Thursday, April 26, 2012

Still alive....barely

It is that time of the semester where absolute chaos reigns.  So very few outfits are getting photographed.  Today was a random exception.
The cardigan is from the Talbots Outlet.  All the rest (shoes, skirt, belt, shirt) are from thrift stores and consignment sales.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

better late then never

Thursday and Friday I did not get the chance to do a blog post....but I did manage to get out photos done.  So here is what I wore Thursday and Friday.

Exciting, eh?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

awkward parts of the job

I find one of the most awkward parts of my job to be meeting students' parents.  Tonight one of my undergrads asked me to be his "faculty guest" for an awards banquet he is being honored at.  I agreed, and then he told me his parents will be there too.  I have done one of these before and the students are usually quiet because their worlds are colliding (i.e. family and school meet).  And I always feel like the parents are waiting for me to praise their students.  Awkward is the word.
This black sheath dress and beaded cardigan are both second hand, but I think they fit the day of teaching and awards banquet attending.   The up side.....having this awards banquet to attend tonight got me out of participating in the student fundraiser today called "Pie Your Professor" where they are selling raffle tickets for the chance to throw a pie in a professors face.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

blah, blah, blah

Today's outfit is boring, and not even very flattering.  Also, my knee is still bothering me some, so no heels (note to self: 3 half marathons in a 4 week period is too much).  Not even sure why I am posting this fashion disaster, but here it is:

Monday, April 16, 2012

what's black and white and red all over?

Remember that joke from elementary school?  I think the punch line is supposed to be a zebra in a blender....but today, let's just say it is me!
I've got some pattern mixing going on with the floral cardigan over the polka dot dress.  Crazy for a Monday, eh?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

easy Friday

It was a Friday, and my knee has been bothering me, so casual shoes despite the fact that we had a department speaker visiting.
I feel like this outfit looked better in person than it photographed.  Oh well, can't look like a fashion model every day.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bring It On!

Tonight I am going to see the musical Bring It On!  I am excited, I love a good night of musical theater.  For work and the vent tonight I am wearing a new to me dress that I got off of Ebay for under $5.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Last Hurrah!

After a summer that seemed to arrive in February, we are finally having some decent spring weather with highs in the 60s today.  So it was an excuse for one last spin in some of my knee high boots before they disappear for months.
The shirt is a recent find at the Green Jeans consignment sale ($5).  The sweater is Ann Taylor via Goodwill ($3.79).  The skirt is Banana Republic via a consignments store.  The navy skirt was priced $18, but I had a Groupon, so I bought $65 worth of clothing with the Groupon I spent $20 on.  I must admit I own this exact skirt in khaki and dark brown (both thrifted at Goodwill).    I try not to buy things in multiples, but this a-line skirt fits me so well, and in neutral colors, it seems so practical that I can't lose.  The real question is, since I got all three colors of this skirt via second hand options.....why are so many women getting rid of a perfect skirt?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Perfectly Pastel

I used to be very anti-pastels, but in the last few years, they have been creeping into my closet.  Today for Everybody Everywear: Pastels, I had many options to chose from.  This sheath is from Talbots and was thrifted at Goodwill.  What I love about it is the cute bows on the sides of the hem, and that while it is old Talbots (not sure year, but has the red Talbots tag) it goes perfectly with my Talbots cardigan that I picked up at the outlet last year.

Dress: Talbots, thrifted for $4.99
Shoes: Payless, ~$15 in 2009
Cardigan: Talbots, $15
necklace: consignment sale, $2

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Go Team!

It is a Friday, AND I have hockey tickets for I am showing my team spirit today.  Boring?  perhaps.  Easy and comfortable? YES!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

ruffle me up

I am feeling particularly girly today.  This WHBM teired skirt is almost like ruffles, and the Talbot's tee I paired it with has ruffles too.  My outfit may be mostly black, but it is 100% girly.
This necklace was a christmas gift from my brother's mother-in-law.  It is nothing I would normally buy, but I love it and think it is a great way to add a pop of color.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I've got nothing

Nothing profound to say about this outfit or the world.  Just a Wednesday and I am trucking along.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

leopard and lace

Some prints and textures are classic in my mind.  Both lace texture and leopard print are classic when worn alone, but I think the combo makes them fresh.  At least that's my story and I am sticking to it.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

saturday night out

I went out last night for Indian food with a friend.  Since this friend has given me the advice that I don't show off my assets well enough, I decided to wear my new dress that is more low cut than what I typically wear. 
Funny because when I look at the picture it doesn't look nearly as low cut as it felt.