Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Quick update

Hi all -

I haven't disappeared off the face of this earth, although it might so appear. My intentions were good: I still have an outfit shot from (sigh) twelve days ago to post. Winter vacation (and my maternity leave) began. I graded and wrote comments. I've gone Christmas shopping. My family's in town. My husband and I cooked. We packed a hospital bag. I'm past 37 weeks and now just waiting.

So there's been a lot of stuff going on and I haven't been reading blogs or commenting or commenting on my own or even looking at pretty pictures. But I'm around! It's just a little fetus/baby-crazy here and I need to sort of remind myself of my other interests soon...

Hope all of you are well and enjoying your winter holidays! I miss you, Style Nation!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

How I wore it: krazy klown

What up, everyone? I would do my weekly apology for not writing more often, but, let's face it, we're all over it. I have exactly one month before my due date. The fact that I'm actually wearing anything other than pajamas is a minor miracle with how motivated I feel.

Thank GOODNESS that it's the last week of classes before winter break (and before my three-month maternity leave! Thank the heavens for private school two-week-long vacations in winter and spring). The kids are not so much motivated and the teachers are desperately trying to keep it together by pretending that we're totally motivated. But there's a chance that I might have investigated whether or not my 'Finding Nemo' DVD can be played in Spanish (it can! That's two classes taken care of!)...

I've been repeating a hell of amount of outfits recently, but today I inadvertently came upon an outfit combination that I actually kind of like. I also combined colors like a boss. Or a crazy person. You decide:

For some reason, this magenta-striped t-shirt seemed to call for my purple cardigan. Which in turned cried out for my amazing technicolor dream scarf. Dudes. Colors AND patterns mixed in the same outfit? I'm like a real fashion blogger! 

(I looked for my multicolored headband, but I couldn't find it. That would've taken this outfit up to an eleven.)

Guys, it's getting to the final countdown (good luck getting that song out of your head now. Just think of Will Arnett and thank me later) and I'm totally ready for it. I feel as if every time I go to my OB/GYN I get something else I have to freak out about (that always turns out to be a false alarm). Thankfully, both the baby and I are totally healthy. But I'm tired, slow, sometimes swollen, and big. Real big. The scale is at a number that it has never been at before, ever. And I know it's so shallow to be concerned about my baby weight, but I'm keeping it real. My other concern is that I'll never get into shape again. I miss running so much, especially with this relatively mild winter, but I just can't imagine building that stamina again. (Again, I know that everything will be fine and these are pretty obnoxious first world problems. Again, trying to keep it honest.)

Also, on another frivolous note? I'm growing out the hair, as you know... any tips? I'm all fluffy and unkempt. Any cute hair accessories you could recommend, people who have grown out their hair? I clearly have become more shallow since 2007, when I last grew it out. I have headbands, clips, and grips. Let's do this.

Scarf: Urban Outfitters, remixed
Purple cardigan: gift from my mom, via Lord and Taylors, remixed
Striped tee: Old Navy Maternity, remixed
Corduroy pants: A Pea in the Pod, remixed
Grey booties (still hate that word): Aldo, remixed

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

How I wore it: For You Blue (and, um, some other colors)

Dudes, I did not mean to drop off the face of the earth. You know how it is, though, right? You come home all tired and you maybe take a picture and you promise to put it into your computer, but then you have to do some corrections and then "30 Rock" reruns are on Comedy Central and next thing you know, you're falling into bed.


So that's what's been going on with me...

So on Tuesday of last week, it was November 29th. 2011. Does anyone know why that date might be important to me?


If you guessed that it's because it was the 10th anniversary of George Harrison's death, you got it. I've gone into my all-encompassing love of the Beatles, especially George, before, so I won't go into it. I just wanted to look pretty for it, so I wore a couple of new (and new-to-me) things for it:

Note: I do have a head. I just cut it off, because ... no.

The dress is a hand-me-down from my sister-in-law. And the necklace is the new Tiffany necklace that my parents bought me for completing my Ph.D. As you can see by the sad bandage on my left arm, I went to the doctor that day and EVERYONE mentioned my necklace. And one nurse complimented my boots. I felt like a badass pregnant lady, let me tell you. 

Isn't the maternity dress cute? I thought George would appreciate the paisley patterns. Since I wanted to wear my new necklace, I had all that figured out, but not the earrings. Until I had a "Eureka!" moment:

I know, right? So proud of myself.

Anyway, November came and went, and then December appeared. Here's what I wore yesterday:

Note: I'm not doing goofy "model-posing:" I was straightening out my hair issues. Oh, well.

That dress, which you've seen before, is becoming obscenely short (and let me not get into my issues with SHORT maternity dresses. The hell?!), so I wore it over leggings so that I wouldn't feel weird. I was hoping that my leggings and black socks would incorporate with each other better so that I'd have more of an "opaque tights" look (without actually wearing tights), but you can totally tell. Oh, well. I don't think black and bright red particularly go with this dress, but I still felt kind of cute. Until my husband told me that I reminded him of Minnie Mouse. Oh, well. I did get complimented in the bodega next door to my house (where I was making a totally necessary Cheetos run), so take THAT, husband. No one else made a comparison with Minnie! Whatever, she was a babe.

So, yeah. That's what's been going on. As my wardrobe becomes more and more constricted and I get more and more tired, I can't promise that I'll continue to be fashion-blogging with passion, but I'll keep trying, as much as I can. I've missed you, Style Nation. I apologize for not visiting blogs, leaving comments, or responding to my own comments. I'm still here! Just lazy.

Tuesday, November 29th:
Patterned dress: Motherhood Maternity, handed down by sister-in-law
Boots: Steve Madden, remixed
Necklace: Tiffany
Earrings: Chico's, remixed

Monday, December 5th:
Printed dress: A Pea in the Pod, remixed
Black leggings: Old Navy Maternity, remixed (?)
Red shoes: CL by Laundry, by way of DSW, remixed