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.