Sunday, October 27, 2013

WIWS: Outfit Fail but At Least We Still Have Some Winners

Linking up with FLAP for yet again, another edition of What I Wore Sunday. I have no idea why I keep posting these...other than the fact that I feel like taking photos of an outfit give me a more objective view than just looking in the mirror.  Plus, I might be getting a bit vainer as I get older.  Actually, vainer is not the right work..probably more like conscious of my outward appearance and how it comes across to others.  Because, like it or not, people do judge us by our clothes and appearance.  I'm trying really hard not to fall into the frumpy, mid-30's, mom of several kids look...because no one likes that.   I think looking at least somewhat decent and put-together helps give society a more positive view of what I do.  

Anywhere, he is what I wore.  Today's outfit is a definite fail and that orange sweater is going straight into the "give-away" pile...because people who are well-endowed should not wear turtlenecks.

So first I tried this....but I'm afraid that color combination is reminiscent of Ernie from Sesame Street.  

The tights are from Wal-Mart.  Everything else is old and thrifted and I don't know where it's from.  Which is fine..because you probably wouldn't want to buy these pieces anyway.  Although, I do like that skirt...I only wear it with tights, though..  It feels too short to wear with bare legs, but I like it with tights underneath. 
It's slightly better without the cardigan...but still I'm getting rid of this's way too short...and I said above, well-endowed people should not wear turtlenecks.

So, I feel like this outfit was a fail.
But, at least we do have some winners in the family.  Yesterday we took the kids to a chess tournament and came home with these.

And here's one with their chess coach and a cute little future chess prodigy.

Greta and John as the Bentrup Homeschool Team won 3rd place in the K-5 Open/Rated Section.

John won an individual trophy for 3rd place (and he actually tied for 2nd) in the K-3 Rated/Open Awards.  Not bad for someone only in Kindergarten...especially since he was playing a lot of 5th graders.

Heidi won 2nd place (tied for 1st actually) in the K-8 unrated awards.  It's called K-8, but was basically just 6th, 7th and 8th graders and she actually played against kids all the way up through 12th grade.  So, pretty good for only a 6th grader. 

And, Greta won a ribbon in the K-5 rated section.

And, Elsa...well she's just biding her time until she's old enough to bring home her own trophies.

Happy Sunday!!

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  1. I like the outfit better with out the cardigan. And I think you should keep the turtleneck! Be proud you are well endowed! Many women out there probably wish they could fill out one as nicely!

    And congrats to your kids on their chess trophies!

  2. Yay for the chess wins!! wahoo!!

    I agree with Beth. I liked the second outfit with the turtleneck. I have quite the top shelf and I wear turtlenecks from time to time. If you think it's too short, maybe put a longer cami underneath to add a few inches for comfort. It's my go to trick of the week. You are beautiful my friend and don't let yourself feel anything different.

  3. I got so excited when I saw that your oldest's name is Heidi...because I'm the oldest, and my name is Heidi, and it's been a long long time since I met another one! :) And I agree with Mary; camis are magic! Congrats on the trophies! :)

  4. I love Greta and John holding the trophy together! Too cute :)


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