Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Today I am linking up with Kellyann and friends for The Style Six.  What a great idea! I don’t see many fashion link ups these days and i think they are really fun and always give me new ideas to wear what is already in my closet.  

I don’t want to forget to mention the significance of today, however.  9/11 is a date that we will always and should always remember.  I was teaching when my principal made the announcement about the twin towers around 9:10 am.  It is really hard to be calm when you are the one in charge.  My teen students were fearful and scared and we didn’t do anything that day but watch the news.  Many parents came to pick up their children.  This was before I had kids of my own.  It is a day I will never forget.

And, this is my Dad’s birthday.  He passed away last December.  I saw an explanation about grief saying that it is not lineal – meaning that you will experience bad days and it isn’t a steady progression of healing, necessarily.  Today will be sad for my family and I.  My boys’ birthday was sad to me because of my Dad not getting to see them reach 17 and I know their graduation will be hard, too.  

There is no smooth way to transition into fashion now, so here goes…

Typical teaching outfit – Matilda Jane green pants, Old Navy blouse, consignment Banana Republic cardigan, Target Universal Thread shoes.


Forgot to get full outfit, but black pants, black blouse, fun necklace and earrings and a yellow cardigan.

Capri leggings and poncho for a Friday outfit.  

$18 consignment find – transition booties.  They have cut outs so I won’t wear them into winter.  

They are by a brand called “Rebel” and I looked at some of their stuff on the website and they are pretty unique.  I think these are cool but also a little 18th century style!  

I think this is a hard time to dress!  The weather is still very warm but I want all the fall!

I did put all of my white away.  I also put away anything that looks super summery; I’ve just worn it all to death and it’s time for a change!

What are you wearing lately?  


10 thoughts on “What I Wore Wednesday and Consignment Find

  1. I am so glad you are linking up with us!
    Of course on a more somber note, yes, missing our dad on these big days – oh how I feel you! I heard on a podcast (of all places) with Kim Goldman that grief never ends and you never really “heal” and it is so true. There are so many things I wish my dad was here for – football season being one. It’s not the same watching a game without him.
    And yes, 9/11. I remember it well. I think we all will, we’ll know exactly where we were and what we were doing. I was home with a 3 year old, a one year old, and my 2 month old nephew watching in disbelief. I still cannot believe it.
    Thinking of you today my friend and sending hugs!


    1. Thank you! Where did all the fashion link ups go?
      It’s almost gotten harder since now it’s been longer that I’ve been without him if that makes sense. There are so many triggers.
      I bet you were so scared on 9/11 with three babies in your care. I didn’t have kids yet and I think the world seems different when you are now responsible for another life. I showed my students news footage in Spanish.


  2. Happy heavenly birthday, Uncle Larry!

    I was still in radio on 9/11. I rolled into work around 9-30. All of the stations had news streams running, of course. So everyone was crammed into the conference room watching the coverage. This went on until noon, when all of the music station resumed normal programming. I was on a Top 40 station then, where the announcers are always upbeat, happy, gossipy, etc. That day was not any of those things, obviously. I couldn’t really tell you what I said or did on the air that day. I know I transitioned from news to music by saying something along the lines of “We’ll keep you up-to-date with new developments as they emerge. For now, we’ll try to bring a little more normalcy to your day, if that’s possible…”

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  3. They say the first year is the hardest, but it’s everything after that that has to be hard too 😦
    It’s my aunt’s and cousin’s birthday too.

    Also, it’s 90* and humid in western PA so I think I might as well keep the summer clothes out.


    1. Yes, I think so. It’s a hard day to have a birthday now. I showed news coverage in Spanish because these kids need to know the significance of 9/11/2001 IMO.
      We hit 97!
      I read an interesting article about Teachers Pay Teachers. I think it can be a great resource but it was critical saying that it showed a lack of quality resources in education. I thought that was interesting. I have found some good ideas for my subject area.


  4. Hi! I’m so glad to get to meet you via the Style Six link up! I know you’re a blogger friend of Kellyann – isn’t she a sweet, encourager? Anyway, love your outfits. It’s fun to see the extra thought behind a put-together look. Always nice to see how they scored at thrift stores as well. I’m sorry to hear about your dad…when you mentioned your boy turning 17 it made me realize all the layers to losing someone. Thank you for sharing…it truly helps with those that relate and those that desire to comfort! – Chrissy, Granola & Grace


    1. Thank you Chrissy! I need to add you to my list of blogs! Kellyann is my faithful commenter and such a ray of positivity! Thank you! I have some great consignment stores in my city and I love the hunt!
      There are lots of layers to losing someone. I have twin boys who were my Dad’s first grandchildren. I’m trying hard to be grateful for the time we had with him. Thank you for commenting!


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