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Glitter, sequins, gold, and silver

4 Jan

Today is my bro’s 27th birthday.  In honor of this notable event, I’ll post our awkward family photo, which was actually featured in the Awkward Family Photo book and daily calendar.

Growing up, our father was very strict on Chris and super lax on me, often playing the “be a good example to your little sister” card.  On our annual float trip 15 years ago, my brother and I got bored and decided to play a little game of target practice.  Using the square flotation device strapped across our chests as the target, we took turns launching river rocks at each other.

We threw rocks with all our might, until we were doubled over in tears from laughing at the sheer stupidity of such a lame game.  Of course, Chris’ years of baseball under his belt gave him the natural winning lead.

A few rounds later, a stray flying rock gone awry put an end to all the fun.  After a swollen right eye and a vengeful punch to Chris’ arm,  we were even.

That was the first and last time we ever played Human Rock Target.

Happy Birthday, broski!  Love you like a sis.  Oh wait.


{black denim: H & M} {black tank: F21} {sequin butterfly top: F21}  {glittery silver heels: Old Navy} {rose gold watch: Michael Kors} {pleather jacket: Target} {gold sequin bag: Michael Kors} 

Alright, listen.  I realize I’ve worn these exact same pants in the last 2 outfit posts, okay?  I know I’m supposed to show you variety, and  sartorial diversity.  But get real, man!  How many of you get a new piece in your wardrobe and wear it to death within the first few weeks?  That’s what I thought.  

See these pieces restyled here (click photo to see post):



That’s a wrap!

31 Dec

Boy, oh boy, what a year 2011 has been, am I right?!  Some majorly, crazy things happened this year, as per usual.  Of course, there were the shoddy lows and heartbreaks, all of which molded me into an even better person, balanced out by the glorious highs and challenging life experiences.

Most importantly, I fulfilled my childhood dream and got a real deal, big-girl job teaching 5th grade.

Then I started this blog as a silly hobby, you know, a way to document my obscure and bizarre fashion as an educator.  Please don’t go back and read my first post; it’s disgustingly embarrassing!

And frankly?  Teaching is the single best thing that has ever happened to me.  I hope to do it for as many years as they’ll have me.  As for blogging, this “silly hobby” has turned into something much deeper and more meaningful to me than you dedicated folks will ever know.  I am loving every minute of it.  Seriously, thanks for consistently reading my musings and saying insanely nice things.  This blog would be super lame without all of you guys!

So, from my students who make this teacher tick, to my readers who, for some reason, keep coming back, I am so darned grateful and love each and every one of you.

Can we please keep this going in 2012?

Here’s your favorite posts of the year, as voted by the ever-reliable statistics counter:



Oh, and since this post was kinda sappy, please go watch this and laugh until you cry.