Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Fashion Face-Off: Americana Edition

First of all, thanks for all the "constructive" comments on yesterday's post.  While I can understand how I seem ungrateful and like a picky brat... that cupcake carrier is so big you have to remove a shelf to fit it in my fridge.  My very large, suburban fridge.  Which I anticipate being larger than Mr. RH and I's first fridge once we move in together.

I think Betsy had the most constructive comment of the day and I liked it.  That being said, the carrier has to go.  It's caused too much drama in my head.

While I understand that Mr. RH's feelings could be hurt.... would he really want me to keep something that I knew I didn't want?  Am I in a relationship where I can't say if I'm unhappy with something, even if it is a gift?

Just sayin.... if you're looking for a Stepford Wife, I'm not her.

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A week or two ago, Express sent out an email at 7pm or so announcing that they were having a crazy overnight sale.

Despite my ho-hum disinterest in Express, part of me was intrigued.  They have some amazing basics and staple pieces.

So I forgot about it before bed, but when I woke up at 6 am... Express was on my mind.

And, BAM right there it was, staple trench coat for 50% off.  This on the tails of someone complimenting my (7 year old) black Old Navy trench on its cool "moss" color.  Not cool.

And then... a hot ass jacket.  Just because it was also 50% off.

Enter... hot ass jacket.  I put it on and immediately know that there was a Big Wrong.  Noooooo.  The sleeves are so unbearably tight I could barely take this photo.  Fortunately, I'm going to be in the neighborhood of several Express stores soon so I'm hoping I can size up.


 Oh, what's that?  My face in an "outfit" picture?  Why yes it is.  Weird as hell.

Ok, now the tale of two jackets.  First, I present the red.  Hot red trench... unfortunately, it's a bit brighter than I would prefer.  I am more of a crimson-red girl, not that I look good in crimson red.


Yes, I am aware that my roots are showing and no, I'm not casper but he is a dear friend of mine.  BOO!

Next up.... "Sarah-blue".  Cobalt is my color.  Or at least I always assume it is, since most of my college friends refer to this color as "Sarah-blue."
What would happen to the world if I couldn't take a picture with my hands on my hips?  THE WORLD MUST NEVER KNOW.

No seriously, what is wrong with me?

The jackets have a bit more sheen to them than I would love, but they're not exactly shiny.  They definitely repel water, which is good.  My last one was very cotton and not very dry.  Genius!

To recap: Blue vs. Red.

Only you can prevent forest fires.  Or help bloggers dress themselves.  Namely, me.

May the force be with you.

24 Classy Comments:

Georgina Si said...

I love the red AND the blue, both bring something different to your look. If I had to choose, I would suggest you wear the red most often. It's a bit more sassy lol.
Have a great day!

Courtney said...

I love both of the jackets! I hope you can size up in the 1st one though.


Screw them with the cupcake holder. I highly doubt he cares that you want to return it. After all you are a serial returner. ;)

Becky said...

Sarah Blue fo sho. They are both beautiful, though! :)

Jes said...

I Love the red! I could never pull it off but you look fab in it!

Katie Swisher said...

I love them both! I would automatically choose red, because it's my favorite color, but that blue is AMAZING! Sorry girl - you're not going to get any help from me...I can't decide!

kourtney said...

They both look great, but I think RED is what you should go for!

Cole said...

I like them both....but you look great in the red one!

Sarah said...

I LOVE the RED one! Definitely keep that one! The blue looks great too but with the red you look awesome!

BriBrooke said...

BLUE gets my vote!

Andie said...

blue, hands down!

how i met your father blog said...

blue of course! definitely blue.

gotta love those "constructive comments"... people are a bit judgepants are they?

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Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I love love love the blue!!!

StateofKate said...

Red! It's cheerier, blondes look great in red (yes, you) and it says HEY! I'M CONFIDENT.
I too prefer blue tones, but sometimes a girl's gotta break out!

Kelly B. said...

Blue fo sho.

Allison said...

The coats both look really pretty. Its odd how upset everyone is getting over the gifts. I think they did make some good points though. One thing I think they were hoping to make you look past is YOUR feelings. When you love someone, you often put your feelings aside bc you care more about not hurting there's. I agree with Betsy and not to sweat the small stuff.

Mindy said...

Red! :)

Cheerful Homemaker said...

red :)

Whitney said...

You are SOOOO FUNNY!!! I like the blue. But that's because Kate Middleton wears a lot of blue and I want to be just like her.

And I want for my blogging friends to be just like her too.

xoxo-Kristen said...

i am into blue :))

xoxo-Kristen said...

i am into blue :))

Aly said...

I like the red, but the blue is so in right now, and it's so pretty! I say blue!

Molly said...

I think the red one is definitely the one for you!

designHER Momma said...

red red red.
(but the blue looks great on you too)

CaseyinTO said...

while you look fabulous in both, I pick blue. I think it just looks better with your complexion and hair. ALSO everyoneeee has red coats (boring!) bright blue is more original!!

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