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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What I wore when the earth shook

Today I experienced my very first earthquake. At first I honestly thought it was just me, having some massive dizzy spell, but then my coworkers started asking if everyone was feeling the building moving. My immediate next move was to check twitter (obviously), and sure enough, about a dozen tweets about #earthquake appeared on my feed. I of course added my own, about thirty seconds later I saw one from my brother, before you know it I'd gotten the entire lowdown in 140 characters or less.
Before my coworkers could find anything on the news sites.
This world is becoming an interesting place.
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The Rundown
Top TJMaxx Pencil Skirt Talbots - Sandals MRKT Holly via DSW - Necklace Simply Vera for Kohls - Bracelet Coco's on the Green - Earrings Thrifted - Sunnies Old Navy

64 comments:

  1. Same here! Its very interesting how my twitter exploded 30 sec after the earthquake and my coworkers had no clue what's going on. So strange...


    Aaah I love these bright colors!! They look very pretty and exotic with your dark hair :)

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  2. Isn't that how everyone figured it out?
    I love your skirt!

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  3. Welcome to my world.
    Earthquakes are on my top 3 terrified of list of things.
    I heard of it as a friend sent me a BBM and i tried calling my mom and brother and all the cel phone lines had collapsed as everyone was trying to reach someone.
    Finally, I was glad to know there was no threat...

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  4. We actually felt it here in Ohio too! Crazy stuff! Your top is so pretty! Is the skirt a berry color or more a deep red? Either way you look fantastic! I love pencil skirts.

    Heather

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  5. At least you looked fabulous when the earth shook, great color pairing! Your outfit would lighten anyone’s mood!

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  6. I have never experienced an earthquake. I'm glad that you're safe!

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  7. Love this outfit! I didn't feel it but I saw tweets and then someone in my office said the people on the third floor felt it...but only 1 person on the first floor (where I am) did...
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com

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  8. Ha, I was going to say the same thing as Shawna - at least you looked cute during your first earthquake! They're scary, aren't they? At least no one got hurt (as far as I've heard), but it's definitely something that leaves you feeling a bit tense for a while.

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  9. This was my second earthquake in a year and a half...it was super odd. And bizarre - earthquakes are pretty much the last thing I'm afraid of here.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  10. lol at your post title. i'm glad no one was hurt. i'm from california so i know a thing or two abt earthquakes. i enjoyed all the commentary on twitter. ppl were freaking out and excited all at the same time. haha. don't you just love twitter?

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  11. We had an earthquake in Chicago today too, but I didn't notice it. I think that's the third or fourth one we've had here that I've been totally oblivious to.

    But way to look great in an earthquake!

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  12. love that skirt!

    and it's funny and sad that twitter is our number one news source. it's pretty handy!

    http://styleaccordingtome.blogspot.com

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  13. I'm pretty used to earthquakes since I grew up in California but I can imagine the fear it stoked on the East Coast since they aren't used to that kind of thing. Glad you are okay. Those rich, red hues are beautiful on you!

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  14. Felt it too and thought I was having a dizzy spell. I was shaken for a few minutes. I think I was the person in my circle of friends that posted on facebook then I was wondering if I was dreaming. Nice Skirt. And thanks for always commenting on my blog!

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  15. I heard about the quake out there in the east. That is super interesting. We are all so used to them out in the west that it seems strange to have one out east.

    Now this outfit, is super cute. I adore this top with all its colors!

    thequeenofwanderlust.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh my gosh I missed the earthquake too! I'm kinda bummed about it haha (my first reaction was to check twitter too after I heard about it) Love your outfit, the colors are great! xo

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  17. You look fab even when the earth shook... love the berry colors

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  18. Girlfriend - you look HOT! As I just told Fabienne over at House in the Clouds - I love me some hot pink! I just love the skirt and the blouse together. And those shoes - I - MUST - HAVE - THAT - STYLE! :) Anyway - I am glad you weren't hurt in the earthquake. Being from CA, I am used to them. I found out it from my friend at work... then I looked it up on my earthquake tracker. There was one in Colorado around the same time, too! First one in 100 years there...SO WEIRD! I have to check the earthquake site all the time cuz I have dizzy spells, too (it's an age thing). So I have to check if I am just dizzy or if it was an earthquake... LOL! Anyway - you look fab, my dear! Remember, next time you feel dizzy, just get under your desk. Your co-workers might think you are crazy but it could be fun! ;) And you are sure to stay safe! Cheers!

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  19. Geez! That's interesting! We supposedly had our biggest earthquake ever in Colorado today or yesterday and I didn't feel a thing! Crazy! And LOL about you finding out about it on Twitter before a news site!

    I love your pretty flowy floral top and great nude sandals!

    Keep safe out there!

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  20. this is definitely one of my fave outfits from you!! i love the burgundy colors and the floral pattern of the top. so chic!

    cute & little

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  21. Glad you're OK - nowadays I hear "earthquake" and think "Haiti." I would totally be on Twitter before the news.

    That pink pencil skirt is awesome! I wonder if Talbots in Canada has it ...

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  22. I totally check facebook to see if it was an earthquake, because it isn't reality unless its on facebook, LOL! Oh, I love that deep pink/purple skirt! It totally gives the pencil skirt an updated vibe.

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  23. Glad you're okay, dear -- I LOVE that skirt on you!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  24. Wow, what an amazing style, great blog ! I wanna follow you on google friend connect but can't seem to find the button, lol. Anyway, looking forward to new posts ! xoxox

    http://fashionandcookies.blogspot.com

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  25. In Japan I wouldn't have even cared, but because earthquakes are so uncommon on the east coast I thought the world was ending and the walls were going to fall on me. I learned the things that I'd save in the event of some disaster are my computer, camera, phone. Forget the food, water, and sensible shoes.

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  26. It's so weird to hear everyone's stories about today. I was totally surprised by the earthquake news, since I apparently didn't notice! It happened when I was in JC Penney's, but I guess the mall must be a fortress because no one there felt a thing. Only found out because one of the saleswomen's daughters texted her about it, lmao.

    Great colors today; that pencil skirt's really flattering on you.

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  27. Scary stuff - I just can't imagine it. I love your look at your top is absolutely divine Lyddie :-)

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  28. oh amazing outfit!! :)

    http://chocolatefashioncoffee.blogspot.com

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  29. I bet it was really scary, you looked stylish though!

    The doll on fashion

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  30. Everything about this outfit is absolutely perfect and you look amazing! The colour combination has me drooling! Haha! I have been looking for a pencil skirt that I love for sooo long but have yet to find one that doesn't hit me below the knee so I am a wee bit jealous :-)

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  31. at least you looked gorgeous during the earthquake ;) Glad to hear that you are safe!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  32. Glad to hear you are doing ok and no one you know was hurt! Earthquakes are scary - been through one in California.

    I love the color of your pencil skirt...J.Crew's new sept catalog has me wanting one in every color.

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  33. Lovely outfit. I'm glad the earthquake was only minor and didn't do too much damage.

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  34. oh, I absolutely LOVE your skirt ^^ x

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  35. I also thought I was just crazy when things began shaking...it was nuts! I love your sandals, so adorable!

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  36. you look stunning in this color palette, the print on your shirt is incredibly gorgeous! made even prettier by the lighting in your photos!! i can't decide if i noticed the earthquake or not.... i work in a one story building so i didn't get the shake and sway many others got, but i do think it is hilarious that people (including myself) are getting news from twitter <3shelby

    www.makemesparkly.com

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  37. Great color and great fit! EVERYTHING about this works! ~Serene

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  38. Absolutely love your outfit! The colors are so pretty together, and I love the pattern of the top :)

    Lubna | ELLE VOX

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  39. You look fab in your monochrome! I can't believe I missed the east coast earthquake by just a few hours!

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  40. It's important to always look your best in CT! Now we never know if there will be floods, earthquakes, hurricanes!!...

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  41. First the tornado and now the earthquake. Glad you are ok!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  42. You look great!
    I experienced my first earthquake in Georgia and my second in Oklahoma.

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  43. Woo, glad you made it through your first ok. And I love your bright skirt. I want about twenty myself, in all different colors!

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  44. Wao, you're first earthquake!! I'm glad to see you are ok and looking fabulous in this outfit :)

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  45. I felt absolutely nothing...I am not sure it ever happened but if twitter says it happened then I guess it happened.

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  46. Glad you are OK.
    Yes, Twitter is the place to be. I go there for everything.
    Beautiful Hues, just beautiful. I ADORE this outfit; shirt, skirt, shoes, the necklace,everythign is so pretty.

    http://styleidnet.blogspot.com/
    http://styleidcloset.blogspot.com/

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  47. Wow - glad it wasn't too bad. Love the colours.

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  48. Such a cool necklace...love the pattern on that top!
    I was so surprised with all the twitter mentions...I felt nothing!

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  49. I live near San Francisco and we were shocked to hear about your earthquake. Or should I say we were after-shocked. Oh my, I'm hilarious. NOT.

    Speaking of earthquakes, we had a 3.9 last night and as my house was being shaken back and forth I lazily said, "earthquake" and continued to channel surf. haha.

    I'm glad there was no damage or worse in your town. You look gorgeous. LOVE the shoes. awhile.

    xoxo,
    Tracy

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  50. Well dear, you looked amazing for your first quake. We felt it too a little but no major movement. Hope your having a great day!

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  51. i adore this look and burgandy is so hot for fall
    you are right on trend baby!!
    husband felt the earthquake at work, i was in the grocery store and didn't feel a thing
    brett

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  52. Amazing outfit...loving the colours!
    Love K
    http://www.lovek.org

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  53. I've been through several earthquakes being born and raised in California. You're never really ready for them, and they're usually over before you know it! They're not particularly scary, just freaky!

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  54. It was the first earthquake I've felt. I was at work and I saw this kiosk start shaking and then I felt the ground move. I love how you paired a blousey top with a pencil skirt.

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  55. It was the first earthquake I've felt. I was at work and I saw this kiosk start shaking and then I felt the ground move. I love how you paired a blousey top with a pencil skirt.

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  56. I found out about the earthquakes (there was one in Colorado the night before the east coast quake) via social media sites too! I didn't feel the quake but I can only imagine how unnerving that must feel!

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  57. Twitter is what I would be checking too! I've never experienced an earthquake, but I do live in tornado country! Anyway, I love the mix of that floaty top with your pencil skirt! I have a bright-colored pencil skirt on my "must-buy" list for fall!

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  58. I didn't feel a thing though most of the people I know felt items in their house shake. I'm happy that everyone is safe and hopefully we don't get anymore eatthquakes on the eastcoast.

    Btw, I absolutely love the pretty floral print on your blouse and those shoes. Burgundy always reminds me of fall and I can't wait until it gets here!! :)

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  59. This look is so crazily chic I can hardly stand it! YOu live in one very picturesque place too! It doesn't hurt that you have some crazy photo skills to boot!

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