Wide Leg Crop Pants Trend

Friday, November 16, 2018

red hair, wide leg crop pants, sweater blazer j. crew factory, black mule loafers

red hair, wide leg crop pants, sweater blazer j. crew factory, black mule loafers

red hair, wide leg crop pants, sweater blazer j. crew factory, black mule loafers
Blazer // Pants // Mules // Bag // Tee

I was pretty skeptical of the whole wide leg pants trend at first but I was determined to find a pair that I liked and didn't make me look silly. To my surprise I've actually found two pairs. This velvety navy corduroy one here is just $29, super stretchy and comfy and surprisingly well made for the price. The second pair I found are these rust colored ones that I would have never expected to love but I do. Both pairs are on heavy rotation at work.

So are you on board with the wide leg crop pants? Or are your ankles hibernating already? I'm digging the 70's vive they make me feel and wearing them with booties too.




The Perfect Plaid Blazer

Thursday, November 15, 2018



Feminine plaid blazer, Dagne Dover Petite tote poppy, red hair bob, rose gold felize loafers m. Gemi

Feminine plaid blazer, Dagne Dover Petite tote poppy, red hair bob, rose gold felize loafers m. Gemi


Feminine plaid blazer, Dagne Dover Petite tote poppy, red hair bob, rose gold felize loafers m. Gemi













Feminine plaid blazer, Dagne Dover Petite tote poppy, red hair bob, rose gold felize loafers m. Gemi


Feminine plaid blazer, Dagne Dover Petite tote poppy, red hair bob, rose gold felize loafers m. Gemi
Feminine plaid blazer, Dagne Dover Petite tote poppy, red hair bob, rose gold felize loafers m. Gemi
Feminine plaid blazer, Dagne Dover Petite tote poppy, red hair bob, rose gold felize loafers m. Gemi


I searched high and low to find a plaid blazer that was affordable, neutral enough to match with many colors, and have modern silhouette as to not look too masculine or boxy over dresses and I found it right here. The red in the plaid gives it a faint pop of color yet still remains classic. Overall this blazer is a winner and runs just under $70! it also runs a bit big so order one size down. 


Rainbow Sweater

Monday, October 29, 2018

Rainbow stripe sweater, red hair, poppy petite tote Dagne Dover, madewell jeans, crosby coach driving moccasins

Rainbow stripe sweater, red hair, poppy petite tote Dagne Dover, madewell jeans, crosby coach driving moccasins

Rainbow stripe sweater, red hair, poppy petite tote Dagne Dover, madewell jeans, crosby coach driving moccasins

Rainbow stripe sweater, red hair, poppy petite tote Dagne Dover, madewell jeans, crosby coach driving moccasins

Rainbow stripe sweater, red hair, poppy petite tote Dagne Dover, madewell jeans, crosby coach driving moccasins

Rainbow stripe sweater, red hair, poppy petite tote Dagne Dover, madewell jeans, crosby coach driving moccasins

Rainbow stripe sweater, red hair, poppy petite tote Dagne Dover, madewell jeans, crosby coach driving moccasins


Sweater // Driving Moccasins (on sale right now for 50% off!!) // Jeans // Dagne Dover Petite Tote // Sunglasses

Usually I don't seek out rainbow clothes. I'm a school teacher and mom so I don't really need much more that screams "I hang out with kids all day" like rainbows tend to do. However, something about this sweater was just so happy and fun. It was the perfect amount of color to wear with jeans. The best part about this sweater is that it's under 20 bucks! Also when my friend Sandy saw me in it, she knew she had to order it for herself. After that I proceeded to get multiple compliments on my sweater all over the mall and then the next day in Park city because I wore it two days in a row. No judgement. You know a piece is good when strangers on the street inquire about it. I wanted to play on the bright colors in the sweater so I paired it with my bright yellow driving mocs and poppy red Dagne Dover bag


The Things That Matter the Most

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

fall in utah, mountains leaves changing colors, gap hooded cardigan sweater

fall in utah, mountains leaves changing colors, gap hooded cardigan sweater

fall in utah, mountains leaves changing colors, gap hooded cardigan sweater

fall in utah, mountains leaves changing colors, gap hooded cardigan sweater

fall in utah, mountains leaves changing colors, gap hooded cardigan sweater


fall in utah, mountains leaves changing colors, gap hooded cardigan sweater

fall in utah, mountains leaves changing colors, gap hooded cardigan sweater

fall in utah, mountains leaves changing colors, gap hooded cardigan sweater



fall in utah, mountains leaves changing colors, gap hooded cardigan sweater

fall in utah, mountains leaves changing colors, gap hooded cardigan sweater
Long Cardigan // Leggings // Loafers // Hat (super old J. Crew) Similar here for $15

To say the last few weeks have been busy is an understatement. Andrew's new election schedule keeping him at work well past my bedtime, teaching and doing parent-teacher conferences for two weeks, before during and after school everyday and Athena moving to a new preschool have been wearing me down. 

You have probably noticed I don't post here much anymore. It's not that I don't want to, it's just that the things going on in life are so important to me and I just want to do them all as best as I can. Unfortunately that means this creative outlet for me takes the back burner. The things that matter the most move to the forefront. Athena and my family are always top, my career and being present for my 22 kiddos I am lucky enough to teach everyday is something I care deeply about and put my heart and so much attention into. 

And although I'm not here frequently, you do see me on my Instagram stories pretty regularly. In the last few weeks I've received some of the best, sweetest, most heartfelt messages I've ever gotten. Sure I want you to like my outfits and be inspired by my sense of style, but the most moving messages I've received are about my role as a mother and teacher. I've gotten messages telling me that you respect my choices as a mother, like how we don't let Athena watch TV or that we put her to bed early and that we make her schedule a priority. Also kind words on how we try to get her out into nature and even get dirty out on hikes. And even a few about how you respect my job as a teacher and that I'm teaching full time while being a mom and you can tell how invested I am in my job as a teacher. Way to hit me where it counts' guys. 

Really these are the things that matter the most to me and so when you say that you admire these things that I'm working so hard on behind the scenes, It really makes my heart happy and lets me know that even though I'm not on here posting all that much, the bit I do put out there is making a difference. Thank you for all the love and support. My greatest joys are creating a happy family for Athena to grow in and creating a kind environment for my kiddos at school to learn in. Life is pretty darn good and thank you for being part of the journey.








A Teacher's Perspective on Back-To-School Fashion

Monday, August 20, 2018

& other stories red scalloped top, Dagne dover poppy tote, J. Crew Gingham pencil skirt& other stories red scalloped top, Dagne dover poppy tote, J. Crew Gingham pencil skirt

& other stories red scalloped top, Dagne dover poppy tote, J. Crew Gingham pencil skirt

& other stories red scalloped top, Dagne dover poppy tote, J. Crew Gingham pencil skirt

& other stories red scalloped top, Dagne dover poppy tote, J. Crew Gingham pencil skirt

& other stories red scalloped top, Dagne dover poppy tote, J. Crew Gingham pencil skirt

& other stories red scalloped top, Dagne dover poppy tote, J. Crew Gingham pencil skirt



& other stories red scalloped top, Dagne dover poppy tote, J. Crew Gingham pencil skirt

It's back to school time and I for one, from a fashion standpoint at least, am excited to go back to work. As crazy and fast packed as the life of a teacher can be, I do love the challenge of dressing in a fun and professional way that makes me feel comfortable and capable. I really do believe that what you wear impacts your mood, your confidence level and even your productivity. Not to mention it sends a message to everyone you encounter about your personality. With all that, it's pretty easy to see why I like back to school.

Now I know all of you aren't teachers but I'm willing to be there is still something magical about this time of year that makes you want to stock up on new items and reinvent yourself as if its a new year. I know it's not January 1st, but it's a pretty transformational moment each year that takes you back to your childhood when a new outfit could make the first day of school feel really special. Or maybe it's just all the great sales! 

I for one know my students will be looking at what I wear. Even if you think kids don't care what you wear, i promise you they do and they are the most vocal critics I've had in 13 years of teaching! I intend to wear something fun and bold on the first day like this outfit here. Fun bright colors are a first day of school hit. 

This skirt has stretch to it so its way more comfortable than your average pencil skirt. My classroom is pretty hot so this sleeveless top keeps me cool and still looks fun and professional. These pink heels have been a closet favorite of mine for going on 7 years. They are the perfect height and still somehow fit even after my feet went up a half size after having Athena.

Whether you are a mom, professional, teacher or somewhere in-between, I hope you are all having a smooth and stylish transition into the back-to-school season.