Skip to main content

What I've Been Wearing

I think I've mentioned before that this skirt is an old one. I'm not sure exactly how long I've had it, but it was pre-babies so at least six years. In all that time my affection for it has never wained. So far it's held up shocking well. I don't know what I'll do if it every starts to show signs of wear - I'm certain there will be mourning. 

shirt: old navy, skirt: gap/old, shoes: target

My sister-in-law, Heather, did my hair for me the day I wore this outfit. I've been practicing but I always feel like my braids look a bit funny. Too bad three hours is a bit far to drive for hairdos. 

shirt: anthropologie, shorts: thrift/diy, shoes: restricted

This "skirt" is actually a dress. I was planning on wearing it as such when I tried it on and noticed the top is now a bit too big - why is that our bodies always seem to loose weight in the wrong places! 

I've worn shirts both over and under this dress but this time I decided to try something different and ended up folding the bodice of the dress into the skirt portion. It worked super well. Because the the bodice was folded down I didn't have to worry about any weird lines showing through my shirt and the belt helped keep everything securely in place. 

shirt: target, dress worn as a skirt: francesca's/gift, shoes: payless, belt: banana republic

Want more? Check out these link parties to see lots of other ladies having fun with their clothes: Watch What I'm WearingSunday Style,  Monday MingleStyle Sessions, What I Wore Wednesday, and Dress for the Day. 


  1. Love every outfit!! Found you at Watch Out For The Woestmans.

  2. Great outfits! Love your blue and white skirt.

    Have a great week!


  3. That blue and white striped skirt is so adorable!

    Tiffany Ima
    <a href="<Style Honestly</a>

  4. Love all the girly skirts! So pretty.

  5. Loving that skirt on the third outfit! So cute :)

    By the way, I've updated my blog with a new post. I'd love for you to swing by :)

  6. Loving all of these outfits!

    Thank you for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx


Post a Comment

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment - you make me smile :)

Popular posts from this blog

Preschool Syllabus: Dr. Seuss

Normally I'd do a Dr. Seuss unit in March around his birthday. We had to do one now though because on Saturday Big Buddy and I going on a date to a Dr. Seuss exhibit. The exhibit is only at the museum until January and I'm afraid if we don't go now we might not get the chance.

We are of course reading lots of Dr. Seuss's books. A great advatage to studying Dr. Seuss in November rather than March is that all his books were available at the library. I also found a great children's biography which is perfect for preschoolers.

 We've read it a couple times and Big Buddy loves reciting all the facts he's learned


LEARNING "TRAYS" -I rotate these, setting out about four a day from which the boy's can choose.

Paint Chip Word Families

We haven't been doing a ton of school work this summer but we have tried to fit in a little reading practice everyday. We are currently working our way through Bob Books and The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading - I  highly recommend both. I saw this idea for paint chip word families on Pinterest several months ago and knew it would be one we'd have to try. I changed it up a little bit so that the the strips pulled through the word family cards.  

My supplies: large white paint chips, various colors of paint chips, sharpie, scissors, and an x-acto knife
 Step 1: Because my colored paint chips were so wide I folded and cut them in half.

Step 2: In the center of the white paint-chip, use the x-acto knife to cut two openings, at the top and bottom of the white square, the width of the color strip. 

Step 3: Use the sharpie to write letters on paint chips (a list of word families can be found here
Step 4: Pull strip through word family card 

 Step 5: Have fun readi…

Preschool Syllabus: Farms

We started a new homeschool unit this week: farms. With all our harvest activities it seemed like a natural choice.  This last weekend we attended a neighboring town's scarecrow festival and we plan to go to a pumpkin farm with a barnyard petting zoo in the next couple weeks. We will focus on this unit for the rest of October.

During our rug times the boys and I will be singing a lot of farm related songs (Counting Coconuts has complied a great list) and make our way through the mass of books I checked out from the library.  I won't overwhelm you with a picture of them all but I will recommend a couple. For fiction Click Clack Moo: Cows That Typeby Doreen Cronin and Gossie by Olivier Dunrea.  Both of these books have a nice rhythm, great pictures, and sweet humor. We actually own them and several others by these authors - they are some of the most read books in our collection.  For nonfiction, 21st Century Junior Library, has published several great farm-themed books.

Writing …