Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Outfit Inspiration: Reese Witherspoon's Summer Style

Has anyone else noticed how cute Reese Witherspoon has been looking lately? Say what you will about her passenger-side etiquette, the girl can dress. It was hard to pick a favorite from her recent string of hits, but I have to say I'm especially loving her white crop top/skirt combo from last month.

I mean, right? So adorable. And I think it would be so easy to re-create, especially since crop tops are everywhere right now. Here's my take on the look:

Reese Witherspoon Style

Have you been loving Reese's street style as much as I have? Would you wear this look? 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Daily Look: Butterfly in the Sky

Blouse & Ring: Asos // Skirt: The Limited // Shoes: Ann Taylor // Earrings: White House Black Market

Well, I didn't end up wearing my carefully thought out first day outfit on the first day of school because I ended up being required to wear a gigantic school t-shirt.  But, if I'd had it my way, this would have been it!  The bright, apple red skirt makes me feel teacher-y and the butterflies add a nice Reading Rainbow vibe.

It was so fun getting to see my students yesterday and spending time with the new kindergartners who were equal parts adorable and terrified.   I still have trouble sleeping the night before the first day of school, so I can only imagine what their little hearts are going through.  Hopefully today there will be fewer tears (from kiddos and parents) and more smiles in the carpool line!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Daily Look: Back to Business

Dress: ABS via consignment // Shoes: Ann Taylor // Earrings: The Limited // Sunglasses: Cole Haan via Marshall's // Lips: MAC Girl About Town // Nails: Revlon Parfumerie China Flower // Toes: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away

After months of shorts and sundresses, the school year is starting and it's back to professional attire again. I wore this dress to our district-wide staff development day, which ended up being one of the steamiest days of the year. Thankfully, this dress is incredibly lightweight, which helped me survive when the air conditioning in our building couldn't catch up. I also love that even though I got this dress for a steal from a consignment shop while we were on vacation last year, I get compliments on it almost every time I wear it because it's such a pretty color. I'm confident Buddy the Elf would approve.

Is it hot and steamy where you live? What are you wearing to deal with it?

Friday, August 22, 2014

Twin Styled: First Day of School

First Day of School

Ahhh!  Monday is the first day of school and my mind is spinning over what I will wear.  First impressions are so important so I always spend a long time deliberating before laying out my outfit.  I try to find things that are friendly and fun with a hint of authority.  This is my dream outfit because it definitely hits all of those notes.  We've got bright colors and Mickey working together to add friendliness, a blazer to show who's boss, and some flats because heels and hallways just don't mix in my world.

Hopefully I can find something similar in my closet!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Daily Look: New 'Do

Shirt: Old Navy // Shorts: Gap (originally jeans) // Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita via Nordstrom // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Bracelet, Rings: Madewell // Toes: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Blue Me Away

Since I'm living in Texas again, I decided it would be a good idea to grow my hair out during spring so that I could put it up during the summer. But now that school's starting back up again, I'm excited to be back to shorter hair. It feels so much lighter, and it's so easy to do now. I wore this outfit last weekend to run some errands and pick up some end-of-summer-vacation treats from a bakery down the road. It was my last weekend of sweet, sweet freedom and I needed to self-medicate with some sugary delights.

Do you wear your hair shorter or longer during the summer? Or do you prefer the same length all year long?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Daily Look: Teacher Work Day

Shirt: Old Navy // Jeans: Madewell // Shoes: Converse via Marshall's // Earrings: Gift

Yesterday was a teacher work day, and I definitely kept things simple in the style department.  This was partially because it's good to be comfortable on a day when you will be standing on tiptoe on a chair trying to staple materials to the wall and partially because I am not quite back into the swing of getting ready in the morning.  My morning routine has all been forgotten and I am trying to eliminate as many steps as possible to combat the fact that I seem to be stuck at a snail's pace.  Hopefully by next week I will be back in my groove!

Anyone have any tricks they use to shave time off their morning routine?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Daily Look: Pink Pop

Shirt: Asos // Shorts: Gap // Shoes: Loft // Earrings: BCBGeneration via Lord & Taylor // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Bag: Old Navy // Bracelets: Urban Outfitters, Madewell, Forever 21 // Rings: Madewell, Gift

I wore this outfit to the Houston Museum of Natural Science last week, where we stopped to explore before continuing on to Galveston for one last summer hurrah. We took these pictures at nearby Hermann Park, which houses a pretty awesome monument to the city's namesake, Sam Houston. I had already put pink streaks in my hair before deciding on this outfit, and while I was worried I'd look like a crazy person, I just went with it. In another nod to the last week of summer, I decided on super-fun rainbow nails, and let me tell you, I've never gotten so many comments (from both men and women) on a manicure in my life.

Have you ever put crazy colors in your hair? And did you ever match them to your outfit?