Monday, January 28, 2013

Lesson Learned

Francesca's blouse, Old Navy blouse, H&M blazer, Seven jeans, Carlos Santana heels,
Steve Madden clutch, belt from TJMaxx

This past weekend was a little busy and rough. As my friend would say, 'holy buckets!' I knew I had a lot to get done this weekend. I needed to plan seven classes for next week (it takes a lot to come up with new, interesting things for my dance classes). I usually spread them out over the weekend, giving myself plenty of time to think about them. Friday though, I decided to hammer them all out in one day. I always email my lesson plans to my husband just in case. I'm so glad I did because my computer crashed and burned on Saturday. I was on a shopping website looking for some things to plan my next post and BAM. Dead computer. I'm not blaming that particular site but let's just say I probably will never go there again.

I think the worst part about my poor dead computer was that nothing had been backed up. External hard drive, people! Get one today. I lost every single bookmark in my bookmarks bar (that is a lot of blogs and important dance links). And I lost five of my seven recital dances that I had typed out. Fortunately I had looked over each one of them Saturday morning before my computer crashed so they were still somewhat fresh in my head.

On a lighter note, I have decided to start a monthly link-up. At the end of each month, I normally do a post with my top three outfits of the month. You can see an example here. The post will always happen on the last day of the month unless the last day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, as I do not post on the weekends. The first Top Three link-up will happen this Thursday. I would love to see your top three looks of the month! A few guidelines for the link-up: You must be a follower of this blog, place a link to this blog in your post, and visit a few other blogs for lots of fashion inspiration!

Have a great day!


  1. You look beautiful, I love the pops of color! Those shoes are so cute! :)

  2. Oh no Amy, i am so sorry your cpu crashed on you. A good thing you forwarded your lesson plan to the hubby, that totally sucks. I didnt know you were teaching dance lessons thats pretty cool. What kind of dancing? :-)
    I have always been a fan of combinin red with beige, it has sth elegant and vibrant to it :-)
    Great idea with th link up, I aboard with that :-)

  3. Sorry to hear about your computer...that totally sucks. I didn't know you taught dance either - that's awesome! Love those jeans :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  4. Sorry about your computer, love the shoes, you look chic

  5. love your shoes and all the color in this outfit! perfect :)

    XO Meghan

  6. Oh no!! So sorry about your computer, that is the absolute worst!

  7. Oh no, that really stinks about your computer! If something is really important I'll email it to myself. That way even if my computer crashes, I can still access it on another one.

    I love how the red looks with the leopard print!

    The Tiny Heart
    January Group Giveaway!

  8. OMG those shoes!!!!!!!!!!! :-)


  9. Oh no! What a hassle to have to go through!

    I love love love your shoes!!

  10. I lost my harddrive once and I'm pretty sure I had a near breakdown. Nothing ruins your week faster than that, I'm so sorry that happened!

    The Glossy Life

  11. How fabulous are these shoes! Loves!

    So sorry to hear about your computer ;-(. Hoping that this week is better for you!



  12. After quite a few files being lost before, I always back-up to an external. And yes, it took me one failed hard drive to learn the hard way like you mentioned! I hope everything works out. At least you have a cute outfit to show ! ha

  13. so sorry to hear your computer crashed, that is the worst!
    i love the bright colors of your shirt and shoes here!

  14. I am so terribly sorry your computer crashed. That is the WORST feeling. A blog friend of mine lost all her stuff and she found a company in California to recover all of it. You may want to do some searching around. I love this link up idea, I just may have to play along. And you look gorg. One of my top faves!

  15. So sorry to hear this, so awful. It's happened to us too. On anther note, you look great! I love this pop of rd and your jeans fit you like a glove!

  16. Absolutely love the reds in your outfit! Looking beautiful as always!

  17. You inspired me! I will to put on some red tomorrow.
    Still winter with snow here in Southern Germany and I am so fed up with the cold...
    Today I felt so pale and I desperately need some bright colours :-)

    Lady of Style

  18. Loving the orange and cream together! I'm so sorry about your computer:( Also, how on earth do you do it? I forgot that on top of being a mom and blogging, you also teach dance!!! "holy buckets!" You are my hero!

  19. Boo to your computer! But on the bright side, you look gorgeous. I love the orange shirt and those shoes are pretty fabulous!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  20. what a pain! you are smart to have sent the plans to your husband! but still, what a pain!! on the bright side, you look lovely. i love you in red!

  21. Oh no! How frustrating!!! Ugh. At least you had sent the lessons to your husband. Regardless, these photos are fabulous. You look great! xo, Julie

  22. Cute outfit! I love the shoes and red looks great on you.


  23. Oh man what a bummer about your computer! I'm so sorry.

    The good news is you look super cute! xoxo

  24. OMG...I'm so sorry to hear about your computer crashing! That is seriously THE WORST!! I love your shoes BTW.

  25. Love the pop of color that blouse gives you, you look lovely! Sorry to hear about your computer, though, I hope that's all resolved for you soon.

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

  26. So sorry about your computer, that is always such a bummer
    Love the red and white combo and those shoes are super cool

  27. ughhh I really need to buy a harddrive! I've lost a computer in the past so I should really have one already. Why is it taking me so long!

  28. Oh no! I always freak out when my computer doesn't work right. It's a horrible feeling! I hope you are able to fix everything! At least you still look fabulous! I love the bright blouse!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  29. Cute shoes!! I love pretty printed pumps. Wow that was a mouth full haha xo Inna

  30. OMG I had the same thing happen to me. My laptop harddrive crashed and I lost everything- my etsy shop files, my freelance graphic design work, pictures... It was a nightmare. I had to pay lots of money to get most of it retrieved AND get a new harddrive. I was totally Carrie Bradshaw with her sad MAC. I learned the hard way to back up, back up, back up.

  31. great idea on the link up, and you look fab!

  32. Love the way you layer your pieces- the different colors peeking out under the orange blouse are so fun!
    Sorry to hear about your computer crashing; that is a bummer!


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