Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday Blues, Student Dinner, and a Weekend OOTD

Monday, Monday, Monday.  Oh how I despise you.  But, since I didn’t have to teach at 9:00 am this morning, I guess I will forgive you.  This weekend came and went entirely too quickly, and though I got some work done, I have a feeling I’m going to be kicking myself later in the week for not being more productive (particularly on my take home exam that is due Friday and is still not started.  Ugh.)  You already heard about our fun date night on Friday, so Saturday and Sunday were filled with errands and doing stuff around the house that we’ve been avoiding a couple weekends in a row.  Then last night, I joined a group of my student mentors at our last community dinner of the semester.  I have been at my job for four years now, and I have to say, this group of students is like no other.  They are energetic, wise, fun, and kind, and I learn something from them every single day.  I really do have the best job in the whole world :)

IMG_0925 Love, love, love these people.  Working with college students is so fun, and I am so lucky!

IMG_0926-1 Never a dull moment :)

IMG_0914 This is the fabulous student that I supervise.  She rocks and has somehow managed to put up with me for a year.  Love you K-vel!

IMG_0919My INSANELY fabulous boss is on the left.  Saying goodbye to her will be one of the hardest goodbyes I’ll have to make when we move to Chicago.  I am seriously attached to her (and have her to thank for these awesome pics.)  If I didn’t like her so much, I might have to steal her camera :)

DSCN2313My outfit of the day was actually inspired by this picture I’ve had on my inspiration board for a few months.  (Do you have an inspiration board or am I the only fashion picture hoarder?  I’ll have to show you my inspiration board at some point, it was an easy DIY project that has been super useful for me and my wardrobe.)  But back to my OOTD inspiration…I love how the heaviness of the skirt was made fresh for spring, and as always, I am loving the layered bauble look.  I’m from Texas, the land of big hair and big diamonds, so I am all about lots and lots of jewelry.  Here’s a breakdown of the look…

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Skirt: The Limited

Button Up: Eddie Bauer

Shoes: BCBG

Necklaces: 4 in total (Like I said, I’m a big jewelry layerer.)  The gold and cream ones are thrifted, and I stole the green one from my mom’s closet :)

Bracelets: vintage {it was my great aunt Bunny’s}; Banana Republic

Earrings: Kohl’s

Clutch: vintage

This skirt was actually a score from a Thanksgiving shopping trip with my mother in law who temporarily lost her mind while shopping on Black Friday.  She was literally grabbing everything in the store for me, and though I tried to refuse, she insisted that she wanted to get  me something.  I later walked out with two giant shopping bags stuffed to the max.  (Thank you, Jamie!)  This skirt was the one thing I hadn’t worn yet, and all but sworn it away till next fall because I thought it was too heavy for spring.  Glad I didn’t!  About the shirt, I know Eddie Bauer is super random, and what’s even more random is that I’ve had it since high school!  Kind of disturbing to admit that lol.  I worked as a hostess at a Mexican steakhouse where we had to dress like cowgirls, so my mom bought me 940 of these white button ups at Eddie Bauer (her personal shopping mecca.)  For some odd reason, this lone button up has lingered, and I’m glad it has.  It’s a great basic for this rich and patterned skirt.

The rest of the week is pretty crazy for me, but tomorrow is all about Matt as he is defending his dissertation!  This is such a big deal, and I’m SO proud of him.  The actual defense is at 1:00, and we have celebrations planned for the rest of the day and evening.  Matt is stressed about his defense; I’m stressed about the celebration details.  Hmm, what’s wrong with that picture?  Looks like somebody needs to get a grip and it isn’t Matt :)

What about you?  How was your weekend?  What exciting things do you have going on this week?

15 comments:

Pink Champagne said...

Loving those layered necklaces! You look lovely!

amy kelinda said...

Your students are so lovely, look at those huge, bright smiles! I love it! And you are cute as a button! I cannot believe that skirt is from The Limited. Looking at it, I could've sworn that it was J.Crew! This means that I need to revisit The Limited now, teehehe!

amy kelinda said...

Oh yeah, I also forgot to mention that I want to see your inspiration board DIY!!! I have an inspiration journal, so I paste a lot of my favorite things inside a notebook, haha...

Natalie said...

I love the whole look- especially the layered necklaces.

And I totally know how you feel about procrastinating on take homes- mine is sitting next to me in the bright green (how festive of my law school, right?) envelope it came in and I'm doing anything and everything but working on it.

littledaisymay said...

Love your outfit! Very cute :)

Dave and Jenny McIntosh said...

Thanks for the shout out on the blog. It is good that my pictures are getting posted somewhere since I never update my blog. As for saying good bye...let's not talk about that. Maybe if we don't it won't really happen??

Amanda said...

I love your outfit...I can't believe the skirt is from The Limited! It looks like you had a great dinner last night, and your students look like they would be so much fun to work with.

Lindsay said...

Allison you are so gorgeous!! I love love looooooove your outfit and I want to steal it. The necklaces are fabulous, and I love that skirt! Love! Okay, I'll stop now.

Also, how do you curl your hair? Everytime I try to do mine it never comes out like that, and the way yours is in those pictures is my goal!

Kinsey Michaels said...

You look so pretty Allison! Love the classy look of your outfit with the layered necklaces.

Beatriz said...

Allison! You look so freaking gorgeous! Enough already! haha! This outfit is perfection. I Love that you have an inspiration board. I'm too much of a clutter freak to have one, but I have our dream house furnished in its entirety in magazine clippings in a special folder. Freak much??

B.

Ashley Stone said...

what fun pics! and your outfit is adorable!

Sara said...

Hi Allison! It's Sara....Anthony's sister. Josh told me that you had a blog, so I had to come check it out. Hope you guys are doing well. Love the outfit in these pics!

kristin said...

Way to bust out the LaHa shirt :)

Valerie said...

You look amazing in this outfit. I absolutely love the layered necklaces. Great outfit!

xo
Valerie

alliecakes said...

I just found your blog and I am loving it! Your style is so freakin cute! :)