Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Festive! Sort of.

J Crew Perfect Tee (with applique via etsy)
Joe Fresh Skinny Jeans
Ugg Josette Boots
Tartan Plaid Cashmere Scarf via ebay

I have been so casual for so long because classes are over.  I'm jonesing for a dress-up day!  

Monday, December 16, 2013

It's the Holiday Season

And before this picture was taken I had consumed SEVEN mimosas, folks.  This is what Christmas brunch parties do to me.

Kate Spade Cardigan
Kate Spade Spike the Punch Tee
Joe Fresh Jeans
Ugg Josette Boots (told you I'm never taking them off.)

CJ's in a Gymboree tee, Target Cherokee jeans, and BooRoo boots (yes, I'm obviously crazy, but not crazy enough to pay $85 for a pair of Uggs that she can wear for one season and not even to school.)


We leave for NYC on Friday, right after CJ's holiday sing-a-long.  Not sure how much I'll be posting till after the New Year.  If you don't hear from me, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!  

Thursday, December 12, 2013


I'm currently referring to the fact that I never want to take off my Uggs ever, ever, ever again.

J Crew Cashmere Sweater
Joe Fresh Skinny Jeans
Ugg Josette Boots
Kate Spade Watch
Earrings via Etsy

However, I could also be referring to the current state of disaster my house is in or the "meals" we've eaten for the past 2 weeks. (Let's just say both the Thai delivery lady and the guy who mans the rotisserie chicken part of the grocery store would be able to pick me out of a crowd.)  I'm willing to blame Christmas, end-of-semester-rush, or hosting a debate tournament in T -5 weeks...or we could go with D) all of the above.

I'm sort-of consoling myself by saying that things will settle down after Christmas, but they'll gear back up quickly enough.  Hopefully I'll be able to fit some cleaning into the lull period.  

Monday, December 9, 2013

Testing in a Winter Wonderland

Sunday outfit:
Anthropologie Laced Peplum Hoodie 
J Crew Perfect Tee
Joe Fresh Skinny Jeans
Bearpaw Boots

Yesterday it snowed.  Kind of hard.  We thought it was going to flurry so we went out ice-skating (well, two skaters and a spectator, I don't participate in winter sports; I do however drink warm beverages and wave at skaters like a freaking boss).  Then we had lunch by the skating rink--by the time we came out it was coming down fast and hard.  (That's what she said?)  Of course, in a panic, the schools all closed.  We then woke up to find that it had rained overnight and the only dangerous part of the road was my driveway.

Unfortunately, while elementary schools closed, the Naval Academy was still open for business (or for hegemonic projection?  Plz advise).  And I had a final to give at 0755.  And I had sort of promised donuts and coffee.  So I packed up mini-me and we bailed from my house at 0640 (ughhhh forever).

Monday morning testing party:
J Crew Factory Stripe Boatneck Dress
Merona Tights
Ugg Josette Boots
J Crew Earrings
Kate Spade Watch

I was worried because 6 is not known for being a patient age, or an age good at being quiet for sustained periods of time.  Heavy bribes were offered (donuts, hot chocolate).  Toys were packed.  It turns out, a classroom with a white board and multiple colored markers is all you really need.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

I Can Explain

J Crew Perfect Tee (Iron on via Etsy)
J Crew Minnie Pants
Nine West Driving Mocs

When you have to give an EXAM on a SATURDAY less than 3 weeks before Christmas, you want to dress festively and comfortably.  (You also want to dress in garments that will stretch so that you can eat one of the donuts you brought your students, along with coffee, to make the experience at least slightly more pleasant.)  Honestly, what kind of draconian institution do I work for, scheduling exams on Saturdays in December?!  Oh...right...


Happy Holiday Party

Anthropologie Netted Stanza Top
J Crew Velvet Capris
J Crew bow flats
Kate Spade Bourgeois Bow Earrings
Pearl Cluster Bracelet via Etsy

Today was our department's holiday party.  It was also the day I signed up to do Safe Spaces training (to support gay and lesbian students at the Academy) so I missed the round robin gift exchange we usually do.  However, since I contributed a gift, there was a bottle of wine sitting on my desk waiting for me when I got back!  It's like the Spirit of Christmas wants to get me drunk.  Ho ho ho!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Plum Puddin'

Kate Spade Bosley Dress
J Crew Jackie Cardigan
J Crew Bow Flats

Last day of class--now just to slog through grading papers and exams!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Party and a Repeat

Tuesday was our debate team's Christmas party.  Predictably, I was so focused on eating hostess-ing that I forgot to take any pictures of the actual event, but here's what I wore:

Kate Spade Jada Dress
Theory Cashmere Cardigan
Naturalizer Mary Janes
Target Merona Bow Belt 
Vintage Bow Necklace via Etsy
Kate Spade All Tied Up Bow Earrings and Ring

And I wore this today for a faculty meeting.  Yeah I just the cardigan last week but...I love it...

J Crew Factory Sequin Bow Cardigan
Banana Republic Blouse
Anthropologie Pilcro Sidewise Skirt
Dansko Mary Janes
Kate Spade All Tied Up Bow Earrings and Ring