Wednesday, August 8, 2012

What's Your Style? Teacher Fashion Linky Party




I LOVE clothes. Especially my teacher outfits. I've been waiting for the perfect opportunity to talk about clothes because I want to keep posts education related BUT dressing professionally is a part of being a teacher (Ron Clark would say "Dress the part; Attire matters!") and Jessica at From Blood to Books is hosting a teacher fashion linky party (click her button above) SO here is my perfect opportunity. :)

Here are Jessica's guidelines:
1. Tell me your favorite store(s) that you like to get your "teachers' fashion".
2. What are some of your favorite accessories?
3. What type of shoes do you teach in? (i.e. heels, flats, wedges, etc.)
4. Do you have a "go-to" item in your closet? (i.e. sweater you wear weekly, shoes you wear daily, etc.)
5. Have you ever had a fashion "uh-oh" at school? (i.e. heel broke, button popped off of blouse)





My responses:
 1. My favorite stores and why:

Return to LOFT homepage
They offer 10% teacher discount, quality clothing, AWESOME sales, and petite sizes. I love everything about this store...pants, dresses, skirts, tops, sweaters, cardigans.


Francesca's Collections
They have super cute dresses!! You kind of have to search for the good ones because a lot of what they have I would NEVER wear to school. Prices are under $50 but quality is not as good.


J.Crew
LOVE their pencil skirts and sweaters! Expensive but excellent quality. However, J. Crew Outlets (if you have one near you) have much better deals.They also offer a teacher discount.



2. Favorite accessories: 


I love to wear this watch everyday!



A smile, of course! I just couldn't resist sharing this picture of my doggie. :)



3. Shoes:
Toms ballet flats. The money goes to a good cause.

The most comfortable heels for a special occasion.
I love their flats and wedges. Comfortable and cute.

I love (and by love I mean that I never take them off) wearing these Steve Madden boots in the fall and winter.




4. Go to item:
Cardigans all the way!!



5. Fashion uh-oh: none to date. :) 



If you're interested in other outfit ideas, take a look at my "If I Could Play Dress Up" board on Pinterest.



Have fun playing dress-up! :)

p.s. Thank you for your thoughtful comments on my Monday Made It post...as a new teacher, any encouragement goes a long way. :) 

33 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking up!! I love your ideas! I, too, love the Loft and J.Crew. And Francesca's has the BEST accessories!!!

    Thanks again for linking up! Love your picture of your sweet doggie!!

    Jess

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  2. You always look cute Alex :)! Thanks for posting, this is the first "linky party" that I joined because of you!!!

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    1. Thanks, Nikki! I'm so glad you joined...I'll have to go read your post!

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  3. I love Francesca's, too! such great stuff! Love those Tom's ballet flats as well. I've been debating on buying a pair. Thanks for sharing your finds!

    http://lattesnlaughter.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Julia! You should definitely splurge on the Tom's ballet flats. I have the pink pair and love them. If you buy them in a store, they may even have them on sale. I found my 50% off. Don't you just love a good sale?!

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  4. Ann Taylor Loft and I like to teach in wedges

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  5. I usually shop at Kohls because it is cheap and I can get all of my clothes in one spot. My favorite accessory is ties.

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  6. My favorite store Black House White Market. I MUST buy items on sale, so if you see me make a B-line for the sale rack sorry thats just the way I shop!

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  7. Loft and express for their editor pants

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  10. J Crew, Clark's, DSW. scarves are my go to item.

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  11. Target. Toms

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  12. I love New York and Company and Victoria's Secret catalog. Bracelets and funky rings are a must. I wear 4-6 inch heels. I always need a cropped cardigans.

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    1. I forgot Kohl's and Zulily for favorite stores.

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  13. DSW is my go-to place for heels. I love heels; they make me look taller and thinner. I always have to wear earrings and a necklace--love Charming Charlie's and the new place in Rockwall V--something. (Ask Donna the name)

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  14. 1. Gap
    2. SHOES
    3. every kind of shoe is a teaching shoe--except Crocs!!
    4. underwear! :)
    5. broken shoe!!! oops

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  15. I enjoy shopping at Express and Kohl's-Ms.Hall

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  16. My favorite store is Academy because they always have the right stuff at the right price. My favorite accessory is my backpack. Shoes, yes I do wear them. My go to item has to be socks...they make my feet feel better in shoes.

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  17. My favorite store is JCPenny. My favorite accessory is a full cup of coffee. I find that wearing shoes make it easier. Don't really have a "go-to" item. Thankfully, I have never had a fashion malfunction at school...yet.

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  18. LOFT, New York & CO., J. Crew, Banana Republic

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  19. My favorite store for teacher fashions is Coldwater Creek.

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  20. My favorite store is Kohl's.

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  21. New York and Company
    ~Janie

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  22. Kohl's & Dillard's
    - Allison

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  23. I love to go to Ross. I can usually find really cute clothes, and because I'm spending less money, can get more clothes.

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  24. Alex, I am cracking up over this mystery mad posting to your linky party.

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Thanks so much! Have a Happy Day! :)

 
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