If you didn’t know, I’m an elementary special education teacher. I absolutely love what I do and wouldn’t trade it for anything! I’m now back to work after a truly amazing summer and working on getting back into my routine for teaching. Last Thursday was our official first day of school with students. Even as a teacher I still get excited and nervous for the first. I also love to carefully pick out my first day of school outfit. I’m sharing that outfit with you in this post!
| American Eagle top | J.Crew Factory vest | J.Crew Factory skirt | Express tights | Express booties | J. Crew Factory statement necklace |
With this mild fall weather, I haven’t been able to wear my puffer vests near as much as I would like! Luckily today was a chillier day so I could finally wear one of my favorite puffer vests! I love this classic herringbone vest because you can wear it with so many different looks. Today I decided to wear it with a wine colored top and a black skirt. I love how this look turned out and the color combination of it! This is my first skirt from J.Crew Factory and I love how it fits. I want to get this skirt in more colors because it fits so well and is very comfortable as well.
| Dry Goods Top | J. Crew Vest | American Eagle Jeggings | Hunter Rain boots not pictured |
Today was cold and raining so I wasn’t able to get a good picture of me in my outfit. I still wanted to share with you my outfit so I decided to take a picture of it laid out. Even though it wasn’t the best weather I still had meetings so I wanted to look nice and put together. I went with a J. Crew vest because they are great at keeping you warm but still look good. I also wore my black Hunter rain boots since I was walking around campus and I didn’t want my other shoes to get wet. I love my Hunter boots because I feel like they still look cute with most outfits!
-Michelle & Rachel
| Ivy & Leo dress | American Eagle cardigan | Dry Goods necklace | Express booties |
The mild fall weather is continuing in the Midwest! I’m trying to enjoy it and soak it up as much as I can because I know soon enough the long, cold winter will start. With the mild weather, I’ve been wearing dresses to work a lot. The thing I like about dresses is that you look really put together, yet picking out a dress is way easier than a whole outfit. This purple dress is another new one I got this summer for fall. It’s so comfortable, which makes me wish I would’ve gotten it in more colors. I think this purple color is perfect for fall and the black booties gave it even more of a fall look. I just got this layered necklace last weekend and love it! I thought it was the perfect necklace to go with this dress!
It’s a nice day today and since I have to work, I decided to wear one of my new skirts! I got this skirt on sale on Red Dress Boutique for only $15, such a steal! With this outfit being black and white, I went with a bright coral necklace to add a little pop of color to the look! I love this classy look for a day at work.
| Top Express | Skirt Red Dress Boutique | Heels J. Crew |
Necklace The Rage | Bracelet Tory Burch |
Happy hump day!
| J. Crew Top | Express Skirt | Jack Rogers Sandals | Tory Burch Bracelet |
I have now started work for the summer, which means during the week I have an excuse to dress up now! For work during the summer I love to wear dresses and skirts! This skirt is one of my favorites. I like the shade of pink that it is and also the length is great for work. Even though it was nice out yesterday, it still gets a little chilly in the office. I decided I wanted to wear my J. Crew chambray shirt since the sleeves can be long or rolled up. I go back and forth between wearing flats and heels at work, but since I knew I would be running some errands I decided to go with my favorite pair of sandals.
| Ivy & Leo romper | Target shoes | Marley Lilly clutch | Charming Charlie earrings & bracelet |
Yesterday I spent the day running errands and doing a bit of shopping. I’ve been wanting to wear this romper ever since I got it. I decided yesterday was a good day to wear it because it was pretty warm and this romper is really comfortable for running around in. I just bought these wedges last week from Target and thought they would look perfect with this romper as well. I finished off the look with some gold jewelry and my Marley Lilly clutch.
We hope you enjoy the rest of the week!
-Rachel & Michelle
Wedding season is in full swing! We just went to our first wedding of the season over the weekend. It was a beautiful day for a wedding and we had a great time! We thought it would be fun to show you what we wore, as well as give you some tips when figuring out what to wear to a wedding
Rachel just got back from her study abroad trip yesterday! We’re definitely excited to be reunited for the whole summer now, especially since we have a lot of fun things planned! To celebrate, we’re going out for lunch and doing some shopping today.
| Old Navy top| Express shorts | The Rage necklace| Charming Charlie bracelet | Coach handbag | Target shoes |
Since we’re going out for lunch and doing some shopping today, I wanted my outfit to be comfortable yet put together. I ended up going with a little bit of a nautical theme today with my anchor top. I’m also wearing a pair of my nautical earrings that I showed in my Myrtle Beach haul. For my other jewelry I wanted to add a little pop of color since the rest of my outfit is pretty neutral. I went with a coral statement necklace since I think it coordinates well with the navy blue top. My turquoise purse also added some extra color as well. I know you’re probably getting sick of seeing these sandals, but of course I finished off my look with my white Target sandals. I promise I’ll wear some different shoes in next week’s post!
| Ivy & Leo Top | Lilly for Target Shorts | Sperry Top-Sider Shoes | Lilly Pulitzer Sunglasses | Longchamp Bag| Kate Spade Watch |
While on my study abroad trip I bought a coral Longchamp bag. I was very excited to use it so I decided to base my outfit for today around the bag. I decided to go with a mint top from Ivy & Leo to make my outfit bright and fun. Since my top and bag are so colorful I went with my Lilly for Target white shorts. I couldn’t resist also pairing the outfit with one of my favorite pairs of sunglasses from Lilly Pulitzer. For shoes I wanted something comfortable for shopping so I went with my Sperry’s. I went with a more simple look for my accessories and decided to just wear my Kate Spade watch.
-Michelle & Rachel
Yesterday was another cold day, we just can’t seem to catch a break with the weather around here. Even though it was a little colder I didn’t want to have to wear a coat so I decided to wear my J. Crew sweater paired with my J. Crew vest. For accessories I went with one of my J. Crew statement necklaces and my Tory Burch Fitbit bracelet. I wore my Sperry flats which are one of my favorite flats! I went with my Rebecca Minkoff purse because I had to take my dad’s truck in to get fixed and wanted to take my IPad with me to work on blog stuff.
First off, I can’t wait until I’m done with work for summer so I can start showing you some more fun outfits instead of my work clothes (11 more school days)! Like Rachel said, it was chillier yesterday. I decided to go with one of my favorite cozy sweaters from Express that has a hi-low hemline with some fun zipper details. For pants I went with my favorite black jeggings that I love to wear to work. For accessories I kept it simple with my gold monogram necklace and some simple gold earrings. I completed the look with my black Target sandals since it is spring!
-Michelle & Rachel
With Rachel being home for Easter weekend, we were able to spend the whole day together on Friday. We both love baking, so we started off our morning by baking some donuts. We tried out two donut recipes from Sally’s Baking Addiction. You can find the chocolate donut recipe here and the funfetti donut recipe here.
We had a lot of fun making these donuts and they were quite simple to make! Our favorite were the chocolate glazed donuts. We think the funfetti donuts would be better with less sprinkles in the batter.
After baking and breakfast, we planned on going shopping and out for lunch. Here are our outfits from the day!
|Francesca’s top| Loft outfit (?) scarf| American Eagle jeggings| Red Dress Boutique booties|
|Express tank top| J.Crew Factory necklace| American Eagle jeggings| TJ Maxx flats|
We headed to our local mall first for a little shopping. American had BOGO so we couldn’t resist buying a few clothing items from there. Michelle with being her indecisive self decided to buy a new dress for Easter from Francesca’s. We also made a stop at TJ maxx. We each got a new small cross body purse. Rachel stocked up on one of our favorite Dry Shampoos and Michelle bought an artificial flower arrangement.
For lunch we went to one of our favorite restaurants, The Loop. Instead of ordering entrees, we decided to share some appetizers. We went with chicken tenders, cheese curds and wings! They were all very delicious. Our favorite is definitely the cheese curds because they are served with siracha ketchup, which makes them so much better! Needless to say, we were very full afterwards.
We’ve really been enjoying our weekend together! It’s our last time together until Rachel is done with school for the year. We can’t wait to spend the summer together! Keep an eye out for our Easter post tomorrow!
-Michelle & Rachel