So is there a bout of intestinal flu running around where you live? Baby CW had it first in this household on Thursday, and when I didn't get it by Friday morning (same with Rex and Mr. Dina), I felt I was in the clear. Not so much. By Friday night, I took a major turn for the worse and was sick for a good 24 hours. I ended up losing 6 pounds of water weight. (Here's how it works though it seems...I had recently put on 4 pounds because of my stringent "no activity" post-PFO closure. I was becoming so sad that I had gained the weight that I was very excited to get back to exercise in late January. Well, what do you know? You are so funny, God.) Rex got it last night (ooh, you should have seen the amount of laundry we had to do at 3 am). Mr. Dina is still doing fine (lucky!).
Okay, so where the heck was I last week if I wasn't posting here? Well, I was teaching my fashion class for the 3rd time. As you know, I have taught "Spring Into Style" and "Fall Into Fashion" and now we can add "Winter Wardrobe" to my resume. Instead of being two weeks as Spring Into Style and Fall Into Fashion are, Winter Wardrobe is one week. Basically I keep the same curriculum as the other two classes, but I don't cover sewing, color coordination, and basic design. I focus mainly on the inspiration boards, using the inspiration to create an outfit from their closets, and the runway show.
In order to facilitate this, I wore a few outfits this last week that were inspired by others, including Monday's look, which was directly inspired by our first lady, Michelle Obama. Regardless of politics (fashion is bi-partisan, woo!), I love Mrs. Obama's style and I was super-excited to show the young ladies how she had inspired me. I was also able to show them how to bring it in the winter, which is usually the time people (especially in the DC are) tend to become super-frumpy, all hidden under layers of down coats and uggs (both of which are great, but a lot of folks around here take these and become like honest to goodness snowmen).
I was on the fence about this outfit. I have been really hard on myself lately (I have been feeling this way for a while, really, which may explain a lot of my lack of posting). Every outfit seems just a little off. The more I look at this, the more I like it, but honestly, that morning, had I had more time, I might have taken the skirt off and worn pants instead. Tuesday and Wednesday were equally tough for me. By Thursday, and especially Friday (my fave of the week), I was feeling a lot better (kind of ironic, really, considering what ended up happening to me on Friday night--lol).
Sizes: Cardigan, Small. Tee, Small. Skirt, Size 4. Tights (herringbone tights by J. Crew), Medium-Tall. Prized Rose Peep Toes, Size 9.5 (1/2 size bigger than the Anticipations). Belt, Small.
Talk with you all soon. Days 2-5 will be around soon enough!