Monday, August 29, 2011

Rock You Like a Hurricane (How Has That Not Been Used Yet?)

Hurricane Irene hit over the weekend – by the time it reached New Haven it had been downgraded to a tropical storm but it was still pretty crazy. Damage was minimal (thankfully) but a few stately old trees were uprooted, including a lovely one on the grounds of building that, unfortunately, toppled over onto someone’s car. Yikes. I had some friends over for wine, sangria, and poker and then stayed up until 5 am so that I would have a chance to see a bit of the storm (it hit between 4 am and 11 am). I even threw on my rubber boots and a rain jacket and went outside for 20 minutes to really hear the roaring wind and feel the lashing rain. I know it sounds a little nuts but I just couldn’t restrain myself. I hope everyone else weathered the storm well and emerged unscathed. And now, onwards and upwards!

I am so ready for fall fashion people! So, so ready. The Missoni for Target look book is feeding my fall-fueled dreams of the fashion trends to come this season.





Classes start up here soon (in 2 days actually, yikes) and I’m already planning my wardrobe for teaching Ancient Greek history, and it will definitely include this sequin t-shirt and a whole mess of blazers. Is anyone else as excited as me for the onset of fall?



shirt: Ann Taylor / jeans: Express / shoes: Target

30 comments:

Alexa said...

Glad the hurricane didn't rock you too hard. You look fabulous for having been through one! :)

laura said...

Storms freak me out, so I'm glad you're safe and got to play out in the rain!

I'm super excited for your teaching this semester! can't wait to see your awesome shimmery and glittery outfits!
♥ laura

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StyleIDnet said...

That is nature, I thought we were getting but it headed your way instead..... I am glad the damage was not much and hope to be done with this season soon.
I am not a fan of winter but it has been so hot that this time I am really looking forward to it.
I can't wait to see your outfit posts, I remember you shopped specially for this time. Exciting.

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Honeysuckelle said...

Seriously, how has 'Rock you like a Hurricane' not been used? That is one of my favorite songs of all time.

My boyfriend and I also stood on our deck during the storm, granted, we waited awhile and it was just some wind and rain.

Love the outfit, those pants are super flattering, your legs look great.

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MsRinz said...

Be safe!! I am glad it wasn't that bad over there... Love the top by the way :)

Lauren said...

Ahhhh!!! So loving Missoni for Target. So amazing.

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Lauren
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Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE this outfit! You look amazingggg :D
and yes, I'm so excited for Missoni for Target! :D
[stupid hurricane, but it got me out of work today so yay!]
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Chelsea Lane said...

oh I totally would have been that person outside checking out the weather. so excited about M for Target, plus your berry-toned hair is perfectly trendy for fall! haha had to throw that in there ;) hope you have a great week girl!

xoxo

Jessica Weingarten said...

I LOVE the Missoni x Target capusle collection...though I doubt they'll have it in Buffalo!

Classes start in a week for me. I've been off for so long that I'll probably forget how to write an essay! Best of luck with the teaching gig!

Katie said...

Glad you're ok after the storm! I'm always excited for fall, we just don't get it in AL lol.

Elle Sees said...

Yes and yes.ive been eyeing the sequin shirts/tanks from Old Navy, since I can't afford the JCrew ones! Love a sparkly fall.

Amber Blue Bird said...

I'm really excited for that Target collection and for fall. I just wish there was a way to skip over winter.

MosaMuse said...

cute shoes!!
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Curves ahead makeup said...

glad you past the storm !! loving your shoes they look so cute

Ashleigh said...

I'm dreaming of Missoni as well...
So glad the storm wasn't as bad as originally predicted, and I can't believe you went out in it! And forgive me for being so behind on this but I'M LOVING THE HAIR!! This cut & color are perfect on you!

Bad Joan said...

Sounds like a successful storm watch if that's possible. Great looks you featured!


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Adrienne said...

I just discovered your blog, and I love it!

I am beyond ready for Fall. The Missoni looks are beautiful. I cannot wait until they hit Target!

Adrienne
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Sandy Joe said...

Missoni for Target????? How did this slip below my radar! I think I need to make a trip down south. Love your shoes!

Why is it that most hurricanes have women names?

x The Pretty Secrets

Kristin said...

Your stems look SUPAH fabulous in those jeans lady...And the Missoni flats WILL be mine!

Style, She Wrote said...

Love the Missoni designs! I can't wait for the collection to debut. Great sandals, too! xo style, she wrote

JennaStevie said...

I love the missoni designs, I wish I lived in the states!! Damnnnit. The pieces are so great.
Love this top, it's really cute! I cant wait for school to start
xJennaD

Michaela Scalisi said...

I like your outfit! So simple but perfect :)


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Claire said...

i'm so excited for the missoni target collection i can't even tell you!!! you look great. sequins always add fabulous bling to any outfit. and glad you survived the storm!

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Bonnie said...

Even though it is back to the stressful, anxiety-laden semester, I am super happy to be back in the swing of things. I was getting bored.

I'm so glad to hear that everything is okay between you and Irene. She really was a bitch.

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Rebecca said...

I will definitely be heading to Target when the Missoni stuff is released. I want a cardigan!

Debby said...

So glad you were safe from the storm. Love your post title... very clever! xo

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Glad you were safe from Irene! And I'm with you....bring on the fallll!!!

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

Glad to hear you survived the storm- even in Ottawa the winds were wild! I must admit to finding storms romantic (when they're not too dangerous of course!) LOVE the sequin top- you are one smokin' Ancient Greek prof!

Marie a la Mode said...

Glad to hear you weathered the storm! I can't believe you went outside for 20 minutes! Love your sequined top and your hair : )

blorange dice said...

you look amazing!!! haha sorry i'm going comment crazy on your blog; i've just been behind on reading lately. i know this is kind of a weird thing to say, too, but it looks like maybe you've been working out! your legs look super thin. just sayin'