- Tweed Peplum -

Tweed Peplum Jacket

Fall is easily my favorite time of the year, but I’m finding it a little difficult to enjoy with Dallas temperatures still in the high 80’s and 90’s. Naturally, I am wanting to gravitate towards heavy layers, moto jackets and scarves but as of now– it’s not happening.

I was pretty surprised to find this Tweed Peplum Jacket from Target. Can you believe it’s under 35 bucks? This jacket was the perfect compromise because it’s actually pretty thin (not sheer by any means, but it’s just not super thick).  I wore it with this sleeveless tee and I can’t wait to wear it with a long sleeve blouse when it gets cooler.

If your searching for a professional look, I suggest pairing this with a black pencil skirt or a pair of slim fitting slacks. The options are endless with this versatile Fall piece!

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Wearing: Target Tweed Peplum Jacket (Fit: tts, wearing a small) | Loft Mixed Media Sleeveless Tank |  7 For All Mankind The Slim Cigarette | Celine Bag | Vince D’orsy Pumps | Wanderlust Spike XL Cuff c/o | Nixon Time Teller Watch | Necklace and Earrings via Baublebar 

- Piperlime Collection -

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When people ask me about online shopping, I always recommend Piperlime. I’ve shopped with them since I was in college and it’s still been one of my go to sites for affordable fashion. Not only do they carry over  brands, but they also have some pretty legit sales on a regular basis.

When I was in New York a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to hear about the new Piperlime Collection. This brand is exclusive to Piperlime and I was pretty impressed. This Gold Print Blouse was a crowd pleaser at fashion week and I now can see why so many girls were swooning over this fall staple. I can’t wait to throw this on with a leather skirt or oxblood skinnies.

To see more of the new Piperlime Collection, check it out here! TGIF xx

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Wearing: Piperlime Collection Gold Print Mixed Top (Fit: TTS, I am wearing a small) c/o | AG Black Denim | Gigi New York Teddie Tote in Stone c/o | Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses | Bauble Bar Von Trapp Drop Earrings c/o | Kendra Scott Ella Ring in Gold Drusy c/o | Vince Leather Pumps | Hermes Bangle c/o Porteo Luxury

- A Treat for your Feet -

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I love heels just as much as the next girl. But there’s just something about slipping on a good pair of flats after a night on the town or after a long day on my feet. Saturday, I tried my first pair of Tieks Ballet Flats and I have worn them every day since. They are so comfortable!

After seeing my fellow teachers and blogger friends sporting these flats, I knew I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Some cool features include the little pouch that is included in the box, the signature blue soles, and the cute way they fold up making it super easy to carry in your bag. The colors and print vary but my top three favorites are the Sand SnakeLeopard Print, and FuchsiaYou can’t go wrong with a pop of color or a fun print!

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Shop The Look: Tieks Ballet Flats in Sand Snake (Fit: True to size; I normally wear an 8 and these are an 8) c/o | similar Striped Tunic | Accessory Jane Necklace (get 15% off when you use code “TTD15″ )Denim | Lipstick: YSL Lipstain in #17 Ecre Rose | Faux Peony from One Kings Lane | Ceramic French Bulldog Leopard Pillows (worth every penny!) | Wool Rug 

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- West Elm Style Session -

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West Elm Dallas & The Teacher Diva – Workspace Style Session from West Elm Dallas on Vimeo.

Happy Tuesday everyone! I am excited to share a little project I have been working on with West Elm Dallas  + Mockingbird Station. When West Elm Dallas reached out to me to share what inspires me, it was easy. My home office. It’s the space where I can go and feel inspiration, creativity and oddly enough, relaxed. Not only do I use it for blogging, but I am also using it as an area to create lessons and seek inspiration in the classroom as well. Therefore it’s important to me to have a space that is functional for both areas of my life.

With the help of West Elm’s awesome staff and the Mockingbird Station Lofts, we were able to create a simple, yet chic, work area. I kept it simple with the Parsons Desk in white and added pops of colors through prints, florals and decorative objects like this adorable french bulldog plate (I’m obsessed!).

We want to see what inspires you for Fall and give you an opportunity for you to win a $500 West Elm Dallas gift card! All you have to do to win is first be a citizen of Dallas, second hashtag your best photo (something representing style and/or Fall) #fall4color. Once hashtagged simple tag @westelmdallas and @mockingbirdsta. Winner will be announced Friday. Good Luck! 

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Shop The Post: Parsons Desk in White | Kasbah Wool Rug (on sale!) | Factory Task Lamp | Herringbone Tray (love this acrylic version here|  French Bulldog Plate (on sale) | Gold Raven Skull | Crystal Votive Holder | Gold Scissors Bubble Knit PoufYSL Lip Stain in #17 Encre Rose | Bauble Bar Crystal Pheasant Bib  | Wanderlust Spike XL Bracelet | Accessory Jane Necklace (save 15% when you use code TTD15)

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Photos via Sam Melton  | Video by Jordan Stricker | Special thanks to Mockingbird Station Lofts and West Elm Dallas 

- Pink & Black -

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As I mentioned last week, I am loving track pants for Fall. Not only are they on point for the season, but so versatile for day to day wear. These track pants from Dress Up Boutique are the perfect option for work or play. The zipper detail and soft texture are just a few of the reasons why I love these pants.

Saturday, I wore this look out to dinner for date night, but Sunday, I threw these suckers back on with slip on flats and a slouchy tee for an afternoon of errands and cleaning the house. I love it! How do you wear track pants? IMG_0054 IMG_0109IMG_0073IMG_0079 IMG_0059 Wearing: Dress Up Boutique The City Life Pants (Fit: runs a little big, but that’s the “look” Wearing a small)  c/o | J Crew Classic Silk Blouse in Peppermint Ice (Fit: Runs big, size down) | Celine Bag (similar option, another version under $50! | Steve Madden Snake Print Pumps On Sale! (surprisingly comfortable, TTS) | All The Wire Coordinates Cuff + Nail Bracelet c/o | Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Lady Watch (save 15% off when you use code “theteacherdiva”) | Thick Gold Band | Thin Gold Rings | Nails Essie Fiji | Lips Tom Ford Vanilla Suede | Kate Spade iPhone Cover 

- Fancy Pants -

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TGIF friends! Wanted to share a look from NYFW and a trend that I am loving this Fall. I can’t get enough of these pants, and while my husband says they look like pajamas, I just shake my head! Silly boys. These pants are everywhere for Fall. If you are a little skeptical, I suggest you go with a solid color like these from J Crew (also on sale!) to try it out. For me, I had to wear heels with a more relaxed pant.  I have seen drapey pants worn with flats, and it looked adorable, however for me- I needed the extra height. Have you tried these pants before? I would love to hear your thoughts on this trend! xx

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Wearing: J Crew Pants (similar style, FIT- size down!) | Topshop Surplice Top (FIT: Wearing a 4, US 0-2 ) | YSL Bag | Bauble Bar Inca Necklace (major sale!) c/o | Lipstick MAC Lipliner in Hip-N-Happy with YSL Lipstain #17 Encre Rose on top |  Thin Gold Ring Set | Bauble Bar Pearl Ring | Wanderlust Spike XL Bracelets c/o | Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch | Nude Strap Heels Maya Brenner Sideways Initial Necklace (my favorite, I never take it off!)

- Organization | Tabletop -

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When we moved, the first thing I wanted to organize was my dresser. My closet was a close second, but I also use my dresser as a vanity. So in order for my morning routine to go quickly and smooth,  I wanted to have all my products organized and easily accessible.

My goal was to keep it feminine and clean. And though I don’t feel 100% done with this project, I did want to share a quick look on how to update your vanity or dresser.

1. I love prints and books. They are a fun way to add character and personality to your space. I wanted something that went with our decor and would compliment the neutral colors throughout our room and bathroom.

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2. My makeup was always my biggest battle. I had a habit where I would just toss everything in my makeup bag..or drawer, which was fine until I couldn’t find what I was looking for or until the lid came off and makeup would spill…it was just a mess. I wanted something to display my makeup in a pretty yet functional way. This Monogramed Acrylic Box from White Elephant Designs is a life savor for those who love organization.

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3. Finally, I added some extra items on my python tray.  I wanted it to be practical rather than cluttered, so I put things I actually use on a daily basis. This was a fun way to add a personal touch and still look organized.

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On My Dresser- Python Tray (size small) | Acrylic Monogram Box  | The Best Part Of Waking Up Print By Captivated Calligraphy | Crystal Mason Ring | Carpe Diem Candle | Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Nectar | NARS Blush in Orgasm | Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner | Lancome Hypnose Mascara |  MAC Lip Liner in Hip-N-Happy | YSL Lipstain (great investment) in #17 Encre Rose | Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Body CreamLime Basil and Mandarin perfume (unexpected but nice paring)

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- Fall Finds | Under $100 -

Fall Finds

 

.01 Goodnight Macaroon White Lace Sweater | .02 J Crew Plaza Skirt | .03 Daniel Nicole Lexi Crossbody | .04 Gorjana Ring Set | .05 Sabine Earrings  | .06 Nixon Gold Watch (love the smaller face on this classic watch)  | .07 Tom Ford Lipstick in Vanilla Suede | .08 Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Fragrance  |.09 Forever 21 Wedge Booties

In lieu of today’s Sale Alert I decided to do a little Fall round up of some great pieces all under $100. I want to mention that those boots up there are under $30! And actually comfortable….you’re not walking on clouds or anything but they aren’t bad. Jo Malone just release a new fragrance, Wood Sage and Sea Salt, and I love love it. It’s a great spicy fragrance for Fall. This sweater has the most amazing detail. This is for sure something that would look great with a fluted skirt or with some black skinnies. You could even wear it to brunch with distressed denim and ballet flats. Happy Shopping!

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- Bag Lady -

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If you know me, you know I have a thing for bags. It all started when I was six years old. All I wanted for Christmas was this brown leather purse from JCPenny. My family loves to laugh about that Christmas because that purse was all I could talk, think or ask about. Christmas came and Santa delivered. I was the happiest six year old on the block. I sported that purse all day and it never left my shoulder. My mom eventually peeled it off me once I was asleep.

To this day, my family jokes about that purse and loves to give me a hard time about my ever growing purse collection. But who can blame them. A girl knows what she wants!

Fast forward 21 years, and this Cleo Tote by Elaine Turner is a great addition to the collection. My six year old self would be so proud! I love the size and shape. I actually use this for school to carry my laptop, papers and lesson plans.  Elaine Turner never disappoints with the quality of her bags and shoes! To see more from her collection, visit here!

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Wearing: Elaine Turner Cleo Tote c/o | J Crew Fatigue Jacket (FIT: TTS) | Denim (old style, similar here) | J Crew Striped Top (FIT: runs a little big) | Forever 21 Booties (under $30!) | Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch | Karen Walker Sunglasses 

- NYFW Recap -

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I  know you all can join in with me when I say, TGIF. What a week it has been! I wanted to share a quick recap of my short stay in NYC last weekend. I was so grateful to have the opportunity to attend New York Fashion Week and even though my stay was short, it was amazing. I loved getting to see a few shows, meet with some great brands, and see fellow blogger friends. Get all the outfit details below and to see more head over to my instagram! Thanks for reading and happy weekend! xx

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Wearing:  Look 1: Vince Cap Sleeve Shift Dress (FIT: wearing a small) | Oia Jules Jaws Remix Necklace c/o | Steve Madden Lace Up Heels (blue version here) | Look 2: Topshop Surplice Top (FIT: Runs large, wearing a 4 (US 0-2) | YSL Bag | Wanderlust SL Spike Cuff | Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch | Simple Strap Heels (under $40!) | Look 3: ASOS Floral Dress seen in this post | Look 4: Elaine Turner Booties | Look 5: Ann Taylor Pindot Dress (FIT: TTS wearing a 2) c/o | Bauble Bar Inca Necklace c/o | Look 6: Preview of the Kendra Scott Spring 2015!