Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pirate Hoops

It all started with my new emerald green bikini with a gold jewelry thinga-ma -jigger in the center of the top and on the hip of the bottom. Sounds weird, but it is a super cute bathing suit. In preparation for my girls’ weekend in Palm Springs, I’ve been planning out my wardrobe. I decided that I was going to stretch beyond my comfort zone and try something new.

BIG Gold Hoops. Not J. Lo big hoops, but big nevertheless.

For a fake diamond stud wearing kind of girl (wishing for real ones some day), this was a big leap of fashion faith. They look perfect with my new bathing suit and I’m feeling a bit like Carrie Bradshaw when I wear them.

Today I decided to try them out with my pumpkin orange cardigan, white tank, and skinny jeans. I put my hair up in a messy ponytail to better showcase my new gold hoops. I was feeling pretty hot (well, as hot as a thirty something suburban stay-at-home mom can feel). However, the feeling didn’t last long. I began to second-guess my fashion statement after receiving a somewhat peculiar compliment.

Charlie (3) took a big inhale displaying his excitement and said, “Wow, Mama! Your earrings make you look…like a pirate!!! Boys just don’t get fashion. And here I thought he was about to proclaim something along the lines of “pretty,” “beautiful,” or “like a queen.” However, in his little world, pirates are pretty stinkin’ cool so I’ll take it as a compliment.

I still dig my new gold hoops and I can’t wait to wear them with my new bikini. I’ll be rockin’ the pirate vibe while reading mindless magazines and sipping a pina colada with my gal pals.

So I’m off to set sail to gorgeous Palm Springs WITH my pirate hoops on.

Fair winds me hearties!


Four Flights said...

Rock those gold hoops girl!

Mommy of three said...

Have fun and I know you'll be looking hot while you keep cool in the pool!

Stephanie said...

You are so funny. I love it! Go Katie! I am so with you on the unadventurous fashion front. That sounds like an adorable outfit and I am sure your felt great in it, which is what matters the most. Hugs, Stephanie