hey, thursday, I like you.


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!

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  1. 6.23.14

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

  2. 6.13.14

    Super cute outfit! I love the shoes!!! Always great when you find something comfortable and classy!

  3. 6.13.14

    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 :)

  4. 6.13.14

    I love this outfit. I love Ann Taylor’s pencil skirts too. They are great.

  5. 6.13.14

    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 :)

  6. 6.12.14
    Nyasha said:
  7. 6.12.14

    I really love those shoes!

  8. 6.10.14
    CaliCrest said:

    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!

  9. 6.9.14

    LOOOOVE this outfit.

  10. 6.8.14

    love it!

  11. 6.7.14

    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?

  12. 6.7.14
    Linda said:

    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!

  13. 6.6.14

    I really like your sunglasses! :) Perfect for summer!

  14. 6.6.14
    viveylife said:

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

  15. 6.6.14
    Tom Grey said:

    very nice :) Good style :)

  16. 6.6.14
    Paris Kim said:

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

  17. 6.6.14

    Hew I am new here)) I like yoiu blog)) great outfits

  18. 6.6.14
    lruthnum said:

    lovely outfit – very glam :)

  19. 6.6.14

    I love the heels 😍

  20. 6.6.14

    Very sophisticated outfit, love it!
    L, xo.

  21. 6.6.14

    Great outfit :-) xx


  22. 6.6.14
    Amy said:

    cute outfit

  23. 6.6.14

    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!

    • 6.6.14

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

  24. 6.6.14

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

  25. 6.5.14

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

  26. 6.5.14

    I love this outfit! Very classy and feminine. It’s something I would pic for myself. :) Where is the skirt from?

    • 6.6.14

      Thanks, Simone! The skirt is from Ann Taylor, many seasons ago.

  27. 6.5.14
    Carolina E. said:

    Love the outfit !

  28. 6.5.14
    dkropp1 said:

    I love that skirt!

  29. 6.5.14

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

    • 6.6.14

      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.

  30. 6.5.14

    Love those heels! Blogging from an iPhone…impressive!


    • 6.6.14

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

  31. 6.5.14

    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/


  32. 6.5.14
    Amy said:

    Perfect outfit

  33. 6.5.14
    WAiSTEDD said:

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

  34. 6.5.14
    KiKiMac said:

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

    • 6.6.14

      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.

  35. 6.5.14
    Elizabeth said:

    you look so fabulous in this!

  36. 6.5.14
    Stacey said:

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

  37. 6.5.14
    maddya said:

    Looking good today!

  38. 6.5.14

    Reblogged this on this is major.

  39. 6.5.14

    That skirt. I’m in love. Where is it from?!

    • 6.6.14

      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.