Tuesday, August 31, 2010


All remixed except cami
Skirt: Ann Taylor
Tee: Target
Cami: Old Navy
Belt: Target
Shoes: Restricted via DSW
Bracelet: Chaps
Earrings: gift
Headband: Goody via Target

This skirt. I hate it. I love it. It's a nice enough skirt, but the fit makes me crazy when I have to do a lot of sitting and standing. It fits in the hips, but it's big in the waist, so things shift around when I move a lot. Things I didn't have to think about when I was teaching....

Anyway, I wore this teal cami underneath for a pop of color (and for the sake of modesty) and then went with my crazy red printed shoes. Red and teal/turquoise is a color combination that I absolutely love - it's bold but classic. Besides, it plays nicely with my mixed neutrals.

I wore this little headband because I got it for our trip to Turkey. I figured there's nothing like a headband to spice up travel hair. Y'all know what I'm talking about, right? That crazy fly away look that you have going on after a day of wandering the city or flying on planes? Or am I the only one with that issue? Before I take things on the road with me, I like to test them out. This headband works pretty well: it's comfy, it's easy to wear, and it's just a little bit of flash.

Y'all, we leave on THURSDAY MORNING! I feel like we've been planning our trip to Istanbul for so long that I almost can't believe that we're going. And I'm packing in a backpack and a purse. For a two week vacation, y'all. I managed to convince B. that it was a good idea to travel with nothing but carry-ons, so we're doing it. Believe that there's a packing post in the future.


  1. I can't wait for the travel outfits ;) I like how even though it's a basic outfit it looks put-together!

  2. Okay, I need to know how people do this. How can you pack so little for so long? I have to wash every single item after wearing it only one time, so it seems impossible for me to pack in such a way that I can remix anything, since washers/dryers aren't really accessible when traveling. Am I doing something wrong?

    Anyway - I love this outfit! I understand the love/hate relationship with some skirts. I do love the red/teal combo! So pretty!

  3. Cool! Take lots of pictures okay?
    I also hate when skirts are too big on the waist, but usually for me they fit fine at the hips but they are too small on the waist. I have one skirt I recently wore and it's definitely goin to go, it is too big on the waist and it moves all around. I must see what you pack!

  4. I love this outfit!! You look so great in these pencil skirt combos!!

    And hey - you better take lots and lots of pics for me!!!! I have always wanted to check out Turkey, Antioch in particular, but Istanbul would be super awesome also!!

  5. I love pencil skirts like yours -- on other people. on myself, not so much, and I think it's because of the same reasons you gave for when you "hate" the skirt.

    I didn't know you were traveling! are there gonna be pictures of Turkey in your blog? I hope so, now you got me curious about it :D

    um beijo!

  6. @ Melissa - all your packing questions will be answered soon. It probably helps that I'm a little dirty and don't wash things every time. ;)

    And yes, there will be pictures of Turkey. I'm so excited!


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