Saturday, October 16, 2010

There Was Nothing Left to Change Their Mind


Hello ladies-- look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn't me, but if he stopped using ladies scented body wash and switched to Old Spice, he could smell like he's me. Look down, back up. Where are you? You're on a boat with the man your man could smell like. What's in your hand? Back at me. I have it-- it's an oyster with two tickets to that thing you love. Look again. The tickets are now diamonds. Anything is possible when your man smells like old spice and not a lady. I'm on a horse.

Oh, never before have I felt the urge to memorize a commercial before as I have this one. What a wonderful commercial with a wonderful looking man on it.

Anyway, back to business. Do you ever remember random little memories from the past? I remember this one time in elementary school when we were having the spelling bee contest and how I was one of the last few people to be up on stage and I ended up spelling "atlas" wrong because I spelled it as "altas" instead. I realized after saying it that I spelled it wrong, but it was too late since you couldn't go back. So, I had to sit down. The winning word in the end that you had to spell was "chocolate" and I remember how I was thinking of how very easy of a word that was compared to atlas. I felt so very cheated. Ah, well. I wouldn't want to be in a spelling contest these days. Too many big words like "hippopotamus" and "sparkle" to trip me up. Please share any random memories you may remember, lovely citizens (by the way, that's what I'm calling all of you now: citizens.. it could be worse, right?).



Bodysuit: Forever 21
Skirt: Forever 21
Tights: vintage (from my mom's wedding, ooh!)
Heels: TJ Maxx
Necklace: vintage, gifted by Gramma Nami

45 comments:

anton belardo said...

hahaha its a really fun commercial!
hmmm...
when i was in high school
i use to count how many times my crush would say hi to me
and would write it down on my little doodle book
even our telephone conversations
word per word
now thinking about it it feels a little bit freaky
/ stalker-ish haha

miss you dear

kisses A.

Mel said...

LOL Old Spice commercial!!! I remember spelling bees, but I was never too good at spelling things out loud. Even nowadays :P For some reason, I'm better at spelling things out on paper than out loud. YOUR TIGHTS ARE SO AWESOME. I've been looking for the perfect pair of patterned white/cream tights!

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

I LURVE OLD SPICE COMMERCIALS. They make me chuckle like crazy.

I like your memory; atlas is TOTALLY a challenging word. Memory? HO hum, so many. Such as when I was in ballet class and I REALLY didn't want to be there and I was howling like a baby wolf. My teacher said, "Wow, Lexy! You're like an opera singer! Hahahahah."

I didn't think it was funny. I quit the next day.

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michelle_ said...

i love how the dainty lace tights makes the outfit even more feminine and cute !

VIEWZFINDER said...

ืnice ;D
i love your style!

Rebecca Clairine said...

thx for ur sweet comment ci :)

wow ,
gorgeous outfit ,
love the tight :)
and the necklace is cute <3

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Krystal said...

that commercial is SO funny...we've watched it many times in this household :)

Agitarsi said...

I really like your bodysuit!:)


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Stephanie said...

Love the outfit :D These tights are great and the whole combination is lovely ahhh.. love it! :]

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julianne. said...

suuuch a darling outfit.
i am inlove with the tights and polka dots.<3

Jennifer and Sherry said...

haha, love old spice. so funny!! very cute tights too :)!

jess said...

I love the old spice commercials! The tights are wonderful.

Rio said...

Epic commercial, no joke! As for the memory, one year my friend and I got walkie-talkies as christmas gifts and we were using them in my yard, obviously using codenames. My neighbor who I had a crush on at the time came in my gate right as I was shouting through my friend's walkie-talkie " Bluebird to badger, are you there badger, come in!" I kept shouting because she wasn't responding, so I came around the front of my yard and realized that my neighbor heard the whole thing! Oh, and I was like 16 at the time! Hahaha!

LyddieGal said...

I love the fact that the commercial is directed at women and not at men. that's the best part.

I love your vintage paisley tights, too cute!

Sorry you lost the spelling bee :(

when i was in 4th grade you couldn't leave for lunch until you answered a multiplication problem correctly. i was always in fear of getting something from the 7 or 9 table. or 7 times 9. Gahhh what is 7 times 9??

Berlin said...

You really know how to style yourself.
This look is so simple and nice!
I LOVE how you paired the dark side with the delicate tights :)

I need to find some gorgeous, affordable, and durable necklaces like yours!

Fishing in the clouds,
Berlin

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Rebecca said...

Lovely tights and great necklace ♥ x

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Vanessa said...

Shoot, just commented but Blogger froze up. (Sorry if it shows up twice!)
Your lacey tights and white pumps are perfect-o! I'd be hesitant to try the look, but you've made me rethink it. Might have to dare myself to wear it! You pull it off effortlessly.
Oh, and my spelling bee word that I went out on was "vagabond." It still haunts me.

Sanny said...

Wowwww.. I could recall everything in that Old Spice commercial! It made me giggle in the office LOL Your post is super fun and I can see Autumn in your background! Lovely outfit! I love forever 21 too!

Have a good one! (:

Sanny's Head to Heart

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TASHA B said...

cute tights xo.

Laura @ The World Looks Red said...

I loooove polkadots <3

WendyB said...

Aw, that spelling bee story is such a classic kid story.

Elaine said...

I LOVE that commercial!! And who doesn't appreciate a beautiful black man..

You look gorgeous here! Love the polkadots with the lace.

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Charmalade said...

Lace and polka dots are nearly as awesome as those Old Spice commercials. And I mean, that's pretty epic stuff, I'd like to think that 99.9% of people think so. The 0.1% are unconscious and/or ill.

MAN, the spelling bee, that takes me back. Did I ever tell you that I was on the spell bowl team from 4th grade till 12th? Sad but true. And let's see, random memory-- I like telling this story where this one girl who always had some sort of vendetta against me as CONVINCED that 6 x 8 was 40. When in fact, I had fact on my side and repeatedly said "no, it's 48." But NO. It was 40.

and yes yes you did tell me that the black skinnies won't work. That's totally fine! We can choose another basic bit of clothing. What do you think? I also find it extremely flattering that your mom finds me witty. WITTY? Moi? You're too kind, Mrs. Ali's Mom. D:

Toast with Charmalade

Bea said...

I have never heard that commercial but it's making me curious.

I won the spelling bee in the second grade and I think I teared up when I won. So funny how important that was to me before. :)

The tights make the outfit so interesting!

Bea from A plus B

Courtney Erin said...

Yeah, that commercial is awesome! Love your look as well - those tights are amazing!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Veren Lee said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love your top and tights! :)

Marloes said...

Hahahaha, I love this post. I love your outfit, it's chic and classy and nice :D And I love the old spice commercial! AND I love how you describe the spelling bee contest. Over here we never had such a thing..

Isquisofrenia said...

hhahha how funny
but this might sound weird but i hate when guys wear cologne, serioulsy i only love when gay guys do it.
the only thing acceptable for guys personally I think its pachuli which a lot of people find it disgusting.
anyways the polka dots and the skirt and the lacey tights are so adorable
you pull this off like no other
xo!

sallyannie☆ said...

I remember when I was in grade two or something in primary school and I won with cauliflower! No one could spell it so we kept taking attempts each until...yay! :D

Indie.Tea said...

The Old Spice commercial with the guy on the white horse, that one?
Your outfit looks great, love the tights and the white shoes...

Marta said...

fab tights!

MarchMusings said...

Ha, Old Spice commercials seem so old-school now but back then they were one of the most talked about. Love the pattern of the lace tights.

Ribka Zefanya said...

never thought the tights derives from your mom's wedding tight, they were excellent. love the necklace also <3

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Abi said...

I find the Old Spice commercials to absolutely hilarious! He has a few clips on Youtube and I've never cracked up so hard as much as I did watching them!
Love your tights and top!

Jen said...

THAT COMMERCIAL DEFINES MY LIFE. NO LIE. The best part was definitely the diamonds part, hahaha. what a man. and can i have your tights? the pattern is gorgeous on you :D

rebecca said...

i love your tights so much! and that's such a cute memory (: i'm always having random little flashbacks...

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Alison said...

Love the tights!

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Oh yes, Old Spice - its fun and pretty brilliant at times!

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Winnie said...

I love the Old Spice commercial. Also love your outfit too. You are totally rocking those lace tights!

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Stunning outfti :) I love your photos!

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Hanna said...

Perfect outfit!! I really like that skirt!!

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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

This outfit looks so pretty on you! I especially love those white tights, so cute!

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