I'm going to link up with Jess at From Blood to Books for her Teacher Fashion Linky Party. I mean, come on...teaching and fashion? I'm in all kinds of LOVE with this linky! I was just thinking that I needed to go do my "back to school shopping" this weekend. (I love that I STILL get to go shopping for new school clothes...that was always my favorite part of back to school as a child.)
1. Tell me your favorite store(s) that you like to get your "teacher's fashion".
My go-to stores are Ann Taylor LOFT and Banana Republic....they probably account for more than 80% of my closet! I also LOVE J.Crew, but I only get staples from there or hit their outlet because, let's face it, it's not really made for a teacher's salary. However they DO give a teacher discount! :) Sometimes I find some really cute stuff at Target and Khol's, too, but those are usually hit or miss for me.
However, my NEWEST addiction is Shabby Apple. Have you seen this one? Seriously Precious! I was sooooo in love with their vintage bathing suits this summer! And, they have some super cute, girly dresses. L-O-V-E their modern retro looks!
2. What are some of your favorite accessories?
I LOVE a big chunky necklace!! This is one of my favorites that I pinned on Pinterest (originally JCrew for over $200) but bought on ebay for $35!! SCORE!
Now everyone is reproducing these "baubble necklaces" and I've seen them around for as low as $20...I think I might need some new colors! :)
3. What type of shoes do you teach in? (i.e. heels, flats, wedges, etc.)
I am a HEEL girl! I WISH I had a job that was conducive to wearing heels. I would gladly wear them EVERY SINGLE DAY! I do have to break down and wear them to work sometimes (I just love the way I feel in heels....very girly). Here's an example of a shoe I pinned and even wrote "great for work" as the caption.
But, a more practical choice would be wedges...like these:
4. Do you have a "go-to" item in your closet? (i.e. sweater you wear weekly, shoes you wear daily, etc.)
My go-to item during warmer weather is a dress. What can I say?? I love dresses, ruffles and flowers! While I can't really wear a lot of the dresses I love to work, I have definitely started the year off wearing a different dress for the first month before. I think they're comfy, plus they're so easy in the mornings...you don't have to "match" - just throw it on and go!
Other "go-to" items would be a little cardigan or denim jacket to STAY at school. It always seems to get cool at some point during the day!
Dress, denim jacket, chunky necklace AND boots? CHECK!
5. Have you ever had a fashion "uh-oh" at school? (i.e. heel broke, button popped off of blouse)
Absolutely...all of the above! Keep super glue and safety pins on hand at all times! You never know when a fashion "uh-oh" will strike!
Alright, this linky definitely put me in the mood for some back-to-school shopping! Uh-oh!