Monday, September 26, 2011

The Color Purple

So... teaching at a high school can get pretty interesting. I will admit, there is never a dull moment. But sometimes even the teachers up the ante to make it even more fun.


Case in point: The Purple Competition


Another teacher & I absolutely love the color purple for clothes-wearing. Well, and accessories. (Noting in my head... purple purse, purple shoes, purple necklaces, even a purple blackberry. A phone's an accessory, right?)


So, we decided to do a competition, a Purple-Off. To see who could wear the most purple outfits in a row without repeating a shirt or bottom. The only rule - no purchasing new purple clothes. 


What was at stake? A $20 gift card to the winner's favorite clothing store. And it must be used to buy another purple piece of clothing. 


It took a few days for the kids to catch on, but they got really into it once they did. "How many more purple shirts do you have??" " You can borrow one of my purple shirts!" (Thanks, but no thanks.)


I ended up lasting 2 full weeks before throwing in the towel. I ran out of clothes after day 7 and then was left to scrounge my Business Man's closet & got some clothes from one of my friends. It still wasn't enough. My competitor has a serious purple clothes addiction! No joke.


Here was the line-up. (And remember, I am not a fashion blogger. At all.)




Probably my favorite outfit of the two weeks.




Getting a little sick of purple by this point.

This one was a stretch- purple stripes on the tank. My competition let it slide.

My Business Man's shirt. I thought I pulled this one off pretty well.

Are we done yet?? I'm so sick of purple!

Day 10.
So yes, I lost. I admit defeat. To be honest, I still had a couple more purple shirts from my friend but I am so over purple. I knew I wouldn't have had enough to outlast my competition. But it was fun for a few weeks. ;-)

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In other news, my Business Man & I are heading to VEGAS this weekend! He's got a work conference and I get to tag along free of charge.  What are the must-see sites? Where should we eat at? 

Hope everyone's weeks are off to a good start!

9 comments:

Cecily @ www.rerunrunning.com said...

All of your outfits are so adorable! Maybe you should be a fashion blogger! Even the Business Man's shirt, whew smokin'!

Yay Vegas! I have no idea where you should go. I remember loving the fountains at the Belagio. I also ate at The Cheesecake Factory for the first time in Vegas. But, I'm sure you'll want to go somewhere more unique to Vegas. Have fun!

Jessica @ rerunrunning said...

Woah... that is a lot of purple...

But you sure rocked the outfits!!! You make purple look hot!!! Your favorite was my favorite, too... and the second one. So cute!

Dude... I don't know much about Vegas... they have an In n' Out and I pretty much die over their burgers, fries, and especially chocolate shakes! MMMmmm...

Have Fun!!!

Paige @ RAN said...

Love those pictures! And that's a LOT of purple...it looks good on you, girl!

Sara said...

Haha, today the kids were all "WHAT?! no PURPLE??" I had green on instead.

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