Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Making a Statement with Siramara

Before beginning, I'd like to say that I'm praying for all of those affected by the tragedy in Boston. Being a new runner and being married to an experienced runner, I can only imagine how they are coping after such violence. I am thrilled to see how the running community and the entire country is coming together to offer help and encouragement to those affected.


On Monday, we began state testing in our county. State testing is brutal. At least, it feels that way. A solid 70 minutes of children poring over reading passages, underlining and circling and going back in the text over and over again to make sure that they have their answers correct. All while I'm pacing around the room, not looking at any of the tests, but faithfully observing the students to ensure that they are focused and alert.

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Dress: Kohls
Belt: Target
Shoes: Zulily

You might be thinking that I was crazy to wear such a cute (and high) pair of wedges on a day when I would certainly be wearing them out, but actually they were quite comfortable.

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Jacket: Thrifted

Okay, really, they were comfortable! But even they were the most comfortable pair of wedges I've worn in a while, I did slip out of them and into a pair of flats for my pacing exercises. You know how some strappy wedges or heels make a slight squishing noise when your heel meets the sole of your shoe as you walk? Well, that's what these wedges do.

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Now, I'm not complaining, because its nothing to complain about! It's just that when your classroom is as silent as a tomb, every single swish is heard like a herd of buffalo stampeding the room. So, yeah, the flats reigned during that 70 minutes of the day.

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After that, however, I proudly slipped back into my wedges and wore them not only throughout the entire day of teaching, but also to the grocery store, to pick up the kidlets and back to the house. Then I kicked them off and relaxed for the rest of the evening!

Any by "relaxed," I mean that I cooked dinner, gave baths, cleaned up the house... you know, all the typical mom stuff. =)

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Necklace: Sira & Mara

Now, for the part of this outfit I was most excited to discuss. I can't believe I went on and on about these amazing wedges when the statement in this outfit is clearly coming from this fabulous necklace! I won this necklace in a giveaway ages ago at Mix and Match Fashion. Since winning it, I've only worn it a few times. Mostly because I'm stuck in a rut of wearing long simple necklaces. I simply haven't been a statement necklace kind of girl. I think I might be warming up to them, though. I love how this look turned out and I'm envisioning this necklace with so many other outfits!

I hope you're all having a beautiful week and enjoying whatever spring-ish weather you've been having. I'm linking up today with The Pleated Poppy, Transatlantic Blonde, Dear Abby Leigh, Rolled Up Pretty and Wardrobe Wednesday.  Check out these lovely blogs to get inspired about all sorts of pretty things!


Cara said...

Ugh! Adorable wedges! Oh, to be somewhere warm! And to have those cute wedges!

Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle said...

Oh yes. We are all praying for those effected by the bombing. I'm a runner too--trying to get back to it after pregnancy--and it's just heartbreaking.

It's awful to switch topic now, but your dress is just too pretty. And yes, love the statement necklace.

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Anonymous said...

What fun shoes! I love this outfit with the bright colours and great necklace :)

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

Those wedges are SO cute. Seriously, SO.CUTE. I feel like you'll be able to wear them with pretty much anything!

Anonymous said...

Yes, wedges are extremely comfortable and those are adorable. The necklace is a perfect accent.

Melaina25 said...

LOVE those wedges!

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rlutz said...

That necklace is such a great statement piece. Relaxation takes a different definition as a mom!!

Anonymous said...

Great necklace and wedges - the star for me though is the colour of the dress. I love how many pink outfits there have been in this week's WW! Thanks for sharing xo

Leelee said...

Cute shoes

Amy Disbrow said...

Gorgeous outfit!! Love that dress necklace belt and shoes!! I'm obsessed with it all!! That swish sound bothers me too!! I have shoes that do that too and I avoid wearing them down quiet hallways at school haha!!


Abby said...

this is such a bright and happy look - you really wear color well, and i think it's because it suits your sunny personality :). your students are lucky you were so considerate! thanks for linking up with dress for the day!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That color is just beautiful on you lady!

Sarah Hartley said...

That color is insanely gorgeous on you.

Mimi said...

These photos are beautiful! You look stunning! Love the necklace:)

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Lyosha said...

lovely look! great colours

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kimmie said...

Those wedges are so pretty! but I totally get you on the squishy sound part. I hate when my footwear makes noise in a quiet place, but they're still awesome regardless :)