Monday, August 23, 2010

Photographer Wanted

So I am trying, very hard, to get outfit pictures for you all....but I am really struggling with this whole not-having-a-photographer thing. I just can't seem to find a good place to set my camera that will show my entire outfit and still look close-up enough to show detail. Plus with the flash I end up looking super creepy (see the 2nd photo below...ha!) Anyway, I wore this outfit today because I needed something that would be comfy enough to work in my classroom and dressy enough that I felt like I looked somewhat professional/cute.

Top: A birthday gift from Vi, purchased at Kohl's
Pants: Torrid, $48 before coupon
PS- Isn't the detail on this top super pretty? My friends know me well :)

School starts on Wednesday! Agh! I am SO not ready at ALL. Such is life. I am super excited to meet my new kids, though. And to see my class from last year. Awww. I also start my classes for grad school on Wednesday, which I am also super excited about! (Please forgive my dorky-ness...)

Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Birthday Dress

Hello my loves!!! My poor blog has been neglected for the past few weeks because life has been CRAZY busy! I need to catch up on my reading as well- I miss you all! I am STILL working on finding a place for everything in my new apartment...still adjusting to life as a single lady...and now working on setting up my new classroom seeing as my new students will be arriving one week from tomorrow! Life is truly hectic right now, but I am going to try to keep up with blogging as much as possible.

Anyway, here is a photo of the dress that I wore on my birthday. I went to brunch with some friends, dinner with my family, and just spent the day in my hometown. The photos I took are not very good because since I now live alone, I no longer have a photographer! For those of you who take your own pics- how do you do it? I can't seem to get any good ones! Either they are not at a good angle to show my outfit or they look grainy. Any suggestions on how I can make them better?

Dress: Torrid, $21ish on 50%0ff clearance
Necklace: Birthday gift from my Aunt

Alright...I have got to get to bed...I am super sleepy with all this hustle and bustle going on! I am going to try to catch up on my reading this week! Just know I haven't forgotten you!


Monday, August 2, 2010

Ridin' Solo

Ok so I am all moved in to my new apartment. It is quite cozy and so far I am really enjoying it. I still have lots of unpacking to do, but that will come with time. Thanks again for all of your encouraging words. I feel like I'm venturing out into a new world and although it might be difficult, I am looking forward to what lies ahead. I'm ridin' solo!

Today the BFF and I went to a few local teacher stores to buy some fun motivational posters to decorate her new office with (she's a school counselor.) I decided that since I've been dressing frumpy and yucky lately due to the packing and moving process, I wanted to wear something cute today. The background in these photos is funny because I just stood in front of the door...clearly I haven't found a good photo spot yet. I also felt a little odd having my BFF take pictures of me so I just had her take them as we were about to leave...sans shoes and all. Ha :) Oh...and don't worry, I did not wear the shoes you can see in the picture...haha

Sweater: Torrid, $25
Tank: Torrid, $12
Corduroy Skirt: Torrid, $15
Leggings: Old Navy, years ago

I'm off to IKEA in the morning with S&S...I've never been there so hopefully I'll come home with some cool stuff for the new apartment!

See you soon (and hopefully with better outfit