• Outfits

    When in California

    Hello all, It’s been ages, I know. The awkward thing is- I have no epic excuse for not blogging lately. I’m just a horrible couch potato, of the most unproductive varieties. So here we go. Recently, I had the privilege to go to California for a bit to drop off my little sister at college. Having never been out there, I had very mixed opinions already in place. The scenery was gorgeous. San Francisco and Pier 39 were beautiful, and there were mountains everywhere. I made a few observations while I was there which I would like to share with all of you fine individuals: No humidity works wonders for…

  • Outfits

    Teaching Outfits: August 27-31 (The Tripod Edition)

      It’s been a few weeks since I’ve shown a teaching outfit round-up, so here’s a quick look at what I wore to school last week! Shockingly, there’s only one blazer! Baby steps, you guys! I have a wide variety of photo quality for these pictures because I’ve been experimenting with a mini phone tripod (this one, if you’re curious). I know this should make things easier, but because I have no photography skills whatsoever, I’ve had the hardest time figuring out the right height and angle to set the tripod. I managed to get some decent photos, and a whole lot of rather terrifying pictures which shall be seen…

  • Planning

    Spring/Summer Wardrobe Holes: A Look Back

    Hello, lovely readers! It’s been a little while since our last post! To be completely honest, I haven’t gotten good outfit pictures in…well…since my last post. Gus and I have been doing some brainstorming for posts ideas that don’t necessarily need good outfit photos (since, in case you haven’t noticed, our photography is definitely our weak point), and so far, we have a lot of ideas, but not the time to post them. Someday, maybe our schedules will calm down again, but until then, we’ll just post when we can. We have been a lot more faithful over on our Instagram page, so feel free to follow us there for…

  • Outfits

    If the Trend Fits…

    Skirt: Ross, similar, CPW: $0.66* Blouse: Passed down from Gus, who bought it from Goodwill, originally Lauren Conrad for Kohls, similar, CPW: $0.00 Sandals: Target, similar, CPW: $0.75* *denotes items purchased before using Stylebook Total Cost Per Wear: $1.41 Hello everyone! Tonight, I wanted to share this simple outfit I wore for my niece and nephew’s birthday party down at my grandparents’ on Saturday! I have not posted this on Instagram yet, so if you follow us there, then I guess this post counts as spoilers! I am not sure if this breaks some sort of social media rule? But since Gus and I somehow had a plethora of outfits to post over…

  • Outfits

    Teaching Outfits: July 30-August 3, The Cameo Edition

    Good evening, dear readers! Tonight’s post is brought to you by a lot of sugar. You see, school started on Monday, and I’ve been a ball of nerves, panic, and utter exhaustion since then! I have switched classes this year, from high school to an elementary class, and with staying later at school and the cramming of learning a new curriculum, I have not had a lot of extra time or energy. I did manage to take a quick shot of my outfits before leaving for work each day, and because we have just gotten home from a birthday party at which I ate an embarrassing amount of cake, I’m…

  • Reviews,  Uncategorized

    All About Ducks

      Hello all, I know you all must have a lot of questions. What is she looking at? What kind of pose is that anyway? Where did they find ducks? Or rather, where did the ducks find them? I know, I know. I’ll get to all of that.  But first let me give you the back story. I have a wonderful friend who has excellent fashion tastes. She ordered this dress from Tamar Landau, a perfectly lovely brand. Please check it out at www.tamarlandau.com For some reason, she decided the pattern wasn’t something she wanted to try to carry off, even though I insisted she totally could. She bequeathed it…

  • Planning

    The 25 Essentials in My Modest Wardrobe

    Good morning, everyone! I am writing this while watching the British Open, so if my writing suddenly gets more posh and sophisticated, you know why. Side note: I have finally determined that, after football and basketball, golf is my favorite sport to watch. It’s so calm! So peaceful! So green! Nothing is more soothing than watching a leisurely bit of golf on a Sunday afternoon and then being  lulled to sleep by the calm, measured British accents of the commentators. Anyway, let’s talk about clothes. Today’s topic is essentials. I’m sure you’ve seen the lists on Pinterest: 15 Essentials Every French Woman Has in her Closet, 12 Essentials the Modern Audrey…

  • Uncategorized

    “It’s a Dud, I Guess”

    Hello all! First off, kudos to all of you who recognized that quote just now. For everyone else, please check out the original cartoon edition of “Charlotte’s Web”. It’s been giving children the wrong idea about spiders and bacon for many years now. I, for one, respected spiders for the longest time until I discovered that they don’t sing, much less make friends with other animals. Very disheartening. As Jo’s sister, one would think I would make better decisions than I do, especially those pertaining to fashion, but atlas- I’ve made some very foul fashion choices indeed. This whole post is about the duds that have made their way into…

  • Outfits

    Seam Ripper to the Rescue

    Skirt: Ross, similar, CPW: $0.85 Blouse: Thrifted/Ann Taylor, similar, CPW: $0.99 Shoes: Thrifted/Payless, similar, CPW: $1.00 Total Cost Per Wear: $2.84 This will be a quick post, I promise! A quick story, a note on summer outfits, and a quick bemoaning of my photo editing skills, and I’ll be done! First up, Story Time! I had been wanting some new summer blouses. You know the type: loose, light, flowy, possibly ruffled or embroidered. Unfortunately for me, I am a thrifting/clearance rack shopper, and the pretty summer blouses are rarely available during actual summer. I’m sure I’ll find them all in mid November, but for now, I’m trying to be content with what I…

  • Outfit Formulas,  Outfits

    One Outfit Formula: Five Variations on a Theme

      Good afternoon! It has been exactly a week since I posted last, and you might be thinking that, perhaps, I was extra busy, working longer hours, or frantically preparing for school. You would be giving me too much credit. No, my dear readers, I’m afraid the answer is something much more mundane, and to be honest, more embarrassing. The answer is inertia. In science, of course, I learned about inertia with the memorization and discussion of  Sir Isaac Newton’s (May he rest in peace!) 1st Law of Motion, which basically states: “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed…