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Shake Rattle and Roll

So yesterday was interesting… you may have heard there was  a minor earthquake in Virginia.

Having never experienced an earthquake, nor expected to ever experience one, I found myself incredibly unprepared. Instead of doing anything vaguely resembling proper earthquake procedure, I stood in the middle of the room spinning in a circle freaking out. Then once it was over i had a second freak out about how badly I had reacted to the earthquake.

You can bet i spent the next hour googling what to do in a an earthquake… hehe… but seriously, it wasn’t that big a deal, and nothing was broken in my house and in fact both my kids slept right through it. (I’m promise mom, we’re fine)

In slightly more interesting news, I just bought this necklace from Clydes Rebirth, and it’s totally awesome. I can’t stop wearing it, it goes with everything, and it’s sooo unique! i’m in love. The only problem is that i now have a list of 3 more necklaces that i want from her store… i predict i will be very broke soon!

Cardigan: Megan Nielsen, Wattle cardigan, AW2010
Necklace: Clydes Rebirth
Top: Karen Walker, gift from my SIL
Skirt: c/o Threadcase
Shoes: c/o Wanted  now on sale!!

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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12 years ago

LOVE that vibrant orange on you!

Glad you guys are okay–we just got stuff falling off shelves, and the dogs went nuts, but my kiddo slept right through it, too. WILD. Looks like there might be more structural damage in DC than originally thought–the poor National Cathedral! And the Washington Monument! Sigh. We’ll dust off, I suppose.

12 years ago

We had an earthquake in South Australia last year. I was on a research trip at the time & had all these OHS procedures in place for ’emergences’ (ie bush fire, flood). The earthquake was late at night. I remember feeling it but went back to sleep straight after … So much for OHS!

Kelly @ 
Elegantly Academic

12 years ago

“I stood in the middle of the room spinning in a circle freaking out.” You are just too cute!

I had a similar experience a few years ago when a huge windstorm hit my town (it wasn’t a tornado but it very could have been one). Instead of taking refuge in the basement, I stood by the big picture window in awe/fear, holding the display for our wireless weather station to see how fast the wind was going. I think item #1 in the Tornado Procedures Handbook is to NOT stand in front of large windows!

Della @ Della Grace's Life

The earthquake was insane! The poor Wtown community college library was FALLING apart. But the security guards sure had fun. ;) And then the college told us to go home and then five minutes later reopened classes. Needless to say, nobody got anything done yesterday!

I love that necklace…Merl makes the best jewelry!

12 years ago

First off- Great outfit.

Secondly – I am up in New Jersey and we felt the earthquake too. It made me pretty dizzy and upset, and yes I felt like I was over-reacting. But I’ve never dealt with an earthquake before – even a mild one was pretty unpleasant!

12 years ago

The earthquake scared me senseless! At first I thought I was going crazy, then I realized everything was rattling and got to my senses and stood in the doorway. My silly dog however stood in the middle of the floor the entire time – aren’t animals supposed to have special intuition for those things?

Secondly – the necklace is amazing!

Heather, 29 Skirts
12 years ago

Beautiful outfit. I love that reddish orange tone, and it looks great on you! I also love the texture of your cardigan and top together.

I’m really afraid of earthquakes and think about them literally several times a day. I have a problem. But I live in Southern California, so…we could have a huge earthquake at any time! We had a large one centered near my home when I was growing up, and I think the power went out afterward. I remember my little sister, who was maybe 3 years old then, shaking her fist afterward and scolding, “You stop that, you big giant!” OMG, so cute!

12 years ago

It looks like it was MADE for you :D seriously orange is a gorgeous hue with your coloring! Your tweet about your daughter calling it a pretty princess necklace made my day. So happy you guys are ok after the earthquake too! People in Chicago claimed they felt something too but either I’m too oblivious or they were making it up.. both are quite possible haha.

12 years ago

Haha, the spinning was to just gain momentum if you needed to start running!
I love this outfit, what a beautiful silhouette. You look gorgeous :)

12 years ago

I love your orange midi skirt! Too cute! Thanks for the news coverage on the earthquake that shook the east coast.

12 years ago

Glad you’re okay, I hadn’t even seen anything on the news. Although I did giggle at your “spinning around in a circle” comment, I can’t imagine I’d be any better!

Emily K
12 years ago

Virginia living is so intense right? I’m preparing for that darn hurricane now and I’m not looking forward to it at all!!! It just keeps creeping along towards the west and scaring the b-jesus out of me. The earthquake was quite something though. I felt like I was about to fall out of my chair!! The my teller counter at work started moving up and down and I just thought I was seeing things, till I recognized the fact that it was an earthquake. Duh…hahaha!!

And clyde’s rebirth (merl) makes the best best stuff!! I wish I could set aside for more for her pretty necklaces!