Yay! My parents flew in last night and Nate and I went to grab them from the Orlando International Airport to come home and have some pizza. Unfortunately, they’re leaving tomorrow to go on a cruise to the Bahamas but I’m excited that they’ll be back to spend some time around the holidays with us.
Today, Nate and I took them to Celebration for some lunch and ice cream. We were amazed to see how cool they had decorated the quaint little town. We even saw a “faux” ice rink! We ate lunch at Celebration Town Tavern then grabbed some ice cream at a little candy shop down the street. They thought it was so wild to be almost “too hot” down here in December (it was 86 degrees today!).
Because we were going to be doing a lot of walking and it was hot out, I opted for this casual outfit with Toms. I got these glitter Toms a couple of weeks ago and they’re like walking on air. I love how they can look dressy even with a casual outfit like this one.
I fell in love with this comfy cotton dress from Marshalls about a month ago.It has a mock turtleneck and a bit slit in the back which looks extra beautiful paired with this season’s racerback bralettes. To look a little bit more “fall” I added a cargo vest and cinched the waist with this belt. My feet never got tired and it was the perfect compromise for all of this gorgeous weather we’ve been having!
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Outfit: Cargo vest via Old Navy similar here| Silver glitter TOMS| Dress c/o Marshalls| Very similar here| Michael Kors striped canvas Hamilton tote| Nasty Gal chain ID necklace| Watch c/o Timex
How ironic. Just when I tell the kids (students) that I’m not a big fan of pink I show up the very next day decked out in this getup. Oh well, I guess I was just feeling very pinky today! I bought this shirt from Marshalls a couple of weeks ago because it had that worn-in feel and today I felt like being relaxed.
We had a half day today (with the students) and sometimes layering a big grandpa cardigan over top of something so soft just feels right. Top it off with my pinky fan fringe necklace and my smoking slippers and I was ready to rock and roll. Today was also our holiday luncheon/potluck at work and so we pretty much had a buffet bigger than a restaurant’s to choose from! It was so sweet that administration got us a (or two) turkey and decorated the place with fun holiday things so that we could all take a break from the turmoil that is interims and have a good meal together. Sometimes you just need that camaraderie.
HUMP DAY! Hope everyone has an enjoyable rest of their week! My parents come in on Friday I’m so excited!
Outfit: Cardigan via Old Navy similar here| Pink polka dot shirt c/o Marshalls love this one!| Khakis c/o Old Navy| Watch (gift) Michael Kors| Similar loafers| Necklace (only $6!)
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In order to pull out the most unexpected hue in the necklace, I wanted to sport my new Zara orange blazer. Since it’s technically December (hello winter, where are you?) I figured I should at least look the part and layer a bit, if only for a nod to the crisp northern weather I’m normally accustomed to. To keep the bottom looking slim (blazers that stop at my hip are not usually flattering for my pear shape) I kept the rest of the outfit at a darker tone (see: navy). I’m also loving my new horseshoe earrings from Berricle. When I was younger, I had an amazing and delicate little horseshoe necklace that I wore everyday. In college, I broke it accidentally and now I am thrilled to have a piece of it here now for my ears! These babies go perfectly, just like my daily pearl studs! Then, finally–to complement the blazer, I threw on some orange cap toe flats, and that was that!
Outfit: Zara orange blazer| Similar orange blazer| Silk button down via Marshalls| Earrings c/o Berricle| Twill pants via JC Penney| Orange cap toe flats| NECKLACE YOU CAN WIN!
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This tie dye blouse from PB&J Boutique caught my eye because the unexpected tie dye print worked well for the office by adding a sophisticated boho vibe. I love pairing unlikely pieces and making them look professional for the work environment!
As a teacher, it can be tough sometimes to remix pieces in your wardrobe to make them seem fresh, new, and seasonally-appropriate, but with this year-round print, you can’t go wrong. Patrons of Peace, this brand that PB&J Boutique carries is extraordinary because it’s feminine, boho, and modest–three of my favorite clothing components.
I recently bought this stretchy pencil skirt from Target for about $15 to go with these t-strap beauties I purchased off Poshmark. (P.S. if you haven’t become addicted to Posh yet, put your computer down right now and sign up. Seriously). This site is like Plato’s Closet or Buffalo Exchange for bloggers, etc. to trade, barter, and buy clothes, jewelry, bags, and shoes for a bargain. I’m obsessed with it and it’s a great way to get gifts and pieces that have been sold out.
By the way, hope everything had a great Thanksgiving! We spent the time with our little family making an amazing meal and relaxing together, playing games. Today has been equally as relaxing…we put up the tree and enjoying some leftovers and Christmas music! Hope you all are having a great holiday weekend!
Outfit: Tie dye blouse c/o PB&J Boutique| Pencil skirt via Target| Similar t-strap heels
Source: Bows & Sequins
Jessica of Bows & Sequins knows how to pair her neutrals with pops of fun, traditional print to make a cozy fall outfit work well into the winter.
Source: Kailani’s Korner
I’m loving how Kailani wraps her scarf here. The thick scarf over khaki trench with the contrast of the ripped jeans is genius for fall and definitely a go-to for weekend wear.
Source: Poor Little It Girl
Cathy’s rendition of the outfit with this perfect scarf pops with unexpected brights. The lemony color is perfect for bringing out that last bit of sunshine before winter, and I’m loving the burgundy hat and how it picks up the color from the scarf!
My version combines preppy/classic pieces like a worn leather pencil skirt, sequined neutral cardigan, and classic chambray button down with the scarf while adding on tortoise sunnies and a classic red lip. [From this post]
Source: A Lacey Perspective
Lacey’s style is so lovely with her feminine, yet trendy pieces! This sequin midi skirt was an amazing find and wonderfully paired with the scarf and metallic heels. Great holiday outfit!
Source: A Lacey Perspective
Lacey’s outfits lately have featured this wonderful scarf and I was inspired to put this particular outfit up because of my undying love for mustard and camo. This print mixing is superb!