Clothed with Grace: Back to School...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Back to School...

I've been back to school for a week and it's been going great.  I wasn't sure it would be the best of starts, though.  I was awakened last Tuesday morning not by my alarm, but by the most interesting of dreams. The Zombie Apocolype had taken over my school, and I woke up at the very moment I was bitten. You can't make this stuff up, people.  

Also, this is my 10th year of teaching and the new math teacher was in 7th grade my first year teaching. Wow. I feel old. 

On a good note, I'm really liking my kids and loving getting my dress clothes back.  This combo might be one of my new favorites, for sure.

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Blazer: Kohl's similar
Dress: Loft $5 (thrifted) similar
Necklace: Stella and Dot Sutton
Bracelets: Stella and Dot  PeacockRenegadeUrbane
Belt: Kohl's $1.5 similar
Shoes: Fergalicious $30  similar

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34 comments:

  1. You look adorable, this is the perfect teaching outfit! I'm glad your school year is going well so far!

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  2. This dress is amazing! It looks so good on you, what a great find! I always have strange dreams before marathons (mostly that I have left my clothes somewhere far away). Your zombie apocalypse is hilarious. Hopefully you weren't about to be bitten by one of your students!

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  3. Glad to hear your school year is off to a good start! I just love this dress. What a stylish way to start off the school week :)

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  4. Great outfit! I love the texture on the dress!

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  5. You look great for your first day back to school. I love the shape & rich texture of that dress. Many years ago I used to have a similar one from Esprit. I can't believe you thrifted it.

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  6. The blazer/dress combo is great for teaching! School starts early over there! The kids here don't go back until after Labor Day.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Target Giveaway!

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  7. That dress is so pretty and what a great deal you got on it! School starts back up here next week. My son (he is in 4th grade) can't wait!!

    Amy
    Mariposa Medley Jewelry
    www.mariposamedley.com

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  8. Happy 10th year teaching! You look beautiful! Isn't it crazy when the new employees come in and we find out how young they actually were when we first started the job?!

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  9. Love your outfit Ginny. Have you been watching the Walking Dead? :) The new stella and dot jewelry is fabulous. I can't wait to host my party in September. Congrats on teaching for 10 years!!! It will be 10 years of nursing for me next year. I can't believe how quickly time goes by.

    Don't forget to stop by and link up tomorrow for my weekly Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  10. Your dress is amazing! I can't believe it was $5! More importantly, I cannot BELIEVE you had a dream about a zombie apocalypse... because I HAD A DREAM LIKE THAT A FEW WEEKS AGO! Which was completely random considering I don't watch anything remotely scary. Woke up catching my breath and trying to explain to Sean what had just happened... you really can't make this stuff up.

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  11. I've been having crazy dreams lately, too! So weird. Anyway, this dress is completely amazing and I can't believe it was $5 at the thrift store.

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  12. I can't believe you go that dress for $5!!! Score!! Beautiful combo with the blazer and dress!!

    Misty
    Balancingahecticworld.blogspot.com

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  13. I'm so glad you're enjoying your school year! How crazy that you're teaching alongside a former student. That teacher must be about 16 right now, right? ;-)

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  14. Great steal on that dress, it's gorgeous! This is the perfect teaching outfit. And happy 10 years of teaching!

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  15. This is so gorgeous!! You look fabulous. My sister teaches freshman and she has been texting me her outfits every morning (at like 6 something in the morning!!).

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  16. THAT DRESS! So pretty! And I love the Sutton necklace! I just order mine recently but it's still on back order. I'm not-so-patiently awaiting its arrival! :)

    Lauren
    Fizz and Frosting

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  17. This dress is so pretty! I'm glad your school year has started off right. I've been in trainings this week, and I'm looking forward to starting with the kiddos on Monday!

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  18. That dress is so perfectly flattering, I can't believe it's a thrift find! Bummed I can't just click through and order it online somewhere!

    Lauren
    www.AStyleDefined.com

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  19. This outfit is perfect on you - such a flattering dress and the blazer creates great lines!! I'm definitely going to have to pin this for later :)

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  20. That dress was thrifted?! Grrr (that's my jealousy noise). Seriously though, it's such a pretty dress and it looks great on you!

    Happy first week back! I work at a university and the students just came back into town. It is definitely a little hectic, but I am excited for the routine!

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  21. Love this! It's been kind of fun putting together "back to school" outfits as teachers.

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  22. I am in love with this pretty eyelet dress, Ginny! The teal blazer is gorgeous. You have to be the best dressed person at your school. :)

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  23. What a gorgeous dress, Ginny! I love it. I think it looks great with your blazer, too! I'm so excited for my normal school/work/internship routine to start so I can wear all my "nice" clothes again! Congratulations on your 10th year of teaching - what a great milestone! :)

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  24. Obsessed with that dress and I love the pop of color with the blazer!!! You are one gorgeous teacher!! I'm so glad you had a great first week! I have loved getting my dress clothes back out too :) That's so funny too because I have had crazy crazy dreams this week that have woken me up too?? Back to school stress or nervousness?? No idea!!! Haha! :)

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  25. What a pretty outfit! I love the color of that blazer!

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  26. You are the queen of blazers. They always make your outfit look finished and chic. And I can't believe you get them at such great prices! I should hire you to shop for me;) Blessings.Susan

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  27. the coloring of this whole outfit is AMAZING on u! i am so in love..gorgeous ginny!

    XO Meghan
    citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

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  28. That outfit is gorgeous! And seriously girl- $5 for the Loft dress at Goodwill?! Incredible!

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  29. You look so adorable!! Love this outfit on you..

    xo,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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