First things first. I got a job (!!!!!!!), and I’m over the moon. I love teaching and can’t wait to meet my students.
That means I need some more teacher-appropriate clothing that’s affordable. Christian (a fashion plate in his own right) suggested I check out Lands End because they’ve changed their aesthetic (he didn’t use that word), and now it’s similar to J.Crew but way, way more affordable. And he was right! Hurrah!
Aren’t these things cute for young professional ladies (minus the jeans, of course)? And they’re far cheaper than Loft, The Gap, and J.Crew.
Where do you shop for work clothes? lv, molly
P.S. These coupon codes work for Lands End Canvas…
P.P.S. I am not going to start popping my collars. Don’t worry.
Yes! It’s a long weekend! Here are a few of my favorite web gems to share… Enjoy the last week of summer, everyone! Let’s make the most of it. lv, molly
This article about a man-repellant clothing experiment, which resulted in me laughing at 6 am before heading to work. Considering that at 6 am I normally look like Robert Pattinson in Twilight (read: stoic, pale, scary), this may be significant.
This lipstick from Mac called “Lady Danger.” The name says it all.
Shayne’s post about cold brewed coffee (hint: in your fridge!). You can do it overnight! Who knew it was so simple. I am a changed woman.
Zara’s fall collection. I love the color palette and wish they’d figure out an online ordering system. Some of these pieces would be perfect for work.
Knee socks. I think they’re simply amazing + adorable blah blah blah, but I’m doubtful I could pull them off in my wildest dreams. Would you wear them?
Flight by Sherman Alexie. The students are going to read it this year, and I can’t put it down.
Using up the last of the season’s zucchini in everything I cook. People’s gardens are overrun with zucchini and, consequently, so is my crisper. Running out of ways to use it? Have a looksee here. Rachel has a lot of great ideas for cooking and baking with zucchini. My personal favorite is grating it and adding it to pasta sauces. (You hardly know it’s there– which isn’t always a bad thing, if you’ve overloaded on as much zucchini as I have.)
And last but not least? 10 “no labor” Labor Day drinks.
I love summer weather, but when it comes to clothes, my heart belongs to fall. I love each and every one of these looks from Lauren Moffatt’s Fall ’10 lookbook. The perfect balance between girly and tomboy, these pieces make me excited for red and orange leaves, wind, & a comfy coat. [Don't get me wrong; I'm excited for summer with its popsicles, sunshine, & swimming too.] What are your favorite fall pieces? xo, m
Loving these school-inspired outfits by Anthropologie. But given what I learned in a Home Ec, they’re off-limits. Oh, a girl can dream. As Woody Allen said to Annie Hall, I love them; I lurve them; I loff them. Now I’m off to New York… for real. Catch you in a couple weeks. Wishing you all a happy beginning to fall! xo, m