. . . for Lauren and Lauren: High Five for Friday

August 30, 2012

High Five for Friday

tee: old navy  dress: maybe forever 21

1.  This skirt is actually a dress.  A dress that I haven't worn for years because it seemed to dressy.  I'm proud of myself for figuring out how to wear it again.

2.  If tying your shirt ever goes out of style (which I can only imagine it will do someday) about one third of my outfit posts will turn from trendy to "What was I thinking"?
See here, here and here.
Let's just hope that's not for awhile.

3.  My birthday isn't too far away (November 2nd) and it is always nice to think of presents ahead of time.  And by nice, I guess I really mean fun. 
While I do own lots of jewelry, I own very few pieces of really nice, quality jewelry and I think I would like something like these beautiful diamond hoop earrings. 


4. One of my google search terms this week that led someone to my blog was "american eagle tiger tank top."  I should be embarrassed to bring that up again, but it made me feel like just maybe this tank top was still cool.   I guess it all depends on the person who was searching it though. 

5.   I have received many strange notes from parents, but this by far takes the cake. 


6. Bonus number: Make sure to check out Carly's giveaway from yesterday. 
($10 giftcard to Sephora and ad space!)


After being in a classroom that was 85 degrees today, with no hope of cooling off tomorrow, I am more than ready for a long weekend.
Happy almost Friday! 





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49 comments:

Veronica and Daniel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Really!? Who doesn't like Columbus Day! I have heard some weird things but nothing like that...who thinks to put that as an answer. Those earrings are beautiful!

Estilo Hedónico said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Amazing!!!!!

http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

xoxo

Amy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great outfit choice! New follower here. Looking forward to reading more!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i saw this note on insta.....crazy!!!! i ADORE this outfit! you make me want to go re-purpose old dresses. Absolutely lovely! Happy Friday friend!

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

We have our annual district-wide prof. development day in a ...wait for it...HOCKEY RINK tomorrow. I'll think of you, dear friend, as I'm shivering in my gloves and boots.

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those diamond earrings are gorgeous! Crossing fingers that you get them!

I love looking back at pics of clothes i wore from years ago and giggling at myself. Sometimes I'm like, wow, I was ahead of myself and sometimes I'm like, what was I thinking? So embarrassing, lol.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Well that was creative of you and I hope the t-shirt in a knot thing never goes out of style.

PS. I still can't get over that parent's letter. What did Christopher Columbus ever do to them? LOL

Mrs. Kindallicious said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the pattern on that dress! And I think the tied t-shirt looks fantastic over the top :) You look fantastic as always!

~Kate

http://taleof2teachers.blogspot.com/

Christina @My Life, Laughs, and Love said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you already know how I feel about that paper from your parent, but as for the outfit & earrings? FABULOUS. looking good as always, lady! ....and I still want your wardrobe ;)

Daisy Nguyen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Who wouldn't love diamond hoop earrings? LOVE!


XOXO
-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
http://psbananas.com

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hahahahaha, Columbus Day. That cracks me up. Gorgeous diamond earrings! And my mom's birthday is November 2nd, how fun!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I need you to come to my closet and put outfits together. I just need you here!! You look great. That note cracks me up. ;) xoxo

Camille said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is an interesting note about Columbus Day lol!!

Yay for November birthdays, mine is in November too. :D

sophistifunk said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i love this look! i would never have guessed you were wearing a dress instead of a skirt, it's styled awesome!
p.s. i'm your newest follower :)

xo brie
www.sophistifunkblog.com

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i really love the print on that maxi! my birthday is on nov 15th!
hope youre not dying o a heat stroke today ;/ but like you said...at least it a long weekend!!!
xoxo

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you look ADORABLE, katie! i love that skirt (well, dress)! happy friday!

Lily Garay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

FAB combo! love the dress. SO cute! <3 and I can't believe it's gonna be your bday!!!

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your skirt/dress, it's so cute on you! And.. my birthday is in November too! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Niki said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love what you did with the dress to make it more casual. The top is awesome and I LOVE those earrings! It's never too early to start thinking about birthday gifts. :)

Minted Glam said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love how you made that dress into a skirt - so cute!

Katherine

http://mintedglam.blogspot.com/

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The tee looks so cute knotted over the dress! I tried to do that today and realize my shirt wasn't long enough to tie. FAIL! I've never heard of someone hating Columbus Day and I think that child may need therapy soon. Have a great weekend, Katie!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Enter my jewelry giveaway!

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Good post :-) That note from those parents really made me LOL! That sounds so made up on their part.

http://hopefaithandblessings.blogspot.com/

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh wow, I still speechless over the Columbus Day comment. Geez. Anywho, I am in love with that skirt! So pretty =)

smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Really??? I think "that" parent just might be a genocidal murderer...wow...kinda creepy. And this dress/skirt is fab....I was just saying the same thing on my blog today about one day looking back and saying, "What they hell was I wearing this for?" LOL!!! Gotta love trends! happy weekend!
Shanna

Abbey said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love how you wore the dress as a skirt, super cute pattern! Also, that mom's holiday comment is too much. Parents never seem to surprise me anymore with what they come up with! It's always something!;)

The Vintage Modern Wife said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

omgosh i'm cracking up about the columbus day thing. that is the funniest thing! ps- i've said it before and i'll say it again... come dress me! love how you put that dress and shirt together.

Amy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your outfit!! I think it's soo cute, and that's awesome that you were able to bring back a dress out of your wardrobe. There are so many things that I don't wear because I don't think they look good, but when I can pick them up again in a few months or even years, it's always a great discovery. My coworker's birthday is November 2nd too! Fridays are the best days for a birthday!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Unknown said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hi, I never usually comment on your blog but I do really love your teacher style!
I just felt the need to make a comment about the picture of the parent note that you posted. As a teacher myself, I was a little bit surprised that you were not aware of the controversy surrounding Columbus Day. I don't mean to stir the pot or anything but I thought it was common knowledge that it turns out that Christopher Columbus was not the best type of person. I've included a few links to articles that I've found about the topic. As always, take everything with a grain of salt because everyone has an agenda. I just wanted to let you know that the parent's concerns aren't really too far-fetched!

http://education-portal.com/articles/Columbus_Day_Celebration_and_Controversy.html

http://www.history.com/topics/columbus-controversy

http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/thevoyagesofcolumbus/a/09columbustruth.htm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-kasum/columbus-day-a-bad-idea_b_742708.html

Jayme and Mendi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Just looked back at the tiger tank top. Is it bad that I like it? :-) Hope your classroom cools down! That does not sound like fun!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Meganne said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your skirt is gorgous, and so is your blog :)
Material Fixations

Annie L said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that skirt and it looks so cute with the tied up t.
xo Annie
newenglandromance.blogspot.com

Kacie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love shirts over maxis! Love the print of your maxi!

www.daisyraeboutique.com
www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

~julee~ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm not a Columbus fan either, sorry. But I am a fan of YOU! :)

I'm studying health education, focusing on coordinated school health programming. Yesterday one of my professors told a story of a mom who called very angry after her high school daughter took a nutrition class, and then refused to eat at McDonalds. The principle asked the mom, "Aren't you happy that she's making healthy choices, trying to be healthy?" The mom said, "No. That's what medication is for. I don't have time to cook."

Sara said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh.my.goodness. That Columbus Day comment takes the cake. Love it, thanks for sharing!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Just stumbled across your blog and I adore it! I'm a teacher too...fresh out of college and still searching for a job...and am too excited for strange parent notes. This one is by far the best I've ever come across! Following you now!!!

xx
http://www.twentiesgirlstyle.com/

blackberryfashion said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look amazing! I'm following you now :)

http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

Courtney Starr said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your skirt!

xo Courtney
girlavantgarde.com

Alderberry Hill said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Stopping by from The Sasse Life Sunday Social, following you now via GFC!

Stylishlyme said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh that's a funny note from your parents! I always try to find new way to wearing old items before my boyfriend says that needs to go you never where it! lol

-V
http://stylishlyme.com/

Jo - Lost in the Haze said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your skirt is oh-so gorgeous! <3 I love love love that print

x
Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

Danielle Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I Love. Love. Love. The Earrings. And I love how the shirt is knotted like that too!

xxx,

Danielle Faith
DanielleFaith.me

TaraMixandMatch said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love how you tied that top!

Megan Wait said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I've had some pretty explicit google search terms, which I couldn't believe, because I don' have anything on my blog that could lead them there with those words!

Janna Renee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

If tying shirts ever becomes wrong, then I don't want to be right!

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I just got an email from groupon and thought of you.
http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-set-of-3-hoop-earrings?utm_medium=email&utm_source=channel_goods-deals&sid=11248501&user=81abc12f11dd750086355bfc83b7e337bfca98fa9f7f98e11b4976849e71bee1&utm_campaign=11248501&s=body&d=gg-set-of-3-hoop-earrings&p=1&c=deal_button

Jalynn Thornton said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the tie trend going on right now. You pull it off so well!! Love this outfit!

Ocean Dreams said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

cute cute outfit and oh wow I looked at that note -- talk about random! :) Glad you were able to cool off. That is hot within a classroom!

Katie @ My Darling Days said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great job with refashioning this dress into a beautiful outfit, I love how you tie your shirts like that...what's the trick to making them stay?

Ruby Girl said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look lovely katie! love how you knotted the top!