Tuesday, August 11, 2015

They're Baaaack

Gearing Up with Purple Leopard--Tuesday, 8/11/15

Today's styling of a purple knit top is brought to you by two lovely ladies.  Erin has put a purple dress together with a black cardigan, gold tassel necklace, and a leopard print clutch.

From tealandpolkadots.blogspot.com

Jen has picked up the purple in her leopard print skirt with a purple cardigan and a long station necklace.

From librarianforlifeandstyle.com

So here's another of my Frankenoutfits, in which I combine half of one outfit with half of another.  (Neither of them is wearing gold shoes, but I think my choice is consistent with the way Jen bookended her outfit by wearing shoes that echo the color of her hair...and Erin too, for that matter.)

*Purple short-sleeved T (Target), $7.00/wear+
Leopard skirt (Kohls), $2.30/wear+
*Elbow-length black cardigan (thrifted, AB Studio), $5.00/wear+
Long gold tassel necklace (Kohls), $3.33/wear
Gold flats (Nordstrom), $3.57/wear

Outfit total: $21.20/wear

Even though my animal print skirt doesn't have any purple in it, I think it works fabulously with this shade of purple top.  I also appreciate that the skirt is not a pencil skirt, but still has a close fit at the hips, which makes it easy to pair with tops, including ones like this T that are a little longer than many skirts can handle untucked.  It's also made from a stretchy fabric with an elastic waist for maximum comfort.  Plus, it's not ridiculously short!

Now for a very different kind of animal...kissing prairie dogs.

In other news...Our site administrators are back to work this week, in meetings on Mon-Tues, but back on site on Wed.--which means I needed to get my ass in gear to finish up the site end-of-year reports as well as the site incoming reports for the new year starting next month.  And despite various data problems and the like, at 4:36 p.m. I emailed my boss with the location on our shared drive of the last set of reports!  Woot!

Now the road is clear tomorrow morning to get back to this federally-mandated data collection nightmare project that was initially due in January...but they had to shift the due date by over 6 months to get their data upload system working...and then they had to shift the due date by 2 more weeks because on the due date last Friday, their system was overwhelmed and their servers gave up in despair. 

So I've been working hard this week.  However, teens aren't working this summer as much as they have in the past.

On a more amusing topic--do you think I can get Robert to do a slow chicken dance to a cheesy romantic song at his mom's upcoming wedding??  (That was the best 1:24 of the first 3 episodes of New Girl.  You're welcome.)

I ordered a camera this weekend, and it should be arriving tomorrow.  Exciting!  Stay tuned.


mom said...

There is no way anyone in their right mind would do a slow chicken dance ever, so no, you won't be able to convince Robert. But, if you do I would love to see it!

Sally said...

Hmm...so it sounds like step 1 is get Robert to be not in his right mind. Tricky.