This weekend was a relaxing weekend. My husband and I have settled in to my schedule for this semester nicely. This is one of the first times where I’ve had a “traditional” schedule of working in the day and having evenings and weekends off. Previously, I’ve had classes two nights a week and/or worked in retail or food service on the other evenings and weekends.
I like to spread out my chores and “must-do’s” throughout the week so that each day I only have to spend an hour or two doing “not fun things” like laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning, grading papers, etc. I find that this is much better than letting it all pile up and finding yourself doing a laundry marathon. I’d much rather do a Criminal Minds marathon, myself.
I would say that the one drawback is not having clearly defined “couples” time. There are times when I want my husband’s undivided attention during dinner and while watching our evening TV shows. But, sometimes he doesn’t know that and he wants to pursue his own interests—reading Reddit or checking Facebook. And, the reverse is true. Sometimes he wants my undivided attention and I don’t realize it and I am watching makeup videos on YouTube, reading a magazine, or talking on the phone to my sister. I’m wary that with being able to see each other so often we might take the other’s presence for granted. Honestly though he is always asking to take me out to dinner and I’m usually saying No, I’ll cook dinner for us.
I picked this outfit out on Sunday afternoon to wear on Monday. Even though it was President’s Day I had class. My college observes President’s Day on Tuesday so that the classes that meet on Monday and Wednesday have the same amount of instructional time as those that meet on Tuesday and Thursday. The Monday/Wednesday classes have already lost a day of instruction to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day earlier in the month.
I’ve worn this outfit, or a variation of it, a few times before. It was originally based on this pin. This time around I started with a light khaki pencil skirt. Then, I added a long-sleeved button-up in magenta. Over top of that I added a scoop neck cardigan with a pink and magenta flower print. I went with nude hose, nude pumps, subtle gold earrings, and my daisy ring. Below are other variations that I’ve done of this same outfit:
In all 4 versions I am wearing the exact same cardigan, and in 3 of the 4 I am wearing the same magenta button-up underneath. In the top row I have paired the cardigan and button-up combination with trousers: grey on the left and denim colored trousers on the right. In both of these variations I have belted at my natural waist with a skinny belt– brown on the right and hot pink on the left.
In the bottom row variations I have gone with skirts and flat brown boots. On the left, I’ve chosen a lighter colored khaki skirt and on the left a darker version of khaki– almost a tan. On the left I’ve belted this outfit with a skinny tan belt and on the right I have not. On the right I have also tucked under the top of the cardigan to fake that it is a v-neck cardigan instead of a scoop-neck. I thought that I had done this outfit with a thick brown belt, but I didn’t have a photo, so maybe not?!?
I think out of the 5 variations my favorite might be the top left with grey trousers and silver shoes. How about you? Do you have a favorite variation? Please let me know in the comments below.