Sunday, August 31, 2014

I ain't dead yet!

This summer has been incredibly busy! Between attending five weeks of professional training for a new job and preparing our oldest daughter for her freshman year of college, I haven't had much time for pictures. Since our daughter took the camera that I primarily used to college with her, I'm on the hunt for a new camera. Any recommendations are appreciated (I'm partial to Canon, but am more concerned about finding something easy to use).

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Lace Peplum & Polka Dots

Eleven more working days 'till summer vacation!! Working with middle schoolers in June in a building without air conditioning separates the strong from the weak, haha! Let's hope that we don't get any more heat waves until AFTER June 19th!
white lace peplum top thrifted navy and white polka dot skirt thrifted tan sandals Softspot via 6pm.com black and white necklace thrifted?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New England Spring

After what seems like the longest winter, Spring is finally here! It's been consistently warm for the last few weeks. And guess what?! I have four and a half weeks left of school--yes!! periwinkle blue cardigan thrifted navy blue and gray striped dress Stitch Fix long blue necklace thrifted brown flats (Frye) thrifted gray, lavender, and white cardigan (Merona) thrifted metallic blouse thrifted white jeans thrifted metallic flats Naturalizer via 6 pm.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Stitch Fix Review #1

Lately, I have been fascinated with an online styling service called Stitch Fix. For a $20 fee (which goes towards any purchase), the stylists from Stitch Fix select five pieces that work for your wardrobe based on your stated preferences and needs. If you like and purchase all five items, you receive a 25% discount in addition to your $20 credit. You have up to three business days to return any unwanted items in a prepaid envelope. Most importantly, you can schedule your fix as frequently or infrequently as you like. As I get older, I want to focus on more quality versus quantity. Stitch Fix seems like a push in the right direction. Here are the pieces that I was sent.
First up is the Harlot Abstract Print Draped Asymmetrical Top in a navy/ white color scheme. In theory, I should love it. It's got that sexy, casual throw on and go vibe that I like but I feel like it's too long and/or doesn't fit my short torso correctly.
The second and third pieces are the Havana Graduated Fan Necklace and this fuchsia colored Gwendolen V-Back Knit Shirt. The necklace is cool... but really delicate. I love, love, love the color of the shirt but I still feel like the fit could be better (and one of the seams of the shirt is sewn in a way that creeps towards the front, which bothers me). Another positive is that the shirt is made out of 50% modal and 50% cotton (I specifically requested no polyester), so yay Stitch Fix for reading my preferences.
The fourth piece I was sent is this bomb gray and navy striped dress (Carissa Striped Fit & Flare Dress). I love it so much and it's such a versatile wardrobe staple. I can wear it for work or play, as my stylist suggests!
Finally, the fifth piece I was sent is a coral Jordanne A-line Skirt, which fit me more like a pencil skirt. I love the color, however, I know that I can find a similar skirt at the thrift store. As a matter of fact, I have a similar skirt in orange, so I'm returning it.
Overall, I would recommend Stitch Fix as a great way to enhance your current wardrobe with fun, quality pieces. I probably won't do monthly fixes, but quarterly sounds manageable.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Making Up for Lost Time

Hey... just wanted to quickly post two outfits that I've worn this week. Even though we still have snow on the ground, I refuse to dress in thick layers any longer, ha! tan cardigan Merona black v-neck t-shirt Old Navy black and tan pants thrifted (Jones New York) brown flats thrifted (Frye) ethnic necklace gifted (Piperlime) pink floral cardigan thrifted pink wrap dress Gap yellow camisole tan sandals Softspots via 6pm.com gold earrings thrifted pink oval necklace thrifted

Monday, March 17, 2014

Done with the Winter Challenge

Well, I made it to ten outfits. Most importantly, I got out of my "I don't have anything to wear" rut. I'm happy to wear different clothes!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Winter Wardrobe Challenge Outfit #10

Hey... took a little break. This purple cowl neck dress is so remixable--I'm glad that I bought it! P.S. Everything is thrifted with the exception of the tights.
purple cowl neck dress black lace vest black tights black flats