Thursday, August 9, 2012

Teacher Fashion Link Up

I was browsing through the teacher blogs today and stumbled upon this linky. I figured, "Why not?" I have been having a blast adding fun pieces to my wardrobe to prepare for this upcoming school year. I aim for comfortable, upbeat, and simple.


1. Stores for "teacher fashion"- My favorite stores for "teacher wear" are Banana Republic, Ralph Lauren, and Ann Taylor Loft. Each company has great selection for petites and amazing jaw dropping sales. I love classic pieces like a crisp fitted button down or a great fitting pair of capris. I also love all things that have stripes or a nautical flair to it. I blame living on the coast for that!

Pink gingham button up- Ralph Lauren
Blue scoop neck- Banana Republic

2. Favorite Accessories- I don't wear too many accessories. I like to keep things simple and clean lined. I always wear my gorgeous engagement ring, I admire it everyday, and a Michael Kors watch. My dear fiancé usually treats me to one as a birthday gift or Christmas present. This purse was my gift to myself for getting a job right out of college. Believe it or not, I found the same purse in a grey leather with gator embossing at Marshall's for less than 50% of the retail price. I nearly sprinted to the counter to make that purchase!

3. Teaching shoes- I mostly teach in  ballet flats, driving loafers, or sandals. Antonio Milani makes the most comfortable but fashionable sandals. I buy each color of them every season. Dillards even has great sales on them. I guess having the smallest size foot doesn't hurt either because very rarely to other people buy them! PS- These Cole Haan shoes are like heaven for your feet. A bit pricey but so well worth it!

    Elephant sandals- Antonio Milani
    Driving Shoes- Cole Haan

4. "Go-to" Items- My "go-to" items would be one of my Banana Republic cardigans (they are ridiculously comfortable and well made), one of my watches (I have to be early everywhere I go), and a pair of Antonio Milani sandals. I have noticed that a lot of teachers tend to love cardigans because they are so comfy, perfect to throw on if your classroom gets too chilly, and looks professional.

Banana Republic cardigan

5.  Fashion "Uh-oh" Moment- I am petite so all of my pants are usually fitted and hemmed to my height. One day last year, my pants got snagged on something and the bottom hem started to come undone. Before you know it I had almost two extra inches of fabric down there! So I stapled the hem back in and kept on teaching. The students thought it was funny and it was a great teachable moment to show them that we shouldn't sweat the small stuff, we should try to fix it and move on.

If you too want to join in this fashionable link up to Jessica's blog, From Blood to Books! She has an interesting occupational background about wanting to go into education after studying to be a nurse, hence the title of her blog. :)


  1. Cute stuff! Love your style. Looks like stuff I can see myself wearing :). Love the watches.

    Tangled with Teaching

  2. Thanks for linking up!! Good for you using your teacher's resources on your teacher's fashion!! Gonna have to keep that in mind!

    From Blood to Books!


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