The “Oh, so Pretty” Midi

Wow, a 2 week break ended up being a 12 week hiatus from blogging. My apologies to all of you readers for my absence. Life sometimes just consumes you, you know? The past couple of months in just a few phrases — late nights at school, no shopping resolution, a bomb threat at school, and pumping iron. I won’t bore you with the details.

Anyways, for the first outfit back, I give you a look into this spring/summer trend of midi skirts. Sentimental reasons aside, this skirt literally needs to hop into your closet right now. The lively bright color, the feminine shape, and the way the fabric just makes you feel like you’re the amazing Julie Andrews frolicking in the hills. I mean, don’t you tell me you’ve never wanted to run around and break out into song…okay, okay, maybe I’ll have to stand alone on that one.

Why I like Midi Skirts:

Multi – seasonal 
Multi – occasional
Multi – generational

‘Nuff said.

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Skirt: Anthropologie // Top: c/o Roe Blvd. // Shoes: Gift – Love these // Sunglasses: Sunglasses stand in SF  Belt: Anthropologie – Similar (Sale!)

And because I don’t mind sharing my dorky self with you all…..

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Winter Love

Am I excited for four days away from the kiddos? Heck yes (despite the piles of papers I need to grade)! Anyways, the weather in the Bay Area has gotten quite crisp the last couple of weeks hence all the outfits with all my coats. Winter is definitely here! But for all you folks who can’t bear to put away your skirts and dresses….just get some high boots and a heavy coat and call it a day!

Stay warm and may you be filled with blessings, thanksgiving, family, and pumpkin pie this weekend!

“Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving and make a joyful noise unto Him with Psalms. For the Lord is a great God…” Psalms 95: 2-3

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15510971380_95cec95fdf_oCoat: Anthropologie – Similar // Top: Anthropologie // Skirt: Talbots – Similar // Boots: Loeffler Randal via Crossroads // Necklace: Anthropologie – Love this one! (use code SAACODE20 for 20% off your purchase!)  // Watch: Michele

Happy Thanksgiving! ❤

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Monochrome – Camel

 

Ok, so technically this may not be considered monochrome but I would say the colors are all in the same family right? Here’s my tip on how to do the monochrome look: just stay in the same family of hues. Is it just me, or is the color camel in? Eh, whether it’s in or out, you can’t deny that it screams fall.

>> On another note, I was recently asked by Marin to do an interview for her blog QwertyGirl for the month of November. It was super fun getting a little more personal and behind the scenes about my blog. Do check it out! <<

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Y14_7058Pants: Gap // Coat: Anthropologie – Similar // Shoes: DSW // Sweater: J. Crew Factory // Necklace: Anthropologie // Watch: Michele

Thanks for stopping by! And for all you teachers and students out there….

9 more school days till Thanksgiving Break! 🙂

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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? 😛

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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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Blazers and Braids

Hi beautiful readers. I just wanted to start by saying that I am so grateful that you have come back to read my babbles and little snippets of my life, fashion tips, and rambles. You have no idea how heart warming and humbling it is to know that someone outside of my mom, grandma, and curious students is scrolling through. 🙂

I’ve had to reduce down to one post a week due to the stresses of a newbie teacher and so I apologize. Hopefully as the school year progresses and I get a better handle on things, I can invest more time in this blog. But as for now, just look forward to having a weekly dose of SWA. 🙂

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So last Saturday, I set aside a couple of hours to not work or have plans which is so hard for me to do! A teacher’s TO-DO list is never-ending, but I’ve realized that in order to keep my sanity, I need to purposely set aside time to not work and not have a plan.

No work, no plans, so what does this girl do? She finally learns how to Fish-tail braid her hair! After many years of envying those girls who always seemed to have the perfect braids, I’ve finally learned. How did I do? 🙂

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Blazer: Anthropologie – Similar {sale!} // Tee: “Make a Difference Today” c/o She Does Justice // Pants: Gap – Similar // Shoes: Talbots – Similar // Necklace: Talbots – Similar

Until next time…

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Layers of Transition

Temperatures are slowly dropping, mornings are a little more brisk and crisp, and I am just itching to layer up. But despite the fact that it’s supposed to be 80 degrees later today, I am going to dress like it’s going to be 69. That’s just how I roll 😛 . 

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Dress: Anthropologie – Similar // Sweater: RD style via StitchFix // Booties: ShoeMint {on sale!} // Cuff: Kate Spade // Rings: c/o Rings & Tings , and Wrenn Jewelry // Elephant Necklace: J. Crew Factory // Pocket Watch Necklace: Flea Market

 

BTW, Can you tell that school is practically my life right now?

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

Mix it Up

Today I looked into my closet and felt a little bored. Then I snapped out of it and realized that that’s ridiculous! Ladies (and gents), never get into the mindset that you “have nothing to wear”. Puhleeeeez, you just have to be a little creative!

I found my floral shorts and this striped button-down and thought they would look good together. But to tone down the stripes, I decided to layer on an old cropped blazer to pull everything together. 

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Blazer: Anthropologie – Similar $30 // Shorts: Gap – Similar $58 // Top:  Banana Republic – Similar $60 // Purse: Abaco Paris // Cuff:  Crystal Hexagon Cuff from INPINK ($18) // Watch: Michele // Shoes: DSW – Similar // RingDouble Druzy Ring {$35} c/o Wrenn Jewelry // Necklace: Anthropologie – Similar $30 // Sunglasses: Thrifted

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