To all of you non-teachers: I’m sorry to be the one to tell you that summer vacation is, in fact, as amazing as it sounds. But, it’s not too late. You, too, can make a career change and enjoy eight glorious weeks off without penalty. I would highly recommend it; it almost makes up for the 10 months of late nights of planning and worrying.
[photos, from top left: Old Silver Beach on the Cape, tequila-infused watermelon (served with salt), sisters at the beach, WC+me at a wedding in Connecticut, the first sunflower opening in my garden (and one of two that survived the Rock Creek deer), Teddy loves to swim, Teddy also loves to be groomed, sangria for a family BBQ (from this book), the Capitol just before the fireworks]
If you have not been to an anthropologie lately, I implore you: stop by. With a predetermined budget because it will be impossible to walk out of the store empty-handed. I fell in love with the statement necklaces casually strewn throughout the store, like the ones above. Now that I’m teaching preschool (read: all too often my clothes get painted, glued or worse) I love using oversized, colorful jewelry to dress up during the week. I purchased #3, and am thinking it will be perfect this weekend with a white tee and the hot pink flow-y skirt I posted here.
[necklaces 1, 2 & 3]
This amazing neon striped shirt has been popping up all over the blogosphere, but I think if I buy another piece of bright or neon clothing this season, my coworkers will seriously get the wrong impression about me. I blame it on the dreary mood I’ve had with this sinus infection I’ve had for the entire month of February, but my closet is now singing the praises of this season’s neon colors, with exciting additions from some unexpected places (even classically conservative Ann Taylor has gone neon!).
1. Ann Taylor’s newest accessories include adorable cap-toed shoes and bright belts. 2. I love this Ruche sorbet-colored necklace with chambray button-downs or white tees [no longer available]. 3. I plan to wear J.Crew’s bright tees with everything, from lace to denim. 4. I love these chinos; a twist on bright-colored denim you can wear to work. 5. I can’t wait to wear this Old Navy maxi skirt with turquoise and gold this spring.