Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Teacher of the Arts Look

I have been enjoying dressing like an art teacher for social gatherings lately and for me this starts with a comfortable dress.  Then when I add ballerina flats and leggings for warmth, I feel transformed into a bohemian teacher of the arts.  

This dress looks better in real life and not like a maternity outfit, I promise.  The print on this Garden Lace dress from Anthropologie is very me, old fashioned floral, but I was originally concerned with the length.  Now that I have embraced leggings, I can pretty much go any length of skirt now.
           
I was lucky to snag this elephant necklace at Anthropologie about three or so years ago.  It's made of brass and I love it.  I think it was about four years ago that Anthro had a brass duck bracelet that I missed out on.  It was so cute with little ducks all in a row.  I hope it will show up for sale on the secondary market someday.      
Originally I was going to scrap this picture, but I thought I would continue with the subject of leggings.  In both of these pictures I am in an old pair of Target leggings that have been sitting in my closet, most likely from the bad rap they have had in the fashion world.

On Halloween it was pouring rain during my sister's birthday lunch at a local restaurant.  Despite the cold and wet, I just was not in the mood for jeans.  I really wanted to float in as I mentioned before, as an artsy looking teacher lady and eat food without that pressure of a button and zipper.          

Honestly, for a stormy day and a ladies lunch with family and close friends, this long blouse with leggings was fine.  But I would reconsider this look for other public outings.  Maybe there is a little too much leggings as pants action going on here, but when leggings are worn with a dress or skirt, it's more of a fashion do in my opinion. 

My ballerina flats are my Jessica Simpson Leve style from Macys.
The floral blouse is an older Isaac Mizrahi from QVC and the necklace is an older Rachel Zoe for QVC.   
The red reading glasses are part of a three pack from Costco that also come with black and brown.  They have a cute rhinestone detail.  

4 comments:

  1. Cute print! Love the art teacher look! I agree about leggings. I don't believe they work very well as pants but are definitely a "do" as tights when wearing a dress. Personally, I still don't like wearing them though. Or tights. I dislike the feeling of them. Wish I didn't 'cause then I could wear shorter dresses!
    xo,cynthia

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    1. I agree that tights and leggings are not the most comfortable piece of clothing. I don't like the too tight on the skin feeling. Like how pantyhose used to feel back in the 70's/80's.
      Have a nice afternoon,
      Stacey

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  2. I think "Art Teacher" is an awesome way to dress! I especially love that first look. I was eying that dress myself, but I never got to try it on in-store. The black stripes are such a fun way to break up all of the floral. The leggings underneath give it some spunk and make it feel more wintry. I love the addition of black to make florals more appropriate for fall and wintertime.

    As for the second look? The palette is so striking! The eggplant and mustard play off of one another really well. It has a nice and warm, gold glow.

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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    1. Thank you! It is a fun and comfortable dress. I do like the winter look of black with floral prints also, especially when the flowers are tiny.
      I would love to see how you would style this dress, since you are so great with pairing accessories with everything.
      Have a great afternoon,
      Stacey

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