You may or may not have been wondering why there has been such a blog hiatus… I’m really sorry but it is going to be a longer hiatus than this… I’ve realized that while planning a wedding, volunteering at my church’s high school ministry, studying for the principal certification test and finishing up these classes, training for my half marathon, preparing my kids for the state assessments, getting ready for our new house, being a teacher, and attempting to spend time with Jacob and friends, something had to be put on the back burner until after the wedding. I still want to post every so often but I will be picking up on the ‘every day blog posting’ AFTER June 22nd. Having a fashion blog is a dream of mine and I want to make sure I am able to give 100% to it. I hope you understand that I will be back SOON! 2 months until the wedding and counting…
This weekend was an adventure! Jacob and I made our way down to Houston to be ‘wedding showered upon’ by Jacob’s mom’s friends. They were so lovely and really welcomed me in to their group. This outfit was a bit of an accident because I brought another sweater and I didn’t like the way it fit… I wore this super soft cashmere cardigan to the shower and so I threw it on with the neon tank. I actually like the effect of putting pastels with neon… two spring trends together!
Sweater: JCrew, Tank: JCrew, Jeans: 7 for all Mankind (love these), Shoes: Nine West (similar), Purse: Modalu London, Necklaces: Skosh Kids, Stella and Dot, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: Stella and Dot, Etsy, JCrew, Earrings: Stella and Dot
I was so excited when these booties came in the mail a couple of days ago from Anthropologie. They seemed like the perfect Spring bootie especially when I’m not quite ready to transition from wearing my winter boots yet. I love the color, the little details on the heel, and the zipper and buckle. They were on sale for 49.95 too… They had all the qualities of perfection for my feet.
Then I wore them all day yesterday…. and my ankles are STILL in pain from trying to move in these shoes. They are so stiff and the ankle area does not allow for much movement at all. I’m still holding out on the hope that they will become more flexible with wear and stretch out. I still think they are really cute and I guess, pain means beauty, right? You will still see them in blog pics HOWEVER, I think I’m going to have to wait a little bit until I can wear them all day to school again…
Jacob wanted me to climb on this rock and I had to remind him that my ankles do not move in these boots and this was the makings for disaster…
Booties: Anthropologie, Jacket: H&M (I saw it recently in the store still), Chambray shirt: JCrew, Cami: Loft, Jeans: Banana Republic, Watch: Michael Kors, Earrings: Stella and Dot, Necklaces: Skosh Kids, Stella and Dot, Clutch: Private Gallery
Things you didn’ t know about me…
1. Soft, cotton dresses are a weakness for me. I LIVE in these over the summer. Since I get the summers off, dress codes aren’t a problem and I usually pop a pair of Nike bike shorts under short little cotton dresses like this one.
2. When I am at home and not planning on going anywhere, I usually have my Peter Alexander pajama pants on. Jacob probably will want to burn them when we get married but I still think they are nice and so soft.
3. Can you tell by now that I am a texture person? I HATE wearing anything stratchy or itchy. Tags still bother me sometimes and the first time that I bonded with our school secretary was when I had her cut out a tag on a shirt I was wearing.
What about you? What are your fashion quirks or loves?
Dress: Nordstrom rack (old, similar), Shirt: H&M (similar), Shoes: Nine West, Belt: Forever 21 (similar), Necklace: Skosh Kids, Earrings: Private Gallery, Bracelets: James Avery, Clutch: Private Gallery, Sunnies: Coach
I thought it would be fun to put together several outfits for various occasions with my hot pink JCrew Tippi sweater. The first outfit is one of my typical weekend outfits… a sweater with jeans and fun, comfy shoes. The work outfit is easy by just pairing a pencil skirt and little booties with the sweater. I also added some fun mint earrings to spice it up a bit. I wore the shower outfit to one of my wedding showers a few weekends ago. I loved it so much that I wore it ago for Easter this weekend. This skirt is quickly becoming one of my favorites with the silver lace and the flirty style. Lastly, this skirt is actually a dress that I threw the sweater over. Pairing it with fun heels and a statement necklace is just the right way to spice up this sweater for a date night with the fiance.
I love my Biggby coffee! If you have one near you, you should check it out!
Sweater: JCrew Tippi Sweater
Weekend: Jeans: 7 for all Mankind, Shoes: Target, Purse: Modalu London, Necklaces: Skosh Kids, Stella and Dot, Towne and Reese, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: Stella and Dot, Etsy, JCrew, Stella and Dot- spiral, Earrings: Stella and Dot
Showers: Skirt: Anthropologie, Shoes: Target, Necklace: Skosh Kids, Clutch: Private Gallery, Bracelets: James Avery, JCrew, Ring: James Avery
Date Night: Dress: French Connection, Heels: Zara, Necklace: H&M,