, you are the style editor for a fancy web magazine.

  4. It’s like here in England everyone’s “I will wear these damn shorts/mini skirt/tea dress, even though it’s cold enough to turn my legs blue.”
    You can’t hold fashion back with a bit of adverse weather.

  5. Turnbaby says:

    I went to the football game in flip flops. I am deterimined to be sockless/tightsless/hoseless until at least October dammit.

  6. That was one of the ONLY things I liked about living in Memphis. We had a fall. I got to wear really cute fall outfits.

    And Purple??? Why is purple in this year??!! I look like a rabid eggplant in any color of purple!

    Oh…. but you look great! :cool:

  7. B says:

    Now THOSE are purple tights! I like ‘em though!

  8. manager mom says:

    Just drink heavily and put on some teen-pop-slut music while you’re getting photographed. You’ll feel MUCH better.

    Love the shoes and the tights. The whole thing works for me.

  9. you are certifiable, but never has crazy looked so darn cute! (and HOT. and HAWT).

  10. Mattie says:

    Very cool. Except they don’t look purple to me. They look more towards a magenta color. Hmmmm…

    The shoes? They remind of shoes I wore as a kid (this will age me for sure). they were called “saddle shoes” and we wore them with Bobby Sox.

    Yeah. I’m THAT old.

  11. Peggy says:

    5 bucks says those things are off by noon.

  12. Sarah says:

    I love tights. I can’t wait for cold weather.

  13. Bucky says:

    Purple tights, yea, yea, whatever. The more important thing is that there are leaves in the bottom of the swimming pool!

  14. steen says:

    I’m so jealous. I can never pull off tights, although I love the textured ones. Also, I virtually never wear skirts to work although I should rectify that.

    Damn you! We should go shopping. I definitely need the help, haha.

  15. I love those shoes!!!!!!

    And the purple tights. They match my newly purple hair.

    You are going to rock the photo shoot. Heh.

  16. greg t says:

    Is that a bathtub over next to the fence?? Maybe you can put a statue of the Virgin Mary in it and make it look really classy!! I do like the purple though. It somehow reminds me of Prince….

  17. Honeybell says:

    I totally had a dream last night that my friend was asking to borrow a pair of purple tights. This has nothing to do with anything, but still.

  18. I LOVE them. So cute! :clap:

  19. Britt's Mom says:

    cute cute cute cute cute!!!

  20. Faiqa says:

    crazy?!! i’ve lived in florida since i was 2 and start wearing sweaters in september. i don’t care if it’s 110 degrees outside. september is fall. it’s a matter of principle.

  21. B.E. Earl says:

    I’m wearing purple tights too! They make my package look huge.

  22. Amanda says:

    It’s worth it, you look cute

  23. Tori says:

    you know who else wears purple tights?


    OK, maybe not… but Dooce does! http://www.dooce.com/daily-photo/2008/07/23/how-i-celebrated-my-birthday

  24. Tori says:

    P.S. isn’t it still September?

  25. Jamie says:

    Your shoes are fabulous.

  26. Miss Britt says:

    RW: I ate them.

    Melizzard: no one sees me at work. The tights are for me.

    Which makes it even more pathetic, I’m sure. LOL

    avitable: that’s TRUE.

    Tara@From Dawn Till Rusk: yes, we get plenty of that here too. (See Turnbaby’s comment)

    Turnbaby: well, I’m not wearing socks if that means anything.

    Of course, I won’t be wearing socks well into December.

    hello haha narf: :-P

    Blondefabulous: we get a Fall – in November, December and January. I just don’t want to wait that long!!

    B: thanks! :D

    manager mom: my shoot is at 10am. I think I’ll have to set the alarm so I have plenty of time to be boozed up by then.

    Jenny from Mommin’ It Up!: tee hee hee – thank you.

    Mattie: OK, yes, technically they are kind of pinky. And those ARE saddle shoes – which are also very much In right now.

    Peggy: 10 bucks says I’m sitting in air conditioning. :-P

    Sarah: apparently, neither can I.

    Bucky: well, that’s not my pool.

    steen: we SHOULD go shopping!!

    Redneck Mommy: your new purple hair? Did I miss a post?!?!

    greg t: I should also say that is not my tub. That would be Avitable’s tub.

    Honeybell: on the contrary, it has everything to do with everything.

    Captain Steve: YAY! Thank you!

    Britt’s Mom: I told you!

    Faiqa: damn straight.

    B.E. Earl: hahahahahahahahahhaha

    Amanda: thank you

    Tori: yes, um, actually, it is still September. But still! Fall!

  27. Miss Britt says:

    Jamie: thanks – Target!

  28. Laurin says:

    That’s not true! You can wear fall fashion here in Florida, as long as you change by noon.

  29. ~kat says:

    Oooooo love the shoes I want a pair but it’s almost winter in Wisconsin and they wouldn’t get me through the 30 feet of snow. BUT I would look cute :D

  30. Sybil Law says:

    I really don’t carry off purple well. I’ll stick with a purse or shoes. Actually, I think I could do the tights.
    Anyway, YOU look fabulous. And those shoes are some of the cutest of the menswear trend right now, for sure. Some of the menswear shoes are fugly ugly. :)

  31. Hm.
    Great pose – both times! Good looking model!
    But not my taste of colour/fashion.

    But do go for the photo shoot!

    (Are there fishes in the pool?)

  32. Damn, girl! You are hot! I saw some purple-swirly tights at Macy’s that have my name written all over them. Might have to invest…

  33. Poppy says:

    I absolutely adore the tights on your.

    On me … I will show you a very embarrassing photo when you visit. That’s all I’ll say.

  34. Poppy says:

    *And by “on your.” I of course meant to be completely cryptic.

    Actually, I meant you.

  35. Shash says:

    I thought you looked wicked cute today. I was rocking the Teacher Chic. ;)

    Thank you so much for today. Just what I needed.


  36. Tracy says:

    I like purple tights. Very nice!

  37. libragirl says:

    I love the tights and shoes. And nothing scream style like tights, peek-a-boo shoes and a sleevless shirt.
    bring them for the fashion shoot..they will work well for NY
    Can’t wait to see ya

  38. Robin says:

    What Libragirl said. Your tights are so New York. :)

    4 more days until the NYC trip!!

  39. Mr Farty says:

    If you’ve got it, flaunt it.

    And you’ve got it in spades!

  40. kapgar says:

    I don’t think we’re going to survive this photo shoot. ;-)

  41. Rachael says:

    Those shoes are almost unbearably awesome.

  42. Rachel says:

    Dude, the shoes are hawt! But you have Barney legs.

    It’s a good thing you’re adorable :-) I am apparently anything but fashionable :-) LOL
    You’ll rock the photo shoot you darling thing.

  43. Stephanie says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the shoes.
    But you already knew I would, didn’t you?

    Tights look cute on you…but they make me look like I have tree trunk ankles.

    sigh. :poke:

  44. Miss Britt says:

    Laurin: I made it through the whole day!

    (and changed five minutes after I got home)

    ~kat: Target! Which means, it’s OK if they don’t make it all the way through winter.

    Sybil Law: I got a purple bag this summer in NYC before I realized it was going to be such a huge freaking deal right now. Lucky me!

    the pensive one: I think it’s an acquired taste.

    Coal Miner’s Granddaughter: and when you do, we want pictures!

    Poppy: I’m looking forward to it.

    Shash: oh sweetheart, you are too kind.

    Tracy: thanks. ;-)

    libragirl: ditto! We are going to hvave so much fun!!!

    Robin: I’m getting so excited!!!!!!!!!

    Mr Farty: *blush* thank you.

    kapgar: you have less than a week to go – and I haven’t begun to tell you about my skin hell yet!

    Rachael: well, *I* am a fan.

    Rachel: I do have Barney legs – short, squat stubs! lol

    Stephanie: I don’t have ankles – tights or not.

  45. Lisa says:

    You look fabulous, sharp and professional. Love it!

  46. Ok, I have NEVER gotten or understood, or been anywhere near comprehending “fashion.”

    The shoes are cute… but those tights… My mind does NOT get how they “go” with anything else you’re wearing. And you are CUTE! And everything else you are wearing is CUTE! But… It reminds me of when toddlers dress themselves and stuff doesn’t go together. *ducks*

    That is really in right now? Goodness.

    I suppose I will, once again, NOT be appearing in fashion. lol

  47. Trihsk says:

    Think of it this way, if you wear tights you don’t have to shave your legs to often!!

    Love the shoes!

  48. Rachel says:

    That’s sooo not what I mean and you know it ;-) LOL.

    Your legs do not look short and stubby or squat or anything else :-)

  49. Kimberly says:

    God you look so skinny!!! What the hell? I am jealous.

  50. Fumanchudad says:

    Don’t know about fall fashion, (I do know Florida though, grew up there) Also know a nice set of gams when I see ‘em. Very nice! Enjoy your high fashion adventure!

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