Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

It is Wednesday!!!!  Yeah!  That means that, yes, I am putting pictures of myself online.  I promise it is not because I am conceited...it is for accountability and great advice.  We are a group of bloggers who post pictures of outfits in order to keep us out of our pjs and yoga pants!  We link up with Lindsey and get GREAT ideas from each other.  Join us!



WARNING: I totally did a horrible job getting my shoes in the pictures.  So sorry. :)
Dress: Belk
Belt: from old, old pair of capris
Boots: Ariat (via Ebay, two years ago)
Rainbow rosette bracelet: Allora Handmade

 Shirt: LOFT
Jeans: Buckle
Shoes: Naturalizer (but they are super cool, I promise)--see picture 2 down for shoes!
Spirit Day with a shirt made by friend!  I call this my Friday feel-me-up shirt because the bling on the shirt, and the location of the bling made many, many people want to touch it!  :)
Shirt: Embellished Textiles
Jeans: Buckle
Shoes: flip flops!
(I took these pictures for my friend to show her I was wearing it...that is my explanation for the kinda creepy looking picture on the right)

This was an iffy outfit for me!  I took it off and put it back on no less than 3 times!
Tee: LOFT
Jacket: LOFT
Capris: Buckle
Shoes: Naturalizer
I was going for a look like the one below on the right.  Not sure I pulled it off...

Shirt: Anthropologie
Jeans: Buckle
Shoes: Ariat (via Ebay)
Scarf: local boutique

also linking up with transatlantic blonde:



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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

It is Wednesday!!!! Yeah! That means that, yes, I am putting pictures of myself online. I promise it is not because I am conceited...it is for accountability and great advice. We are a group of bloggers who post pictures of outfits in order to keep us out of our pjs and yoga pants! We link up with Lindsey and get GREAT ideas from each other. Join us!

This picture below is me after pulling an all-nighter.  I was not studying for an exam nor was I on a drinking binge---just hanging out waiting to see what the emergency room doctors were going to say was the reason why my husband woke up and couldn't breathe.  They said an asthma attack.  He does not have asthma. That, however, is a story for another post.  This was me on two travel mugs of coffee (before 6:30am) and no sleep.  I wore my glasses to attempt to hide my bloodshot eyes!
Shirt: Belk
Pants: LOFT
Scarf: boutique sale in town


Tank: GAP
Shirt: LOFT
Jeans: GAP
Shoes: ON flip flops


Constitution Day!!!  We got to wear jeans if we wore red, white and blue!
Shirt: TJ Maxx
Jeans: Buckle
Shoes: ON flip flops
Necklace: Allora Handmade--though it is hard to see



Tank: Target
Tunic: Anthropologie
Sweater: LOFT
Posie pins: The Pleated Poppy
Jeans: LOFT
Shoes: ON flip flops

Tonight as I am writing this, the temperature is dropping outside...it is supposed to get down to 49  and only supposed to be 71 as the high for Wednesday!  I hope I get to wear my long sleeves now!!!!  ( i know it is wishful thinking and that the cooler weather will last only about 18 hours, but a girl can dream, right?).

Y'all have a great day!  It is hair day for me.  I can't wait!!!!!


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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

It is Wednesday!!!! Yeah! That means that, yes, I am putting pictures of myself online. I promise it is not because I am conceited...it is for accountability and great advice. We are a group of bloggers who post pictures of outfits in order to keep us out of our pjs and yoga pants! We link up with Lindsey and get GREAT ideas from each other. Join us!

Now before I can get started, I have to give a shout out to my little brother...it is his 29th birthday!  Maybe he will mature by 30?  I made this video for him three years ago and since I can't find a copy of the picture of his head in a doctor's glove, I decided to put the whole thing on here again.  He was (and still is) such a goof ball that while waiting for his firstborn to be born, he entertained us by blowing up doctor's gloves with his nose, while the glove was on his head!  :)  30 may be a little ambitious in thinking he will mature!






All my pictures this week are either blurry (some so blurry I just erased them) or they are on the go with my school bag and purse on my shoulder.  It has been a crazy week and my pictures show it! 

Shirt: boutique at the beach
Jeans:Rock Revival
Shoes: Lindsay Phillips

Tank: Calvin Klein by way of Costco
Shirt: LOFT
Jeans: Buckle
Shoes: Lindsay Phillips---SO SAD!!!!  My shoes broke on this day...I almost cried. 
This was Girl's Day because Daddy and Will were in Columbia for the SC football game.  Caroline took my picture...
Teal Tank: LOFT
Black Tank:GAP
Jeans: Buckle (but different from above)

(please ignore the laundry basket behind me...at least it's clean and folded, right?)

Shirt: Belk
Skirt: Ann Taylor
Boots: Ariat

 My sweet kids on September 11th.  They were proud to be wearing red, white and blue (and those are cinnamon rolls Will is holding...just in case you were wondering).



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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Never Forget

Do you remember where you were?

 I do. I was teaching first grade. Someone came down the hall saying that a plane had flown into the Wall Trade Center in New York City. It was astonishing news and our principal would not let us turn on the TV in our rooms.  Someone came to let us know there had been another plane.  We talked in hushed voices so our children wouldn't hear.   But they knew something was up and they were getting antsy. 

It was time for recess and my kids were not aware of the devastation happening in NYC so I took them out. I was the only one on the playground--which should have struck me as odd, but it did not. I was watching my kids play and praying that the news I was getting bits and pieces of was not as bad as they were saying.

 It's about 9:45.  A teacher walks out to the playground shaking her head and says, "Did you hear that Pentagon was hit too?" I can't breathe normally. The Pentagon...that is the backyard of part of my childhood. I've been to the Pentagon. I drove by it countless times when I lived in Virginia. My parents live 25 minutes from there.  My parents.  A thought hits me.

My dad regularly visits the Pentagon for work.  Was he there today?  I had no idea.  I was in Georgia and never had my dad's daily schedule.  My knees kind of go weak and my mouth is suddenly so dry.  I tried to call my mom.  All circuits are busy.  Of course.  Everyone is trying to call their loved ones. 

I finally got through to my oldest sister who tells me that my dad is not at the Pentagon--in fact he is in London on business.  Never, ever have I been so relieved to have my father out of the country. 

I head back inside to news that one of the towers fell.  Breaking all school rules, I call my sister back to confirm since we still can't watch it on TV.  She said no.  I was relieved...bad school gossip.  Then right before I hang up, she sort of gasps.  I hold my breath.

"It fell, Paige.  It's gone.  It's just not there."

I was glued to my television that night watching replay after replay after replay.  I cried my eyes out watching the family members walk the streets holding pictures of their loved ones, asking if anyone had seen them.  I can still see, as clearly as if it happened just now, a young wife, long blond hair, well tailored navy blue suit, telling a reporter that she must have just missed the name of her husband on a list at a hospital.  She just knew he was OK.  I often wonder if he made it out.  Knowing in my heart that he did not.

Our country rallies together and we all seem so much more patriotic and loving toward our fellow man.  Soon I find my family touched by the tragic events that happened on September 11th as we send our soldier into battle in Iraq and then later into Afghanistan.  By God's grace he has returned home from his deployments with no physical scars.  I have no idea what he carries with him from his times in the Middle East, but I am so grateful he was willing to go.

He fights daily for my freedom to sit on this computer and type words that perhaps no one will read.  He fights daily for our right to say whatever we want to say.  He fights to ensure that we all can live freely in the land of the brave.

So, today, remember the more than 3,000 people who died on September 11, 2001 and let's show a little extra grace to our fellow man.  Remember the 6, 570 soldiers who have died since then,  fighting to ensure that we never have to suffer an attack or loss like that again. 

Be encouraging.  Be kind.  Be thankful that we can live freely but don't waste your freedom.  Use the memory of September 11th to help you live a life worthy of the more than 9,000 people lost from those horrible events.



And never forget.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

It is Wednesday!!!! Yeah! That means that, yes, I am putting pictures of myself online. I promise it is not because I am conceited...it is for accountability and great advice. We are a group of bloggers who post pictures of outfits in order to keep us out of our pjs and yoga pants! We link up with Lindsey and get GREAT ideas from each other. Join us!

This picture below is of my friend Julie and me before we headed out to the Big Hair Benefit.  It is a local event that raises money for The American Cancer Society and it is always a lot of fun.  You might remember that last year I was a model in this show...this year I got to just enjoy it...and only my bangs were big!!!  :)

I totally missed last week's post...I even got an email from my mom asking me if I was wearing the same thing for two weeks in a row!  HAHA!  She is so funny.  So I have many pictures to share this week.   And as a total sidebar conversation...looking at my hair in these pictures, I think I like it better curly, what do yall think?

Tank: Target
Shirt: Chicos 
Pants: LOFT
Shoes: Can't remember!

School Spirit Day--yeah.  (Not my favorite day)
Shirt: Made by a friend
Jeans: Buckle
Shoes: Clarks

Tank: LOFT
Tee: LOFT
Skirt: Coldwater Creek

Shirt: LOFT outlet
Sweater: LOFT
Pants: Coldwater Creek

Shirt: Belk
Pants: NY&Co
Shoes: ???

Tank: GAP
Shirt: Belk
Pants: NY&Co
Shoes: Clarks

Tank: GAP
Shirt: Anthropologie
Jeans: Buckle
Shoes: Old Navy
white speck on my forehead courtesy of the hotel mirror!

This was my Monday off outfit:
Tee: NY
&Co
Shorts: LOFT
Hair: Pinterest inspired. I braided two side pieces and used them as a "headband" of sorts ------------------->
 This outfit (and sorry for my typing all over the place...the computer is being wacky) is my "HOLY COW I HAVE CAR DUTY AND I SET MY ALARM FOR PM NOT AM AND I HAVE 15 MINUTES TO WALK OUT THE DOOR!!!"
Shirt and Sweater and Pants: LOFT
Shoes: Naturalizer
Hair: courtesy of dry shampoo and yesterdays styling!

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