31 August 2011

estate sale gold

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

pretty painting

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.

top: h&m
pants: j.crew
belt: j.crew

miami weekend


Miami is beautiful.
Wonderful culture, food, music, and beach.
What a lovely weekend getaway with a lovely friend. 
let's do it again soon.

26 August 2011

90's feeling

i tried something new tonight
what do you think? 
shirt: h&m
skirt: urban
boots: forever21

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.

top: target
pants: madewell

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.

leah vee

24 August 2011

little house on the prairie

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.
top: j.crew
skirt: thrifted, austin-vintage 70's
shoes: target
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.
See below.
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
shoes: target
necklace : gifted from Ashley, sister-in-law, from jcrew

Hello friends. 
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. 

yesterday's news

cardi: nordstrom
tank top: j.crew outlet
pants: banana republic outlet

necklace: forever 21

bracelet: j.crew outlet
watch: gifted, michael kors

i wore this yesterday.
(today's outfit is not all that exciting.)

leah vee

23 August 2011

white stripes

2nd day of school.
End of the day.
Happy face on.

top: zara
pants: express
shoes: steve madden

a good laugh for you

i had a funny conversation with some of my dear
co-workers today and footloose got brought up.
which of course made me think of andy samberg.
anyway, enjoy this clip from "hot rod".
we cried we laughed so hard!

22 August 2011

first day fashion

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. :-)

mondey; giveaway winner announced

top: j.crew outlet
jeans: nordstrom

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: boyhowdydaily@gmail.com

leah vee

19 August 2011

Copy Cat

top: target
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

i picture you in the sun

have you commented on our giveaway yet??
well then, i suggest you go take a look.

cardi: urban outfitters
dress: madewell

belt: j.crew outlet

i love this purple. so fun.

i am seriously running late this a.m.
can't chat.
have a good one !

leah vee

17 August 2011

boy howdy giveaway! CLOSED

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

the giveaway dress is the lovely spanish steps.
it features a luxe jersey top with a full sateen skirt adorned
with appliqu├ęd, 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!

good luck!

16 August 2011

new specs

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.
tunic: zara
leggings: forever 21
shoes: target

I just read a fascinating article in the Harvard Business Review about Zara and their operational model. I'm just saying.