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May Twenty-Sixth
May 26, 2010, 16:58
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dress: Nine West
jacket: Ralph Lauren
[invisible] shoes: Old Navy

Monday’s pictures were against a yellow background and today I’m wearing a yellow dress; I obviously have yellow on the brain. If you ask me what my favorite color is, I’ll usually say yellow. I’m not sure it really is my favorite color, but my miniature golf game is best when I play with a yellow ball so that’s what I go with. It’s sunny and fun and makes me smile. Sounds like a good reason to call it my fav.

Today’s dress is new. I love that it has a retro feel and I also love the price I paid: $10. It was on clearance at Ross (by far my favorite store, I worked there all through college). I’m ridiculously cheap so shopping for clothing anywhere other than a discount store just feels wrong. Ross, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Rugged Wearhouse and Gabriel Brothers are my main haunts. I just can’t justify paying full price for most items of clothing. I’ve tried, oh how I’ve tried, but it just ends up making me feel guilty. I wish I was better at thrifting. I love thrifted furniture and books but don’t have much luck finding clothing. I’m slightly jealous of the bloggers who find amazing pieces. Not that I need any more clothing in my closet…


May Twenty-Fourth
May 24, 2010, 19:49
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shirt: Carole Little (from Marshalls)
dress: Calvin Klein
shoes: rsvp

These pictures don’t really do justice to the dress I’m wearing – either that or I think the dress looks better than it actually does. Unfortunately, I suppose either one is possible. It has multiple layers of black fabric which look cool (I think…) but don’t really photograph well. The shirt on the other hand, the shirt is awesome. It’s long, comfortable, and it has pockets. Pockets! It’s perfection. I’m pretty sure that it’s not trendy; Carole Little clothing from Marshalls tends to look pretty … frumpy? … but this shirt is great. I can see myself wearing it all summer long. It’ll work over dresses, with white pants, over my bathing suit, with a pair of jeans; I can’t think of many things in my closet that it won’t go with. I used to wear button-ups all the time in high school and college and somehow got away from it, I went with cardigans instead. There’s something really crisp and cool about cotton shirts though, they’re summery and light. I love it!

May Twentieth
May 21, 2010, 09:08
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tank top: Kenar
skirt: ABS Essentials
flip flops: Old Navy

One bad day for me + one bad day for my husband = going out for supper. At a restaurant an hour and 15 minutes away. Perhaps not the wisest thing we’ve ever done, but I think it cheered us up a little. We both needed it.

These pictures didn’t turn out so well. It was hard to find a location to take the pictures and the lighting wasn’t good so I look washed out but I’m posting them anyway. They definitely don’t do justice to the shirt I was wearing. The print is amazing (I think) and it has a metal zipper on the back. I’m a sucker for exposed zippers. I usually debate with myself quite a bit before buying something (I’m that cheap) but there was almost no debate over this. It went something like this:

I love those colors! And pattern! Oh, a zipper! Swoon.
How much is it?
Oh, that’s more than I usually spend on a tank top…
But it’s amazing! I love it!
Geez, get a room already. And put it in the cart.

True story.

May Nineteenth
May 19, 2010, 20:01
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jacket: from Marshalls
sweater: J. Crew
tank: Martin + Osa
skirt: Grace Elements
shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction

Another dreary day and my yellow sweater didn’t do a whole lot to perk me up today. Coffee would have helped but I was too lazy to make some. That’s just sad. The sun is supposed to come back out tomorrow, thankgoodness. I have a summery shirt I’ve been dying to wear but I need nice weather first. Besides, everything is better when the sun is out. I’m definitely solar-powered.

Now, I’m planning to spend my evening watching Northern Exposure. I’m only 20 years behind the times… I’m enjoying the show but I’m also using it as a distraction. My students start their end of course testing (aptly called the SOLs – who named these things?) tomorrow and I need to think about anything but that for a while. I’m worried for them; I have weak students this year and it’s been a struggle for all of us. Think good thoughts for them around 7:30 tomorrow morning, please. They’ll need it.

May Eighteenth
May 18, 2010, 16:58
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skirt: Tulle
shirt: from Marshalls
jacket: Ralph Lauren
tights: Hue
shoes: rsvp

I have a love/hate relationship with linen. I love the way it looks and the relaxed vibe it gives off but I could really do without the wrinkles that show up immediately after you’ve gotten dressed. Taking this picture at the end of a long day probably wasn’t the best idea either. The skirt looks awful and you’re going to have to trust me when I tell you that I ironed it before school this morning! You certainly can’t tell by looking at the pictures…

May Seventeenth
May 17, 2010, 20:07
Filed under: inner monologues

Today’s weather report: chilly and really, really rainy. No pictures today. Hopefully it will be a little less wet outside tomorrow. Is it bad that I was lazy getting dressed this morning simply because I knew I wouldn’t be photographing it? Probably. Welcome to real life.

I happened upon this post over the weekend and wow, did it hit home. Go read it. Now. I should probablly commit to reading that article on a daily basis because I know I have my priorities screwed up when it comes to body image. I’ve struggled with it for years and it’s always been something I thought I’d just grow out of. That doesn’t seem to be happening. Every now and then I need reality to slap me in the face and that article does it quite nicely, thank you very much. Health and happiness are so much more important than any concern I may have over my inner thighs touching. And even though I know that’s true, why is that so hard to really believe? I really thought that I’d be over this type of thinking by this point in my life.

May Fourteenth
May 14, 2010, 20:48
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sweater: Kersh
tank: Romeo & Juliet
skirt: Grace Elements
shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction

It’s Friday and the final day of Dress Your Best Week. This has been such an interesting, enlightening, and thought-provoking experience. I’ve loved reading what other people had to say about themselves and their favorite features. Everyone has something (or in this case, five things) worthy of celebrating. I’ve enjoyed thinking about my features in a positive way instead of focusing on aspects of myself that I’m less than happy with; why is that always our default setting?! In addition, I know I’ve found a few new blogs that I’ll be reading on a regular basis. Thanks Academichic for have such a great idea and encouraging other bloggers to participate along with you!

My final favorite feature is my clavicle and shoulders. They don’t do anything special but I like the way they stand out. They’re prominent. They make me feel strong, powerful, and maybe a little sexy. Sexy isn’t usually something I do, at least not well. I’m more of a cute girl. But if I (or maybe just my shoulders…) manage to look slightly sexy now and then I’m not going to complain.

And being that it’s Friday, I’m now going to sign off and go enjoy spending some quality time with my husband. I’m not used to doing daily posts so five in a row has taken a bit of effort! It’s been great though, really. Thanks to all the people who stopped by and to those who commented too. Come back any time! Have a great weekend, folks!