and then it was 34 #styleteacher



Perhaps it is because there are 4 girls now in the house but I cannot help but think pink this spring.  Pink skirts, shirts, and jeans are all finding their home in my closet.  These jeans do not photograph well but they are are a pink blush color and I just wish they were a little bit longer.    I was torn whether I should keep them but then realized I will probably live in them come actual spring and early summer.

Oh and today happens to be my 34th birthday.  What a great year we have ahead of us since 4 is my lucky number.






Chill on a Friday

DSCN4670Thea asked nicely to show off her outfit, oh to have her courage in style…


mama you look like a ballerina #styleteacher



The lighting doesn’t quite show off this skirt but it is a pale pink tulle skirt and I am in love.  Not just with the skirt but also with this little baby who finally is starting to look like a newborn though she is almost 3 months old.

Thea saw my outfit and immediately exclaimed, “Mama, you look like a ballerina…I’m going to look like a cheetah today.”  I love my 5 year old.


and back to school i went #styleteacher


First day’s back after maternity leave are exhausting.  The adrenaline of being back with the students carried me through the day but when I walked in the door and saw all I had missed with the kids, it was hard.  However, we can count down the day until spring break where I hope for better weather so we can finally get outside.  This winter has been brutal…

This black dress is the same I wore through the pregnancy.  I had to take a deep breath before I wore something tight but in the end I decided it wasn’t too bad.  And the blazer,oh how I love it.  Part graffiti, part crazy print, yes please…



it’s not perfect but it’ll do #styleteacher

DSCN4628I have been searching all winter for the perfect camel knit cardigan but I have ended up empty handed – nearly.  This little cardigan jumped into my hands during Gap’s clearance sale and while it is not as thick as I wanted, nor quite the right color, it will do for now.  With the winter we are having here in Wisconsin, I have found myself gravitating toward knit sweaters every day.  I am so sick of the cold.

Notice how Ida now poses with me.  What in the world must these kids think of taking all of these pictures of myself.


something about a good pair of jeans #styleteacher



I love these jeans, my first pair of Joe’s jeans bought in San Francisco more than 7 years ago.  They still fit, they still work, and I have missed them so much in my pregnancy.  I am okay with spending ridiculous amounts of money on jeans if they last for this many years.  I am happy here because I actually got some sleep, Augustine and I take a nap together while doing K care at the hospital  It is one of my  the highlights of my every day.

after the baby #styleteacher


3 weeks after the birth of Augustine and I am back at school part-time.  This requires a lot of thought since I need baby feeding conducive clothing as well as things that fit okay. Yes, I know I look like I have lost all of baby weight, and I have almost, not by doing anything except getting weird sleep and running around like crazy.  However, before people get jealous, I have to say, there wasn’t much to lose.  My pregnancy was complicated and so I had problems gaining weight with it and since I missed out on the last 10 weeks of being pregnant I also didn’t go through a lot of weight gain at the end.  Is it nice to be able to fit into most of my clothes already, sure, but I would rather still be pregnant and not have a baby in the NICU…

That being said though, Augustine is doing well this week and we have started to see glimmers of discharge hopes within the next month.  Maybe then it will all really start to sink in.


final one with the belly #styleteacher


I didn’t know that this would be my last official pictures with my ever growing belly.  But they are.  A great casual outfit with old pieces that have served me well throughout a few pregnancies now.  I ventured outside in the hope of better lighting but instead got blurriness.  As the days turn lighter, I hope the pictures get better.DSCN4591

before she came #styleteacher


Crazy to think that this was taken only a few days before Augustine made her surprise arrival.  At this point I was lamenting the fact that my winter coat was getting too tight and that I would have to figure out something for the rest of my pregnancy.  Now as I zip it back up, I still have a hard time realizing that she has been born.  Ah life, you do keep it interesting.


terrible lighting from now on #styleteacher


When I leave for school in the morning it is too dark to take pictures and when I come home from school the sun is setting and the pictures look like this.  I therefore apologize for the terrible picture quality for the next 4 months.  However, does it really matter when you are in something as simple as a black dress and ivory blazer?  Surely the light cannot completely ruin this outfit?

DSCN4563Belly size: 26 weeks


a perfect gray dress #styleteacher


When I found this dress at Forever21 I wanted to do a happy dance.  Until I got it home and tried it on, I don’t know who thought it needed such a long slit, however, my mother quickly fixed it and off I went.  I love the longer length and how easy it is to dress up or down.  Now my only problem will be to not wear it all of the time.

DSCN4534That blur is a child running by.

Belly size: 25 weeks 4 days