Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Boxing Day!

I hope everyone had/is having a wonderful holiday season. While many people are relaxing at home or taking advantage of holiday sales, we are on our way to another Christmas dinner with my in-laws. I have to admit I am exhausted, Robert seems to be getting sick, and I'm totally ready to just sit in my p.j.'s (and new snuggie :) and nap all day long tomorrow.
I went for comfort with the sweater dress today but added my new boots from LOFT to spice it up a little. The wedge is about 4 inches, but I don't plan on walking around a lot so I should be OK!

Dress: Loft (fall 2011)
Scarf: Christmas gift from last year
Sweater Tights: Target
Boots: Loft (Christmas gift, still available on the Loft website) 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Snowflake Style

Today we went caroling through the halls of our school with 7 Kinder classes. They wore various adorable hats and the teachers decided to get festive as well with snowflake sweaters and santa hats. I pulled out this old Eddie Bauer snowflake sweater and tried to figure out a way to make it a little more current. Hope I did a good job!

Snowflake Sweater: Eddie Bauer (old)
Button Down: Old Navy (old)
Leggings: Loft
Boots: Nine West via Macy's (fall 2011)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

All Aboard!!!!

Many years ago when I first started teaching, my mentor teacher handed me a book titled "The Polar Express". I had never heard of this book before but she told me to read it "with a tissue in my hand." Well I did, and she was right to tell me that because I needed it. I read that book every year to my class and now to my son, and every time I get choked up at the end.  I am huge Christmas person, and that story for me brings out all the magic and beauty of Christmas. Needless to say I am very excited (probably more excited than little R) to drive over to PA this afternoon and board the Polar Express train ride. I can't wait to see one of my favorite books and now movie come to life, and can't wait to see R's reaction as well!

R and my husband are both wearing P.J.'s but I decided not to. I"m just going for warmth today as it's only in the 30's which will truly feel North Pole -ish since we've had temps in the 60's up until these past few days.

Sweater: Dress Barn (2 years ago)
Turtle Neck: Gap (Old)
Jeggings: Dress Barn 
Boots: Ugg Australia Bailey Button 
Mittens: Fossil (via Macy's) (last year) 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Who are you calling "worst dressed"??

I was listening to my favorite Christmas music station in my classroom this morning and the trivia question of the day was "what is the worst dressed profession?" "teaching" I blurted out before I even had a chance to think! Wow, I am a traitor to my own career and colleagues. But sadly I was correct. Well, "not me" is what I thought as I stood decorating my classroom with more gingerbread houses in my 3 inch skinny heeled metallic Kenneth Cole boots. "I am stylish," I thought to myself... I mean, how many Kindergarten teachers do you know who wear 3 inch skinny heels to work?? Yes, I was pretty impressed with my stylish self.. and then I nearly tripped over a small chair. As you can see from the picture, the boots did not make it through the day. At least I WAS smart enough to bring a back up pair of flats with me.. they were also metallic, don't want to mess with my style :)

Sparkle Sweater: NY&Company (old)
Cords: NY&Company (recent)
Flats: Nine West (a couple of years ago)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Knee Highs

The weather has been nuts in the northeast this fall. Lots of rain and very mild temperatures. I think that's about to change beginning tomorrow, but I've been taking advantage and wearing stuff like this navy blue shirt dress that I normally only wear in the spring/late summer. It's pretty lightweight but it was so balmy yesterday that I had no problem and felt totally comfortable. I also decided to skip the tights and wear knee highs with tall boots. I haven't really tried this look and felt kind of funny all day, like one of the kids! But I did get compliments so I guess I managed to pull it off!
Shirt Dress: H&M
Grey & Pink Knee Highs: Charter Club (Macy's)
Boots: Nine West (via Macy's)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

In the Spirit

Shawl Sweater: Macy's (recent)
Tank: Gap Outlet
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: Nine West 
I realize I have not been posting many (any) work outfits lately. This is happening for a couple of reasons.
#1 I am not good about re-mixing stuff and I repeat outfits often.
#2 With it getting dark so early, I pretty much put my sweats or p.j.'s on as soon as I get home from work, plop down on the couch in front of my Christmas tree and then think "oops, I forgot to take a picture for the blog!" I DID take a picture today.. but I'm saving it for tomorrow's post. I figured since I have an outfit picture from this past weekend, might as well use it!

I am still feeling exhausted from our fun Christmasy weekend. We saw the Muppet Movie on Saturday (funny and soo cute!) and headed out to dinner after. Sunday was a fun filled day in the city. First we saw the Big Apple Circus, then headed to FAO Swartz, saw the windows at Bloomingdales and Tiffany's, and finished up with a visit to that little old Christmas tree in Rockefeller Plaza. I really do consider myself lucky to live so close to NYC, and as anyone who has ever visited I'm sure knows, there is NOTHING like New York at Christmas!
The lovely window display at Tiffany's 
Me and R in front of the tree

Rockefeller Christmas Tree