there’s nothing like a blazer to make me (and my day) feel more put together. it’s been one of those days. hell, it’s been one of those weeks! and this outfit has me wishing i was sipping on a black & tan instead of merely wearing it. sheeesh, this girl needs a break. i’m so ready for the three day weekend and i’m hoping it’s filled with biking, cooking, listening to records, taking photographs, and above all, sleeping in. a museum day and/or visit to the botanical gardens will definitely be thrown into the mix as well. ah, we’re almost there. enjoy!
j.crew factory jacket // forever 21 ikat blouse // levi’s jeans // forever 21 hat // vintage coach willis bag // anthropologie booties // j.crew classic link bracelet (gift) // michael kors watch // ray ban clubmaster sunglasses // thrifted necklace
okay, i will be the first to admit that i’m not the thrift shopper i once was. however, i still couldn’t resist ripping off morrissey’s lyrics and making them cater to this blog post, haha… total nerd! anyway, yesterday was such a lovely day! anne and i went for coffee at philz, hit some thrift shops, and grabbed lunch and dinner. let me tell you anne was HOT at the thrift stores and i, on the other hand, was not. she found me the cutest (almost new) bcbg maxazria skirt for 7.50 and the cutest high waisted plaid skirt for herself for 6.50! it’s finds like those that make me want to run out to the thrift stores again today with my good luck charm anne, haha. to be fair, i did find her a pair of super cute vintage wedges at thrift town. i’m really going to hit the thrift stores more often (with claritin ready to go… the dust is killer). it’s time to get a little thrifty and live up to my blog title! i think i may need to drag brian out for some coffee and thrifting today… round two.
as for the rest of the weekend, i need to prepare for getting back to the grind. i already got a great deal of lesson planning done the other night but i still have some activities and notes to create. i’ll be teaching the stranger, the metamorphosis, the crucible, and reviewing the ap winter break reading, the scarlet letter. i’m going to be one busy english teacher. this vacation was much needed and very rejuvenating, so i think i’m ready to go back on monday. have a good weekend!
i’m so tired! only three more days (including today) and then i have two weeks off! thank goodness. but i have at least 75 more essays to grade before i get my much needed vacation. anyhoo, last night i took a break from working and headed over to meet some friends at the cinch saloon on polk street. we needed to meet up to hash out the details for our little holiday party this saturday night. it was cold and i was exhausted, so jeans and a sweatshirt were all i was feeling up to wearing. the layers kept me warm though. now back to essay grading i go… wish me luck!
forever 21 cardigan // american apparel athletic tee // j.crew heather tights // franco sarto riding boots // forever 21 skirt // h&m scarf // vintage coach willis bag // ray ban clubmaster sunglasses
it’s not officially winter yet, but it sure does feel like it! it’s been so cold and rainy this weekend and apparently a storm is on the horizon. but honestly, i don’t mind. when it’s cold like this it’s the perfect excuse for simply bundling up and watching movies at home, which is what i spent most of this weekend doing aside from working. as a matter of fact, i’m taking a quick break from finishing my ap lit final to write this post. so it’s going to be a quick one, haha!
i’m so excited that winter break is just a few days away. brian and i plan to complete a diy project on an old desk we have. we really need an organized and functional office space, so fixing the drawers and painting the desk will be the first step in that direction. i’m also looking forward to sleeping in, baking, reading, organizing, and just relaxing for two whole weeks. but there’s still a ton to do before friday so i’d better get to it. have a wonderful week!
p.s. i’ve realized that much of the time i just discuss what’s going on in my life and neglect to talk about my outfit. so here are some outfit notes:
1. i really like the wintery feel this outfit evokes (especially the chistmas-y evergreen skirt paired with heather grey).
2. oh yeah, about the skirt… it was free! i got it last summer as a buy one get one free sale item at forever 21.
3. these heather tights and athletic tee are major winter staples for me. the tights are super warm and the tee is a season spanning/layering favorite.
tata for now, y’all!
can i just say i’m so glad it’s saturday? i’m so happy that i’m just sitting on the sofa and typing a blog post wrapped in a cozy sweater, especially after an extra busy week of teaching. i realize i have never mentioned what i do for a living on the blog. i’m an english teacher! so my week was filled with preparing literary period power points (specifically on romanticism/dark romanticism and realism), writing final examination study guides, and grading like a mad woman.
i’ve decided that it’s time to reveal more about myself beyond the outfits i wear and the foods i eat. haha! i’m always curious to know what other bloggers do outside of writing their blogs. so just in case you’re curious, i currently teach advanced placement literature and composition, american literature, and european literature. at this point in my career i can honestly say that i love what i’m doing. this is my sixth and best year teaching. my day is spent instructing students on how to look at literature with a critical eye and write with a convincing and stylistic voice. it’s been pretty awesome lately. however, i’m not trying to paint the picture that my job is all peaches and cream. working in public education can be tough! but i like being in the classroom educating students so the good outweighs the bad (ahem… politics) most of the time.
anyhoo, winter break is just around the corner and i’m very excited about it! today brian and i are going to get our christmas tree and i can’t wait to get it home and decorate it! a couple of friends are going to drop by to help decorate the tree (if i don’t finish before they get here. hehe), play games, and eat lentil stew. mmm. have a relaxing weekend!
hey! hey! hey! well i officially completed my cleanse on sunday morning and i honestly couldn’t feel better. the first day was the toughest and after that it got much easier. the biggest lesson i’ve learned is that i need to be more cognizant of what i put into my body. now that i’ve completed the cleanse i just want to eat healthier and keep juicing. watch out i might turn into a juicing nerd. i’m super into it!
anyway, brian and i went to the store early sunday morning to grab more produce and we snapped these iphone photos just for fun. it was raining like crazy all weekend so we weren’t out and about too much. i love the rain! it’s so nice bundling up, listening to records, and having an excuse to just hangout at home.
brian + tofu = heart
the geek and the pineapple.
i decided it was time to bring bangs back! some more ch-ch-changes. we just got back from a road trip that i sort of romanticized in my head before we left. but after dealing the with insane holiday traffic and spending over ten hours in the car yesterday, i have to say never again. next time we’ll fly! anyway, i’ve got lots of cool photos to share including an outfit post of my best friend! but for now it’s time to go grocery shopping, run errands, and go running. hope you had a wonderful holiday!