Wednesday, June 19, 2013

chambray, flowers, and a dose of randomness

New York and Company chambray shirt, thrifted
Style & Co. petite dress and Fossil necklace, Macy's

      I've been liking longer necklaces lately, so I extended this necklace with a bracelet. The nice thing about lengthening it is that you get a peek at the charms attached to the clasp.

      I'm feeling random today, so here are some random snippets from my life (hopefully they distract you from the fact that I am wearing this chambray shirt again): 
      Random grammatical error that irks me: when people confuse "weary" and "wary." In other words, I am weary of people who are not wary of grammatical errors and are too lazy to do some basic checking to figure out the difference.
      Random thing I learned about myself: It looks like I will be a fourth-grade teacher next year, so I was browsing fourth-grade-teacher blogs for tips and projects the other day. What did I learn? I learned that I absolutely cannot follow bloggers who use the word "cray-cray," multiple exclamation points, and ellipses in every other sentence. She may be a great teacher with engaging lessons, but I'll never know - because her writing gives me a headache.
      Random obsession: Homemade chocolate ganache, eaten straight out of the container. Tonight I just might slather it onto macadamia nut shortbread. 
     Random wardrobe realization: I can't remember the last time I wore my beloved jeans (according to the blog, it was on May 6, although I did wear other kinds of pants since then). I suppose my jeans forgot to tell me that they were sneaking off for summer vacation -  they got spoiled last year when I sent them away for Jeans-free June. I love jeans, but it's great to make better use of my dresses and skirts. 
     Random new responsibility: One of my aikido instructors is out due to health problems, so as the senior student, I have taken over teaching the twice-a-week classes. I don't have much confidence in my ability to teach aikido yet, so this is a stretch, but sometimes not-so-comfortable but necessary experiences help us grow.  And, it's a wonderful feeling to give back to the club after having benefited so much as a student.

Want to tell me something random? Leave me a comment. :)


  1. Ok, you've confirmed it. Short-sleeved tailored shirts with those slightly puffy princess sleeves are the way to show off athletic shoulders and arms. I have a white tailored shirt with almost identical sleeves and collar and I am convinced.

    I did not know about the bracelet + necklace trick! I can't wait to try it out.

    Random: your blog was entertaining me in the airport but I had to wait until I got home to post a comment because the Internet app/mobile blogspot code breaks if I try on my phone.

  2. Something random - I like saying cray cray haha :) Great skirt!

  3. Hey good to hear from you! Cute outfit! Thanks for sharing. That's cool that you have a friend to share good news to, that's a good idea! Something random...I want to pick up baking and trying to get more into baking.


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