What’s with all the t-shirts?

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I’ve got a new man in my life: Coach Ian! He’s amazing!! Listen, working with me and all my ailments takes a very patient individual, and Ian is definitely that. He’s also very kind, knowledgable, and motivating–even though I will never like the ropes. (I know you should never use the word “never,” but I’m pretty positive I’ll always detest the battling ropes.) Every time I hit Gym, (I also refer to the gym as Gym, giving the place a name), Ian is always fascinated by my t-shirts. I have a lot of them! Finally, the other day he asked me: “What’s with all the t-shirts?” I had to explain because he’s right. I do indeed have a lot of t-shirts. Let me explain why….

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As mentioned on Wednesday, I wear tennis shoes pretty much ever single day. (These booties I picked up at the last Rug Lane Market have become a new exception wearing them about once a week.) Because I wear so many sports shoes, my style has definitely experienced a shift; I incorporate fun t-shirts as often as I can. Basically I collect both: cute tennis shoes and quirky t-shirts. Then I wear the two with my skirts and trousers–I’ve even been known to pair my t-shirts with sequin skirts or sequin joggers! It’s a style that’s evolved, and it works for me. Looking and more importantly feeling fashionable make me happy, and when I’m happy, I am definitely confident. Above all, looking and feeling confident is a woman’s very best accessory. I will forever believe in this. So, I have a lot of t-shirts, and I also have a lot of tennis shoes, but I embrace and style them as if they’re designer goods!

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There’s another something style wise that I have been embracing lately. I wonder if you have noticed…. I’ve been wearing just one statement earring these days–always in my left ear. I have diamond studs in the other two earring holes, but I save my left ear for the major earring. With my asymmetrical bob, I enjoy showing off just one earring. Sometimes I even wear the pair in my two earring holes on my left ear as seen in Wednesday’s red racing stripes.

t-shirts

t-shirts

t-shirts

Do you wear a lot of t-shirts?
Here’s to fun, quirky t-shirts. I love ’em!! And here’s to my new Coach Ian!!

*I’ve linked this post with Jess’ Turning Heads Tuesday, Catherine’s #iwillwearwhatilike, and Samantha’s #fakeittuntilyoumakeit.

Style Stories No. 17: 2 Slogans I Can’t Refuse

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There are definitely two slogans I can never say no to: anything book related, I always snatch up. I have more than one tee that says “The Book Was Better!” Today, being at the end of Teen Read Week, I’m wearing a shirt that says, “I’d rather be reading.” On Monday for our professional development day, I wore a tee that said, “Reading is sexy.” (That one is probably my favorite, but I need to remember not to wear that one to my doctors’ appointments!! Haha!)

slogans

slogans

The other slogan I can’t say no to is an obvious one: Créme de la Créme. Granted it is not Kremb de la Kremb, but it’s close, right? I just love it when I see items saying this French statement, and I always purchase them–even this Zoe Karssen sweatshirt that broke my bank. But, I had to have it, and it has now definitely outlived its cost per wear. Would you like a blast from the past? Check out some of the ways I’ve styled this sweatshirt all the way back starting in 2013!

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Then, I’ve got my most recent Créme de la Créme tee featured here during one of our typhoons this fall. And then of course there’s the one that I made on Zazzle–now that’s the real Kremb de la Kremb!

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Are there any slogans that you just have to have?

PS Funny enough the last time I featured this skirt, I was rollerblading. Yes, you read that right! ROLLERBLADING!

*This post has been linked to Catherine’s #iwillwearwhatilike and Samantha’s #fakeituntilyoumakeit.

Packing 101: Choose a Theme

It’s March, so it’s about that time of year when I head out on a school trip with 20 students. Like last year, I’m in India. I scheduled this post after I packed for the trip. I’ll pretty much be did all the same things I mention in this post about packing for adventure travel, but I thought I’d show you the different theme I chose this year’s trip to India: culottes with graphic tees. When I travel, I usually go with a trend or a theme and base all my packing around that. For example, during this past summer’s road trip I went with all white and denim. I felt great the entire trip! When I’ve traveled to tropcial beachy areas, I select my cover-ups with care, and for this trip I simply went with simple Indian kurtas. Basically, I know want to be comfortable while I travel, so selecting a formula for the entire trip totally works for me. During this week in India my formula will be culottes + graphic tee + denim or white shirt = comfort with stylish modesty. Perfect for India!

Culottes:

The temperatures where I’m traveling in Inida vary from morning, noon, to night. There will be times when it’s quite brisk out and then by midday it could be cozily warm. I’ll be touring through a couple of cities and hiking in the foothills of the Himalayas so I’ll be in contact with locals. It will be improtant for me to be modest while remaining comfortable. Since I’m in India–the Queen of patterned, intricate, and bold fabrics–I can embrace this whimsy I love. Here are the culottes that will be in high use:
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Graphic Tees:

I’ve been having fun collecting all sorts of nifty t-shirts with clever little messages: it started with “Nothing to Wear” and even infiltrated into a Friday work outfit. It has continued with “Weird is Rad” or simply just “Rad.” Now to match my culottes, I’ve collected a few more tees with a message that I’ll layer under my denim or white shirt.
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Please note: I do not get back from India until Saturday morning, so my Style Story that usually gets posted on Friday afternoon will be posted on Saturday afternoon. I’ll make sure to take a pic of what I wear each day while I’m away!

Graphic Tees Please

GraphicTee4There are a couple of trends I’ve been slow to the take: one of them being graphic tees. I figured out why….when you wear a graphic tee, you’ve got to feel the message. The t-shirt actually says something, so when you wear it you have to remember that you are actually communicating to anyone who reads it. Recently, I’ve embraced my “RAD” tee and now this ironic one with “NOTHING TO WEAR.” Ya right! I definitely have no shortage of clothes. Although it’s true there are times when I feel like I don’t have anything to wear, so the more I incorporate my “less is more” mentality with my closet the better. Do you have a graphic tee that you wear–just ‘cuz the message is so good? What does it say?

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