Tribal hooded sweater and jeans

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I saw this hooded tribal sweater on Groopdealz one morning and decided that it looked like something that should be in my closet.  It is so comfortable and easy to dress up or down, I am glad I bought it.  I paired it with a simple white t-shirt and skinny jeans, but added a thin coral infinity scarf to it just to tie in the color and add something.  Perfect outfit for teaching on a busy day!

Blue Tribal Maxi and new hair-do

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I found this dress on clearance at Dillard’s a little bit ago and loved the style and colors of it.  Without the cardigan the neckline is super cute, but hard to wear to teach in.  I tried a new hair-do also.  It is so easy and perfect to add some detail to a boring ponytail.  I will have to see about doing a tutorial on it soon…

BRIGHT Pink Sweater with Collared Shirt

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Bright pink sweater is from American Eagle and has a cute little metal zipper on the back.   Denim polka dot collared shirt under with cuffed sleeves.  I wore them with dark wash skinny jeans and my favorite nude heels…oh and the colorful necklace from Groopdealz.  I swear every time I wear the necklace I get compliments on it.  I originally wore my hair in a bun at the top of my head but got my hair touched up after school…

Bringing back the vest….

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This entire outfit, besides the shoes, I have had in my closet for the longest time and just never pull it out to wear it.  Not sure what it is with vests but sometimes they are so cute, I just feel like it takes a lot of work on my part to pull it off.  So if I remember right both the shirt and the vest are from Maurice’s. The shoes I got from zulily, they are purple with pink polka dotted Toms…who can go wrong with that combo???

Professional but casual

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Found these pants on the sale rack at Macy’s, they are the Masion and Jules brand that I love.  Comfortable and mint!  The top is something I have had for a while now, I believe its from Forever 21.  Love the flower detail on it and after baby it was a good shirt to cover baby weight, now I just belt it and its still cute.  I will have to do a close up of my hair, or maybe a tutorial…  Saw the hair style on Pinterest and its a fun, quick way to get my hair done in the morning.

Yellow dots and an owl

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Saw this outfit on The Nest on Main and just had to have it!!!!  www.thenestonmain.com, here is the owl shirt, and here is the cardigan.  Love this online shop, wish I could go to Utah to see the store in person!!!!  Paired the cute tops with my favorite shoes and a pair of skinny jeans.  Decided to wear my hair curly and the rhinestone headband “hippy style” and actually got quite a few complements.

Halloween 2014

IMG_5808 Every year I have these amazing ideas on costumes for me to make, and every year I tell myself to start early…but do you think that ever happens….NO!!!  Just like years prior I was putting the costumes together the week before and finishing the day of.  Thank goodness for family and friends who can help! (Thanks MOM!!!).  Haddie decided a while ago she wanted to be Anna, from Frozen, but didn’t like the typical Anna blue dress.  I showed her the coronation dress on B 4 Bubs and she said she wanted that one.  I was nervous because it was from outside the US so sizing could be different, and Haddie has an issue with things being itchy… so I was hoping it was nicer quality than just an everyday costume.  OH MY GOSH this dress is amazing!!!!  Such good quality and detail.  She loved it!  But Anna isn’t blonde…so I HAD too make her a red hair hat to complete the ensemble.  Here is Haddie as Anna.

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Originally Paisley and Stella were going to be CareBears for Halloween.  My mom and I looked everywhere for a solid zip up sweatsuit for the girls…  We even wanted pink which you would think was easy to find…think again!  Everything had something huge on the jacket or no pink, which in the girls section is unheard of!  Well we found sweatsuits finally then I changed my mind…  My mom went to Sun Valley, Idaho for a girls trip and came back with the most adorable blonde hair hat for Stella, mostly because she thought Stella needed some hair, and I decided when she loved it that she was going to be a Cabbage Patch Kid.  I was so happy that she actually kept the hat on, a miracle!  The dress she wore was one of mine from when I was a baby.  PERF!!!  Here is Stella, baby Cabbage Patch.

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(the last photo is blurry, but her cheese face is too cute!)

Paisely’s costume was changed in my head several times.  CareBear, My Little Pony, Owl…  I kept going back and forth about Pony and Owl because of time constraints… I still hadn’t done anything the day before Halloween.  I knew making her an owl might be really time consuming if i cut out feathers and sewed them on…  The my little pony could potentially be difficult to…ears, main, tail, cutie mark….. AHHHHH!!!  So I just made the decision and she was an owl.  Instead of making individual owl feathers I just used fabric I had, fat quarters, and cut scallops on doubled fabric.  Then I cut the cape and just hot glued the scallops onto the cape with help from a TA in another teachers class…. thank goodness!  Soooo… Here is Miss Paisley as an Owl.

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween!  We joined some friends for Trick-or-Treating this year so here is a pic of most of the kids together…

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Haddie has always had a thing with lining up objects all her life!  So here she is on Halloween lining up all her candy, some snacks, shoes, my camera bag, her Anna dress, etc….

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