Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bus Stop

I found this vintage Chloe dress at a garage sale at the beginning of the summer, but when I tried it on, the length was disappointing. Did Chloe make clothes for people under 5 feet?
The designer find just sat in my closet for some time, while I ruminated about the best way to remedy my conundrum. Turns out, the solution was so simple, it was embarassing.
By the way, I wore this out to the liquor store and to fill up my gas tank. My entire family comments on my complete and total impracticality when dressing and, yes, I am impractical.

Sweater Dress: Vintage Chloe
Tank Dress: Bop Basics at shopbop
Belt: Lane Bryant
Bracelet: Mod Cloth
Sunglasses: Forever 21
Shoes: Urban Original

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Shoes Called to Me

An impromptu stop at Nordstrom Rack turned into an illicit love affair. These shoes are so wrong in every way, and the minute I put them on my feet, I had to have them. I was even embarassed to put them on the counter when paying for them.
Jessica Simpson truly has a knack for the exceptionally slutty. I've already got an outfit for them.
P.S. It is hilarious to watch young men my age shop. They look like they're thinking so hard.

Friday, August 28, 2009


My sister and I found some long lost relatives on facebook because our last name is so quintessentially unique, even in our family's native country. We're all pretty into it, and I'm excited because I get to practice my rapidly dwindling Danish skills.

Dress: Secondhand from Saver's
Necklace: Shop in the Highlands, Denver
Shoes: AmiClub on ebay

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Looking at these pictures, it appears that my legs are two different shades of
tan(ish). Weird.

Dress: Kohl's
Necklace: secondhand from garage sale
Bracelet: Anthropologie

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Sometimes the outfit doesn't have to be that complex-- you just throw in a twist with contrasting patterns.

Dress: Secondhand from Plato's Closet
Shoes: ebay
Necklace: by the beard of zeus

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Is it the Dog Days of Summer?

Please pardon the absence. I had all these fun outfits lined up for the weekend, and then this happened (see below).

I got a puppy. I've been contemplating one for quite sometime, but this was still a bit of a surprise to walk into a store and find the perfect fellow. Needless to say, I've been spending my entire weekend doing very un-Carly things like potty training and working on chewing habits.

Oh! His name is Loki and he is named after the Nordic trickster god. My sister's dog is named Soren, after the Nordic god of war and I always liked Loki (I helped her with her dog's name). Then, Loki was just perfect for my new puppy, which is sweet.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Swan Dive--SPLAT!

Stressful week at work. In fact, I'm not sure I've ever experienced this level of stress in my ridiculously short life. Hope to never experience it again.
First year teaching (particularly in an urban middle school) is not for wimps.
I've cried nearly everyday... to my Response to Intervention coordinator, to one of my literacy colleagues, to my Assistant Principal today... and the list goes on. I'm not a public crier, so you can imagine the humiliation I am currently experiencing.
I am greatful for friday, but I love the crap out of my kids. I would probably take them all home, if I could. One student asked me if I could be her mom today. I have another student who just moved here from Burma. He doesn't speak more than 30 words of English, but his smile melts my heart every single day. I love him. I love them all.

Top: Express
Pants: Torrid
Cardigan: Secondhand from Saver's
Necklace: Swan necklace made of wood-- Secondhand from garage sale
Glasses: Secondhand from garage sale
Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Angel Wings

Today's Lesson: Constant analysis does not always mean that one is gleaning information.
Today's Objective: To give reflection a rest and just be serene for an hour.

Skirt: Simply Vera Wang
Tee: Every Little Counts
Necklace: Unknown
Shawl: Secondhand from garage sale
Shoes: Cathy Jean

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Flickr Inspiration

Just a few photos from some of my flickr groups. I hung out in my yoga pants all day today because I'm just wiped from last week. One of the best and most annoying parts living in a cow town is that no one looks twice at you for going out in the most casual clothes. On the other hand, they stare at you every other time. Or maybe that's just me.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I'll be Your Platform Shoes, Undo What Heredity's Done to You

I'm working on the boob ratio with some of my new dresses. This one is a little much for me, but I'd hate to put a cami underneath. It takes away from the bow in the neckline. What to do?

Dress: Ross
Shoes: Cathy Jean
Bracelet: Rachel Leigh at shopbop

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Birds

I braved exhorbitant amounts of bird poop for a couple of these pictures today, but the location was so rad that I couldn't pass it up (bird poop or not).
A few thoughts: I just recently discovered Pandora and it's my brand new, fancy Crack cocaine. I just can't figure out why all my stations play the same artists. Time to branch out, perhaps?
Lunch is one of my favorite words to say and here. I just recently became aware of that.
I work with the coolest hippie ever. He's worked on the railroad, protested in the
60's at University of Maryland, was an extra in the film Gettysburg (he died 5 times) and he owned a guitar store. Furthermore, he adores me and my shoes, which makes him pretty cool in my book.
I bought and devoured a mini tub of chipotle hummus from Whole Foods. Coincidentally (or not), it's from Lafayette, Colorado and it is delicious.

Dress: Ross
Shoes: Chloe
Headband: Ghost Shells

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Flower Girl

New dress and new shoes. Good thing I had this explosive combo of pretty florals and weapon-like shoes to combat a tough day.
The good news? I love my job even when it's difficult, and I never feel like it's a job.

Dress: Ross
Shoes: Modern Vintage @
Bracelets: Anthropologie and Vintage from Vintage Amore