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It’s nearly spring, you guys! It’s actually March. I feel like Christmas was just last week! Of course I have my mind on a few key updates for my spring close, but my budget is tight right now so I’m gathering ideas and thinking about how I can score a few things for minimal investment and find new ways to rework some of my prior spring outfit ideas. What are you looking for this spring?
I just barely caught the light getting these photos and I’m so glad I did. Sometimes blogging just works out, doesn’t it? It was a beautiful day here in Seattle; sunny, clear, and it actually reached 60 degrees! A warm sneak preview of spring and what is to come. Honestly it can’t come soon enough for me. I can’t wait to break free from these tights and boots and make good use of some of my peep-toe pretties that have been locked away in my closet all these frigid months.
We’ve made it through the 100th day milestone at school and are mere weeks away from sending home second trimester report cards. I’m honestly cherishing every moment with my sweet class this year, but summer…. oh summer. It’s starting to feel near and I can’t wait for coatless nights and drinks on the patio. Pure bliss. Until then, this little leopard stripe skirt is making me very happy.
OUTFIT DETAILS sweater, Zara (similar) | skirt, Banana Republic (Another clearance rack score! I can’t find it online, but have you seen this stunner?) | tights, Spanx | booties, Banana Republic (similar open-toe version I wish I was wearing without tights!) | handbag, Coach Molly satchel (eBay options)
Today I pulled my hair back. I’ve only appeared on this blog (or in public for that matter) without bangs a handful of times in the past many years, and every time I do I’m always surprised to find people don’t really recognize me. Upon hearing my greeting a bunch of kids at school did double takes and looked at me oddly. I got asked if I was the long-term sub for a coworker’s pregnancy today, and several teachers did the, “Wow! I didn’t even recognize you!” Super funny. It’s like going incognito or something. I’ll have to remember that in the off chance I get involved in some sort of caper. Although next time I’ll have to take off this necklace.
I’m thrilled to be wearing this lovely nameplate from O’Necklace, an online retailer specializing in personalized pieces. I’ve been a die-hard SATC fan since high school, and have always wanted my own “Carrie” necklace, but never found the perfect balance between price and quality. I have to say this one is perfect. Since I eagerly ripped it out of it’s packaging, I have worn it everywhere including to sleep and in the shower for days. I love it so much I just can’t take it off. I absolutely love it. I’ve gotten tons of compliments on it, too, especially from one sweet little girl in my class. I honestly can’t recommend it enough.
OUTFIT DETAILS jacket, Athleta | sweater, Banana Republic (similar) | skirt, Banana Republic (black and white version) | tights, Spanx | wedges, Banana Republic) | umbrella, GAP | nameplate necklace, ℅ O’Necklace