Monday, March 2, 2015

weekend transition

{ What I Wore to weekend: J.Crew Factory breton stripe tee (now on sale for under $40!) + wrap skirt // Converse sneakers // Coach bleecker bag ℅ Dillard's Green Hills // Gap jean jacket // Ray Ban aviators // pearl necklace - gift from my sweet Valentine! }

All Photos | Kate Davis Photography

I loved this skirt so much for work (outfit here), that I couldn't help but wear it for the weekend too!
Officially adding this skirt to my list of FAVORITES - along with this most perfect striped shirt (seriously, this is stripe perfection), lived in denim jacket, & classic chucks.
What have you been transitioning from work wear to weekend wear?

Friday, February 27, 2015

not playing by the rules

Given the right temperatures, sometimes a beanie becomes "work appropriate". During these last few weeks of ice, snow, & general frigidness I have been struggling to keep warm. Two of my secrets? Stylish beanies & smart wool socks. In order to keep my toes from feeling utterly uncomfortable, I wear legging style tights (stopping at the calves) with heavy socks & boots. 

I totally got some side eye at work for wearing my beanie all day, but a girl's gotta do what it takes to stay warm & stylish! Playing by my own rules!
{ What I Wore to teach: striped dress ℅ Boutique Onze // Old Navy utility jacket // black riding boots ℅ Off Broadway shoes (shop all of their awesome riding boots here!) // Daisy Gem necklace // beanie gifted by a sweet blog reader }

All Photos | Kate Davis Photography
Could you get away with wearing a beanie at work?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


It is crazy that I am now 1 year post graduate school. And that in the past year I have become a "teacher". I put that word into quotes because some days I still feel like I am playing pretend. However, teaching really does feel like my calling, & after a week of straight rest (thank you Nashville ice storm), I am ready to get back into the trenches & not only teach Science to my squirrelly batch of 7th graders, but to also teach them about love, compassion, & joy. 

Over this past year this quote has really hit home for me:

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.” - Haim G. Ginott
{ What I Wore to teach: J.Crew Factory wrap skirt + Clare cardigan (both now on super sale!) // H&M leopard shell // Vince Camuto booties ℅ Nordstrom Rack // gold tassel necklace (similar) // Kendra Scott arrowhead necklace }

All Photos | Kate Davis Photography
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How great is that wrap! I love that it is a fun twist to the pencil skirt!

Monday, February 23, 2015

apple for the teacher

{ What I Wore to teach: J.Crew Factory button-down, apple sweater, plaid pencil skirt (shop similar pieces at the bottom of this post) // Steve Madden boots (now on sale for $100!) // Michael Kors handbag (exact bag now on sale!) }

All Photos | Kate Davis Photography
After a week off from work thanks to one epic ice storm that hit Nashville, I am ready to get back in front of my class! We have quite the stretch of work to make it to Science Fair (T-minus 20 days!) & Spring Break (Just 26 more days). Bring it on!
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My favorite accessories (boots + bag) & some sweater/pencil skirt combos I would love to rock soon!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Saturday Shopping: Spring finds under $60

It has to be some sort of conspiracy that all this Winter Ice Storm mess is perfectly timed for stores to not only be putting out their Spring goods, but also putting them on deep discounts! Below is everything I'm dreaming of adding to my closet - all under $60!
{1} "These Are The Days" tee $39.50 // {2} Back Pleat Drapey Tee $48.50 [looking to splurge? J.Crew has a fabulous option too - for $102!// {3} Racerback Cami $29.50 // {4} Flutter-Sleeve Top $48.50 // {5} Drapey Pant $59.50 [have more to spend? Check out this stunning pair of draped pants from J.Crew for $110// {6} Hello Tee $45.50 // {7} Scallop Sweater $48.50 // {8} Gold Double Strap Sandals $40.50 // {9} Pull-On Shorts $24.50  // {10} Varsity Stripe Tee $24.50