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Rounding Out

Wednesday morning I went to the dentist for a routine 6 month check-up.  I am happy to report that I got a clean bill of health and my dental hygienist said everything was looking good.  I am always super happy to hear that.  I think that my New Year’s resolution of brushing my teeth nightly before bed is working out the way that I had hoped!

After the dentist, I made a quick stop at JC Penney.  My JCP has a Sephora inside and I wanted to look for a pencil brush and anything that I couldn’t live without.  I didn’t find anything in Sephora, but I did find a navy and white striped shirt that I have been hunting for for a very long time.  I think every woman needs a navy striped and a gingham shirt!

Because I had to get up early and go to the dentist I came home and took a nap in the afternoon.  Since we are just returning from Spring Break my prep work is light this week.  Next week they have a big assignment due so I will be buried under tons of papers to grade.

March 18, 2015 W (m)

My outfit was based on this pin here.  I love the combination of the plaid button-up shirt and pencil skirt!  In the original photo, she is wearing a blue plaid shirt and a red pencil skirt accented with a navy infinity scarf and a tan and gold belt.  I have a blue plaid button-up, but I don’t have a red pencil skirt so I flipped the color scheme to work with items I own: a red plaid shirt and a navy pencil skirt.  I tried to keep the feel of the outfit the same and ground it with a khaki and gold belt and nude pumps.  I really liked the sexy/feminine lumberjack vibe of this outfit.

On Thursday, I wore a dress that was a contender for St. Patrick’s Day.  I didn’t wear it on Tuesday because I was at a loss for ways to style it differently and I think that it’s too short.  It’s not too short when I am standing still, but when I move around or raise my arms to write on the board it creeps up to an uncomfortable length.  I am always nervous and worried that I am showing more than I want to be.  I think that it’s time to take it out of the rotation, OR I have to layer it over a slip that would peek out at the bottom and add some length.

March 19, 2015 Tr (m)

I have worn this dress a number of ways in the past: with a navy blazer and brown tights, with a green cardigan and brown tights, with a navy cardigan and navy tights, with a khaki blazer and brown boots, and a cream cardigan.  But, I’ve almost always worn it with a dark tight.  So, t his time I wanted to try to lighten it up a bit for Spring and I went with nude legs and pumps.  Although, truth be told that I switched to brown flats after I took the photo’s to help with the length issue.

That’s how I rounded out the week with outfits.  Do you have any big plans for the weekend?  So far, my husband and I have cleaned the house, I work tonight at the bar, and tomorrow we are hosting my in-laws over to look at photo’s and hang out.

-Carla

Green Day

Tuesday was green day!  No, not the band—- St. Patrick’s Day.  Of course I had to wear something green.  Monday night I had a few outfit idea’s that I wanted to try out.  But, in the end the outfit that I had picked is not what I went with.  I was a little unsure about it and so I went with something that was tried and true!

I originally wore this outfit in Fall 2013 here, so I think that enough time has passed between now and then that I can repeat it!  (Wink.)

March 17, 2015 T (m)

I’m doing a few things here to make this outfit feel a little different from the first time.  Immediately, you might notice that I am wearing the skirt the “right way.”  In the most recent version (pictured above) I am doing it with the pleat in the front.  The boots are different, but at a glance they look the same!  Also, instead of going with silver jewelry and green/silver earrings, I went with gold jewelry: a starfish bracelet and gold feather statement earrings.  The only other difference is that I am wearing my hair pulled back, which I rarely ever do!

I really like this sleeveless shirt, but the white collar is starting to look a bit cream-colored/off-white.  If some Oxi-Clean doesn’t help restore it this might be one of the last times that you see it!

How was your St. Patrick’s Day?  Mine was good.  Class in the morning and then working at my bartending gig in the evening– it was quite a lucrative night, though!

-Carla

Back to Work

Monday was back to work as far as teaching is concerned.  Last week was Spring Break and I mentioned that I took a trip to Las Vegas.  I will post about it soon, I promise.  My BF (boyfriend) is now my husband, though!  I returned to work at my bartending gig last Friday which was a nice way to ease back into the swing of things.

And, it didn’t hurt that Monday’s weather was great!  It was a bit dull and grey out, but it was in the low 60’s where I live.  I was actually out and about running errands without a heavy Winter coat and scarf.  I had to spend 2 hours of it inside of the Social Security office to start the process of a legal name change, but whatever!

For my outfit I knew that I wanted to wear a dress or a skirt.  I love wearing dresses and skirts in the Spring and Summer.  And, I’ve worn a lot of pants lately, so I wanted to even things out.

March 16, 2015 M (m)

 

This outfit idea came from Pinterest.  I have a pin that features a blue and cream floral top paired with a grey skirt and light colored cardigan.  In the inspiration photo she is wearing a thin black belt.  I cannot see what type or color of shoes she chose, but I chose black to tie in the black leather belt.  My floral top is in a different color scheme, but I think the overall feel of the outfit is the same.

What do you think?  Do you like this outfit?  Is it too Springy and feminine for you, or is it a look you’d try?  Let me know down below.

-Carla