Wednesday, July 8, 2015

24 Days of Summer Teaching: 2 Days of New Shoes

The last two days were busy teaching days, and I was excited to wear my new shoes. My feet, however, were not so happy to be wearing the new shoes. Check out the mega blister!
Tank: LOFT
Shorts: LOFT
Flats: Jessica Simpson, $29.99 at T.J.Maxx
Necklace: Gift, supposedly the beads are made out of recycled paper by African women and all the money goes to support them and their children. Or perhaps, it goes to support the further colonization of women of color. 

Blouse: The Limited
Skirt: The Limited
Flats: Ann Taylor, $39.99 at T.J.Maxx
Nails: Essie "Fall in Line" with topcoat of Sinful colors "Cinderella"
Necklace: Handmade by my mother

Friday, July 3, 2015

24 Days of Summer Teaching: Pearls and Dots

Tee: New York and Company
Skirt: Cato
Sandals: Clarks
Pearls: Vintage, gift from grandmother
Earrings: Gorilla Glass

Thursday, July 2, 2015

24 Days of Summer Teaching: 108°

Tank: Old Glory
Skirt: Pinky (I think I have had this skirts since high school. I wish I remembered where I bought it).
Shoes: Mad Love, from Target
Necklace: Homemade, made from copper and vintage cloisonné beads 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

24 Days of Summer Teaching: Beach Chic

Tank: Old Navy
Skirt: matty m, $15.99 at Costco
Sandals: Privo by Clarks
Necklace: ??
Earrings: Diablo Organics
It was 108° today. For some reason, I thought I would stay cool in this outfit. That of course, was a lie. There was no staying cool.

Monday, June 29, 2015

24 Days of Summer Teaching: Navy and White

Tee: Cynthia Rowley, $9.99 at T.J. Maxx
Skirt: Max Studio, $19.99 at T.J.Maxx
Shoes: Target
Necklace: ??, might have actually been from Italy 
One of my students complimented my style today. I'll take it.

We had lots of fun in class today: poster making!

Friday, June 26, 2015

24 Days of Summer Teaching: Coral and Navy

Tank: Ann Taylor LOFT, on sale for $24.31
Short: Ann Taylor LOFT, on sale for $8.91
Shoes: Target 
I never used to wear coral, but I like it these days. Unlike those other LOFT shorts, these aren't splitting at the seams.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

24 Days of Summer Teaching: Teal and Khaki

Tank: Ann Taylor LOFT, $29.50
Shorts: Ann Taylor LOFT, $24.31 on sale
Sandals: Privo by Clarks
I chose this photo location because the "shade area" sign was just so bizarre. Anyways, today was about comfort and I love this printed tank and the length of these shorts. Unfortunately, a hole developed in the seam of these shorts today - the first time I've ever worn them. I emailed customer service and am waiting to hear back. I sure hope they replace them without making me pay return shipping. If not, they are going to have an angry customer, and I usually buy a lot of Loft products.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer Teaching: Blue and Stripy

Today was one of those overly productive days thanks to a randy goat and iced coffee. Before 9 am, I biked to campus, swam, scanned documents, made copies, and met with a student.
Dress: Max Studio, $29.99 at T.J.Maxx
Shoes: White Mountain, $29.99 at T.J.Maxx
This outfit is a T.J.Maxx special. I wasn't sure about mixing stripes with stripes, but then I did it anyways.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

24 Days of Summer Teaching: Black and White

Oh wow! Where to even begin?

It's been nearly four years since my last post. In those four years, I earned one Master's degree and then another. I moved across the country for a PhD program. I ended one relationship and started another. Now we have been together for almost four years. I gained and lost close to 30 lbs. I retired from acrobatic endeavors. I feel in love with triathlon. 

The current pressing fashion issue is this: I am teaching a summer class. We meet four days a week for six weeks. That means I need to look semi-professional on 24 occasions. The added challenge is that I have to bike to campus and it's hot in this part of the world. 

What better occasion to start blogging again?

Dress: Ann Taylor LOFT, borrowed
Shoes: Privo by Clarks
Earrings: Tawapa
Confession: I totally wore this dress yesterday to the celebration of my grandfather's life. I borrowed it from my Mom when I realized that everyone else was wearing black and white prints. Then I asked to keep it, telling her that since it fit me "so well," it must be too big for her. She's a slender thing. She didn't agree to me keeping it, but she did agree to let me borrow it for a few weeks. 

I've had the shoes forever and they are whatever. I hate my toes, but I sort of like the green polish.