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…


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…



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.


Hello happiness #styleteacher



That little pink blur behind is Miss Ida running through the shot.  I just have to laugh at my busy life, you cannot even get a picture without one of them popping up.  This was on a day we ran errands, I love my Wisco Kid tee I am wearing here even if you cannot see it.

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 study of black #styleteacher



The snow fell but that wouldn’t stop me from wearing a skirt.  I have given up on buying more pants for this pregnancy, I figure with only 15 more weeks to go I will just have to suck it up.  Oh and those tights, straight from the 1980’s, love that they have survived this long.  Had to match it with a little bit of Elvis hair…


DSCN4525Little belly growing bigger – 25 weeks 1 day


well hello ivory blazer #styleteacher

DSCN4511When I first purchased an ivory blazer, I wasn’t sure I would actually every use it.  Wow, have I been proven wrong.  A quick outfit as I start school and conferences, nothing beats a simple black and white combination.  But those heels were not meant for walking, ever since I broke my toe, my feet hate certain shoes.  Oh well, it felt great to get  off at the end of the day.

DSCN4512Laughing at my audience…

Belly size:  24 weeks 5 days