March: For us teachers it usually means spring break at the end of the month and heading into the homestretch of the school year. For me that means travel North to visit my family and often time to get my garden back up and running as well as deep clean the apartment. Depending on the … Continue reading March In a Minute
'tis the season y'all! In our family our holiday wishlists are a serious endeavor: due before Thanksgiving via email and including all relevant item descriptors, cost, source, size, color. You can't help but laugh because this process is so our family in a nutshell: a bunch of OCD WASPs Every year I relish the process … Continue reading What’s on my 2017 Christmas list
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With the start of a new year of teaching I always like to perk up my closet with new items. I often stock up at the outlets while we are on vacation in August. Check out my recent purchases, fall staples and a few wishlist items for the new season. Pre-Fall Outlet Haul: updated classics … Continue reading Back to School Shopping
It's back to school time and there's nothing worse than getting to 3pm and looking like a raccoon. I was forever destroying my makeup by the end of the school day until I found some essential cosmetic products that are worth their weight in gol for a frazzled teacher, mom or anyone who's on the … Continue reading The Somewhat Together Teacher
Today, July 25th is my half birthday. The optimism I was feeling, the confidence I felt as I came to terms with turning 30 in January has been replaced with a myriad of negative emotions of late: deep seeded self-doubt that comes with the territory of being a perfectionist, sadness (see previous post on Change), … Continue reading A Very Merry Unbirthday to Me
I have never been a "go with the flow" kind of person. Stubborn, opinionated, passionate: yes. Flexible, not so much. I'm a type A personality, a creature of habit and routine, major life changes rock my world and not in a good way. When my parents told us they were separating I spent almost two … Continue reading Change…
Navy Culottes: On my pilgrimage to the Club Monaco flagship over spring break I tried on a super chic pair of navy culottes (the Baruska Tie Pant) but with a $230.00 price tag I had to hand them back to the dressing room attendant. Luckily hunting at Zara near Lincoln Center I found a similar … Continue reading Spring Picks: splurges and steals
Welcome to rejectingPERFECTION! First and foremost a disclaimer: I am unapologetically a perfectionist. I am the first child of two first children and a type A person to the extreme. But as the blog title suggests I am working to embrace the parts of my personality that work, and reject or reevaluate the things that … Continue reading Welcome!