Teacher Style: Sweater Weather

Sweater weather is officially back here in Minnesota after some hot and humid days!  Today I’m going to be sharing with you another teacher style of mine that is so easy to recreate!  This outfit is perfect for days when you want to be warm and comfortable yet still look put together.

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Friday’s Look

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| J. Crew Factory Vest | Francesca’s Dress | Red Dress Boutique Necklace | Target Tights | Tory Burch Purse | TOMS Booties |

On Friday I went out to eat and did some shopping with Michelle. It was a little colder out but I didn’t want to have to deal with hauling a coat around. I decided to wear a puffer vest. This gray herringbone vest looks great paired with the army green Piko dress. I absolutely love Piko dresses & shirts. They come in a ton of different colors and depending on the color, you can wear it all year round.

Happy Monday!

-Rachel

What We Wore Wednesday

What We Wore Wednesday

Rachel’s Look

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| New York & Company Top | New York & Company Skirt | Tory Burch Bracelet | Vince Comuto Shoes |

I really like this work outfit! I love the two shades of blue together and the lace of the skirt. I also like how it’s simple and classy this outfit is. I have been wanting to wear this outfit for awhile now and I’m glad I finally did today!!

Michelle’s Look

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| Ivy & Leo top | American Eagle Jeggings | Coach sandals | J. Crew Factory necklace |

Today I got my hair colored, which I was very excited about since It was a little overdue.  I was sick of the ombre look and decided to lighten it up.  I love how it turned out!  Originally I was going to wear a  dress today, but unfortunately the weather didn’t corporate and it was a rainy, gloomy day.  I ended up wearing a Piko top with some jeggings.  I absolutely love piko tops because they are so comfortable and you can dress them up or down!

Have a great rest of your week!

-Michelle & Rachel

St. Lucia Style

As some of you may already know, we were in St. Lucia last week for a sister vacation!  We went on vacation to celebrate Michelle’s 25th and golden birthday.  St. Lucia is located in the Eastern Caribbean region, relatively close to South America.  While on the island we stayed at the Coconut Bay Resort & Spa, which is located less than 5 minutes from the airport. We loved the beautiful ocean and warm weather!  Now here’s a look at the outfits we wore while we were in St. Lucia.

Day 1

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| Lilly for Target Jumpsuit | Jack Rogers Sandals | J. Crew Bracelet |

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| Tobi dress | Target sandals |

Day Two

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| Lilly for Target Dress | J. Crew Bracelet | Dillard (Not sure the exact brand) Wedges |

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| Dry Goods dress | Ivy & Leo wedges | Charming Charlie earrings & bracelet | Francesca’s bracelet |

Day 3

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| Lilly Pulitzer Dress | Tory Burch Bracelet | Jack Rogers Sandals |

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| Tobi crop top | Red Dress Boutique skirt | Ivy & Leo wedges | Red Dress Boutique necklace |

Day Four

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| Lulu’s Crop Top & Skirt | Tory Burch Bracelet | Dillard’s Wedges |

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| Dry Goods romper | Target sandals | Francesca’s earrings |

One of our favorite things that we did while on vacation was zip lining in the rain forest!  It was so much fun and such a great experience. You can watch a video of our zip lining adventure below.

Have you done any traveling this summer or have any summer travel plans?  We would love to know where you’ve gone to or where you’ll be going to.  Let us know in the comments below.

-Michelle & Rachel

PINspiration Friday

PINsperation Friday

Rachel’s Picks

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1) I think this dress is so adorable!  I love the navy with white, along with pattern on it.  I can see myself wearing this for several different occasions. A nice added bonus about this dress is that it’s my sorority’s colors!  2) I pinned this because I have been wanting Tory Burch bags for awhile now! I’m not sure if this is the exact style I would want or not, but I know that I do what this color!  It’s just such a pretty bag.  3) I want this dress! I know this is just a picture of the top of the dress but that’s because it’s my favorite part! I love the white and blue pattern along with the orange of the rest of the dress. I wish this dress was in my closet!

Michelle’s Picks

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1) I really like simple, neutral outfits like this one.  I love everything about this one, especially the accessories.  2)  I’ve recently become a big fan of periwinkle colored clothes.  I love this periwinkle off shoulder top with the white shorts!  I would love to find this style top in this color! 3)  Like the first outfit, I love everything about this outfit.  The floral top definitely caught my eye when I was looking on Pinterest!

Have a fabulous weekend! Don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest.

-Michelle & Rachel

What We Wore Wednesday

Rachel’s Outfit

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 | 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.

Michelle’s Outfit

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| 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 Guest Attire ( OOTD & Tips)

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

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Packing Fashionably & Efficiently For A Trip Abroad!

Coming up I have a 15 day study aboard trip where I will be going to Spain and France. One of the biggest stresses of going abroad can be packing for your trip.  However, this is my 6th time going abroad so I have picked up some tips & tricks to make it as easy as possible!

Baggage

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Since I am only going to be going for 15 days, I am bringing a large suitcase to check, my Vera Bradley Weekender for my carry-on, and my Longchamp bag for my personal item to keep under the seat ahead of me. Depending on how long you are going, you might be able to get by with a little less or you might have to bring another suitcase. I definitely could get by with bringing a smaller suitcase to check.  However, I want to make sure I have room to buy things while I am abroad.

When it comes to purchasing a suitcase, I encourage you to buy one in person so you can “test it out” and see if you like it. When buying a suitcase, make sure you have an idea of the size you are looking for. This is especially important if you are buying a carry-on suitcase since there are size restrictions.  I got mine at TJ Maxx and it’s a Swiss Gear suitcase. TJ Maxx is a great place to get a suitcase because they have some great brands at a discounted price. I don’t think it’s worth it to get expensive suitcases when it comes to checked bags since sometimes they can get beat up when getting loaded/unloaded.

When it comes to what style of bag you get, it’s up to you! I like the fabric suitcases over hard cases because I feel like I can’t fit as much into the hard cases. I also prefer the four wheel suitcases. I think it makes it easier to get around the airport with them. Make sure when you are looking at suitcases to check out the wheel and see if they all roll properly.

Important Must Haves

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When you decide to go abroad make sure the first thing you do is GET A PASSPORT! If you already have a passport make sure you check the expiration date to see if it will be good throughout your trip. While abroad you will usually have your passport on you at all times. Because of this, I like to have a cute passport holder. I use to have a cheap one from Target but just upgraded to a Kate Spade one thanks to my mom! You don’t have to get a passport holder. I just think it makes it easier to keep track of your passport by adding some color to it.

Another important thing to know when going abroad is what type of currency do they use. Since I am going to Spain and France I had to get Euros to bring along. I suggest getting some before you leave at a bank.  However you can also exchange money to the correct currency when you get there. Make sure to call your debit/credit card company before leaving and let them know how long you will be gone, along with what countries you are planning on going to. If you don’t do this the debit/credit card company might think that your card is stolen and shut off your card making it so you can’t use it. It is also suggested to bring a copy of your passport with you in case you lose yours to help with the process of getting a new one abroad. I also think it doesn’t hurt to leave one back home with someone as well. I also like to bring with me a copy of my itinerary if you have one, along with all of the hotels you are staying at  with phone numbers and addresses.

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What We Wore Wednesday

Rachel’s Outfit

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J. Crew Top | American Eagle Jeggings | Sperry Boat Shoes | Tory Burch Bracelet

As you might be able to tell from my picture I’m back at school. I’m back for a week taking a course, which is in preparation for a short study aboard trip that I’m going on next week. Of course it was raining for most of the day. I feel like Michelle and I can’t catch a break with the weather when we do our What We Wore Wednesday posts. I decided to go with this outfit since it’s cute, yet still comfortable for sitting in a classroom for four hours. I also chose this since I had to run a few errands after class to prepare for my trip and I wanted to look a little nicer for going out and about.

Michelle’s Outfit

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What We Wore Wednesday

Rachel’s Outfit

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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.

Michelle’s Outfit

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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