Monthly Archives: October 2012


So I’m in the car, still en route to the train station.  Perfect time and atmosphere to add my blog to Bloglovin, right?

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Hello, Chicago!


The fella and I decided to take a weekend trip to Chicago. Due to his awesome hotel hookups, we’ll be staying at the W for dirt cheap (commence jealousy).  I plan on doing a lot of eating and shopping, and my quest is to find a cozy sweater or two.  Packing for the weekend proved to be a challenge because I realized I have a serious lack of sweaters.  I used italics so you know it’s crucial. 

Anyway, I had some technical difficulties with my WP app last night, so if I can get my pictures to stop defaulting sideways, I’ll throw some updates on here over the weekend.  Later, internet machine friends!

Fall Break





Luckily for my sanity, I’m on Fall Break.  I don’t have to go back to school/work until next Monday (cue angel music), but it’s not all play over here.  I still have mountains of papers to grade and wedding details to plan.  Therefore, I’ve been spending a few hours a day at Starbucks.  This calls for comfy outfits!  You know, since I know all my students are being studious all weekend, I’m being studious as well.  Don’t worry, I didn’t believe that for a second either.

Jeans: Target (old, similar)

cardigan: Target

shirt: very old, thrifted



Brown County

Last weekend we went to a family reunion in Brown County.  The morning was chilly so it called for extra layers.  Of course on the way home we had to stop by Brown County Winery (andtheoutletmall).



Jeggings: Gap
Scarf: Target
Sweater: Target (last year)
Shirt: Ralph Lauren (thrifted)
Purse: Target

PS: I’m updating this from my phone. Woah, technology!

Cardigans Before They Were Cool



Remember when cardigans like this were only for old men?  I don’t.  I bought this cardigan years ago in college, before over-sized “grandpa” cardigans became popular, and all my friends made fun of me, calling me Mister Rogers.  A few months later when everyone (including some of them) was wearing them, I got a few “in ya faces” out of it.  There’s really no point to this story other than I just really love a good, old man cardigan.

cardigan: old, similar

tank top: Target

moccasins: Target (similar)

scarf: Target (similar), see this post


Bridal Shower

So…I don’t think I’ve mentioned one of the most importnat aspects of my life right now: I’m getting married in December.  On Sunday I had my first bridal shower, and here is what I whipped up.  I absolutely loved this outfit.  I snagged the skirt at Loft for only $20!  LOVE IT, as yellow is my favorite color.  My fella and I got some great gifts, and I personally believe every Sunday should be bridal shower day.  Minus, of course, the cheesy games.

skirt: Loft  (check your local store)

bodysuit: Forever 21 (old – similar)

shoes: Target (similar)

cardigan: Target (almost exact, but no brown)

necklace: vintage

scarf: Target (similar)

denim blazer: Tuesday Morning (a random find)

Also, excuse the excessive amount of makeup I have on.  I also had my wedding makeup trial on this day.

Holy print mixing, Batman!

So I’ll be honest, I love print mixing as much as the next lady, but today was sort of by accident.  Stripes and floral scarves is one of my favorite combinations, but the shoes…well, the shoes just happened to be on the floor…where I happned to walk.  They ended up on my feet.  I had barely enough time this morning to look in the mirror and confirm that I was indeed wearing clothes, let alone make sure they matched.  Once I got to work, however, I noted that I actually kind of like how it turned out.

Consequently, I forgot that I actually hate these shoes.  I love the way they look, but I dislove the way they feel.  They’ve got those elastic/scrunchy heels that not only tear up your feet, but also thrust your feet forward and smash your toes into the front of the shoe.  No bueno; however, I must say that Band-aid’s Friction Block is my new best friend.

cropped pants: Target (find here – for those of you keeping track, yes, I own these pants in 3 different colors)

shirt: J. Crew Factory (last fall)

shoes: Target

And now…the “Who Needs Instragram?” picture of the day:

So Blue

There are few things I love more than a comfy boxy sweater.  Add colored cropped pants to the mix, and I call this outift a winner.  Doesn’t hurt that I sort of feel like a blueberry.  And I don’t even like blueberries.

Cropped pants: Target (find here)

Sweater: Chloe K (via Nordstrom Rack)

necklace: vintage

Fall Uniform and the Indiana Authors Awards Dinner

Okay, hi, Fall.  Thanks for finally showing up.  My skinnies, oversized shirts, Toms, and scarves were getting lonely in my closet.  Mow they are being worn, and they are happy.  And I am happy.

jeggings – Gap (last year)

shirt – Urban Outfitters (last year)

scarf – Target

On a less weird note, I had the opportunity (and by opportunity, I mean I bought a ticket, took a shower, and drove) to go to the Indiana Author Awards dinner Saturday night.  It was a such a cool event.  Not only did I get to dress up (this is about as “business attire” as a I get), but I got to mingle with adults!

I love this dress, but it is the worst wrinkled dress ever.  I spent 10 painstaking minutes trying to iron out every last wrinkle, and when I got out of the car, it looked like I had never ironed it.  *sigh* At least I was surrounded by fellow flakey writers and English nerds, so I doubt anyone noticed.

dress – Target (last year)

blazer/clutch – see this post

leopard heels – Target (find here – I adore these heels; they are so comfy, and I am NOT a heel wearer)

In addition to drinks and adult conversation, I got some swag and, most importantly, I got to hear JOHN GREEN speak!!  Here is the one terrible picture I was able to snap on my phone:

Each seat got a free book, and at the end of the night, they gave away the centerpieces: