Monday, September 15, 2014

Drawstring Pants at Work

Happy Monday!  I thoroughly enjoyed this outfit.  These drawstring pants are my new favorites.  Cropped and in a vivid blue, what more can I ask?  I paired these pants with a soft blouse, huge flower earrings, blush and pumps, for a simple, yet clean look.

I am loving my drawstring pants from J.Crew Factory, paired with a sheer blouse from Target, H&M earrings and Fyre pumps.

Makeup: Mac powder, MAC Fever blush, Sephora purple tinted gloss, MAC highlighter around the eyes.

Have a beautiful week!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

School Girl

The week is almost over, but I am on a roll with my dresses.  Again, target killed it with this dress.  The cut, the pockets, the fit and the color, all perfect.  A simple tailored, yet budget, dress is key for every working professional's closet.  I paired this dress with my go-to pumps and added flair with my beaded collar from ASOS, layered over my gold nameplate of course.

I seriously just discovered that the dress has pockets as O was taking my picture.  As you can see, I was ecstatic.  I love a good dress with pockets.

To complete my look, I added my glasses, some blush and simple, gold army candy.  Easy, flattering and with an edge.

Until next time,

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Simple Dress

Here are some quick photos of a dress that I wore earlier this week.  I don't usually wear shapeless dresses like this, but I am happy I gave it a try.  I really enjoyed the colors and the material.  It was loose, easy and actually draped well. 

This dress is from H&M, as is the necklace.  This necklace is definitely one of my favorites!  And of course, I'm also wearing my go-to brown leather pumps from Fyre.

Not the best way to showcase this type of dress, but I am learning!

Aside from my necklace, my only other accessories were my watch and a few simple rings.  I actually took off a few pieces before deciding I was ready for the day.

I love layering statement necklaces over my nameplate.  Fun, fun!  Okay, time to catch up with a friend over drinks and then hopefully, some grad school work.  I am all about balance.

Until next time,

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Floral Dress and First Week of School

The summer is officially over for teachers (and students)!  As usual, the first week of school came and went so quickly, I didn't have time to post these photos from my last week of summer vacation before now.  Ah, well.  It is never too late!  

First things first: Target is killing it right now!  I have bought a few pieces from Target that I am really excited about.  This dress is one of them.  I will definitely be wearing this dress this fall in two ways.  For work, I'll add black opaque tights, a cardigan and low brown pumps; and for play, I'll wear it with thigh-high socks and boots.  

Secondly, many people are wondering about my new work situation.  Only thing I have to say right now is that it is amazing!  And there is a low-basically-none-existent turnover rate for a reason!  Also, I am now teaching high school, which is a huge change from teaching junior high, more about that later.  I am now commuting to work via subway instead of riding my bike, walking or taking the bus.  This is also my first time working in Manhattan, so that will be interesting.  It is definitely a much faster, busier pace, so I'm curious to see what observations I'll make as the year progresses.

Back to this outfit.  I felt like a girl in this dress!  I love wearing white chucks with dresses for a playful look.

This artist has been putting up/creating murals all over my neighborhood.  I wonder what her story is...

One last thing about this dress: it has a back zipper!  The most flattering cut of a dress has a zipper.  This allows the wearer to adjust herself into the dress, and accent the waist.  Love love!

Until next time,

Friday, August 29, 2014

Back-to-School Lookbook

The summer is just about over, so as I work towards acceptance (more about that later), I am doing some back-to-school shopping.  Similar to the little girl that I was, I still enjoy picking out my first day outfit (and outfits in general), and getting some fresh office supplies.  

Here are three looks I styled for Kassie's Closet.  The best part of doing online styling is simultaneously shopping as I do so.

This first look is my version of a  classic teacherly look.  Primary colors done in a way that just make me happy.  The sweater, pencil skirt, and houndstooth pumps are from J.Crew Factory.  I have a version of the sweater, ordered my second long pencil skirt in double serge wool from Factory earlier this week, and I also ordered the pumps.  Very excited to add to my houndstooth collection.  I've had my eye on this Madewell leather backpack for some time now, and I finally decided to treat myself to one.  

This second look is definitely a funky teacher look.  The cords and sweater are from Nordstrom and the denim shirt is Gap.  These shoes are from Barney's and they are definitely on my wish list.  Silver mid-top Nike blazers? Yes, please.  This is the perfect outfit for when I want to feel like my fun, funky self at work.

This look appears simple at first but actually has an edge with this leather front dress from J.Crew Factory.  Paired with burgundy tights and a low heel, it is perfect for work without much effort.

On that note, happy shopping whether online or in your closet!

Miss M