Monthly Archives: March 2015

OOTD :: of bad luck and matching my scarf





Oh, Wordless Wednesday!

Why did today of all days have to be Footloose/Country day for Spirit Week? I’ve only been asking for a country theme since forever! But today is my official ditch day with BFF so there was no point in wearing my cowboy boots and hat.


At least I was able to rise to the occasion of Anne’s 52 Pick-me-up theme. I think I got the print and the color scheme of the scarf down pat, don’t you?

EDIT: So yeah, I’m still ditching today, but not with BFF. Had to spend my girl day with the kids because it’s their Spring Break and the mother-in-law had a procedure and was unable to sit with them today.


:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Boohoo
Pants – Old Navy
Wedges – Seychelles

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

:: Grooveshark it ::
Pompeii by Bastille


OOTD :: of Music Genre Day and punk rock





You wanna know what’s quintessentially British?


You wanna take a stab at what musical genre I chose to stylistically interpret for this spirit day on a TARDIS Tuesday?


Once I’d put this whole look together, however, I realized it was practically identical to this one and I almost redid the whole thing because we all know how I hate being derivative. But I really love the filter work I’d done on all the photos. And I love the way the socks look super cute with my Docs. And I love how I finally found a red plaid skirt reminiscent of the one I’d worn to interview for my job at my school and how BFF was thoroughly scandalized at the cavalier way I was taking the interview but how I got the job anyway despite (or because of?) my unique ensemble.

So I kept the outfit and will wear it with pride and panache. And adorned with my Union Jack pendant and my signature Vivienne Westwood armor ring, I shall revel in the utter British-ness of it all.

And you, my friend? What ensemble have you got for me today? British, blue or Doctor Who? Do tell…



:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Old Navy
Skirt – Romwe
Cardi – Rodarte for Target
Socks – Target
Shoes – Doc Marten’s

:: Grooveshark it ::
Three Little Birds by Bob Marley

OOTD :: of Spirit Week and the end in sight




It’s Spirit Week. The last one of the year. I think.

And in honor of surviving what has probably been the most godawful year of my entire teaching career to date, I shall willingly and deliberately participate in this school activity as an act of pure irony.

Today is Jersey Day. Or Sports Day. Or Sports Jersey Day. Regardless of what you wanna call it, it’s always been the bane of my existence because I just don’t do sports gear. Oh, I can do “sporty” as a style niche, but I’m just not into proudly displaying my team’s mascot/colors/swag. Probably because I don’t follow sports enough to have a team.

So I literally had to run to Forever 21 to find something inexpensive and disposable but also cute and compliant. Thank goodness I had some stuff still with tags on that I was able to use for exchange.

What I snagged, then, is this uber comfy sweatshirt that could’ve been perfection except for the lack of kangaroo pocket. I do appreciate its heft (a rare commodity at F21), it’s fun color pairing of purple and grey, and the fact that the number is not so in-your-face on my chest.

And being me, I had to do a bit of juxtaposing with a swirly whirly skirt instead of the expected sweatpants because…well, because I can.

Finish it off with matching purple Chucks, and I think I nailed this one. Doesn’t it have that old-fashioned 50s cheerleader vibe to it? J’adore!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top  – F21
Skirt – LOFT
Shoes – Chucks (and it’s not even a Friday!)

 :: Linking ::
Visible Monday @ Not Dead Yet

:: Grooveshark it ::
I Go Blind by Hootie & the Blowfish

OOTD :: of sassy daughters and being contrary





This week is brought to you by: “lace shirt, cardigan, skinny jeans, ballet flats, lace, blush, and maroon”.

For your viewing pleasure, I give you: the cardigan, skinny jeans, blush and maroon.

The extra bits: “I thought I told you not to wear that.” Honest to Pete, that is exactly what my nine-year-old daughter told me – complete with ‘tude and recrimination – when she saw me prepping my photos. Sometimes, you just gotta laugh.

No insult meant to Alex, but when I told Aly that this week, it was all about blush and maroon, she gave me a five-minute scold on why the two colors “do not go”. She lectured me on the color wheel, told me that red and pink should never be paired together and that maroon and blush are pretty much the same as the aforementioned colors. Then she punctuated the entire thing with a wrinkled nose and an “It’s ugly, Mom! Don’t wear that. I don’t want to see you wearing that. Ever.”

And of course, like any card-carrying Gemini, I went the total opposite and wore the outfit anyway.

Because I happen to think blush and maroon go. And I also happen to think that the only way I can get away with blush so close to my cool-winter-coloring face is to match it up with a jewel tone like maroon. (Or Marsala. Or oxblood. Or whatever they’re calling it these days.) And I just really happen to like how this whole outfit came together.

The owl with glasses is just icing on the cake.

Vive le vendredi!


EDIT: Oh, no! After reading the first three comments for this post, I reread my copy and realized I made Aly out to sound like this total brat. The whole episode was actually quite cute and humorous and I was proud of her for even having an opinion and sticking to it, so my apologies to Aly for misrepresenting her and my apologies to my readers for misleading you.


:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Cardi – F21
Skinnies – Mossimo Supply Co.
Shoes – Chucks

:: Linking ::
Blogging Besties @ Whitney à la mode and Undergraduate Style
Fun Fashion Friday @ Fashion Should Be Fun

:: Grooveshark it ::
Wish by OLIVIA inspi’ REIRA (Trapnest)