- 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!

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You know when you find that dress that is so easy to take from day to night? Well this is mine. This dress has it all! Fun print, great length and so comfortable. Funny thing. Not only was this dress my first look for Fashion Week, but also the dress I wore on the first day of school. Who knew it could be suitable for both occasions!

Stay tuned for a short re-cap of my trip! Thanks for reading! xx

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Wearing: ASOS Botanical Print Dress (FIT: tts, wearing XS UK size 8) | Simple Strap Nude Heels | YSL Bag | Wanderlust Spike XL Bracelets c/o | Karen Walker Sunglasses | Hermes Bangle via Portero c/o

- Papers in the Park -

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In my book, weekends are meant for two things: brunch and sleeping in. But now that school is back in session, I have a few more responsibilities. My weekends now mostly consist of getting my grocery shopping done, preparing for blog content, catching up on emails, and grading papers. While grading papers isn’t always at the top of my list, (I know my teacher friends totally agree!) I do enjoy grading in an enjoyable environment. Since the weather is getting nice, I plan to spend my weekends outdoors as much as possible.

For my third look with Nine West, Fall was on the brain. During Fall, I love to wear oversized sweaters, skinny jeans and short boots like the Jareth Booties from Nine West. This is one look that will be on heavy rotation this Fall!

To see more of my looks from the Nine West Back to School Collection, be sure to visit NineWest.Com and their Tumblr

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Wearing: Free People Striped Tunic (Navy & Grey versions on sale here)  (FIT: size down, wearing the XS) | Similar Denim| Nine West Jareth Booties c/o | Nine West Tribeca Satchel c/o | Gorjana Griffin Fancy Horn Necklace c/o | Thick Gold Ring | Karen Walker Sunglasses

A Special thanks to Nine West for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. 

- Coffee Run -

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Happy Monday! Last week, I shared my Back to School looks with Nine West. And this week, I’m continuing the theme by sharing what goes on before I actually step in the classroom.

The first order of business is figuring out what to wear in the mornings. I wish I could always be organized and have it picked out the night before, but you know how that goes! For work, I like to keep it casual, yet professional. These black pants, classic white blouse and peep toe booties from Nine West are one of my favorite combos for Fall. I love a little heel and this is one that I can definitely sport while on my feet. They’re so comfortable!

I like to arrive at school early to prep for the day.  But before I can do any of that, I make a most essential coffee run. I usually grab an iced coffee to go, and head to school. I love sipping my coffee and making any last minute adjustments to my lessons or activities. 

A stylish, but comfortable outfit and a highly caffeinated beverage make for a great start to the day!

To see more of my collection from Nine West, be sure to check out their website and tumblr

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Wearing: Equipment White Blouse (fit: tts, wearing a small) | Black Pants (Love these pants! They are the perfect work pant n a trendy, stylish cut. I always make sure to wear a longer shirt when wearing these to work considering the tighter fit!) | Nine West Nuts & Bolts Satchel c/o | Nine West Lagunafun Peeptoe Booties c/o | Monica Vinader Fiji Friendship Bracelet c/o | Karen Walker Super Super Sunglasses in Tortoise | Nails: Butter London Yummy Mummy | Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch | David Yurman Cable Bracelet | Wanderlust Spike XL Bracelet in Gold, Rose, and Silver c/o | Thick Gold Ring | Gorjana Griffin Taner Bar Necklace c/o |

A special thanks to Nine West for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

- Packing with Portero -

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In just a few short hours, I will be on my way to experience my very first Fashion Week in New York City. I am so excited to be traveling with dear friends, Bishop & Holland, and I can’t wait to share some exciting collaborations & projects with you! Oh and I know you are all thinking, a teacher at fashion week?!  So yes, a teacher at fashion week. Crazy!

Packing for an event like Fashion Week can be an exciting, yet daunting task. However, I was so excited when Portero wanted to team up to share my packing list for NYFW. Portero is one of the leading companies in selling authentic, vintage bags and the only place I go to for gently used accessories. This Louis Vuitton Duffle from Portero was the perfect size for a quick trip.  Not only does it do the job, but it looks great too!

In my bag, you will find some fun heels, like these new lace up booties from Steve Madden. Or of course, the classic Valentino Rock Stud Pump. I also threw in some flats because, let’s be honest, there’s no way I am trekking all over the city in those heels. These Yosi Samara Flats are perfect because they fold easily and come in a little pouch to keep in your purse!

To see more of what I packed and a behind the scenes look at NYFW, be sure to follow along via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

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Shop the Post: Louis Vuitton Duffle 55 via Portero c/o | ASOS Black & White Dress (size down) | Valentino Rockstud Pump (size up a whole size. I usually wear an 8 and had to buy a 9) | Yosi Samara Red Flats (size up) c/o | Zara Nude Heels (similar version under $35) | Tory Burch Reva Flats | Steve Madden Maiden Lace Up Heels (more sizes here) | One Truffle Privacy Clutch c/o | YSL Y-Ligne Satchel | Gigi New York White Python Planner c/o | Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation | YSL Kiss & Blush (lipstick and/or blush) color 09 Rose Epicurien | Kate Spade iPhone Case “Keep It Short and Sweet” | Kate Spade Leopard iPad Mini Case (on sale) iPad Air size here 

- Back To School with Nine West -

IMG_8690Back to School is in full swing. And as I step back into the classroom, I am thrilled to be partnering with Nine West for a new school year. Today, I am sharing with you a behind-the-scenes look of my “home away from home” and how I stay chic in my classroom!

As most of you know, I love to dress up. But when it comes to teaching (and being on my feet all day), comfort is key. These Nine West Leopard Smocking Sippers immediately caught my eye. I knew they would be a pair that would work so well in the classroom and on the weekend.

If you step in to my room, you will first notice the bright and colorful atmosphere. I make it a priority to keep my classroom looking exciting and engaging for my students. I want them to feel happy and eager to learn when they come in each morning!

One of the best parts of my job is that each day is different. Sure. There is the structure. And we always have to follow a schedule. But the lessons, the interactions, and students’ goals change from day to day. It’s exciting and challenging all at the same time!

In my 5 years of teaching, I have learned a few things: No matter what, the show must go on; Always have a plan B; and a cute pair of shoes can get you through the day!

To see more of my look, be sure to check out Nine West + the Nine West Tumblr over the next few days and shop some of my favorite shoes for Fall!

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Wearing: Nine West Shindig Leopard Slippers c/o | Nine West Borderline Color Block Satchel (on sale!) c/o | J Crew Pants (size down) | J Crew Tank | Forever 21 Boyfriend Blazer | Gorjana Griffin Fancy Horn Necklace | Thick + Thin Gold Rings

In My Classroom: Pink Tissue Garland by Project Paper | Kate Spade Striped Planner & Spiral Notebook | Monogrammed Pencil Cup via White Elephant Designs | Gold Stapler

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Thank you so much to Nine West for sponsoring this post and having me be a part of this exciting back to school campaign.