Clothed with Grace: Cobalt and Stripes

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cobalt and Stripes

Last spring I scored these cobalt dress pants from Loft for $4, I ended up altering them to ankle pants, which I like a lot more, these cobalt pants are very similar.  I haven't worn them all summer, so I'm excited to pull them back out for the new school year.  I decided to keep this outfit simple with my striped blazer and a basic black top.  I don't wear pants much, but if I had more like these I sure think I would. 

This week at school the kids were introduced to Passion Projects as part of Genius Hour.  Each of the kids will get one hour each week in class (we'll rotate) to work on something they are passionate about.  On Tuesday we introduced it and the kids came up with their "fat questions." (i.e. what they want to learn) Over the next 16 weeks the kids will research and at the end create "something" to share what they've learned.  Questions ranged from "Why is Louis Vuitton a brand beloved by so many people?" to "How can I make kids with cancer feel like they're normal while they're sick?"  I'm so excited to see what these kids come up with and have so many amazing teachers at my grade level who slaved away to get all of this ready!



Blazer: TJ Maxx similar
Top: Target
Pants: Loft similar
Necklace: Stella and Dot same
 Bracelets: chloe + isabel c/o samesame 
Shoes: Audrey Brookes similar
Bag: Coach similar

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22 comments:

  1. That sounds like an amazing project! I love these pants on you, so, so cute!

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  2. These pants are amazing, especially with the striped blazer! It sounds like your school is taking on something really special, I bet the kids will love it.

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  3. Oh my-- that question. What a sweet child that wants to make other children with cancer feel normal. Warms my heart this morning!

    I love these pants! I'm excited to see you transition to fall temperatures. I missed this last year! You're such a great remixer I'm excited to follow because this is one of the hardest transitions for me.

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  4. Love those pants Ginny! They look fantastic on you as ankle pants! Good call hemming them!

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  5. This is such a sharp look - very polished and professional! I'm sure your kids will do great with their passion projects - sounds like they've got some interesting ideas!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  6. Such a cute & classic look on you!! Very chic & pulled together and I love the gorgeous cobalt.
    Marta, xo
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  7. I LOVE projects like that! So open ended and the kids are always so excited about them!

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  8. What a fun project! Teachers just amaze me with the cool stuff they come up with. It gives me hope for future generations!

    And these pants are so great. You know I don't every wear pants, but I would totally love a fancy cobalt pair like these!

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  9. Hahhaa kids ask the funniest question. Loved both of those you mentioned. They are smarty pants. Your cobalt pants look great with the striped blazer, also.

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  10. What a cool project!! Being a teacher must be so ah-mah-zing!

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  11. Love, love that outfit...great find for $4!

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  12. I really like this Ginny. I like the colour and length of your trousers with a stripey navy blazer. You even nailed the jewellery! Genius teaming the look with gold shoes!

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  13. great pants! love the color!
    and those heels are so fun!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  14. What a cool project and you look AMAZING!!

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  15. I always love cobalt with black + white, and those gold heels are the perfect accent!

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  16. This is such an amazing outfit! Love everything about it. And your project sounds so interesting! Keep us updated!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

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  17. That sounds like such a clever project!! Getting kids to choose questions they want to find the answer to instead of just assigning something. Great idea!

    I adore this outfit on you! You said you don't wear pants very often. When it gets super cold, do you just wear really thick tights? I wear pants more than anything else so I'd be lost at what to wear to stay warm instead!

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  18. Love it! The color of those pants is so pretty! I love cobalt blue everything :).
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  19. I love the color of your slacks!!
    xo Jessica
    www.NewlyLoved.com

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  20. Great pants, but I love the leather detail on that top the most!! And what an amazing project - keep us updated on what they come up with!!

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  21. I love those cobalt pants! Looks so chic!!

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