Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Outfit Remix: Using What I Have To Dress For School

**Classroom Decor Extravaganza 2013 is being interrupted for a quick teacher clothes post!**

It takes me 15 minutes to get ready in the morning. What I mean by that is: from the time I roll out of bed until the time I get into my car, 15 minutes elapses. I'm pretty proud of that, but what it means is that I don't have a ton of time to get creative with my teacher clothes. 

The other issue is ... purchasing clothes. I *do not* need to spend a bajillion dollars on more clothes, I definitely have enough {that doesn't mean I won't *want* to}. So - I decided that before school starts, I'm going to work on picking one article of clothing, and building different "looks" around it. That way I'll have idea of what to wear before that 15 minute crunch time. 

First up - my white eyelet top. I found this picture in a magazine and thought I could pretty reliably re-create it with things I had in my closet. 


This is what I came up with -- 
Skirt and shoes {Target}, Top and belt {Gap}
Next, I tried on these colored skinny jeans. They were ttiiigggghhhttttt but they went on, with only a few squats {hallelujah}. 

Pants and shoes {American Eagle}, Top and belt {Gap}, Cardigan {Who knows}

 For the last outfit, I kind of liked the idea of adding a collar to the shirt. I don't have a white button-down, so I grabbed one of Mr. BBZ's old ones. The result is kind of bulky, but I don't hate it!

Shoes {Sperry}, Pants {J.Crew}, Top {Gap}, Cardigan {Tommy Hilfiger}

Next up: black cotton dress {which is sort of like cheating, because it goes with everything}. Oh well! 


  1. Nice clothing girl! The last outfit is my favorite :)
    My Second Sense

  2. Thanks Tania - so funny, because I feel like the last one is my least favorite - I almost didn't post it. LOL!!

  3. Shop your closet! Oh boy don't tell my husband that this is a real thing.

    Everyone deServes to Learn

  4. I love those pink skinny jeans! I am also a big fan of belts. I really like your outfits. Excellent choices!

    Eclectic Educating

  5. I love that skirt! I miss the pre-kid days of being from bed to car in 15 minutes. A black cotton dress is a must have. Accessories make it go from beach to work. There is not many clothes you can say that about


  6. This is great! I need to do this. Actually we should make a # out of it!!! I was thinking about doing something like that for open-house outfits or first day back outfits, but thought it might be rather vain? IDK. I have so many things I could blog about that my brain wants to cry.

    Lessons With Coffee

  7. Arrrggghh what a useless Instagram buddy! I wasn't even following your blog! This is a great idea and um.... how the heck do you get out of bed and out the door in 15 minutes?! It takes me longer than that to eat! Very impressive!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

  8. Love it! Now you're a fashion blogger. Just add it to the resume!

  9. Hey there! I just discovered your blog through a pin on Pinterest and wanted to say hello! I love your ideas :) I am a second grade teacher from Ohio. I look forward to following your future posts!

    EduKate and Inspire

  10. I thought I was going to need a small or maybe a medium, but all they had was extra small and large. I ordered the extra small, terrified that I was going to have to send it right back but it fit perfectly!
    Tory Burch heels

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