Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WWD: Inspirational

Did you ever have a day that was so shitastic that you thought, "hmmmm, maybe life would be easier if I just took a job waitressing in a greasy spoon diner in a one-horse town?" or "I wonder how realistic it would be to pick up and move to a beach in the tropics and sell surfboards or sno cones or whirleygigs..."

These are also the days when I wonder, after having a conversation with someone for work, "WHAT is your position, and HOW IN THE HELL did you make it that far?"
I'm not talkin bout a receptionist or administrative assistant. I'm talkin bout CEOs or heads of companies.
And then I realize, "Huh, dealing with three 3- year olds really IS easier."

And coming home to hop on blogland for a while is such a RELIEF, espesh when I end up on my homegirl Carrie's site and see her wearing this:

and this:

and I tell her, "GIRRRRL, I am SO knocking that off," and LUCKILY, I am walking out of F21 and see said skirt for less than $20.
The only thing that would make it better is if I was wearing it walking along the beach here:

 (Corona del Mar, 2010)
 (Corona del Mar, 2010)
(Corona del Mar, 2010)

or wearing that DOPE Free People belt that miz thang has on above (though my garage sale belt - a gift from my mom, ain't too shabby)...

and I realize there are more important things to be concerned with in life than how someone responded to an e-mail, what they said or didn't say and how they said it. There are things like eating coconut macadamia nut pancakes on the beach.

Skirt, Vest, Earrings: F21
Tee, Sandals: Target
Cuff: Charming Charlie's
Necklace, Belt: Garage Sale
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Merci!
Shan

9 comments:

Style Journey said...

I know what you mean about those people at work. I have a weekly meeting with a room full of men and they just whine about everything! Seriously, you are grown men.

You look great in your flowy skirt and sandals. Makes me want to go to the beach!

oomph. said...

not only have i been wanting a white skirt, but i LOVE it with that sweater vest...love the pattern!

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Terri said...

I REALLY like the vest you are wearing. May just have to slip into F21.

Much to My Delight said...

Whenever I feel that way, I imagine a life of being an eternal summer camp counselor. Laying in the sun and playing all day? Yes please! I am loving that vest you've got on--if you can't be somewhere more laid-back and chill, at least you can wear something that is!

MerciBlahBlah said...

Thanks ladies - and MTMD - I love your idea of an eternal summer camp counselor. Of course, in my head, a camp counselor is always Bill Murry in Meatballs, so that may be why it is so appealing to me...

merci!
Shannan

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

I can totally relate maybe because it happens on a bi-weekly basis?! That's another story over drinks! But blogland always eases the pain for me too...and $20 for that skirt?! SCORE!!! And how in helllll did I miss that vest?? Neeed. Want. Now. xo

this free bird said...

omg shan i owe you an email and giiiiiiirrrrrlllll i NEED that vest. holy mother of pearl you KILLED IT WITH THIS OUTFIT.

oh ps can you get over here now?? restaurant is open, i've slept 7 hours this week and desperately need a cocktail partner in the lounge.

help

c

Rach said...

I love all of the photos in this post! I have a very similar style as you and am inspired by much of the same things! Now following :)

Linda Rose said...

Love Love Love Love Love!
I have thought about selling surf boards many times before. how wonderful would life be!?! so simple. no make-up, tan, shorts and surfer t-shirts. fabulous!