Wednesday, April 30, 2014

"There is a 30 chance it is already raining"

My students have been planning to wear pink in support of 10 years since the release of Mean Girls,
& it fell on a Wednesday, 
So it was even more appropriate,
since "On Wednesdays we wear pink"

More than half of my honors Biology class was out to fill out paperwork to take AP tests, 
I decided it was time to watch a little Mean Girls to complete our celebration. 
It is one of the most accurate/hilarious portrayals of high school,
loved it then, still love it now

My kids even made me a shirt!

It was too cute! 

"You can't sit with us"
Sometimes my job is too much fun!

What I Wore: glasses- Steve Madden, blouse- student made in the top pictures/ thrifted blouse in outfit pictures, blazer- Talbots {thrifted}, jeans- Gap, flats- YesStyle ℅ Chictopia points

Along with my super cool shirt today,
I also hit 1,000 followers {now already close to 1,050!} on instagram today! 
I want to do a giveaway and am open to suggestions!
I am thinking an "all of my favorite things" giveaway with some beauty & fashion.
Let me know in the comments!

One of my students from last year also dropped by to narrate my all pink outfit! 
See- sometimes teaching is fun! 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

must have sweater

When I saw this sweater on the sale rack outside a boutique called Blue in Warwick, NY,
I knew I had to have it, 
I waited for the shop to reopen to add it to my wardrobe!
I love the design {especially on the back} & the tassel zipper detail!

What I Wore: glasses- BonLook, necklace- "mischiamuse" on instagram, top- Old Navy {thrifted}, sweater- Blue in Warwick, NY, pants- Old Navy, flats- thirfted 

Monday, April 28, 2014

(+) Energy & Hope

What I Wore: glasses- BonLook, jacket- Hopes, blouse- Kohl's, necklace- Isabel Marant for H&M, jeans- Old Navy, loafers- Sam & Libby for Target, bag- vintage from my Zia

We went to Alex & Ani in Princeton, NJ to pick up some bracelets for my greek family 
since it was an Alpha Xi Delta's philanthropy Autism Speaks benefit! 

My big, little, and grandlittle have always been there for me & I wanted to show my appreciation! 

Wrote little notes & shipped them to their new homes with my best friends =) 

& had to take home the blue Living Water bracelet for my collection!

Current arm candy- lots of Alex & Ani, copper- from trip to New Zealand, silver hook- David Yurman

On the leopard & more recent note, 
remember that mani that I got like a month ago?
Well it keeps growing out & I keep trying to salvage the leopard print accent!
{brown- Forever21 love & beauty polish, glitter- Funky Fingers polish from 5 Below-"Golden Coast"}

So far so good!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday Shopping- Sister Style & StitchFix!

I've been wanting to try StitchFix for a few months after seeing this box of interesting stuff on whatwouldanerdwear's instagram:

So I signed up,
but knowing my shopping addiction and my inability to say "No" to myself, I decided to wait,
but my sister & mom decided to give it a try
& I get to live vicariously through them! 
1st up is my sister Bianca's fix: 

I love that it comes with cards that show style ideas for the items in your fix,
but it kinda made me wish the fix came with some of the pictured items or at least indicated where they could be purchased to complete the look,
These cards should contain outfit ideas with the items in your fix on how to wear them together,
Bianca also suggested that they should be displayed on models to see how they are suppose to fit and be worn,

For example you would not be able to tell the pink Kensie jeans were high waisted
{especially since they are pictured folded}
unless you put them on or saw them on a model. 

Bianca's fix: 1 scarf {$32}, 1 blouse {$48}, 1 cardigan {$48}, 1 tank {$48}, 1 pair of jeans {88} 
The total was $264 and if you end up purchasing all of the items {which she did} you get a 25% discount {-$61}, & you take off the $20 styling fee from when you order the fix which goes towards an item of your choice
so she ended up spending $183 for all of the items

& I convinced her to take outfit pictures styling her items! 

What Bianca Wore: cardigan- Pomelo {$48}, tank- Olive & Oak {$48}, jeans- Kensie {$88}, flats- Old Navy
Overall Bianca's review: She enjoyed the StitchFix experience, thought the prices of the items were a little high {especially for the scarf} for the originality of the pieces. Bianca wanted items that were different than she would normally pick out from Charlotte Russe or Forever21. She really liked the pink high waisted jeans because she normally wouldn't pick out that color or fit. She is going to give StitchFix another chance because she does not shop very often and enjoyed the surprise in the mail. 
Then my mom's fix arrived: 

I was excited to see what her fix had in store, 
she can be tough to shop for & is not very into shopping, so I was interested to see what they picked

Mom's fix: 1 blouse {$58}, 1 dolman top {$48}- terrible neckline, 1 cardigan {$48}, 1 pair of jeans {$98}, 1 long sleeve top {$48}

The only item that mom decided to keep, with me insisting- & I want to borrow it ;)
was the 41Hawthorn studded blouse {$58}: 
I liked the neckline, slight ruffles, and studded details of the blouse,
She used her $20 credit from the styling and spent an additional $38 & sent the rest of the items back in the pre-labeled envelope. 
Overall Mom's review: Mom is a hard one to please, she liked the studded blouse but that was pretty much it. She never wears jeans {& the ones they picked were not the right style} and was hoping for more items that were more work ready. The stripped sweater and cardigan looked like it had promise, but it looks like something you could get from Walmart for a lot cheeper. The blue dolman blouse was not flattering and the neckline paired with the cowl neck design did not work. She is not sure she will schedule another fix. 
This has been an interesting experience to work with my sister and mom to get their opinions and see how the StitchFix process works. 
I will keep you posted with more fixes {my sister Audrey signed up too!} 
Happy Sunday Shopping!