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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tulips and What I Wore



Pink and blush tulips in harmony on the mantel, their colours softening with time. The brighter ones were a gift from Miss S's parents for keeping her overnight recently.
 

I've never had or needed a large wardrobe. With this full-time teaching stint I find myself scrambling to come up with new combinations. Black, grey and navy feature strongly. Colour is added with scarves and the occasional cardigan. 

Last week I took a daily photo before I stepped out the door. I found it a good exercise in seeing what I wear and how I feel about my style. I think I'll continue for awhile. It's easy to get into a rut and pull on the same things day after day. 

Something else I did a few weeks ago was to turn all my hangers backwards on the rod. When I wore something I put it back in the closet correctly hung. I'm pleased to see that I wear much of what's hanging there. Just a few things need to be incorporated into my daily wear or taken to the thrift store.
 

Another tulip photo - this one with a 60s vibe thanks to special effects from Picasa. Remember the rounded corners and the yellowish cast?

I'm off to another day in the classroom. Report cards are due in the next day or two and my blog visiting time will be minimal. I'll catch up with everyone closer to the end of the week.

28 comments:

  1. You look great in these outfits -- professional but approachable (my favourite look is the pink cardi with the dark skirt -- not sure if it's the colour or the silhouette I like, but it really works.

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  2. Have a great week!

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    1. Lost two! Not taking chances. Jill has given up commenting on my blog because she is having so much trouble. For whatever crazy reason, I am your Jill. Anywho...love all the looks and especially love the second.

      I must be channeling the 60s because all my photos have a yellow pall and rounded corners. LOL!

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  3. I like your outfits! Professional and comfortable! I find that I am looking at different styles now that I am losing weight. It's fun and interesting.

    Those tulips are so beautiful!
    Deanna

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  4. I like these photos of you Lorrie. Your style is very comfortable and up to date. Staying at home leads to a boring basic wardrobe of jeans, tees and sweatshirts for me. The tulips are really pretty. I hope you have a blessed week at school.

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  5. Hello Lorrie, I think your teaching wardrobe looks very professional and stylish. Great idea to turn the hangers backwards. A whole lot of mine would stay that way as it's rare that a day on the farm is a dress up day. Lovely to see those tulips!

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  6. Brilliant ideas, Lorrie. I like your choice of outfits and accents for work. You look comfortable while still being professional. I on the other hand, wear the same painting clothes everyday. I've learned my lesson by ruining too many good articles of clothing. Have a great week.

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  7. What cute outfits...and you look so great in them! It's amazing how many outfits you can make out of a few cjoice piecesm isn't it? Love the pretty tulips too :)

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  8. Love the daily photo shoot idea! Sometimes I've thought I should put photos on my closet door for ideas when my mind is blank. You have a nice blend of professional classy, yet comfortable in your choices!

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  9. Fun fashion post! I like to see what others are wearing...it is so inspiring.
    Scarves and accessories really help perk up and help you get more mileage from a minimalist basic wardrobe...pretty tulips too!

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  10. The daily selfie is a good idea. I might try that.

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  11. Look at you.......... a Style Blog! Love it! My fave is also the pink cardi and black skirt.. but they all look great. Beautiful tulips..... both pictures...... I do like the first one best..... Although I love a good yellow cast! ha

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  12. Cute outfits and a good plan. Love love love the tulips.

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  13. What a good idea to turn the hangars around backwards. I have a problem hanging on to things thinking I will wear them. And when I do send them on their way, I usually very soon afterwards look for them. Your tulips are such a pretty shade of pink.

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  14. I so love tulips! These are gorgeous!
    You have quite a sense of style, Lorrie. It was fun to see the outfits that you put together for the week. I hope you'll allow us a little peek again.

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  15. Your tulips are lovely but may I just say that your "About Me" picture doesn't even begin to do you justice now that I've seen you from head to toe? My goodness, you are adorable!

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  16. You looked very pretty and professional, Lorrie, in your wardrobe "selfies" In my profession as a nurse I wore scrubs or a uniform every day, which meant my "at home" wardrobe was very casual. I've been trying to add more intermediate dressy type clothes to my wardrobe for special occasions.

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  17. Your post today reminds me of just how badly I need to sort through my clothes...that's what happens when one moves from the work world to home life (or maybe I could try to dress in something other than casual clothes). My favorite of your outfits is the last one--LOVE that scarf! Beautiful tulips Lorrie--there's just something special about those two colors together.
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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  18. Really nice outfits, Lorrie! A perfect work look.
    And the tulips are of course lovely! :)
    Have a happy day!

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  19. Very pretty tulips.
    What a great idea to record your outfits for the week. I love the choices you made. They look professional, yet comfortable. I also like the pops of color you added with scarves and shoes. I hope you continue to share with us.
    Have a wonderful week.

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  20. The tulips are so wonderful. Ours are winding down here. I will plant more for next spring. Love them. Great idea for professional dress. Now retired, I don't need to worry about professinal dress. I must say, that in the classroom that professional dignity is very important. I have seen far too many teachers dress much to causally for my taste. You will inspire your youngsters.

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  21. Very stylish! You look great!!

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  22. I'm trying to wear what I have and if I don't feel comfortable, it's going out the door. I know I have way too much stuff, just need to weed it down a little at a time and only have the things that are really flattering. Good luck with report cards.

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  23. Oh you are a busy gal with a full-time teaching stint! You look very sharp, too.

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  24. How smart is that! You look wonderful in each selfie and must say, you are awesome. I admire you and all teachers! Beautiful tulips!

    Nancy

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  25. You look lovely...every day! Now I'm thinking about what my last week of outfits would have looked like. Yikes!

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  26. I like the photos and think this is a great idea. The color coral looks very nice on you. Hugs!

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  27. First you mentioned Picasa and I have a question. Can you post from Picasa? I have been quite frustrated with them this past year.
    Love the outfits, what a clever idea to photograph each day. I turned my hangers for one year just to see what I was wearing. Fascinating experiment that really tells the story.

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