Monday, April 28, 2014

Dress as a Jumper

I truly enjoyed this pre-spring break look that I'm just now getting around to posting-- between styling for Kassie's Closet (check out my looks here!), spring break in San Juan, graduate school and life as a teacher, time got away from me.  Regardless, this is definitely one of my teacher-meets-funky-fashionista outfits.  The layers, the navy in both the dress and the tights, brown pumps at the bottom, pink lipstick and pink accents of the brooch.  Definitely, a me type outfit!

This dress is from J.Crew Factory; denim shirt from Gap a few years ago; my favorite tights, navy and black polka dots from J.Crew; and brown leather kitten heel pumps by Frye.
Glasses are Warby Parker.  I had to take them to get adjusts, and the Soho store is fabulous!  Very cool locale that matches the company.  I digress, the colorful beetle brooch is from Forever 21; pave midi ring from Baublebar; and pink lipstick is Girl About Town by MAC.

Up next: vacation outfits!
Miss M

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Grateful for Fellow "Teacher Friends"

 Today was definitely a happy hour-enjoy-the-sun-kind-of-day. This year has been a year of growth for me-- personally as well as professionally. I am learning and evolving everyday and it feels amazing. With that said, this has a trying year. I have been challenged in new ways, a nice reminder that there is always something to overcome and there is always a lesson to be learned. 

Spring is finally here and my colors are finally on point with the season. I am loving these Gap moto pants, and enjoyed my subltle, neutral colors with pops of brightness. Olive green tissue blouse, linen blazer & yellow flats from J.Crew. Scarf from market in Mexico City and classic clutch from Coach. 

Arm candy! One of my lunch break selfies while sitting in the sun. This giraffe bangle from Baublebar is my favorite bracelet at the moment. 

Here are my tight, pipe-cleaner curls before I separated them. I am wearing Heroine lipstick by MAC with a Sephora brand gloss over it, and Fever blush also by MAC. 

I continue to be grateful for my "teacher friends," the friends who get the job the most. Today I met up with my guidance counselor friend, Doris who is always dressed and on point. I love love,her boots by Market, and her neutrals with a pop of color. 

With vibrant lipstick, by Stilla, and beautiful hair too. 

One more day until my eleven-day Spring break, seven of which I'll be spending in the sun in Puerto Rico. Yes, I am too blessed to be stressed. 

Until next time,
Miss M

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Teacher Tuesday: Time Flies!

Rosie is wearing Rogue in Love by Lacome and I'm wearing Exhibit A blush by NARS
Time has been flying by!  As a teacher looking forward to next week's Spring Break, I'm okay with that.  As usual I've been super busy-- writing lesson plans, gathering my artifacts (those of you teaching in NYC under the new teacher evaluation system know exactly what I'm talking about), being a graduate student, dealing with work drama and maintaining my social life.  On top of everything, I've resumed my exercise routine and am planning a last-minute, awesome spring break get-away. Yup, Puerto Rico here I come, again!

Here's what Rosie and I wore during our latest Teacher Tuesday session:

Rosie is wearing a Promod floral top, her go-to J.Crew Factory pencil skirt in burgundy, navy Hue tights and Saccoo Mary Janes.

I'm wearing a nearly neon yellow J.Crew Jackie cardigan, muted rose blouse from ASOS, GAP wide-leg pants and Fyre pumps.

Rosie's necklace is vintage, my necklace is from J.Crew Fractory
I love the way our colors look here!  I believe these big smiles are the result of our classmates pretending to photo bomb our seemingly random photos.  Yup, I do have a blog.  I forget that sometimes as well.

I like that Rosie mixes metals with her hoops and necklaces.  I love the balance of silver and gold, perfect way to compliment warm and cool tones.  Similarly, my necklace plays off of my grey pants as well as my cool-tone cardigan, and paired with my gold nameplate and rose blouse, my outfit's colors are perfectly balanced.
side-ponytail adds a fun element to this teacherly look

i love Rosie's David Yurman bracelet  Love love!

I don't usually wear pants, but a decent pair of trousers go a long way.

Yes, my blouse has cut-outs under the color. A fun, yet professional detail.
I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  Time flies, but it is important to enjoy all aspects of life.  That's something I am thankful to have learned by now.  A lot of teachers engage in countdowns for weekends, breaks and summer vacation at all times.  While I appreciate an occasional countdown, I can't imagine only living for the days off. 

On that note, time to dig deep into my closet and plan outfits for this week without having done laundry and being assured that what I pick out will carry me through what I know will be a trying week.  Warm weather plus an impending break equals off-the-wall sixth graders.  Yet, as I affirmed during my challenging run today, I will teach and the children will learn.

Until next time,
Miss M