nails from the past few months, from my instagram.
As you can see, I’m never perfect with nails, and it’s a constant battle to try and keep them from getting all messed up while waiting for them to dry. I enjoy the process more than the end product. I pin nail art, peruse for inspiration and get working. Inspiration for some of of these designs came from here, here, here and here.
The back is still getting better, kids have been calling me grandma for the past 3 days. I’ve been wearing the don’t-even-have-to-think-in-the-morning black pants/sweater combo for the past couple of days, so I decided to break out the prints today. I bought this dress a couple summers ago when I was in Perth for a few weeks. I still love it and in fact I picked up the old school saddle shoes a while ago to wear with this dress specifically.
These photos were snapped during lunch time. I was on the lookout for kids. By the way, my health class noticed how my nails matched my dress today. A happy coincidence.
glasses: warby parker – cardigan, shirt (layered for the cold SF weather) and bag: j.crew – dress:hello by karen walker – belt/sash: taken from another shirt, F21 – tights: h&m – shoes: bass – watch: marc by marc jacobs
I got a Fitbit last thursday! A Fitbit is basically a glorified pedometer that tracks steps and flights of stairs all day with the aim to have at least 10,000 steps a day. B got one a few months ago and loved it, so I started getting curious about my steps as well. Now I’m getting competitive. 13,046 steps yesterday while snowboarding. 13,645 today (and there are still more to come). I’m kicking butt. The average American gets in about 5,000 steps a day, so I’m ahead of the game. yay. 13,645 steps for me = my average day teaching + taking bambi on a 2.5 mile walk.
I love this new polish. Also used last friday when Aimee and I unwound from the week watching movies and “getting our nails did” (like the kids say).
And lastly, I went browsing at the mall the other day and picked up this dress at Forever 31 (that’s what I’m calling it now a days since “I’m 10 years too old to be shopping there”– a witty student from health class). Cute, no?
I was browsing my usual blogs yesterday and came across this post from Calivintage (who got it from this post by, Milk Teeths). I immediately pinned this look to my pinterest board for “looks I love”. I already have high waisted blue pants! So I stole the outfit idea and recreated it with what I already had in my closet.
By the way, these H&M Divided pants are the most comfortable pants ever. It’s like wearing pajamas to work! It was lunchtime, and I treated myself to a coffee ice cream bar.
glasses: bonlook – cardigan and pants: H&M – blouse: UO (from 2006!) – shoes: Target – bag and belt: J.Crew
A couple nights ago I painted sock monkey faces onto my nails. Cute right?
aaaand, a dog in a bag! B and I wanted to test drive taking Bambi around in a bag, and she was totally cool with chilling all cozied up in the chrome bag! She is so cute!
One thing I dislike about being a responsible adult is scheduling. It evolved slowly. double bookings here and there, missed deadlines occasionally. Then it started snowballing and I realized I had to start scheduling everything. What’s even harder than maintaining my own schedule is trying to match it with two other schedules, Devon’s and Marisa’s. We manage to do it though, averaging one chick date a month.
This month, our chick date was for afternoon tea at Crown and Crumpet. Super cute, super girlie and just the thing to revive me from last night’s Glass Candy show. Tea, scones, crumpets, and sandwiches with no crusts really does wonders. We got temporary tattoos with our tea. =)
I lucked out and scored a Jason Wu for Target dress last week. It must have been a return because the day it debuted, both SF area Targets sold out. I saw it randomly when I stopped in for nail polish and promptly snatched it up. This also meant I had to give myself a matching manicure. The pink dress was perfect for tea and a sunny brisk SF day.
the chicks, Devon and Marisa.
<– weird stretched arm self shot trying to get in my earrings.
dress: Jason Wu for Target – cardigan, bag and tights: J.Crew – booties: Steve Madden – earrings: gift from B’s mum – sunnies: old Anthropologie
Valentine’s Day nails: Pink ombre inspired by A Lovely Escape.
Boarding in tahoe with the boys. We take beer breaks to help loosen our old muscles.
pimp car seen by my house, pic by B. Reminds me of the Addam’s Family car.
A super foggy day for a dog walk in San Francisco.
The past couple week’s worth of nail art. Teachers have nail polish lives too, you know.
I call these my ‘wannabe ikat print’ nails. I tried to follow the refinery29 tutorial on ikat nails, but I failed. I couldn’t create a discernable pattern with my thick nail art brush. next time will be better.