bird print blouse; Marc by Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Aidan
Top, eBay; cardigan, J. Crew Factory; pants, RACHEL Rachel Roy; shoes, Old Navy; necklace, The Bay; bag, MbMJ (via eBay)

Listen, I don’t have much to say about these clothes anymore. I feel like this particular dead horse (herd of dead horses?) deserves a breather. So, instead, how about 3 random facts about me? Because, come on, we can never have enough me on this blog, amirite?

1. I took intro Spanish in my undergrad for a Humanities credit, and also because I wanted to read Jorge Luis Borges’ work in the original. Sadly, I never became sufficiently fluent for that, and I have since forgotten most of what little I knew. One thing that has stayed with me is a love for Latin music – everything from bachata to old-school tango songs. My fave singers are Marc Anthony (shuddup, his Spanish-language stuff is amazeballs) and Alejandro Sanz; I also like the Buena Vista Social Club, because, apparently, I am your mother.

The Bay cobalt blue necklace

2. I am obsessed with baby names. I’m not a baby person at all, but I can talk baby names for days. Bonus fun fact: I hated naming my own kids. While my husband agreed to let me have the ultimate veto power, he also imposed some strict constraints on the selection process. Totally sucked the fun right out of it, although our kids will probably thank him in about 10-15 years. But, hey, if you’re preggo and need to bounce some ideas around, I’m at your service.

bird print blouse; Marc by Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Aidan
One more day!

3. I went to an all-girls private school for junior high. I hated every fucking minute of it.

If you’re feeling chatty, share one of your random facts in the comments. You know I love to hear from ya!

20 Comments on 30 x 30: Twenty Nine

  1. Hee, now I want to know what your strict constraints for baby names were! Also, love the teal cardigan on you. I never know what exciting facts to volunteer about myself. But I do play the tuba!

  2. Glad to hear I’m not the only one obsessed with baby names. When I was a kid (like 10 years old), I used to buy baby name books and just read them. I don’t know why. I was a weird child.

    • You and I would have been besties … I was a weird child, with many odd interests, too. I mean, not much has changed … I’m just not a kid anymore. Chronologically speaking, anyway.

      • It would be a lie to say I “used” to read baby name books. I still do! One of my favourites is Beyond Jennifer and Jason by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz. Baby names and snark! It’s nice to know that there are other people out there who also read baby name books….

  3. i’m so curious about what restrictions your husband put on baby naming!?
    that shade of jade (unintentional rhyme) always looks fantastic on you.

    • Thanks lady! Well, the basic restriction was simple: they had to be Serbian names, but with universal appeal (for lack of a better word). Basically, they had to be names that would still be easily pronounceable in English, given that our last name has 57 syllables (an approximation), and that’s enough of a burden for any kid. The resulting list was very, very short. I love the names we went with, but the whole process didn’t really give me an opportunity to indulge my inner name nerd. Especially as we don’t do middle names (in his culture or mine).

      And I still didn’t get it quite right … we always get a “come again?” when we tell people our daughter’s name is Teodora.

  4. I felt the same way about naming our daughter – I was super excited to play the name game until I ran up against the husband restrictions. My only restriction was original but easy to spell and pronounce – his basically took out any name of someone he ever met before…lol.

    Random fact: I was in a kazoo choir in kindergarten. I remember our Christmas conference performance was Hawaiian themed and we wore grass skirts.

    • Oh boy, that would be tough … how many people does he know? πŸ˜‰
      I had to Google a kazoo, but that’s a pretty cool fact. I really hope you have pictures of that concert.

  5. I have to agree with the others, this shade of teal looks awesome with your hair! I’m jealous of your hair color btw, I’ve always wanted my hair to look like that but I’m a curly brunette, so I don’t want my hair to be all fried in the end…

    • Well, I’ve always wanted to have wavy/curly hair so it goes both ways. When it comes to hair, I think the grass is always greener on the other side πŸ˜‰

  6. Love the bag. I’ve been on the hunt for a new black bag. However, I think I’m looking for more of a hobo-style . . . one that you can sling cross-body and has a shorter strap for over the shoulder.

    Anyway, random fact? I have an extensive stamp collection and used to belong to a philatelist society when I was younger.

    • I know this won’t be helpful if you want a bag you can buy in the stores, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE my MbMJ Magazine bag. It has the cross-body strap and the shorter straps, and it’s the best leather ever. Soft and smooshy. If you can, keep an eye out for one on eBay.

      Oh, and I was totally into stamp-collecting as a kid! I inherited my parents’ collections, and went through a hard-core philately phase. I still have them somewhere in the basement, 30 years later.

  7. I’ve probably said this before but I’ve been driven to murderous jealousy by your beautiful hair. I actually used one of your photographs as a reference for my hairdresser to see if she could get it that colour without bleach (the answer was, sadly, nay).

    • Nooo! I hope your hairdresser went unscathed πŸ˜‰
      If it means anything, I spent nearly 30 years trying to change my hair colour. Now that I’m finally embracing ready to embrace the ginger, it’s gone and faded on me. Karma or something.

      • Ah, well, it still looks beautiful and vibrant in your pictures. πŸ™‚ All the gingers in my life hated it at school but grew to love it – and rightly so, it’s a beautiful colour!

  8. Lovin’ that bird shirt. Fun fact about me: I have four pet rabbits who are all pretty indifferent to me. They know I’m their food-source, and they get excited about that in a rabbity way, but beyond being fed they’d rather I just stood on the sidelines =P

    • Ok, so here’s another weird fact about me: I don’t like pets I can’t snuggle with. I had a budgie as a kid, and I think that turned me off look-at-me-but-don’t-touch pets. Also, birds in general. I love the look of bunnies, but I know I would want to snuggle them constantly, and they would just … hate me, LOL! How do you handle the rejection? πŸ˜‰

      P.S. I checked out your blog, and I adore your haircut. If I could pull off platinum/light blonde hair, I would rock a pixie always. Such a chic combo.