WIT :: of another round of randomosity

Can you blame me? It’s the end of the year blahs. I’m actually surprised I’ve not gotten to this point sooner. But then again, I REALLY enjoyed my students this year. Heck, I didn’t even use up half of my ten allotted sick days when normally they’re all gone by May!

Still, everyone’s gotta have a breaking point and I guess I’m calling in my chips today. After two solid weeks of assessments, my brain is fried and all I’m really capable of at the moment is a round of randomosity

Hrm…alliteration and a meme that’s already made a previous appearance? I may just Photoshop a button and call it another semi-regular feature on the blog. 😜

 

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1.  I seem to get a lot more compliments/comments when I wear light lipstick as opposed to dark.

2.  Do all dogs sleep like this or is it just Jack the Beast?

3.  Sing with me: Brown paper packages tied up with strings; these are a few of my favorite Pins! Try this, this or possible even this.

4.  Because Emerson said so: “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

5.  Harry Potter as an anime? Yes, please!

6.  Upcoming June books I’m slavering for: Leigh Bardugo’s Ruin and Rising; Allen Zadoff’s I Am the Mission;  Y.S. Lee’s Rivals in the City

7.  Is it a travesty or simply an inevitable sign of the times that, rather than good old board games like Clue or Sorry!, I play online apps like Hanging With Friends with my children? While we sit next to each other, even.

8.  Why is it that when I’m putting on my face in the morning or in the shower at night, I think up all kinds of random things for times like these, but when I’m actually committing to writing them down in an official list, nothing comes to mind?

9.  I wanna learn how to sew but that has always been my MIL’s purview and she’s the one that owns the machine and I don’t want to initiate something that’ll open up cans of worms that I don’t want disturbed. (See what I did there with my mixed metaphors? Yeah. Brain fried.)

10.  And finally, you’re gonna wanna turn up the sound to 11 for this one…

OOTD :: of a new twist on a new fave

5.30.14

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5.30.14

Last season, I was all into skinny jeans.

My Mad Hunting quest back then (before I even knew to call it Mad Hunting) was to own a pair of skinnies in every single color of the rainbow. Boy, that was a chore! Do you know how difficult it was to find the perfect pink pair? Sheesh!

Well, I’d done it and my closet has stacks of jeans coordinated by hue and pattern to prove my success. Of course, I’ve since stopped running ye ol’ treadmill regularly and I’ve snuck a can of soda or three indiscriminately which means those skinny jeans? Yeah, not so skinny on me anymore.

So until I get back down to fighting weight again – and it will happen; I just need a good swift kick – I’ve turned to wearing skater skirts. Why skater skirts? They’re forgiving to my pooch and flattering to my vertically challenged height. They’re alternately flippy and girly or edgy and kitschy depending on what I pair them with, and they’re easily adaptable to the schizophrenic temps we’ve got in SoCal (tights or leggings and boots if cool; bare legged and pumps if not).

Come to think of it then, when put that way, I may just adopt skater skirts as My Thing and donate all my skinnies. 😜

While I ponder that possibility, let me just link up with Caitlin @ Greater Than Rubies today. Her weekly RRR theme is A New Twist on an Old Favorite, and even though skater skirts are a new fave, I’ve done so many iterations of it (here, here and here, for example) that I can safely say it’s been a true remix of my wardrobe. Pairing it up today with a cropped jacket and wearing said jacket as a top (I mean, wouldn’t you? Look at that fab portrait collar!) is just one of the many ways you can style the very versatile skater skirt.

Yeah, I think I’m hooked.

 

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Jacket – Tracy Feith @ Target
Skirt – Mossimo @ Target
Pumps – Janine @ Payless

:: Linking ::
Remix Rewear Restyle @ Greater Than Rubies
Fashion Friday @ All Things Chic

OOTD :: of overcoming the green curse

5.29.14

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5.29.14

I don’t do green. I have reconciled myself to this.

We all remember my struggles every time St. Paddy’s Day rolls around because of this very sad fact. So although I admire it on others and have numerous outfit Pins to prove it, I have never really been successful in styling this troublesome color.

But perhaps this shirt will break the cycle? A Joe Fresh number that sang to me from the depths of the sale rack, I knew I had to have it simply for the fun repeating pattern alone. Are they hearts? Butterfly wings? Half an apple? Who cares? It’s super fun! And it’s green!

Of course, once the rush of spontaneous purchasing died down and I brought my prize home, I was once again at a loss. It shouldn’t have been so hard, right? At its very core, it’s a simple button down shirt. And flowy silk to boot. Styling this should be right in my wheelhouse. But I stared and pondered, hemmed and hawed, and at the end, regretfully decided to turn around and return the darned thing for want of a proper outfit.

Once again, though, Anne and her Pick-me-up challenge came to the rescue because Pattern Overload made me rethink my approach. On a whim, I threw on my newly-acquired Thakoon skirt, and voilà! Pattern mixing magic! Who woulda thunk it? I think I may just have this green curse beat after all.

 

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Joe Fresh @ jcp
Skirt – Thakoon @ Target
Pumps – Janine @ Payless

:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl

OOTD :: of sugar and spice and everything nice

5.28.14

5.28.14

5.28.14

Hullo Wordless Wednesday!

You know you’re totally loving the girly juxtaposition of floral and lace but also admiring the sly sassyness of such blatant pattern mixing.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Romwe
Palazzos – F21
Necklace – F21
Sandals – Christian Siriano @ Payless

:: Linking ::
WIWW @ The Pleated Poppy
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl