Monday, March 31, 2014

Pinned that ish and did that ish

So, I pinned this image that features two of my favorite fashionistas, Kendi and Audrey. I decided that I really liked the black/white, rust, and camel color combination. I probably should have gone for a darker wash black jean, but I cannot say it overly concerns me. Also, I tried on wide leg jeans at first, but I needed skinny jeans so that I could wear boots in the mucky weather this morning, which, as you can see, turned to 64 degree bliss this afternoon. Maryland, I don't understand you, but I love you anyway. Because of the weather conditions, I combined the exact colors of Kendi's outfit with the silhouette of Audrey's outfit. Plus, in true Danielle form, I added a belt. I do love my tucked in shirts and belts. 

In tenth grade today, students read an article from 1964 about Kitty Genovese entitled "Thirty Eight Saw Murder and Didn't Call Police." The kids were appalled that good people did nothing while this woman cried out for help as an attacker murdered her, coming back for her several times. Tomorrow, after watching this clip from the beginning of Boondock Saints, students are going to debate the following topic: Is the indifference of good men the greatest of all evils? At the end of the day, one of my more rambunctious students said, "That's a really good topic. I like it a lot." He also loves Boondock Saints. Win. 

In eleventh grade today, my students read an essay by Amy Tan called "Mother Tongue." Several students said how much they enjoyed the essay. One student remarked, "I can really identify with this essay." 

Guys, moments like these just define a day in the best of ways. 

The sun didn't come out tomorrow because IT CAME OUT TODAY. 


Anyway, tomorrow is Rock and Roll themed for Trendy Tuesday. Are you in?

The Look
Scarf: Made by Momma, of course! (here is a brighter orange infinity scarf from Target.)
Shirt: New York & Co. last year (It's not really lace but a lace print. Cool, huh? )
Belt: new from The Limited (I was looking for a belt just like this, and I bought it half off!)
Cardigan: Old Navy (recent--exact)
Boots: b.o.c. via DSW
Sunglasses: LOFT (Mrs. Claus bought them for me for Christmas.)

I like allowing wildlife to photobomb. I didn't think you'd mind.

Meet Jeff's shadow and Squirt's noggin'. 

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I also wore the scarf this way...

The longer, boyfriend version of the cardigan this way...

The top this way...

And the top this way...


  1. As soon as I saw Kitty G, I thought Boondock Saints. I'm a couple steps ahead of you. jk. It was a great day for teaching for me, too. I had the most participation I've had all semester. What the what? I guess people just really like Natural Law theory. Either way, I like your outfit, and can't wait until you can bust out your spring outfits!

  2. I'm going to have yo read the essays you referenced and see if my sevies (7th graders) could tackle them. They sound great! It rally like this color combo today too and the photo bombing too :)

  3. These colors are great together! Black and brown are quickly (ok slowly) becoming a favorite of mine. I need to get me a quality camel sweater, like today. Orrrrrr maybe not since I just bought three new pairs of flats this weekend...

    That lace tee is seriously awesome. Only up close would we be able to tell it's just a print. I wish I had bought a similar one from Banana Republic. When I went to check the price on Friday, I saw that they had ran out of my size. Sad day.

  4. I am liking Rust or Burnt Orange paired with the Black+White. And very nice New Belt.

    Anyway I am wearing one item of clothing today that is sort of Rock N' Rollish. I think you would like it. And of course I mentioned your Trendy Tuesday. Come take a peak!

    Enjoy your day, Ada. =)

  5. I totally love this outfit - that lace-lookalike shirt is awesome! And I'm so glad you talked about Kitty Genovese and Boondock Saints! I remember learning about Kitty G in high school and being mortified. And when Kevin made me watch Boondock Saints when we were first dating, my world was flipped upside down. What a fantastic film.


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