Thursday, February 28, 2013

Gray Day

It actually was a gray day outside too, though the sun broke out for a bit.

J Crew Jackie Cardigan
J Crew Gabby Cami
J Crew No 2 Pencil Skirt
Merona Tights
Naturalizer shoes (the replacements for the ones that made my foot numb last week.  These are MUCH better.)
J Crew Cobblestone Pearl Bracelet
Earrings via etsy

CJ yelled cheese the whole time Tom was taking the above shot so we took one of her too.  She seemed happy with it.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I'm Blue, Just Thinking About You

J Crew Lady Jacket in Blue Tweed
J Crew Director Dress
Merona Tights
Bandolino Loafer Pumps
LC Lauren Conrad Earrings
Vintage/DIY Brooch (made by me from one of my great-aunt's old earrings)

Here's my "FEAR THE WRATH OF THE DISTRICT CHAIR" pose.  Look out D7!  Too bad it's a little blurry, I guess even the camera got scared of me.

PS: yes, I did go get my bangs trimmed today, so I can see out of my right eye again.
PPS: Just noticed I wore this same outfit on Feb 8, two weeks ago.  So much for remixing.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mustard Cold Remedy

Somehow I stayed on the mustard train today-- I love this skirt though I think the volume of it plus all the ruffles on the sweater might be too much.

J Crew Merino Ruffle Cardigan
LOFT Bow Blouse
Anthropologie Peppered and Striped Skirt
Merona tights
Kelly and Katie flats

Sorry for the red nose and glum face--I'm working with a cold, 2 days before districts.  HOORAY.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mellow Yellow

Well, mellow mustard more like it, but it'll do.

Anthropologie Fluted Ponte Dress
Merona tights
Nine West shoes

These shoes were so uncomfortable that my left foot went numb midway through teaching and I sat in my office in my stocking feet all afternoon til I drove home (with only one shoe on).  They promptly went in the consignment bag.  However, I love the look of them so now I'm on the hunt for a new, reasonably priced pair of black patent maryjanes with a 2.5 inch heel.  Any suggestions?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Baby Shower, a Weekend at Work, and 200 Posts!

On Saturday I had a baby shower for one of my college besties.  I managed to take exactly ZERO pictures but the theme was baseball as she's a huge baseball fan (also a Javy Lopez groupie and a fiercely competitive fantasy baseball player, as I discovered in college when I gave away two of my best players to her now-husband, as I had no idea what I was doing, and still managed to come in second to her runaway first place in our league).  Her little guy will be all baseballed up, as I had no need for any baseball decor and so left it all with them.

Thom Browne Cropped Blazer (from the Target/Neiman Marcus holiday collaboration)
J Crew Perfect Boatneck Tee
J Crew Factory Matchstick Jeans
Bandolino Wedges

Today, I had to go into work to meet with my top team.  Our district tournament is next weekend and honestly...we are woefully underprepared.  The timing is really unfortunate as the midshipmen took 6-week exams last week so had no time to do work during that craziness.  So we met for several hours today to play catch-up.  We'd planned to meet tomorrow too but I think the mids got too close of a look at the bags under my eyes, because they suggested that we all work separately tomorrow, then meet up on Tuesday to compare notes and review assignments.  So tomorrow will be a sweatpants-work-day (combined with some laundry and maybe some grocery shopping if I get REAL ambitious...)

Merona Polka Dot Sweater
J Crew Minnie Pants
Kelly and Katie Flats

This is my 200th post!  Get the confetti and noisemakers!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Literal Valentine

I feel like this skirt was a very literal interpretation of Valentine dressing.  Fortunately the print is cute and modern.

J Crew Jackie Cardigan
J Crew Boatneck Perfect Tee
J Crew Jardin Skirt in Heartthrob
J Crew Factory Flats (like the retail CeCe flats, I think?)
Kate Spade earrings

Tom got New Kids on the Block for me and my two college besties.  SQUEEEEE oh the excitement.  (Also 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men but mostly pumped about NKOTB.)  CJ painted me a "snaps jar".

A few pics of one of my valentines, in pink today at her school's request:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Probably should have worn something more festive.  Or thrown some beads at my students or something.  I did celebrate by eating a donut so there's that.  

J Crew Heavyweight Silk Blouse
Anthropologie Scalloped Dots skirt
Merona tights
Aerosoles shoes
Betsey Johnson Earrings

Friday, February 8, 2013

Weekend Update

Whew--it's been 2 weeks since I last posted.  Things have been busy around here!

Here's some of what I wore this week:


J Crew Lady Jacket in Blue
J Crew Director Dress in Navy
Merona Tights
Bandolino Loafer Pumps
LC Lauren Conrad Blue Bow Earrings

On Wednesday I got a cut, color, and facial (complete with ouchy light chemical peel) no Wednesday outfit because, as Oprah would say, I looked like a schlumpadinka (I love that O just gets to make up words--my new goal is to be like her so I can just say a bunch of syllables together and everyone will adopt it as the most descriptive word ever).


Theory Cashmere cardigan
J Crew Dress (sort of similar to the Memo dress but it has 3/4 sleeves and an empire waist, I wore it back in September here, in a pretty similar way)
Assets Tights
Michael Kors Loafer Wedges (these are way hard to walk in)
J Crew Twisted Hammock Necklace
Kate Spade pearl and rhinestone earrings

Bonus CJ pic: doing debate work for our district tournament in 2 weeks.