OOTD :: of flirty flannel and flyaways

10.7.14

10.7.14

10.7.14

This has got to be my favorite outfit to date.

Dare I say “perfection”?

Because let me just count the ways of love:

  1. TARDIS blue
  2. snuggly flannel
  3. flirty, twirly skirt
  4. forgiving scuba fabric
  5. comfy yet pointy-toed heels
  6. pockets!

Throw in a good hair day and an obliging wind and not only do you have a perfect ensemble, you have a perfect photo shoot as well. I think saying any more at this point would be gilding the lily.

 

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – francesca’s
Top – Merona @ Target
Shoes – Janine @ Payless

:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl
Sophisticated Style @ Fashionably Employed

 

OOTD :: of black and white and plaid all over

10.6.14

10.6.14

10.6.14So. Argh.

If you’re a regular reader, you know that my favorite colors is plaid. And it’s Mad for Plaid over at SpyGirl this week. This should’ve been a match made in heaven.

Unfortunately, I’m still in the midst of my 50 Dresses challenge and woe is me! I have plaid shirts and blazers and skirts and shoes. But I only have one (ONE!) dress and I’m saving it for Friday because Friday.

Oh, what’s a gal to do? (Please permit me yet another indulgent first-world problem dwell.)

Why, incorporate all my plaid items into dress ensembles, of course!

Today, I give you a pair of plaid heels from Betsey Johnson’s collection. They’re thoroughly uncomfortable – surprisingly not because of the heel height but because of the toe box which is unnaturally short and my toes keep stubbing themselves within the shoe when I walk – but I keep them primarily because they’re plaid and I paid a pretty penny for them and I’ll be damned if I get my money’s worth before surrendering them to the cull pile.

Because the shoes are the showpiece of the outfit, I chose a simple black and white look up top. The only acknowledgement to embellishment is the bit of sparkle on the top’s bib-like bodice. I do want to point out that I’ve finally successfully duped that style I so love – that whole top under dress thing. I guess I just needed the proper dress to accommodate my rather fussy body, eh?

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress  – Merona @ Target
Top – New York and Co.
Pumps – Betsey Johnson

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

5 Things :: of Anne M. Bray and the final verdict

So I can’t stand it. The OCD in me must have all four points of the compass represented.

And since I’ve saved tons of money from my 90-Day Spending Fast, I feel I can splurge on two extra pics from my good friend Anne.

Thanks so much to those of you who voted. The results are in and below are the winners for each region.

I did fudge on the “North”, however. There was a tie for it, but y’all picked either the red farmhouse or Niagara Falls. Since the NY City photo was already grey and gritty, I subbed out the Falls pic for the other farmhouse – partly because I’m smitten by Selah’s comment about it being “gloriously lonely” and partly because I needed a fifth pic for my 5 Things feature – and now I have one, final vote request, if I may? Which “North” pic should I pick?

I’ve thumbnailed them all for you so you can imagine how they’ll all look when put together on my wall. And if anyone wants to Photoshop me a cool compass rose to go in the center of my planned wall collage, I’ll be your best friend.


 

9.28.14

Week in review – At least I can’t kill these flowers!

The Treasury :: September’s scavenger hunt

Hullo, hullo!

Today, I present for your consideration the newly-named monthly feature: The Treasury (formerly known as  Treasure Tuesday).

If you recall, this is a series conceived by Greenthumb, and I’d interpreted it differently during my Summer Edition posts. I’ve decided to follow her protocol for the regular year, giving you all 12 photos in one post.

Sadly, there will be no individual photo narratives this month.

My current batch of students exhaust me and it was all I could do to find pics for the list. The last three were particularly challenging and I fully admit that they aren’t my best in terms of both choice of subject and photography.

Maybe next month will be a better month.

Here’s hoping, right?

 

lamp

lamp

 

car park

car park

 

2pm

2pm

 

in the mirror

in the mirror

 

street sign

street sign

 

s is for ?

s is for “SUN”

 

nails

nails

 

outside my window

outside my [classroom] window

 

garden

garden

 

game

game

 

lock

lock

 

hat

hat