Tuesday, August 7, 2012

What I Wore (to teach a flag routine)


School starts next week.  And to say that I'm busy would be an understatement.  The things I am busy with, however, do not require cute outfits.  So I've been getting the most out of my Soffe shorts and t-shirts.  

One event on my calendar really did require such an outfit.  

Every summer, I write a flag routine for a school not too far down the road.  So to write that routine, I camped out in my classroom with a recording of the song and a broom.........


How do I not have a real flag?  Good thing teachers are resourceful.  

Anyway.

I wore that very same number to the high school when I went to teach the routine.

Trust me.  It would be weird to show up any other way.

So.

To make up for being lame, I thought I'd look ahead to next week.  

See, I got a steal of a deal at Banana Republic.  A $12.99 dress......


This dress is basically a blank canvas waiting to be styled.  

Think of the possibilities.  Scarves, belts, tights, necklaces!

So next week, I want to do a post where I style it a few different ways.  If you have ideas, I'd love to hear them!  

And I swear, if you visit next week, you will not be subjected to another broom photo.

I might even iron the dress.





30 comments:

  1. oh i LOVE blank canvas pieces. those are the best!

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  2. Adore it! You are right the possibilities are endless.
    http://fabmom12.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thank you!!! Hope I can pull off some fun looks!

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  3. As a teacher, I can really appreciate the look in your broom photo! Very pre-planning chic!

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    1. Hahaha!!! Thank you! School starts NEXT WEEK!!! I should be doing more than playing with brooms, huh!?!?

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    2. You gotta do what you gotta do, and if brooms are a part of your day, then at least get a picture of it! At least you're making things exciting!!! What do you teach?

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    3. HA! That's a good rule to live by!!! Fourth grade..........how bout you?

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  4. Oh My Gosh! I love that dress. Why is it so difficult to find the perfect little white dress! Every single one I have found this summer has been see through. ;) Can't wait to see how you style it! ;)

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  5. I'll tell you how I'd style it... with ketchup and mustard, and any other colorful substance nearby! ha I CANNOT wear white!! So unfortunate. Can't wait to see what you come up with though! :)

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  6. haha love the broom photo. can't wait to see your creativity at work with the dress! that's exactly the kind of dress I would never buy because I wouldn't know what to do with it, so I love that you see it as an opportunity :)

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  7. Love the broom photo! Too funny! Can't wait to see what you do with the dress!! I know it will be sweet! xo Heather

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  8. Okay, post the video...now! I must see it!!!
    Shanna

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  9. Do dress it up with accessories and show us!

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  10. Love the broom picture and can't wait to see the different ways you style the dress!! New follower :)

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  11. I love that you see a blank dress and think accessories I see it and think what can I add to it (print on it, sew on it, I'm crazy haha) I think I need to keep some things plan so I can accessorize better. I hope you'll be linking it up to my what we wore, read and made party

    Marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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  12. How cute are you? You looks so happy and full of energy holding your broom/flag in your classroom. The white dress you found looks great on you, so simple and ready to be spiced up in lots of different ways.

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  13. I cannot wait to see how you style that dress! The options are endless and I'm super ready for next week now! Popping over from the Pleated Poppy.

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    1. THANK YOU! Now I'm scared that I won't come up with enough cute ideas!!! EEEKKKK!!!!!!!!

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  14. You look really pretty in the second picture with this adorable white little dress.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  15. just discovered your blog and I love it! I'm your newest follower - hope you can check me out too! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!! Yahoooo! I'll head your way!

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  16. I'd love to see that dress styled with lots of brightly colored (turquoise, pink, yellow) vintage jewelry! I can totally picture it with a stack of bracelets and a big beaded necklace. It would also look great in the fall with some burnt orange and brown accessories. What a great blank canvas!

    http://fieryfinish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! I might need to go shopping some more to get this dress styled!!!

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  17. You still write for guard? Pure awesome. And I legit "lol'd" at your comment about the boon grass. Haha! Thanks for linking up lady! Love your BR steal, by the way!

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  18. Hey girl! Following you via GFC from the Find + Follow Friday link up. Looking forward to keeping up with all that you have going on around here :) I actually have a giveaway starting up this Friday that I would love for you to get in on. Giving away some of my favorite things, I always love to share! You can find me at dalaynadillon.blogspot.com See ya around.

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  19. Good luck on the first day of school. My husband's a teacher as well and he will be working at a new school, new co-teachers, new students and new place to live. Oh dear! You might want to check out pinterest to look for some inspiration on how to style a white dress or even do some ombre dying or something? just a thought! :)

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  20. That first outfit is what I like to call a "keeping it real" outfit :) We all have them and wear them we just never blog them!

    Transatlantic Blonde

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    1. HA! Yep, I was keeping it real that day! Actually, I could have been spotted in an outfit like that allll week long.

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