Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I worked picking berries one summer. I ate all the raspberries I could stand, even though I’d occasionally eat one a stinkbug had recently vacated. Yuck!

The blueberries ripened later in the season. I didn’t eat as many of those because I discovered that the inside of a blueberry looks an awful lot like guts. They do make excellent missiles to toss at your coworkers, though.

Thankfully, I left the job before we moved to the backbreaking work of picking strawberries.

Today, I resemble a giant blueberry. I can assure you that I am, also, full of guts.

Shirt, American Eagle (thrifted). Skirt, thrifted (no tag). Bag, Nicole Lee. Shoes, Colin Stuart. Bangles, The Bead Factory and Claire’s. Necklace, Zad. Ring, vintage.


Anonymous said...

The green heels make a marvelous accent!

I don't like blueberries much because, to me, they taste like they're filled with fruit-flavored sand.

The Cheap Chick said...

a. You guys! Don't hate on the innocent blueberry! They promote good brain health... and are tasty in muffins.

b. Blue is such a fabulous color on you. Love this look!

c. How do you get your shirts to stay tucked in? Mine always bunch up and look whackadoo.

Sarah said...

Love your outfit, it's quite conservative for you but the bold blue goes great with your hair and the gingham keeps it cute. Not stopped by in ages and enjoying catching up with your posts.

Sarah said...

haha that job sounds like it has some good stories!

The skirt looks like it might be hand made, and very well at that.

LOVE the necklace.

Kasmira said...

Cheap Chick - It helps that this shirt has seaming so that it fits close to the body and moves around less than a boxy shirt would.

And, I readjust it frequently, since I pee about 12 times a day. I yank on the hem from the bottom and then smooth the skirt back down.

Unknown said...

But a very pretty blueberry! I love all the blues.

I hated picking strawberries as a kid...though I'm pretty sure that picking okra was up there too. Nasty itchy plants.

LyddieGal said...

I'm not a huge fan of blueberries either, but strawberries are my very most favorite, so i would have stuck around for those just to eat myself sick.

i love the feather bangle. i have one, i never wear it. i should.

ladyloo said...

I am coveting your peacock bangles! I've been looking for something like them all summer, to no avail. They are lovely.

Anonymous said...

You just reminded me (not, I should add, because you resemble her in any way!) of the little girl in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory who blows up into a blueberry - that's brightened my day :)

Unknown said...

It's so funny how the conversation has gone to actual blueberries LOL!
I love em and they are good for aging skin and your heart!
My fav. are those giant bing cherries! though,they sure are hard on fillings ;)
(i actually just got back from the dentist!)
Blue is certainly your color!

Megan G said...

Love the blue with the pop of lime. It echos your bracelets perfectly. Blueberries always tasted like grass to me. but raspberries and strawberries - yummm!

Coleen said...

Fantastic outfit! The purse is my favorite part.

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Blue is a really good color for you. Like Megan Mae, I love the lime shoes with the blue.

Megan said...

I LOVE the blues and greens here! And, I especially love those peacock bangles. To die for!

Cel said...

I used to love berry picking as a kid. I wanted to work doing it but never got chosen, sad.

monster cakes said...

These colors against your red hair are superb. You look amazing. And thanks for the compliment on my hoodie! You'r so sweet, and so right! They do like like doggie bones! That makes me smile. xo