Friday, December 30, 2011

Blogging Can Be Anything!

I have started and stopped this blog many times within the past few years. I was just about to be done with the blogging world. Between my new job and coaching, I never seemed to have time to update nor did I think people were actually reading this. However, yesterday, I hung out with my college roommates and Kim encouraged me to try the blogging thing again. I told her that I didn't always have time to take outfit pictures or sit and write a blog. Her response was "so don't do outfit pics. A blog is what you make it. It can be anything!"

And with those simple words, I'm off and blogging again. I've decided that this blog will be my journey through young I hopefully move out of my parents house and become a "real adult." As I am not on facebook (to much dismay of my friends), you can find my updates here.


And thanks Kim for the encouragement.

Monday, March 28, 2011

It's a Great Time to be a Husky!

I love March Madness. I have always loved college basketball way more than NBA basketball. I went to UConn, in part because I wanted to be part of the Husky experience. I love choosing my teams carefully when the brackets come out. In the beginning of the tournament, I always choose some upsets. Always rooting for my Huskies.

Sidenote--The year before I went there they were men's and women's national champions. The fours years I spent at UConn... NOTHING! Ed Nelson made a rap song about a pick-up truck. Oh and UConn lost to an 11 seed, George Mason.

However, I still love them. (I love them so much that I have a UConn tattoo) I am super looking forward to watching the Final Four this weekend. UConn is playing Kentucky Saturday night. Let's go Huskies!!! 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Back for Spring

Sorry it's been so long since my last post. I was in a slump. I contemplated stopping the blog altogether. Taking pictures of my outfits sometimes seems silly. But I figured that it gives me an outlet to have some fun and I generally enjoy blogging. I have realized that my blog may be different than other bloggers and that's ok. It's mine. And I'll make it work.

Enjoy a recent outfit pic.

It's good to be back.

Let's go Huskies!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Hey friends, I told you yesterday that I didn't really take any outfit pictures this week. However, I wanted to wear this twirly skirt, you know, because I was in the mood. I felt like a ballerina all day. Unfortunately, the only picture I have of me wearing it is while I'm holding a huge Bess Beetle.  We received these the other day for science. As gross as they look, they are actually pretty cool and BIG!

In retrospect, I think this outfit looks too costumey, but whatever. Next time. I've been having a lot of those moments this week. As in "next time" I will do this to make it better.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Spring Colors

Hey friends, sorry for the delay in posting. This week came and went in a blink of an eye. School was hectic and my after-school life was hectic this week too. Here is an outfit post from Monday, my first day back from February vacation.

Here are things I have realized this week:

  1. I am an awful remix-er. And not awful in the fact that I don't remix well. (That's debatable). But the fact that I am awful at following the rules. I did better at this remix than the last one. This might have been my last official remix. I just want to wear other clothes too. 
  2. I am trying to make a more concious effort to wear heels more often. I love the way they make me look and feel, its just not always the most practical when I am on my feel all day. 
  3. I work with an amazing team of teachers and I am thankful for them. They have made this year survivable. (I'm not so sure that is a word, oops). 
  4. I love this shirt in the picture with the cardigan but I am not crazy about the skirt. I think I need a darker color to make that peach-y color pop. Next time. 
  5. My best friend Trisha and I finally settled on a weekly trivia spot. It combines my favorite things: microbrewies, trivia, fun bartenders, and friends. I am so happy that I started playing trivia again. Hopefully I can work my way onto Jeopardy. 
Ps-I am back on Twitter. You can follow me at petitelymoe . I am trying to figure out how to put a thing on my blog so you can just click, follow me. 

Shirt: LOFT
Cardigan: LOFT 
Skirt: Ann Taylor 
Shoes: DSW 
Tights: ??

Friday, February 25, 2011

Art of the Americas

Yesterday, my mom and I spent the day at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. We checked out the new Art of the Americas wing. My mom is an art teacher and I'm an art enthusiast. It took us all day just to check out this new section. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought. When I lived in Spain, I fell in love with Spanish artists. Since then, I haven't had the same love for the American artists that I had once. We made our way from 600BC to the 1970s. It was a great journey.

When we arrived home, I was surprised to find a hand written letter waiting for me. Such a fun surprise! It was from one of my sorority sisters. It made me so excited that she, too, had monogrammed notecards... and that she used them!! Thanks for the welcomed surprise. I loved it.

Do you still send hand written letters in the mail? Or are you a product of this age of technology?

Dress: Old Navy
Shirt: LOFT 
Cardigan: Old Navy
Tights: ???
Boots: DSW 
Belt: Thrifted

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Loving My Curly Locks

I don't know how you straight hair-ed mama cats do it! I straightened my hair the other day. I never realized how much you have to worry about. I had to brush it a million times and it was constantly tangly. And then the static! Ah! The static was the worst! I usually don't straighten my hair (because I think I look like an alien) but the other day my hair was soooo poufy, that it was the only solution I had.

Today I am thanking God for my curly locks. I just throw some spray in there when it's wet, scrunch it up, and diffuse it. I rarely brush it and there is no static. I always thought I wanted straight hair. In college I would often straighten it before I went out. By the time graduation rolled around, I had learned to embrace it. I just need to learn to take it because it can take on a life of its own. My motto, shake what ya got!

Shirt: Victoria's Secret
Jeans: LOFT 
Shoes: DSW 
Necklace: LOFT

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Can You Name All the Presidents??

As many of you know, I am on February vacation. Let me tell you, it is wicked tempting to stay in my pajamas all day. That's pretty much what I did on Sunday. But yesterday I got dressed just for you, readers. I figured I needed to show you that I can dress myself even on days when no one sees me.

I am running out of ideas for 30 for 30. I want to wear my other clothes. They look so sad in my closet. I can even hear them saying, "Maureen, wear me! wear me! You're wearing those clothes again!" But I am sticking this 30 for 30 out. (Since it is February, it should be 28 for 28, but whateve). I'm done with the no shopping ban, since I will be giving up shopping for Lent which is one week away. 

Did other, non-teachers have yesterday off? How was your President's Day? Omg, total side note, but I heard Elisabeth Hasselback and her family actually celebrate President's Day by singing the national anthem and dressing in red, white and blue. How funny is that?! I can totally see myself doing something similar with my future family. I love being patriotic. 

Shirt: LOFT 
Cardigan: Old Navy
Jeans: LOFT 
Shoes: DSW 
Belt: ??

Also, enjoy this to catch up on your Presidents trivia. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Today I decided to post about something real. Not that my daily outfits are not real, but you know.

As many of you know, I teach in a city in Massachusetts that is a high poverty area. Ninety-eight percent of our students receive free and reduced lunch. Our funds are limited as far as supplies and essentials go. More and more of us are paying for essentials such as paper and pencils out of our own pocket. Recently, I discovered It is a website that allows teachers to post projects that they need funded. The donors choose specific classrooms that they want to be funded. The donation is tax deductable. As a thank-you, the donor receives thank you letters from the students and teacher as well as pictures of the students using the product that you funded.

After reading all of that, if you are interested in learning more about my project (or donating to my classroom), click here.

If my project is already completely funded, here is one of my fellow third grade team mates.

Thank you in advance.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Double Up, Double Up

Last night was the first night in a while that I have gone out on the town. The wind was howling and the spring-like temperatures were gone, but that didn't stop my friend and I from having a good time. To combat the windy weather, I decided to double up on tights. I wore my magenta tights with black, lacy ones over them. I don't think the black lacy tights added any warmth but they sure added to my style. I also was able to wear my big obnoxious cocktail ring that I bought a few months ago. I have this new obbsession with cocktail rings and yet i never seem to wear them. For real, I have a drawer full of them. Hmm, maybe I should try to incorporate them more. I'll add that to one of my outfit goals. Ok, enough rambling. 

Dress: LOFT 
Tights: Hue
Tights: Old Navy
Boots: DSW 
Ring: Lia Sophia
Earings: Lia Sophia

Close Up! 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Casual-ish Friday

It's finally vacation! This morning when I woke up, I was extra lethargic. I usually try to plan my outfits while I lay in bed in the morning but this morning I was stuck. I couldn't think of outfits, accessories, anything. Hmp! I decided to dress as casual as I could be without getting in trouble. (However, I think the day before vacation, teacher dress code is the last thing on administration's mind).

I grabbed clothes, basically in the dark. Its a miracle that they go together. I decided since I was going with casual clothes, I'd spice it up with some heels. It was also a miracle that I made it through the day still standing. This week has just been one of those weeks that drag on and on. But enough complaining. I'M ON VACATION! Woo hoo! I nice week of relaxing and hopefully some skiing.

Anyone else on vacation next week? (I'm currently looking for people to hang out with next week. hehe)

Shirt: LOFT 
Cardigan: JCrew 
Skirt: LOFT 
Tights: ???
Shoes: DSW 
Necklace: F21

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Shirt Dress

It was spring-like for Massachusetts today. It was finally in the 50s. Talk about a heat wave. Well my mind was in a spring. (Especially since all Red Sox players report to spring training today). I wore some light colors buttt it was still too cold to go barelegged like Kendi. A girl can dream, can she?

Here is another example of me wearing leggings as tights. Whenever I wear this dress, I always think that it is too short to wear to work so I wore leggings just to be safe. No one commented negatively about my outfit. (Probably because they were more concerned with the happenings in my classroom today). I wore flats today just to show everyone that its getting warm out today. Woo hoo.

One more day until February vacation.

How was your Thursday? Are you excited for the weekend?

Dress: H&M 
Tank: LOFT 
Leggings: Vera Wang for Kohls 
Shoes: DSW 
Belt: thrifted (from Rayna) 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mixed Metals Valentine's Day

I am playing catch-up all week. Hence the reason why I am finally getting around to posting my Valentine's Day outfit. This is what I wore to school to teach my lovies (filled with lots and lots of sugar). I don't like wearing red because I am a redhead. I opted for mixed metals. If I were to wear this outfit again, I would add a chunky necklace and tone down the tights. Looking at the pictures, my legs look extra shiny. It almost looks costume-y instead of teacher chic. Oh well. I was excited to wear my chambray shirt again.

I did not have a Valentine this year but I was not anti-Valentine's Day like some single ladies. I spent the night with my girlfriends. We had sushi and play trivia at a local bar. It was great. I loved it but I was exhausted all day the next day! So much for going out on a school night, huh?

I know this a few days late, but how was your Valentine's Day? Did you spend it with someone special? Or did you have a fun night out with girls?

Shirt: JCrew
Skirt: JCrew
Tights: Old Navy
Shoes: DSW 
Headbands: F21

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Casual Saturday

Hey Friends, I knowI haven't blogged in a few days. This was my first full week of a school in about 6 weeks and it really wore me out. (I can already hear the moans and groans of all you non-teachers out there). But, none the less, I am back.

Yesterday, I wore this while running a million and one errands. Turns out one of my errands was a jackpot in hiding. Let me tell you the story. My bank was just bought out my a larger bank so naturally there are a million and one issues. I went down to try and have them solve my problems. While solving my banking dilemmas, the teller discovered a long lost savings account in my name that money in it!! I can't even describe the feeling. I image this is what winning the lottery is like. Since this money was a new discovery, I decided to to buy XBox 360 Kinect. (Such a great decision!)

Also, I have to admit, I did some shopping at the LOFT. Everything was on sale and I had a gift card. I rationed it out in my head by saying that if I give up shopping for Lent (which I plan on doing) that would mean 3 months without shopping. So I justified it by reminding myself that I am giving up shopping for Lent. I am still sticking to the remix. I hope you don't mind!

Sidenote--I have a lot of hemming to do over February vacation in a week!

Shirt: LOFT
Cardigan: Thrifted 
Jeans: LOFT 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Colored Tights and Dresses

Colored tights and dresses seem to be my winter wardrobe staple.

I'm finally getting the hang of this whole remix thing. I think I am much better remixing my winter clothes than I was with my fall clothes. I feel like in the winter I can add so many accessories to my wardrobe than in the fall. I guess that is because I am not a big jewelry person. In the winter, I add colored tights and cardigans and interesting boots. Maybe that is the benefit of growing up in New England, the ability to spruce up a winter wardrobe. Colored tights are my favorite accessory. It keeps things interesting especially since I hate wearing pants.

Dress: Old Navy
Cardigan: ??? 
Tights: Old Navy
Boots: DSW 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Spring is in the Air

The title of my post is a lie. Spring is not in the air, however, I really want it to be spring. It's actually quite frigid in these neck of the woods. I don't hate the snow or the cold weather.

Today when I was getting dressed, I thought this skirt was too short to wear to work to teach third graders. Instead of just trying to find another outfit, I opted to wear leggings underneath the skirt. I did not put the leggings in my remix. But I figured since I wore them as tights and not as pants, that they didn't count toward my remix clothes.

Sidenote--As I write this, I realize that all my pieces for my outfit are from the LOFT. Oops. I usually like to mix it up a little more.

Shirt: LOFT 
Cardigan: LOFT 
Skirt: LOFT 
Leggings: Vera Wang for Kohl's 
Boots: Sporto

Monday, February 7, 2011

Mixing Prints

Today I tried to mix prints. I have been apprehenisive about this for a while however, today I took the plunge. I think it turned out well. What are your thoughts? 

Shirt: LOFT
Cardigan: LOFT 
Skirt: LOFT  
Tights: ???? 
Shoes: DSW

I don't have much to say today. My brain is fried. Sorry for the short post.


I have officially finished the Hunger Games triology by Suzanne Collins. I can say, I am in LOVE. I would read them over and over. I am one to easily catch on to teen book series. I was into Harry Potter, Twilight, Life as We Knew It. The Hunger Games blew me away. At first, I thought I wouldn't like it all but I had nothing else to read and it seemed like everyone was reading. To be honest, I wanted to jump on the bandwagon. Well, I'm glad that I did. I'm glad it finally as a strong female character!!  Katniss could kick Bella's ass any day. So if you haven't done so already, begin reading the Hunger Games. (Preferably before it becomes a movie in 2012 because we all know the books are a million times better).

I am now on the look out for mockingjay/hunger games inspired jewelry. Have you seen any?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Ready for Football?

Today is Super Bowl Sunday. Since my beloved Patriots are not playing in the Super Bowl, I'm more excited about Glee afterwards. I am not doing anything wild and crazy. My father is making delicious wings which is something to be pumped about.

I wore this while running errands and getting ready for my week ahead. It is number 5 in my 30 for 30 remixing. Yesterday I went skiing, so I didn't wear any of my remix-ed clothes. I am crossing my fingers and hoping that we finally have a full week. Also notice that the picture are taken outside! Yay! It was 35 degrees out today but it felt like a heat wave.

Shirt: LOFT 
Cardigan: JCrew
Jeans: Express
Boots: H&M

What are you doing for the Super Bowl? Are you cooking anything good?

Movie Date

As many of you know, I hate movies. Actually, I loathe movies. However, I do love Vince Vaughn. My infatuation with him trumps my hatred for movies. Luckily, my best friend, Trisha, also loves VV too. We went out a little date the other night. This is what I wore. Trisha said I looked like I was from Grease when Sandy is with that ding dong instead of Danny at the diner. You know what I'm talking about? I was fine with being the ding dong.

PS--Sorry the quality of the pictures are kinda crappy lately. I'm working on it.

Turtleneck: Victoria's Secret
Sweater: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: Express
Boots: Ralph Lauren

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Paint It Black

Last night, I barely got two hours of sleep. I had to drag myself out of bed. Since I was exhausted, I didn't want to really think about getting dressed. I chose to wear a comfy black sweater dress. My attempt to spice it up with the green tights made my legs look like Kermit the Frog. Oh well. I made it through the day without going crazy.

Dress: LOFT 
Tights: Gap
Boots: Ralph Lauren