While visiting our friends Andrew and Kristin in Minnesota this summer, Kristin took me to my first-ever estate sale. At first I was definitely a little freaked out at picking over someone's belongings who has just passed, but Kristin is an estate sale pro and quickly helped me get over my discontent. Especially...when we opened up the closet and discovered this vintage Ralph Lauren skirt. Call it grandma chic...but I tried it on right there in the bedroom over my shorts, not letting the size 12 tag discourage me, and it fit like a glove. Did I mention it was $3? It included this blouse with shoulder pads, but they had to go. Granted, my husband at dinner tonight did ask me why it is so high waisted, to which I replied, "Granny Chic, baby, you wouldn't understand."
29 August 2011
It was one of those mornings.
Someone had a little too much Skinnygirl margarita and sangria last night.
That someone also stayed up a little too late.
And...someone tried on about five outfits before settling and dashing out the door because nothing looked right, but who cares anyways?
That someone was blessed with a beautiful sky to enjoy on the way to work.
26 August 2011
i tried something new tonight
what do you think?
i feel so 90's in this outfit...
and then i heard "gangster's paradise" and i knew it was meant to be.
sorry about the crazy clutter...
i leave for miami tomorrow for the weekend
then NYC tuesday for the week
clothes are everywhere
25 August 2011
tim told me if i laid down on the concrete
in my outfit today, i would blend in.
he's basically right.
belt: the limited
i think the belt gives it some punch.
shoes: franco sarto via dsw
i have been more drawn to neutrals as of late.
not sure why.
i'll bust out some color this fall.
24 August 2011
I felt exactly like "Little House on the Prairie" in this outfit today. Then, someone commented to me that I actually looked like LHOTP. I guess I was channeling a little too hard.
skirt: thrifted, austin-vintage 70's
i love everything about this skirt! the pattern, the lace, the fit.
Funny story about this picture. I do a survey with my kids on the first day of school so I can get to know them better. The last question asks if they have any questions or comments for me and then I answer them on the second day of school. Some kids write normal stuff and some write cute, funny stuff.
In case you can't read it, it says "You look like you can dress so cool." Notice the "look like you can" is crossed out. Isn't that hilarious!? And it was written by one of my male students who wants to go into modeling and fashion. He has an eye for style. :-)
dress: forever 21 (similar)
necklace : gifted from Ashley, sister-in-law, from jcrew
I hope your week is going well.
currently i'm all about not having anything touch me too much--- as in pants.
it is honestly too hot for pants.
i think i said that earlier in the summer....but now i really mean it...day 34 of over 100 degree temps here in houston.
pants get away from me.
23 August 2011
22 August 2011
First day of school. Super exciting. I swear, I get just as excited every year as I was when I was in kindergarten. I am about to start my 7th year teaching, but every year for the past three years I have taken a "first day of school" picture. It is something I wish I had done every year because I think it would be so fun to look back on!
It posted weird....this post is best read pictures from bottom-up. :-)
beth's watch. i need. thank you. dress: loft
shoes...i forgot. but they sure are cute.
lesley's cute jewelry. francesca's. dress: gap
2011 (we did not plan coordinating shades of green.)
Excited to have another great year doing the most rewarding work ever. :-)
top: j.crew outlet
necklace: vintage, gifted from my Mom
shoes: american eagle
the moment of truth.
it's time to announce our shabby apple giveaway winner!
congrats to preeti!
preeti, please send us your mailing address & size: email@example.com
19 August 2011
jeans: calvin klein
shoes: nine west
So I had to have these sandals that Leah Vee wears. I tried them on when she bought them and decided against it, but Monday night I bought them online. I wasn't expecting them to show up until next week, but they were at my door yesterday when I got home from work. Thank you Nine West for your speedy service...I wore them last night and today. boo-yah
(one of my favorite songs)
P.S. Did you enter our giveaway?
2 more days left to enter!
18 August 2011
have you commented on our giveaway yet??
well then, i suggest you go take a look.
cardi: urban outfitters
belt: j.crew outlet
i love this purple. so fun.
i am seriously running late this a.m.
have a good one !
17 August 2011
well hi there, y'all!
today we have our very first giveaway on BHD.
tell us you've heard of shabby apple....
they are a fabulous online boutique with
beautiful vintage inspired women's dresses.
the giveaway dress is the lovely spanish steps.
it features a luxe jersey top with a full sateen skirt adorned
with appliquéd, ruched flowers and leaves.
find out more about the dress here.
what a beauty!
to enter, please check out shabby apple
and leave a comment below before sunday, august 21!
a winner will be chosen at random.
shabby apple is also offering Boy Howdy Daily readers
10% off everything on their site!
simply enter howdy10off at check out!
16 August 2011
It was about time for me to get new specs.
I got two pairs but only one came in today.
Talk about someone smiling down on me...my glasses actually broke today when one lens fell out and I couldn't fix it on my own. I had to wear my sunglasses for about three hours at work just so I could see.
leggings: forever 21
I just read a fascinating article in the Harvard Business Review about Zara and their operational model. I'm just saying.