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