Sunday, June 1, 2014

Fashion as an Art Teacher 2

It used to be that my most viewed posts were an elementary lesson, There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, and a middle school lesson, Pop Art Food Poster, which is still in second place. But with over two hundred more hits, my Fashion as an Art Teacher, has been the number one most viewed post on Chucks and Crayons for a while now.

Over the last couple of weeks, I decided to take photos of some of my favorite, warmer weather wear, as a follow up.

I live in these crops lately.
I found the black Cynthia Rowley pants at Marshalls in the fall and paired them with mid-calf, black boots all winter. Initially I was hesitant that the material would be too warm for the spring months, but they have proven to be an indispensable piece of my wardrobe.
Here I paired them with a ruffled tank from Target and a black sweater... which you will see again... from Old Navy. I love to layer. The black ballet shoes have a little wedge heel for some added class. The head band was dual purpose: a bit of a vintage feel that kept my mane controlled before I got a hair cut later in the day.

I mentioned in my first fashion post that I have multiple colored jeans. I wear a variation of jeans and T-shirts most days of the week! This was most likely a Friday since it is a little more on the casual side. (also judging by the mess in the background... please ignore my lack of housekeeping!)
Here I have paired my Ann Taylor Loft  red jeans with a geeky and adorable Liz Claborne printed tee from JCPenny. Little, black glasses are repeated in lines across the shirt. The black jacket was a pick up from some teenie bopper store years ago and has awesome pockets. I added a multi- color beaded necklace (from where I do not remember) and strappy black sandals from Target.

I think this day I was happy with my swept back hair!
The green Not Your Daughter's Jeans, purchased at a discount store, are paired with a super comfortable Merona tank top from Target. It has a flattering cut and funky print. Again with the black sweater and strappy sandals.

Finally, this day was much warmer. The ease of wearing a dress  always amazes me, especially when it is as comfortable and flattering as this pick up.
Most often when shopping for dresses I have an issue with length. My nana and I were just talking about this the other day too, as she is shopping for a dress to wear to my cousin's wedding. Everything that she finds lately is cut to her knee. She would feel more comfortable with about five more inches of fabric, but thats not what is in stores lately. For me, dresses are either to the ground, which are not flattering to my body shape at all, or end mid-thigh.
I was so happy with this reasonably priced and wonderfully cut dress from H&M, (and the style from my first post) that I have since gone and purchased two more.
Only downfall... my high school students shop at H&M too and not only recognized the dress, but another girl (not my student) was wearing it a couple of days later.

While these outfits are totally comfortable and my style, I am looking forward to bathing suits, flip flops, and sunscreen real soon.  

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