A Week in Review

Saturday – It was finally warm. I had to celebrate with nude colored sandals and I wore skinny olive green cropped pants and an ivory open knit silk blend tunic with a tank underneath. Crossing my fingers that there are more sandal days and a pedicure in my future.
Sunday – a gray maxi skirt, belted white t-shirt, and sandals
Monday – black pencil skirt, printed top, and nude flats
Tuesday I was photo bombed – gray dress, gray and yellow color blocked flats, yellow necklace
Wednesday – Yellow aline dress, black jacket, and black flats
Thursday – Purple dress, denim jacket, wedges – These wedges sparked a conversation with the middle schoolers about the difference between high heels and wedges – essential knowledge. ๐Ÿ™‚
Friday – Floral shirt dress, cobalt cardigan, and gray oxfords – It was unanimous that the middle schoolers hated my oxfords. I tried to tell them that oxfords are in, but the white converse with black socks wearing kids weren’t buying it.

 

A Week in Review

Well I only have 4 outfits this week. After my first week of subbing all the standing and stairs did my back in so I just laid on the couch all day Saturday – not a picture I wanted to share. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been to the chiropractor and I’m much better now.

And then the other two days are missing because I wore a school shirt and jeans. You could have worn jeans and school shirts all week, and I was lucky that my friend and co-worker found me two to wear last week. So nice to be in a new place with someone you know. Anyway, here is last week.

Sunday – Long sleeve white t-shirt, denim blazer, lavender skinny crop jeans, and gray oxfords
Tuesday – Chambray tunic, black skinny (and stretchy) pants, gray flats
Wednesday – Black light weight turtleneck, denim cropped swing jacket, cropped khakis, and my black with gold tips flats
Thursday – Ivory silk blouse with faux leather collar and cuffs, black skinny pants, black flats with gold tips

A Week in Review

I was chilly on Saturday though the weather wasn’t that cold. I still opted for a long sleeve shirt, oversized sweater vest, jeans, and boots.
Sunday – mint jeans with a chambray button down shirt and neutral sweater and heels: inspiration
Monday was St. Patrick’s Day so I opted for a flowered green shirt, skinny black pants, and cap toe flats: inspiration
Tuesday, I chose a black and white striped shirt, olive green pants, and cap toe flats: inspiration, inspiration
Wednesday – Navy and gray polka dot blouse, gray pants, and gray flats – ignored the rolled up pants they’re too long and I don’t know when I will get to a tailor
Thursday – Ivory blouse, skinny brown pants, and leopard flats – the students are starting to notice that I have several pair of shoes. ๐Ÿ™‚
Friday – black jeggings, gray tunic, and Marc Jacob flats (a random clearance find at DSW a couple years ago, I couldn’t pass them up)

 

A Week in Review

Saturday – skinny leggings/pants (like sweat pants, striped shirt with crochet insets and Cath Kidston pimsolls – comfy and perfect for hanging out at my brother and sister-in-laws
Sunday – Stripes on stripes – sparkly striped tank under striped cardigan, jeggings, and nude flats
Monday I worked on organizing our garage so just a t-shirt, cuffed jeans, and white converse.
Tuesday – more stripes on stripes, jeggings, and Cath Kidston pimsolls for a trip to the outlet mall with the kids.
Wednesday, I vowed to wear sequins to dinner with friends so I wore a t-shirt, blazer, statement necklace, cuffed jeans, and sparkly sequined heels. And I going to have create more outfits for these shoes.
Thursday – I was comfy in a striped tank, sweatshirt, black cuffed jeans, and gray oxfords since we are homebound, doing to the breathing treatment thing and avoiding the cold air.
Friday – Last day of spring break I went with a floral shirt dress, grey tights, and brown lace up boots.

A Week in Review

Saturday was a warm and beautiful day so I wore my colored skinnys, color block top and oxfords
On Sunday it was a chilly 35 degrees and steadily dropping. I used this pinย to create my outfit of sweater, black leggings, and boots
On Monday, we had an ice day with lots of relaxing. I wore some comfortable pants/sweatpants, white tunic with cardigan, and warm UGG boots.
Tuesday was my first day subbing for the middle school. I wore red skinny corduroys, black sweater, and black boots because it’s still cold. And the kids all asked if I was a teenager, sorry kids I already have 8 years teaching experience. ๐Ÿ™‚
Wednesday I wore an orange dress, ivory tights, and brown boots. A student asked me if I was pregnant, her friends were shocked that she asked. And she thoughtfully said, “that’s why I asked in sign language” – instead of aloud, so thoughtful, ha. :). Photo bombed by Elise.
Thursday I wore this maxi dress again, but added accessories with the denim jacket and belt, and I wore cap toe shoes. I’m not sure I can do the belt trend; unless it’s through my pants loops, it gives me indigestion – TMI?
I made it to Friday – black and white striped dress, black leggings, and black booties. Now, it’s time for spring break!

A Week of Outfits

On Saturday I volunteered all day at the HeartStories Summit (http://heartstories.com/summit) and forgot to take a full length picture. This is a picture I snapped with the Heartstories founder, Crystal. We were asked to wear red and teal or turquoise. I wore a cardigan I have had forever, trouser jeans and these flats that have red and teal.
Before spring really sets in, I wanted to wear this skirt one more timeโ€ฆSunday – pleated faux leather skirt, striped top and gold cap toe flats
I hoped it would be warmer Monday, but it was another day for a dress, legging, boots and a scarf.
Tuesday – floral silk shirt, black skinny pants and black boots
Wednesday – striped sweater from target, navy pants and nude flats (that I got on clearance for $9)
Thursday – a fun pink sweater from Target, a blue and black cheetah print skirt, black tights and black boots. And Elise wanted to share her outfit – my old hand painted shirt turned pajama shirt
Friday – striped tunic, black jeggings and color block flats – I usually wear a yellow scarf but the weather is supposed to be nice so I went with a yellow necklace.

Friday Flair

Saturday – Just a tshirt and jeans and some fun flats for hanging out at my brother’s new house
I wore this dress to church. The fabric is so soft I wanted to sleep in it, but I didn’t. And we aren’t good photographers so this isn’t the best picture; it looks better in person.
Monday – The girls and I had the day off and I planned a day of running errands. I wish my shoes hadn’t rubbed a blister. I ended up changing into flats. I will have to go on the hunt for comfortable nude heels again.
Tuesday – a t-shirt, cuffed jeans and oxfords
Wednesday – Another t-shirt and cuffed jeans kind of day with leopard print flats. I bought the flats from a children’s department, but Maggie isn’t buying it. So each time I pull them out she says, “These are not kid shoes. They are adult shoes.”
Thursday was my last day at the preschool – blazer, t-shirt, cuffed jeans and flats
Friday, first day subbing as a deaf ed substitute – skinny velour pants, chambray shirt and leopard flats.

 

Friday Flair

Took the girls to see Frozen on Saturday – velour skinny pants, denim blazer and leopard print flats
On Sunday I had a little cold, so no church for me just some rest and ย comfy clothes.
On Monday, I had an interview with a school district that went really well. More details on that later. I’m getting a definite menswear vibe from this ensemble — downside, I haven’t gotten my pants hemmed yet so I wore four inch heels – never doing that again.
Another vintage sweater (my dad’s) and boots, I’m getting tired of this cold weather, but I love my coat – Anthropologie clearance.
I went for the layered polka dot look today like I have been seeing on Pinterest with some skinny pants and color block flats. I think it worked.
Printed shirt, black jeggings and boots and Maggie wanted in on the picture action. ๐Ÿ™‚
I dedicate this Valentine’s Outfit to Crystal, Kim and Candice because when I say when am I going to wear a sequin skirt, they say all the time! ๐Ÿ™‚ I made it casual with a white tee and my Cath Kidston Plimsolls.

Friday Flair

Flair
Church and Baby Shower Outfit – sequined dress, denim jacket, scarf, tights and boots
Just a sweatshirt – a souvenir from our London trip over Thanksgiving
Oversized sweater, leggings and boots
Pink day at school – a fun scarf and my Cath Kidston sneakers
Pink day number 2 – Really it was 15 degrees and snowing, so I wore wool socks and rain boots. But I wished I could have worn my Cath Kidston sneakers again.
Oncor said we needed to conserve energy until noon today or I guess they’ll show us how cold it could really be by turning our power off. So I’m wearing a vintage wool sweater (was my mom’s) and some cozy boots and I only have lamps on. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Changes

As we began the new year, I found myself looking for a new job. Where I had been working had to make some changes including budget cuts and I was one of the cuts. A year ago Scott had been looking for a new job and we thought we had weathered all our changes (new job, buying and selling a house, starting new schools) and were in a new normal, and yet, we found ourselves navigating more change.

So I am a doer and a planner and within 24 hours of beginning my job search I had sent about 5 emails, applied for 2 full time jobs and already had one part-time job offer that I accepted. Neither of the full time jobs worked out for me. I did interview for both and one I bowed out of and the other selected someone else. But I have the part-time job; I do have a job.

This new job has brought confusion to my youngest because she doesn’t understand why her scheduled has changed. And she’s so tired and I wish I could take it all away for her but I can’t. So instead I sit with her while she’s mad at me (even in the middle of the night) and my husband and I try to choose joy even when we are weary of the tantrums.ย And while this transition is a difficult phase the bottom line is it is a phase.

I am grateful for those people in our life that are being graciously walking through this time with us. I am eager to see what else God has in store for us. And I am learning as Shauna Niequist said in Cold Tangerines that “I should have written in pencil.”

And on a lighter note, during this time I am apparently getting better at putting outfits together. I think people are shocked judging by how many comments I get. ๐Ÿ™‚ So humor me as I share this creative outlet with you and find my new normal.