Thursday, June 9, 2011

Awkward and Awesome Thursday: Ruffles and Sequins

Jacket: Piperlime (Trinity) / Top:  Charlotte Russe / Pants: AE clearance / Shoes: Elder Beerman clearance (Privo) / Necklace: Ruche / Earrings: Gabes (Monet) / Sunnies: Urban Outfitters clearance / Bracelet: Made by Yours Truly :)

Awkward / Maladroit:

- Spelling the flour like the flower when writing it on the board during a vocab exercise for baking in my ESL class. Then, having a student point out the mistake. While being observed by the principal. Whoops...sorry there, Mr. Principal. I promise I know English better than my second language learners.
- Being the new teacher in a high school and being asked for my hall pass while in the office or halls during my prep period. I guess it didn't help that I still dressed like a student at that point.
- The next year, being the new teacher in a junior high and having the same issue of being mistaken for a student. At first I found this ridiculous { junior high? Come on...} but soon learned that junior high kids can appear to be anywhere from 7 to 20. I kid not. This was the kick I needed to start dressing my age :)
- Having students guess your age. I got everything from 20 to 44. Seriously? They have no concept of age, clearly.
- While we're talking about age, at least my students' concept is better than our banker's. When we first moved here, I'd just gone for a run before meeting up with the Husband to open a bank account. The banker asked the Husband if he was wanting to open an account for "his daughter." Granted, I was in a ponytail and my chicken legs were on display, but come on!

Awesome / Génial:

- Sparkles. I'm in LOVE with this jacket! I just found it on Piperlime's sale section for $12, and they always have free shipping!
- Ruffles. With dots. Des jabots et des pois. Oh, je les adore *!
- Sparkles and ruffles and dots together! It's like fleece and flannel for the Husband. Only fashionable.
- I won Bunco. Again. My odds are now 60%. I don't know how this is happening.
- I'm on a winning streak. I just won this fabulous necklace from a giveaway at Meet Virginia Design, my very first blog giveaway win. AND last month, well, do you remember this little storyboard I created? It won. For reals. The lovely and talented Sarah from Edelweiss by Sarah chose my board and I won the Luther. I think the world must be making up for the 20-some odd years I went without winning a darn thing, save one measly Burrito at Qdoba, which was useless to me since I don't eat beef.
- My upcoming 30x30 with a special twist. You might even say a French twist. I'll divulge the details Saturday and post my 30 items!

*Des jabots et des pois. Oh, je les adore! = Ruffles and dots! Oh, how I love them!


Loretta Stevens said...

Love the sparkles and sunglasses! And I see blossoms--hopefully spring has arrived. Oh, and you should have acted as though you misspelled the word at school on purpose to see if the students were paying attention.

Artfully Awear said...

I love this outfit! Definitely falls under the "AWESOME" category. :)

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

Kids say the darndest things right? LOL Cute outfit!

Morgan said...

these are awesome! Love them!

Meet Virginia

danielle said...

love this outfit!

Cassi said...

Thanks, everyone! I'm so glad that sequins are back from the 80s, and that you all agree that they're fashionably back :)

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