Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Interview Outfit

The dress I'm modeling for you today helped me land my new job! Again, I tried to show you some different ways I wear it throughout the year to school. I am trying to be pretty minimal with my closet (and stay on a budget) so you will be seeing a lot of repeated accessories and cardigans!
My interview outfit
Dress: Loft
Shoes: Marshall's
Statement necklace: Walmart

Here's the same outfit but with my red flats for you ladies that like comfort :)

Dress: Loft
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Shoes: Payless
Statement necklace: Francesca's

Dress: Loft
Cardigan: Old Navy
Shoes: Target
Statement necklace: Walmart
(You can substitute those shoes with nude flats!)

Dress: Loft
Cardigan: Old Navy
Scarf: Target
Leggings: Target
Shoes: Rack Room Shoes

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Getting Ready For A New School Year!

Have any of you other teachers been up to the school trying to get your room ready yet? This teacher has! Since I changed positions and schools, there is so MUCH to do! Furthermore, school starts back in one week so I am doing practical decorations this year. My door I decorated today is pictured below. I am still running with my farm theme, but since my new door is navy blue I decided not to cover it with paper. Simple, easy to make, cute, and still goes with my theme. I'll add my students names to the apples and my name when I get my class list (and excuse the peanut allergy sign!)! I am teaching in an urban, older school so my classroom looks a little different from before!

I also posted an outfit for you that I have worn to open house/meet the teacher night.

Dress: Francesca's
Cardigan: Express
Shoes: Marshall's

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I'm Feeling Blue

Blue is my favorite color. Here are some outfit combos with one of my favorite dresses! I tried to include one outfit from each season.

Dress: Belk
Shoes: Payless
Statement necklace: Walmart

Dress: Belk
Scarf: Walmart
Shoes: Payless

Dress: Belk
Shoes: Target

Dress: Belk
Shoes: Marshall's
Statement necklace: Walmart

Dress: Belk
Cardigan: Old Navy
Leggings: Target
Shoes: Rack Room Shoes

Dress: Belk
Cardigan: Loft
Leggings: Target
Scarf: Walmart
Shoes: Rack Room Shoes

Dress: Belk
Belt: Thrifted
Scarf: Walmart
Shoes: Rack Room Shoes

Dress: Belk
Cardigan: Loft
Shoes: Target
Statement necklace: Walmart

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Striped Tee (an essential for me)

Hi there! I am sorry it's been so long since I've posted! Life has been so busy. Since I posted last, I have accepted a new job teaching SPED Pre-K in the public school system here in TN! I wanted to update my blog on some new outfit combos I've been wearing to school over the last year. My outfits are just a "base" so feel free to tweak them to make them more comfortable for you (ex-I like wearing heels because I'm short!) :)

I'll start off with a basic striped tee. Here's some combos I've worn to work over the different seasons (yes, it gets quite cold in TN!). I will post my weekend and summer outfits in another post with this shirt.

Shirt: JCPenney's
Pants: Walmart
Shoes: Marshall's
(You can substitute with red flats!)

Shirt: JCPenney's
Pants: Walmart
Shoes: Payless
Scarf: Target

Shirt: JCPenney's
Pants: Walmart
Shoes: Old Navy
Scarf: Walmart

Shirt: JCPenney's
Pants: Walmart
Shoes: Old Navy
Vest: Old Navy

Shirt: JCPenney's
Pants: Walmart
Shoes: Old Navy
Scarf: Walmart

Shirt: JCPenney's
Pants: Walmart
Shoes: Rack Room Shoes
Vest: Old Navy

Shirt: JCPenney's
Pants: Walmart
Vest: Old Navy
Scarf: Walmart
Shoes: Rack Room Shoes

Shirt: JCPenney's
Pants: Walmart
Scarf: Thrifted
Shoes: Rack Room Shoes

Shirt: JCPenney's
Pants: Walmart
Cardigan: Old Navy
Shoes: Target

Shirt: JCPenney's
Pants: Walmart
Cardigan: Old Navy
Scarf: Walmart
Shoes: Rack Room Shoes

Shirt: JCPenney's
Pants: Old Navy
Cardigan: Old Navy
Scarf: Walmart
Shoes: Payless


Shirt: JCPenney's
Pants: Kohl's
Scarf: Walmart
Shoes: Target
(You can substitute with nude flats!)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Farmer Day in Preschool...What I'm Wearing

Tomorrow in preschool, we will be wrapping up our discussion of the farm by celebrating Farmer Day! We will talk about what the farmer does, make butter, have a stick horse and spoon and egg relay, and have wagon rides around the parking lot. We will also all dress like farmers. Since I am wearing my plaid shirt, I thought it would be fun to show you how I can remix it for different seasons. My plaid shirt was thrifted. And as far as my picture with my cowboy boots...well, I'm from Tennessee and we wear cowboy boots :)

Preschool Farmer Day Outfit






Monday, August 26, 2013

A Few More Pics of My Room

Here are a few more pictures of my preschool classroom. I teach at a private Christian school that houses 18 month olds-12th graders!! My first year of teaching I taught 2 year olds, last year I taught 3-4 year olds, and now I'm teaching a mixed class of 2-3 year olds! I teach mainly through play and my learning centers, but we also have 2 large group times and 1 small group time. I don't like spending a lot of money to decorate so I mainly use the butcher paper and dicuts at my school to decorate my classroom. Most of my decorations look simple and were easy to make. Since some of you teach just 2s , or just 3s, or just 4s, I'll try to post some pictures of my learning centers this year and some from last year in another post so you can see the difference in my room! These pictures are from my current classroom. The first picture is one of my front bulletin boards (I haven't written the kids' names yet on the flowers). The second picture is my Reading Center and Felt Board. The last picture is the welcome sign I made for the beginning of school.



Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Floral Skirt

Today I wanted to show you how I style a floral skirt different ways. Some of you may like A-line skirts, long skirts, short skirts, or pencil skirts, so find one that fits your style. I am not a huge fan of pencil skirts (I only have one right now) or skirts in general, but they are growing on me because they are pretty versatile. In order to have a re-mixable teaching wardrobe, you might want to invest in one or two neutral colored skirts, one colorful skirt, and one printed skirt, such as my floral skirt. At the moment, I have a black pencil skirt, a denim skirt, a floral skirt, and a maxi skirt in my closet. I'm currently on the hunt to find a colored one I like! By adding different shirts, cardigans, and shoes, I can wear this skirt many different ways in Spring and Summer. All of my other skirts I can wear throughout the whole year by adding leggings, tights, or boots. This is the only skirt I have to put away for Fall/Winter because the print is a bit too "summery."



Outfit 1: Shirt: Kohl's, Belt: Target, Skirt: Thrifted, Shoes: Payless
Outfit 2: Shirt: Loft Outlet, Belt: Thrifted, Skirt: Thrifted, Shoes: Marshall's
Outfit 3: Shirt: Banana Republic Factory Outlet, Belt: Target, Skirt: Thrifted, Shoes: Payless