Tuesday, November 19, 2013

dress and pants

I wore this outfit to teach a lesson in my first grade classroom I'll be student teaching in. Yes, I'm wearing a dress and pants. Skinny pants, of course. I'm sure this is controversial, although I don't see it as much different than wearing a dress and leggings. Sometimes I'd just rather have pants instead, though, and they kept me warmer! Love this dress too, so cute and comfy and I got some nice compliments on it! Can't wait to wear "teacher outfits" every day starting in a couple months ;)

And here's a secret, this ring is from Claire's, and every time I wear it I get compliments! Sometimes, if you pick out "cheap" jewelry carefully, you can find some real gems for next to nothing!

Would you wear a dress with pants?

Dress: Tanga (exact below)
Pants: Loft (exact below)
Cardigan: Forever 21
Shoes: Crocs
Necklace: Charming Charlie
Ring: Claire's

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dress and pants

Monday, November 18, 2013

Fall Cara Box

This was my second time participating in the Cara Box exchange over at Wifessionals and I had a great time again! You get paired up with 2 partners that you get to know, and then you send a box to one partner and you receive a box from the other. If you're interested, go check it out to see if it's something you want to sign up for!

This time I was paired up with Aleshea and Angie.

I sent a box to Aleshea, who writes Glitz & Gritz. Aleshea and I have quite a bit in common so it was nice talking to her! Her blog is full of all kinds of fun and some really delicious looking food. I had a great time shopping to pick out things to send to her! You can check out her blog to see what I sent her.

I received my box from Miss Angie at My So-Called Chaos. I loved talking to her too and getting to know how sweet she is! There's lots of fun to see at her blog too, and you have to check out her etsy shop as well, so much cuteness! I was so excited when my box arrived and oh my goodness, it was filled with such awesome things!!

Loved the gold tissue paper everything was wrapped in too!

LOVE this adorable "welcome autumn" illustration! So cute and it's already hanging up!

Mmmm pumpkin spice coffee from Starbucks! And an adorable pumpkin jar and cider candle that smells SO good!

Isn't this journal the cutest? I love it! Plus some chapstick, lip shine, and a lip pencil. And this scarf!! I am SO in love with it and can't wait to wear it! Be prepared to see it in a post soon!

Look at this adorable little fox dish- so cute! And I love the cozy fleece blanket too- definitely going to keep it with me for all of the cold grad school nights I have coming up!

Friday, November 8, 2013

feeling girly

This is such a girly outfit, with pink and purple and flowers galore. I love how sweet it looks, and it's fun to show my girly side sometimes. And I know I've talked about my purple skinny jeans before and how much I love them, but can we give them a moment here? Imagine this outfit with regular denim for a second. Not as much pop at all! If you're thinking about getting your first pair of colored jeans, I'd definitely say purple is the way to go. These were my first and I fell in love. They're darker and not as "loud", so they're not as intimidating to wear. But they still really bring outfits to the next level and look a little bit dressier as well.

Purple skinny jeans: do you own a pair? Do you want a pair?

Top: Kohl's
Pants: Kmart
Shoes: Puma (exact below)
Jacket: Forever 21 (exact below)
Scarf: Kohl's (exact below)
Ring: Kohl's

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floral, pink, and purple

Thursday, November 7, 2013

polka dots and pastels

I have such a weakness for buying jewelry. On every single shopping trip I end up buying more, even though I already have so many pieces. That is what happened when I had some time to kill so I went to a nearby mall. I went into Forever 21 telling myself that I already had too much of their jewelry, and then I walked out with this necklace. But it's so pretty and not like anything I already have is how I justified it to myself. I know, excuses, excuses...

I was also thrilled because the day that I wore this was actually the first day of Fall that I needed a jacket of any kind!

Top: Forever 21
Pants: Kohls
Shoes: Crocs
Jacket: Rainbow
Necklace: Forever 21 (exact below)
Bracelet: JewelMint (exact below)
Ring: Forever 21 (exact below)

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

polka dots!

I wore this outfit on a visit to my first grade classroom I'll be student teaching in. So fun, right? I had to have this starburst-like polka dot button up when I saw it while shopping in H&M. And I love how green is more of an unexpected color to pair with it, but it looks great with this green bubble necklace! I got quite a few compliments on it too, which is always reassuring to know that you're not the only one that thinks an outfit looks nice together :)

Green and black and white- a combination you've tried before?

Top: H&M
Pants: old
Shoes: Gap
Necklace: Sassy Steals

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green and polka dots

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

old faithfuls

I got this shirt quite a few years back and it's been a staple in my wardrobe ever since. I'm sure part of it has to do with the fact that I adore stripes, but it's just a classic top that can go with so much. I wore this outfit on a casual day working with the little boy I see one-on-one, so I threw it together rather quickly. But a piece like this shirt, an "old faithful" if you will, can hold it's own just fine in those conditions. What are some of your "old faithful" pieces?

Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Levi's
Shoes: TOMS (exact below)
Necklace: ModDeals (exact below)
Bag: don't remember, sorry!

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stripes casual