Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Color Me Skinny

Ha, don't you wish it were that easy?  You wake up in the morning with a bit too much pinchable chub around the middle, look in the mirror and say, "Color me skinny!" And voila, you're a bit thinner than you were before. ;)

Nope, it doesn't quite work that way, as nice as it would be. Instead, we have to forego all of the deliciousness that I personally LOVE... chocolate, potato chips, cookies, chocolate, cheesy quesadillas, did I mention chocolate? Yep, and then after all of that self-deprivation, you also have to fit in hours of running, crunches, lunges, etc., each week.  At least that's how it works once you hit 30. ;) 

One thing that does instantly transform these legs of mine into fun candy-colored stems, however, are my brightly colored skinny jeans! Even if they don't make me appear any thinner, they do make me feel good about how I look.  And THAT is where you get my catchy title. ;)

Shirt w/ cardi attached: Bealls ($10)
Skinny Jeans: NY&Co ($30)
Shoes: Nine West, TJMaxx ($15)
Necklace: Charming Charlie's (Gift)
Arm Candy: Various Stores that I regularly frequent like Target, Bealls, Maurices...

There's just something about these turquoise skinny jeans that makes me happy.


Speaking of turquoise, yesterday, I did an experiment with my third graders.  We were testing how light filters through different materials and the way the color changes.  According to one of my bright students, when the blue and green lights blend, we get turquoise!  To me, it looked like a light blue, but hey, maybe turquoise is her happy color too, so I'm not faulting her for saying that it looks turquoise.  In fact, I was actually quite proud of her for coming up with a more descriptive word that "light blue." =)

I tried various poses today to show of my little arm party...
They look more ridiculous than creative. ;)

Do you have a trick for instantly feeling a little bit thinner? Maybe "thinner" isn't the best word... but you know what I mean. Do you have something you wear or do that instantly makes you feel a little bit more confident? Or something that cheers you up when you put it on?

Linking up today with the lovely ladies behind Monday Mingle!

32 comments:

Whitney said...

1. Yes. I wish it were possible to "color yourself skinny." That would be entirely awesome.

2. What is realistically and entirely awesome is this outfit! I really want those pants--and I might have to venture out to get them! And I'm such a sucker for black and white with a pop of color--well done!

3. You don't need to be colored skinny because you're super adorable just the way you are! ;)

XO,
W

Whitney said...

Oh, and
4. Love the shoes.

TheTinyHeart said...

I love how the color of your pants perfectly matches your blog background, hehe. It must be your happy color. I painted my bathroom a similar shade and it's very relaxing :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Gorgeous doll, I love that cardi..stripes stripes, yesssssssss :) I do love them!! Hope you have a sweet day!! xx

my thrifty closet said...

haha...that's funny. You don't need to be skinny, skinny doesn't mean beautiful. You look great in that mint green jeans, my favorite color at the moment. Yes wearing my favorite pieces do make me happy. But I think you feel great because you have a sweet spirit and a vivacious personality, it's all reflected in your outfits!

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Peggy said...

Loving those jeans lady! Happy happy. My skiiny item is spanx! In college I called them my magic pants! Instantly thinner!

thedomesticfringe.com said...

I love those skinny jeans! Your shoes too. There's nothing skinny about my jeans. I don't know if I have a good trick to look skinny. I sure need one though! ;-)

Emily said...

You look so cute in those lovely jeans! Love the whole outfit.
Creamy

Fashion By Alicia said...

I am loving this! Such a fun look. When I am feeling blah I reach for black pants that always make me feel smaller.

rlutz said...

Fabulous stripes on stripes with those great turquoise stems!! I love htat your student said turquoise...she is a creative mind!! Ypou wear color so well!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

hey tiffany! girl you look GREAT! LOVE your outfit. i missed out getting some jeans that color!!! i love how you paired it with the stripes. And those shoes are ULTRA sharp! LOVE I wish we had crayola's and erasers. I would be an artist getting rid of what I don't want. LOL Have a great week girl!
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thecoffeehouse said...

ok, if these skinnies don't make you look skinny ... then you must already be skinny. seriously. so cute!

Anne said...

I love your jeans and seriously you have nothing to worry about!
~Anne

Simple Fashion and Decorating said...

Love that outfit ! The jeans are a nice color, and they work really well with the striped tops ! Have a nice day ! -- Lisa

Callie said...

Oh, I really love these pants. So bright and perfect for spring. You pull them off so well. And I love that you paired them with the mixed stripes. I am such a sucker for black and white stripes. You look lovely!

The Closet Shopper said...

WANT!!!! Gimme those pants and walk away and nobody gets hurt. Seriously, how great are they? That color and the fit. Too cute. I also love the double stripes look. The shoes are gorgeous. You know how much I love all your shoes!

xo,
Tracy

silvergirl said...

i am thinking of the eraser on draw something! just erase what we don't want!! if only it were that simple
love the jeans and how you styled them
brett

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

I can totally see why these bright pants make you happy, they are so bright and fun! I always feel great when I wear dresses that are tight on the waist but flare out into a full skirt!

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

Love the color of your jeans, and they are even more perfect paired with stripes!

Lindsay said...

love the skinnies and LOVE the contrasting stripes up top, you're so creative/cute! how's the half marathon training going?

Lynne DeVenny said...

Okay, here goes, my "chub eliminator" is gonna get lost in all your comments anyway (whew) - it's those stretchy girdle thingies you can get at Walmart. Whew. Don't tell...lol.

Seriously, those are great jeans! The color is insanely gorgeous, and I love it with the stripes. You are going to be the prettiest and most fave teacher evah :)

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Man I just ate chocolate and tacos for dinner- good thing I'm a gym addict because I have no self control when it comes to yummy foods! Those light blue/turqouise :) coloured pants are so beautiful especially paired with the metallic sandals!

Cara said...

Colour me skinny - hmmm... that's how they came up with the idea of Photoshop! And you came up with a better name for it!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

High waisted is my 'thinner' trick. I love your skinnies, so envious!

Kish said...

My instant pick-me-upper/fix-her-upper is simple: a pair of heels.

By the way, if your trying to stay away from chocolate now...wait 'til you start teaching full time... ;)

Mrs. Dossome said...

Holy Moly, you crack me up! I love this outfit. Black, white, and turquoise is such a fab color combo. And, girl, you are too silly. You look fantastically delicious every single day. :) Color me skinny, oh phooey!

Dossome :)

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oomph. said...

love the brights with black and white. I put on my flares and super high heels to feel tall and skinny, lol!

[oomph.]

Jasmine of ❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

hi, tiffany! love the color of your pants. love those shoes--i love getting shoes at tj maxx. i like wearing skinny jeans because it makes me feel like i have slimmer legs. :) these days though, i have to admit that i feel some extra weight trapped inside my skinnies, lol! hope you have a great rest of your wk!
xoxo
jasmine
AdamAlexMommy

Laura Go said...

for me, it's black. or heels. or black WITH heels. :) hahaha. Then I totally feel a lot "thinner" :) I really love how you've worn these jeans, Tiffany! They look so pretty, and the shade is so different from the uber popular teal that's just all over the place right now!

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights
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Jill said...

Oh girlie, love the mint on you!

J9 STYLE said...

These jeans make me smile too. Must get a pair!

Reva said...

Oh,I just love this! my 'trick' is black,black and more black, but in a different layered hue-like with grey,etc.
I also wear a lot of trapeze/tunic tops to hide my mid-section ;0) and my 'girls'.
great post and great look!
Hugs
Reva