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cold and awkward

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Yep, that definitely sums up my life – cold and awkward.

These photos were taken a few weeks ago in Salem during an outing with Sara and Cody. We love those guys so much, so it’s always a blast when we get together.  The plan was to hit up an exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum, then visit one of our favorite clothing shops, Modern Millie.

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Sara was kind enough to take some photos of me, but I will admit to being the worst model!  Once the coat came off, I couldn’t stop shivering (and complaining, lol).  My nose got red, my eyes were watery, and I was getting self-conscious as people were walking by.  Augh.

Luckily (and likely because she is a good photographer/pose coach), we managed to get a few good ones.SARA5397-smallSARA5441-sma

This dress was actually a birthday gift from Sara, and my second Bernie Dexter! This style is the Rachel, and although the same size as my Kelly (XS), this one fits a lot smaller – which is good since my Kelly is a bit big. Ideally though, I think I would want one right in between the two.  More fitted than the Kelly, with a bit more breathing room than the Rachel (ha!). Funny that the sizes vary so much within the same brand!

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We had a great time at the museum.  I had been dying to see an exhibit titled, “It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection.”

Kirk Hammett?! I have been a HUGE Metallica fan since elementary school (my first two live shows were Metallica, who I saw in 5th and 6th grade).  I have seen them a bunch of times since then, and although they had a few misses (St. Anger? lol), I have remained a fan.  Kirk Hammett is the lead guitarist for the band, so I knew it was an exhibit I couldn’t miss. Plus, I love the aesthetic of the whole horror movie genre.

The exhibit did not disappoint!

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Sara and I posed outside of Modern Millie too, before we headed in to shop.  I bought two ADORABLE dresses that I can’t wait to share here!  Until then, you can check out Sara’s post from our day in Salem.

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DressBernie Dexter Rachel Green Bees Waitress Dress
Purse Charming Charlie Music Bars Crossbody
ShoesBeyond Skin Amelia
Fleece-Lined Tights: Primark
Necklace:  Jo-Ann Fabrics

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tea party birthday

 

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My 34th(!!) birthday was in early September, and I knew immediately what I wanted – an elegant tea party with my friends!

The Boston Public Library has a courtyard restaurant with a pretty nice afternoon tea.  I decided to have my party there, because our original plan (hosting ourselves in our apartment) wasn’t ideal.

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I was excited to take photos beforehand because I felt so classy!  There’s also something about a fascinator that makes people think you are important – quite a few people stopped me to ask me where I was going, and a few others even took pictures while Dave was snapping away!

I don’t like when people pay attention to me while I’m posing, but I guess I was just feeling really confident because I was barely affected by it!

I thought it would be funny to wear gaudy jewelry, so I bought some plastic pearl necklaces and big bling rings.  I put them in little organza bags to give to my friends at the tea party so we could all be super “fancy!”

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I hope you can see the print of my dress above.  I got it at Disney in Florida over the summer – it’s a Mad Tea Party dress! 🙂

The first few photos in my post were taken outside of the library, and these were taken in the courtyard:DSC_0951-small

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Mad Tea Party Dress:  Disney Cherry Tree Lane Shop
FascinatorFeiYu Crafts via Amazon 
Sunglasses:  Hot Topic White and Wood Round Sunglasses
Plastic Pearl Necklace: Gift Express via Amazon
Purse:  Betsey Johnson Oven Crossbody via Macy’s
Shoes:  B.A.I.T. Demi Wedge Sandal via Tatyana
Belt:  made by me 🙂

Here are some photos of me and the gals at tea…so classy!

Meghan, Sarah, Linley, Sara, me, Theresa, Ashlea

call me star-lord

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What?!  Pants!  Rare, I know – but it has been known to happen before.

My students at work are so used to me wearing dresses and skirts to school, that anytime I wear pants (maybe once a month?) they ask me if I am feeling okay.  LOL!  Once, I wore pants AND had my hair in a ponytail…they thought I was dying! 🙂

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My outfit is inspired by Peter’s look in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel.  The photo above is probably the only one that shows the logo since I was wearing my jacket all day.  If you didn’t see the movie (or forgot what he wore), here it is for you:

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Aaaaaaand here’s my best over-confident Star-Lord impression:

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My younger brother gave me this shirt for my birthday, which I thought was really sweet!  He’s not the type of person who asks what you want and then gets it – instead he finds something that makes him think of you.  It’s always a surprise.  I have gotten action figures, shirts, weird toys, hugs (for when he is short on cash, haha!), and CDs with songs he has recorded for me (he is a singer/musician).

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Dave and I were meeting a friend for brunch the day I wore this, and we were starting to run late because I couldn’t figure out what purse to wear that would match the theme.  Then, he reminded me that I just got this cassette tape clutch from Charming Charlie 2 weeks prior.

DUH!!!

How could I not think of this?!?  It was the PERFECT accessory!

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I’m hoping to share some pics from Halloween soon, but if you read my blog you know how bad I am at getting posts up.  I’m still SO behind on sharing some of my outfits from summer!

Oh well 🙂  Thanks for stopping by!

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Shirt: Hot Topic Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Peter Quill Cosplay Shirt
Purse:  Charming Charlie Cassette Tape Wristlet
Pants:  Celebrity Pink via Macy’s
Jacket:  American Rag via Macy’s
Boots:  Indigo by Clarks Cedar Street
Sunglasses:  Fossil Applegate Aviator – Gold

the barking crab

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Ahhh, another summer memory.

Our friends Sara (In a Nutshell blog) and Cody love a restaurant by the seaport area in Boston called The Barking Crab.  Dave is obsessed with seafood, so of course he was down.  I, on the other hand, don’t like crabs or lobsters (the restaurant’s specialty), but it seemed like a great opportunity to wear my new(ish) Lindy Bop dress!

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first day of summer vacation

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It’s funny going through these photos, since they were taken back in June. It was the first weekend of summer vacation, and I had just said goodbye to my amazing students the day prior. (Including a very emotional hug with a 5th grader – we had really connected over the past five years, and she was sad to be leaving me to go to the middle school! So sweet!)

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diy pixel dress

I think this is the best garment I have ever made.

I still consider myself on the beginner side of intermediate when it comes to sewing, since I have followed commercial patterns and not much else.  But I felt as though my skills got a little more refined with this one, since I adapted a pattern, and had to deal with print matching (a new concept for me!).

It all started when I found this incredible pixel fabric, and knew it would be perfect for a dress to wear to PAX East (on our non-cosplay day).  For some reason, I see it as a floral print – but maybe I’m just imagining things? 🙂

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