oh my my, oh

sorry, sorry.
June 4, 2010, 21:50
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I’m sorry. I’ve been terrible at blogging this week. It’s hot, school’s busy (two weeks left!), my trusty photographer has been out of town, and I’ve been attempting to nail down some vacation plans. Mix all that together and you end up with one very lonely, sad blog. As penance, I offer up these pictures taken last Friday, or maybe two Friday’s ago. I’m not sure and I’m much too lazy to spend 10 seconds figuring out which one it is.

shirt: lapis
tank top: from Marshalls
jeans: J. Crew
shoes: Bronx
belt: from Target


May Twenty-Eighth
June 1, 2010, 10:32
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blazer: J. Crew
dress: Liz Claiborne
belt: Target
shoes: Old Navy

I’m a little late posting last Friday’s pictures but better late than never, or so I’ve heard. I love this blazer! It’s made out of sweatshirt material and is oh-so comfortable. I’m going to have to resist the urge to wear it every day, it’s that good. Every summer I end up with a jacket/cardigan/somethingwarm that’s my go-to item for any situation that involves air conditioning and I’m pretty sure that this blazer is my “it” piece.

Back later with a Memorial Day recap.

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…