Picked this sad face up last weekend. This pouch turns frowns upside down, as does one of my top five favorite bands of all time. If you haven’t yet, and you were/are a fan of Jawbreaker, check out Blake’s latest, the Forgetters.
pouch: baggu – belt: gap – jeans: f21 – shoes: converse
These are from last week, when we were all stressed over our School Quality review. It also happened to be one of the first beautiful spring days of 2013. Of course, now that the SQR is over and we can actually enjoy life again, it’s overcast and cold. On this day last week, my legs made an appearance for the fist time this year. Hello spring! I’m also a particular fan of this sweater, found in the clearance cave of Anthropologie. B hates it – he says it’s too granny hipster for him. Whateves, I LOVE IT.
glasses: bonlook – necklace: unicorn crafts – sweater: anthopologie – belt and skit: j.crew – shoes and white tank: target
It’s been a week or so since I’ve been here. My school just finished with our “SQR” – School Quality Review, where we have to prove that we are teaching. That is, teaching kids the way they want us to – formulaically with speaking, writing and reading - completely focused on the Common Core in every single class. So of course, since I work with a kick ass staff of dedicated insanely hardworking and collaborative people, we blew the dog and pony show out of the water. Needless to say, we were all pulling 12 hour days (buffering those long days on the weekends with beer while we work) and stressed to the max. So here’s a collection of bits and pieces from the past week.
It’s the first day back from spring break, so I woke up this morning feeling like I needed to take another week off to relax. Unfortunately (and fortunately), that’s not an option – so second best is a super lax get up for the day. I found this skirt hidden deep in the sale dungeon at Anthropologie while out walking with B yesterday. I felt the warm, thick stretchy material of the skirt and pictured myself in it: lounging at my desk with my feet up watching over a classroom full of kids as they work diligently on their final papers. One can dream, right? I can already tell that this skirt, even with its crazy ass print (for me) and weird length is going to be a classroom staple.
sweater: j.crew – white t: target – skirt: anthropologie – booties: bp – watch: fossil
Sadly, my spring break is coming to an end. It’s been a sweet week and a half. I took a trip to visit Jojo, my good friend Aimee came out to visit, and B and I enjoyed a day-long stay-cation. He took off work today and we went exploring in Manhattan. We started at the very southern tip and wound our way north to Central Park, then headed back down south stopping at my favorite basics shop Uniqlo on the way. I got B to buy some new pants in a snazzy preppy stripe. He’ll probably never wear them unless I force him to – which will be often! Today was all about warmth and comfort. Spring has sprung, but it was still super windy and cold today. Perfect for my new favorite sweatshirt from the men’s section of H&M- I’m all about men’s clothing lately.
I particularly loved all the memorials down in the south end, especially the Merchant Marines Memorial. I also found a Schenck on the WWII memorial, an electrician from Kansas.
sunnies: ray-ban – scarf: topshop – sweatshirt: h&m – jeans: f21 – socks: uo – sneaks: converse – bag: frietag
B and I were lucky enough to attend a wedding of new friends Mandi and Keith at the Green Building the other night in Brooklyn. It was gorgeous, fun and all around a fantastic time. What a way to kick off spring break!
Of course, B and I had to snap a few pics prior to running out the door.
I hadn’t worn this dress (Banana Republic) since 2007, for my friend Marissa’s wedding in Cali. Good thing I kept it and brought it with me here to NY! The shoes on the other hand were a last minute I-don’t-own-any-fancy-heels-for-black-tie freak out purchase from DSW’s clearance section. So then there is B, cheekily copying my “blog posing” in his outfit.
A little photobooth fun with animal masks. Why the hell not, right?
So what’s the difference between ‘vintage’ and ‘thrift’? Can someone do a venn diagram comparison? Cuz IDK.
I picked this dress up the last time I went thrifting (is that even a word?) along with this one. It was $5, but it also had some horrible bell sleeves (that matched the hem) along with that old polyester smell that all vintage shops are perfumed with. I bought it anyway, because, hey, FIVE BUCKS! I knew right away that the sleeves had to come off, so I brought the dress down to DC where my super talented sewer mom took them straight off. I should have kept the sleeves to show you here, but I like to travel light and chucked them out promptly. This morning I checked the weather, which was above freezing so I made a beeline for this dress. har har.
glasses: warby parker – dress: vintage/thrifted – cardigan: j.crew – tights: uniqlo – boots: bp (super old)
Update: For those of you who are interested, I’ve had an improvement on grades this past week. After giving out progress reports, I added a few super easy low level assignments as classwork and I got a ton of late work turned in. I think the progress reports lit some fires under their butts in terms of completing work. Also, I now have standing tutoring appointments with a few kiddos, which helps with HW completion. I still plan on having a “make-up work day” near the end of the quarter though. I’m seeing progress – YAY!!