Regular People Wear Their Clothes

...in which two teachers attempt to be fashionable while wearing the clothes that are in their closets

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Pretending it’s sweater weather

I got really excited today because it was a little bit overcast so that meant…drum roll please…time for the first handknit sweater of the season! I pulled out Faro because it has some holes in it so it’s both sweatery and breezy.

I’m loving this sweater right now and you’ll be seeing a lot more of it this fall and winter! I’m already planning how I’m going to layer it over some dresses…

Sweater: Handknit, ca. 2014 (Pattern: Faro)

Pants: Anthropologie, ca. 2014

Shoes: Softwalk, ca. 2014

Filed under handknits

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Gala Time

I attended a fundraising gala the other night—so exciting to have a reason to dress up!

The invitation said to wear blue, but I really didn’t want to buy a blue outfit that I’d probably never wear again, so I had to get creative. I was planning to wear a black jumpsuit that’s been languishing in my closet for a year, but I wasn’t happy with how it fit anymore. So, at the last minute, I ran out and found this gray one for just $40. I threw on a bunch of blue accessories, and voila! It’s hard to see from the picture, but I’m wearing blue earrings and a blue ring in addition to the blue bag and bracelet.

Thank goodness I didn’t spend much money on the outfit because the night turned unexpectedly expensive when the valet drove over something and one of my tires popped. Two new tires, here we come.

Jumpsuit: SiSi, via Collage Clothing Lounge, ca. 2014

Belt: Forever 21, thrifted, ca. 2013

Shoes: Payless, ca. 2014 (I got these with a gift card a few weeks ago)

Bag: ?? (got it at DSW), ca. 2011

Bracelet: Local artist, ca. 2006

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Think Pink

I got a lot of compliments on my look today, which is mostly because of the color. (I should have taken off the cardigan when we took pictures…sorry, it was cold!) As we know, little girls love them some pink. I have tried everything, but most of them cannot be convinced that yellow and orange are much better colors. Sigh.

Cardigan: J Crew outlet, ca. 2011

Dress: Banana Republic, resale, ca. 2014

Leggings: Target, ca. 2012

Shoes: Soft Walk, ca. 2014

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I didn’t wear any of this yesterday.

The take one, pass it on challenge was fun, but I’ll be honest—I’m glad it’s over. I definitely don’t mind repeating things from time to time, but having too many rules for my clothes starts to make me sad. (That’s why even though I’m obsessed with Un-fancy right now, I don’t think a capsule wardrobe would ever work for me.)

Here’s what does work for me: my hedgehog sweater and a ponte pencil skirt. I’ll probably wear at least one of these things again sometime soon, but then again, maybe I won’t. 

Hedgehog sweater: Anthropologie, ca. 2013

Skirt: Target, ca. 2014

Shoes: Corso Como, ca. 2011

Filed under skirts

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More Yellow

Maybe this challenge should have been called, “Wear Something Yellow, Pass It On.”

Today I’m repeating the sandals from Friday, which have now lived through their 10th summer. I love them, so let’s hope they make it through 2015 as well!

Cardigan: Loft, resale, ca. 2014

Dress: Anthropologie, ca. 2013

Shoes: Steve Madden, ca. 2005

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Don’t worry, I have been wearing clothes lately

And here’s the proof!

Last Monday

Jeans: Target

Cardigan: Gap

T-shirt: Loft

Sandals: Bass

Then on Tuesday, I kept the jeans…

Jeans: Target

T-shirt: Anthropologie

Cardigan: Target

Sandals: Minnetonka

I wore the same sandals on Wednesday…

Backpack: LeSportsac via. Rue la la

T-shirt: Gap

Pants: Gap Outlet

Sandals: Minnetonka

Earrings: Sounds of Silver

On Thursday, I wore the same backpack (kind of cheating since I didn’t wear it all day)…

Backpack: LeSportsac via. Rue la la

Boots: Jeffrey Campbell

Cardigan: Target

Dress: Uniqlo

Leggings: Forever 21

Then on Friday, I rewore the boots…

Boots: Jeffrey Campbell

Sweater: Old Navy

Jeans: Paige

Finally, today I kept the jeans and added my new sandals!

Sandals: Minnetonka

Jeans: Paige

T-shirt: Anthropologie

Cardigan: Target

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Green and khaki-ish

Did you notice how I arranged my pass-it-ons so that I would be wearing our school uniform colors on Friday? I’m pretty proud of myself.

I’ve been thinking about retiring these dot jeans because I’ve been leaning toward a plainer style lately, but I got so many compliments on them today that I guess I’ll keep them for a while.

Sweater: Banana Republic, ca. 2008

Jeans: Anthropologie, ca. 2013

Shoes: Steve Madden, ca. 2005

Filed under Uniform Friday

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Gray Jeans

These gray jeans have been a go-to lately, so it’s only fair that they get repeated as part of the take-one-pass-it-on challenge!

Jeans: Anthropologie, ca. 2014

Sweater: Banana Republic, ca. 2008

Shoes: Clarks, ca, 2014

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So, apparently I like yellow.

After I posted yesterday about how I never wear colors, I was scrolling through some old posts and realized that that’s not true. Apparently I wear yellow all the time. I also wear green a lot.  Maybe the strep throat affected my ability to perceive color? 

In other news, there has been a giant marker stain on the sleeve of this sweater for the past two days and nobody except me noticed. They also did not noticed that I wore the same bright yellow sweater two days in a row. Which makes me wonder, does anyone ever actually look at me? 

Cardigan: Target, ca. 2010

Shirt: Anthropologie, ca. 2009

Pants: Anthropologie, ca. 2014

Shoes: Softwalk, ca. 2014

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Brightening my day

Lately I seem to be gravitating toward neutrals…so I thought I’d mix it up with my bright yellow sweater. I plan to wear it again tomorrow! Hopefully it will brighten both my day and the day of those around me!

Cardigan: Target, ca. 2010

Dress: Maison Jules via Macy’s, ca. 2014

Shoes: Steve Madden, resale, ca. 2012