The fickle summer weather in Wisconsin continued the last few weeks of school, so on this day it called for lace blouse with a chunky knit. I still remember buying this knit sweater when I was pregnant thinking how it was perfect for summer. How right I was. And the lace blouse? 6 years old? 7 years old? It just means when you know, you know about a certain shirt. I love this shirt and it shows… Do you have a favorite piece you wear over and over?
For as much as I love my denim shirt, I have no idea why I have never tucked it into a formal pencil skirt and worn it to school that way. I loved loved loved this look. So that is all – go try it! Oh and it’s a mens denim shirt because the women’s ones are just too tight in the worst places.
I love Theadora and her energy….
I should have cropped out my face here, ouch, what a face. Continuing with my experimentation with pattern mixing, or really, just keep wearing my leopard sandals because I pretend they are a neutral. When you two babies, you don’t leave your hair down ever, and yet this day I fel like taking the chance. About 5 minutes after these pictures were taking, both babies had a firm grip and I had to untwist and unwind their little fingers. I admit defeat for now.
Day two of my epic summer cold and I just purchased screaming bright pink jeans. I know these will be worn all summer because let’s face it, so far this Wisconsin summer is really lame. Now if I could only have these jeans give me enough energy to clean the house, all would be good. If you look closely, this is me without make up – thank goodness for angles and natural light.
I saw a girl ear a khaki skirt with a striped shirt and a leopard belt and thought I would try it as well. Except I don’t have a khaki skirt, I have a mustard yellow one, and I don’t have a leopard belt, but I have leopard sandals that I promptly forgot to wear. I was going to wear this to school and then thought it looked too out of place, yet for the weekend it worked just fine. Still not so sure about it all though, thus the quizzical face of me thinking too hard. Does it work?
And I rolled out of bed with a sore throat; no really… So much for feeling like I could take on the world. So on with the standards with a few twists, I ran all over in this, while trying to smile demurely to people so that I wouldn’t have to speak much. Now I just wonder how long I am going to be sick…
There are days when the bags beneath my eyes are so visible that not even the strongest make up could erase them. These are from one of those days. Need more proof of sleep deprivation? I had no idea that my jacket had princess stickers on it while I was taking these pictures. Oh well, Thea’s love gifts get to shine a little bit. I never knew that I would be so obsessed with white jeans but they always seem right for the occasion, and these from H&M, which are long enough for tall people, always pull through. I manage to keep them mostly clean all day too – win! The pictures don’t show it well but this is my dark blue and black lapel suit coat that my fab sister-in-law got me for Christmas, love, love, love…
I think I wore something over this to school, knowing myself I am pretty sure, but what that is I am not sure. Probably a blazer, probably kept it on most of the day, but it must have been warm by the time I left. Getting over the twin pregnancy means my body is just not as fantastic as I want it to be and that is okay, what I am learning is that i don’t need to squeeze myself in to skirts that only highlight all of the differences there is. So on with this skirt which I actually wore throughout my pregnancy as well, on with a belt, a matching tee and off to school to feel good about myself and the work I do. And sometimes babies don’t care that you are trying to take pictures, Oskar has been sprouting teeth like crazy and he is so sad about it. Some snuggles and some kisses usually make it better.
I don’t think it gets much simpler than this some days; jeans and a white button-down A hint of brown and some leopard sandals and the world is ready to be conquered. I love dresses but I always find myself in more and more jeans as the school year winds down, perhaps it is because the airconditioning turns on more or perhaps it is because we ten to get a little wild in my classroom. Whatever it is, I think I may be ready to pick up another pair of colored jeans, but which color?
I had the honor of accompanying two of my wonderful students to an award ceremony for their writing. However, not only did I get to go with them, I also had to facilitate a poetry session for 7th graders – gulp. 7th graders are a lot bigger than 5th graders! I also knew it would be 80 degrees and we had a chance of being outside and that I would get stuck on a bus for a while. So behold; patterned shorts with a patterned shirt. As they say, sometimes mixing patterns works, other times it goes horribly wrong. I think this one worked.