Friday, May 3, 2013

Wearing Red and Being Uncomfortable


It's the last day of the Pantone Spring Color Challenge with Marissa and Heidi, and also the most difficult for me - Poppy Red.  I have a long and complicated relationship with the color red.  It was probably my favorite color from about 3rd grade through high school (in large part due to my enthusiasm about Nebraska Cornhusker football).  In the last almost 10 years (what?!) since I have lived in Nebraska, I very rarely wear red.  I still like it, but it's too common around here, and everyone assumes you are wearing it because of football.  My living room has an accent wall that is red (visible here), and a lot of people have asked me if it is a nod to the Huskers.  No, it's a nod to the fact that my accent pillows have some red on them!   Long story short, I don't have a ton of red in my closet.

I'm jumping into the "Blog Every Day in May" challenge, and today's topic is "Things that make you uncomfortable" (Yes, I skipped Day 2 - I might go back and do it).  In no particular order:
  • Pants - I prefer skirts or dresses.  I think I have worn pants (other than jeans) exactly 3 times since starting this blog (Exhibit A, B, C).
  • If I see a stranger with toilet paper stuck to their shoe, or a tag sticking out, I will usually get my courage up to tell them, but I feel super awkward about it.  (Update - this applies to the internet, too.  If someone gets a name completely wrong, or a terrible spelling mistake, do I tell them?  Or would that be mean?  PANIC!)
  • Speaking in front of groups of people
  • Hearing myself on a recording.  
  • Seeing myself on a video. 
  • "Ice Breaker" activities.  I'm pretty outgoing, until someone says I have to be, and then I go blank.  
  • Trying to pick a favorite anything.  Favorite Movie?  Favorite Band?  Favorite Color?  I have no idea!  There are so many great things, it's impossible to pick one favorite.  And then I feel boring, because why don't I have a good answer??  I guess there are a few topics where I can pick a favorite, like "Favorite Guy" is easy:  John.  
  • Reality Television - I can't get behind reality TV, because WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?!  I don't know why anyone would sign up for it.  It is especially bad if there are kids on the show.  I mean, Honey Boo-Boo?  It would be funny, but it's too disturbing! 
I'm probably forgetting something, but that list seems long enough!  What makes you uncomfortable?

Tee: H&M
Cardigan: Gap
Skirt: Old Navy
Boots: BareTraps


  1. I don't care much for reality shows either. They just seem too scripted. That's funny you said you felt uncomfortable hearing your voice recorded too. I use to make Kayla leave the message on our answering machine since i hated my voice. I swear I sound like a man even though I don't in real life, ha ha!

    Although you don't wear much red, I like this combo. THe red and blue pair really well together. Have a great weekend! Heather

  2. Hearing yourself on a recording is always awkward, I think.
    I'm always like.. "Do I really sound that much like a man?" :p

  3. I'm kicking my self for not getting that skirt, so cute! I agree, Honey Boo Boo is disturbing, I'm seriously wondering my CPS isn't involved.

  4. I really like this combination! The red looks great with the striped skirt. You did such a nice job this week--thanks for linking up!

  5. Too funny about not wearing red very often anymore! Here in Columbus it's definitely all about the Buckeyes (which I'm cool with), but it makes me realize that I don't wear much red unless it's gameday!

    Jess - J's Style

  6. you look SO cute! I love that skirt! and i much prefer skirts and dresses to pants!

  7. Girl, you look great in red!!! I love the skirt you're wearing too. :-)

  8. I loved reading the things that make you uncomfortable - wearing pants was my first one, too :) I also feel really awkward hearing/seeing myself in a recording! Ah! I always sound manly or ridiculous, haha. I love your outfit, by the way. You do look really nice in red, even if you don't like it :) And that skirt?! I have the same one and I LOVE IT!!!

  9. thank you for pulling out some red to wear for poppy red day today! red & black are my undergrad's colors, so whenever i see those colors together that's all i can think of. :)

    heidi @ literate & stylish

  10. I like this outfit, very nice.
    Found you on Kristina's blog :-)