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polkadots and blue jeans

 

polkadots and blue jeans

It’s snowed two times since November started. Big fluffy snowflakes falling from the sky as I type. I have a feeling that flats will no longer belong in the category of appropriate footwear very soon.

This outfit is my favorite from #ootd November. I love dalmatian print–and can you believe I bought that shirt from Forever 21 over 3 years ago? It’s held up very nicely, as I find many clothes that don’t necessarily cost a pretty penny tend to do if you don’t leave them lying on the floor!

Anyway, much to do today on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. #ootd posts from now until the end of November will likely only include yoga pants so as to properly accommodate for turkey sandwich leftovers and homemade Chex mix!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cat

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lately // 9.15.14

Oh lordy. For those of you that are in college or have teaching jobs, are you in the weeds yet? Let’s just say my to-do list is ten miles long and growing. Last week I took up two seats on the bus because I had three tote bags and a purse. Crazy. Balance balance balance is my mantra.

Here’s what I’ve been up to lately:

Aspiring to // make the most glorious macarons this town has ever seen.

Preparing for // a 16 hour/week practicum in which I get to teach lessons and do research on the teaching & learning process. PS. Speaking of teaching, I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this teacher’s laid-back-yet-chic style.

Listening to // acoustic Bon Jovi because it’s in the 5-CD changer at work. It’s a hoot.

Thinking that // I may very well dress up as Daisy Buchannan for Halloween, after reading October’s pick for the ABM book club!

Hoping that // the Fall weather lingers a while. I’ve heard rumors of a blizzard of a winter. I’ll have to take a peek at the Farmer’s Almanac to confirm.

Reading // a stack of old magazines that I bought but never browsed. And also getting very excited for this to get up and running…

Wanting to // blog more often but trying SO hard to just stick with a consistent, sustainable schedule! I keep referencing this podcast by Elise Blaha Cripe on editorial calendars.

Dreading // the Missouri winter. I really like this jacket but there’s no way that’ll work in a snowstorm.

Browsing // new-to-me blogs and revisiting old blogs. Have any suggestions for me?

Pinteresting // anything to do with fall fashion and pumpkin recipes. Check out my Wardrobe and Recipe boards!

Thinking about // trying Crossfit. Should I? Shouldn’t I? If I do I might reward myself with these pieces from Albion: a plush pullover & some long leggings. But first I’ll have to pull some doubles at work so I don’t break the bank!

What have you been up to lately? –Catherine

hey, teach!

Hello!

I’ve been hanging out in my long johns far too much lately (yes, I wear them all year round!). So, I’ve decided to make an effort to spruce up a bit. Perfect timing, since my elementary education practicum just started, and I have to dress up for the classroom. In order to make sure I emphasized the “sprucing” when it came to an outfit, rather than just trading PJ’s for leggings, Bea and I got together and pre-planned some outfits. We put our two closets together and came up with some fabulous (if we may say so ourselves) finds!

This houndstooth jumper has been in my closet for almost 6 years now. You might not believe that I got it at Wal-Mart, but I totally did! In fact, it was on the clearance rack and I snagged it for a whopping $7. One of my favorite color combinations is black and golden shades of yellow  (it’s all over my living room, in fact) so I paired it with a mustard-y cardigan and black flats. I really love this dress, and it gets a lot of compliments!

This dress hails from the land of Forever 21. (Question . . . would you judge if I continued to shop there well into my 30’s?) We can’t decide if we should call the tights Grape, Eggplant, or Brandywine (that last option is definitely inspired by our recent LOTR movie marathon, fyi) but regardless, I snagged them (and all of the tights featured in this post) from We Love Colors. Adding more color to my wardrobe was one of my overall outfit goals, and this site really delivered on the color options!

This dress is from Bea’s closet, and also originally from Forever 21. My favorite part of this outfit is the contrast of the green tights and my golden leopard (or are they cheetah?!) flats. I LOVE ANIMAL PRINT SHOES. Phew. Glad I got that out. I hope that I don’t look totally ridiculous in these colored tights–I think the earthy, fall tones are the best to wear, and you’d tell me if I wasn’t pulling it off, right? Right.

Overall, we put together about 10 outfits. Half of them were dress/tight/cardi combos while the remaining 5 centered around my lonely pair of Gap black slacks. But these three outfits were our absolute favorites. What do you think?

Happy fall!