In a feline mood

Today, I rewarded my five hours of straight grading with a stop at Ann Taylor Loft. I was happy to see a larger than usual clearance section and headed right there. To my delight and a little bit of grading coma, I found these two items: a pair of cheetah print pants and a cat print dress.


Both items were final sale totaling a little under $25.00. After much debate, I got them knowing final sale items cannot be returned. Now, what to do with them? I have some ideas. For the cheetah pants I will try pairing them with a black button up, black blazer, and black pointy flats. For the cat dress a black belt, black tights, and black boyfriend sweater. In my mind this all works. I am hoping the black neutral colors will tone done the bold and kinda crazy prints. We will just have to see what I come up with. I will keep you posted!

Any advice for me? What would you pair these items with?


Go Green!

Since my most popular post has been “How to wear green jeans“, I wanted to share how I am wearing them.  Below I paired my green jeans with a cream loose top with eyelet detail, a grey sweater, black shoulder bag, and leopard flats.  As a teacher, I love flats.  They’re cute, go with almost everything, and are the perfect shoes to walk from student to student checking their work and making sure they’re on task.

How do you wear your green jeans?  Any other colored jean trends you are currently rocking?

jeans from H & M this season, top from American Eagle Outfitters, sweater from Gap, leopard ballet flats from Target, bag from a street vendor in New York

What I am loving now: Toms Ballet Flats

I am in love with Toms shoes.  I appreciate their style, comfort and most of all their philanthropic philosophy.  I first experienced Toms when I purchased them during a trip to New York.  Walking around the city exploring got my feet tired but I didn’t want to sacrifice style for comfort.  Toms was a great solution. Since then I have purchased two more pairs.

Now, Toms has introduced ballet flats.  These shoes come in a variety of textures, colors, and designs.  As a mom and a teacher, I can’t imagine any shoe fitting my lifestyle better.  My only problem…limiting myself to one pair.

Check out the Toms website here.  Which Toms are your favorites?