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#OOTD: Teacher’s Edition Week 1

Aug 17
OOTD Week 1

The first week back in the classroom is not only super busy, but it’s also the first time back in my teacher gear. When I started teaching I promised myself that I would never wear the traditional teacher outfit, (Turtlenecks and holiday sweatshirts anyone?) I’m making an attempt this year to try to make as many outfits as possible with what I currently own, so this means limited shopping and tons of creativity. Here’s a look at my first week back in the class!

 

Blouse: Anthropologie, Skirt: Anthropologie (on sale in a larger size and taken to a tailor, Kitten Heels: Nine West, Boot Necklace: Heirloom

Blouse: Anthropologie, Skirt: Anthropologie (on sale in a larger size and taken to a tailor), Kitten Heels: Nine West, Boot Necklace: Family Heirloom

T-Shirt: Kenneth Cole Outlet, Skirt: Target: Sandals: Steve Madden, Ombre Link Necklace: Hive and Honey

T-Shirt: Kenneth Cole Outlet, Skirt: Target: Sandals: Steve Madden, Ombre Link Necklace: Hive and Honey via Piperlime

 

Owl Blouse: Anthropologie, Denim Trousers: Anthropologie, Owl Sandals: Anthropologie (On Sale), Monogrammed Necklace: Anthropologie (On Sale)

Owl Blouse: Anthropologie, Denim Trousers: Anthropologie, Owl Sandals: Anthropologie (On Sale), Monogrammed Necklace: Anthropologie (On Sale)

 

Dropped Waist Dress: Anthropologie (On Sale), Nude Ballet Flats: Target, Boot Necklace: Heirloom

Dropped Waist Dress: Anthropologie (On Sale), Nude Ballet Flats: Target, Boot Necklace: Family Heirloom

 

Blouse: Anthropologie, Jeans: AG, Red Ballet Flats: Alfani, Bubble Necklace: Simple Addiction (Only $10!)

Blouse: Anthropologie, Jeans: AG, Red Ballet Flats: Alfani, Bubble Necklace: Simple Addiction (Only $10!)

I know what your thinking…

Anthropologie? On a Teacher's Salary?

It’s no lie! I’m a huge Anthropologie fan. Even if Anthro isn’t your thing, it’s not hard being able to fit your favorite pricier shop into a teacher’s budget. After shopping at Anthropologie for seven years, here’s my tips on how it’s done.

1. Get an online wishlist started and check every week for markdowns. (Anthropologie’s are every Tuesday). I have scored some serious clothes through their sales. Sometimes by the the time the deepest cut is made, only larger sizes are available. That’s what my tailor is for.

2. Splurge on the essentials, like a great coat, blazer, trousers, jeans, and basic blouses and dresses. These will be the foundation of your wardrobe and can be built upon with cheaper accessories.

3. Save on simple pieces. I am not going to shell out $40+ for a basic tee, skirt, or even accessories. For these I shop outlets, (Kenneth Cole has the best basic t-shirts), and Target. Simple Addiction’s website has great accessories for next to nothing!

4. I know this sounds simple, but take great care of your clothes, and they’ll last a long time. The Nine West heels from Monday’s outfit are over 10 years old! Most of the blouses, coats, and dresses I own are several seasons old. The only thing I seem to need to replace every year are my jeans. Hey- I’m a Californian! We live in jeans.

5. Treat yourself! Every Christmas and on my birthday I always get a thing or two from Anthro. If you get an Anthro card (It’s a customer loyalty card, and not a credit card) you get a 20% off coupon during your birthday month. That can end up being some super savings, and I always plan for it.

6. Learn to live with less. This is the simplest advice I have to give, but it may be the hardest to hear. The truth is, I don’t shop much, and compared to most women, I probably have a small wardrobe. But the clothes I have last much longer than those from cheaper, trendier shops, and I’m used to it. I don’t regret my purchases and I love everything in my closet. You’ll never hear me say I have nothing to wear.

Looking for more tips on building a great wardrobe? Visit these posts:

 BUILDING YOUR PERFECT WARDROBE, PART I: YOUR STYLE PERSONALITY

and

BUILDING YOUR PERFECT WARDROBE PART II: SPLURGING ON ESSENTIALS.

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