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April 27, 2015 M (m)

Monday was a busy day.  I had to be out and about all day and I didn’t know when I was going to get done with the appointments that I had, so to be on the safe side I packed my bag for class and took it with me when I left the house at noon.  It was a good choice because I did end up having to go straight to class from where I was.  Also, I had to make sure that I picked an outfit that was appropriate for both parts of my day.  The outfit above is what I came up with!

Also, it is a repeat of this top.  A fun thing that I’ve done in the past is re-worn the outfit that I wore on the first day of the semester on the last day, or very near the end.  It’s a fun twist and challenge because I usually have to “weatherize” it.  If it’s Spring semester it would have been cold and snowy at the start of the semester and (hopefully) warm and pleasant towards the end.  If it’s Fall, it starts out more mild and cool and ends with snow and ice.

January 12, 2015 M (4)

On the first day of the semester, I wore this top with other brand new items.  The top and blazer I had received for Christmas and the navy trousers I purchased around that time.  It was an easy combination to pull off!  I added some silver jewelry and navy pumps and called it a day.  This time around I wanted to bring out a different side of the top.  I went with my grey trousers and a black cardigan.  I still chose silver accessories, but this time around it was pearl earrings and my Pandora bracelet.  I also went with a shoe that matched the pant color: silver.  I like how different the same top looks because of the different items that I paired it with.

Which look do you prefer?

-Carla

As I mentioned in my last post, I could feel something coming on Wednesday.  Thursday I managed to make it through my morning class, but not my afternoon class.  I was thinking about coming directly home after my first class and taking a nap.  But, it was a tight schedule.  It’s a 20 minute drive from the satellite campus I am on in the morning and a 55 minute drive from home for the afternoon class.  I have 3 hours and 15 minutes from the end of one until the start of the next.  That would give me about 2 hours for a nap.

But, when I started thinking about it the idea of rushing home after my morning class, trying to fall asleep right away, then driving all that way for my afternoon class and then back home was making me feel even worse.  In the end, I decided to cancel my afternoon class.  Luckily, I left the last official day of class blank as a weather contingency plan and it will all work out.

April 23, 2015 Tr (m)

This outfit is not one of my top favorites, but it was one of those days where I just needed to put something on!  I was supposed to wear a dress or a skirt, but the way that I was feeling that wasn’t happening.  I haven’t worn these trousers in a very long time, but I used to wear them so often!  They are denim colored, but not denim so I was skirting the rule of “no denim.”  And then looking back at my archives I realized that I was over-utilizing them.  That has also happened with a few other pieces, namely my grey trouser pants and my purple cardigan.  I just noticed that they were things that I reached for over and over again.  I think that’s about the time that I came up with the “rule” of balancing out the dresses/skirts/pants that I wear.

You win some, you lose some!

-Carla

Coming On

Wednesday was a bummer type of day.  First, the weather was doing something crazy and where I live we had snow flurries/sleet for part of the day.  I had my volunteer shift in the morning but I think that the weather scared everyone away.  We didn’t have any patrons for any of the 3 guided tours.  Plus, the 100-year old house was chilly!

After my volunteer shift I came home and picked out my outfit for school.  I needed to wear a skirt even though I just wanted to wear my pajamas!  I felt like I was creating a Fall or Winter outfit.  I actually pulled out my black tights and black riding boots.  Oh, and a sweater!  This sweater is technically a holiday sweater, but I think that “JOY” is a sentiment that can be felt or wished for anytime.  And, the sweater is a thin material so it’s great for cool, but not cold, weather.

April 23, 2015 W (m)

I thought that the metallic thread in the word joy played off the gold in the skirt nicely.  I also liked that it brought some lightness to the overall outfit—I do have my entire lower half swathed in black.  I had tried this with a black velvet shell and a red boyfriend cardigan but it just didn’t look right.  I also tried it with a few other tops, but to no avail.  And then I was running out of time so I had to go with the look that I created.  A bronze gold skinny belt finished off my look.

-Carla