Saturday, October 31, 2009

Random Musings...

Happy Halloween!!

We have no special plans for today. Mr. Preppy and I were supposed to go to the UGA-UF game today but thanks to my lab hours we were unable to. Instead we'll be watching it with friends (here in Augusta I'm outnumbered as to which game we watch as a group, so I'll be in my red and black today) and then going to a movie, after which we'll catch the end of the UT-USC game.

Being on the spending freeze that we are for the next few weeks, we try to only go see movies at the $2 theater (well, they call themselves a $1 theater, but after 4pm all movies are $1.98 at ticket, but whatever) since the big theater in town charges $9 a ticket AFTER A STUDENT DISCOUNT. That leaves us with the movies that are soon to be released, which is fine with me because the total cost of $3.98 for our tickets is less than renting it and easier than netflix, plus I get a nice big screen and movie theater popcorn, which we all know is the best ever.

Anyway, those are our plans for a boring Halloween. I'm trying to convince my mother to go have lunch at P.F. Chang's since I am having withdrawals and with my Warrior discount card we get 20% off everything today instead of just 10%.

On a semi-related note, I have inadvertently lost 7 pounds in the last two weeks without trying. I'm not really sure how that's working but I'm hoping it continues (and the last two weeks included a pig out day the one day I worked this week full of yummy potluck dishes, cupcakes from one of our drug reps, Halloween candy, AND dinner at Chili's with Mr. Preppy, plus our fat-filled date night last Saturday, so it's not a drastic change in my diet). My driver's license weight (that was accurate when I was issued that license three years ago) is my goal weight, and that's another 12 pounds away.

I'll be working on the rest of my to-do list, mainly laundry, this morning as I'm getting ready for the day. Please upload your fun Halloween pictures so I can enjoy the holiday vicariously through y'all!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Giveaway Alert

The Design Girl is hosting an OPI nail polish giveaway! I ADORE OPI polish, as proven in my About Me section. Head on over and check it out!

Monday, October 26, 2009

To-Do Update

*Laundry (84,000 loads) : approx 42,000 loads done
*Student Teaching Lab Hours this week (4 down, 20 to go) : 16 down, 8 to go
*At least 4 Reflections and 7 responses to other reflections about lab hours : 4 reflections, no responses done
*Roughly 200 pages to read for my Congress class : ~150 pages read, no quiz = success
*Another 100 pages for ConLaw : done
*Study for ConLaw test next week : test postponed a week, so this is n/a for now
*Collect Silent Auction items : original items picked up, new ones to be picked up
*Inventory Silent Auction items : inventory updated
*Sell tickets to Silent Auction, fill out tickets with buyers' information (this is the most irritating part) : waiting for people to send me money!
*Research for Global Policy : done
*Bathe dogs (an all day adventure) : will be done this weekend
*Clean room : half finished
*Unpack boxes from condo
*Catch up on correspondence
*Clean car
*Spend time with family and Mr. Preppy
*Figure out travel plans for the next two months (we have several football-related trips planned, as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas plans that aren't finalized) : football trips have been cancelled, thanks to Mr. Preppy's work schedule
*Make study schedule for finals (6 weeks left)
*Make list of Christmas/ birthday presents
*Order Christmas cards
*Get updated addresses
*Pay bills : done
*Figure out Halloween Plans

Overwhelmed

I am stretched veeeerrrrry thin right now. Sadly, that means I need to take a small break from blogging. I may make an appearance or two in the next week or so, but I'm not promising anything. Cross your fingers I actually finish my to-do list for this week!

Update:
Since I mentioned my to-do list, I wanted to add it so I have something to refer to when I need to see what I've accomplished this week:

*Laundry (84,000 loads)
*Student Teaching Lab Hours this week (4 down, 20 to go)
*At least 4 Reflections and 7 responses to other reflections about lab hours
*Roughly 200 pages to read for my Congress class
*Another 100 pages for ConLaw
*Study for ConLaw test next week
*Collect Silent Auction items
*Inventory Silent Auction items
*Sell tickets to Silent Auction, fill out tickets with buyers' information (this is the most irritating part)
*Research for Global Policy
*Bathe dogs (an all day adventure)
*Clean room
*Unpack boxes from condo
*Catch up on correspondence
*Clean car
*Spend time with family and Mr. Preppy
*Figure out travel plans for the next two months (we have several football-related trips planned, as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas plans that aren't finalized)
*Make study schedule for finals (6 weeks left)
*Make list of Christmas/ birthday presents
*Order Christmas cards
*Get updated addresses
*Pay bills
*Figure out Halloween Plans

Friday, October 23, 2009

Who was so exhausted from school today that by the time she got home at 4:45 all she did was eat something (for the first time all day) and go to sleep for about 5 hours?

Three guesses, and the last two don't count...


P.S. I officially have the best boyfriend ever. He is willingly going to see The Nutcracker with me Thanksgiving weekend, no complaints, no whining, and he even asked how good our seats were. I've NEVER had anyone that wanted to share my interests so much. Thank you, Mr. Preppy, for being the best! I love you!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

My First Award!

Leah, over at Thinking Out Loud, was wonderful enough to give me this award:



Here are the rules:

Use only one word, pass along to six favorite bloggers, and tell 'em you did so.

So, here we go:

1. Where is your cell phone? table

2. Your hair? down

3. Your mother? working

4. Your father? Daddy

5. Your favorite food? Reese's

6. Your dream last night? n/a

7. Your favorite drink? DietCoke (yes, I made that one word)

8. Your dream/goal? family

9. What room are you in? living

10. Your hobby? pictures

11. Your fear? roaches

12. Where do you want to be in six years? Augusta

13. Where were you last night? home

14. Something that you aren't? cruel

15. Muffins? banananut

16. Wish list item? sweaters

17. Where did you grow up? Georgia

18. Last thing you did? proof

19. What are you wearing? pajamas

20. Your TV? football

21. Your pets? puppies!

22. Friends? amazing

23. Your life? stressful

24. Your mood? decent

25. Missing someone? Daddy

26. Vehicle? Mountaineer

27. Something you're not wearing? jewelry

28. Your favorite store? Shoe

29. Your favorite color? pink

30. When was the last time you laughed? today

31. Last time you cried? today

32. Your best friend?(s) perfect

33. One place that I could go over and over? beach

34. One person who emails you regularly? school

35. Favorite place to eat? Chang's

I pick:
GracieBeth at Preppy Southern Princess
Sarah at Wears Inappropriate Shoes
Amy at Sweet Home Amy
Britt at Politics and Pearls
Shellie at Abiding
Legally Fabulous at Legally Fabulous

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday Morning Boredom

I am: about to start four of the most miserable weeks of my college career.
I think: cuddling with Preppy Pup (and/or, preferabley and Mr. Preppy) will ALWAYS cheer me up.
I know: I will never again (after this job) work with someone as lazy as I currently do. It's simply not possible.
I have: the best possible friends and family ever.
I wish: that I was better at time management. I'm a huge procrastinator.
I hate: that there are people who expect to not have to earn what they get in life and instead choose to live off of others.
I miss: my Daddy. He's been gone almost four years and his birthday is this Wednesday. I don't go a day without feeling that loss.
I fear: heights, small spaces, large crowds, snakes, roaches (ew, ick... but a Southern problem that can't be gotten rid of).
I hear: too much information from all the patients I talk to every day. Hint, I work at an OB/GYN, let your imagination run wild with those complaints.
I smell: my new perfume.
I crave: Mexican food. Seriously, all the time.
I search: for signs and symbolism.
I wonder: if baking and frilly aprons were invented to relieve stress, or if they just happen to be my stress relief.
I regret: not spending more time with Daddy.
I love: God, my family, my friends, Mr. Preppy, Preppy Pup (and the other preppy canines)
I ache: for people I see eating alone in restaurants.
I am not: flexible with plans. If something is planned, darnit, stick to the plan. My biggest pet peeve is having plans change at the last minute.
I believe: that Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year.
I dance: (d) for most of my childhood, until I fractured my ankle 9 years ago. Then (genius that I am) decided to take up tennis.
I sing: very quietly in church and very loudly in my car (when I'm alone).
I cry: often. Very often.
I fight: the desire to shop.
I lose: my mind when I try to write lesson plans.
I win: debates in class. My Con Law professors keeps trying to get me to go prelaw instead of education.
I never: thought I'd end up graduating from this college, but I'm glad I will because if I hadn't ended up here, I would never have met Mr. Preppy. Two nevers. :)
I always: wanted to be a sideline reporter. Until my very first journalism class at UT. Which was my first "real" college class (not counting joint enrollment College Algebra my senior year of high school). I stuck it out for the semester and became good friends with a couple of political science majors and changed my major after that first semester. I've never looked back. :)
I confuse: people when I talk because I leave out the connecting thought I had to get from thought a to thought b when I explain things.
I listen: to Preppy Pup snuffling in her sleep before I can go to sleep. It takes me forever to go to sleep without her.
I am scared: during haunted houses and trails. Last year I fell running away from the guy with the chainsaw in front of all my new coworkers. Yet I still go, every year.
I need: a variety of foods. I get bored with the same thing over and over. Except Mexican food. I'm always good which cheese dip and salsa.
I am happy about: finally being this close to graduation.
I can usually be found: at work, in class, or on my sofa at home. I have a very cute desk in my bedroom, but I work best from the sofa with my laptop and books surrounding me.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

And I was doing so well with this spending freeze...

So I document everything with pictures. Everything. I'm the friend at ALL gatherings with pictures. From the everyday pictures to candids at "events," I have photographic evidence. Which is why I decided to grab my camera to take pictures of what is sure to be the most humorous outing this month - taking all three of our dogs to the vet. A golden retriever, a chocolate lab, a miniature pinscher and two "capable" adults. What could go wrong you ask? Well, although Preppy Pup is a pro at walking on her leash, she is very excitable. Especially when Preppy Golden and Preppy Lab are with her. Also, the vet we use has a very small office, so two larger dogs pretty much take over.

Anyway. My camera, that I have loyally carried with me everywhere for the last 2 years (I have a Sony Cybershot that I purchased on Black Friday in 2007) is having issues. I LOVE this camera. It has taken great quality pictures with a minimal investment (I know I paid less than $150 for it). And today it is deciding that even with fresh AA batteries, it does not want to turn on. I'm giving it until 5pm today to start working until I go buy another one. Seriously. Tonight is a birthday dinner for one of my best friends and I haven't been out with the girls in over a month. Pictures are a must. Any suggestions on good quality cameras that won't break the bank? I'm doing much better than I thought on the spending freeze, so I have more than enough saved for this.

Please cross your fingers that my beloved Cybershot will get a new life by tonight. I really don't want to buy a new camera yet. :(

Update: My camera seems to be working right now... maybe it just needed to get used to the new batteries? I know I'll probably be getting a new one in the next few months, I just wanted to wait on Christmas sales and Christmas income (the doctors I work for give all of us a su-weet Christmas bonus each year). As long as it stays alive for at least the next month, I'll be ok. At least my mama was amazing and paid the vet bill for Preppy Pup (total for the three girls was $318).

Texting

When y'all text, do you use shorthand (idk, btw, bc) or do you spell everything out? I've realized I tend to spell everything out except perhaps bc, well, because I have so much else to write it frequently takes me two or three texts to get the point across. My cousins, who are both teachers, also said they spell everything out. But Polka Dot Preppy ALWAYS uses shorthand. Always. It sometimes takes me a few minutes to figure out what she's saying. And she's a teacher. It just made me wonder when I got an "idk" text from her last night what the texting habits were of my fellow bloggers.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Spending Freeze Update

I'm four weeks into my spending freeze. The plan is to only buy gas, food, and necessities (you know, toiletry-style items) since for the next four weeks I'll be driving 90 miles minimum for 3-4 days out of the week (and only working the remaining 1-2) and I drive an SUV. I'm finishing up the 90 lab hours of school observation I have this semester and I'm assigned to a rural school (next semester will hopefully be urban, leaving me with suburban for my semester-long apprenticeship). I wanted to get this one out of the way so that I can be closer to home when I have to go each day all semester.

Anyway. Spending freeze. I have purchased one thing I wasn't supposed to. But in my defense, they were for work. And $90 off. I bought these Dansko clogs:


So, overall, spending freeze is going well. In addition to my moment of weakness, I paid off my Victoria's Secret Credit card (not a big deal, I try to pay this off in full each month because of the outrageous interest rate, but this month it was charged almost to the limit) and... here's the key part... I haven't spent anything else on it. I have taken my lunch to work more often so that I didn't have to buy lunch. So, no more spending until after November 13th, at which point I will begin Christmas shopping. Please think of me and cross your fingers that I make it.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Aunt-Niece Animosity

Preppy Pup has taken to attacking Preppy Golden (see left side of blog for a pic) lately. Now, Preppy Pup is going to be 6 in a few months, Preppy Golden just turned 12. I got Preppy Pup from one of my favorite teachers my senior year of high school (which was a rough year personally for me) when he couldn't keep her anymore (she was 7 months old). I bonded with Preppy Pup because she was something I could pour all of my energy into outside of school. We adopted Preppy Golden when I was almost 12, right after my parents divorced (on the day their divorce was final actually) because I am an only child and Mama figured I needed company. Preppy Golden is like a sister to me (seriously). Preppy Pup is my child (my furry, four-legged, illegitimate child).

In the time since Marley and Me came out last year, I've tried to spend more and more time with Preppy Golden because she is getting older and had a cancer scare about a year ago. I sobbed through the movie next to Mama and have realized that I've been neglecting her since I got Preppy Pup. Preppy Golden had been my constant companion through middle and high school, through adopting Preppy Lab (who is more loyal to Mama than me), and everything. She protected me the night someone tried to break into our house a mere two weeks after we adopted her. Mama would come in the morning after she tucked me into the covers and left Preppy Golden at the foot of my bed... only to find two blonde heads on the pillows. Preppy Golden crawled up under the comforter on my bed to snuggle next to me.

Anyway, long story short, I think Preppy Pup is feeling like I'm not just "her" person anymore. I was just in the kitchen cleaning up after dinner. I had left her on the sofa and Preppy Golden was walking around the house. I heard snarling and barking yipping and walked back in to see what was going on. Preppy Pup was in full defense mode on the sofa and Preppy Golden had slunk under the coffee table. Preppy Pup has her issues (separation anxiety among them) so she was shaking, her hair was standing on end, and she was growling really low. I picked her up and took her into the kitchen until I finished cleaning, where she never stopped growling. She is now tucked into the arm chair with Mama so that I can escape to Mr. Preppy's to work on a paper (obviously our canines are too distracting... that's why I'm blogging and not working).

Do y'all have these problems with animals?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Skin Care

Here are some of my favorite skin care items, all of which are purchased on a college student's budget. Warning - lots of pictures to follow!


I rotate between several body washes depeding on the season and what my skin needs:


*Caress Daily Silk - This is a great refreshing body wash. I originally started using it when I was taking a Wellness class this summer (running every morning at 7:30). I always had to come straight to work after class so I showered at the gym. This was the only travel size bottle of body wash I could find that didn't smell horrendous. It didn't matter that I'd just run and worked out for 3 hours, just the smell of this and the way it makes your skin feel is enough to wake you up and make you feel like your day has just started. It's not an overwhelming scent (which is a trend in the products I use, I'm very sensitive to smells), just enough to catch a whiff of once in a while.
*Dial Yogurt with Aloe Vera - I bought this after my beach trip this summer. I was as red as a freshly cooked Maine Lobster and just applying aloe vera after showering didn't help enough. This is incredibly moisturizing and really does help alleviate the pain of a sunburn. I don't remember getting the tight skin that you normally get after showering with a sunburn when I used this product. I use this now when I start to feel my skin getting a little dry.
*Dial Clean and Soft with soy and almond milk - This is the strongest smelling body wash I use. I rarely use it, but it does make my skin feel wonderful. This is Mr. Preppy's favorite (for me to use when I'm not wearing perfume, usually during the day).
*Dove Energy Glow - This has never given me an extra boost of energy in the morning, but I love the way it smells. It never feels too heavy, and also has an accompanying line of lotions that are great during the summer.
This is one of my favorites, and one of Mr. Preppy's. It is Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil with brazilian nut and almond oils... so if you are allergic to nuts, like Palmetto Preppy (thankfully we realized she couldn't use it before she borrowed any) please don't use. It has a very fresh scent without being overwhelming. It is less greasy than most body oils. I can use a very small amount and have plenty to cover both legs. When I say small amount, I mean maybe a dime-sized dollop per leg. Maybe. For less than $10, it really does go a long, long way. I've had my first bottle for close to a year and have used less than 1/4 of it. Granted, I don't use it every day, but I use it often enough to make a dent in any other similar product.

I use Jergen's Naturally Smooth Shave Minimizing lotion and it really does work. If you apply this every day as suggested (it's a great moisturizer with little scent, so who wouldn't?) your hair regrowth really does become much finer and less noticable. I have blonde hair and very minimal body hair anyway, but I can easily go 4 days without noticable regrowth (Gross, I know. I realized this before Mr. Preppy and I started dating, I promise I shave my legs more often than that.). This lotion has been discontinued for some reason, but I bought it in bulk when it was marked down. I'm getting down to the last few bottles, so if anyone knows of a comparable product please let me know!

I adore the Intensive Heel Cream from Ms. Pedicure. It's only about $3 a bottle, so it's a great value as well. I don't have terribly bad feet, but since I wear socks most days my lotion gets absorbed before it can really do its job. I put this on morning and night and it really helps. It's thick enough to not be completely absorbed by cotton socks but not greasy.
I use the Noxzema Triple Clean Face Wash. It makes your skin feel really clean. On the weekends or if I take a shower after work without plans of going out (unless it's to Mr. Preppy's, where I rarely wear makeup) I can't stop running my fingers over my face because my skin feels so amazing. Plus the smell isn't overwhelming.
Probably once a week I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub (usually I use the medicated one). My skin breaks out more severely if I exfoliate too often. This seems to make everyone's list, so I'm sure I don't need to go on about it.
This makeup remover is the absolute best. Each time Victoria's Secret redoes their makeup line, the bottle changes, but the product remains the same. It's not much pricer than the Neutrogena remover I use when I run out of the VS, only 2-3 dollars more, and I think you get more in the bottle. It is one of the few that I can use since I'm sensitive to most makeup removers. I wear waterproof mascara every day and this takes it all off.

I use the AcneFree Cleanser every night to take off the rest of my makeup. Most nights (since I've swapped back to an all white pillowcase) I follow with the toner and repairing lotion. Warning! Since these do contain benzoyl peroxide, they WILL bleach your sheets. I got a new set of light turquoise sheets and in one night I had tiny bleach spots all over the pillowcase. Thankfully I have extra, but I still am going back to an all-white pillowcase on the pillow I use every night.
I use Clean and Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment under my primer every day. I just take an extra makeup sponge and apply it all over. It's one of the few that won't peel off when you apply makeup over the top of it. It also works quickly. I'm prone to breakouts and this makes a huge difference in a small amount of time.
Today's outfit: dark GAP jeans circa... one of the years I worked there. So between 2004 and 2007. Dark grey GAP 3/4 cableknit sweater. Pink duck boots (it's raining again), which are my pink item for the day. It's a blah day, so blah clothing. Sorry y'all.

Today's quote: "That is the beauty of cancer, it tells you that your days are limited, that you could die at any point. It is that perspective that allows you to live a better life while you're here." -Shelley Hamlin

I'm working on my next beauty post installment today, so hopefully it will be up later. :)
Seriously... three hours to write 7 days worth of lesson plans. Being creative SUCKS. On the other hand... my students have to develop a board game for their "performance task" in lieu of a test (besides the multiple choice test they'll take as prep for the high school graduation test). Would y'all like a teacher who had you make a game (and then you'd obviously have to take a class day to play each student's game so you could truly evaluate them)? Or is that dumb? We are talking about kids who are 16/17.

I'm curling up with Preppy Pup and prepping for another week of craziness. Good night readers!

xoxo,
Miss Preppy in Pearls

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Short Update

I'm working on lesson plans and legal briefs tonight, and have been in workout-ish clothing all weekend (due to running errands and the only "outing" I've had was going over to Mr. Preppy's last night to watch movies) so there are no pink items of the day worth mentioning.

Wish me luck. I detest writing lesson plans. Seriously. Many schools are making all teachers use the same exact lesson plans these days so it's just that much harder to figure out exactly why you need to write new creative ways to tell kids about history. If you aren't going to eventually be allowed to express yourself, why should you work so hard at making things fun?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Open Letter to the Patients

Dear Patients (that provide me with a job, so please disregard the following)...

Please don't wait until Friday after 12 to call the office for a refill, appointment, or just to chat it up with us. Half of our office is off each Friday afternoon. Things take time. If you get a voicemail after I transfer you, please LEAVE A MESSAGE. I promise, everyone is required to check their voicemail and return EVERY CALL. Please do not keep pressing "0" to come back to me... asking if we have the flu shot in is NOT an emergency. In addition, WRITE DOWN YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME. I understand things happen and you may forget. Once. But (yes, I'm talking to you Ms Neurotic that I speak to every day) when you call me every day and have gotten to know my voice and so you specifically ask for SASCHA (not my name, folks, not my name) to verify that, yes, in fact, your appointment is still on that day at that time, you drive me closer and closer to the padded room of my dreams.

Please know who you need to talk to. Simple guidelines - billing, ask for billing, nurse/dr, ask for nurse, appointments, ask for the appointment desk, medical records, ask for records... seems simple enough. Please listen to the person as they answer the phone. When I say "Appointment desk, this is [name that isn't Sascha], how can I help you today?" don't 1) say "is this the appointment desk?" or 2) say "I need an appointment" and leave it at that. I do not like dragging information out of you. Be prepared to tell me who your doctor is (and KNOW who your doctor is. I work at an OB/GYN office people, know who's looking at your lady bits!). Also, your doctor is Dr. So-and-so, NOT Mr. or Mrs. or Ms. or Miss... maybe in England, but not over here. They paid their money, they went to school, they did their time, they deserve the title.

When I have dreams that involve patient phone calls, they're not pleasant. And that shows that you people are finally getting to me. And that (ironically enough) I have no patience left. Did several of you get together and say, "hey, let's make Sascha's [again, NOT my name] life miserable and add to the GAD she already has?" Did you?!

Thank you,
NOT Sascha

P.S. Hearing my rants through the office that sound amazingly like this, my doctor has decided I finally need medication for me to handle my anxiety... apparently I feel things "deeper" than most people and am therefore more easily irritated/annoyed/ticked off/ homicidal. I have long suffered from GAD and panic attacks (especially from tests, I have to take a brown bag with me during finals so I can remember to breathe into them when I feel one coming), and I'm pretty positive Mr. Preppy is excited because I won't start sobbing so (he feels) randomly as often.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Today's pink item: Pink and White Striped RL Polo Oxford, Pink Argyle socks

Today's quote:
"Whoever said winning isn't everything... obviously was not fighting breast cancer." - Bumper Sticker (can be bought here)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Today's pink item is a (one of several) dark pink J.Crew perfect fit crew neck tee.

Today's quote comes from Samantha Jones on Sex and the City:
Samantha : "What if it comes back? I could die, Carrie. With really bad hair."
That just goes to show you... keep your sense of humour. :)

Monday, October 5, 2009

A Time To...



It's October and you know what that means! That's right ladies, it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I'm an alumna of Zeta Tau Alpha and our philanthropy is breast cancer awareness. I plan to wear at least one pink item each day in October. I'm co-chairing a silent auction fundraiser (more details on that to come, along with giveaway) next month with my alumnae association. I will be posting (at a minimum) one fact or inspirational quote each day this month. What are your favorite ways to Think Pink?

*This quote speaks of sisterhood to me... true sisterhood, that which does not know boundaries created by your letters or chapter, but which unites all women, regardless of age, race, location, or affiliation.
"Women agonize... over cancer; we take as a personal threat the lump in every friend's breast." ~Martha Weinman Lear, Heartsounds

So, ladies, please remember to:

Rainy Monday Blahs

The high temperature here has gone from 77 degrees (Saturday) to 61 degrees (today). Add the fact that it's raining AND I have class until late and that puts me in an unhappy Monday blah mood. I wear scrubs to work every day but I change into regular clothes to go to class (yes, it creates more laundry, but it helps me feel like I'm not sitting in class in my pajamas). Today's outfit is blah - dark jeans, black cable 3/4 sleeve sweater, and my southern prep staple, the pink and black duck boots. It's not raining hard enough for me to justify wearing my pink wellies and my Sperry Pelican Loafers are hard to walk in on the slick tile floors we have on campus. Damp, dingy, and blah but that little bit of pink will cheer me up!