Saturday, May 12, 2012

What the Art Teacher Wore #16

Monday, Seriously??: The last time I wore this dress one of my students asked, "Are you dressed like the Cleaning Lady today?" So this time I decided to jazz it up with a too-big flower and too-many necklaces. flower hair pin: flower from Joann's, hair pin made by me; necklaces: dunno, Target?; dress: Paul and Joe purchased for cheap a million years ago at Urban Outfitters; shoes: Blowfish picked up at TJMaxx
Hello there! Just a little peak at what I decided was appropriate to wear this week. And by "appropriate" I mean "what's clean and not on the floor of my closet". While scooting around on the internet (okay, let's just say it, there is no more "surfing the net" for us ladies, it's just pinteresting. Am I right?), I came upon these amazing works of art. And because I've been shoveling sugary sweets all week in an attempt to stay upright and perky, I thought I'd share with you some drool-worthy delectables that I have decided would complete me. Hope you enjoy!
Isn't this stunning? I love it. Frida Kalho by Alexey Kurbatov.

Flowery sugar cookies? Can I wear them in my hair and grab -n- eat when the mood strikes? Me thinks yes. Bakin' ideas found here.

Too Pink Tuesday: I am in love with this dress. Mostly because a dear friend who used to wear it gifted it to me. I think the color combination is divine. dress: gift from a friend; sweater: Ann Taylor, thrifted; flowers: H & M; shoes: Anthro couple years ago

Is that a key lime pie I spy? Mmmm, my favorite. Cakes and Pies by Wayne Thiebaud

Vintage wedding cakes, so cute! My fave is mini on the jadeite cake stand.

Wild Hair Wednesday: I swear the ends of my hair isn't really that bad. All my photos this week were taken at the end of some very long days at which point my hair was the least of my worries. sweater: thrifted: dress: vintage, thrifted; belt: made by me; shoes: BC

No where near the wonder of this woman, but I thought her color scheme kinda-sorta worked with mine. Wonder Woman by Nicole Charbonnet You should really check out her stuff, it's awesome.

Wait, what? Is this the grown-up version of candy necklaces? Why am I just now hearing about this?!

Thursday, I'd like you better if you had an FRI at the beginning of your name: Don't ask me what I am doing with my mouth in this picture. Possibly talking to myself. That's what too much sugar will do to ya. sweater: ebay; dress: vintage, thrifted; belt: Pinky Otto; necklace: vintage, thrifted; flowers: H & M; amazing owl sandals: Anthro, last year

I thought this wild -n- wacky Hollywood painting completed my look. A giant hovering In -n- Out Burger cup? With frolicking elephant underneath? Sure, why not? Found here.

The only thing that would make this better would be a wig of cotton candiness.

Friday, I've been waiting for you since Wednesday: Seriously, this week was a long one. That way for anyone else? dress: vintage, picked up for 25 pennies at the by-the-pound Goodwill; belt and flower hair clips: made by me; shoes: Frye picked up at Marti and Liz

The dress had the worlds smallest waist. Seriously, it was 10" wide. And I was determined to wear it. So I added this panel of lace in the back which not only extended the too-small waist but also the too-small bust.

The bold colors at the top of this painting reminded me of the bold flower at the top of my head. Bloom by Meredith Pardue.

Mmmm, nothing says delish like jell-o mold desserts, my favorite! (Ha, I kid, I have a fear of all things jell-o-y). Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I just love your blog. You give me SO much inspiration for dressing myself...I snagged FOUR pair of amazing Target tights at the Goodwill last Tuesday (mint in the WRAPPER!) at $0.69/piece and thought of you. Rock on!

  2. Yay! I love Target tights...especially at that price! Tights are the one thing I miss during the summer, they help hide my paste-y white legs! Thank you much for your kind words :) ...Cassie

  3. Anonymous5/14/2012

    The waist expanding lace idea is awesome. Hooray for your ingenuity!

    --Zoey | my blog: zoe has her moments

    1. Aw, thanks! I actually have a couple more dresses in the "waist expanding" pile I need to do this to. Because Lord know my waist ain't getting no smaller! ...Cassie

  4. wow cassie amazing dresses they are all fab but Wednesday and Friday are my favourite what a bargain. u look stunning kisses from Dublin xx leo.

    1. Thank you! There is a enough fabric in Wednesday's dress to create a tent, it's seriously huge...but I love it. Hope you are doing well! ...Cassie

  5. Anonymous11/09/2012

    Hi there! Love your style & blog, plus I'm a first year teacher so it's all great inspiration! I was wondering if you might do a little tutorial on measuring and sewing the lace on. It may seem so straightforward but it's my first time using a sewing machine and I have the perfect dress to do that to! Thanks so much. - Natalie

    1. Hi Natalie -- Thank you for your kind words and for reading my blog. Here's a DIY I did just recently on adding the lace back panel.

      Feel free to leave a comment if my directions aren't clear. Hope that helps!



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