Monday, October 17, 2016

Flattering Flares


Hey loves how was your week? 
Another busy and even shorter post. Today I’m sharing my look to school on Friday Thursday the 13th when I had guests in my class. Ummm, not the 'byob’ and we’ll 'Netflix binge' kinda guests. I wish, but no. Kindergarten teachers from another school in my school district and from a Christian school in El Sobrante came in to observe me and my kiddos. So we had clip board carrying, note taking and dare I add applauding adults in the classroom. My teaching is very fast paced. I go hard and my kiddos are mostly readers, high and accomplished after only 8 weeks of school.

 Last school year, my class had the highest scores of all the kinders in the district on the DIBELS test (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) and boy I felt like a proud mama. I’m never reluctant to share what I do and how I do it to get the brilliant results I get. Just not in Math, :))). That’s what teachers do, we learn from each other. A couple of my kiddos were a little showy on Thursday but it was altogether a great visit.

Chilly mornings are still giving way to beautiful warm days. In other words, the sun still shines, it’s still warm and I’m pretending it’s still summer. So I’m wearing one of the hottest trends from back in the Spring, everyone’s favorite retro pattern aka GINGHAM top with flare sleeves and a pair of blue flare jeans for a fresh take on a casual work/business look. Flattering Flares. By the way doesn’t gingham look great on the young, old, skinny, thick, just everyone. From runway to high street, gingham has been very visible. 

Something about blue and green styled together is very exciting to me so I brought in green accessories in the belt and bag and they elevated this look together with the flattering flare sleeves of the shirt. Wait a minute, next time I style this shirt, I could do it with a hunter green skirt to make it even more Fall approved. What are your thoughts on that pairing? 

Deets
Top - Front Row Shop (here)
Pants - Bebe (old)
Bag - Kate Spade (old)
Heels - Aquazzura (here)


Thanks a bunch for stopping by. Keep thinking the purple thoughts, xx.

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100 comments:

  1. Wow congrats on producing a class with high ranking scores, I'm sure you'll achieve it again this year too. I'm also really loving this look, that shirt and denims are gorgeous together and the addition of the green takes it from farm chic to the streets of Paris!

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  2. I love the proud talk of your school kids. It shows what makes you love your job ( by the way a few pointers on the excellence wouldn't be such a bad idea). Love the shirt, it's really beautiful.

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  3. LOVE the mix of colours! These flares look awesome on you! :)
    quick q, who does your makeup? Yourself? TRULY AMAZING!!!

    sounds like you're awesome teacher :)
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  4. Congratulations on your class win dear. Chilly mornings indeed but we are still waiting on the sun over here. Loving how you styled your flare jeans and that bag is so pretty. Trěs chic. Hope you have a beautiful week and stay fab. Kisses!

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  5. wow congrats dear!
    new post
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  6. Congrats! That's quite an achievement, getting kids to learn so quickly. Literacy is important! My compliments on your class having the highest DIBELS test in the district. Kudos! I can totally understand why you feel like a proud mama- and you should feel that way. I think it is a brilliant idea to have teacher's observe each other classes, we all can learn that way. There are many methods that can be applied when teaching and it is always good to be knowledgable about them.

    You look gorgeous in those flares. I'm very keen on flare jeans, they're an old flame of mine and just like Brigit Jones has a hard time forgetting her old flame so do I. Besides, I think that flares are very flattering, just like mermaid dresses (or flare dresses and peplum), they have a way of making a woman figure seem like a perfect hour glass.

    That gingham shirt is also fantastic...White and blue gingham shirt is a great match for those dark blue jeans. Plus, I really like the green belt and green bag. I love the combo of green and blue...for some reason it always makes me think of mermaids. Maybe because green and blue is a colour I associate with seaside (blue for the sea and green for the pines).

    Thank you for your lovely comment. My to-read list is growing with each day as well. There is this proverb that appetite comes with eating and I find it very true. The more I read, the more I feel like reading. Have a lovely Monday!

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  7. Flares are seriously my favorite denim silhouette right now! You are absolutely rocking this pair. Great look!

    Best,
    Christina
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  8. Oh very cute style darling! Beautiful pics
    xx

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  9. Congratulations with the score of your class:) As they said, it seems like you`re awesome teacher! Your outfit looks very pretty, i love the trousers especially!

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  10. Congrats. A GREAT Teacher and a GREAT Gal who is always Ultra Fabulous!!

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  11. Lovely combination, totally casual. Love it

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  12. Idu, I bet you're an excellent teacher! Congratulations :D We need more like you! I love gingham! That blue & green looks so gorgeous together. I've always loved that color combination.
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  13. Love the styling. The pieces look great together!
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  14. I want that shirt!

    Have a great start of the week :)
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  15. I wish I could dress this fancy to my class like you. Ha!! Dealing with children with severe autistic and disabilities is way different. I've to roll on the floor and get itty-gritty sometimes to get them engaged and during intensive interaction periods. Very challenging, but rewarding, because I feel like I'm doing something good with my life. Is that right to say? Ha! Kudos to you, teacher. :)

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  16. Love the styling and the touch of green to it, random but works well together. Love it.
    Have a great week Ma'am.

    xx
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  17. I'm loving this combo!!!!

    Federica
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  18. Not only you're killing it on the fashion front but you are an amazing teacher as well, good on you, Idu! Now seriously, is there anything you can't do? Please say you are a lousy cook or I would think you're a super woman! LOL!

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  19. Love the look dear! Best wishes with your class, teachers rock :)

    Erica
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  20. Congrats! A great teacher and a fashionista rolled into one. I'm always happy seeing your post because it mirrors how happy a person you are. Love the blue flare and you the best make-up always.

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  21. Love the soft waves they look sexy too. You look beautiful!

    Madame X
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  22. The green details make me happy! Love the look!
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  23. Congratulations on the test results of your class, as well as on nailing this look!
    I love the color combination and the green bag is gorgeous!
    Julia x
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  24. So nice! I like it.



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  25. I love it when you talk about teaching because it shows how passionate you are about it. I love teachers, but don't expect me to be a math teacher either. And I am too shy for that. LOL! You look stunning. This belt is popping, girl. I love it. And the flowers definitely added a nice touch to the outfit. Well done. I can't leave without talking about your eyebrows being on fire. Flawlessness!!

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  26. U look like such doll.. Love it :)

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  27. You are the most glamourous teacher Idu! As a mother I would love to get some tips from you! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  28. Such a great styling idea and I loved your check blouse and flare combo! It is very comfy and chic. Have a great week and congrats on your classroom's scores!
    LaToya
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  29. you look so amazing hun <3 i love your hair <3
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  30. Perfect blue shirt, you look really nice :)

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  31. Idk dear, congrats on your class having the highest scores. I can tell you are passionate about teaching...what lucky kids! I love your outfit and how you paired the blue/greens, and those sleeves...simply fabulous!

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  32. The teaching method here in Germany is way different than what i learnt back at home. But i also think that in the U.S.A it`s on another level. How amazing is it that your kiddos can read already in Kindergarten. This strikes me so much in a pleasant way knowing that i`m a kindergarten teacher as well. The system here is quite different. Wish i could get an opportunity to visit your school one day. I love your outfit hun! You never dissapoint:)
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  33. Green and blue make a fab combination! Love the bag <3

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  34. Wow, cute gingham shirt and the sleeves are nice! You look beautiful...

    Madame X
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  35. You makeup looks amazing! Also you body *////* ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ

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  36. Congratulations on your teaching achievements, Idu. Your hair looks so pretty in these photos. I agree that blue and green is a perfect combination.

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  37. I am a new reader of your blog and loved to read about your little kiddos at school! Also your photos are with great quality :) It is so important to share our cultures and costums around the world!
    Blogs are also meant for this,aren't they?
    I am from Portugal by thhe way!
    Thanks for sharing and congrats
    xxx

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  38. I don' think I ever had a teacher who was as stylish as you Idu! You are rocking that gingham shirt and flares and how fab are your accessories!

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  39. You look so fab Idu! Love the gingham shirt with these jeans:) And so great to hear how your kids did on the DIBELS test! You have every right to be proud. Being a teacher is one of the hardest jobs IMO (and also one of the most fulfilling).

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  40. Que maximo sempre arrasando, tenha uma semana abençoada, obrigado pela visita.
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  41. Congratulations dearie and you rocked this look, you are a style icon!

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  42. You look wonderful in this outfit my dear, I love this color combination <3

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  43. I love your outfit and your make up!


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  44. Congratulations on your class win dear. You are great teacher! Love your hair and style ♥
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  45. Fabulous post! Thanks for sharing.


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  46. Apart from being a great teacher you are also a fashion mogul, I love how you paired everything and added the fabulous bag to touch up the elegance on the edgy look! Ps, I love your blog!
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  47. you're the queen of flares, I mean it...and you always have the best combos
    of course gingham is such an irresistible trend
    kisses
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  48. Whoa! Let me just say hands down on your amazing achievement! Plus, I love how stylish you are. I wish you were my teacher! xoxo

    Much love,
    Sugar
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  49. Congratulations Idu. That is suc ha great achievement, and you sound like the best teacher. I'm sure your children are very proud as well. Loving these wonderful flares so much on you! x/Madison
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  50. Congratulations Idu. That is such a great achievement, and you sound like the best teacher. I'm sure your children are very proud as well. Loving these wonderful flares so much on you! x/Madison
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  51. You look super cute and comfy! I really love the jeans. xx

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  52. Congrats dear! You must be really proud with these results. Absolutely love this retro outfit. It's so chic!
    xx

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  53. Wow!! That's quite the achievement -- congrats! I can only imagine what a wonderful teacher you are, and fabulous too!

    PS: Thank your for your sweet congratulation wishes on my gender reveal post! They meant so much to me and my family! Love always!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  54. Dearest Idu, I'm not surprised you are such a successful teacher as I already assumed you are exactly that! Nevertheless I'm very impressed and all the children who are teached by you are so lucky! You wore the perfect look for the Thursday - and additional this luck is so my taste! I have a weakness for vichy - and good teachers, too <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  55. Congrats on your students scoring high. I love this look so much. This green and blue is just perfect and love how everything comes together. Beautiful styling on a gorgeous lady. Hope you are having a great day.
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  56. This is my first time on your blog.And I absolutely love it!
    You are such a beautiful and an amazing woman!
    And also congratulations dear!

    P.s I am in love with your eyebrows :)
    xoxo

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  57. Loove your shirt! Such a beautiful hair! <3 Perfect!

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  58. very beautiful outfit, love the bag and the shirt!

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  59. That green in the belt and bag is so eye-pleasing, so bright and pretty. The top is cute and reminds me of Toto's friend lost amidst frightened lions and rusty metal types. You look amazing in those jeans, a real celebration of those stunning legs. Both close shots of them brought such pleasure!

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  60. You look stunning dear!!!! I'm in love with your flared jeans!!

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  61. The flared trouser looks good on you.. Ive never been a fan of this style of trousers tho.. M eyeing the bag..

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  62. You look beautiful. Discovered your blog today and no going back for me!
    Girl u're a slayer. love, love, love your style.


    xxx
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  63. I LOVE these flared jeans, they look wonderful on you! They have the perfect flare and length and you've styled them beautifully with the gingham shirt and pops of green, I love it! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having the best week so far!

    XO,

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  64. Fabulous teacher outfit. You are such a fly teacher! Congrats on your students performance.

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  65. I love the '70s vibe that's going on here. It's just so pretty! Idu you rock that look!
    kisses
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  66. Congrats on your class, Idu!!! Great goal!
    In love with your outfit, simple but super stylish! Flares look amazing on yu!
    xxx
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  67. Congratulation on your class! You are lovely! :)

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  68. Wonderful outfit!!! Sweet greetings! Kisses :)

    xxBasia

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  69. Love the green and blue together in this outfit - that skirt would look so nice with a green skirt too.

    It's awesome your class is ranking os well, well done! :)

    Hope you're having a great week :)

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  70. These flares look amazing on you!

    Xx
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  71. Perfect styling here. Loving your pants and the mix of colors. You slayed girl.
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  72. Very lovely pairing; you look so chic and so good for a Mom of four 😍 Congratulations on the high achievement of your kids and I'm sure the young girls also get styling tips from you too; you must be their style muse.

    This gingham shirt paired with a hunter green color skirt would be a perfect combination like you said👌🏼

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  73. your makeup is on fleek Idu

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  74. You look amazing dear! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

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  75. You really sound like you love your job, which is probably what makes you so good at it. Congratulations on your achievements!
    I love this look on you, you're one very stylish teacher!
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  76. Que lindo look amei a blusa, bom final de semana, obrigado pela visita.
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  77. You look adorable in these flare jeans, Idu. Love your bag too, you made me want to go and buy a green bag now haha. Wish you a lovely weekend ahead.
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  78. Those kids are lucky to have you as their teacher ;) I've always liked the mix of blue and green and this is not an exception. They look perfect together and those flare jeans really flatter your great figure ;)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  79. This is a lovely outfit, Idu! Love the shirt and the flares together and the bright green pop from the bag!

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  80. You sound so passionate about what you do. Blessings girl! I love that pop of green in the whole outfit, the flare pants is a win for me.
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  81. so so stunning casual look dear- this pair of jeans is perfect xx

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  82. Hi beautiful Idu,
    so cool look. These pants look wonderful on you.
    Kisses
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  83. Congrats on the success last year and the promising results only eight weeks in with the new class.

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  84. you're just too adorable! i lack words to say each time i visit your blog.

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  85. Kudos on your class' district wide DIBELS ranking. What kid won't be motivated by a Fab teacher with awesome teaching skills like you? I admire educators, a whole lot! Observing my sister, a Uni Prof, and working for a large school district myself gives me a direct insight to educators' dedication & commitment to the academic achievement of their students. God bless you for all you do.

    I like that combo. I've done navy gingham shirt over jeans, topped with a black blazer and a navy & green eternity scarf on casual Friday! One of my fave looks. You nailed it, as usual 👌🏽

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  86. Perfect style ! You are beautiful :)

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  87. Beautiful coordination I love checker shirt it look amazing on you 💛💚💜

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  88. lol @friday the 13th... Congrats on your students scoring high.
    I love your outfit as always esp the flared hand. Very edgy and chic. Green looks great on the blue.

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  89. Stunning combination! I love green details!
    xx
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  90. This kind of style is my current favorite.. i ransack my old bell button jeans.. love this outfit so much..

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  91. Congrats on the excellent work with your class! I am liking the blue shirt and would love to see how it looks with a green skirt :)

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  92. Haha.. I do that as well! Whenever there is sun.. I do a photoshoot and then pretend it's summer! :P

    Looking lovely in this jeans outfit! :)

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  93. As a parent of one of her former Kindergarten students, she is an absolutely amazing teacher. I am not surprised by the high scores of her class. I remember in the beginning of the year she told me that my child would be reading by Christmas break. Well, she topped that. My child was reading in 6 weeks and is still a great reader because of the tools she instilled. Now, this fashionista is always dressed to the 9's in and out of the classroom. Love her style! Keep up the great work in the classroom and on the runway!❤❤❤

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