Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Daily Look: Lace on Lace

Blouse: Marshall's // Pants: Zara // Shoes: Ann Taylor // Earrings: Loft // Ring: Vintage

I guess I was just feeling lacy this morning because I unthinkingly matched a lace shirt with pants covered in lace detailing.  I also tried something new with my hair (which is code for my bangs were being awful and I gave up and slicked them back) that made me feel unrecognizable.  Isn't it funny how moving a few strands of hair can totally change the way you see yourself?  I'm sure no one else even noticed!

Do you experiment with your hair?  My mom always wanted me to try new things but I am pretty much a one trick side-swept banged pony.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Daily Look: Hill Country Getaway

Shirt: Loft // Jeans: Gap // Shoes: Converse // Watch: Seiko // Rings, Bracelet: Madewell // Lips: Revlon Balm Stain in Cherish

My husband and I met up with Sam and her boyfriend in the Texas Hill Country last weekend for a relaxing (well, besides the whole getting a flat tire thing) getaway. We stayed in the beautiful Walnut Canyon Cabins, where there were chickens, goats, a pony, donkey, and one very friendly dog named Gemma who practically moved in with us for the weekend. After spending Saturday morning hiking Enchanted Rock (and realizing how out of shape I am!), we shopped and ate our weight in schnitzel in historic Fredericksburg, one of my favorite towns in Texas. But the best part might have been feeding all the animals on Sunday morning. It was a perfect way to start the day! All in all, it was a wonderful weekend full of twin time, delicious food, and the great outdoors. I can't wait to go back!


A beautiful limestone building in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Our view after climbing to the top of Enchanted Rock.

How did you spend your weekend? Do you like taking weekend escapes?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Kate Middleton

Although, if my students are any indication, I am expecting to see about a million Princess Elsa costumes this Halloween, I thought it might be fun to dress up as a different royal this year.  Despite myself, I couldn't help swooning over pictures of Kate and her baby bump last time around, and I'm sure this pregnancy will be no different.  So this Halloween, what could be more fun than throwing on your chicest shift, tucking a pillow underneath, and topping it all with a ridiculous hat?  You might just meet a prince, or, at the very least, satisfy your inner little girl's princess craving.

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Kate Middleton

What are some of your favorite costumes you've worn in the past?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Daily Look: The Long and Short of It

Crop Top: Express // Shirt (underneath): The Limited // Pants: Loft // Shoes: Zara // Necklace: Ann Taylor // Bracelets: Ann Taylor, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters // Lips: Revlon Balm Stain in Lovesick // Nails: OPI Russian Navy // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Ring: Madewell

I mixed it up with proportions at work yesterday by layering a crop top over a long blouse. As I mentioned last week, this sleeveless collared shirt has become my new staple: it's a total wardrobe workhorse that I've worn no less than four different ways since school started. I think it might be time for me to get another, similar version so that I don't wear this one out!

Which of your clothes have been working overtime?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Daily Look: Windy Week

Blouse & Ring: Asos // Jeans & Boots: Madewell // Earrings: Francesca's

I wore this outfit to run errands on one of the first chilly days of the season here in Plano.  I bought these boots on sale after winter last year so I was so excited to finally wear them!  I am pleased to report that they are comfortable, especially since the time when I could return them is long past.  I also tried out the whole rolled up jeans with boots thing and think I'm digging it.  It may not be a regular thing, but it's fun to try something new!

What new trends are you trying out?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Daily Look: Belt It

Shirt: Loft // Skirt: Forever 21 // Shoes: Ann Taylor // Earrings: Vintage // Belt: H&M // Lips: Revlon Certainly Red

I've had this skirt since I was in college (6 years ago...aaaaah I'm old!), but I still love its fun, kind of crazy pattern. This time around, I was looking to change things up a bit, so I decided to wear it with a long-ish sweater to give it more of a drop-waisted silhouette. But I realized as soon as I saw myself in the mirror that something was definitely missing. I rifled through my shorts/tights/camisoles drawer for a belt to define my waist, which was definitely a necessary addition to this outfit.

Do you ever use belts to change up an outfit?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Daily Look: Gearbox's Borderlands Pre-Sequel Release Party

Blouse: The Limited // Jeans: Madewell // Shoes: Nine West // Earrings: Target // Rings: The Limited, Madewell, Asos

Last Friday night I joined my boyfriend at a huge release party for the newest Borderlands game.  Even though I'm not much of a gamer, it's pretty cool to be dating someone who has helped create something that so many people will enjoy.  I was feeling very proud!

The party was a blast, although the insanely loud music may have damaged my hearing.  It was worth it though because somehow it got the ever-reluctant Lloyd out on the dance floor at one point.  The only thing that rivaled getting him to boogie down was when I got to meet Notch, the creator of Minecraft, who was extremely nice and didn't blink an eye when I started to geek out.  He even allowed me to take a picture so I could prove to my Minecraft-obsessed students that it really happened!  Overall it was a pretty fantastic night.

What did everyone else do last weekend?