Monday, October 29, 2012

Pick- Me- Up

Sometimes when I decide to share a story I have to ask myself things like:

  • is it appropriate?
  • is it believable?
  • is it hilarious?
  • would I wanna read someone else talking about it on their blog?
These two stories from Friday absolutely meet all requirements. 


In the middle of third period, I am handing out study guides when an African-American student randomly blurts out, "Man, you dress like a black girl!" I mean totally random. I was a little taken back, but I thanked him.  I am assuming that was a supreme compliment, right? I didn't ask him to elaborate on exactly what that meant, and if it was a good thing to dress like that, because I was afraid things would get really inappropriate really quickly!


Then on the way home Friday afternoon, I notice out of my peripheral vision a truck driving RIGHT beside me on the interstate. You know how awkward that is, right? Like you can feel them looking at you, and you are thinking, "Is this person road raging on me? Are they trying to warn me of a gas leak? or a flat tire? Or a killer wielding a knife in the back seat?" Nope none of those things. This guy was beside me, a grown man no less, waving at me and blowing kissy faces. I mean he looked perfectly normal, but who the heck does that? I narrowed my eyes and gave him my most withering "WTF" face and flipped him off. Come on, dude. It's 3:30 in the afternoon and I am driving a mini-van for crying out loud. You really want to be hitting on me in the fast lane??

Button-down- Target
Leggings- Eloquii
Boots- Old Navy
Owl Necklace- Cato's

When I called Curtis to tell him about my two crazy experiences, he just laughed and told me I needed to tune down the "hotness". Yep. That was his sage advice. Oh yeah, and "You need to tell that story on the blog!"

45 comments:

Heather said...

Ha - seriously in one day? Love that comment your student had - totally a compliment I'd say :) I love this laid back look... and that necklace is seriously too cute!

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Leighleigh Uzumaki said...

I ADORE THOSE BOOTS! and as someone who grew up in the ghetto, I'm gonna have to say it probably has to do with your booty. Accept it, it is a compliment!
Question though, does your whistle really work?
-Ashleigh
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Lynne DeVenny said...

No, don't tone down the hotness! YOLO :) I love this outfit, especially the boots and owl necklace. I scored a large owl necklace at a vintage store this weekend. Can't wait to wear it!

Feathers & Freckles said...

Ohhh cute boots and owl necklace! And I just bought a similar brown nail polish that I'm so excited about :) That is so ridiculous, and dangerous, of Mr. Interstate Lovin'... CREEP. Love that you flipped him off :D

Savannah said...

I finally broke down and bought some boots for fall from Maurices. It took me forever to find boots that fit, boots that I loved, and boots that weren't too expensive. I'm so glad I got them, epsecially since ths cooler weather.
I can't believe someone would make kissy faces driving down the road. Seems a bit dangerous.

Crystal said...

Well, duh! Have you looked at yourself? You are beautiful lady! And super sexy!!
www.talesfromthefatside.org

kathy haynes said...

Your outfit is so cute! I love the owl necklace! Hitting On Me In The Fast Lane would be a great title for a country song! LOL

Always Maylee said...

Haha, seriously Katie, tone down the hotness and awesomeness once in awhile will ya!? I'm just kidding, don't, because I love you the way you are. Just like Bruno Mars said. :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

kristian satterlee said...

So, I used bloglovin to start following your blog about a month ago and ...somehow the posts weren't showing up on my reading list. Sad day! But I did go back and look at your archives and have loved all your outfits. But this necklace you are wearing here is one of my favorite of your recent looks!


www.withoutastyle.com

liveandlearnchristy said...

Hilarious!! I was driving my husband's truck a few weeks ago and got the same reaction. But, I had had 3 children in the front seat. Not just the children, but the 3 children in their CAR SEATS! Really? You are hitting on me with all these children beside me? Anyway. Weirdos. Maybe they just got out of jail? Haha.

I really enjoy your blog. I am learning about how to dress from reading here! I love it! You are so adorable with all of your outfits. Do I sound like a stalker? I bought 2 belts after browsing around her one day. I love them and get compliments. Now to get a wider one and some boots!

Anyway, thanks for the laugh this morning.

tori said...

oh that's funny! I regularly get told I have the booty of a "sista." My husband assures me that's a good thing :D I love your denim top and I spy one of your tattoos!! I love your little mustache! I think this will be a fun game, you can play find my tattoo's in your pictures :D Assuming they're in appropriate places ;)

http://www.mythriftychic.com

Tashia @HipsandHangers said...

LOL great stories. That student is bold! Tone down the hotness? Did you tell him it's a beast that can't be tamed?

still being [Molly] said...

hahaha love it! i used to be a teacher so i can totally relate to that first one. you look great!

Kristin said...

1) You do look totally hot!! Love the shirt and leggings and boots and will probably have to copy the whole outfit. 2) That's freaking hilarious and totally blog-worthy!!!

Annie said...

Hahah - too funny Katie! You do look pretty darn awesome in that outfit so who can blame those guys? :)

Annie

The Other Side of Gray

Alice said...

Eww, what is it with grown men becoming apes when there is a pretty girl around? I mean seriously, has kissy faces out the car window ever worked for anyone ever? Would have loved to have seen your 'wtf' face! Love this outfit, you are looking seriously foxy (never stop!) xo

Elena said...

So funny! I can't blame these men-you really look awesome!
Kisses
Elena
http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

Carrie said...

This post made me laugh - something I needed on a very busy Monday! :)
All I can say is, work it ... and I'm glad your hotness didn't cause any crashes on the interstate! :)

Lakeesha Ramey said...

LOL@both stories! Im a black girl (surprise lol) and Im not exactly sure what we dress like but you are always cute :) As far as the truck driver is concerned you hit all the right emotions! Youre a hottie and your beauty knows no color barriers!

Chris Williams said...

I wouldn't even know how to respond to that student... mainly because I can't understand the comment what so ever. As for the truck driver... I love that you flipped him off!

jodie.moss said...

LOVE the boots! and way to go! woohoo, alwas makes me feel a bit young and carefree when someone says something like that!

vogue_or_bust said...

Haha that first one in particular is priceless. What does that even mean?! Well I can see what the husb is getting at, because the hotness is getting ridiculously overwhelming! Loving this casual but chic look, the owl necklace is adorable!

Alexandra xo

tovogueorbust.com

Mary Ann said...

You look great in the chambray shirt, Katie! And lol about dressing like a black girl comment - what's that supposed to mean? ;-)

Laurel Walker said...

LOL BAHAHAHAHAHAHA YOU HAD AN AWESOME FRIDAY
You chew gum like a champ.
Your books smell good.
Your nose is like my mom's.

www.theopinionatedgirl.com

Marissa said...

Literally LOL'ing over here!!!

Jessica said...

Don't turn down the hottness lady! Rock it! Yes that is awkward, but I would totally own it, go you for standing up for yourself! I LOVE your denim on denim look!
xx
Here&Now

P.S. your hair is looking FIERCE!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Bahaha! That would be a great country song :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

They are from Old Navy and they are great- I definitely recommend them! Sadly the whistle doesn't work :(
I have a feeling that the booty was the main focus of that comment (I get that a lot!)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Right?! I was too. It was my favorite story of the week.

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I did!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I'm still not sure at all. I was in skinny jeans, oxfords and a button-up shirt, so.... I don't really know. I guess that means that black girls and myself dress AWESOME?!?!?

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Right?! I guess it was a nice thing, and I guess that means they dress nice or cute? Or I am stupid and he was insulting me. I really love the owl necklace. It is perfect.

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I didn't understand either and I didn't want to give him a chance to continue the conversation, you know?

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I assumed he meant that I dress totally cute and black girls dress totally cute?? I was in skinny jeans, oxfords and a button up, so I'm not sure what prompted the comment ;)


And thank you so much, I am going to quote Ellen Degeneres here and say, "I am colorblind.. like a cocker spaniel" and I think that shows to everyone, even my slightly inappropriate students!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I need to get one of those little warning signs like "Baby on Board", except make it say "Babe on Board" that way people know to be careful! ;)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Awww, thank you, Elena!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I use the WTF face a lot. I will have to capture it on film for you! And you are so right, I should have asked him, "So does that really work with the ladies?"

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks, Annie.

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It's so comfy and I think it's a really classic look. And don't worry about copying, I am positive I copied it from someone!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Kids just say the darnedest things, you know? ;)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

BAHAHAHAH. I didn't say that, but from now on I am going to. That's gonna be my new catch phrase!

grownandcurvywoman said...

I love denim shirts they go with everything! Your pairing them with the boots & leggings is great casual outfit.
As for your student, his comment annoys me but thats a conversation for another day. Once when I was driving on the highway this man called out to me and when I turned to look, his friend on the passenger side took my picture...with a camera (this was waaay back when cell phones didnt take pics! LOL)!!! I was mortified!!!

.hello. lj said...

I am cracking up over here! HA! Especially the guy in the fast lane! You are a pretty hot hottie, ma'am! And I LOVE this outfit! One of my all time faves of yours!

jugglingchic said...

Great necklace! I love how simple and chic this outfit is!

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