Sunday, August 30, 2009

Georgia on My Mind (with a Dash of North Carolina Thrown in...)

So remember way back in late July when I went to Georgia and Indiana? Remember when I posted about the portal to hell that was the hotel room that we stayed at in Winston-Salem, NC? Well, I FINALLY have put together a big polyvore of all the things I wore on the trip, two mini-polyvores for some of the outfits, and I have uploaded all of the images, edited said images for publication...phew. This took me a better part of three hours today. Yikes. Blogging is fun but very time-consuming!

(Oh, and so you know, I have many, many outfits to post from late July and August...eventually, my friends, eventually!)

By the way, I did comment back on all the latest posts...not individually this time (unless you had a question or such)...but I did it! YAY!

Oh, and also...I loved my last week (August 23-30, 2009). I did not stop moving. Between three separate DC JCA get-togethers (Tysons for shopping, Tysons for a playdate with HeidiG. and Summerilla, and the White House/Occidental Grille with Cleo26, Slastena, 3PP, Kelly, and Rosa), working out with my brother, and jetting to the pool with the kids, I have been a bit busy...but that really good busy that makes life worth living, you know? BTW, I would be back to school preparing my classroom if I was still teaching full-time. :) I am so excited to only substitute this year...WAY less pressure!


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Untitled by dinagideon featuring J Crew

First Polyvore is of all the items I brought with me to both Georgia and Indiana. You will see this in this post and the next one on Indiana.


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North Carolina by dinagideon featuring J Crew

This second Polyvore is of my first and second day's outfits. The first outfit (on the left) I wore to a yum-tastic Mexican restaurant in Winston-Salem. We specifically request a journey there every single time we visit. Man, it's good. The second outfit (on the right) I wore the next day (Sunday) to Biscuitville (umm, biscuits, gravy, and grits...mmm...) and on the ride to Georgia...


Here is the first outfit. This is the lovely Liberty print fabric jacket that you all have seen before, but this time I scrunched up the sleeves. I LOVE it this way...very pretty and very (dare I say it), chic. The rolling ruffles tank is the champagne color, a lovely light yellow.


Here is a close-up of the jacket and well, the real reason I put the pic up, CW. On three...1, 2, 3...Ahhh!


This is a tee I bought from Boden for a song. I also purchased it in a navy blue/grey stripe. Why this was not more popular is beyond me...it is pretty and comfortable. Of course it is citron hued, so that may be why! ;)

I know this is going to sound odd, but I got my color inspiration for the trip from CW's onesie that she is wearing in this pic...it has many colors but they all worked so nicely together, I chose those colors as my theme.


OMG--Ignore my face...I look like I just smelled CW's diaper (which is entirely possible)...
This third outfit is from Georgia, and I wore it on Monday. It is the boyfriend tee in aqua (yes, HeidiG., just for you) in size extra-small (that's right, XS); some Ann Taylor Loft shorts I got from Rugged Wearhouse for next to nothing (and it's a short inseam...look out!); and the starfish capri sandals that I hearted so much I bought for full price (minus 15% educator discount).


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Untitled by dinagideon featuring J Crew

This third polyvore is from my last day in Georgia. I knew his family would like to see a tee celebrating New Orleans, so I wore it just for them...


Not much to say about this except that the sandals are ancient, but have lasted forever. Hmmm...if Mickey and co. read this, keep these sandals in mind the next time you make something...they are beautiful and built to last...J. Crew, I know you all have it in you to make awesome products again (of course, they still do, but even I, Miss "Rah-Rah" J. Crew has noticed a decline in many of the products' ability to last a long time).

Have a beautiful Monday (no, seriously, try to...)!

13 comments:

Cate said...

I love that navy tee! Your outfits are all adorable!

dinagideon said...

Hi, Cate! It is so easy to respond when there is just one comment!!! ;)

Thank you so much...I do love that tee and was so glad to get it when they were for sale way back when...I think it was a hot seller, too! Have a great day and don't work too hard...

AppGal said...

Umm...BISCUITVILLE IS AMAZING! I'm not one for fast food, but that place and Chick-fil-A get me every time. I apologize on behalf of NC for your bad hotel experience :) All of your outfits look great. I love the one w/the bf tee (YAY extra small!!!!) and the shorts...lookin' GOOD lady!

dinagideon said...

Hi, AppGal...speaking of NC, we are maybe coming down in early November so if you will be there, I would love to see you!

Yeah, Biscuitville is ridiculous it is SO good. :)

gigiofca said...

I love the podna tee. I finally got one today. So excited!

dinagideon said...

Gigiofca: You did? Yay! You should love it...it seems to flatter everyone. :) BTW, you look great lately...even in some of J. Crew's more "questionable" items. :)

Patina said...

yay. gigi, now you're part of the podna club. I love mine. It's gorgeous with my bright fuschia jackie. Love your outfits dina. The babies are ADORABLE!!!!!!

dinagideon said...

Patina--Aren't you excited to see gigiofca in her podna tee? I know she will look spectacular!

Thank you for coming on by...CW and Rex were very cute at the beginning of the trip (wait until you see what rex did at the end of the trip)...

AppGal said...

Oh yay! What part of NC will you be in?

dinagideon said...

Hi, AppGal:

I will go ahead and private message you through facebook the days as they are planned right now. Basically, hubby will be at a conference in Asheville (?) and I will be looking for things to do and people to see... ;)

I know we will stop in Winston-Salem on our way there and back (that is where our best friends live).

HeidiG said...

Love the outfits! That Liberty jacket is so perfect on you. Love that you got your inspiration from CW's onesie - too funny! Podna tee is fab on you, too - yay for NOLA!

AppGal said...

Oh yay! Asheville is my closest shopping destination (read: my nearest jcrew!) And um....also where the clearance center is located! I hope I'll be around when you are!

dinagideon said...

Hi, HeidiG. and AppGal:

Thank you, Ms. Heidi! That Podna tee is that perfect color that looks great on everyone...

AppGal, I cannot wait! I will be by myself for hours on end (thanks to hubby's conference), so it is nice to know I can find some serious shopping there...we'll talk and arrange a meeting, for sure!