Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Floral print and sheer details make me swoon. So when I stumbled across this little number at Crossroads in the city, it was a no brainer. The sweater, intended to ward off the chill morning, ended up looking frumpy. While my intention was effortless and casual. You win some, you lose some. I wore this to an in-service training today and these heels earned me some sideways glances. As an elementary school teacher, I often get snide comments about the way I dress. I would never, ever single out fellow teachers who dress casually or try to make them feel bad for dressing in a way that makes them feel comfortable. Yet, people seem to think the reverse is okay. One woman's vintage dress is another woman's sweatshirt. We all just want to feel like ourselves.
ps I've been hibernating these short winter days. Not enough daylight hours to take photos. I'll try to be better. Mwah!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
dress (as a skirt): JC Penny
blouse: Kohl's clearance
jacket: Nordstrom Rack
doe necklace: [un]possible cuts
lipstick: Maybelline "Shocking Coral", Revlon "Cherries in the Snow" at the cornersI can proudly say that I did not participate in a any Black Friday or Cyber Monday madness. I could not say the same for the Saturday in between. In my head, I was avoiding the craziness but benefiting from the sales. And benefit I did! Are there people who can actually shop on the weekend after Thanksgiving and only buy gifts, not shop for themselves? If so, who are you and will you please teach me your self restraint? I bought lots of gifts but I shopped for myself too. How could I resist the holiday products at Lush? How could I resist 40% off at Old Navy and GAP? I couldn't. If you hit the stores last weekend and only bought for others, you are a far, far better person than I.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
skirt: Target clearance
top: Old Navy
boots: Kohl's clearance
lipstick: Milani Black Cherry
Sooooooo, I have a question for my small following. Do yall care if I write anything with these posts, or are you mostly just checking out the photos? Most of the time I don't know what to write and it's a struggle. Plus, I know for most of the style blogs I follow, I mainly look at the photos and rarely read the text. Let me know, pretty please. Either on facebook or in the comments below. Thanks!!
Sunday, November 3, 2013
dress: Dolce Vita resale
jacket: Target clearance
Ampersand heels: Seychelle's
shockwaves necklace: [un]possible cuts
I scored this dress when my little sister was in town. We went shopping for school clothes for her and I, of course, could resist trying on stuff as well. She's only 15 but she's got herself some style. She talked me into buying this adorable, little dress and I've been wearing it whenever I have the chance.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
skirt: Forever 21
I bought this skirt last year. It was cheap and I didn't own anything like it. Sadly, it almost immediately became to small and I never got to wear it. After a few months I packed it away and just recently unearthed it as I stored away summer clothes. To my delight, it fit. I love feeling like I got new clothes with out spending money.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
galaxy nail tutorial from MissJenFABULOUS
button up: JCrew
heels: Lela Rose for Payless
I have been having a hard time reconciling the temperature when I wake up and get dressed with what I know the temperature will be by 1 or 2 pm. It's so cold in the morning that I reach for as many layers as possible. And I need them. I need them all morning long. But then after noon the sun starts shining and it gets warm and I regret wearing a long sleeve button up under my dress.
I have to say, I nailed it with this combo. It's not for everyone I'm sure but I loved the mix of prints and colors.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
top: GAP gift
cardigan: AE (circa 2004)
Ampersand heels: Seychelles
necklace: Francesca's closet
This is pretty much the only set of photos showing this haircut where my head doesn't look oddly shaped. I liked it for a half a second and then have to endure growing these bangs out. This is March I think so it's been a long time coming. Don't you hate that? A haircut that you like in the chair and on day 1 but once you wash it, you hate it? Ugh. So, the outfit though. I felt a tad bit too sassy for school in this, meaning I loved this outfit. I rarely wear jeans so I assume this was a Friday. Am I ready for the weekend or what? I need to unearth this outfit from my closet and give it another go.