I found this skirt at the start of summer at Beacon’s closet. My friend Grace and I were out for a lazy walk in our ‘hood when we stopped in on a whim. I’d been there to root around a few times before, but generally speaking, thrifting is not something a get a thrill out of. But this day was my lucky day! Equal parts cheeky, cute and teacher friendly. It also fit me to a tee. Zing! I don’t play golf at all. My only experience with golf was back in ’98 when I went with a boyfriend at the time to the driving range (back when there was one in Mission Bay) where he hit (drove?) a bucket of balls and I just watched.
It was hot as hell today and some ridiculous percent humidity. My hair was down for all of the five minutes it too me to take these photos at lunch. Also, the sweat just makes my glasses slide right off — it’s a constant battle to push them up, which means I
get to inadvertently give people the finger sometimes.
I’ve got hugz for you if you were born in the 80′s, the 80′s. Yeah.
I’m back! Or rather, my classroom’s back! Today was the first day of planning week at my school. The big guns start coming in on September 9th, so we’re spending the next few days looking at curriculum maps and STAs (standard-learning target-assessments). My brain is turning on again. I decided to bust out my 80′s shirt today – a F21 knock off of the various jersey type t-shirts worn by my fashion idol jayne min here and here. Granted, I’m a year late on this trend, but…whateves. It’s not quite my year (spot on ’80!), but it’s close enough.
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?
Last friday, B and I were lucky enough to be a part celebrating the “becoming one” of Kyle and Heather, at the Top of The Mark. The view was breathtaking, the happy newlywed couple was stunning and festivities were fantastic.
I’ve been loving the shots using my iPhone app Camera Awesome lately, so I haven’t even been bothering with lugging around my usual camera. I bought this dress (from Banana Republic on super sale) at the beginning of last year and wore it once, to prom (may 2011). It’s been siting in my closet ever since. I love the color (mint!), it fits me perfectly and I like the look. My brother-in-law Dave called it a toga once…and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head since. Now B calls it ‘the toga dress’ too.
I didn’t get any full length shots of the dress, so I found another blogger who did here.
Today’s outfit was fern crazy. Surprised by kids again today — no comments on the fancy tights. huh. go figure. I suspect it’s because I made them sing group written songs about nutrition to the tune of twinkle twinkle little star. It’s really great when kids can laugh at themselves. I genuinely feel like it helps kids learn how to cope with being on the spot in an embarrassing situation. Especially when they have a built-in support structure in the form of group members who are also in the same situation. The group support and the entire class also signing silly embarrassing songs takes away most if not all of the horrifying embarrassment. I wish you could have all seen it. It was amazing!
My example song that I had to sing by myself to three different health classes today:
vegies vegies oh so green, hope I eat enough of you. So much better for my health, than a package of Cheetos….vegies vegies oh so green. hope I eat enough of you. Huzzah!!
I love these tights. They remind me of sporophytes running up the backs of fern fronds. or just the leaves. I didn’t get all OCD this morning with the lines like I usually do. Oh well.
glasses: warby parker – cardigan and tights: j. crew – tank: target – vest and necklace: f21 – pencil skirt: banana republic – booties: nine west