I try to be a “hip” teacher. Is that even possible? I found these cute plaid pants on Lands End and have incorporated them into my teaching wardrobe. PS obviously I don’t wear heels to work, that would be crazy! But on the occasional night where Q and I go out to eat after work, I slip some on. (PS the pants are on SUPER sale!)
Pants: Lands End (on super sale) $30
Sweater: J. Crew $60
Heels: J. Crew Marbella $268
Purse: Kate Spade (similar)
Necklace: J. Crew (similar)
It is currently 31 degrees in Georgia, which has prompted me to take out my blanket scarf. Yes it’s an enormous scarf that is basically the size of a blanket. And I love it. Warm, cozy, plaid, I was sold at first glance. I paired it with my all time favorite plain t (thank you Everlane) and J. Crew toothpick jeans. Bring it on 31 degrees.
Scarf: Acacia Scarves $40
Blazer: J. Crew Regent Blazer $230
Shirt: Everlane $15
Jeans: J. Crew Toothpick $115
Heels: J. Crew Marbella $268
Purse: Balenciaga (gift from an awesomely generous friend)
A few months ago I stumbled upon Rocksbox and decided to try it out. Rocksbox is a site that sends you three pieces of jewelry to wear as often as you would like for one month. You can send the pieces back at any time for new pieces, or if you love a piece, you can purchase it at a discount. Each month is a flat rate of $19 no matter how many times you send your pieces back.
I ended up buying 3 pieces over 3 months. These were pieces that I wore every day when I had them and didn’t want to send back with the others.
*I loved most of the pieces that they sent me. Recently they started having you add pieces to a jewelry wish list to ensure you get what you want. I love this new feature.
*Shipping is quick! I usually would send my box back and have a new one in 3-4 days.
*The price. For less than $20 a month, I got a ton of wear out of my jewels. There was not a day that I didn’t get a compliment on one of the pieces I was wearing.
*I loved the idea of having rotating jewelry and being able to buy a piece if I really loved it.
*It encouraged me to wear jewelry every day! I definitely looked fancier when I had my Rocksboxes.
*Sometimes the pieces looked cheaper than they did online. This didn’t really bother me because when I wore them I didn’t feel like they looked cheap. This did deter me from buying a few pieces.
Overall, I really love the concept and my membership is still going!
Honestly I can’t believe I survived living in Alaska for so long. This LA girl is still not a fan of the cold. The only great thing to come out of the cold is a fab coat. This winter I splurged for a great, warm, more fashionable coat than I had owned before and I love it. It’s warm enough for the Columbus cold, but not too warm that I can’t wear it often. I picked grey because it won’t show lint/Carl fur and is different than my other classic black coats.
Coat: J. Crew $365
Bag: Stella McCartney (the best Christmas gift ever from one of my best friends)
Sweater: J. Crew $80
Jeans: Frame Denim (my favorite jeans ever) $184
Shoes: Jessica Simpson “Claudette” $78