Outfit of the Day: Pocket Full of Sunshine

I tried smiling better. I think I look like Lumpy Space Princess.


I’ve reached that point where i hate every single item in my wardrobe. Do you ever get that, or is that just me? I’m just so bored with my clothes. Plus I haven’t gone running in ages so I’ve gotten all squishy and lumpy.

Again, Lumpy Space Princess.

Today is the first day of the year that I’ve broken out my favorite pair of sandals! It’s been in the 70s and 80s all week, so I figured it was time. Aren’t they cute?

(They also fasten with velcro. And are size 4 1/2 in childrens. And are from the iCarly line at Payless. #YOLO and whatnot.)

Also, every time I curl my hair I look like I’m going onstage in The Music Man. I have these Victorian little girl sausage ringlets. So then I brush it out and I look like a mess.

Someone please teach me all these things.

Top: Forever 21
Dress: Target
Sandals: Payless
Barrette: I’ve had it for so long that I have no clue

Covergirl and Olay corrector
Maybelline Dream BB Cream
Rimmel Match Perfection concealer
Physician’s Formula translucent powder
theBalm blush in Hot Mama (Birchbox sample)
Wet ‘n’ Wild Idol Eyes in Pixi

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold
Physician’s Formula Classic Nude palette
Rimmel Scandaleyes liner in Sparkle Black
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Brown
Almay Blue Eyes shadow (brows)
Maybelline One by One mascara
Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara

Mox Pomegranate and Fig lip balm
Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm in Apricot Twist

Perfume: Vera Wang Glam Princess

Nail Polish: Disney Villains Varnish in Queen of Hearts

Sick Day


This outfit is a million times cuter in person, I swear.

Anyways, this is a warm, comfy outfit- perfect for a day like today. Some kind of 24 hour bug hit me in full force like a mack truck just as my class was starting. By the time rehearsal was over, I was exhausted and hot and shaky. I somehow managed the 45 minute drive home and stumbled into bed. Luckily, I went to bed and woke up feeling better. Still not 100%, but better.

At least I had a cute and comfy outfit to wear! I love pairing navy and yellow together, and the boots are so much fun.

Dress: Pink Rose via Ross
Cardigan: Forever 21
Jeggings: Target
Belt: Faded Glory
Boots: Rocketdog via eBay

Nail Polish: OPI At First Sight
Perfume of the Day: Vera Wang Glam Princess

Bad Hair Day

10/17/12: Bad Hair Day

What is up with my hair? It’s all weird and frizzy and junk. Maybe it’s just still recovering from the hardcore dye process. Poor hair. Tomorrow I’ll put it up and condition the crap out of it.

This is my new favorite pair of shoes! I’ve been admiring the Blowfish Garrens on my favorite fashion blogger (Kaelah from Little Chief Honeybee) for ages, and finally snagged a pair on eBay for dirt cheap! They’re so incredibly comfortable. They actually meet my standard for comfort- they’re comfy enough to wear to a Disney park! (After being a cast member for four years, I learned a lot about wearing proper footwear while in Disney.)

I made this skirt last year for teacher clothes, and it’s one of my most-worn pieces that I’ve sewn! The print is very Anthropologie-esque (at least in my mind…) and the pattern is super easy to construct- I made it in about two hours, including the hem. So if you’re looking for a simple gathered skirt pattern, I highly recommend New Look 6872!

Speaking of sewing, I started working on costumes for the school production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I moved my sewing machine to my work desk and basically set up a sweatshop for myself. Mrs. Beaver’s apron is done and her dress is underway!

Top: Thrifted
Skirt: Handmade (New Look 6872)
Shoes: Blowfish Garrens via eBay
Belt: Faded Glory

Nail Polish: OPI You Don’t Know Jacques!
Perfume of the Day: Vera Wang Glam Princess

I Just Feel Lovely


I just really loved this outfit today. I felt lovely and feminine and graceful and charming…all things that I never dreamed of feeling just a few months ago. I think this dress is magical. And pairing it with a long-wanted lace top and dainty little T-straps was just sort of the icing on the fancy cake, I suppose.

This was a really, really long day. I wrestled with my library, I taught my theatre arts kiddos (last day before fall break, so no one wanted to do anything!), directed Narnia rehearsal and prepared for tomorrow’s ridiculous Saturday rehearsal, went to see a best friend’s performance (one of her last before she moves back home to Texas!), and then went downtown for drinks at the Flying Saucer with Erin and her beau. So a long day, but I felt adorable all day- and thankfully wore flats!

Dress: Dear Creatures from Modcloth
Top: Forever 21
Shoes: Blowfish via eBay

Nail Polish: Sephora by OPI Glee Express Yourself to Yourself
Perfume of the Day: Vera Wang Glam Princess

If I Only Had a Cardigan


It warmed up a lot more than I expected it to, so I shed the sweater pretty quickly. Later, one of my students said “Aw, Mrs. T, if you had a cardigan, you’d look just like Rachel Berry.”

I put the sweater back on. And my students thought I was adorable.

But yeah. Super cute fall outfit, right? Yeah, it was nearly 90 degrees. I DID NOT AGREE TO THIS, NASHVILLE. I DID NOT.

Also, I wore my Kurt necklace because I love Glee and I love Kurt and Kurt and Blaine broke up. BUT I REFUSE TO BELIEVE IT. But now I have to wait a month for a new episode…

Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Forever 21 via eBay
Cardigan: Forever 21
Shoes: City Classified
Necklace: mall kiosk

Nail Polish: OPI Spiderman Just Spotted the Lizard
Perfume of the Day: Vera Wang Glam Princess



This dress is so wrinkly. I AM A FAILURE OF A GROWNUP.

But I wore this dress for the second day of the educator’s conference, since it’s high-necked and long enough, and the upper elementary principal pointed out with much delight that it looks like a Starfleet uniform. AND SURE ENOUGH IT DOES. I need to get one of the fancy pins to complete the look.

And again, I really wanted to wear my peep-toe flats before it got too cold to wear them without tights! But these are my beloved Seychelles Pansy flats. I have them in the cream color too, but I’m saving them. Or at least until spring.

Also, I am very pleased with my hair. It pleases me.

Dress: Be Carmine dress via Modcloth
Shoes: Seychelles Pansy flats
Headband: Forever 21

Nail Polish: none!
Perfume of the Day: Vera Wang Glam Princess


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

Grumpy Mime


If I looked pissed off in this picture, it’s because I was. I couldn’t find the production binder for the show I’m directing, even after tearing up the house for fifteen minutes before I left for work. Thankfully, I found it in my car right after this photo was taken. And then I felt dumb.

This dress makes me feel like a nautically inclined mime. It’s not the usual print I gravitate towards- I tend to avoid horizontal stripes like the plague- but this dress is so comfy and constructed just right. I added the cardigan since it’s getting a little nippyish in the mornings, although I had to take it off when I started reorganizing the library shelves because wow, my classroom got super hot. Also, it looks like I’m barefoot, bt I’m not. I’m wearing gold flats.

From the children’s department.

Oh, well.

I wore this for charades day! I had my students play charades for nonverbal improv, and it was awesome. I picked all movie and book characters, and it worked out that the girls kept getting the superheroes and the boys kept getting princesses. It was hilarious.

Dress: Forever 21 via eBay
Cardigan: Target
Shoes: Payless

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

I Might Be Obsessed With These Boots

8/31/12: I Might Be Obsessed With These Boots

I could wear these boots all the time. Seriously. Even though they make my feet look abnormally small. I just love them!

This is also probably my most favorite of all my Modcloth dresses. I bought it last year in the 70% off biannual sale- it’s my favorite time to shop on Modcloth. I initially bought it on a whim, but it turns out it flatters me a lot better than I thought it would. Plus it’s incredibly comfortable.

I wore this for a weird school day- there wasn’t a 7th period today, so I spent most of the day in the library working on the cast list for the fall show. I had forty kids audition and felt so bad that I couldn’t cast all of them! But there were only fifteen speaking parts, so…well, hopefully no one will come to me crying or angry on Tuesday.

After work I went to my friend Rachel’s house for an impromptu girl’s night. We had pasta with fresh veggies from her garden (I made the olive oil/fresh basil/fresh garlic sauce) and she made the best lemon poppyseed scones I’ve ever had. And we watched Newsies, which is seriously the best movie ever. All in all, the best way to start a three-day weekend!

Dress: When Roses Go Blue Dress via Modcloth
Cardigan: Target
Cami: Thrifted
Boots: Blowfish Aerins via eBay

Nail Polish: OPI Katy Perry Last Friday Night layered over Sally Hansen Pixel Pretty
Perfume of the Day: Vera Wang Glam Princess

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