Saying Goodbye to Summer

I have to admit to myself that summer is over. I don’t want to let it go. (I’m not a pumpkin spice latte girl *gasp*).  I don’t want to be cold, I don’t want to have the flu.  I wear scarves year round, so that’s not exciting. Layering is not always flattering on me…(I tend to look more bulky than I actually am) and well, I don’t do flannel at all.   I don’t want to deal with gray skies and possible snow. Does anyone?

I am clinging on to every last shred of summer.  I refuse to start wearing boots, booties, stockings, tights, undershirts (to me, those long sleeve tees) and other warm clothes.  I love a chunky fisherman’s sweater just as much as the next girl, but come on.  I don’t want to let it go.

My mom is coming to town this weekend.  She’s been in chunky sweaters and warm flannel pajama pants for weeks now, and asked “What clothes should I bring for the weekend?”  Well, Mama’s gonna have to be bringing some sundresses for this 80 degree and sunny weekend.  Poor woman, she just put all those clothes away in the back of her closet…

As for today’s outfit.  I wanted to wear this skirt so bad to say goodbye to my all time favorite season.  But I have to realize that I should start slowly transitioning into fall.  Yet when I was planning it out on a hanger last night (tell me you do that too!), I panicked.  So I picked up the trusty pink phone and snapped a pic, sent it to my fashionista student over at From Farm To Fab.  She approved/disapproved.  Gave me suggestions based on what she knows I own, and told me two possible transition outfits with this skirt.  Today’s outfit is option one.  Option two will be in a few weeks- got to cycle the skirt out, let people forget about it, then bring it back.

I get so many compliments on this skirt.  And to be completely honest with you, I don’t know if I am quite sold on it.  Am I crazy?  The water color design is pretty darn awesome, I will admit that much…

Had to chop out the head- sorry.  I’m battling a cold before it starts – that burning, watery, itchy eye syndrome that starts before a sneeze?  Yeah, I’m dealing with that all day.  Not a pretty sight.  Oh and I have glitter all over my face- I don’t know where the glitter came from, it just appeared.

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Jacket:  can’t remember (similar, similar, similar)

Shirt:  Ann Taylor (similar, similar, similar)

Skirt:  LOFT (similar, similar, similar)

Sandals: DSW (similar, similar, similar)

Happy Tuesday.  See you all tomorrow for Happy Wednesday!

What I Wore Wednesday: Revival

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This has to be one of my all time favorite maxi dresses.  Super flattering, extra soft/comfy, perfect for the days where I want to look put together but with little effort.

I am refusing to admit to myself that fall is coming.  When I saw on Instagram that someone posted their first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season back in August, my denial started to set in.  I was miserable since that picture.  Granted, I’ve been sunburnt in 90 degree weather last week, but today’s morning low of 57 degrees was not sitting pretty with me.  Is it really time to admit that fall is coming?  My closet is not ready!  I am no where near ready for fall.  I better change my “note” on Stitchfix to let Lizzy know that I need fall stuff!  Yikes!

Happy Wednesday to you.  Enjoy today.  Enjoy your pumpkin spice latte as I drink my iced vanilla latte because I refuse to admit that the low 70s in the DC metro is considered fall.  Too cold for me.  Must. Go. To. The. Tropics.  (oh wait, that’s happening in January!)

Dress: Marshalls (similarsimilarsimilar)

Necklace: J. Crew  (similarsimilarsimilar)

Happy Wednesday.

Don’t forget to link up.

The Pleated Poppy // Because Shanna Said So

 Transatlantic Blonde  // Style Elixir

Get Your Pretty On

Shopping My Closet // My Girlish Whims

Revival

I finally have figured out a schedule.  Took me four weeks into the semester and countless times of me muttering “It is seamless and easier for the students, but definitely harder for me on the back end of things…” but I have figured out a feasible schedule.  Thank goodness. Between my actual job, teaching a study skills improvement class and well overall life, I’ve been a little swamped and MIA.  But I’m trying to get on a blogging schedule again, as I’ve been missing you all!

I’m being serious, I’ve missed logging on and checking out what you’ve all been up to.  The outfits you wear give me further inspiration to revive my closet, or try something different.  Because of you, I’ve been introduced to all the box subscriptions out there, daily bible study devotions, Duolingo (I’m teaching myself italian!), and much more.  I cannot be more thankful for the blogging community.

I will share, I’ve become a Jamberry Independent consultant.  I’ve gotten many a question about my nails, and I figured, why not join a team that supports my favorite Sunday night activity?!  (My most recent Insta picture is a “Manicure” of wraps.  I’ve fallen in love.)  So that’s been occupying my time outside of work…And, let me tell you, I’ve been wearing some really cool outfits.  Like reviving my closet, and stretching my closet til it can’t stretch anymore.  And everytime I say to myself “Self, take a picture today, you look really good…”  Self says back: “Yeah, when you have a free minute, take a picture.”  And then no free minutes come, and no free minutes go…and bummer, there goes the day, and here come the sweatpants…

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…yes.  I wear sweatpants.  I’m bringing them back.  Yoga pants were so two years ago. (Remember, I do hot yoga, why wear pants? I’d rather wear my track shorts!)

Scarf: Gift (similar, similar, similar)

Sweater: LOFT (similar, similar, similar)

Skirt (actually a dress!): White House Black Market (similar, similar, similar)

Sandals: DSW (similar, similar, similar)

What I Wore Wednesday: Remember to Breathe

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you just need to remind yourself to breathe?  Like life has gotten so crazy busy, that you just can’t keep it all straight?  I keep hearing the words
“Breathe.  Just breathe.”  over and over on repeat, but for some reason, those words are not sinking in.  It’s been a whirl wind these days.  Like crazy fast, super busy.  Ever have those days? What do you do when life gets like that?

Thank goodness for this Style Me Pretty Challenge. I don’t have to think anymore when putting my outfits together.  Every night at 8pm, I get an email with tomorrow’s outfit.  I throw it all together on a hanger (all pieces) at night and then BAM!  I’m dressed in 5 minutes tomorrow morning.  I am so grateful for this.  If only everyday was a challenge day!  I think I may cry when I don’t have the nightly e-mails.  Today’s outfit called for a printed bottom with a solid top, statement necklace and bright flats.  Okay… I reversed it.  And I wore sandals.  But oh well.

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This was a quick pic, after a long day of rushing, and reminding myself “Self, don’t forget to take a picture!”  And I did.  I apologize for the frazzle, the wrinkle and the overall sarcastic cheesy grin. Oh who am I kidding- that’s who I am normally.

Shirt:  Ann Taylor

Skirt: Banana Republic

Sandals: DSW (similar, similar, similar)

Happy Wednesday.

Don’t forget to link up.

The Pleated Poppy // Because Shanna Said So

 Transatlantic Blonde  // Style Elixir

Get Your Pretty On

Shopping My Closet // My Girlish Whims

Cranberry and Khaki

I’ve recently learned a lot.  I’ll list them, in no random order, then you can browse my outfit (it’s lame) and peruse the links (if you’re interested) and call it a day.  It’s that kind of day here- busy, so I’m keeping it short and to the point.

Things I’ve learned since last post:

  1. Do not put false eyelashes on the underside of your eyelashes.  Your eye will become irritated, red, cry, and your contacts will become uncomfortable.
  2. I am a master at nail art.  Not really, but I am now an Independent Consultant for Jamberry.
  3. This weather is insane.  Hot humid then cold and rain.  East Coast living is not easy.
  4. I have more clothes in my closet that I don’t wear than those I actually do.
  5. My posture has been stinky.  I’m working on fixing it.

Now time for the outfit….Remember, I’m still participating in that Wear to Work Challenge from Alison over at Get Your Pretty On.

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Sweater: LOFT (similar, similar, similar)

Skirt: Banana Republic (similar, similar, similar)

Sandals: DSW (similar, similar, similar)

 

Happy Tuesday!

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Wordless What I Wore Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (cause it’s a crazy busy day around here)

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Denim Jacket:  TJ Maxx (similar, similar, similar)

Top:  Ann Taylor (similar, similar, similar)

Skirt: Banana Republic (similar, similar, similar)

Sandals: DSW (similar, similar, similar)

Happy Wednesday.

Don’t forget to link up.

The Pleated Poppy // Because Shanna Said So

 Transatlantic Blonde  // Style Elixir

Get Your Pretty On

Shopping My Closet // My Girlish Whims

Florals after Labor Day

There’s been heated debate in the office whether or not we can wear white pants after labor day.  Especially with the recent arrival of our black “casual Friday” polo shirts.  I mean, of course jeans will work, but since it’s so darn hot here, we were debating whether we can get away with white jeans.  My “break all convention” type of supervisor said “That’s it, I’m going to rebel and wear all white in November.”  (Random comment, yes, but we work together so well!)  So the debate persisted.  And we never really came to a consensus.  So I wanted to be rebellious.  I wore a white shirt after labor day! (Okay, I know, white shirts are okay, but it was to help my argument rather than any fashion statement.)  I am determined to win this debate! Who’s with me?!

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I’m wearing my summer clothes until the last possible moment.  I am telling you, I am not ready to retire these awesome clothes.  And, besides, I want to make it last! Who doesn’t?  Summer is a great time.  Hot weather, fun, drinks, pool parties, beach vacations, everything!

Shirt: Polo (similar, similar, similar)

Skirt: LOFT (similar, similar, similar)

Sandals: DSW (similar, similar, similar)

Necklace: gift (similar, similar, similar)