Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Awesome dork-ness


My outfit today is pretty boring.  Yet another black dress.  But a different one.  And another lined up for tomorrow.
Its not about the outfit today.......
Its about my awesome dork-ness that I will share after the outfit photos


I will share my BA shoes today though.  They are Sofft brand and I purchased them on a great sale at Marshall's.  They were clearanced at $20.00; (several months ago).  They are super comfy.

Here's the very unoriginal black dress.....

....with the Lia Sophia jewelry that my husband bought me for Christmas, to boost my inventory for shows.  I will be "advising" my first show on the 14th and I'm super excited.  I love the modern vintage vibe of this necklace.

...and this one too.  The picture truly does not do it justice, but its so very pretty.

ON TO THE STORY OF MY DORK-NESS.....

At the end of the semester, I talk a little bit to my students about being successful in college.....
Today was the last class of the semester...
and.......
When I arrive at the university in the morning, I park in the parking building and walk almost two blocks to the building the classroom is in.
This morning was no different, I was feeling good, and eager to give the final and end the teaching semester.
About 20 feet from the classroom (after the walk across campus), in my periphery I become aware of a lady walking briskly toward me saying "excuse me, excuse me"...when I turn to see if its me she's addressing, she approaches and starts tugging down the skirt of my dress.  She tells me my skirt is riding up in the back..and when I ask her how bad it is, she just nods a sympathetic nod and walks away.  Uh-oh.....I walked across campus this way.  Thank goodness I was wearing black tights.

I'm really glad she caught me before I entered the classroom and gave them the "success" lecture.



33 comments:

  1. Awesome shoes! I am so jealous!!! They are gorgeous.

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  2. Thank heavens for the kindness of strangers!
    That dress is a great lbd and the jewellery is so elegant.
    Love the shoes - comfort and style. What more oculd a girl want?

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  3. I'm laughing and cringing at the same time for you .. thank goodness she caught up with you. I think most of us have had an experience along these lines and its always worse in cooler weather with tights and the static in the air.

    Love the outfit and the 'vintage vibe' of that necklace ... I do so love the vintage look

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    1. Oh yes...how embarrassing if my class had seen me that way.

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  4. That is horrible! At least the lady was kind enough to help you. I think we have all had those moments at some time in our lives. I love the shoes, especially since purple is my favorite color. The locket type necklace is gorgeous! Heather

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    1. Thank you Heather! I love my Lia Sophia jewelry! Especially the things with a modern vintage vibe.

      Shoes are super comfy!

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  5. Cute anecdote. And I love those shoes. I've been actively looking for a pair exactly like these -- and I shop at Marshall's -- but whenever I see them, they're never big enough. (My size is Ginormous.)

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    1. Have you tried looking online at 6pm.com?

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  6. The shoes are gorgeous. The jewelry does look very vintage--that is what I thought it was when I first saw it before I read that it is modern made.
    So often strangers will just let you go by without telling you something like that is going on. You are fortunate she told you. I have always lived in fear of having something like that happen. You do look fabulous in the outfit!

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    1. Thank you Debbi...I am glad she told me before I walked in to the classroom to teach

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  7. Oh, I love the purple suede shoes! So fabulous!

    Thank goodness for people like that, who tell you when your skirt's riding up!

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    1. Thanks, Sheila....I like those shoes too. So comfy.

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  8. I love those purple shoes, and the Lia Sophia necklace is divine! Thank goodness for the kindness of strangers :)

    Adrienne
    What Lola Wants

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    1. Oh I agree....thank goodness she save me from further embarrassment

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  9. lol. I feel bad for laughing at that story, but it really was funny! I'm so glad she caught you!

    And your dress isn't boring; it's the perfect blank canvas for that gorgeous necklace and for those shoes. I love those shoes!

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    1. Thank you Gracey. I have so many black dress! They do make a perfect backdrop for awesome jewelry.

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  10. Ahhh, that's rough for sure! I once, when I was about 13 years old, had something similar happen at my second cousin's wedding, but luckily I caught the "exposed issue", so to speak, before anyone else had a chance to see. I still shudder at the thought of how many relatives could have easily seen a whole lot more of me than I'd ever want them to!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Oh boy....yeah and I bet far more embarrassing at age 13 then as an adult!

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  11. How sweet was that lady! Whew!
    Gorgeous necklaces!

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    1. I know, Jeannie, whew!
      Thank you...I am hopelessly addicted to Lia Sophia jewelry...its so timeless and classic

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  12. Thank goodness for women that actually care about other people. I've pointed that out to ladies in the bathroom a few times. And I am guilty of doing that myself too - now I always try to look in the mirror at my backside to make sure I don't walk around with my skirt hiked up.

    BTW - gorgeous jewelry!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. I usually check too, Alice....but I think when I got out of the car to go to class,,,,the skirt must have ridden up then and I had several bags to carry so I just didn't thing to check!

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  13. Oh my gosh, that's awful! (How lucky that she caught you before you got to your class though!) I walked through the entire Denver airport with my dress tucked into my underwear years ago, I think that was one of the most embarrassing moments of my life when I walked past a window and realized it.

    That was such a great deal for your shoes, Softt makes really nice quality shoes and I like the pop of color they add the dress. (The black dress is a great canvas for your shoes and jewelry, it really shows off the gorgeous necklaces.)

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    1. Oh...that's funny, Katie!

      I do like most of the shoes Sofft makes. I love the way they look, but I do find their sizing inconsistent so I have to be careful in choosing them.

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  14. My BFF sells Lia Sophia, and loves it. Good Luck!

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    1. Thank you....its always good to hear of people who love selling LS. I'm going to give it my best shot.
      They have so many beautiful pieces, I couldn't resist.

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  15. Ohhh how nice of her....
    Just a few weeks back I saw one woman stop another because, yes - she was dragging toilet paper from her pants.

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    1. Oh no! I would tell someone if I saw them!

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  16. oh, i adore those shoes and they just look comfy too
    have a great weekend
    brett

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    1. They are really comfy, Brett. I really, really enjoy wearing them. Sofft has some of the prettiest shoes!

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  17. I love Soofts' shoes- very comfy. and $20 on a $100 pair of shoes is a major score.

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    1. I love them too....yep, I scored big! :)

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