Friday, April 30, 2010

want to give me a "squiiish"?

This sweater makes me happy. See: me happy.

I'm so happy I'm hugging it! Oh sweater, how I love thou. Also: "Dear Spring, where art thou?". Actually, I was wearing a lot less earlier in the day. So yes, Spring IS here. Though I still think it could be Spring-er.

On the topic of hugging: my son hugs. Well, just a second, let me clarify: my son hugs things. And by things I mean objects.

If we say to him: "Give PigPig a squiiish" he will. Note: squiish = hug. PigPig = giant stuffed pig.

But if we say: "Give mommy a squiish." -nothing.

He hugs his teddy bears, he hugs his rubber ducks, he hugs my clothes (!), he even once hugged a coaster. But uh, that's all. He doesn't hug people. I've gotten more hugs from my nephew than from my son at this point!!

Seriously, he has never hugged ANYONE. But uh, coasters? Yeah, they're huggable. I mean, don't get me wrong, watching your baby hug a coaster is the cutest thing ever. Only. I want a hug! ;-)

That said, he does "cling". For instance, when I first turn on Tickle Me Elmo he is amused; but as Elmo grows increasingly erratic the more you tickle him, my son grows increasingly anxious and crawls on to my lap and clings to me. It's sweet. My son, that is. Tickle Me Elmo just gives me the creeps.

outfit details:

glasses, Vera Wang via $68
sweater, thrifted: my husbands but I LOVES it
shorts: for sale at The Kimberellie Shop $14
tights: from a friend
shoes, naturalizer: $30

Heart: Kimberellie

Psssst! I thought you should know these shorts are my very first item up for sale in The Kimberellie Shop! So uh, yeah, go check them out and see if you want to buy them!! Note: I turned down the saturation on these photos. In real life the shorts are very navy blue (as you will see on the shop blog). Note: the sweater is basically the colour you see here (just in case you were curious)! Note (just one more!): tomorrow I'm going to wear colour. I promise!


  1. Cute sweater! I love you in eyeglasses and thank you for the photo submissions. Both are amazing but I went with the crazy pattern mixing that you do so well!

  2. Hi there! I was introduced to your blog by Tracy over at the Wardrobe Wanderer and I've been following your posts for a couple of days! Love the tights and shorts look! Also, my daughter went through a phase where she didn't hug me much either! At the time, I thought I was the only mommy with such an non-huggy daughter. But, boy, is she making up for it now. She is three. I wake up almost every morning to her crawling into bed with me and kissing my cheek and saying, "Good morning, Mommy. I love you." Yep....totally makes up for the non-huggy months!!

  3. love the sweater and how you wore them with the shorts. i don't know why anyone wouldn't want to give you a hug. you are adorable!

  4. Agreed, Tickle Me Elmo is very creepy! B gave me a no hugging stage. It wasn't fun. Now she's giving me the 'I want daddy' stage. it's not fun either! Think of it this way, when you do get that hug, it's gonna be so much more special.=)

    ps. I LOVE this look. You look so cozy. Huggable!! :D

  5. Comfy sweater and shorts is a fabulous combo, I love how you've styled this!

    transmission me

  6. The shoes are cute.Plus that sweater does look super comfy.
    Thanks for the comment(as always!)-I hope one day I can preview some of my doodles on my blog,but I don't feel they're good enough yet :(
    Also I love the fact that I'm in your "blogs that make me happy list" ^.^ have I already mentioned that before?
    And finally-I was eyeing your profile picture,as I think it's really pretty and I like how you are proudly hugging a teddy in it.
    p.s The story about your son and tickle me elmo is hilarious!

  7. You are so adorable. What a great snugglie, but chic, outfit. And your idea about the basement tea party sounds fabulous! I never studied art, but I'd love to talk about it...well it seems to me that any conversation with you would be interesting. And you're right, it would be a great setup for some pics.

  8. You do look so snuggly and adorable and I'm loving the specs - so sweet.

  9. What a fab look! I love the shorts :D

  10. You look very snuggly! I love cozy sweaters and am really gonna miss sweater weather!

  11. You make that sweater look good with your smile! I also love your glasses :)

  12. I love this outfit! Not only does it look super comfy but it looks so great on you. I would love a sweater like this- looks like one you could curl up in on the front porch on a chilly spring night. Perfect!


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