My New Favorite Outfit: A Day in the Life and The Trend of the Month

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A Day in the Life and The Trend of the Month

Blog Everyday in May Challenge, Day 15: A typical day

Today's challenge is a describing my typical day, let me tell you, it's pretty, without further ado, here I go:

6:10- Alarm goes off, I think about how dumb it is to get out of bed, and how dumb mornings are. Push snooze.
6:19- repeat previous events
6:30ish- Get up, shower, get dressed, get ready. I pick out my clothes over the weekend, and have them set aside in a separate part of my closet, so I can easily look through my outfits and choice what I feel like wearing.  Before blogging and stood and stared at my closet for like 20 minutes then pulled out my teacher uniform, black pants, a top, and a cardigan. Everyday.
7:00- Make, coffee and my lunch, let the dog out, and feed her
7:10ish- Wake up Grant. Depending on the day, this is either easy or not.  Generally the first thing out of his mouth is "Get your Jammie's back on," as he knows that when I have them on we get to stay home.  Then he goes potty after some coaxing to get out of bed. Now, the hard part, getting dressed. Grant is particular and sometimes takes awhile to decide what he'll wear. I usually pull out 3 shirts and let him choose, then it's jeans or "soft pants," and socks that "bother him" and shoes.  Next we brush teeth and are ready.
7:30, I leave for work and my husband takes Grant to daycare.
7:30-4:00ish- Sculpt young minds.  I teach 7th grade Language Arts on the block schedule, so I have three 90 minute blocks during the day, a meeting, plan, lunch (that's way too short) and homework appointments after school with kids.
4:00ish I have a play date after getting Grant, run to the store to grab something for dinner, or once a week I go to Goodwill, then go get Grant.
4:30-5 ish get home and start dinner.  I do not like cooking and often have an "Oh crap," moment at school as I realize I have no plan for dinner.  If I'm lucky I've thawed out burger or chicken then I choose from go-to meals with these.  My husband is an excellent cook and takes care of most weekend cooking, I love this! Grant usually plays or watches a show while I cook and unload and reload the dishwasher.
5:30ish- Brian gets home and we have dinner together
6:00- Grant's bath time
6:30-8 Family time, play, watch a movie
8:00- Get ready for Grant's bedtime. Potty, brush teeth, read books, sing songs, tell stories
8:15-8:30ish Grant's down for the night and I finally can catch my breath.  Brian and I will watch a show, I'll look at blogs, etc.
10:00- Bedtime, we are old

Now to my outfit: You guys haven't seen this top yet, not sure why, but I pretty much wear it every week sometime.  I got it as Goodwill and love everything about it, the print, the color, the shape, everything.  Funny thing is, if I saw it in the store I totally would have passed it up.  Thrifting has really caused me to look at clothes differently, and in the best way.  I totally love it with these white jeans too.  I found them last summer and wore them un-cuffed, but I totally prefer it cuffed up. The pop of green in my necklace is pretty fun too. : )

Top: Kohl's $3 (thrifted)
Jeans: CAbi $5 (thrifted)
Necklace: Stella and Dot Jolie
Bracelets: Stella and Dot  Renegade/ Chimera/Gilded Arrow
Shoes: DSW $25
Bag: Coach

Linking up with:
What I Wore Wednesday
Get Your Pretty On
Fashion and Beauty Finds


  1. I love that shirt! Such a great thrift find. I am heading thrifting this weekend and hoping I can find something half as cute as that!

  2. i love the yellow and green together!! many nights i am in bed before 10!

  3. LOVE this yellow top, it looks gorgeous on you. You should wear yellow more often! And actually I'm totally impressed of all the things you get done in one day and can still get to bed by 10. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  4. You do look great in yellow. I especially love it paired up with white pants. I enjoyed the glimpse into your day in the life!

  5. Love this top Ginny. You look so pretty in it. The green necklace goes perfectly with it.


  6. Such a pretty top and I love how you accented it with the green necklace! Thanks for sharing your day with us. I always have to plan my dinner meals out for the week or else I'd be stuck on what to make!

    The Tiny Heart
    Target Giveaway!

  7. Such a cute top! What is the print? They look like feathers! Love it paired with the green necklace and white jeans.

  8. such a beautiful top!!! this look is so cute :D love the green necklace with the yellow top! great color combo :D

  9. Such a cute top and love that necklace too!

  10. So pretty! The bright green necklace looks fabulous against the yellow top!

  11. This yellow top is so pretty! Especially with the green necklace, love it!

  12. What a great thrifted outfit! Love it!
    Marie @
    Lemondrop ViNtAge

  13. Love your look!

  14. Your necklace is so cool! You look great, dear!

  15. This top is so pretty! I love the color and print. The bold green necklace was a good addition. (And you're right, lunch is always way too short!)

  16. Such a fun, summery style Ginny! Thanks for linking up!
    And I am glad to know I'm not the only one who has that "Oh crap" moment when I am driving home from work and I realize I have no plans for dinner! lol!
    xo - Marion

  17. This is your color Ginny!! Love the S&D necklace.

  18. What a bargain top. It is such a lovely colour especially with the incredibly gorgeous green statement necklace. I'm getting a full time job soon. The thought of getting up during the hour of 6am scares me so much!

  19. That top is so cute!! And I don't judge for a 10pm bed time.... I'm asleep by then most of the time too!

  20. I am loving this outfit! It looks so fresh and springy! Uh oh, white pants before memorial day! lol, I kid!

  21. Yep, I am old too going to bed at 10:00 :) We feel like rock stars when we stay up past midnight on the weekends, lol!

    Love the yellow top with the white pants. Very springy and fresh!


  22. Thank you for sharing a day in the life of Ginny! I had no idea that you taught 7th grade language arts! So cool! You are so busy Ginny! I don't know how you manage it all! As for this look, I LOVE it! Especially the printed yellow top with the green statement necklace! You paired it perfectly with the white jeans!

  23. that yellow top is darling! love the fun print and it with the green necklace!

  24. I love this outfit, Ginny! I'd love to get a few more printed tops - most of mine are solid or have stripes, but I'm starting to look forward to finding some cute prints :) And every time you wear your white pants, I keep thinking it may be time for me to buck up and get some, ha! They're so cute and suuuper versatile!

    I enjoyed reading about your day. Your schedule is what I'd like mine to be like someday...working in a school, being a mother, was fun to see what your day is like!! Thanks for sharing :)

  25. this top is so pretty! i am really leaning towards light, flowy blouses like this as we transition into summer--now i just need to find some! and i totally don't think going to bed at 10pm is bad at all, honestly i'm not sure how anyone can stay up much later than that if they have to go to work the next day! :) i sure can't!