Too Many Dots

A month ago, I got this polka-dot shirt from Oasap.

We came home from a family outing and it was waiting on the front doorstep. I put it on immediately and wore it out on a date with Bart (we saw Ender’s Game which was good, but nowhere NEAR as good as Catching Fire was. I need to discuss how good Catching Fire was at length with someone).

The next day, I wore it with a maxi skirt. The day after that, I put it on with jeans and a cardigan.

I said to Bart, “This is my new favorite shirt.”

No less than two minutes later, I was putting a replacement ink cartridge in the printer and splattered black ink all over the front of that favorite shirt.

I tried every trick in the book – hairspray, rubbing alcohol, bleach, multiple washings, stain remover – the whole nine yards. That ink was not impressed. It stayed put. (Also. You think that black ink on a black polka-dot shirt wouldn’t be that big of a deal. But when you wash those ink splatters a bazillion times, the ink turns kind of gray and also every time I looked at the shirt, all I could see were those ink spots).

I finally just gave up and ordered a new shirt.

Lesson learned? Don’t buy the off-brand of printer ink. And wear an apron when you change the cartridge.

Polka-Dot Shirt: c/o Oasap // Gray Shirt: Old Navy //  Pants: Forever 21
Shoes: DSW // Earrings: Forever 21

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  • Reply Ana December 3, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    No! That is so sad, I hate when stuff like that happens, and it does all too often with kids, I tell you.

    It looks so cute under the shirt with the red pants, way to rock it anyways!

  • Reply Kelsey December 3, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    I LOVED Catching Fire. We'll talk.

  • Reply april December 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Catching Fire was SO. GOOD. I need to go see it again, I think.

  • Reply Amanda W December 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Um, yeah, Catching Fire was FANTASTIC.

  • Reply Erica December 3, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    YES! not to the dots, but Catching Fire blew my mind while Ender's Game as just good (albeit a bit better than I had expected). Isn't it crazy how the lesser book in the Hunger Games series became the better movie?

  • Reply Kristi December 3, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    So…my favorite thing in the whole entire world is this product called "Pre-Spot" from Maleleuca (have you ever gotten stuff from them? Very granola – I'm sure you'd like it! I think it is like safe enough to drink or something). It seriously gets out every. single. stain. I want to shout about it from rooftops. But instead I will just tell you about it 🙂

  • Reply Sanja T December 3, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Yay for a new shirt. Its lovely! I am dying to see Catching Fire, somehow something always comes up and I can't go.

    Love of Cuteness

  • Reply Meghan Splawn December 3, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I hope you kept the first shirt to wear under sweaters or while changing the ink cartridge. I can't wait to see Catching Fire.

  • Reply Allie @ Everyday Adventures December 3, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    I didn't see Ender's Game, but I think we definitely need an indepth conversation about Catching Fire. Hubs told me he kept looking over at me during the movie and that my eyes were huge the entire time. SO GOOD. Want more movies now!

  • Reply Kayris December 3, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Completely unrelated topic….I just read Matched by Ally Condie and saw that you liked the first book but not the second, and I didn't see if you read the third. It's not listed in your book index, and the search function isn't working. Also wondering if you read Divergent. I came late to the dystopian world genre, having JUST read The Giver and the three books after it last year…at 34. I was in high school when The Giver came out and I don't know how I missed it.

  • Reply Janssen December 3, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Ugh, that book index desperately needs updating. Maybe over the holidays when I'm not so crazy..

    Yes, I did read the third one, and it wasn't all that great. Sad, because I loved Matched.

    I did read Divergent, but it didn't do a lot for me. Although, when we went to see Catching Fire, we saw a preview for Divergent, and it looked amazing, so maybe I need to give it another try. I know almost everyone loved it!

  • Reply Jessica December 3, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I was WAY impressed with how good Catching Fire was. Better than the book, I think!

    I was…not so impressed with the preview for Divergent. It could be because I just finished the third Divergent book and nothing looked 'right' to me, aka the way I pictured it. (Mainly the people.) I was also meh about the first book, but found the series improved (for me) as it went on. I like the last one best!

  • Reply Bookmark Dragon December 4, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Totally agree on Catching Fire and Enders Game. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on those movies in more depth.

    Love the polka dots, BTW. 🙂

  • Reply Katrina December 5, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I have those same shoes and LOVE them! The toe on mine is peeling, though! (got wet in the rain). Did you put any sealant or anything on yours?

    • Reply Janssen December 12, 2013 at 10:29 am

      I haven't done anything to them – sorry to hear about yours!

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