DSC_1243 DSC_1256DSC_1250 DSC_1242 DSC_1249 DSC_1253Hello beautiful blog! I have missed you so! Not to mention all of you lovely readers, of course. I have had these photos on my camera for nearly a month and finally decided to take some time this morning (prior to going in to work on my report cards/no students day) and publish a quick update. And let me just say, you know you’re a little out of practice taking blog photos when you have to photoshop a glue off of your skirt. It’s been a very busy year so far and I can’t believe I blogged only twice since the beginning of the school year. I never intended to take such a long blog break, but this is one case where life really got in the way and had to take precedence over le blog. Although work has been very busy and time consuming so far this year, I have a wonderful group of kids that are already making some great progress. We are going to have a wonderful year together (and I’m shocked that it’s already a third gone!)

I have been trying to save my money lately for various things, so I haven’t been shopping too much. I did purchase some new workout clothes from my new obsession Athleta, and some cute little New Balance kicks (mine are magenta) that I’ve been wearing non-stop. Other than my birthday haul from Banana Republic I’ve been working with what I’ve got. After weeks of overworking myself I finally had time this weekend to do all my laundry and organize my closet, too so now I feel like I’ve got a clean slate to take some more outfit photos this week. I’ll have to re-wear some of the cute new outfit combos I came up with and never photographed. This outfit is kind of a repeat, but is also indicative of what I’ve been loving lately. Tights, comfy boots, sassy skirt and a cropped(ish) little sweater that still gives me a waist while wearing a skirt. My newest addition is this little guy I bought with rewards coupons this weekend and I can’t wait to wear it next week.

Thanks for reading my babble, thanks for coming back even though I’ve been absent, and here’s to a beautiful rest of autumn with lots of pumpkin-spiced skinny lattes and a stress-less report card and conference season.

OUTFIT DETAILS  sweater, Zara (similar) | skirt, Banana Republic (also cute) | tights, Spanx | boots, Steve Madden Intyce | handbag, Coach (thrifted at Value Village)