Loose Knit Summer Sweater + Our Upcoming Summer Roadtrip!

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Loose Knit Summer Sweater | Cold Shoulder Sweater | Silver Jeans | Teacherfashionista | Jules

Outfit Details: Shorts [size down, they stretch with wear] |  Express Sweater in stores – linked similar here, here and here  |  Slip on Sneakers [true to size] c/o Groopdealz (via Lucy Ave Boutique)  |  Necklace  |  Bracelets – various Alex & Ani  Giveaway + Thank you! There are still a few more hours to enter to win my $50 Nordstrom Gift Card giveaway if you haven’t yet – click here!) Also, if you didn’t get a chance to read my tips for shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale on a budget and 4 ways to get ready for it – click here to read through. (Cardholder’s access to the sale starts THURSDAY, and public access starts July 21st.) Thank you SO much to all of you who have … Read More

Ruffle Dress and $50 Nordstrom Giveaway!

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Ruffle dress, Express style, Nordstrom Giveaway, Teacherfashionista

Hi all! Summers are double the fun because I get two months off of work with the freedom to plan out my own schedule, AND I get extra time to put into planning my blog collaborations and content! I just love allowing my hobby to flourish during this relaxing (although short!) part of the year. What is your favorite thing about summer? $50 Nordstrom Giveaway! With that being said, with my extra time I am really interested in exploring and creating content that YOU as my readers and Instagram friends want to see. In order to do that, I created a little blog survey to get your valuable feedback. To thank you for your time, I am offering a chance for … Read More

Red, White & Blue Tops under $40

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Red, white & blue tops | 4th of July Outfit | Teacherfashionista | Jules

Another festive holiday is almost upon us and it’s time to style our red, white & blue tops. I hardly ever wear red, but when 4th of July week comes, I pull out my red tops and tees, and start matching them with my favorite shorts, skirts, and jeans! This year Target has really stepped it up, and I have found so many perfect light-weight summer tops. This red ruffle top was no exception! I paired it with a denim skirt, thinking that is a great look for a family BBQ or pool party. Outfit Details: Denim Skirt  |  Similar Top  |  Sandals  /  Similar budget-friendly Sandals  |  Crossbody  /  Similar budget-friendly Crossbody here and here |  Similar Necklace I … Read More

Pink Summer Dresses under $50

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As soon as the heat hits, I am pulling out all the summer dresses! Pink summer dresses come in all shades and styles, and I am rounding up a few favorites under $50 in this post to get you ready for summer events & socials, BBQs, reunions, vacations, and dun dun dun…. even work. Pink Summer Dress: For Work I recently had the clothing brand SexyModest Clothing reach out to me to feature one of their dresses. They have many beautiful choices, and right away I knew this dress would be perfect for the working girl. I know as a teacher, this fabric and style of dress will work so well in an environment of constant movement. And, for the … Read More

Putting Together a Quick Date Night Look

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Achieving a casual date night look with your closet staples can get you a pretty classic and put-together outfit. Last minute date night? No problem. Look around for your favorite pair of jeans, a white tee, and then start pulling in colors with a fun bag or clutch, and of course jewelry. The hardest decision might be if you want to wear flats or heels! In the summer, a good compromise is a fun pair of wedges. Using staple pieces can bring an outfit together quickly for any last minute plans to go out. The Denim Raw hems are all the rage this season, so you can imagine my excitement when Silver Jeans fashioned my favorite Sukis with this trend! … Read More

Flare Jeans + Off the Shoulder Top

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Today I’m sharing two old trends I love that have come back around: flare jeans and off-the-shoulder tops! Flares with heels or wedges give girls the opportunity to sport something other than skinny jeans. Let’s face it – if you’re like me, there are days you just don’t want to squeeze into your skinnies, lol! Off-the-shoulder tops are such feminine pieces. If you find just the right one, it can go with quite a few outfits. I like a simple style like this one from She-In. It is PERFECT because you can wear the “sleeves” off the shoulders or pull the “sleeves” up for more modesty. Suki Mid Flare Jeans Here’s a fresh take on an old favorite: the Suki Mid Flare Light Wash by Silver Jeans Co. I have … Read More

Summer Stripes + Nordstrom Giveaway

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Stripes | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Teacherfashionista | Jules

Happy July, all! I am kicking it off with summer stripes and a giveaway! (Read to the end for the Nordstrom gift card giveaway we are offering in time for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!) July brings my last full month of being off work, and I am ready to just soak it all in! I rarely put on more makeup than mascara, and end up wearing either my favorite cut offs with a tee, or an easy dress – then all I need to do is accessorize. Luckily, stripes are perfect for an effortless look! And, who isn’t about effortless in the summer?  My favorite thing to do to stripes is add interest with some pops of color. With this dress I … Read More

Pink Scalloped Dress

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You might remember when I shared my love for scallops in this previous post!  I can’t believe there is another scalloped dress in a new shade. How lucky can a girl get to find this gem in such a great summer color?! Top reasons I love scalloped hems: 1. They add a feminine vibe 2. They make a plain dress unique 3. They make it easy to look put-together   This scalloped dress can be as dressy as you want it to be. You could wear it as a wedding guest with sparkling heels like these and a cute statement necklace like this one. I love it as a Sunday dress, too! The nude sandal heels in this post are such a beautiful choice for summer and go so well … Read More

Vibrant Summer Maxi

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Bennie C’s Boutique has a number of affordable, simple, and beautiful clothing choices. I enjoy finding these little boutiques because then you end up with unique pieces you don’t see on everyone else. Here I go again – expanding the maxi dress section of my closet. And I don’t mind one little bit! The vibrant colors in this maxi make it stand out in any crowd. It is a perfect choice for a warm, summer day as the material is light-weight, and it has side slits to the knees on both sides. The dress is lined, which is nice so you don’t get stuck trying to wear a slip on a hot day. I found wearing a bandeau helped me feel comfortable and modest, and you … Read More

10 Things You Need for a Fun Pool Day

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With the heat of summer upon us, we are welcoming weekends (and perhaps week days) of entertaining friends outdoors and enjoying pool parties. I wanted to share some of the things that really make days in the sun more fun! (Click on any of the images below to shop each product.) 1. Playful Floats Being in the pool is even more fun with toys to swim and float with! 2. Pool-friendly Drinkware Find cups and glasses that can be around the pool without worrying about glass or breakables. 3. Colorful String Lights & Lawn Ornaments When the sun starts sinking below the horizon, set your yard a glow with some fun, colorful lights! 4. Drink Dispenser Don’t let anyone go without water too … Read More