Thursday, February 7, 2013

Obi Beth Kenobi and the Phantom Stain

Man alive, the best laid plans you guys.  So first of all, I decided not to wear my cute new sweater dress today because I need to wash a couple of things that I want to wear with it and the laundry fairy hasn't been to my house in a little while.  So then I decided to try an outfit suggested to me by Heather from H&K Style Journey which would be my cream cowl neck sweater (last worn here) with my red skinny jeans.  I pulled it all out and was ready to put it on after my shower when I discovered some ugly stain all down the back of the sweater.  I have no idea where it came from or how it happened, as I definitely washed it after I wore it last and don't recall anything being on the back!  I'm so bummed, I don't know if it's fixable.  We'll see what I can do.  So anyway, after all of that, I was then inspired by my newest Megan Mae obi belt, and managed to pull something together I'm quite pleased with.

 Sweater - St. John's Bay, JCPenney
Pants - Old Navy
Belt - MMD
Necklace - S&D
Shoes - Etienne Aigner, thrifted


So in the end, it all worked out just fine, but I'm still really sad about that other sweater!  I hope it's not a problem with our washing machine, I know that happened at my parents once where there would be rust stains and they ended up replacing the machine.  Eek.  Not high on my list right now of things to replace!  Homeownership.  You gotta love it.


At least it's my Friday once again.  As I mentioned last week I was lucky enough to get a couple of Fridays off here before my boss goes on a super long vacation and I'm a slave to my desk again.  And honestly I need to save some time off for this summer too, so I'll probably not have much of a chance to be off again for awhile, so I have to enjoy it while I can!


I may or may not blog tomorrow.  I have a couple of things going on and Mr. Monkey is off in the afternoon with me as our music group is putting on a concert tomorrow evening.  The rest of the weekend should be pretty relaxing.  We have his office party on Saturday evening at a fun local restaurant and then I decided if this snowstorm comes to fruition on Sunday that I might spend the day baking. We'll see where things go!  Have a great weekend my lovelies!

24 comments:

  1. What a bummer about the sweater! I hope it's fixable. Either way the yellow sweater and obi belt worked out perfect. The ketchup and mustard combo is one of my favorites! Your post title was hilarious :) Enjoy your day off tomorrow! Heather

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  2. Can you please send the laundry fairy over to our place when he's done? I am so behind and I have absolutely no desire to attack the piles growing in our bedroom. And, I am really good at getting stains out, so this is what I would try: cold water / baking soda / vinegar - let it bubble and scrub it. Then let it soak in a bucket with laundry soap, vinegar, oxyclean, and baking soda. 99% of time this gets stains out for me. :) xo

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  3. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! That sweater is so vibrant and pretty and I love that belt! So pretty!

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  4. my kids get bloody noses all the time. shout spray and wipes are the only thing that gets dried blood off their sheets/pillow cases. i spray a TON on the stain and leave it overnight to set in, and then wash. it usually works....i hope you can get the stain out cause that sweater is so cute!

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  5. Enjoy your day off tomorrow dear :)

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  6. I love the colours in this with the belt and shoes!

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  7. Oh Bethie! That is cute of you. More bold than usual for you and I LOVE IT!!!!!

    Thank you for the close-up. They are fun to do, huh?

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  8. This mustard/red colorblocking is awesome! I hope you're able to get the mystery stain out of your sweater.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Necklace Giveaway!

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  9. oh no! I really hope that you are able to fix it, I really hate when that happens. :( This was a very pretty outfit though! Happy friday to you girl!

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  10. I love the way you styled that gorgeous obi belt from Megan. Again, you're emphasizing your amazing teeny waist, and I love the contrast against your sweater. I hope the cowl sweater is fixable; I hate it when clothes I love get ruined, and if I thought it was my washing machine, I would be terrified of doing any laundry. Which does not explain why I rarely do it now....hmmmm...

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  11. Ooh no, poor sweater! Loving this bright combo though and the obi is great!

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  12. Oh no! Sorry to hear about the sweater, hope everything is okay. I do think this outfit turned out INCREDIBLE! I loved that obi belt, and you styled it up in such a magnificent way.

    Hope you enjoy your early weekend! I'm off to be a slave to homework. Paper writing, boooo!

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  13. Love your red and gold. Good luck getting the stain out. I hate when that happens. :(

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  14. Your belt and outfit look great! That's too bad about the sweater. I sometimes have things that come out of the wash with weird marks on them, but I have an old washer.

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  15. Oh no - I hope that stain comes out! Enjoy your day off! :)

    Jess - J's Style

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  16. Aw, sad face! I hate mystery stains almost as much as mystery holes. At least the stains there is the hope of fixing!

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  17. Sorry 'bout the sweater. LOVE the new belt. And, in the interest of disclosure, I need to say this: I love your blog. Not just as a blog but as a daily source of stability in my life. Reading your thoughts, looking at your pretty ensembles, gives me a needed dose of peace and comfort. Thank you for that.

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  18. You look amazing in this color combination! I love this outfit! Red is a very good color on you :)

    Sylvia
    www.sylvialovespink.com

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  19. Ugh, I hate when mysterious stains appear out of the washing machine! Hope you get it out. I love the resulting outfit though! Those colors are so great together and your belt is so unique and fun! Have a great weekend Beth :D

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  20. That's a really cute outfit! I really like the necklace!
    hugs
    Ylenia
    Ambitieuse.net

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  21. I really like this look, cheerful and warm!

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  22. I love these colours together and the obi belt is such a fun statement piece! That necklace is very pretty too. I hope your machine is ok, the joys of homeownership eh? :)

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  23. You look amazing in these bright colors. The red jeans really suit you. I hate that...when you have an article of clothing that you really love and something like that happens to it. Hope the stain will come out for you.

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  24. Girl I LOVE that belt - those colors are awesome and what a fun way to change up a look!!!! Sorry I did a crappy job of bringing sun back ;)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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