hey, thursday, I like you.

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Today, on the heels of my I-don’t-want-to-post-photos-of-my-outfits post, I give you… A photo of my outfit.

I’m a complicated woman.

Today was one of those days that was supposed to be like any other Thursday, but unexpectedly turned into an awesome one.

My baby brother called me at the shop late yesterday afternoon to invite me to his 5th grade graduation this morning. My day started bright and early at his elementary school, choked up and weirdly emotional about the whole thing: slideshows with cute kids and good music are my kryptonite; I can’t believe he’s going to middle school; I wish I had more time to spend with him; and, really, he may as well be going to college.

I’m so grateful that I was able to be there. Time is going way too fast!

When I cruised into the shop sometime around noon, my superstar staff had it under all kinds of control, so I gave myself the rest of the afternoon off. I took a few deliveries, did a little shopping with some LOFT cash cards that were burning a hole in my wallet, bought myself a copy of Sophia Amoruso’s new book, #GIRLBOSS, found a great full-length floor mirror for the hacienda, and now I’m sitting in a burrito joint mainlining queso and blogging from my iPhone. With nowhere to be, no deadlines to meet, and limitless iced tea refills.

What is this life?!

June 5, 2014, you’re a good egg.

Also, I wore these heels all day. Huzzah!

What Do You Think?

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51 Comments

  1. LOVE this skirt! It looks so great on you :)

    Posted 6.23.14 Reply
  2. Super cute outfit! I love the shoes!!! Always great when you find something comfortable and classy!

    Posted 6.13.14 Reply
  3. This outfit is awesome:) Sounds like you had a prefect day:) And good on you for lasting the whole day in those heels! I really, really like your blog! I’m Kate and I’m really into styling and writing. I think you would really like my blog, check it out, I would really appreciate a follow back :)
    http://layeredindulgence.wordpress.com

    Posted 6.13.14 Reply
  4. I love this outfit. I love Ann Taylor’s pencil skirts too. They are great.

    Posted 6.13.14 Reply
  5. Ha! I love this post :) I am a teacher as well as blogger and all day in heals is definitely an achievement! Love your blog… so sunny and bright :)

    Posted 6.13.14 Reply
  6. Nyasha wrote:
    Posted 6.12.14 Reply
  7. I really love those shoes!

    Posted 6.12.14 Reply
  8. CaliCrest wrote:

    Love your outfit! Loving that skirt and your heels, so cute! My daughter just graduated from 5th grade too! ;) Can’t believe how fast they grow up and we grow old!

    Posted 6.10.14 Reply
  9. LOOOOVE this outfit.

    Posted 6.9.14 Reply
  10. love it!

    Posted 6.8.14 Reply
  11. Any day that makes you get all emotional in a good way, that isn’t stressful and contains a burrito is a fab day! What’s queso?

    Posted 6.7.14 Reply
    • Haha, the burrito was really the cherry on top. ;) Queso is gloriously melted cheese dip for tortilla chips.

      Posted 6.7.14 Reply
  12. Linda wrote:

    Congratulations to your little brother! We recently had graduation at our school and I found myself choked with tears, too. I remember my fifth grade graduation was simple; we walked under a little arch on the stage. Now there are slideshows and singing and dancing that get you!

    Posted 6.7.14 Reply
  13. I really like your sunglasses! :) Perfect for summer!

    Posted 6.6.14 Reply
  14. viveylife wrote:

    So cute!! Love the shoes…they remind me of tango heels ;)

    Posted 6.6.14 Reply
  15. Tom Grey wrote:

    very nice :) Good style :)

    Posted 6.6.14 Reply
  16. Paris Kim wrote:

    Really in love with that skirt! Great shoes and skirt combo, too, and keeping the top simple.

    Posted 6.6.14 Reply
  17. Hew I am new here)) I like yoiu blog)) great outfits

    Posted 6.6.14 Reply
  18. lruthnum wrote:

    lovely outfit – very glam :)

    Posted 6.6.14 Reply
  19. I love the heels 😍

    Posted 6.6.14 Reply
  20. Very sophisticated outfit, love it!
    L, xo.
    http://lejournaldeleen.blogspot.com

    Posted 6.6.14 Reply
  21. Great outfit :-) xx

    http://www.sweetcandydreamer.com

    Posted 6.6.14 Reply
  22. Amy wrote:

    cute outfit

    Posted 6.6.14 Reply
  23. Sounds like such a nice day! I love being able to unexpectedly take some time out – especially if that time off involves shopping :) I love that skirt – so pretty!

    Posted 6.6.14 Reply
    • I think unexpected days off are even better than the planned ones :) Thank you!

      Posted 6.6.14 Reply
  24. jackietara wrote:

    I love the shape of this skirt – you’re rockin’ it! – Jackietara http://www.jackietara.com

    Posted 6.6.14 Reply
  25. I’m so happy you had an amazing day, and you did it all in those shoes! Lovin’ it!

    Posted 6.5.14 Reply
  26. I love this outfit! Very classy and feminine. It’s something I would pic for myself. :) Where is the skirt from?
    Simone
    http://adevnturesofvintagebarbie.wordpress.com

    Posted 6.5.14 Reply
    • Thanks, Simone! The skirt is from Ann Taylor, many seasons ago.

      Posted 6.6.14 Reply
  27. Carolina E. wrote:

    Love the outfit !

    Posted 6.5.14 Reply
  28. dkropp1 wrote:

    I love that skirt!

    Posted 6.5.14 Reply
  29. That is basically my personal work uniform right there: pencil skirt, tshirt, and usually a scarf or statement necklace! Love that skirt, btw!

    Posted 6.5.14 Reply
    • It’s a no-fail recipe, if you ask me. The skirt is from Ann Taylor, but it’s way old. I love their pencils, and try to scoop them up when they’re on sale.

      Posted 6.6.14 Reply
  30. Love those heels! Blogging from an iPhone…impressive!

    Lindsay,
    http://www.fatfreefashion.com

    Posted 6.5.14 Reply
    • I use the WordPress iOS app. It’s free in the app store, and makes mobile blogging so easy!

      Posted 6.6.14 Reply
  31. Hey there!
    Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”.
    See my post for more details: http://ritameetsfashion.com/2014/06/05/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/

    Xoxo,
    Rita

    Posted 6.5.14 Reply
  32. Amy wrote:

    Perfect outfit

    Posted 6.5.14 Reply
  33. WAiSTEDD wrote:

    Gorgeous skirt and heels!!!! Absolutely love this!

    Posted 6.5.14 Reply
  34. KiKiMac wrote:

    superwoman! love those heels. i’d last ten minutes in them.

    Posted 6.5.14 Reply
    • They’re a really chunky stacked heel, so they’re much more manageable for all-day wear. I can’t survive in a stiletto for more than two hours on my feet these days.

      Posted 6.6.14 Reply
  35. Elizabeth wrote:

    you look so fabulous in this!

    Posted 6.5.14 Reply
  36. Stacey wrote:

    He was so proud to have his Sissy there!!!

    Posted 6.5.14 Reply
  37. maddya wrote:

    Looking good today!

    Posted 6.5.14 Reply
  38. Reblogged this on this is major.

    Posted 6.5.14 Reply
  39. That skirt. I’m in love. Where is it from?!

    Posted 6.5.14 Reply
    • It’s from Ann Taylor, but it’s years old! They have the best pencil skirts, and I usually try to scoop them on when they’re on sale.

      Posted 6.6.14 Reply

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