Florals for Fall – Inspired by Glamour

I was flipping through the most recent Glamour issue and my thumb instantly stopped at the page full of florals. Yes, when fall comes we get excited about the coats, autumn colors, and wool fabrics, but what about our good friend Floral? Glamour’s got it right when they didn’t say goodbye to florals this fall season.

I decided to try out their suggestion by pairing dark florals with chambray. I have to say that this combo is definitely budding my interest in keeping my florals around this season.

What do you think?

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Blazer: Boutique – My favorites – ONE {sale!} – TWOTHREE  // Skirt: Anthropologie // Chambray: Madewell // Shoes: Talbots // Bracelets: J. Crew // Ring: c/o Wrenn Jewelry // Watch: Michele

Thank you for reading!

And thank you Glamour for the inspiration! :)

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Classiness with Lulu’s

I’ve been challenging myself lately to be more creative with my wardrobe as I begin to realize that there’s little to no room in my closet and I cannot bear to part with anything at the moment! And so I rediscovered this classic dress from Lulu*s (last seen here) and wanted to try to put a different spin on it by wearing a skirt over it.

Lulu*s has such a great collection of designs that are stylish, yet classic and versatile.  I mean, my students honestly said that I looked like a teacher  that stepped out of a movie.

And so I thank you Lulu*s. The credit goes to you.

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Y14_6220Dress: c/o Lulu*s – My favorites ONE – TWO – THREE // Shoes: Aveta Ankle Strap Heels c/o Lulu*s // Skirt: J. Crew // Purse: Coach Vintage // Bracelets: J.Crew // Ring: c/o Wrenn Jewelry

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Coat Time + $300 Kate Spade Giveaway!

Yes, when it gets down to 65 degrees here in California, it’s time to bring out the coats! I am seriously not kidding you. After I checked the weather app on my phone and saw the prediction of a low of 57 and a high of 72, I immediately grabbed all my coats and jackets out of storage and started to put my sweater weather outfits together. Too bad the sun came out and rose the temperatures to a solid 75. But good thing my classroom usually feels like the North Pole and so I didn’t have to part with my coat.

‘Till heat do us part.

**Tip: You can still layer a sleeveless button-up top underneath a sweater and trench to add different textures without the bulkiness of the sleeves (especially when it’s not super cold).

And keep scrolling down for the giveaway details! :)

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Trench: Anthropologie – Similar // Pants: Gap – Similar  // Sweater: via StitchFix // Blouse: Talbots – Similar // Purse: Coach Vintage // Booties: Anthropologie – Similar // Necklace: Anthropologie – {sale for only $20!} // Ring: c/o Wrenn Jewelry

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Pink, Pleats, and a Little Britney

The first thought that came to my mind when I looked in the mirror this morning…“Baby, One More Time.” I guess you can say this is my teacher-appropriate take on the Britney Classic. Swapping out the mini skirt and midriff with some classic pieces, but still keeping the fun with the booties.

Now all I need is a beat and some back up dancers.

Care to join me in a 90s sing off? :P

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Shirt: Sleeveless Shirt in White c/o Boden // Cardigan: J. Crew – Similar {sale!} // Skirt: Anthropologie – My favorite! (only $40!)  // Booties: ShoeMint // Earrings: Francesca // Ring: c/o Wrenn Jewelry // Purse: Adele Satchel c/o OraDelphine

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Six Ways to Wear your LBD

I love LBDs like any other girl, but sometimes I feel a little “bleh” in them. I mean, monochrome with a simple cut needs some sprucing up from time to time right? So this post is all about how to spice up that favorite Little Black Dress of yours so that you can make the most out of it for any occasion!

Surprisingly, I didn’t own an LBD until recently when I scored this Banana Republic Peplum dress with discounts on top of one another like no other! It was definitely a great find with it’s perfect length, slim fit, and great details with the v-neck and the peplum! Oh the possibilities!

1. Outerwear + Pop of Color
Whether it’s a blazer, jean jacket, trench coat, cardigan, or utility jacket, throw it on for a different look and occasion! And don’t forget to bring in some color to brighten up the black!

Jacket: DKNY via Crossroads // Necklace: J. Crew // Pumps: J. Crew – Similar
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2. Sweater + Booties
Perfect for those crisp fall mornings and cool afternoons while making good use of a dress that you can’t seem to put away.

Sweater: via StitchFix // Booties: Anthropologie – Similar // Necklace: Nepal

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3. Peplum + Pumps
This dress already has a peplum flare to it, but I couldn’t help myself to add a fuller flare to the look. Add a statement necklace and some pumps and you’re ready for one glamorous night out!

Peplum: Express – Similar  // Pumps: Crossroads // Necklace: Talbots – Similar

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Here are more ideas that couldn’t be photographed because I was getting in the danger zone of becoming one of those teachers with an interesting odor. :P

4. Scarf + Belt
Let a scarf hang from your neck and secure with a waist belt. It will be like you’re wearing an entirely new dress! (like this)

5. Full Midi-Skirt + Flats
If you have a fitted LBD, mix it up by wearing a full skirt and flats for a more mod look! (like this)

6. Chambray + Sneakers
Dress it down by wearing chambray and tying it in front or just hang it loose and add sneakers. Then just kick back and keep cool! (like this)

**Note: Yes, I wore this dress three days in a row. And did my students notice? Not one bit. ;) And that’s what I call a one-piece-wonder!

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Backwards

Yes, it was one of those days where you come home after a 13 hour work day and realize that your shirt was on backwards. Need I say more? :)

Because it’s such a busy season, my outfit go-to’s are neutrals, classic cuts, and timeless accessories. My blouse from StitchFix has been such a great throw-it-on-but-still-turn-heads shirt as well as my classic pencil skirt from Talbots. And let’s not forget about the timeless Ora Delphine bag that I cannot go anywhere without! I can’t stress enough how classic pieces will save your wardrobe. No seriously.

*Tip: Spice up a neutral color palette by mixing prints!

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Skirt: Talbots – Similar  // Top: via StitchFix (last seen here) // Wedges: Talbots – Similar // Purse: c/o Ora Delphine // Necklace: Anthropologie – Similar

Have a fantabulous week! :)

xoxo

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Right on Track

   Have you ever had those moments when you’re reading Kendi Everyday and instantly fell so in love with her outfit that you jumped on the chance to be as close to cool as you can get to her by buying the similar style? Well, that’s what happened with these jogger pants. I’ve been wanting to follow the trend for awhile, but always felt like my body wasn’t well proportioned for them, but after seeing Kendi rock them, I just had to try for myself.

Luckily I found these beauties at J.Crew on sale (with an extra 30% right NOW 9/23) and just had to snag them. The elastic waist gives me comfort as well as extra wiggle room just in case I…you know…want to eat that extra cookie. :P These pants are  also equipped with zippered pockets that are positioned perfectly to create a slimmer look. I can’t wait to style them differently in upcoming posts!

So in conclusion, am I sold on jogger pants? It’s a solid, YES.

Thanks for the inspiration, Kendi. 

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Pants: J. Crew (sale plus 30% off 9/23) // Blouse: Banana Republic – Similar // Shoes: CrossroadsSimilar // Purse: Abaco Paris // Necklace: Anthropologie – Similar

Hope your day stays right on track! :)

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