Tuesday, July 10, 2012

to the max

I am short.....5ft 1in actually, so maxi dresses are a challenge for me.  But I was lucky enough to find this maxi dress, which was perfect for a night out in Vegas!

Monday, June 25, 2012

summer floral

This is a Goodwill driven outfit.  I bought this summery floral pencil skirt at a Goodwill almost 2 years ago, but never seemed to wear it as I was having problems finding the right top.  I kept trying blue tops and they weren't working.  Recently I found this lime t-shirt and it was a match made in heaven for this skirt.
These demin wedges are becoming a new summer favorite.  (Via kids section of Payless)

Friday, June 15, 2012

summer shoes

Sorry for lack of posts....but it is summer, so no teaching, plus a lot going on in my personal life.  So while I have still been wearing lots of skirts and dresses, I have been relying on old favorites.  These demin wedges are new and are becoming a summer favorite.  I have a lot of navy clothing that they are perfect with.  Actually they neutral denim makes them perfect with almost everything.  They are from Payless, but are kids sized, so sorry most of you won't be able to pick up a pair.
The top is thrifted a few years ago.  The shorts are from a spring consignment sale, bought for half price the last day of the sale.  I think they are an Anthropologie brand.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

under the Harry Potter robe

Today was Commencement.  We are required to go to at least one graduation ceremony a year, but I try to go to both the winter and spring commencement because:
  1. We have a close knit group of students and only 3 full time faculty, so it means a lot to them for us to come and support them.  Plus their parents love getting group shots of us with the students.
  2. We typically have students graduating at both terms, and it seems wrong to only show up for some of their graduations.
  3. I paid $800+ for my academic regalia, so any chance I get to wear it decreases the cost per wear.
These gowns are HOT, so underneath I wore a light summer dress.
 This dress looks like a pencil skirt and blouse, but it is in fact one single piece making it easy-peasy.
I love this dress and got it on serious clearance, but it is dry clean only and the skirt part is very prone to wrinkles.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


I found some pictures from the last few weeks that I never posted.  So here they are:
The above was worn to work one day in April.

The above dress I wore to our department banquet.

Never been to Nantucket

I have never been to Nantucket, but it seems like it would be a "nautical" sort of place.  And if I went to Nantucket on a summer day, this is what I would wear.  I LOVE madras plaid (don't judge that I may own more than one madras plaid skirt)!  I think this would be the perfect outfit for walking along piers full of sailboats.
The tee-shirt (a very pale yellow) is from Target and the skirt is Ann Taylor Loft via Goodwill.  The hard to see sticker proclaims that I voted today.  In particular I voted against Amendment One in NC.
Nautical | Everybody, Everywear

Monday, May 7, 2012

light and flowy

I bought this skirt at the Talbot's Outlet last fall, but it was just too summery to break out until now.  I need to find a more dressy top to go with it for more formal work days.  But during finals week a t-shirt is fine.