Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Edgy with Pops of Color

 This jacket from Gordmans is turning out to be one of favorite pieces and I've been wearing it like crazy to and from school.  Today I paired it with this great necklace from Sira Mara.  It's so unique to anything I have and everything from Sira Mara is so reasonably priced! It's such a fun piece for giving a bit of edge to a look and I think I'll wear it like crazy this fall, along with this jacket.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fair Isle Love

I shared with you all my love for this Fair Isle sweater last week, and when it arrived it did not disappoint.  I plan to wear it like crazy!  I also loved this navy vest, I just couldn't justify the price.  Last year I got a plain puffer vest at Sears of all places for less than $20, so I hit them up again and scored this navy vest for the same price this year. The quality is great and I know I will be able to wear it a lot!  

Monday, October 20, 2014

More Good Hair Days with Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Collection

More good hair days, isn't that what we all want?  I know I feel so much better about my overall appearance when my hair looks good too.  Tell me I'm not alone? 

I was excited to get to try Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Collection, and my hair felt silkier and easy to manage after just one wash. 

I was able to try the Dove Pure Care shampoo and conditioner, as well as the dry oil nourishing treatment with African Macadamia Oil. I loved the scent of the shampoo and conditioner and didn't feel like it left over any residue, which is always a concern when I'm trying a new hair product. 

I thought the nourishing treatment with African Macadamia oil was awesome.  The directions say it can be used prior to washing, after washing with damp hair, or once the hair is dry.  I have been on the look out for something like this to help smooth fly-aways.  I used a few pumps on my clean, damp hair and loved how it helped to tame fly-aways and keep my hair smooth once it was blow-dried and styled.

This Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Collection is great for all hair types, which I love. I also only wash my hair every-other day and felt like my second day hair looked just as good as the first, which is awesome.  There is nothing worse than hair that feels greasy or heavy, and the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Collection did a great job or keeping my hair looking good.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Leopard and Green

Last winter I pinned this look because I absolutely loved the combo of green and leopard, however I didn't own a green sweater.  Recently I was on thredUp and I found this one from Gap, similar to this one for $10.  I wish the color had been captured better in the pictures, it's not really neon; the color is really more like the one in  this pin.  I decided to pair it with my beloved denim jacket, black jeans, and my black ballet flats for school.  I wore these jeans like crazy last winter and really need to be on the hunt for a replacement, but I really dislike jeans shopping.  Where are your favorite black jeans from?

Have you joined  thredUp yet?  If not, sign up here and get $10 of your first order and I get $10 too. : )

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Floral and Denim

This week marks the end of the quarter and I'm so excited to have Friday as a work day.  The kids are great, but I am ready for a bit of a break.  I'm not feeling very motivated and I think the weather really changing has really bummed me out.  I'm just not ready for cloudy days and the necessity of coats. 

I really do like today's outfit, though. I'm wearing my booties for the first time this fall, and it's fun to have them back on.  In the midst of my gloomy attitude, this outfit feels like the best transition to fall look, denim jacket + dress + booties = easy, comfy look.  I still can't get over finding this dress for $7 at Target (thank you who ever returned it after letting it sit in your closet unworn until I could get it for a steal). 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Currently Craving: Fair Isle

Recently I had the chance to do some styling for the wonderful Susan at Charming Lucy.  One of the pieces I picked out for her is this awesome  Fair Isle sweater from J.Crew Factory.  I ended up buying it last week at 50% off! I thought I'd share with you a few of the outfits I created for Susan featuring this sweater, I'm definitely excited to try them for myself too!

The first look features pairing the sweater with a plaid shirt, I love these two together and this combo will be perfect when it begins to cool down.  


Monday, October 13, 2014

Coral and Leopard

 Well, another Monday is here. I had a nice, relaxing weekend. Saturday Grant and I went to the library, then Saturday night Brian and I went to a charity event. Sunday we went to church then I spent Sunday afternoon watching The Walking Dead while Grant took a long nap. Of all the shows out, I have to love the zombie one that gives me nightmares. Awesome. There's just something about the characters and their post apocalyptic lives that has my eyes glued to the screen.

 Sunday night I got together with my girlfriends for small group, which is the best treat. This week at school marks the end of the first quarter, which is crazy!

As for today's outfit, I recently got this J.Crew blazer from thredUP for a steal and it looks brand new. It's actually more coral than orange, like it looks here.  I thought I'd try it today with my leopard scarf and this fun top from Old Navy.  I love how it turned out and I think it has a lot of fun possibilities for this fall and winter.

If you haven't tried thredUP you can sign up here and get $10 off your first purchase.  Seriously you guys, I have gotten some of the most amazing pieces for next to nothing!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Stripes and Brights

Happy Friday! I don't normally post, but I've had this in my drafts and kind of forgot about it.  I really like the combo and it's one I've worn a number of times.  

School has be really busy and the kids and I are just finishing a unit.  I think they could use a "brain break" and  I know I could, so we are celebrating their success by watching The Goonies.  I just love that movie and I got to educate a number of them on what a VHS is (I've had the video THAT long).  I was able to get a lot accomplished yesterday and am hoping to keep the momentum going today. Next Thursday marks the end of the quarter. Wow, time flies.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Polka Dots

Ever since I saw Lisa wear this sweater I've loved it.  Last year I ruined my own polka dot top and have been looking for a replacement.  I picked this one  up at J.Crew on super clearance and am so excited to wear it.  I styled it pretty casually today with my utility jacket but I think it'll be perfect with skirts too.  

Speaking of polka dots, I just picked up this polka dot vest at Target yesterday. It's from the little girls' department.....I should be embarrassed, but I'm totally not. It's just so fun.  I hope my students and I don't twin out ; )

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Black and White

 I told you all that I switched my closet over to my fall and winter clothes earlier this week, but I just picked up this skirt for a steal and I'm going to get in a few wears before I need to put it away until spring.  I love everything about this skirt and decided to keep it simple with a black tee and denim jacket.  I added my leopard print shoes and know I'll feel comfy and put together all day.

Earlier this week I got to go to our local pumpkin patch (it's a pretty big deal around here) with Grant's preschool class.  It was such a nice break from the normal routine and we had a great time.  We got to go on the train, hay rack ride, bounce house, "haunted house," and all kinds of other kids friendly activities.  We were home by two, so Grant could nap and I could get a few hours to myself.  It was a pretty perfect day. : )