5 Years, Baby!


Well, well, well. I guess with all of this nursing and cooing and diaper changing, I missed my 5-year blogging anniversary last month. 5 years, y’all! That’s quite a lot of rambling.

I’ve been reading through my archives lately; mostly to compare my newborn experiences (strikingly similar minus most of my first-time neuroses), and as much as I hem and haw about what and how much I should include in my posts, I am so glad I have those snippets to walk me down memory lane.

When I started this blog in 2005, I was a childless newlywed who spent the majority of my time wearing J. Crew suits and sipping decaf lattes and/or wine, depending on the time of day. I occasionally dabbled in performance art.

Now? This best represents my life.

And I love it.

So, guess what? I just found out that whoorl was nominated for Orange County’s Best Personal Blog by the lovely Kelly and Collen of Just Spotted! And the icing on the cake? Hair Thursday was nominated for Best Beauty/Shopping Blog too! Dude! I don’t think I’ve ever been nominated for anything! (For good reason, right? Wait. Don’t answer that.)

Would you all take a second to vote for my blog(s)? You don’t need to sign in or anything, just click here and make your choices. Of course, only if you think I’m deserving of A Major Award. I must say, it would be a perfect way to celebrate 5 years.

(p.s. – I don’t have a chance in hell, but hey! Positive thinking!)


The Story of Farts


Of course this would be Wito’s new favorite book.

The moral of the story? You better PASS THAT GAS, PEOPLE. (Just not around me.)


Lucky Denim Bermuda Shorts


UPDATE: Due to a glitch with the code earlier today, the 25% off deal is being extended through the weekend! Happy Labor Day, folks!

I know I’ve professed my love for Bermuda shorts on this website in the past, so it may come as no surprise that I had to get my hands on these denim Bermuda shorts by Lucky Jeans. Frankly, I had no idea that the Lucky Jeans brand still existed, given the last time I wore them was the early ’90s. I fondly recall busting them out with my favorite semi-sheer patchwork blouse and Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Toast of New York during high school. (Either that or Rum Raisin. Do you all remember Rum Raisin?) Ahhh, the memories.

These shorts are CUTE. They fit well, the dark wash isn’t too dark, the pockets are perfectly placed and I find myself mumbling “I carried a watermelon” while practicing the cha-cha on my stairs while wearing them.

I’m thinking you should have a pair too! My very wonderful friends at Langston’s (who actually witnessed my early ’90s attire) are offering 25% off all Men’s and Women’s Lucky Jeans and Shorts for today only.

That’s right, TODAY ONLY. Get your fine asses in a pair of these soon. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Check out the entire Lucky Jeans line here, and be sure to enter the code whoorl25 to get the 25% discount. The offer expires at 11:59pm EST on September 3, 2010. (TODAY! DID I MENTION TODAY ONLY?))


Calling All Nursing Fashion Aficionados!


Yes, I still adore my Target nursing tanks, BUT I would love to find some nursing tops that have more coverage than a spaghetti strap on top. A tank with more shoulder coverage? A short sleeve top? A crossover top that doesn’t stretch out? ANYTHING?

I don’t mind wearing a regular shirt and hoisting it up around the house, but pulling up my shirt in public places (even with my nursing cover) leaves my back exposed and it drives me crazy. (Layering isn’t an option right now because it’s too hot.)

I like this for Fall, but we still have a couple months of heat around here.

$34.50, Gap

Any suggestions? I got excited about this simple, inexpensive top from Old Navy until I realized that the straps were spaghetti-width in the back. How does that work with a bra exactly? (Uh, it doesn’t.)

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

(UPDATE: I’m checking out all of your suggestions, but just found these cute henleys on final sale for $12.99 from J. Crew. They look a little low in the front, so pairing them with a nursing tank might be key. Bought three colors! Get ’em while you can!)

(YET ANOTHER UPDATE: If you are looking for some tanks, Zulily has up to 70% off nursing wear from GLAMOURMOM!)