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Hello, loves!  Happy Friday the 13th.  (Bet you thought I was going to say Happy Valentine’s Day, huh?!?)  Well, that’s tomorrow.  Although my BF and I have already celebrated.  We are so horrible because whenever there is a “present holiday” we both get so excited to give each other gifts that we almost never wait until the actual event.

But, we celebrated last evening because it’s our normal Thursday date night and because I have to work extra this weekend at the bar.  And, if that wasn’t enough, I have tons of outlines to grade and return ASAP.

From my Valentine I received 3 Pandora bead clips for my second Pandora bracelet.  It’s one that is a leather/rope type that you wrap around several times, but all of my charms would fall to one side and bunch up.  When we were at the mall awhile back we stopped into the Pandora store and asked the sales associate and she recommended clips.  Now I can wear my more casual charm bracelet!  I got him a Fitbit Charge HR, just like the one that he recently purchased for me.  He had been talking about wanting one non-stop and I almost thought that he was going to purchase one for himself and ruin the surprise.

Last night we went to dinner at a casual Italian place and then went to see the 50 Shades of Grey movie at my request.  I don’t know why the critics are being so hard on the movie!  If you read the books then I think that is exactly what you would have expected the movie to be.  I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but I will say that Dakota Johnson did an amazing job and fulfilled my minds version of Ana perfectly.  Jamie Dornan did better that I thought he would in the role of Christian Grey, but he wasn’t my version of Christian.  I think he had some really big shoes to fill and he did it well, I commend him as an actor.  Lastly, can I just say that Dakota Johnson looked freaking AMAZING and I would like to know her workout and diet plan, ASAP.

Sadly, something happened to my other pictures that I took in this outfit.  I had 6 good ones, but when I went to crop them down to size I wasn’t seeing anything but a scrambled image in iPhoto.  I tried it in Photoshop, too and had the same result.  This is the only picture that wasn’t corrupted.

February 12, 2015 Tr (m)

Just like always, this outfit inspiration came from a picture that I pinned to my boards long ago.  I’ve long searched for a plaid button up that had a similar color palette.  Late last year, I found this one at Old Navy and decided to give it a go.  I wish that it had stripes of red instead of burgundy, but so far it has worked well in a lot of different outfits.

For dinner last night, I added a long-sleeved burgundy t-shirt with a jeweled neckline under the plaid shirt and layered a navy cardigan over it instead of the blazer.  I also swapped out the skirt for dark wash jeans and brown oxford style shoes.

Do you like this outfit?  I know I do!  Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day.


Earlier this week, on Monday, I picked out my outfits for the week.  But as I was looking through my gallery I noticed that I was starting to accrue a lot of skirt outfits for M/W’s and a lot of pant outfits for T/Tr.  One of my weird things is that I force myself to wear an even number of skirts, dresses, and pants.

I think that my natural tendency would be to just wear pants and flats everyday, but those aren’t the types of outfits that I think look best.  Plus, I have lots of dresses and skirts in my closet, so I should wear them!  This altered my planned outfits a bit.  Yesterday I had planned to wear a skirt or dress outfit, but after running the numbers I noticed that I should wear a “pants” outfit, instead.

My original idea was to wear my babydoll pink cardigan with a khaki skirt or burgundy pants and a pink, magenta, and burgundy silk scarf to tie it all together.  I once wore an outfit with burgundy on top and blush pink trousers.  It wound up being one of my favorite looks, so I thought that I might use new pieces and reverse the look.  I also had this pin in mind to replicate.  And then I saw this pin and loved the combination of items. And I thought what better way to make leopard print wearable than by pairing it with babydoll pink?  So that’s what I did!

I don’t have a leopard print skirt like in the inspiration photo, but I do have a leopard print blouse.  So, I went with that and then khaki’s for the bottoms.  Here is the result:

February 11, 2015 W (m)

To finish off the look I added some accents of gold jewelry in the form of a bracelet and some earrings.  What do you think?  Do you like the blouse tucked in or out?  Please let me know!


Tuesday’s feel like 3 days wrapped up in one! My day starts around 6:15 am when I get up and ends around midnight when my head hits the pillow exhausted!

What I do during those 17+ hours is get ready for work, teach class 1, do school prep during office hours, drive to class 2, eat lunch, teach class 2, drive an hour home, change clothes, re-do hair and makeup, eat, and go to work at the bar. After my shift at the bar, I come home and have a snack while unwinding with my BF. Then, we brush our teeth and go to bed. Sometimes we may watch a little t.v. or I might read a bit.


Yesterday was very cold. There wasn’t much snowfall, but the mounds and piles of snow and ice from Sunday and Monday was enough. Yesterday’s challenge was the bitter cold. We averaged somewhere around 18 degrees, not factoring in wind chill. Many schools in the area were closed because of the cold temperatures. But, not my college.

I am continuing my self-imposed challenge of wearing a skirt.  It’s a little bit crazy and a little bit of fun all rolled into one.  Below is the pin that inspired my outfit.


Black v-neck sweater: JCP. Black scoop neck t-shirt: Old Navy. Pearl necklace: ? Pearl earrings:? Light khaki skirt: (thrifted.) Pearl bracelet: Elder Beerman. Black fleece leggings: Walgreens. Fitbit: gift. Daisy ring: gift. Black flat riding boots: Target.

Black v-neck sweater: JCP. Black scoop neck t-shirt: Old Navy. Pearl necklace: ? Pearl earrings:? Light khaki skirt: (thrifted.) Pearl bracelet: Elder Beerman. Black fleece leggings: Walgreens. Fitbit: gift. Daisy ring: gift. Black flat riding boots: Target.

The key here is layering!  It was easy to copy this look with very similar pieces!  In the inspo. photo. she is wearing a black top, light-colored skirt, black tights and shoes, and simple jewelry.  For me, I copied this look using a black v-neck sweater layered over a black long-sleeved scoopneck t-shirt.  I needed the extra layer to keep the cold away!  I am wearing a very light-colored khaki pencil skirt.  Underneath of my skirt I went with fleeced-lined leggings.  They look a lot like tights, but feel like blankets wrapped around my legs.

I was tempted to wear my black leather booties to really capture the essence of the photo, but with all the snow and ice I went the safe and practical (and warm) route.  I am wearing my knee-high black riding boots.  For jewelry, I went with a long strand of pearls that I wrapped for 3 strands, a 3-strand pearl bracelet, and an opal and silver daisy ring.  I did keep my hair long and loose with some curl.

I really liked this outfit and despite the frigid weather I was warm and comfortable in my layers.  Would you dare to wear a skirt in 18 degree weather?  How are you keeping warm?