Where, oh where did my pretty spring go???? Where, oh where could it beeeeeee????
It’s been sooo coooold this week in Philly, but I am determined that my boots and winter coats are in hibernation until at least September so I’ve been doing the best I can to dress for spring without freezing my tuchus.
Did you know that tuchus is actually word? If you speak Yiddish, anyway. But it’s spelled toches. I figured no one would get that if I spelled it that way so I went for one of the alternatives. Yes, I look these things up. I can’t stand misspellings and grammatical errors — even when they’re slang. And that is why it takes me an age to write a blog post. That and the OCD that causes me to proof every post 110 times. And, you know, every ding that signals a new email or Facebook message or Twitter reply . . . Yes, I do believe in adult onset ADHD. But that’s a post for another time. Back to Daily Mom Style . . .
This 3/4-sleeve banded waist top is great for this in-between weather. The material is lightweight, but it has some coverage for these chilly spring days. I paired it with a medium-wash denim skinny jean and wore silver ballet flats. Simple silver jewelry is all this casual outfit needed. I can’t remember where I wore this, but I must have been going somewhere since I was carrying my purse.
Same skinny jeans, this time with a coral sweater. Again with the 3/4-length sleeves for the in-between weather. I tried on my yellow ballet flats with the sweater because my friend Grace suggested pairing them with orange or coral. Initially I couldn’t see it, but when I tried it on, I discovered I really liked the combination of these two bright colors.
I’m wearing earrings and necklace from Studio Jewel and a green and coral bracelet that was a gift from JanMary Designs.
This is the outfit I wore into Philly on Friday, the night before the Type A Advanced conference. I just threw on my faithful red skinnies and this black top because I knew I’d just be hanging out and going out to eat. My friend Kelly snapped this picture on my iPhone on our way to dinner.
I liked the coral/yellow combo so much that I tried it again on Saturday at the conference.
This Double Bead Cardigan in Pomegranate from Banana Republic is really cute, and I got a ton of compliments on it. I chose to wear my darker, dressier jeans since I was going to be presenting.
Once again, I wore my circle necklace and earrings from Studio Jewel. And I totally airbrushed this close-up with PicMonkey. It’s kind of addicting, that program. To think I looked this young once . . .
Thanks to my conference roomie Sherry for taking all these photos of my outfit!! I wish she lived next door!
Here’s a shot of Amy and me before our Pinterest presentation. It went really well, and I was so honored to be c0-speaking with one of my blogging heros.
I wore this outfit to church on Sunday. Yes, I said church. I don’t usually dress this casually for church, but I knew I’d be spending the entire morning in the nursery so I didn’t bother to get too gussied up. This orange and pink striped peasant tee is a recent LOFT purchase, but it was too cold to wear it without a sweater so I pulled out this old hooded cardi because it’s almost the same pink that is in the shirt. These are my oldest and most loved jeans. They’re really a size too small but I still squeeze into them sometimes because I love the straight-leg style and the casual wash.
Finally, in the interest of keeping it real, I took this picture on Monday.
I had to make an emergency endodontist appointment because the temporary filling from my root canal last week fell out over the weekend and I was in extreme pain. I actually went to the appointment in my running clothes (it was shower or run; I didn’t have time to do both before my appointment, and I chose to log 4 miles and go in all my sweaty glory to see the doctor.) I came home and showered and decided there was no reason to get all dressed up to sit at home all day when I’d already been seen at my worst, so I put on my favorite yoga pants and this red half-zip.
My tooth was STILL hurting on Tuesday and I actually wore the same outfit again for yet another appointment with my friendly endodontist.
And yes, those are slippers. So sue me.
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