Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas Break Recap!

Get ready!! This is a long post, but I need to catch you up on my wonderful Christmas break so far! First of all, how was everyone's Christmas?? Mine was awesome! Filled with laughs and quality family time.

Every major holiday, my friends and I try to get together because everyone is home for the holidays. We went to dinner together on Monday. We were there for about 4 hours (this always happens when we haven't been together in awhile). We lost track of time by nonstop talking and I think the boys were excited to be together too. :)

What I wore:
Bling collar button down from Kohl's similar to this for $20.
Ralph Lauren Plaid Blazer from Macy's(Black Friday) similar to this for $24.48
Green Skinny Belt from Kohl's similar to this for $9.74
Skinny Jeans from Forever 21 similar to these for $27.80
Brown Boots from Target for $39.99

My lovely best friends!

The next day, was Christmas Eve!!! One of my favorite days! Wally and I go to his Christmas Eve church service and then we go to mine. It's a tradition now. I ALWAYS love picking out what I'm going to wear for Christmas Eve church. Then, my family and I do a "Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt" after church. This was our 2nd year doing it.

What I wore:
Red and White dress from SheInside for $31.97
Black Fleece Lined Tights from TJ Maxx similar to these for $9.00
Whoever invented fleece lined tights is a genius!! They are so soft (not itchy) and they are so warm!! Perfection!
Black wedge boots from JustFab similar to these for $39.99.

Loved the pearl ruffled collar!

Wally and I ready for Christmas Eve church x2 

The scavenger hunt I made this year!

Christmas Day was an absolute blast! 
Mom and I had matching Christmas jammies!

The family came over to our house and we had an Ugly Sweater Christmas this year! Oh was it funny!
My crazy Family! I love them!

 My role models!

 My cousin and I!

 My mom and Nan!

My brother and I :)

Dog lover! haha! My mom made Bear and my grandma's dog matching Christmas scarfs.

A few days after Christmas, Wally and I went to lunch with our best friends from college. They live in Long Island now, so we miss them dearly! It was so so great to see them! The night after we saw them, they got ENGAGED!!! I'm so very happy for them!!!

What I Wore:
Leopard Infinity Scarf from TJ Maxx similar to this for $10.90
Lauren Conrad Chambray similar to this for $13.20.
Oatmeal Open Cardigan from TJ Maxx similar to this for $24.80.
Cynthia Rowley black Skinny Pants from TJ Maxx similar to these for $22.80.
Brown and Black Boots from Kohl's similar to these for $39.99.
I'm in LOVE with my gorgeous new Emma Fox handbag from Wally for Christmas!

One of my very best friends, Nikki!!! I've known her for almost 20 years!! A friendship that will last forever! We started dance classes together, we were college roommates, and we are still the best of friends. Love her so much!

Wally's Birthday is tomorrow!!! I can't wait to celebrate with him!

How was your Christmas break? Did you spend it with family? Do you try to catch up with friends while your home for the holidays?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Walking in a Tulle Wonderland

Today, Miss Renaaye and I are flaunting our absolute favorite holiday look, TULLE SKIRTS! We knew we wanted to do tulle skirts and we both LOVE Christmas, so we had to make it a holiday outfit. We found our fabulous skirts on Amazon for only $12.62 and it comes in six different colors!!!! I got it in white and Renee got it in black. I absolutely love how classy and beautiful they look. I think we both were in "awe" seeing these skirts. I honestly felt like a princess and I wanted to twirl! It's perfect for the holidays!

I'm so excited to be teaming up with Miss Renaaye once again. I envy her style. She always looks gorgeous from head to toe! Not only is she an inspiring fashion blogger, but she has come to be a great friend of mine. You need to go check out her blog and her outfit details at Let's Talk Fashion.

This is the last week of school before we have two weeks off. We have done so much fun things. In Tech class, I let the students have free choice on any device (They never get free choice. You should have seen the excited look on their faces.). In Title 1 Reading, we have read "The Polar Express" and we enjoyed hot chocolate with marshmallows. Also, we have been reading some Christmas poems/songs. Last night, I went out to get my students presents. I ended up getting the cutest treat bags and lots of goodies to put inside of them. I hope they enjoy them!

Jeweled collar shirt from Forever 21 similar to this for $15.99.
Basic Black long sleeve from Forever 21 similar to this for $6.80.
Black Wide Belt with Gold Buckle from Forever 21 similar to this for $7.80.
Tulle Skirt from Amazon for $12.62.
Black Tights for $4.80.
Steve Madden Patent Heels with Red Strap and Gold Buckle similar to these for $29.99.

After writing this post I'm even more in love and obsessed with tulle skirts! Got get yourself one this holiday season!
What holiday trends are you loving??

Monday, December 16, 2013

Printed Leggings!

We had so much snow this weekend, that we had a 2-hour delay this morning. I enjoyed sleeping in an extra two hours. I have been exhausted lately and I think I'm catching a cold. I need to make it go away before Christmas gets here!!! 

Last week, we got new carpet in our entire upstairs. Moving furniture in and out of rooms all week, made me to be sore and tired. Thank goodness Wally came to help us a lot. One night, I had to sleep in my brother's room and I couldn't even get to my clothes. I came to school feeling like a plain Jane that day. It was all worth it though, because the new carpet is gorgeous.

Over the weekend, I got all of my Christmas shopping finished!! We were snowed in on Saturday, so my mom and I went out Sunday. I feel very good knowing I have all of my shopping done. Anyone else finished Christmas shopping??

My cozy outfit of the day!
American Eagle Vest from Poshmark similar to this for $23.99
Cream cowl neck sweater from TJ Maxx similar to this for $15.99.
Snowflake Leggings from Poshmark similar to these for $12.
Brown boots from Target for $39.99

Today on our school's announcements, a student said this is our last week of school for the year 2013! Wow, was that crazy to hear!! I better start thinking of my New Years resolution.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Busy Holiday Season!

I have a very busy week ahead! Lots of fun holiday plans and work meetings. Last Friday, we had Winter Fest at our school and it was a blast! I got to sit on Santa's lap and get a picture with him. I helped lead an Elf Scavenger Hunt game. Also, they had a huge raffle for different themed baskets. All of the girl students were going crazy over the American Girl Doll basket and One Direction basket. The boys were crazy about the Duck Dynasty basket and the Legos Basket. All of these were donated to our school. We have so many generous parents and families in our school community.

Cream Scarf from Forever 21 similar to this for $11.99.
Tweed with gold embellishment jacket from J.Lo collection at Kohl's similar to this for $27.80.
Hunter Green top from TJ Maxx similar to this for $19.80.
Black dress pants from Dillards similar to these for $34.99.
Beige Booties from JustFab similar to these for 30% of $35.50.

Have a great week everyone!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Holiday Houndstooth

Today, our students had a scheduled 2-hour delay. The teachers had a meeting and training. I was a little jealous of our students haha. This year the staff is required to take a two hour youth suicide prevention course. It was a pretty depressing way to start off the day, but I would do anything to prevent that from ever happening to our kids.

Do all teachers carry huge purses and bags everywhere you go? I feel like I'm always carrying the biggest bags with everything in them, but it's still very organized. I can't stand when I can't find that one thing I need when I'm digging through my bags. Ha. It still happens, even when it's organized. When I was trying on clothes the other day, I noticed my shoulder was red and then I realized it was my huge purse. Ha. Does this happen to anyone else?

Last night we put our tree up and decorated our house! We are officially ready for the holidays!

Pearl and Rhinestone necklace from Forever 21 similar to this for $10.80.
Black Turtle Neck Sweater from Forever 21 similar to this for $14.99.
Red and Black Long Sleeve Houndstooth Dress from SheInside similar to this for $32.79.
Black Tights from Target for $4.75.
Black and Bling Flats from TJ Maxx similar to these for $27.99.

Here are some of my classroom decorations!! I love Christmas!

Yes, I have zebra Christmas ornaments to match the classroom!
Have a classy day everyone!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Happy December!!!

This is my most favorite month of the whole year. I look forward to it all year long!! Christmas is my all time favorite holiday. I just love everything about it and I love the comfort and happiness it brings. The traditions are so memorable and new traditions are fun too. Last year we started the tradition of doing a Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt on Christmas Eve after church! It was so much fun, we are doing it again this year. New traditions we are starting this year is a Secret Santa gift exchange in our family. I'm excited! Also, we are doing an Ugly Sweater Christmas with my family and all of my relatives. I'm anxious to see what everyone wears. Ha!

Today, was the first day back to school after Thanksgiving Break. I missed my kids so much and the teachers. It was so good to see them and all of the Christmas decorations around the school. I will post pictures of my room sometime this week. :) I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving Break! I spent mine in Texas with my dad and my brothers!! It was fun, but too short of a visit that's for sure!

What I wore today: I'd say I'm definitely in the Christmas spirit!
Green and Navy plaid button down from TJ Maxx similar to this for $19.80.
Cream and Gold Sweater from Macy's (Black Thursday Sale) similar to this for $39.99.
Red Layered Necklace from Elder Beerman similar to this for $11.00.
Red Skinny Pant from Forever 21 similar to these for $19.80.
Brown Riding Boots from Target for $39.99.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Playing with Dot's & Plaid

Today, I'm pairing up with Renee from Let's Talk Fashion to style plaid and polka dots. We both did very different looks, but I love them both for this season. I have always LOVED Renee's sweet and fun personality. Her style is always original and so chic. Her blog was one of the first ones I found and fell in love with, when I started blogging. We have many things in common besides our love for fashion. We love our dogs a little too much, our anniversary with our boyfriends (well her fiance now) is on the same day, we love shopping for a great deal, etc. She is such a huge inspiration not only in fashion, but she is going back to school to pursue her dream. I'm so thankful (it's the month of thankfulness) for Renee and I'm thankful that she asked me to do this collaboration with her.

Everyone go check out her blog, Let's Talk Fashion! I promise you will look at it and immediately get inspired!

Okay now on to the outfit details. How much do you love her plaid scarf and cobalt blue tights from Old Navy?? She got the scarf on SALE too! The pop of blue definitely makes her outfit look like perfection. I'm loving colored tights right now! Seeing her tights, I can't wait to wear mine! Adding the polka dot pencil skirt and booties to her outfit shows it's sophisticated and classy. I love everything about her look!

Pearl necklace from Forever 21 similar to this for $12.80
Black and White Polka Dot Sweater from Forever 21 similar to this for $22.80
Red Plaid Button Down from TJ Maxx similar to this for $22.99
Cable Knit and Faux Fur Vest from Loft Outlet similar to this for $37.80.
Black Pants from TJ Maxx similar to these for $22.99.
Boot Socks (Christmas Present) similar to these for $6.00
Brown Riding Boots from Target for $39.99

Tomorrow is our last day of school before Thanksgiving Break! Yay! That means I can decorate my classroom for Christmas!! I can't wait!! Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Camo Style!

We had a crazy wind storm last night. I was so worried about Wally driving home from work in it. He's safe don't worry! Our temperatures yesterday were oddly warm. It didn't feel right, but it was nice until we had a tornado watch. I'm terrified of bad storms and tornadoes. I always tell Wally that whenever we get a house it MUST HAVE a basement to keep us safe from bad storms. Are any of you afraid of tornadoes??

I spent my weekend Christmas shopping and spending time with my parents. My mom and I bought a tree and decorations for my classroom. I can't wait to put them up. Then, Pat, mom, and I went to Salvation Army (we call it "Salvo") and got some ugly Christmas sweaters for our "1st Annual Ugly Sweater Family Christmas" this year! They are pretty tacky! Haha! It was so fun picking them out. Lots of laughs!

Pat took his girls out to dinner Saturday night. We went to Olive Garden! YUM! While we were there, I overheard a couple talking about how everyone is putting up their Christmas decorations so early this year and how they were ready to put up there's too. Everyone is just ready to have something to be happy about! The holiday cheer is definitely spreading!!! Is everyone around your town decorating for Christmas already too??

Camo Cardigan from Forever 21 similar to this one for $24.80.
Paris Boutique Graphic Tee from SheInside for $20.97
Black Skinny Pants from TJ Maxx similar to these for $20.80
Gold Studded Booties from Poshmark (JustFab) similar to these for $39.94.

I hope everyone had a fun weekend! Let's get this week before Thanksgiving Break started!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Can't Get Enough Blue and Gold!

The week has finally calmed down from the amazing and exciting Veteran's Day program at our school. I had never seen so much food in my life at the luncheon. It felt like an early Thanksgiving and I could have totally taken a nap afterwards. Ha!
Tuesday we had our first snow delay of the school year! It was nice to sleep in an extra two hours and drive to work when it was so bright and sunny out instead of in the dark, early morning.
These cold temperatures and snow, makes me feel like Christmas is just around the corner!!!! Yay!!!

Sporting my school colors, once again!
Navy and white striped top from Forever 21 similar to this for $9.80
Mustard Cardigan from Poshmark (Forever 21) similar to this for $32.80.
Skinny Jeans from Forever 21 similar to these on SALE for $7.80.
Leg Warmers Christmas Present similar to these for $8
Bamboo Navy Rain Boots from Ebay, but these are $19.95 on Amazon.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Veterans Day!!!

Today, is Veterans Day and I'm so thankful for those who have served and are still serving our country today. At my school we have a pretty big Veterans Day program where many veterans from all over come and we decorate our school from top to bottom for them. We have the band play songs for the veterans. Our students sing songs and give speeches for them. We cook and serve them lunch. It's a busy busy day! I made pasta salad and I got the recipe from A Small Pickle blog and I made cranberry bliss bars and I found the recipe on Pinterest. One song that our students are singing is "I'm Proud to be an American" and it brings a tear to my eye every time.

 Red Braided Bib necklace from Amazon for $9.99
Royal Blue Sweater Dress from Poshmark and it's Old Navy similar to this for $34.99.
Taupe Boots from Amazon similar to these for $26.99.

 This is my door and outside my classroom. I had my students make soldiers. I love how different each of them are.

Have a great day and make sure you thank a soldier today and wear red, white, and blue because we are proud to be Americans!!!!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pinned It and Did It!!

This is the first time I'm linking up with the Pinned It and Did It with Style Journey!! I was scrolling through Pinterest last night and I didn't know what to wear today, until I saw this outfit. I was like HEY I have all of those things in my closet!! Perfect for fall, even though our weather feels more like winter right now. I got so many compliments on my outfit and it was a fun and busy Thursday!

Black scarf from Forever 21 similar to this for $8.49.
Mustard Colored shirt from Love Culture similar to this for $5.67.
Brown Woven Belt from TJ Maxx similar to this for $4.00
Black and White Striped Pencil Skirt from Forever 21 similar to this for $19.99.
Black Tights for $5.00
Brown Boots from Charlotte Russe similar to these for $20.00

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Peach and Black!

Peach and Black is Halloween-ish right?? I'm trying to pull out all of my Halloween colors this week. Can you tell? Haha! I think I'm finally recovering from my weekend and the very little sleep that I got. Yay! I'm definitely looking forward to sleeping in this weekend and relaxing. Wally works all weekend, so I won't be seeing much of him. Boo hoo...  Listen to me, already looking forward to the weekend and it's only Wednesday. Ha! :) 

Floral Necklace from Amazon for $13.99.
Black and White Plaid button down from Love Culture, similar to this for $19.80.
Peach pants from Forever 21 similar to these for $9.80.
Black wedge boots from JustFab for $39.95

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Happy Halloween Week!

I'm going orange and black for the week! It's Halloween week, which means crazy and excited students!! We read scary stories today in class. The kids loved it even though they really weren't very scary, so they all felt so cool saying "That's not scary!!". Today is our small town's Halloween Parade, which is always a popular event. I remember going every year as a kid and everyone throws candy to you and you get to wear your costume. One year, I had the flu and couldn't go and I felt like it was the end of the world because it's so much fun. Then, on Thursday we have our school's Halloween Parade, classroom parties, and trick or treat!! It's a fun and busy week! :)

Black and White scarf similar to this for $12.99.
Black Cowl Neck Long Sleeve Dress from Delias similar to this for $27.99.
Orange Cardigan from Eddie Bauer similar to this for $19.94
Black Tights for $10.
Orange flats from Amazon for $15.99.

What are your Halloween plans?

Monday, October 28, 2013

Virginia Tech Weekend!!

This weekend I drove 8 hours with my cousin to Virginia Tech where our other cousin goes to school. Driving through the mountains in the fall was absolutely gorgeous. The weather could not have been more perfect. We had an absolute blast!!! It was fun to be a college student again for a weekend. We went to the football game and it was so much fun!!! We learned all of their cheers, did the "Hokey Pokey" and almost lost our voices screaming so much. It's fun to go on road trips!

 My awesome cousins :) Tailgating with the mountains in the back.

 Game time! Let's go Hokies!!

We had the best time!!

 Orange Effect!

Hokie Bird!! 

I made it back safely with so many more memories, new experiences, and my heart was full of happiness! Road trip to hang with my cousins was a complete success!! I can't wait for the next one! 

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

It Snowed Today!!

Today, I wore some of my favorite Fall colors (navy, orange, and shades of brown). As I was leaving school, it started to snow!! Is it bad that I instantly wanted to sing Christmas songs? Ha! My favorite holiday and favorite time of year! Last weekend when it rained all day long, my mom and I watched Christmas movies on Netflix all day! Oops! Haha! I'm obsessed!! Exactly 2 months and one day until Christmas!! Yay! I can hardly wait :)

Well, this week has been full of meetings and I have been so busy getting ready for my trip to Virginia Tech with some of my cousins for a girls weekend and the football game against Duke! It's going to be a blast!! I'm sure you will see a bunch of pictures when I get back. It will be fun to be a college student again for a weekend :)

 Orange Button Down from Forever 21 similar to this for $19.80.
Navy Ruffled Open Cardigan from Forever 21 for $24.80.
Khaki Pants from Target similar to these for $39.95.
Leopard Loafers from TJ Maxx similar to these for $6.99.
Tortoise Chain Link Necklace from Amazon for $16.99.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A POP of Neon!

I have always seen those JustFab shoe commercials where the girls are screaming about $39.95 for a pair of shoes. Well, I thought $39.95 is pretty expensive for one pair of shoes (for me anyways). I was browsing on Facebook one day and I saw that they were having a deal where you buy 2 pairs for $39.95. I got a pair of boots and these neon flats for $39.95 at! Now, that's a deal!!!

Neon Necklace from Amazon similar to this for $18.99.
Gray and White Cardigan from Forever 21 for $24.80.
Black pants from TJ Maxx similar to these for $22.80.
Neon Flats from JustFab for $29.95.

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Sweet Weekend!

I hope everyone had a sweet weekend because Sweetest Day was on Saturday. If you have never heard of Sweetest Day before, it's a holiday that Hallmark came up with just to make some money. Wally and I never really celebrate it, but every year I bake sweets for my sweet on Sweetest Day! :) This year I made Camouflage Cupcakes and it was so much fun and Wally was very impressed. He loved them not only because they were camo, but because they tasted "deeeeelish" (his words exactly).

Again here is some blue and gold school colors!
Cream top with gold sequin polka dots from Old Navy for $19.94.
Blue High Waisted Wide Leg pant from Forever 21 similar to these for $24.50.
Cream Low Heel Slingbacks from TJ Maxx similar to these for $30.09

Camo Cupcakes
I got the idea from Pinterest! :)

Have a great week everybody!!!