I thought you might enjoy a peek at what I wear to work. I’ve mentioned before that I am an elementary school counselor. That means I don’t have to dress for a corporate environment (Amen!) and at least a few days a week call for pretty casual attire. I have also come to the realization that if in fact I want to be serious about blogging I’ll need to up my social media presence and blog more than once a week. So I made a promise to myself that each day this last week I’d take a selfie and post it on Instagram (you can follow me there @thisblondesshoppingbag and also blog about what I wore (original, huh?).
Onto the goods. Here’s the thing, this week we celebrated Literacy Week with themed days. And listen, I don’t usually participate in all that business #partypooper. I was pleasantly surprised by the themes this week, they weren’t too crazy and I actually dressed according to the theme 3 of the 5 days. Winner! As a side note it’s our student council that decides the themes, this year I wasn’t the sponsor but I have been the Student Council sponsor for the last 7 years. Hmmmmmm, makes me wonder, how about you?
So Monday was Team Sports Day. It was also kinda cold. So, yeah, I was wearing clothes I hardly get to wear because it’s always so hot. I love wearing white denim in the Fall and Winter. I paired my white denim with my favorite blush colored blouse from Loft and my cargo vest. Keepin’ my feet comfy in my Lucky Brand booties. I wore my Stella and Dot ladder necklace and my favorite leopard cuff (because I can’t quit it).
Tuesday was Hat Day. Again, it was kind cool outside so I jumped at the chance to wear my OTK boots and my favorite hat (years old from Target). The dress I am wearing from Old Navy – last year. I loved how cute and comfy this outfit was. I had a hard time taking the picture so there are two. One I took before work and one I took after work. I think I’m gonna need a new house if I’m gonna blog. One with better lighting. #husbandgetrightonthat
Moving on to Wednesday, Black Out Day. Yup, turn off your electronics and read. Riiiiiiiight. In our county we use a computer program like it’s the Bible so good luck with that #conflictingmessages. Snarkiness aside I was thrilled for a 3rd cool day and a chance to wear my beloved faux leather leggings, a tunic, and the gorgeous scarf I received as a Christmas gift from a new friend. If you haven’t gotten these leggings yet I don’t know what you’re waiting for, they are so good!
On Thursday it was wear red day. So I wore a red top I purchased from SheIn – I have mentioned SheIn before on the blog. Trendy pieces at very low prices. I loved the sleeves on this top but I’m not a huge fan of the back. I took a picture so you could see, I had to wear a tank because it’s cut a little too low. Not a problem when a cool front rolls through but when the weather warms I probably won’t be reaching for this one. I am wearing jeans from Target, and I have to tell you they are super comfortable. I’ve had them for over a year now and they’ve held up great. They are lightweight and stretchy. For the pictures I wore leopard heels because this outfit needed something interesting. In real life I wore a pair of comfortable wedges. I grabbed my Kendra Scott necklace and my favorite leopard cuff from Accessory Concierge, I think I wear it at least three times a week if not more.
Finally Friday! It was Pajama Day but I had to attend an inservice at our district office so I chose comfortable layers instead. My favorite pair of Vigoss jeans along with one of my favorite tunics, a sweater to match and an infinity scarf turned out to be just as comfy as pjs (almost). Again my leopard cuff and simple earrings with comfortable booties. I actually got a compliment on the elevator as I was headed to the inservice which is always nice. I took these pictures after school and by that time it was warm enough to ditch the sweater. I wore the tunic untucked but in one picture I did a half tuck (front only) so you could get an idea of what that would look like.
So there you have it, a week of what I wore! Most of what I wore is old so I’ll link similar pieces. This is a longer post than usual so thank you for sticking with me. That’s what’s in This Blonde’s Shopping Bag, what’s in yours? Linking up with Patti for Visible Monday here
Eclair Women’s Ruffle Front Blouse blush – Éclair • $31.48
Merona Women’s Fedora with Braided Band Rust • Merona • $24.99
Merona Women’s Felt Rancher Hat Blush • Merona • $24.99
Mossimo Women’s High Rise Skinny – Mossimo • Mossimo • $29.99
Mossimo Women’s Shift Dress – Mossimo • Mossimo • $29.99
Merona Women’s Ultimate Long Sleeve Crew Tee • Merona • $8.40–12
Merona Women’s Striped Structured Tunic • Merona • $16.08
Merona Women’s Open Layering Cocoon Cardigan • Merona • $22.99
Plus Size Women’s Hue Wide Waistband Leggings • Hue • $36
Women’s Bp. Faux Leather Leggings • BP • $29
Petite Tie Neck Blouse • LOFT • $49.88
Split Neck Tunic • LOFT • $49.50
Modern Skinny Jeans in White • LOFT • $69.50
Raison D’etre Twill Drawstring Cargo Vest, Moss • Raison D’etre • $50
dv Women’s dv Marilyn Over the Knee Fashion Boots • $49.99
Printed Pintuck Swing Dress for Women • Old Navy • $29
Women’s Vigoss Chelsea Skinny Jeans • Vigoss • $64
Women’s Lucky Brand ‘Bartalino’ Bootie • Lucky Brand • $84.90
Women’s Lucky Brand ‘Bashina’ Perforated Bootie • Lucky Brand • $96.90
Women’s Bp. Plaid Infinity Scarf • BP • $19
Women’s Lush Perfect’Roll Tab Sleeve Tunic • Lush • $27.90
Linking up for Confident Twosday here
Linking up with The Blended Bloghere