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The condor was perched overhead, massive wings folded back, beady eyes latched onto me and Mr. BF. "Whoa", said Mr. BF, "This bird is amazing, I can't believe we have condors here at the Franklin Park Zoo". But I wasn't even remotely interested in the mighty, majestic bird a few feet above us - my eyes were locked onto the ground, where an intrepid chipmunk was darting back and forth, stealing food from the condor's supply of grain. I grew up way out in the country in Oklahoma, so you would think that creatures like squirrels, rabbits, and possums would be old hat to me. And you would think correctly. But somehow - somehow - I had never seen a chipmunk before. So I was enchanted with the adorable, scurrying creature who was either brave enough or stupid enough to plunder condor food! This took place several years ago, so, why, do you ask, do I bring this up? Because the entire time I was taking these outfit photos, a veritable family of chipmunks was frolicking all around me. It took me forever to take the shots, because I kept giggling and cooing at their antics! In the middle of a very busy day, it was a delightful respite. Am I crazy, or can a random happenstance become the highlight of your day?

Top: Thrifted
Jacket: Target
Shoes: Kate Spade
Watch: Michael Kors
Belt: Consigned (via Second Time Around)
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters


  1. gorgeous coat and love the skirt- great, bold color! hope you are staying dry on this crappy day! :(

  2. One of my college roommates was from Florida and chipmunks were foreign to her. The first time she saw one she cooed, "Oh, a baby squirrel!"

    They're definitely pretty adorable.

  3. Ramon Ramon10/27/2011

    Haha, I still think back to that moment and laugh whenever a see a chipmunk. Adorable. You, and chipmunks.

  4. @Miriam A baby squirrel! I just laughed out loud. I am so glad to know I am not the only one who is captivated by their little, fuzzy ways. Thanks for sharing!

  5. It's always the little things that can bring the most joy and happiness. It can also bring a lot of life and joy to others who get to see the photos of it while you're wearing a very cute ensemble. ;) xoxo

  6. Anonymous10/27/2011

    Ok a) that is so adorable! and b) you pull of brights better than anyone else I know missy!!

  7. That is super cute; awww! Fantastic skirt and that jacket - wowzers - does anyone still say that?

  8. Anonymous10/27/2011

    Gimme that skirt! Kidding. I do love it, though. Beautiful look :)

  9. I have seen you wear this skirt and I love it!

  10. chipmunks are the cutest of the bunch. I saw my first one last year hiking with my Mr. BF, and I couldn't get enough of it! So I think it's perfectly acceptable that you can't get enough of them either.

  11. i love love this pink skirt, what a perfect length. and i like your chipmunk story! i grew up in ohio so i have seen a million chipmunks, but they are cute little buggers!



  12. love love love this outfit....