Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday

I'm thrilled to be linking up today with Lindsey @ The Pleated Poppy for "What I Wore Wednesday!"  Be sure to check out Lindsey's cute looks, as well as outfit inspiration from the other 200+ lovely bloggers who are linking up as well.

Do you ever have those days where you just feel so happy and confident in your outfit that you don't even want to change into sweats when you get home?  Wait... NEVER?  Ok, me neither.  I live for the moment I can change into comfy clothes after a full day at work.  Except TODAY!  I love being able to throw on this black pleated jumpsuit without having to coordinate a top piece and bottom piece like I typically do in the mornings.  I can just add some super cute accessories and TADA... I instantly have a trendy, effortless ensemble to face the day in style.

I loved wearing this cotton "denim" jacket with my jumpsuit.  It was SOOOO comfy and really seemed to give an extra "edge" to today's look.  I wear my JCrew Factory denim jacket ALL. THE. TIME. (try 3+ times a week) so I knew this one would be the perfect addition to my closet in order to mix things up a little! 

 A few simple accessories polished off the ensemble.  

Shopping Guide:

Jumpsuit: Loft (no longer available, see full selection of rompers and jumpsuits here)

Jacket: Loft (available here, 50% off tonight only!)

Necklace: Loft (surprise, surprise!  Available here, 50% off tonight, too!) 

Watch & Bracelet: Jane 


I also wanted to share that 'Back to School Fashion Week' will be back again this year, July 28-August 1.  Whether you're a teacher or not, we all love to shop for fall!  Link up your favorite "back to school" outfits or fashion finds any day during the week or every day!  I'd love for you to join me! :-)
Find last year's posts here for inspiration!

Hope to see you back here soon!  In the meantime, find me on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.  Have a great week, fashionistas! 

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Pining for Pineapple

Okay, ladies.  I'm seriously going crazy over all of the pineapple prints I'm seeing pop up in my favorite stores and all over Instagram!  The tropical fruit patterns and pops of bright colors just scream "fun!"  I've put together a pineapple print collage for you with links to each of these cute pieces, so that you can be the talk of your next summer party!  

Top Row, Left to Right: Pineapple tee (JCrew Factory), Painted Pineapple Cosmetic Bag (Forever 21), Island Pendant Necklace (Ann Taylor), Pineapple Critter Socks (JCrew Factory)

Bottom Row, Left to Right: Pineapple tee (Ann Taylor), Slub Tank (Target), Printed Cami Dress (JCrew Factory)

I'll be sure to show off styling ideas once one   two  a few of these cute pieces make their way into my closet!  I'd love to see your looks, too!  Just tag @thefashionistateacher on Instagram!  Happy shopping, fashionistas!

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Monday, June 30, 2014

(4th of) July "Pinspired"

Oh my goodness!  I can't believe it's July already!  Where is my summer going?!  With it being the first of the month today, I'm linking up with Pinterest Told Me To, Mix & Match Mama and The Larson Lingo for the monthly "Pinspired" link-up! 

I LOVE the 4th of July!  My family spends the holiday at Lake Okoboji and I look forward to the trip every year!  I always like my OOTD to be a little patriotic on the 4th, and what better way to get inspired than with Pinterest!  I came across these images and was immediately "Pinspired" to find some patriotic looks in my own closet!

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(Pinned from Reece & Blaire blog)

Many of the pieces I used to create today's ensembles were used in last year's July Pinspired post, but mixed and matched to create fresh new looks!  I love using older items to create brand new outfits thanks to Pinterest!

Outfit #1:
 Navy Striped Shorts: Ann Taylor (similar here, also available in red stripe)
Red tee: JCrew Factory (similar here)
Denim Jacket: JCrew Factory (available here)
Necklace: Francescas (available here

Since I will basically have my shoes off the whole trip, I'm barefoot in all of my pictures today :)

Outfit #2:
Tank: Loft (available here)
Tribal Print Maxi: Loft (available here, mine is a tall size)
Denim Jacket: same as previous outfit
Necklace: Same as previous outfit

Outfit #3: 

Striped Shirtdress: Loft (available here, mine is a tall size) 
Necklace: same as previous outfits
 Belt: Loft (no longer available)

Have a safe and happy 4th of July, fashionistas!  Leave a comment and tell me which of the 3 looks is your fave, and be sure to check out the hostesses' Pinspired looks here, here and here!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Happy hump day, fashionistas!  I'm so excited to be linking up with Covered in Glitter and Glue for 'What I'm Loving Wednesday' today!  Believe me, once summer rolls around, there is A LOT I'm loving about my new-found, laid back lifestyle! :-)
 First off, I'm TOTALLY loving this striped tee from Loft.  I've enjoyed wearing it on cool June days, although I may need to retire it as the weather gets warmer and debut it again in the fall for Husker games.  I modeled in on my Instagram with a stack of cute bracelets, boyfriend jeans and leopard printed flats.  I'm also loving the fact that this top is included in Loft's  50% off tees, tanks and shorts sale!

 Speaking of great fashion finds, I'm loving my new JCrew floral top and Francesca's earrings I purchased during a shopping trip last weekend!  I shared two styling options and links to both outfits in Sunday's post.

I'm definitely loving the many faces of my sweet pup, Lucy Lou.  I think she's loving summer just as much as I am!  Lounging on the couch (Instagramming selfies I'm sure), car rides, and sleeping in ... she sure has quite the life with her stay at home mom for the summer


Starbucks' Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappacino is BACK this summer and let me tell ya, it's LOVE in a cup!  I'm sure picking one up post-workout definitely erases all my hard work at the gym, but mmmmmm, it's totally worth it!

Thanks to Jessica for hosting this super fun link-up!  Be sure to check out her post from today, here!  Have a great week, everybody!  I'm so glad you stopped by!

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

My New Favorite Top

Hey there, fashionistas!  I hope you've been enjoying your summers as much as I have!  I can't believe it's already late June, since Nebraska schools go back in a little over a month!  CRAZY!  

I went out shopping this weekend with my mom and sister, and there were some GREAT sales going on!  Loft is still 40% everything (excluding Lou & Grey) online tonight, Gap is 35% off, and Banana Republic is 40% off.  My best luck, though, was at JCrew.  Sale items were 50% off, plus they let me use my 15% off teacher discount, too!  I couldn't wait to show off this new top I picked up, and encourage you to check out their sale!  

I styled it a little differently, one look is a little dressier for church or work, and the other is a more casual look paired with boyfriend jeans for a more effortless summer style.

I originally saw this top when it was full price ($98!), so imagine my excitement when I saw it marked down to $69.99, plus 50% off, PLUS my teacher discount!  I'm in LOVE!  If you adore this print as much as I do, be sure to check out all of the other cute pieces that come in the cove floral print, here.  There's even a bikini! :-)

Shopping Guide:
Floral top: JCrew (available here, in petite and tall sizes, too!)
Boyfriend Jeans: LOFT (similar here)
White jeans: Ann Taylor (similar here) 
Floral statement necklace: Francescas (available here)
Pearl statement necklace: Boutique find

Leave a comment and let me know which look you prefer, or share additional ideas for styling this top!  I'm sure the possibilities are endless!

Now, go check out all of those sales, ladies!  Happy shopping! 

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Navy and Lace

I needed a cute outfit for my birthday celebration with friends over the weekend, so of course had to center my ensemble around my favorite lace shorts!  The cool June weather required something a little warmer on top, though.  I found that my super soft navy blouse was the perfect match, and my birthday gift from Logan looked extra beautiful on my wrist! :)

Shopping Guide:
Lace shorts: LOFT (sold out, similar here)
Navy top: Gap (no longer available, similar here)
Watch: Michael Kors Outlet (not available online, but Nordstrom is having a sale on MK watches!  Check them out here!)

A family pic from our birthday celebration: 
Lucy was loving the attention she was getting from the guests all night and HATED being taken away from all the petting and snuggling for a picture :) 

Did you have a chance to check out my Fashion Friday post over on Teacher's Market?  I shared 3 looks, all of which can be purchased for under $100.  Here's another way to style the floral skirt from Look #1:

 Even though worshipping my Savior always makes me happy, I felt extra cheery and bright for church on Sunday in this cute outfit! :)  Be sure to head on over to Teacher's Market to see my other picks and styling ideas for a teacher's budget!  Have a fabulous week, fashionistas!  

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Fashion Friday

Good morning, fashionistas!  I'm the guest blogger over at Teacher's Market today for Fashion Friday, so be sure to head on over and check out the post!  I'm sharing three outfit ideas that will easily transition from summer to fall, all under $100.  


Find links to all of these pieces as well as additional styling ideas over at Teacher's Market.  While you're there, be sure to check out Elizabeth's other great posts about saving money in classroom!

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