Thursday, March 8, 2012

Auntie-on-the-Go

I do not have any children.  I do, however, have several nieces and nephews.  Having a lot of nieces and nephews generally requires nothing more from me than knowing the difference between Autobots and Decepticons for the nephews and buying the cutest, girliest clothes I can find for the nieces.  Every once in a while though, I am asked to do more.  Today was such a day; today, I was an Auntie-on-the-Go and this is what I wore:



For this outfit, I gathered everything I know about children (next to nothing) and applied it to my clothes.  For example, I wore a bright coral tunic (Gap) because children like bright colors.  I paired the tunic with olive skinnies (also Gap) and added animal print mini-wedges because children also like animals.  A slapdash coat of coral polish on the toes, some bracelets and a watch, because children like to know what time it is, and I was ready.

Ready for what, you ask?  Well, today, I went to my nephew’s school to have lunch with him.  They had their Mother’s Day Lunch in March for reasons that escape me, and my sister couldn’t be there, because, in addition to being the best sister in the world, she is also the best basketball coach in the world.  A lot of people think that title belongs to John Wooden or Phil Jackson, but it doesn’t.  It belongs to my sister (or maybe Pat Summit – I’m a huge Pat Summit fan).  And because my sister is an awesome coach, she is in Iowa today, awesomely coaching her team in the NAIA National Tournament (Go Lady Warriors!). 

So, it was Auntie Gracey to the rescue.  And I had a great time with the nephew.  The food was the same as I remember and the children seemed to respond well to the bright coral.  Or they just like to talk.  Either way, it was good. 

Happy Thursday, Everyone!  And once again, Go Lady Warriors!

Gracey

Oops.  I almost forgot.  Today is Thursday and Meagan, formerly of Spunky Chateau, and now of Brass In Pocket,is hosting her Thursday is for Thrifters Link Party.  I’m not wearing any thrifted items today outside of a bracelet, so I’m linking up yesterday’s outfit which was 75% thrifted.  And 100% awesome.  I’m just sayin’.

14 comments:

  1. You look cute! I love the simpleness of this look. The printed shoes are a cute splash of print!

    Rhe
    rhestyle.com

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  2. Perfect! When baby L. gets older I'm going to have to remember to wear bright things around him. Though knowing me that shouldn't be too difficult...

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  3. Way to go hot auntie Gracey! Love the color of the top and the animal print heels.

    http://theclosetintervention.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love that you put so much thought to picking out pieces for your outfit! Does that mean I'm a child because I love it so much?

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  5. Cute shoes! I'm not sure which I like more - the leopard print or the peep-toes! I never put thought into what I'm wearing around kids, except to avoid lots of dangling jewelry (my friends' kids are all still at that age where they like to latch on to sparkly things, and who can blame them?).

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  6. The coral really lights up your complexion - and it's great paired with the olive. :) Sounds like you had fun. :)

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  7. HAHAHA your reasons are cracking me up! I'm glad the children approved - either way you look great, and comfortable (which, I'm sure, is important when dealing with children) Love that color on you! :)

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  8. You look so long and lean here! If I could switch legs with you, I totally would, and give you my short little stumpy ones. Also, that shirt is awesome-sauce.

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  9. Um weirdness...Mother's Day lunch in March??? Wrong "M" Month, I should think! Glad you could fill in though, you must be a super auntie..so special to have :) Love the laid back but still totally on trend styling you've got here...animal prints, brights, skinnies, but all totally wearable for a fill-in-mom day :)

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  10. You had me at the coral/olive color combo... then the shoes?! Slammin' outfit. I hope those munchkins appreciated it!

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  11. My experience as a teacher has taught me that kids do in fact love bright colors, animal print, and nail polish, so you were right on point. For future reference, they also love appliqué and jewelry of any kind, especially bracelets--the more the better!

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  12. You make the simplest of outfits so darn chic, those shoes are freakin adorable. They make the outfit besides the awesome top. So pulled together and ready to chill with the Nephew. Inspired. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  13. Cute outfit! I really like the quick, simple outfits that bloggers are just wearing on the go and this is a great example. :]]] So glad you got to have lunch with your nephew - sounds adorable!

    -Z
    zplustheworld.tumblr.com

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