This past Thursday the Austin Chronicle held an adult spelling bee, the proceeds of which benefited the Austin Public Library. As someone who was once an excellent speller (damn you, spell check!), I couldn't sign up fast enough. Sadly, the I was eliminated in the first round, which was a written test which required identifying misspelled words--words, that, of course, I often misspell. Thankfully I didn't make it to the third round, which was a more traditional on-the-stage spelling bee. With words like bourgeoisie, embouchure, and decuple, I would certainly have embarrassed myself.
Anyway, I wanted to channel my inner bookworm with ruffles and a sweater vest. And although I didn't take home the trophy, I looked cute, drank many margaritas, and learned new words. What kind of nerd doesn't like that?
Vest: boutique in Ann Arbor, MI
Cut-offs: Gap, cut off by me
Face: pure competition