Knee Sock Love

I love knee socks. Always have, always will. It brings back happy memories of high school, wearing my plaid uniform skirt and my beloved knee-highs. Of course, wearing them as a young adult…not quite the same, but still. I love them. And with the weird weather, it’s a nice compromise between tights (too warm for that!) and bare legs (too cold!).

This was a pretty chill day-nothing really exciting happening. Mostly everyone is just ecstatic about fall break next week. It’s seriously all I can think about….

Top: Old Navy
Skirt: Old Navy via eBay
Cardigan: American Eagle
Knee Socks: We Love Colors via eBay
Boots: Seychelles Romance
Necklace: Claire’s

Nail Polish: OPI Spiderman Just Spotted the Lizard
Perfume of the Day: Harajuku Lovers Lil Angel



I figured I had better wear these shoes while I still could! Tennessee gets so unpredictable about its weather- it might be sunny and warm and 80 degrees today, and freezing cold the next. And these shoes are so stinkin’ cute. I bought them in the Modcloth 70% sale, which is basically my favorite time of the year ever. These shoes were originally $32.99, and I got them for $8.99! Which is lovely and exciting.

This was a weird, laidback sort of week, since the kids are off Thursday and Friday while the teachers are at an educator’s conference, so we’re just taking a few days to play around with accents and character voices. I made them watch clips of my favorite voice actors and it was awesome!

Top: Old Navy
Skirt: Gap
Shoes: Modcloth Stylish Steps Flat in Musical
Belt: Modcloth

Nail Polish: none!
Perfume of the Day: Harajuku Lovers Lil Angel

Teal the Cows Come Home


That’s the name of my nail polish, and it’s so cute that I couldn’t resist.

This skirt reminds me of a hot air balloon. And it’s so comfy! And poofy! I love it.

I actually didn’t wear this outfit for very long today. I worked in the library and taught theatre arts (day 2 of voice acting- we talked about accents!), and then I changed into shorts and a tee shirt for rehearsal. P and I were going to move some furniture after work, but that didn’t pan out. I still looked decently cute, though! I think!

Skirt: Modcloth Aerial Ribbon Skirt via eBay
Cami: Old Navy
Cardigan: Forever 21
Shoes: Seychelles Kiss at Midnight via Ross
Headband: Claire’s

Nail Polish: OPI Teal the Cows Come Home
Perfume of the Day: Harajuku Lovers Love

The Panem Bobbysoxer


I don’t…I don’t even know what this outfit is. I didn’t have to teach today- I just had to shelve books and do Narnia rehearsal- so I just wanted to be comfortable. And….I was. Which balanced out the fact that I was wearing a miniskirt, cropped leggings, and saddle shoes. I look about ten.

I also put my hair in a sideways inside-out french braid. The Katniss braid. And so…I stuck my Mockingjay pin in my hair. So yeah. I’m the 1950s version of Katniss. I guess. I don’t know.

In any case, after work I made my dad’s birthday cake- milk chocolate chocolate chip cake with a whipped cream/cream cheese frosting. So. Good. OMG.

Top: Old Navy
Skirt: Forever 21 via eBay
Leggings: Forever 21
Socks: We Love Colors via eBay
Shoes: Keds via eBay
Pin: Walmart

Nail Polish: Sinful Colors All About You
Perfume of the Day: Harajuku Lovers G


I decided to try something new with my hair It was pretty simple, just a sideways French braid with the ends pinned under, But…I don’t know. It didn’t seem terribly me. By the time rehearsal rolled around, I’d undone it and plopped it up in a frizzy ponytail. And somehow, sadly, that seemed to suit me better.

This outfit was mostly built around the shoes. Do you know how hard it can be to wear purple shoes? Surprisingly, with my wardrobe, it is. So I have to be crafty.

I wore this for another day of teaching nonverbal improv and rehearsing with my kiddos! Today I had them play a game I call Zombie Apocalypse. I moved all of the furniture to the sides of the room, blindfolded all of my students, and picked one to be the zombie. Then they had to shamble across the room, and when the zombie grabbed someone else, that person had to scream the most dramatic scream they could and try to infect someone else. The winner was the last person to not be infected. Needless to say, it was pretty awesome.

I also wore my Kurt necklace to celebrate the return of Glee! It’s such a crappy show but I can’t quit it. I love Kurt/Chris Colfer too much. And they don’t actually make much in the way of Kurt-related show merchandise (although I have a Dalton shirt, a Kurt shirt from Forever 21, a pink Glee shirt, and a messenger bag), so I had this made at one of those little kiosks in the mall. It’s super cute.

I just hope Glee doesn’t disappoint me!

Dress: Target
Tee: Old Navy
Cardigan: Express, thrifted
Shoes: Steve Madden via eBay
Necklace: little mall kiosk place

Nail Polish: NYC Big Apple Red Creme
Perfume of the Day: Vera Wang Glam Princess

The Tiniest Teacher in All the Land


If I told you that when parents assume I’m their child’s classmate instead of their teacher, would you be surprised? Probably not.

I ought to dress like a grownup, but screw it all. No amount of high heels or makeup or fancy updos is going to make me look like a convincing adult. I might as well just wear what I like and be done with it.

These leggings are actually pajamas, but they’re such a fun teal color that I can’t just wear them as jammies. Also, I will never be a good adult.

This dress is probably the most practical choice ever- it’s shortish, I really should have worn a cami under it, and it makes me look like a baby doll. But I wanted to be comfortable! I had library, theatre arts class, and then callbacks- I needed to be comfy. Baby doll dress and pajama leggings it was.

I wore my Narnian crest necklace since today we had callbacks for the school production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I had forty students audition and only fifteen speaking roles, so this is going to be hard.

This pose was actually an accident. I glanced down and thought it turned out rather cute! Maybe I’ll start trying to do all them fancy fashion blogger poses.

Dress: Forever 21 via eBay
Leggings: Old Navy
Boots: Blowfish Hamish via eBay
Necklace: gift from sister (she got it through the Disney Movie rewards program)

Nail Polish: OPI Katy Perry Last Friday Night layered over Sally Hansen Pixel Pretty
Perfume of the Day: Harajuku Lovers Music

Practical Educator




In other news, nothing says “I am a practical educator in a private school” like wearing a denim skirt. But do you know what? I like this one. It’s a nice style, it’s comfy, it’s flattering, and my parents offered to pay for it as a gift. So…awesome.

Also, I needed an outfit to go with these purple shoes. Do you know how many outfits match this shade of purple? Not many, my friend. Not many. But they’re incredibly cute and comfy.

This was also my second attempt at wearing the Hiccup necklace, and this time it worked- I had it turned the right way!

I tried a small something different with my hair. My hair curls naturally, usually in a loose and unkempt sort of way, so I touch it up with a curling iron. I usually use a 2″ barrel; today I couldn’t find it (still don’t know how it walked away) so I dug out the 1″ one I use for performances. The smaller curls actually looked pretty dang cute! I might have to work with this one a little more.

Tee: Old Navy
Skirt: Gap
Shoes: Steve Madden via eBay
Necklace: Betsey Johnson via eBay
Headband: Claire’s

Nail Polish: OPI Katy Perry Teenage Dream
Perfume of the Day: Harajuku Lovers Baby

Twelve Shades of Yellow

8/20/12: Twelve Shades of Yellow

In my husband’s words: “well, at least it’s not fifty shades of gray!”

Yeah, the yellows don’t necessarily match. But this dress was super comfy, and really nice for a hot day like today! Plus I had to move around a whole bunch (today was all about movement and expression on stage), and since there’s a smocked back and no zipper, I was very comfortable. I need to take the straps in a little, though.

And my hair did not last down for very long. It was up in a ponytail by 7th period. Oh, well. This was my second time trying the Miss Jessie’s curl cream from my last Birchbox- this time I let my hair air dry with my usual leave in conditioner, touched up the curls with an iron, and finished with the curl cream. As you can see…nice waves. No curls. And like I said…in a ponytail by 7th period. I’ll give it a couple more tries, but I’ll probably just use it as a finishing cream, and I don’t think I’ll buy more.

My lip color was a better success! I used the Pixi lip liner/lipstick in Peony, and  I really liked it. It was a great texture and a pretty decent shade, considering I didn’t pick it out myself, and it lasted for a good part of the day. If they have the same product in a red, I might give that a try.

Dress: Modcloth Blueberry Lemonade dress, thrifted
Cardigan: Old Navy, thrifted
Belt: unknown, thrifted
Shoes: Target

Nail Polish: OPI Katy Perry The One That Got Away
Perfume of the Day: Harajuku Lovers G of the Sea

The Curious Case of the Clown Shoes

8/16/12: The Curious Case of Clown ShoesI

I love these shoes. They’re comfy and quirky and I purchased them for $7.49 about two years ago.

They make me look like I have clown feet.

Do I care?

No, not particularly.

I originally was going to wear a different outfit today, but I liked that outfit so much that I decided to save it for Friday, since I’m going to a party after work. It was also a wee bit rainy today, so flats were definitely in order.

(Also, in case you were curious, I wear anywhere from a size 4 1/2 in children’s to a 6 1/2 in women’s. And because I have massive ex-cheerleader calves, I often go up to a 7 in boots.)

I also forgot that this top needs a cami underneath it. I was attempting to straighten my hair when I raised my arm and saw the entire band of my bra. Now, while some people might embrace this as a sartorial choice, I really don’t want my fifteen high school students to know that their teacher was wearing a blue and yellow polka dot bra today. So cami it was.

Also, this is as straight as my hair gets. And by the end of the day, it was downright wavy. Oy.

Top: Forever 21
Cami: Old Navy
Skirt: Forever 21, thrifted
Belt: came with skirt
Shoes: Xappeal via Rack Room
Headband: Claire’s


Nail Polish: OPI Katy Perry Not Like the Movies
Perfume of the Day: Vera Wang Glam Princess


Outfit of the Day: The Hiccup Necklace No One Can See

8/10/12 Outfit: The Hiccup Necklace that No One Can See

I was so excited because I finally got to wear my adorable kitten necklace AND YOU CAN’T EVEN SEE IT. It’s twisted around. GAH. This is me being frustrated. The necklace is precious- I bought it primarily because it looks like my little cat, Hiccup.


Oh, well. I’ll just have to wear it again. Such a hardship.


This outfit is super comfy, which is good because I had to bounce around a lot orchestrating a game of theatre history jeopardy. I also learned today that it’s a good idea that I never became a math teacher.

I also did a Bad Thing. I peeled off my nail polish instead of removing it properly. It’s not…it’s not that bad, right?

Tee: Old Navy
Skirt: Old Navy, thrifted
Shoes: Keds, thrifted
Necklace: Betsey Johnson, thrifted

Perfume of the Day: Vera Wang Glam Princess