Monday, April 23, 2012


It's a crazy busy time in the life of a person involved in teaching at a college or university. My students are stressed and overworked; I can't see my desk for all the piles of papers that need to be graded. But, I want pictures!!

And getting outfit pictures are low on the list of priorities, so sad because I have put together some great outfits recently, highlighting a thrift or two. This set of outfit photos I did mostly myself, out of utility. I had to bribe my daughter for this one. She took it, handed me the camera and said " I'm too little to take fashion blog pictures". Well, okay then, I'll do some myself!

I love these pink (rosebud) cords from J.Crew they are comfortable and can be  easily dressed up or down giving off a mostly casual vibe. When I woke this morning to a couple of inches of snow, I thought these are the perfect piece to keep me warm and keep me from going crazy trying to deal with the weather. This outfit has only thrifted jewelry. All others I purchased in a store  

I think these two gold tone necklaces look great together and the gingham camp shirt and utility jacket keeps them from looking too over the top. Not that I would care, I just really like the element they add to the outfit. They are nice necklaces, I think I thrifted each for about $3.  One doesn't have any markings but the double link one has a tag Erwin Pearl. I did some research and come to find out it is a US jewelry manufacturer that has been around since the 1950's. They do fine jewelry as well as costume. This is clearly costume but, I could tell it was well made. A quick look online and I found it here

Shirt: Mossimo-Target
Jacket: AE-TJ Maxx (old)
Cords: J.Crew
Necklaces: Thrifted
Booties: Payless

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  1. Love the cords. I can't believe you still have snow!-Amanda

  2. I'm sorry you are so busy busy with work! But this outfit is gorgeous though. The cords are fantastic, and I love how you paired it with the checkered top and blazer. You have such a good eye for style!

  3. It's hard to find good help isn't it. Good luck with the sprint to the end of the year. Thanks so much for sharing on Monday Mingle.