Thursday, January 17, 2013

comfort food.

 Striped blouse: thrifted, sweater: Target, Jeans: f21, Boots: BCF

I can't believe I thrifted this blouse two years ago, peeps! 
I am seeing similar striped blouses everywhere these days (american apparel, urban outfitters, and H&M) and smirk a little knowing that I paid about 10% of the price.
And do I get bonus points for being ahead of the times??? 
Or does it just mean that I've been wearing this striped blouse out of style until now? 
Probably that one... dizzang!
Anyway, not to go on and on about my outfit or anything (but kinda) but you should all get one of these blouses because it is the perfect item for layering! Stripes are easy for pattern mixing and the classic black and white never hurt anyone. 
ALSO, since we are still talking about my blouse, you should also know that I wore it up to eight months of being pregnant. The vertical stripes are always slimming and it's about 3 sizes too big for me. 
So there's that.

And since we're on the topic of me needing bigger clothes, I thought I'd take this moment to get your feedback on why we call comfort food "comfort" food when in fact it makes me feel quite UNcomfortable in more than one place...
Anybody? Anybody? 
I had a bad day yesterday (eating-wise).
I finally had a chance to use the cute orange waffle maker my mom got me and since I over-filled the trays and batter went everywhere the first time, I was left to press about eight more batches with the correct amount which meant lotsa leftovas. Which meant me eating all of them the next day (yesterday).
I was in no bad mood, clinging to food to solve all my problems. It was just there. In a bag. On my counter. Staring at me. So I did it. BUT I would admit that carbs are my comfort food. As opposed to a tub of ice cream or something...
So, back to my orig Q.
Why do we call them comfort foods?! 



  1. Freeze those extra waffles next time! That's what I do when I make waffles.

    But you bring up a good point about comfort foods making us feel uncomfortable. I think we just need to remember the "after" feeling instead of the "during" feeling.

  2. Very cute! You and Robyn are matching today with your stripe shirts! :)

  3. I love, love, love the stars! And I love your pattern mixing here. Totally beautiful!

  4. haha love this....i never really understood why its called comfort food either, i guess some foods comfort the soul lol. I have a shirt like that from my mom and was soooo excited when i saw it pop up every where as of late...i say we were just fashionistas ahead of the times lolz

    you look fab! i love the color and pattern combo!

  5. Hi Sarah!!

    I just found your blog through your guest post and can I say I am obsessed?! You are so sweet!! I adore your blog- the outfit in this post is darling, I am a huge F21 fan. I can relate to carb eating!! But for every bad-food-eating day, there is a good-food-eating day :-) Would you be interested in swapping buttons and sponsoring each other? Following you now on all the above :-)

    XO Jenna @ Demure in Diamonds

  6. Too cute! I would never think of pairing those patterns together but it looks great! That is so true about comfort foods! They usually leave me feeling too full and bloated...not fun. Don't let it get you down though, we all have those days! Just take it one day at a time. :)

  7. I love your blog and this entire look!
    You are so stinkin' cute!

  8. I think it's because they make you feel so ridiculously good when you're eating them -- it's a memories thing. Of course, the second you're done, it's all over. Love your sweater!
    xo Josie

  9. I really love your outfit, and ability to mix and match the most original items. I've been following your blog for some time and really have enjoyed see you incorporate Mommy Hood into your blog. You look great btw, don't feel bad about one or two bad days of eating pancakes girl!

  10. Cute, I like your pattern mixing! And...I think the term "comfort food" is meant to mean foods that remind you of home. Like, stuff that makes you feel all nostalgic for the foods your mom or grandma used to make.

  11. I haven't visited in a while and I am loving all the new photo's and the layout and everything you got going on here. LOVing this outfit tremendously. I have been desperate for a start sweater ever since I saw Coraline and looky what you have! So cute! Anyway You're looking fabulous! - Nicole

  12. Carbs are totally my comfort food too! Hate/love relationship. I love the striped shirt! It seriously is the perfect layering piece. I totally want one!
    Visiting from Thrifty Thursdays at Dearest Lou.

  13. I've been trying to find one of these striped tops in black lately..I've found every single color.. except black.. Boo! Love how you paired it!

    Janette Lane Blog

  14. Love Love Love this outfit! I have the star sweater and would love a striped shirt like that.


  15. My favorite thing about this look is the sweater and boots. I have so been wanting something patriotic like a stars and stripes shirt or jacket, but this is beautiful.