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day out to workout

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As I write this, it is 20 degrees out and we are having a snowstorm.

It feels wrong to be posting these photos from August, but I realized I never shared them and now seemed like a good time to get them up.



You may know already that I have been learning hip hop dance for about a year and a half, and I now take 2 different classes: an intermediate class and a beginner crew.  It has been so great to bond and grow with the other dancers, and I am so excited that our winter session is starting in a few days! Woo!



My classes are in the evening, so I often need to wear something in the day that I can quickly transition for a workout.

The best way to do this is by having an item that works for both looks.  In this case, it’s my tank top.



Although it is CLEARLY an active top (stretchy material, mesh details), I think it looks cute with my skirt!  And the necklace really helps…accessories can transform an otherwise athletic look.

I didn’t want to have to change my bra before class, so I wore a sports bra with neon details.  I could have just as easily worn a black sports bra, but my skirt is bright and colorful so it was nice to have a bit of that peeking through the top as well.



To flip the look, I changed into workout capris (though I definitely could have worn them under the skirt for an even simpler switch), put on some high top sneakers. and slapped on my favorite hat.



By the way, my hat is from an AWESOME game called Prey.  It takes place on a space station orbiting earth and you have to kill aliens, help survivors, and try to escape.  It is set in the future, but has an alternate history where JFK was not assassinated (which changes the whole Space Race).

I don’t always pay close attention to the storyline when I play games, but this one sucked me in.  I finished it back in May, but now I want to play it again so I can make different decisions and alter my game ending.


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And just because I’m a doof, I’m going to leave you with two strange photos…I really just did these to entertain Dave while he was taking the pics 🙂





Top:  Forever 21 Active Mesh Tank Top (similar)
Warhol Watercolor Floral Skirt via A Classic Paradise
90 Degree by Reflex via Marshall’s
Prey Logo Snapback Hat via Bethesda Store
Sports Bra: SO Mesh Back Sports Bra via Kohl’s
Shoes:  Dr. Scholl’s Mashup via Marshall’s (also available here)
SneakersPuma Vikky Mid Deboss
Necklace:   Forever 21 Blue Painted Box Chain Necklace
Sunglasses:  H&M


frozen treats and secret eats


Wow, two posts within one week?!  Haha.

I’m happy to finally be getting some older photos up on the blog – these ones are from October.  It must have been a warm day though, since it looks like I was dressed for summer!



Well, I just checked and it was in the high 70s that day!  That explains the lack of coat or tights 🙂

Dave and I had plans that evening to visit Less Than Greater Than, a little secret speakeasy hidden in an ice cream shop.  They surprisingly had amazing food and drinks, and we had such a great time!




We knew we were going to end up getting some ice cream at some point that night, so I wore my ModCloth popsicle dress, Betsey Johnson popsicle clutch, and a little ice cream pin.

I have had this dress for over a year, and I can’t believe I haven’t blogged it yet!  It is in fairly consistent rotation, even in the winter.  Just add a pair of thick tights and you’re good to go!

I wore pretty much this exact outfit last December when we were in Orlando for Christmas.  I’m really only mentioning that so I can share this adorable pic with my niece, below 🙂





Well, that’s it for me today.  I’ve got to get back to addressing Christmas cards! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂


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Dress:  ModCloth Flavor Fave Dress in Popsicle
Cardigan: MAK via Modern Millie Shop
Pin: Forever 21 Ice Cream Enamel Pin
Shoes:  Old Navy
Purse:  Betsey Johnson Glitter Popsicle Wristlet via Burlington Coat Factory
Sunglasses: Newbury Comics

the barking crab



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


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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