Thursday, December 4, 2014

Me and my girl

A look back at some special moments late 2014, all with my girl!

Newport RI in November 2014

Kallet Theater, November 21, 2014

Colgate Ballet Company, Nutcracker December 2014, as a mouse!

May 2014, Colgate senior Torch Medal Award

This is for you, Lindsay

As all of my students know, I'm pretty passionate about teaching and biology and some of the others know that I'm also very excited about fashion and shopping for clothes. One of those students who never fails to make me feel special and enjoy the way I present myself through my fashion is Lindsay. She will see me and say, "I miss your blog plots" or "I love your outfit"  so this one is for you girl, thanks for the love, encouragement and support!

 Statement necklace: Stella and Dot on Striped shirt...a formula for me! Also my favorite Downing tote from J.Crew.

 A camel blazer, with a cool pinstriped lining over a black skirt, tights and Frye boots

But the best and finishing touch to this outfit is the blanket scarf. I picked up this super soft one at Forever21 for $12.

Wearing lately

Since I can't seem to put together a complete blog post highlighting an outfit here are some iphone shots of things I've been wearing lately!

Leather skirt, booties and stripes
Stripes and statement necklace
Patagonia vest and plaid shirt
Coated Denim Moto jacket and graphic Tee
Earnest Sewn Jeans, cool ripped knee and a gingham shirt with quilted jacket
All of these items were thrifted except the Coated Moto jacket from the LOFT!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A little party

It all started with me trying to get tickets for my husband to see his favorite band. The Marshall Tucker Band in November 2013. 
The story at MTB

Doug Gray and Marcus James Henderson of the Marshall Tucker band.

Now they are coming back to celebrate with amazing!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Beautiful Fall

We've been having the most amazing fall weather here in upstate New solidifies that this is my favorite time of year! Well, actually, I love every season.

I took a few quick outfit photos the other day and thought I would share.

On my truck...

Looking tough...or not!

Shirt, skirt: AnnTaylor LOFT (various years...)
Jacket: LOFT (2014 fall collection)
Necklace: thrifted
Shoes: Mossimo
Sunglasses: Nine West----gifted from the C.M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund 2014 Golf Tournament

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I want to be back blogging...

Thank you

Taken today in my office, LOOK at my hair!!!

There is a lot that I haven't shared here in a very long time...I was hoping to be back blogging full time this summer and I wasn't... and then my plans for a fall entry back into blogging have not really come together. All-in-all life is returning to normal, my hair is growing back...and I continue to wage battle with breast cancer. I'm finding a new normal and I have to accept where I am at. It is never easy and most days it all seems like a bad dream.

From the spring...

Thank you to so many of you for your continued words of encouragement and support, I need it!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

On Live TV!

I was featured as a model on a local talk show wearing an amazing outfit from Ann Taylor.
Live taping at studio for BridgeStreet

I'm embedding the link to the clip for all to watch! 

Update with a photo! Grace running and jumping up to me as I walked the runway!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

On the shores of the Salmon River

I was lucky enough to have my husband take these photos in his hometown of Pulaski,  NY. (Yeah, I where is that??) It is a small town situated in Northern New York off the shore of the Great lake, Ontario, where the Salmon river runs through. These pictures where taken in late November before the temperatures dropped and the lake effect hit. Now the town and river is blanketed in about a few feet of snow.

Remember I posted a picture of this skirt (on a J.Crew model) a couple of months ago well, I've gotten to wear it a bit and love it just as much.

I love this skirt!

I can't get away from wearing tights and boots all.the.time. And sometimes two pairs with the weather we have been having...

Skirt: J.Crew-thrifted
Jacket: Marc Jacobs via Marshalls
Shirt: Joe Fresh
Necklace: Ebay
Boots: TJ Maxx

Monday, March 3, 2014

A little award...and some random facts!

I was tagged by Amber of the Butterfly Effect to receive the blogger Leibster Award and as a little side bonus to post 11 random facts about myself and answer 11 questions she proposed. First, thank you Amber for my award here are my 11 random facts and the answers to her questions!

1. I love the number eleven.
2. My birthday is November 11th  {11-11}
3. My husbands birthday is August 3rd. {8+3=11}
4. So, we got married on the 11th of August. {8-11}
5. And to finish it off, my Dad's birthday is Sept 11th and my parents were married on April 11th.
6. I have lived my entire life in New York State: born here, raised here, went to college here and have settled into my career here!   I <3 NY!
7. I've been told many times over I have an accent.  This puzzles me (see #6) and it is usually pinpointed as a New Jersey or a Mid-West accent. My parents were both born and raised in NJ, so maybe...
8. I love vintage, I own a 1941 Chevy truck and I love driving it.
9. I studied caterpillars as my research dissertation.
10. I grew two inches after I graduated from high school-late bloomer!
11. I'm kinda of a science nerd that loves fashion, go figure.

Here are the 11 questions I will answer for Amber!

1. What is your favorite memory as a child?
Going to a parade with my grandparents, clowns, candy, fun!

2. Quick! Pick your favorite starburst flavor.

3.  You have fifteen dollars to spend only on you at Walmart/Target... what do you buy?
Costume Jewelry!!

5. E-reader or plain ol' book?
I thrift books if it is a title I want to read and I do have the complete anthology of F.Scott Fitzgerald downloaded on my ipad!

6. True or False: I make my bed every morning. 

7. If you could wake up and be in a different place for only 24 hours, where would you want to be?
Paris, France

8. You run into 7/11 for a quick treat on a road trip. What do you chose?
Snickers, it satisfies...

9. What was the last thing you said?
"Grace, it's time for bed!"

10. Which do you prefer...math class or English class?
Math for sure.

11. If you could only have two beauty products for the rest of your life, what would they be? 
Mascara and facial moisturizer.

So, there you have it. Sorry, Amber it took me so long and thanks for tagging me, it was fun!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

From a while back

So, I've been very absent from posting on my blog page. I miss it! You know, just life. Prioritizing and focusing. Here is an outfit from a while back.

Nothing out of the ordinary, statement necklaces, stripes, leopard, navy and boots. Just a few of my recent obsessions!

I found this like new Coach Station bag a few months ago at my local Clothes Mentor and just love that it is a USA made Coach and one of the legacy bags they have reintroduced. At $45 I thought it was a good investment.

Shirt: J.Crew-thrifted, Clothes Mentor
Pants: J.Crew
Necklace: Target 
Boots: Frye via Zappos
Watch: Michael Kors
Bag: Coach-thrifted, Clothes Mentor