Saturday, March 26, 2011

baby steps

top: The Limited
cardigan, belt,: target sale
jeans: dl1961
WEDGES :Rocket Dog

So I did it! I ventured out into public to take my photos! Yay me!

Okay, so I ventured a foot and a half outside of my classroom door, after school hours, when it's garunteed to be deserted of kids and staff. But regardless, it was a baby step for me. Are you so proud. I bought this top ages ago when I was working at the Limited in college. I very soon realized that retail was not a good job for me since I spent my whole paycheck getting clothes with my employee discount.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Inspired by: Orchid Grey II

skirt, belt, shoes: Target
tights: Kohl's
sweater: GAP clearance
fur collar: H&M

This translation would be be called more literal I'd say. As in, I am just straight up recreating one of my favorite outfits Julie of Orchid Grey has worn. I tried once before and wasn't trying to recreate it, just used it as inspiration and I HATED the way it turned out. Now months later, it is still one of my favorite looks so I just had to copy it. There, I said it. I copied her look. I hesitated a half second because of the length and style of the skirt. Not what I would normally wear to teach. But I decided that the opaque tights drew attention away from the shortness and the fur collar added a more mature dimension in contrast to the girlie-ness of a pink ballerina skirt. Once I got to school, I felt totally comfortable. I don't think it was inappropriate at all.

I am so glad I finally got around to wearing this. Such a fun outfit!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

as the sun peaks out

jacket, pants: Old Navy Clearance
boots: Steve Madden clearance
sweater: GAP clearance
blouse: Nordstrom Rack cleanace

I have to say this weather is KILLING me! Ugggggghhhhhh! I wish the rain and gloom would give it a rest! I am so tired of being cold. Tired of sleeping in my Uggs. I'm over it. Unfortunately the forecast for the week says that it hates me because the rains gonna keep on coming. So here is me embracing the cold, drizzily weather. Boots, pants, layers, "fur". Okay, I give in. This is me wearing something appropriate. Suck it rain.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

fail blog

Pardon me as I attempt (unsuccessfully) to maintain a life-work balance. Will someone please slap me across the face and shake their finger at me while saying "staying at school from 7 am until 8 pm is NOT okay!!!" Because its not. EVER. But as you can see from my lack of posts, that is what I have been doing way too often.

So I should be sleeping but I miss my blog and miss posting. I do still get dressed every day :) My life has not yet retreated to sweatpants and slippers to school...yet. I even manage to get a few outfit photos in but I have not made any time to post. So here I am, remorseful and repentant.

dress: Erin featherson for target (resale)
cardigan: JCrew clearance
tights: Old Navy 9ift
shoes: Fry resale
neckalce: gift
headband: Aldo

I am going to have to start a "fail blog" post for the outfits that fail to make it online. They are steadily growing.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

back in the classroom

skirt: GAP clearance
cardigan, boots, necklace: Target
button up: Old Navy clearance
tights; Kohl's

Is anyone super excited to see classroom shots again???



Awwwwww...I just can't get out the door in time to take outfit photos at home. I know the glorious scenery of the stucco walls of my building is vastly more visually stimulating than my student's art work. :) The glamorous peeling paint and maroon painted cement are striking beyond belief. And the weeds up on the terrace...lovely!!!!

Alright, I'll admit it... I do not have the guts to take my pictures beyond the gate of my building or to step outside of my classroom. There are bloggers I follow whose style isn't really my taste but who take amazing pictures. Then there are bloggers whose style I adore whose photos leave something to be desired.
I could choose a better setting myself but I am just not in a position to do that right now. Hopefully you can appreciate this for what it is :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

the crazy talking

I saw Black Swan tonight. Yes I am one of those losers and ignores all the buzz about a movie until it wins all sorts of awards. Wow, it was intense. I think my body was tensed up in discomfort for her the entire movie.
Today I was totally feeling the need for something floaty and feminine. This skirt is a dress I bought a few years back at Forever 21. Oh, Forever 21 with your super affordable clothes that shrink up and fall apart all too quickly. No idea how this dress has held up this long. Probably because it was relegated to the back of my closet for a year. Welcome back to the rotation little white dress. After that movie my brain is wiped. I am talking to Forever 21 and my dress via my blog. Oh, it's time for bed.

skirt: Forever 21 dress
sweater: GAP
tights: GAP
shoes: Kohl's
Coat: Ann Taylor resale

PS I still love you dress and forever 21.