April Purchases

So technically I purchased the pants before April, but I ended up returning and repurchasing for less. The heart cardigan would have been fun for Valentines, but I'll take it now for free...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

My mom talked me into trying this new thing she's trying -- dressing your truth. I couldn't decided if I was a 3 or a 4, but finally picked type 4. This is the first outfit I'm going with.
Ponte Black Skirt, Chicos; Ponte Black and White Colorblocked Jacket, Chicos; Microfiber Tank in Hot Pink, Chicos; Jewelry, Harry Mason, Gift from the BHW.

Monday, April 28, 2014

It's Monday, and quick dressing is the word of the day. I went with this merino fish sweater and easy gray pants.
School of Fish Tippi in Navy/White, J. Crew; Platinum Denim Jeans in Gray, Chicos; Jewelry, Chicos.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Today was cold and rainy, so I wore something gray.
Talbots Floral Skirt, Talbots Embellished Merino Sweater, Jewelry, Chicos.

Friday, April 25, 2014

This outfit completed my "let's just throw something on" week. I felt a little "off" all week after missing a day on Monday. I was queasy all week and didn't feel like dressing up too much. Hopefully this weekend will give me a chance to recover.
Modern Skinny Jeans, Loft; Garnet Flame Plaid Shirt, J. Crew; Jewelry, eBay.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Some days you just need a tried and true outfit to throw on. This stripe linen sweater and jeans fit the bill.
Alisha Skinny Jeans in Hot Pink, Nordstrom; Stripe Linen Sweater, Talbots; Jewelry, Chicos.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday has become a big hump day for me. It's always a long day, with a three hour class tacked on the end. This outfit was just comfortable enough to get me through the day.
Boyfriend Jeans, Talbots; Ruffle Stripe Tee, Talbots; Ponte Jacket in Navy, Talbots; Jewelry J. Crew Factory and Talbots.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Today I was supposed to help with the track meet after school. For some reason known only to my 6:30 AM self, I wore this wrap skirt. This did not go well with a windy day at the track. Enough said. It did make for a very nice teacher outfit for the rest of the day.
Wrap Denim Skirt, Christopher and Banks; St. James Stripe Tee in Blue/Pink, J. Crew; Jewelry, Talbots.

Monday, April 21, 2014

I didn't actually go to work today as I was suffering from the tail end of a little stomach virus. We had tickets to a dinner theater in SLC tonight, so I had to go to that. I ended up wearing the shoes on the left. I tried the shoes on the right, but realized that I just can't wear this high of heels anymore. Ah well. Life is too short to wear shoes that hurt.
Skirt, Talbots; Tunic, Coldwater Creek; Jewelry, J. Crew and J. Crew Factory.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

First of all, I need to wish a very happy 52nd anniversary to my mom and dad. This is them when I was about 16 or so.I've been told I look an awful lot like my mom -- now you can judge for yourself.

This is what I wore for Easter. Yes, it's a little busy, but it worked for me.
Butterfly Skirt, Vintage Talbots, Tank in Pink, Chicos; Floral Cardigan in Pink, Talbots; Jewelry, Talbots and Macy's.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sometimes you just want something easy and comfortable. This quick outfit filled that nicely. I only wore earrings with this embellished shirt, but my students still found my earrings fascinating -- they were sure they were made of paper clips.
Modern Straight Jeans, Loft; Ikat Tee, Chicos; Harry Mason Earrings, Gift From the BHW.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Today I went with a rather quick outfit -- an ikat tee with red jeans and a white jacket.
NYDJ Alisha Skinny Jeans in Red, Nordstroms; Ikat Tee, Chicos; White Eyelet Jacket, Chicos; Jewelry, Designed by Denée.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Today I am copying this inspiration look to the right from J's Everyday Fashion. This was a fun look - especially the red shoes.
Khakis, Coldwater Creek; Mustard Yellow Tee, Chicos; Jacket, Talbots; Jewelry, Utah Shakespearian Festival.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Today I am copying the Talbots catalog look below. I already had everything I need to pull it off -- I thought this was a great look -- the bright yellow sweater gives the black and white just the punch it needs.
Snow Leopard Skirt, Talbots; Blythe Silk Shirt in Alabaster, J. Crew; Yellow Cardigan, Talbots; Stretch Patent Belt, Talbots; Jewelry, Target and Gift from the BHW.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Today I went with this paisley shirt and some blue and orange. This was a quick look that turned out rather well.
Merona Skirt in Flame, Target; Botanical Paisley Shirt in Sand, Talbots; Ruffle Merino Sweater Jacket in Blue, Talbots: Merona Tights in Flame, Target: Jewelry, J. Crew and Macy's.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

And why not some more radiant orchid? This was a fun look, matching the flowers on the skirt with the flowers on the necklace. Unfortunately, the weather was not exactly Spring-like today. We had a huge wind/thunder/lightening/sleet/hail storm last night at 1:30 AM that basically woke up the whole neighborhood. Everyone was talking about it at church today.
Watercolor Garden Pencil Skirt, J. Crew; Orchid Button-Up, Macy's; Jewelry, Talbots.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I decided to jump on the radiant orchid bandwagon and wear this shirt from Talbots. I need a big necklace to fill in the rather generous neckline, so I went with this one from Ily Couture. This is what I wore to go to Captain America--The Winter Soldier with the BHW and kids.
Ruffle Tee in Orchid, Talbots; Navy Capris, Chicos, Jewelry, Ily Couture.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The BHW was gone tonight on a scout camping trip, so this is what I wore to take the two younglings out to see The Muppets Most Wanted. I found the movie a mix between laugh out loud funny and just plain silly. I wanted to buy this cardigan to wear for Valentines Day (it DOES have little hearts stitched in), but I waited until now, which was good because I ended up getting it for free from Talbots. This is a pretty casual look as I am still on Spring break.
Heart Cardigan in Poppy, Talbots, Pants, Talbots; Navy/White Stripe Tee, Talbots, Jewelry, J. Crew Factory.

Pantone Color of the Year - Radiant Orchid

I could have sworn that I saw somewhere that Dazzling Blue was the color of the year, which led to great rejoicing for me, as I love that color of blue. I can also live with this lilac-y purple, but I don't need to rush out and buy it as I already have a lot in this color.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

My former backyard neighbor was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Another neighbor had an open house in her honor tonight so that we could all come and visit with her one last time (she is living in Florida with her daughter now). I wore this very floral outfit in her memory, as she was a fellow gardener and kindred spirit. The item that everyone loved the most were the cute little floral flats I got on eBay.
Daisy Lace Skirt in Peach Madeleine, Talbots; V-Neck Sweater in Dreamsicle Orange, Chicos; Jewelry, Chicos.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

This outfit was nothing special, but I did want to highlight my new necklace. I've had the earrings and bracelet for a while and just recently picked up the matching necklace on eBay. It almost feels like Spring out there...
Plaid Shorts, Talbots; Pink Tee, Talbots, Jewelry, Talbots via eBay.

Spring Break

This whole week is spring break for me, and I need it. Teaching ELD is a demanding job. I did get rehired for next year, which has taken away a lot of the stress for me as far as that goes. As far as this week, I will mainly be wearing workout clothes and gardening grubbies, as it will be a stay at home break for me (got to save money for Machu Picchu this summer!).
I have spent a little time planning outfits. What did we do before Pinterest/Polyvore? I like to let other people do the work and then borrow their ideas. The porcelain paisley skirt and houndstooth skirt need to be altered before I can wear them. That's another thing I can take some time with this week.