Friday, July 25, 2014

OOTW: July 9th -Back to Work

Top: J Crew | Skirt:  Ann Taylor Factory | Shoes: Lands End | Necklace: Origami Owl | Bag: LV Neverfull

Top: Kate Spade | Shorts:  J Crew | Shoes: Lands End | Bag: Coach (sim)

After enjoying over a month of vacation time, I started back to work teaching summer classes earlier this month. I love dressing for work in the summer because it is I can totally justify wearing shorts at work. Plus, summer classes meet 4 days a week (rather than the typical 2 day/week classes in regular semesters) and it gives me a better chance to get to know my students. Everyone is more relaxed in the summer, and I always have the best, most dedicated students in my summer classes. The laid back atmosphere and hard-working students are so enjoyable that it reminds me why I got into teaching in the first place. And I'm not going to lie--that extra summer pay doesn't hurt either!

Currently Watching: reruns of The Big Bang Theory. Love that show. Any program that repeatedly references both Star Trek and Lord of the Rings is a-okay in my book!
Excited That: Child and Husband get home from their trip today! I need a week's worth of little boy kisses and hugs to make up for lost time!

Monday, July 21, 2014

OOTW: July 4th

Tee: Old Navy | Shorts: Lands End Canvas | Sandals: Sven Clogs | Bag: Longchamp

Tee: Boden | Shorts: J Crew Factory | Shoes: Brooks Brothers | Bag: Longchamp

Plans for tonight: Going thru the Boden sale goodies that arrived yesterday. Bought this and this on super sale. Glad to see there are free shipping codes available again, because I think I'll be placing another order soon!
Currently Debating: on whether or not to get my hair cut again. It's at a funky limbo length and I'm not sure if I should commit to growing it out (and suffer through the interim weirdness) or trim it shorter again. 
Days until Child get's back from visiting the in-laws:  five. The house is so quiet and sad. Clean.....but quiet and sad. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

OOTW: June 24th ( Minnesota Edition)

Tank: Target | Shorts: J Crew Factory | Hat: J Crew Factory | Shoes: Saltwater Sandals | Bag: Longchamp

Dress: Boden | Bag: LV Neverfull | Sandals: Birkenstock | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

(Isn't my Dad's garden just gorgeous? Minnesota may have over half a year of agonizingly cold snow, but it sure makes up for it in the summer!)

Currently watching: Spongebob. What can I say? It was what was on when I turned the TV on this morning, and I'm just to lazy to change the channel.
Last Night I had a Dream about: Vampires. I think my standard bedtime reading is starting to get to me. My dream was not scary. At all. vampires.....
Already thinking about: Lunch. Some Jason's Deli soup and salad sounds really good right about now.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

OOTW: June 20th (Minnesota Edition)

Tank: Target | Shorts: J Crew Factory | Hat: J Crew Factory (sim) | Sandals: Saltwater Sandals | Bag: Longchamp | Hat: Lands End

Tee: Target | Skirt: LOFT Factory (sim) | Sandals: Jack Rogers | Bag: LV Neverfull | Necklaces: ASOS (sim) | 

Tee: J Crew | Shorts: Joe Fresh via JCP | Sandals: Saltwater Sandals | Bag: LV Neverfull | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Sad about: packing for my little guy. Child and Husband are going to go spend a week with with Husband's side of the family up in Dallas (while I'm stuck here teaching classes), and I'm going to miss them both terribly. What am I supposed to do with an empty house for a whole week?
And on the other side of things: the house to myself for a week! Yay!! No crumbs in the couch! No dishes in the sink! No wet towels on the floor! Grown-up TV programs! 
Waiting for: J Crew and Old Navy packages to arrive. Free shipping is great and all, but when it takes 10+ days for an order to arrive, it's totes ridic. Patience is virtue I obviously don't posses. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

OOTW: June 16th (Minnesota Edition)

Dress: Boden (this year's vesion) | Shoes: Lands End | Bag: LV Neverfull

Top: J Crew | Shorts: J Crew Factory | Shoes: Saltwater Sandals | Bag: Longchamp | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Currently Obsessed With: PB2 (powder peanut butter that tastes amazing and only has ONE GRAM of fat! ONE!) Seriously people--if you like peanut better, you'll love this stuff! You mix the powder with water, and it is peanut butter goodness. Also great in smoothies and baking. Try it. Love it. Become obsessed.
Actually Excited For: getting dressed for work. I love laid back shorts and tanks and all, but after a month or so of vacation, I'm ready to get back to skirts and heels. Besides, work wear in the summer is so fun for me because I can do brighter obnoxious colors and fun slightly offensive Hawaiian patterns and justify it because, hey-- it's summer.
Dreading: back to school shopping for Child. His Montessori has already sent out the school supply lists. It's scary how a few boxes of crayons and notebooks quickly add up. And I don't even want to look in his uniform drawer, because I just know none of his pants will still fit. I want to put a book on the kid's head to stop him from getting so tall!