Monday, May 19, 2014

Whoa, there I am.

Brief recap: I talked about participating in the Neiman Marcus beauty campaign (too many times, I do believe) here (making friends), here (the itinerary), and here (some things I learned). Anyway, my point of contact e-mailed me a few days ago to let me know that Neiman Marcus announced the campaign and the winners on Facebook and their blog, so I thought you might want to know more about the other winners and go read their brief bios.

Note: they say I'm from the D.C. area, but I do not actually live in D.C. I hail from Maryland, but D.C. is less than an hour from me. It might be the capitol of our nation and all, but it's pretty much a part of Maryland, right? Haha. (I'm better at geography than that; I can assure you. Sort of.) My face might be plastered all over this little corner of the internet, but it is still bizarre to see my face elsewhere in cyberspace.

Moving on, I kind of changed my system for getting pictures for the blog. I used to pick out my outfits on the weekend to prepare for the next week, but our weather (and my classroom) has been so unpredictable that I ended up changing outfits in real life. I want this blog to reflect what I actually wear, so I now have Mom take photos of most outfits after I wear them instead of before. Sure, they might be a tad wrinklier that way, but I also know before I have the pictures taken whether or not the outfit was practical for a full day of teaching/doing whatever I was doing when I wore it.

This outfit was really comfortable, and I just love the color combination. I also wore lime and cobalt last summer. I think that dress inspired my love of lime and cobalt together. Of course, we already know I love cobalt with pretty much anything. Can I now draw your attention to the cut of these pants? They're not skinny pants. Would you like to know how old they are? I will tell you: sixteen years old. My pants are as old as the students I teach. WHEN DID I GET HERE?

At least they haven't disintegrated like one of my dad's shirts. Honest to goodness, my Dad put on a shirt from high school, and half of the sleeve disappeared in a plume of smoke when he tried to put his arm in the armhole. The craziest magic trick I ever did see. If my dad is in his 60s and can still fit into clothes from high school, then I don't see why I can't be almost 30 and still fit into clothes from 8th grade. Combat boots and scrunchy socks aside, some of my adolescent style was classic. (Hey overalls, leggings, and crop tops made a comeback, and those were my wardrobe staples in the days of yore. I was so ahead of the times.)

I smirk at you.

The Look:
Shirt: Target
Cardigan: Target 
Belt: Target (whaaaat? I didn't even realize how Target-themed I was!)
Pants: Express via Gabriel Brothers (my favorite place to shop when I visited my grandparents' in Cumberland, MD)
Shoes: Sylvia wedges via J.Crew Factory (seriously, they are so comfortable.)
Earrings: local boutique

I wanted to show you my little earrings. They're so cute and tiny.


  1. Wow, how exciting to see the NM campaign promotions starting to come out! So very cool. I am loving the blue and lime together. And I could only WISH to still fit into my high school clothes. Lucky girl!

  2. What a chic and fresh Outfit. I love Black and White paired with Yellow (though your checkered shirt is navy, right?) I must wear my White Jeans ASAP. And good for you for fitting 16-year old clothes. I will be checking out that link for the campaign, also.

    Would love for you to stop by to see my latest. I miss me some Danielle wit on my blog. =D

  3. I am not surprised you charisma was contagious, love this :) good plan for your outfits too, I don't always wear the outfits on the assigned day for the Sam reason, but since I only post 3-4 outfits a week I can usually squeeze them in on another day :)

  4. I think it's a great outfit, and funny that you can still fit into jeans from 8th grade. :-) I was realizing that flowy pants were coming back into style, and I used to wear them years ago, pre-children. I can fit into nothing that I wore before giving birth to two children. :-)

  5. I really love your color combination in this outfit! Blue and white are always a winning team but adding lime definitely adds some interest! I can't believe you've had those pants since 8th grade. I could not fit into anything I wore in middle school. I was about 5 or 6 inches shorter and still wearing clothes from the girls' department. Not exactly something I'd like to still have post-college!

    I saw their blog post about you guys! I can't wait to see the campaign! So exciting :)

  6. Cobalt wins every time! And I'm jealous you can fit into pants from 8th grade. I have a couple skirts that I got in middle school that I still wear, but let's be honest - they have elastic waistbands, so it's not really that tough!

  7. I recently changed how/when I take my pictures too. Now I take mine with a tripod. Eek! Great color combo! Love the yellow cardigan!

  8. Seriously, you looks darling in this outfit! I love lime and cobalt together as well - so springy and fun. I'm wickedly jealous that you still fit into your high school clothes. But I suppose that even if I could fit into what I wore in high school, I don't think I would want to. I had the worst sense of style back then, hahaha. So embarrassing.


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