Monday, October 25, 2010

Fall Fashion Week

This week I'll be doing something a little different here on Of Such is the Kingdom. Instead of my usual smorgasborg of crafts, activities, and recipes, I'll be sharing my outfits with you as a part of
I'm mostly blaming my bloggy friend from Leaving the House in THIS? for all this fashion craziness, but here I am. I assume that most of the people participating in this are just sharing their one outfit for the day, but since I wear so many different "hats" I often have more than one outfit--so I'll be sharing each one and telling you what my routine is for each day as well.
Outfit #1 for Monday
It's a rainy, foggy morning here so I'm dressing simply. My duties for the morning are to make the morning pot of oatmeal, help the two big kiddos get dressed, kiss the hubby as he leaves for work, and get the big kiddos out the door for their ride to their homeschool tutorial. Then I'll blog, clean house, and do laundry while I take care of the youngest. (It is very hard to blog with a snuggly 2yo in your lap, but it is great nonetheless.) Today's pics are all using the timer, but I'm hoping that my oldest will help me out for the rest of the week. She's a great photographer, and I'm hoping she'll let me share some of her outfits with you as well. (2yo exits lap to pick up humming light saber and use it as a vacuum!)
At 12 on Mondays I teach a ballet class for a group of neighborhood girls at a friend's house who has a studio in her home. So, in comes 
Outfit #2 for Monday
Never a dull moment around here, I assure you! A friend picks up the biggest two from their tutorial and keeps them and the youngest while I teach her daughter (and 10 others) ballet. (2yo back in the lap) My kids will be eating their lunch of homemade kids' meals while they are at my friend's house. Then I pick up my kiddos and come home for a nap for the youngest and homework and rest time for the older two. 
In the evening on Mondays, I help teach an ABCs of Baby Care class at a local pregnancy resource center. We teach moms who have chosen to parent their babies, and by "teach" I mean share knowledge from books and internet and a few of our own experiences. We teach everything from how to put on those ridiculous snappy gowns in the hospital to how to bathe your baby to how your relationships will change after baby's born. It's a fun class, and every time I co-teach it, I learn something from the other teachers. For this class, I need to look professional, so that brings us the third and final outfit.
Outfit #3 for Monday 

This brown dress is one of my favorite pieces of clothing. It's from a Marshall's type store (can't actually remember) and I think I paid $11 for it. It can pull down as a skirt as well as be a strapless dress. The sweater is an old (old) Target sale-rack purchase. ($6) Shoes are from Rack Room. The accessories are where this outfit gets fun. I bought the scarf that I'm wearing as a belt on my very first trip to China, very first day, at the Great Wall of China. I was the first one from our group to venture out to make a purchase, and I didn't even try to bargain--I just paid my yuan and grabbed the first scarf I saw. It's not the colors I would usually pick, but it has grown on me over the 12 years I've owned it. The bracelets are various ones that my mom and grandmomma have made and given me; another one was given to me at my college graduation, and I inherited one of them when my Granny died. The fact that this outfit tells a story about me and my family Makes My Monday.
So there you have it, my first day of fall fashion!


27 comments:

  1. It has been rainy here too...I love rain boots. Yours are adorable. I also love your kitten heels!

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  2. I could not be more excited that you're participating!!! Woo HOOOOOOOOOO

    Love all the different looks.
    The pic with the umbrella & rain boots is adorable.

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  3. Love the top outfit!
    Whew! Your days are INSANE! See ya tonight.

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  4. Oh the first one is so cool, this so reminds me of Mary Poppins :-)

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  5. I love how feminine all your outfits are!

    Happy Fall Fashion week!

    -Mandy @ She Breathes Deeply
    www.mandysuzannereid.blogspot.com

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  6. This is so very flattering on you! You put it all together perfectly :)

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  7. wow, you are a busy mamma! all of your looks are so cute, I can't wait to see your outfits this week!!

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  8. super cute. love the choice of color combo. light blue and brown.

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  9. aww...love the dancing picture, and your sweater in outfit #3 is such a pretty color. =)

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  10. Such fabulous outfits. I love your rain gear.

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  11. Wow! You look great and are so pretty! What a busy day! And so jealous that you get to teach ballet! I miss dancing a lot!

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  12. Love the rainboots and the umbrella! And the blue and brown together is so cute in the 3rd outfit!

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  13. Wish I had an reason to own rain boots here! So cute!

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  14. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your super kind words. You are so lovely! I especially love that first outfit, very cute!

    http://ashleyanderic.blogspot.com

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  15. Love this post - it's amazing how many hats you wear - and wear them well - you look fabulous in all 3 - but I love love love that your last one tells such a story about your life.

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  16. The rain boots are so fun! Also, I love how the skirt in outfit #3 hangs and twirls.

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  17. What cute outfits. I love the brown skirt!

    This week is my blog anniversary and I'm hosting a week's worth of great giveaways. Feel free to stop by if you'd like!

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  18. Wow! Thanks for sharing all three outfits with us. Your rainboots in picture #1 are adorable.

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  19. I love the braid in your hair. (Cute outfits too!)

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  20. You are SUCH a knockout! And that last outfit in particular is to die for ! Perfection, and it suits you so well....DEFINITELY a Monday Maker!

    Thanks so much for playing along!

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  21. i hate rain! but it looks like fashion is no match for it.

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  22. You seem like a super amazing, fun person, judging by your day, your outfit + your poses!
    I especially love your comfy stripes outfit!

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  23. I loved all of your outfits. Absolutely adorable!

    Love, Bevin @ All is Bright
    allbrightphotography.blogspot.com

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  24. Olivia! I love all these pictures of you! My absolute faves are the umbrella one (adorable) and the floral dress/jacket/heels where you're looking down. Love your hair pulled back like that! :) Have enjoyed catching up on your blogs.

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