The Day I Want – What I Wore Wednesday

It’s coming up a blustery day. The air is switchy and so am I, the laundry like heffalumps stealing my honey. If I were in Christopher Robin’s woods, I’d be a new character, a rag girl with bed head from too much love and dish washing.

If I were to dress for the day I want to have, instead of the day that’s having me, then I’d wear makeup, military boots, comfy leggings, and a cotton dress under a wrinkly no-pressure shirt. I’d put two good checks on my to-do list, and then maybe maybe I could do something fun.

If I dressed like that, I’d be up for taking Ian to the library. If I take Ian to the library, then he’d want me to read him a book, maybe even “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” which is my favorite.


Abby is the one with this genius idea of dressing for the day, and I hope to link up with her as often as I can put together some sort of newly constructed outfit. Check out Dear Abby Leigh’s link up!

Also linking with the ever stylish Lindsey.

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Reply September 26, 2012

oh i love this so much. you tell your stories in clothes and words and spirit.
thanks for joining me!

Jessica Y
Reply September 26, 2012

Lovely lady.

I thought of this idea of dressing for the day you want the other day as I was walking into Target in "hide" mode....hoping no one would see my underwear line thru my stretch pants and too short tee. ewwwwww.

I love this idea.
I would wear a long knit skirt with a boat neck top, giant silver hoops with a long chain necklace, makeup and freshly blown out hair! ahhhhhh

    Jessica Y
    Reply September 26, 2012

    oh....and a sweet slouchy bag :)

Reply September 26, 2012

I love this!!

Reply September 26, 2012

Cute outfit and awesome inspiration. And? I love how you referenced the stories, so subtle but there.

Reply September 26, 2012

So fun! And love your sense of style -- fashion/words -- looking forward to more of these.

Reply September 26, 2012

A.A. Milne should be required reading for all, methinks. I love you and LOVE THIS POST!!!

Lynn Morrissey
Reply September 26, 2012

Love the look Amber, and the little guys, too. You all are just as cute as buttons, right down to your army boots and striped galoshes! If I could wear what I want (and I do!), I love donning antique haori jackets and slim slacks.....or if I'm really feeling mellow, black leotards, tights, and legwarmers--my favorite attire and in my domicile only! (And yes, I'd be--and am--dating myself). But they're so comfortable. Or do you ever enjoy the proverbial writer's "robe day"? I don't do that often at all, but it's fun to indulge occasionally. What's really fun is to get really brave and leave the house sans make-up....but only when you're really brave. I wonder if there is a library dress code? I'm thinking that true bibliophiles care not about raiment, but reading. While they might suppose that one can't judge a book by its cover, I think our garb sometimes hints at our personality. Judging by yours, I think you are darling, creative, energetic, authentic, a bit gutsy, and wonderfully kid-friendly. I'll just bet you are the hit of those adorable pooh bears you're pictured with.

    Reply September 28, 2012

    i think a robe is PERFECT for a writer's day in! what a great idea!

Megan (FriedOkra)
Reply September 27, 2012

Cute look, friend! xo

The Domestic Fringe
Reply September 27, 2012

Love this post! You have such a cute style. Your kids are also beautiful.


Kelly @ Love Well
Reply September 28, 2012

Even on a style post, you write poetry. You just can't help it, can you?

This was so much fun to read, and it totally made me think of "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie."

So did you have the day you dressed to have?

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