Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bring it Back

As I head back to school after Thanksgiving, I began to reflect upon the past year. Professionally, my life has changed immensely (despite the fact that I am stilllll living at home with the "roommates"). Last year at this time I was just completely my masters. I was ending my student teaching in an upper middle class suburban school. Since completing my masters, I entered the world of an urban school teacher. Both of my parents teach in the same district but it was just a weeee bit different than my previous school. My Spanish language background quickly came in handy. And look at me this year, teaching 3rd grade in a classroom that used to be a closet in a urban area. While to some, it seems like hell, I love it. It is difficult and often tests my patience, but I wouldn't want to be any where else. I see myself teaching in an urban area as my way of serving my country. 

Here is the outfit I wore on the first day back. It turned out of be quite a relaxing way to ease into school. My students impressed me with the amount of knowledge they retained over the Thanksgiving break. 

Dress: Ann Taylor LOFT 
Tights: HUE
Boots: Ralph Lauren 
Head Band: Ann Taylor LOFT 

My mother aka my photographer wanted a "festive" picture near one of the many trees in our house. The trees will probably make a continuing appearance throughout the month of December. 

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Being Thankful

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Black Friday. I know I am a little delayed on the Thanksgiving Day post, but we have had a full house of people. The past couple days have flown by and have been wonderful. However, I did lose my voice from going out on Wednesday night.

Below is what I wore for Thanksgiving Eve/my birthday. My home friends and I go to the same bar every year. I need something where I look good but not too dressed up. I mean, I still want to impress all people that I haven't seen in years. (I find this especially true now since I am not on a facebook and not everyone can stalk me). It was an awesome night and still remains as one of my favorite holidays. (Yes, I mean Thanksgiving Eve and not Thanksgiving itself).

 Shirt: Ann Taylor LOFT 
Jeans: Express
Shoes: Jasmine Sola

The one person missing from the festivities this year was my brother. He was in Chicago with his girlfriend's family. Both of them did make up for it by giving me a season pass to Cannon Mountain for my birthday!!! (So if any of you ski, I will be always looking for a ski partner all season). 

Thanksgiving itself was low key and relaxed. We have a family tradition of dressing up as Pilgrims and Indians which is always fun. My cousin's daughter was the new addition to the holiday. (She is adorable!!!) Since Bryan and Rayna were in Chicago, I recruited my sorority sister to come down for the holiday. All around great day. 

Now it's time to get ready to prepare for my favorite season...SKI SEASON!!! (I bet you thought I was going to say Christmas)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Confession

So I have to admit, after 12 days of the 30 for 30 challenge and I'm done. I quit. And I haaateee quitting but I just couldn't do it. I don't really have a good excuse besides, I just wanted to wear my other clothes. I get the point of it..don't buy any more clothes, I have enough. With my birthday weekend and my sorority sisters home and high school friends home, I just wanted to wear something else and different. So I'm admitting it to everyone that who reads this, I lose, I quit.

Buuuttt here's what I've been doing/wearing since we last met.

This is what I wore to school on Friday. I was totally in love with it. I wish my camera didn't die, so you could appreciate the cuteness of this outfit. But here it is. (Btw- my tights were faaabulous)

Also, I went to the Patriots game on Sunday with my sisters and here is our best shots. Our goal was to stay warm while still attempting to look cute.
Mollie, Tracy, Me, Laura-- CT Alpha Alums enjoying the Pat's game

Me and Tracy with our impulse buys

In case you were wondering, tomorrow happens to be my 25th birthday and my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving Eve!! I'm going to start choosing my outfit and my nail polish color now!

Monday, November 15, 2010

I'm baaackkk!

I feel like I haven't posted an outfit in a whiiile. Well, I'm not counting this weekend as part of my 30 for 30 due to the fact that I spent most of it in workout gear and sweatpants. Well I'm back, wearing dresses, per usual. I feel very collegiate slash sailor-ish. One of my students asked me if I came to work on a boat today.  Yea, I got a good laugh out of it too. I was more excited that he was making a connection to something other than video games. My classroom tends to be on the hot side, that's why I opted for bare legs.

What do we think of my first attempt at real clothes in 2 days?!

Also, I'll say it now, I am going to cheat on the 30 for 30 next Sunday when I go to the Pats game with my sorority sisters. I have to be warm rather than stylish. Just saying!!

Dress: lulus.com
Cardigan: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Sperry
Headband: Ann Taylor LOFT
Watch: Thrifted

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sorry for the Delay

Hello friends,

I am writing to apologize for not posting my outfits in a timely manner. My camera had been MIA for a few days. (Now found!!) On top of that, lately, I have been leaving work feeling defeated. Not in a fashionable sense...in that sense, I've been on top of my game. But my class has been sucking the life out of me. Working smack dab in the inner city is more challenging than I ever thought. I have had to motivate myself daily to go to work.

Also, sorry for getting personal in this blog post. I just needed an outlet. My daily outfits will be back soon. Don't worry, I have no cheated from the remix. However, last night, I totally almost cheated. I wanted to feel hott and sexy and go into the city. I felt that my clothes I chose for the remix were more school appropriate than weekend appropriate. But, alas, I did not cheat. I kept to my word, per usual.

Until next post,
Moe Money

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Have a Frattastic Wednesday!

Today was a half day in school. Meaning, that for the second half of the day, we went to do some professional development. We meet with all the other teachers across the city who are in our grade level. It is also a jeans day. I figured I couldn't look like a slob. I went for a polished-casual look. Once I finished my outfit and looked in the mirror, I thought "Wow, I look very frattastic!" Meaning I feel like a true sorority girl. Lately I have been having flashbacks of my college years. Today reminded me of this, especially with my oversized men's watch (thrifted) that I could have easily 'borrrowed' from a frat daddy. Some days, I hate looking too frattastic, but today, I'm loving it. I wish you could have seen my Vineyard Vines tote and my Lilly travel mug. I chose to wear my high school medallion instead of my lavaliere. (Mostly because I have no idea where it is! Eeek)

Cheers to no school tomorrow. Thanks Vets! I'm going out for a drink, on you, tonight*

Shirt: LOFT
Button Down: Old Navy
Shoes: DSW
Belt: Target
Watch: Thrifted
Necklace: My high school

Monday, November 8, 2010

Remix- Day Uno

Today begins Day 1 of no shopping and my 30 for 30 fashion remix. (I feel like I should have Jock Jams playing the background for this). Since I do not have Jock Jams as readily available as I would like, this should supplement

Let's get ready to REEEEMMMIIIXXXXX!!!! 

Usually, I take my pictures before I head to school. It is usually when I am excited for the day (and the outfit). However, today I was running late. As you can see from my face and my body pose, this is taken after school...after my students bombed a reading test when I gave them the answers before hand. Needless to say, it was a rough Monday. Thank God for a half day on Wednesday and no school on Thursday.

Today was super easy to pick out an outfit. I hope this energy for remix-ing doesn't dwindle as my energy for school often does.

Outfit #1

Pants: JCrew "Minnie" 
Shirt: Gap
Cardigan: Ann Taylor LOFT 
Shoes: Steve Madden from DSW

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Let the Remix-ing Begin

So tomorrow starts my first day of the 30 for 30 remix. As I said before, it is my first time doing this. I finally chose the clothes that I will be remix-ing. Check it out.

5 Skirts + 6 shirts + 5 cardigans + 5 pairs of pants + 5 pairs of shoes + 4 dress = Let the remixing begin!!! 

Little Black Dress Night

Last night I felt like I was back in college, getting ready for a sorority date night party. Sarah's brother, D Franchise and his friend, Contrary were performing last night in Lowell. Sarah had the girls over for a little black dress pre-game party. It was so much fun! Below is me with the hostess. I wish I had taken a picture of the back of the dress. It was all cut out in the back. Total hottness!

Although once we got to the bar, we soon realized that we were the only ones in the theme. So, yes, we were those girls. Oh well, so worth it.

Dress: Express
Shoes: TJ Maxx

Friday, November 5, 2010

30 for 30

Hey Friends,

On Monday, I will be joining Kendi Everyday in her 30 for 30 challenge. What is that you ask? I take 30 articles of clothing and make 30 different outfits. (And no shopping for 30 days, eek!) Shoes do count however accessories and jackets do not count. I'm hoping it will help me better shop by closet and become more creative. My bank account could also use the break.

On Sunday, I will post the 30 articles of clothing that I chose to remix. Remember, these clothes need to take me to work and to play. Let's cross our fingers and hope it works! Woop Woop! Who wants to try this with me? Any takers??

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Hoot-aween

So sorry for not blogging in over a week. Big things have been happening over here. I switched schools across town. I've been living and breathing school work. I now work with my best friend from middle school and a few of my brother's friends. It's funny. It is like we are all just playing a big game of school.

Hoot! Hoot! I was an owl for Halloween this year. I didn't actually go out for Halloween. I started making this costume last month. It took forever but I love love love it. My mom made me put it on and drive around town showing my family and friends. I'm glad I didn't get pulled over. Next year, I hope to wear it to school. HaHa What do you think of the costume?