Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Try-it-out Wednesday: in the pink (gingham, that is)

    I don't know what it is about Wednesdays, but I've noticed that I'm so tired during class, which starts at 9 and lets out a little before noon. Even after my usual cup of coffee, my eyes have a tendency to glaze over. It's not that the class is boring -- I find the topic interesting and definitely useful for my future career. I guess the common-sense solution is to get to bed earlier on Tuesday nights ...
 Crinkled pink gingham petite buttondown, Coldwater Creek (mom's closet)
Denim shirt (previously loved by mom)
Pearl necklace, gifted, Philippines
birdie earrings, gifted
pearl bracelets, HauteLook
        I've wanted a gingham shirt for a while, after seeing so many bloggers style it and show how versatile it can be. My wish was answered when mom bought this shirt for herself, and then was kind enough to let me borrow it. :) I don't think you can tell from the photos, but the shirt is made of a crinkled material which puts a fun spin on the usual gingham. It also has practical benefits -- it doesn't need much ironing!
     Speaking of benefits, one of the things I love about being a teacher/librarian in training is getting to read kids' books. There are so many fun ones out there! "The Cow That Laid an Egg" by Andy Cutbill is a humorous story that gently reminds children that everyone has a special gift and that love knows no boundaries. There are laughs for the adults, too -- I had to smile at the illustration that showed the cows reading a newspaper called "Moos of the World."
     Happy Wednesday!


  1. Cute earrings :) and I too want a gingham shirt but they haven't really been selling much around the Aus market at the moment ;)

  2. well thank you mom...this looks great on you! and yes, there are so many fun and silly kids' books out there!

  3. That necklace is so cute, and you look adorable :) Love the pink.

    I always tell myself that I need to go to bed earlier but I never do... oops.

  4. I hope you find one, Kat! :) I actually passed up a neon green gingham boys' shirt at Ross a while back and kind of regret it. :\

  5. Thank you! Either my tastes have matured or mom's taste has evolved to more on-trend items ... but it works out. :)

  6. Thanks, Megan - pink has never been my favorite color, but I'm starting to see its good side. I always vow to go to bed earlier, and somehow end up going to sleep at the same time, if not later!

  7. Gingham is always a good idea! You look great.

  8. I love a good gingham shirt and pink gingham is even better :)

  9. As a mom, one of my favorite activities is reading with my three year old! It's been so much revisiting childhood faves and discovering new reads. Loving how your blog has evolved, Carrie!

  10. Van -- I can't wait to have my own little reading buddy! Someday ... :)
    Ooh, haven't read either of your son's faves. Going to have to check them out!


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