I wore this fun little layered blush pink look yesterday on the news. I always, always go for comfort when dressing for my news segments because being in front of the camera is uncomfortable enough! The outfit has to be the easy part! This time I went for a new tee shirt dress and matching kimono. I seriously can’t get enough tee shirt dresses or kimonos these days so this little pairing was a no brainer! Not to mention blush pink is my favorite and goes so perfectly with my new blush pink Vera Bradley purse! A win and a win!
Whether you’re in school or not I think we all feel the back to school vibes around this time of year. Everyone’s buying their new agendas, getting organized and feeling excited about the pre fall festivities that are about to kick off. Today I’m back on the local news and sharing all about back to school outfit ideas, shopping and closet musts!
So here are my top 5 “Back To School” items for teachers, students or just us regular workin’ girls.
I love my denim jackets and they’re the first thing I grab when I need a layer to cover my arms or if I’m going to be stuck in a cold building all day! Teachers & business professional ladies – if you need something a little less casual try for a lightweight blazer. I love this pink linen one!
Nice silk shirts and button down are an easy outfit piece that can be worn with almost anything! Tucked into a pencil skirt to be dressed up for the teachers or with a pair of distressed skinny jeans for the students. I love J.Crew Factory, Gap & Old Navy for affordable and quality tops.
Just like lightweight jackets kimonos are so easy to add an extra layer. Find a fun one that will go with different neutrals and the styling opportunities are endless! You can wear over dresses, jeans, black pants, and even shorts.
This summer I’m all about the flowy dresses! Julie actually told me about this one before our Charleston trip and we joked that we were going to have to all get the same dress because this one is just too good! Now that I think about it we actually did that after last year’s conference with this dress! Hey sometimes they’re just too good to pass up!
The possibilities of a black maxi dress are endless so this is definitely a good one to have. Not to mention it’s from Target! This time around I went for a more laid back summer look with messy hair and a panama hat, I just threw on a pair of strappy heels, my favorite gold choker and some red lips to dress it up. Perfect for a summer evening outfit.
This week’s heart happy is all about this little space I love so much. Wednesday actually marked 4 years since I’ve been blogging and chronicling my outfits and love for all things style, fashion and shopping. And while I’ve loved everything about it, learning the blogosphere, building a brand, meeting new people, trying out new trends and sharing about them along the way I’ve realized I definitely have gotten myself into a blogging rut. Sharing the same things over and over again and just barely switching things up. While I’m not saying I’m going to stop sharing outfit posts on the reg I do think it’s time to start sharing a little more about me and not just what I’m wearing and where I’m shopping. A lot has changed over the past year and I’ve felt a little tied down to my blog and my “brand” in feeling like what I should and shouldn’t share but lately I’ve realized it’s all in my head. That constricted feeling left me uninspired and feeling like my creativity and voice were lost in the mix. And the reality of it all is I’m not doing this to do what everyone else is doing, I’m doing it to do what I’m doing! Share what I like, when I like and how I like! Sometimes brands, people and blogs change and that’s ok. Usually it’s for the best anyway!
So with all that said I’m really excited to start incorporating some new content over here! Think more behind the scenes things, a little more about daily life for me as the blogger at Pearls & Twirls and as co-owner of My Kind of Lovely. And lastly, something that I’ve gotten a lot of emails about, some tips and tricks of blogging! I’m super excited to start working on some new stuff for you guys and I hope you’re just as excited too! If there’s anything else you’d love to see around here please feel free to leave suggestions in the comments, tweet me, Facebook me or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org)! I’d love to hear your thoughts!
And Cheers to 4 years of Pearls & Twirls and cheers to 4 more! Xo!
I’ve recently come to realize I’m definitely not much of a beauty junky. I like trying out new products, I love my Birchbox subscription and literally can’t live without my bright lipsticks but when sale times come around you will absolutely find me more in the clothing section. New clothes, shoes and bags are what I get the most thrill out of putting to good use. So, as one clothing junkie would do, around Nordstrom sale time I absolutely headed straight to the shoes & clothing sections. Always bypassing everything beauty. But this go-round I spent a little time lusting over the beauty section I think you might too!
Also, I’ve mentioned on Instagram but I figured I would share here as well. I absolutely LOVE the Living Proof no frizz hair products and they have an awesome set available right now that I highly suggest checking out. Especially if you have naturally frizzy hair. I don’t, but this Tennessee humidity can definitely get a little frizz action going on when I’m outside all day. I used these the weekend of CMA Fest and was literally outside all day and my hair was still stick straight when I got home! No weird kinks, curls or frizz around my face. It was pretty amazing! Shop this set right here