March 17, 2017

Scarves.  They are like art in some ways.  I buy them because they are just so pretty, all splayed out in their gigantic square/rectangle glory.  But somewhere between splayed glory and my shoulders, the pretty art picture gets squashed and I lose my confidence.

I started wearing scarves in middle school.  The perfect outfit was a white shirt, preferably from The Limited, a long khaki skirt, and a scarf ar...

May 17, 2016

It's a shawl, it's a poncho, it's a droopy jacket!  What is this article of clothing?

Last summer I was helping a friend shop for a Cousin of the Bride dress (yes, that's a thing - trademark imminent), and I came across this drape-y thing at Anthropologie.  It was beautiful, and it was expensive, and I didn't buy it.  Usually I suffer buyer's remorse pretty promptly; in fact, returning things is kind of a hobby, but...

May 10, 2016

 This was actually my Easter outfit, but I’ve been slacking with putting it up.  My Easter this year was pretty low-key and casual, although if you’d like to see Easter done right, I recommend this photo of Bustle and her adorable family, in a hat and everything!

See?  Judy Garland would have no worries singing a song about that hat.  But I digress…  I spent my Easter Sunday at aerials class, followed by a lei...

March 15, 2016

I always love it when people manage to mix prints successfully.  To me, that’s a higher level of fashion kung-fu than I am usually confident enough for, but I think I nailed it here.  Of all mixed-print looks, I can’t resist stripes mixed with florals, especially when combined with a leather jacket.  It’s my perfect ideal of the tough but feminine, and slightly French vibe that I often aspire to, but probably only...

February 12, 2016's winter.  Shouldn't I be wearing cozy sweaters?  Cute hats?  Legwarmers, even?  Oh wait, I live in Texas!  February days in these parts may start out in the mid-30's, but it will be 75 or 80 degrees by afternoon.  As such, any good outfit must be suitable for a 40 degree temperature swing.  You heard me correctly, folks.  40. degrees.

For this day, I decided to go wit...

November 22, 2015

I love Fall; it's my favorite season.  The air turns cool and crisp, shorts and T-shirts are put away, that first glorious day  when sweaters are required.  Too bad I live in Houston, Texas where we have a couple of days in November in the low 70's.  I work with a woman who showed up in boots for work the other day - "I just can't stand it anymore," she told me, "I don't care that it will be warm this afternoon, it...

June 22, 2015

Jewelry seems to be the most popular gift item for me.  I'm not complaining; I'm just noticing that friends and family seem to celebrate my existence, my motherhood and the birth of Jesus with earrings and bracelets.  I've known Vim since we were 12, and I can count on one hand the number of gifts she has given me that have NOT been a jewelery piece.  In fact, when we were in high school our thing was big, dramatic...

June 4, 2015

This has become my favorite shirt!  (Or "top" if you're from Dallas).  And, once again, Modcloth!  It's called Always the Fun One - how fun is that?   In addition to Modcloth's divertingly named clothes, they offer terrific customer service.   And I'm pleased with the quality of the shirt - the drape and construction are excellent.

I've paired the tank with a pair of skinny jeans.  Skinny jeans!...

May 24, 2015

This is my uber cute co-worker, Ms. Kristen, who teaches Kindergarten with all the energy, love, and dedication you could hope a Kindergarten teacher to have.  And, be amazed, this is Ms. Kristen, AT THE END OF THE DAY!!!

I don't know the last time you spent an entire day with a class full of precious Kindergarten yahoos, but it is exhausting.  I took this photo after carpool, and she still looks good!

Kind of r...

May 8, 2015

I wish I had coined this term, but I did not.  I bought this on Modcloth.  Its name is Cute and Confident.  I love how Modcloth names its merchandice.  It's like OPI had a baby who struck out on its own.  So far this spring, I've also purchased Where Are You Flowing top, Istan-bowls and a book called Raising Unicorns.  I have a lot of friends who get lost on Pinterest, but Modcloth is where I can while away the hou...

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