Monday, August 31, 2015

Stripes, stripes, stripes


I know, I know, bigger girls aren't supposed to wear stripes, but you know what, I don't care. I love my stripe tops and dresses, so they're here to stay. It just such an easy thing to pull on and adds a bit of interest to an otherwise boring outfit. Admit it, a solid white shirt with these black pants would have looked blah.

Okay, so now that I've convinced you, I can't believe it's Monday already. I feel like the weekend just flew by. My husband is back in school, so I spent most of it on baby duty. Baby and I took a couple of trips out to Michaels, Target, World Market and Kirklands and, other than buying groceries, I managed to be pretty good and only bought some yarn and a decorative arrow, because everyone needs a decorative arrow. :) I did try out the Loft top I mentioned I wanted so badly yesterday, but the fit was super weird. The sleeves were narrow, they hit at an odd place, and it was super billowy. It was a cute pattern, but just not for me. I've got some birthday money to Loft, so I might try it in a smaller size, or not, because there's a lot of other great stuff out right now.

Hope everyone has a lovey week. Only four more days until the long weekend. :)

Top: Loft (exact)
Pants: The Limited (very similar)
Shoes: Madewell (current version)
Purse: Lulu*s (exact)
Necklace: Kendra Scott (exact)
Initial Bracelet: Kreations (cute alternative)

 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Week in Review 8.30.15

Cream cardi and embellished sandals on repeat: one  //  two  // three

Blog Love:
  • I've been completely hooked on clothing remixes ever since Briana presented her skirt remix challenge. Lisa from Respect the Shoes has the best trench dress mix on her blog this week. **serious heart eyes***
  • I love "what's in my bag" type posts and what's better than just a bag? A diaper bag post! (At least for us mommas (or soon to be).) Paige from Style This Life's diaper bag is so neat and organized, mine looks like a bomb went off on it most of the time! She's definitely inspired me to clean it up. The secret may just be lots of compartments and pouches. :)
  • I love Merrick's post on how to transition your wardrobe for fall. Not that it's going to be fall anytime soon in North Florida, but a girl can dream I suppose.

On Teal and Polka Dots:
  • On the blog: My budget post is up! I spent all the money, and took advice from a work of fiction. I'm a mess. :)
  • On Instagram: I rediscovered this half completed scarf while looking for knitting needles for a new project. Score! I believe I originally started it at least two years ago while I was pregnant and had completely forgotten about it. Can't wait to finish it up and wear it!
  • On Twitter: Sometimes parenting gets real.

Favorite Sales:
    • 40% off of Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic with code 3DAY
      • This fit and flare dress from Old Navy has 3/4 length sleeves and would be a perfect transition piece from summer to fall and even winter with a sweater, tights and boots!
      • I love the idea of this floral pleated skirt, though I know it would all look wrong on me. So someone else snatch it up and post pictures, so I can admire from afar. :)
      • Suede d'Orsay flats in my school color? Yes, please! (Lots of other fun colors available if garnet isn't for you.)
    Personal:
    • Reading: I just finished reading "If I Could Turn Back Time" by Beth Haribson. Normally I really like her books. "When in Doubt, Just Add Butter" and "Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger" are two of my favorites by her. But for whatever reason, I didn't like this one so much. I didn't like the main character, so that's usually a deal breaker. But I liked the idea of it; who hasn't thought about going back in time to change something from our past, or at least to have a heart to heart with our younger selves?
    • Listening to: Ingrid Michelson. It's been over a year since she released "Lights Out" but it's still so, so good. This video especially is just the best. Seriously, the best.
    • Watching: Last night I watched "Horns" with the hubby. Since I had to read the book for book club, I was curious about the movie adaptation. I don't know why they always have to change the movie. I mean, sometimes I get it when there something that doesn't translate from book to movie, but most of the time, the book was popular for a reason, why do you have to go and change everything?? The movie was weird, and honestly, just not that great.
    • What I'm Crushing On: I'm sad I missed the boat on Anthropologie's handpainted globes. There's lots of (expensive) options online, but I'm thinking a possible DIY? 
    • Goal of the Month: I'm done with the 30 Day Crunch Challenge! I really wished I had measured before and after or at least taken a photo, because I don't really see a difference, but I don't know if that's because I see myself everyday or if the stubborn "mom belly" is to blame :( Suggestions on what to do next?

    Friday, August 28, 2015

    August Budget




    $150 budget - $56.14 over in July = $93.94 starting budget
    + $37.14 Thredup
    + $110 clothing sales
    + $50 side work
    = $291.08 Total Budget for August

    - $254.77 August purchases

    $36.61 under budget
    ($288.52 in savings)

    I spent a lot this month, but I also sold some clothes and did side work that more than made up for it! Have any of you read the Shopaholic series? In it the heroine's dad says there are two ways to save money: 1. Spend Less 2. Make More (Or something to that effect anyway.)

    Well, spend less hasn't been working for me, but I'm rocking the make more. Then again, maybe I shouldn't be taking financial advice from a work of fiction. :)

    Anyway, on to the reviews! 

    Ann Taylor Split Neck Tunic (see how I wore it here)
    I decided to give this pretty top a try after seeing it on Franish. I love that it has a longer hemline and the embroidery on it is so pretty. It looks nice with black pants, but I can easily see it tucked into a pencil skirt and layered under a jacket or blazer this fall. For reference, I ordered this in an XL.

    Banana Republic Distressed Skinny Ankle Jeans (see how I wore it here)
    I have been on the lookout for the perfect pair of distressed skinny jeans for a couple of months now, and these come pretty darn close. They are soft and comfy, but don't stretch out during the day and I love the lighter wash. I've washed and dried them a couple of times and they fit as great right out of the dryer as they do at the end of the day. I got them in a 16 Tall so I could cuff the bottom and, when unrolled, they hit right at my ankles. I can't wait to wear them tucked into my favorite riding boots this winter. 
     
    Kendra Scott 'Rayne' Stone Tassel Necklace in Rose Gold/Navy (see how I wore it here and here)
    I was going to be good and resist the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but I couldn't resist this beauty! The rose gold makes it unique and I like that it gives me a little something different in the accessories department. I'm so sad that it's sold out, but hopefully, maybe, it'll come in stock again soon.

    J.C. Penny Black and White Polka Dot Sweater
    I got this sweater in anticipation of our family Gatlinburg trip in late October, but I can think of tons of ways to style it in the fall/winter. After reading reviews, I ordered it in a XXL Tall, and I'm so glad I did! It's just long enough that it hits at the hip and it's nicely fitted. I am not a tall person by any means (I'm only 5'5'') but this sweater would have been way too short in the regular length. 

    Lulu*s Doctor Up Cream Tote  (see how I wore it here)
    I'm not a huge purse person, for the past two years I carried nothing but my Coach Phoebe bag or my diaper bag. A couple of months ago, I added the Clare V. leopard print clutch to my collection (swoon) but I wanted something more structured, in a neutral color, and work appropriate. I love that this bag fits all my requirements, and at a much lower price point. It still looks expensive and the vegan leather doesn't have the plastic fake look.The sides have a pretty linen look and the gold hardware looks classy.

    Target pearl necklace  (see how I wore it here and here)
    I loved the J. Crew Factory version of this necklace and had major fomo that I didn't snag it before it went out of stock online. Sadness. So, when I found this dupe at a much lower price, I snatched it up. Though, get this, I went to my local J. Crew Factory outlet last week and there were TONS of those gorgeous pearl necklaces for sale. I almost bought one just because it was the one I originally wanted, but I couldn't justify the $40 price tag.

    Ann Taylor red cutout flats  (see how I wore them here)
    I did a mini review on these flats last week. The shortened version: ordered flats, loved the style, but wasn't sure about the fit. Was too lazy to return. Wore them anyway and it all worked out. But, seriously, don't pay full price for them, so not worth $98.

    J. Crew Factory Crystal Trio Earrings (see how I wore them here)
    My earrings stay hidden since 99% of the time I wear my hair down. I wanted a statement pair that wasn't dangly that would look good when I did wear my hair up, and hopefully peek through when I had my hair down. I'm not a big fan of large earrings anymore, and I tend to stick to statement necklaces, so these earrings had just the right amount of bling without being overwhelming.

    Eloges Elbow Patch Cardigan via Groopdealz (sneak peek of it here)
    I'll admit it, this was a complete impulse purchase. I saw stripes and elbow patches and was all, gimme gimme! When I ordered it, I actually thought it was a sweater, but it's made from T-shirt material, which I think I like every better. It's cozy and has plenty of stretch. And elbow patches, did I mention elbow patches? For reference, I got this in a XL.
     

    What I received as a gift:

     


    I received a lot of lovely gifties this month from family. Hooray for early birthday presents! (Which isn't until late September, but it's never too early to celebrate.:))

    J. Crew Factory Gray Rugby Sweater
    This was another anticipation of Gatlinburg trip purchase. It's soft and has a tight weave and definitely has a preppy vibe to it. I can't wait to style it this winter. For reference, I ordered an XXL and it's just the slightest bit snug.

    J. Crew Factory Herringbone Vest (sneak peek of it here)
    I'm a blogger cliche and I don't care who knows it! I love this vest. I know it's gotten some bad reviews online, but I really like the gray color and it's nice and warm. I listened to the reviews online and ordered this a size down in an XL, and it fits, but it's just a touch snug. I'm debating if I want to exchange it for an XXL, but I'm afraid it'll be ginormous. Living in Florida, I won't be wearing thick layers under it, so the snugness probably isn't a big deal. Wouldn't be nice if you could just diet for a day or two and magically lose 10 lbs.? #wishfulthinking

    Old Navy Boyfriend Plaid Popover
    I really like that this shirt looks like a cozy flannel skirt, but it's actually made from a thin, light material which is PERFECT for Florida falls. I got it in a L since it runs quite large.

    Target Polka Dot Cardigan (see how I wore it here)
    You know me, if it's polka dotted, I'm all over it. I got it in an XXL, and I find it runs a little small.

    //I'm linking up with Franish today and all the other Budgeting Bloggers!//

    Thursday, August 27, 2015

    How to Look Squnity in Photos


    I had my husband snap a couple of quick photos before heading to work. It was crazy bright, so I have a bad case of the squints in all my photos. I had planned to take retake photos, but it just didn't happen. So, enjoy the outfit and ignore the silly faces. Or don't, after all they are pretty entertaining. :)

    In unrelated news: last night felt amazing. It there was just the barest hint of cool in the air, so we put the kiddo in her baby-trike and went to a long walk around the neighborhood. I reverse hibernate, in Florida it's too hot in summer to do much outside, but fall/winter/spring I love to be outdoors! I've been feeling way too cooped up lately, so getting a good walk in was perfect. I can't wait for it to really cool off so we can start adventuring.

    Cardigan: J. Crew Factory (exact)
    T-Shirt: Target (exact)
    Sandals: Target (very similar)
    Necklace: Kendra Scott (sold out, found one listing on ebay)
    Watch: Target (save, splurge)
    Bracelet:  SageKandCo (save, splurge)


    // Today I'm linking up with Happiness and Midlife and Mix Match Fashion//

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Black and Garnet

    Do you ever have one of those days where you don't really feel like you have a lot to say? I'll blame it on tiredness and a rough couple of nights with the kiddo. She spent all of Monday night crying and writhing in pain. She'd fall asleep, I'd put her in the crib, and she'd immediately start screaming again. This went on from about 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. at which point she fell asleep in my arms. By 7:30 a.m. she was awake and acting like nothing had happened, was playing and ready for the day. Husband and I were completely freaked. I took her to the doctor only to be told it could have been teething, constipation, or night terrors, or maybe all three at once! She's just about the hit 15 months, and I know some kids experience sleep regression, so maybe that's it?


    So, anyway, here I am. Outfit photos and all. I actually wore this last week when it was a nice rainy day and a cozy cardigan made the day so much better. This is my attempt at professional school spirit attire. I'm dressed in school spirit clothes again today (it's the first week of classes) but much more casual in a T-shirt (that I designed) and jeans. And another cozy cardigan, because cardigans are the equivalent of my favorite comfort food.

    Cardigan: Loft (similar)
    Necklace: Target (exact)
    Watch: Fossil (similar)
    Bracelets: Arrow/ I Adorn U (exact), Triangles/ Loft (cute alternative)
    Earrings: J. Crew Factory (exact)



    // Today I'm linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore //

    Monday, August 24, 2015

    Ikat

    Since I mostly post work outfits, I thought it would be fun to post a more casual look, though I actually did wear this to work Friday. We had an event to setup for, so there was no way I was going to rock my pencil skirt and pearls while setting up backdrops, centerpieces and cutting flowers.

    If you are looking for a pair of comfy, distressed jeans, these ankle jeans from Banana Republic are for you. For reference, I ordered this in a 16 tall so I could cuff them, but as you can see in the pictures, I probably didn't need the longer length. Still, they're nice and stretchy, oh so soft, and have just the right amount of distressing. As you know, I've been looking for the perfect pair of distressed jeans for a while now, so I'm so happy to find a pair I like!

    Top: Loft (options below)
    Jeans: Banana Republic (exact)
    Sandals: Clarks (similar)
    Necklace: J. Crew Factory
    Earrings: J. Crew Factory (exact)
    Watch: Fossil (similar)

    Sunday, August 23, 2015

    Week in Review: 8.23.15


    Boden Wow Pencil Skirt: one  //  two  //  three

    Blog Love:
      • Briana from Work Clothes, I Suppose has a great post on the importance of creating a shopping list to address the holes in your closet after a major purge. I've been working up to doing to big closet clean out and I think it's so smart to make a list about what you need so you don't don't keep making the same buying mistakes. 
      • I have a major case of wanderlust right now, and Amanda from Sunkissed Sophisticate's post on five things you must do in NOLA is definitely speaking to me. I've never been to New Orleans, yet I only live about five hours from the Big Easy, so that's a situation that needs to be rectified ASAP. :) 
      • AJ from AJ Wears Clothes is killing it with her post One Week, One Dress. Every outfit looks completely unique, I would have never thought she was wearing the same dress over and over.

      On Teal and Polka Dots:
      • On the blog: A floral pencil skirt remix! One skirt, four outfits. I love finding new ways to wear old(er) clothes. Also, for your amusement, a year's worth of photo bloopers and celebrating Teal and Polka Dots turning one with a Q&A
      • On Instagram: Can't stop looking at my pretty pink toes! It's been over a year since I've had a pedicure, and it was pure bliss!  

      Favorite Sales:
      Personal:
      • Reading: The Wishing Thread by Lisa Van Allen. Well, actually, rereading. I first read this book while I was pregnant with Aubrey and (completely by coincidence) the main character's name is Aubrey.  And it's all about knitting, one of my favorite hobbies. Win-win!
      • Listening to: The radio. 
      • Watching: I just watched the indie film "For a Good Time Call." It had good ratings, and Justin Long is in it, so I thought, why not? It was a cutesy movie, all about girl friendships, but definitely raunchy. But then again what else would expect when you watch a movie about two girls who become phone sex operators?
      • What I'm Crushing On: I want all the striped pretties from Boden. Especially this long-sleeve tee in black/ivory, this relax tunic in navy/ivory and especially these darling kelly green pointed-toe flats. Also, for all you K-12 and college/university educators and staff out there: you can qualify for $25 of a purchase of $75! I love that Boden is including staff in this deal; most of the time I don't qualify for university discounts since I'm not an educator.
      • Goal of the Month: I'm almost done with the 30 Day Crunch Challenge and I'm up to 110 crunches!

      Friday, August 21, 2015

      One!

       https://www.flickr.com/photos/theresasthompson/2311733808/

      Yesterday was the one-year anniversary for Teal and Polka Dots! In honor of the occasion, I thought it would be fun to do a Q&A.

      What motivated you to start blogging?
      My decision to start blogging was two-fold. The first was my struggle with body image. I have gained (and lost) a lot of weight over the past 10 years. Even at my smallest, I was guilty of only seeing the flaws and none of the positives. I want to be a good role model for my daughter and not have her pick at herself the way I have done most of my life. Children learn from what they see, so if I embrace my body image, hopefully she'll love the way she looks as well.

      The second part has a lot to do with wanting to make connections. When I first moved to Florida, I quickly made a great group of friends, but I got married, changed jobs, had a kid, and slowly one by one, friends moved away or we just lost touch. There's the phone, and Facebook, but it's not quite the same, ya know? Now it seems like there's just barely enough time to work, take care of the kiddo and (sometimes) clean the house. Blogging has been a way to fill that "friendship void" and a way to talk to other people about one of my favorite hobbies.

      What blogs to you follow every day?
      For those of you who have followed me for awhile, it's no surprise when I say Franish is one of my absolute favorite bloggers. I also love  Kristina J., Merrick's Art, Sarah's Real Life and Work Clothes I, Suppose.

      Where do you get your outfit inspiration? 
      Reading blogs has definitely influenced my style, but Pinterest, friends and my sister also play a big part. I'm not a big magazine reader (give me books instead) so I tend to gravitate toward the Internet for inspiration.

      Who takes your pictures? What camera and lens do you use? Have you ever been caught in the act of taking photos?
      My paparazzi are my tri-pod and sometimes my husband. You can almost always tell who took what: if they are in my backyard with the white fence, that's all me, and the ones in the better locations, that's Matt. He's such a sweetheart for indulging me and has been a great support with my blogging.

      I use my Canon T3 to take photos, and right now I have just the standard lens it comes with. I'm seriously considering upgrading to a 50mm lens so I can get those nice, blurry background shots. When I'm use the tripod, I set the self-timer to take 10 shots at a time.

      As for getting caught, most of the time, I take my photos in stealth, so I haven't been caught too often. But the other day I was snapping photos at the park and someone stopped me and wanted to know what I was up to. I just kind of blew it off and said "Isn't it a lovely day for photos" and high-tailed it out of there. I'm a chicken. :)

      Do people in real life know about your blog? What where their reactions when they found out?
      Not a lot of "real life" people know about my blog. My husband and some of my co-workers know and I just told my parents earlier this week. My biggest fear is that people will think I'm a narcissist in love with my own image or that I'm being silly blabbing on and on about clothes. But so far everyone's been super positive and supportive!

      What has been the best thing to come out of blogging?
      That's easy, the people! I love all the other bloggers I've found out there. I also love that blogging gives me an outlet to write. I spend most of my day doing graphic design, which I love, but it's fun to have other creative outlets.  

      What suggestions do you have for other bloggers?
      It's okay to start small. When I first started blogging I felt like I needed to post everyday and be on every social media outlet, and you know what? I burned out fast and ended up taking a six month hiatus. When I came back to blogging, I only posed about three times a week and stuck to Instagram. Now I pretty faithfully post five or six times a week and I do some Snapchat and Twitter along with Instagram, but if it gets to be too much, I'm okay with cutting back. I post more often now because I'm having fun with it; I never want this blog to become a job. I've ready got one of those, thank you very much.

      Do you anything you would change from the last year? 
      I wish I hadn't taken such a long break from blogging. At the time it was the right thing to do. I just couldn't figure out a way to juggle going back to work and taking care of a newborn. I needed to find my work/family balance. It actually makes the whole one-year anniversary kind of a gray area, because while I did my first post a year ago, I didn't get serious about blogging until March. If I had known it was going to be so rewarding, I would have found a way to make it work six months ago. I'm so, so glad I came back to it!


      What's your favorite outfit you've blogged? What's your least favorite?
      That's a tough one. I have several outfits I've really, really liked like the raspberry stripe dress and tan cardigan outfit, my pencil skirt of the weekend and my foray into pattern mixing. But my absolute favorite is the navy maxi dress with rose gold accessories. I think. It's too hard to decide. But I loved the way I felt in that dress, I was having a good hair day, and I got lots of "real-life" compliments. I just felt pretty. My least favorite would be my navy skirt, peach cardi, dotted top combo. I just feel like I looked sloppy and the color combo is just blah. Runner up for least favorite goes to the chambray blazer/olive maxi skirt outfit. Good pieces, bad combo. 

      What's your favorite purchase? What item do you regret buying? 
      From the shear frequency they appear on the blog, I've to say my Target embellished sandals.And to think I almost didn't buy them because I wasn't sure about the ankle strap. I honestly didn't think I'd wear them that much! I think my biggest regret purchase is the J. Crew eyelet tee, mainly because it ripped after only two wears. What a waste of money!

      Questions left unanswered? Let me know in the comments below!

      Thursday, August 20, 2015

      Pencil Skirt Remix

      I'm excited to be linking up with Briana from Work Clothes, I Suppose for Third Thursday Threads! This month's challenge was to remix a skirt two (or more!) ways. I immediately thought of my mustard floral pencil skirt that I love, but am continually stumped on how to wear it. (You can see how I wore it last here). But now, thanks to this fun challenge, I have four more looks to throw into the outfit rotation!

      Because I'm a nerd, and everything has to rhyme or be an alliteration, or something clever, I give you The Professional, The Preppy, The Playful and The Potpourri.



      The Professional

      I love the color combination of cream and mustard. The lace is feminine, the pearls lady-like and the skirt adds of pop of color. The neutral accents help keep it work appropriate. 

      Shirt: Loft Factory (love this option)
      Shoes: Nine West (similar)
      Necklace: Target (exact)
      Watch: Fossil (very similar)
      Earrings: J. Crew Factory (exact)
      Bag: Lulu's (exact)

      The Preppy

      Pops of leopard, chambray, layers and a pearl necklace - it doesn't get much more preppy than this. This outfit makes me feel like I'm back in Tennessee where the outfits are classier, the hair a bit bigger and the lipstick a touch brighter.

      Chambray: Loft (similar)
      Sweater: J. Crew Factory (very similar)
      Skirt: Loft (light yellow floral, yellow and purple floral)
      Clutch: Nine West (similar envelope)
      Shoes: Lands' End via Sierra Trading Post (exact)
      Necklace: Ann Taylor (exact, see how to lengthen here)
      Ring: Charming Charlie (similar)
      Watch: Target (inexpensive similar, upgrade)
      Earrings: Baublebar (very similar)

      The Playful

      As I mentioned Monday, I'm a self-confessed weekend slob. Pairing a fun graphic tee and sandals with a pencil skirt, blingy necklace and clutch makes for a fun juxtaposition. Way better than my usual attire of sweats and one of my husband's tees.  

      T-shirt: Out of Print (exact, exact-pluspurple)
      Sandals: Target (similar)
      Clutch: Clare V. (exact)
      Necklace: J. Crew Factory (exact)
      Watch: Fossil (very similar)
      Bracelets: J. Crew Factory (exact), Kreations (cute alternative)

      The Potpourri

      Since this is a remix challenge, for my last look, I took an item (or two) from the first three outfits to create a completely different look. The necklace and shoes from The Professional, the chambray, watch and earrings from The Preppy and the clutch from The Playful.

      Chambray: Loft (similar)
      Shoes: Nine West (similar)
      Necklace: Target (exact)
      Clutch: Clare V. (exact)
      Watch: Target (inexpensive similar, upgrade)
      Earrings: Baublebar (very similar)

      I plan on wearing the first look with the lace and pearls to a work event tomorrow night, and I can easily see myself wearing the other three looks in the near future. Thanks to Briana for a fun challenge!

      Wednesday, August 19, 2015

      Pop(py) Red


      What makes a black and white outfit so much better? Red flats. Especially these pretty perforated ones from Ann Taylor. I've been on the fence about keeping these shoes. When I first got them in the mail, I noticed the right shoe was bowing out a bit. I was worried it would drive me crazy, and I wanted to make room for other things in my budget, so decided to return them. But then I got lazy. After all, it's such a hassle to pack it back up, put it back in the shipping box (which I had accidentally thrown away) and then make the trek to the post office. So they sat at the house for a couple weeks looking so pretty, begging to be worn. What can I say? I caved. Some other items I thought were going to be in this month's budget didn't work out, and I sold some things on Ebay, so I had money to spare. I don't even feel guilty about keeping these beauties. I wore them all day and the bowing didn't bother me either. All that worry for nothing!

      That being said, I don't think they're worth the $98 price tag, so wait until there's a sale. :) They're lovely, but the lining is synthetic which can lead to sweaty feet on hot August days. Also, the red bled onto my feet a little bit, not bad, but you wouldn't expect that from $100 shoes, right? Good thing I snagged them on sale.

      Cardigan: Target (exact)
      Shirt: Ann Taylor (similar)
      Pants: The Limited (similar)
      Shoes: Ann Taylor (exact)
      Watch: Target (upgrade)
      Bracelet: Loft (similar)
      Earrings: Kate Spade (exact)

      //Today I'm linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore//

      Tuesday, August 18, 2015

      Bloopers Vol. I

      With Teal and Polka Dot's one-year anniversary approaching (this year has flown by)! I thought it would be fun to do a blooper reel on my year of ridiculousness.

      So for your viewing pleasure...I present Bloopers Vol. 1:

      The How You Doin' (in my best Joey voice) //  original post

      The Jig // original post
       
      The Disgust  // original post
       The Monkey // original post

      The Electrical Slide // original post

       The I'm a Little Teapot // original post 

      The Deranged // original post

      The I'm So Fancy // original post

      The Big Cheese  // original post

      The I Can't Find My Keys // original post

      The Royal Wave // original post

      The Pursed Lips // original post

      The No Paparazzi Please // original post

      The Confused // original post

      The Jazz Hands // original post

      Hope this amused everyone as much as it did me.:) My personal favorites are The Electrical Slide and The Jig. Looking forward to a another year of silliness.