Thursday, August 2, 2012

School Marm Neutrals

 When I was younger I wanted to be a school teacher.  I don't know if it had anything to do with teaching as much as I was dying to use the chalkboard, post it notes and that pointer thing.  Well, I never did become a teacher, in fact I got my degree in Political Science (I guess I could teach Political Science...). 
 HOWEVER, if I were to be a teacher, this is what I'd wear (and would it be weird if I wore the things that Anne Shirley wears in the 2nd Anne of Green Gables movie? Love it all.)
 for this outfit post I didn't have my normal photographers, so I grabbed my 9 year old and gave him a quick tutorial on how to use my camera and voile!  He did a great job!
 And the nightly Olympic moments that I have to discuss.  Gabby Douglas..is she AMAZING or what?  I was rooting for her, I think she is so adorable and SO graceful.  I was thrilled for her.   Also...Michael Phelps.  I know people are saying he is over hyped, but he is just awesome.  4 years ago we were glued to the Beijing and so thrilled every time he won.  My oldest was almost 5 then and after those Olympics any time we were at a pool he would say "Mom, look.  Michael Phelps," and then he would put his head in the water and touch the wall.  He is definitely inspiring to me.

These Olympics have just been AWESOME.
 And can I point out the lovely swiss dots on this top.  I recently bought it from Zara (not online any more, but probably on sale in stores).  I think I'd wear a mu mu if it contained swiss dots on it, love em.  My poor sunglasses are always so smudged (and lost and broken) and this is the reason why...

He looks kind of awesome right?


 Top: Zara (similar) | Skirt: Banana Republic (similar) | Shoes: Nine West (similar) | Bag: Nine West via Ross | Bracelet: Banana republic | Sunnies: Nordstrom | Belt: Old Navy

43 comments:

  1. Looking great my dear:)! Btw congrats on guest posting on Pink Peonies!! That is so exciting:))!

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  2. Love the outfit, your shirt is beautiful! Great job to your 9 year old for being such a great photographer!

    Amy


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  3. Love the shirt and belt!! He did do a good job on the pics! Have a great weekend!

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  4. Love this outfit, you'd be the most fashionable teacher around! The cheetah belt is adorable too and the perfect touch :) I'm impressed your 9-year old took these photos also, they look great! My boyfriend has the duty of taking my photos, he has learned a lot about photography! And agreed about Gabby Douglas, what an awesome Olympic moment!

    Stephanie
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  5. How funny, yesterday afternoon I was telling my hubby that when my sister and I were little girls she would always pretend to be a doctor while playing house while I always wanted to be a teacher. This would be the perfect outfit for a teacher. :)

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  6. Lovvve this look! I adore how you pull of these retro-looks in such a modern way! It's so gorgeous <3333
    xx

    xoxo Bree
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  7. Aw your little photographer did a great job. My eleven year old is embarrassed to pieces when he is with me when I take my pictures. LOL What a difference a couple of years make. I love, love, LOVE your blouse. And it looks great with the leopard belt too!

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  8. I love the mix of neutrals and subtle patterns...looking so chic!! That blouse is fabulous!!
    Your son is styling in your sunnies!!

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  9. Hey, I have that same problem with my sunglasses!:) That's why I usually buy cheap shades!! Cute top:)
    -amy
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  10. OH WOW!!! This outfit is amazing, Emily! One of my favorites that you've posted. Have a great weekend!

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  11. Wow, gorgeous use of neutrals! I absolutely love the sheer polka dot top and leopard belt ♥

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  12. He DID do a great job! You look incredible.

    And ohhhh Anne....I love those movies. Need to bust out my VHS and watch them sometime soon!

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  13. What a pretty blouse Emily! Have a great weekend :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  14. The shirt is so cute! I love the belt too!

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  15. High five to the photographer today!! He rocked it!!! What a sweetie!! And I love this look...you would be one HAWT school teacher! Happy weekend and happy Olympic watching!
    Shanna
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  16. This is hot stuff! I love the touch of sheer and leopard print...you look so gorgeous!

    <3 Cambria
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  17. What a beautiful look and that background is beautiful!

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  18. You look so cute! I am so impressed with your 9 year old's photography skills!

    Amy


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  19. You would make a smashing teacher and I agree your 9 year old has some talent!!

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  20. That top has every trend in it- sheer, polka dots and a peter pan collar!! So freaking adorable!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  21. you look SO cute girl! LOVE the outfit. been LOVING the olympics too :)

    xoxo

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  22. Love this outfit! I think this could be a great work outfit, yet still fashionable and chic, and NOT BORING at all!

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  23. Haha your son looks adorable! This is something I would definitely wear, I especially love that top! I agree, Swiss dots are so cute!

    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  24. You look so pretty and your son is so sweet!
    Vicky

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  25. Love this outfit!! It is very teacher appropriate (From a fellow teacher) : ) Although I can guarantee you'd be one of the most stylish teachers!

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  26. effortlessly chic! that blouse is gorgeous!

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    wish you a wonderful weekend! xx

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  27. haha if you were a teacher you would be the best dressed teacher! and where ever you live is absolutely beautiful, oh my goodness. xoxo

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  28. You look beautiful in this look. I love your top.

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  29. Lovely!
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  30. lovely, dear esspecially the tshirt of your boy :))) you look pretty in this outfit also.
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  31. What a great outfit, Emily! You look so classy, you could be a teacher or the first lady :-)! And your boy could become a photographer, he did so well with this pictures!
    xx Katja

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  32. That top is amazing! You would be chic teacher :)
    xx

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  33. Love that top. Your photographer did an excellent job. Gymnastics is quite possibly one of my favorite sports to watch.

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  34. Cute top! I love the dots :-) And your neighborhood is gorgeous! Love the mountains. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Following you now :-)
    ~Jessica
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  35. If you WERE a teacher, you'd be a pretty stylish one. (: The peter pan collar is making me jealous.

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  36. Emily... this has to be my favorite outfit, thus far. I love the entire outfit, especially the belt and ballerina flats. Your 9 year old did an awesome job!
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  37. I cannot find any words to tell you how much I love this place and yours stylish dress, what a nice dress you have! Maybe the zipper front leather jacket is also yours style you can just try it!

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