Friday, August 28, 2015

August 28

Happy Friday!!! 

Today's Outfit



Pant pattern:

Top from TJ Maxx (Brand is Everly)
Pants from Old Navy
Flats from Old Navy

Today's Words of Wisdom

Dream big, work hard, stay focused and surround yourself with good people.
(Unknown)

-Elizabeth

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August 26

Today's Outfit




Top from Old Navy
Skirt made from a dress I used to have (originally from American Eagle)
Shoes from Old Navy

The skirt actually has a stripe pattern, but I know it's impossible to see in the pictures, so I took a zoomed-in shot to show the detail:




Today's Words of Wisdom

"Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle."
(Jon Acuff)

Hope everyone has a great day!

-Elizabeth

Monday, August 24, 2015

August 24

Happy(ish) Monday, everyone! Feels like it's been forever, but this week I'll have a normal schedule (3 posts a week).

Today's Outfit



Top from Old Navy
Cardigan from Old Navy
Pants from Old Navy
Sandals from Charlotte Russe

(Basically I'm a model for Old Navy today haha)

Another tip: White goes with almost anything.

Today's Words of Wisdom


A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. 
(Italian proverb)

Have a great Monday!


-Elizabeth





Monday, August 17, 2015

August 17: First Day of Kindergarten!

Hey everyone! So today was my first day student-teaching in kindergarten and the first day of school for my area. I wasn't sure what to expect but the day went really well! The kids are so sweet and I'm looking forward to working with them. 

Today's Outfit




Top from TJ Maxx (Brand is Mine)
Pants from Old Navy
Flats from Old Navy

Today's Words of Wisdom


"It's going to be alright. And if it's not alright, it's not the end."
(The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)



Because I have the craziest schedule ever, this is the only day I'll be student-teaching this week, which means this will probably be the only post for the week.

See you next week!

-Elizabeth

Friday, August 14, 2015

August 14: Last Day of OSE!

Happy Friday!

Today was my last day of Opening School Experience! I will miss being in first grade, but I am looking forward to working with kindergarten next week (and a shorter commute).

Today's Outfit



Sorry for the weird lighting/bad quality. Not enough morning light outside today.

Maxi Convertible Skirt/Dress from Old Navy
Cardigan also from Old Navy
Sandals from Charlotte Russe
Necklace made by my mom

Today's Words of Wisdom


"When you love and laugh abundantly you live a beautiful life."
(Unknown)

Have a great weekend!

-Elizabeth 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

August 13

Today's Outfit




Top from TJ Maxx (Brand is Everly)
Pants from Old Navy
Shoes from Amazon

Today's Words of Wisdom


"We are defined by our actions towards others, not by others' actions towards us."
(Unknown)

Actions speak louder than words.

Hope everyone has a great day!

-Elizabeth 



Wednesday, August 12, 2015

August 12

Today's Outfit



Top from Forever 21
Skirt made from leftover fabric by my mom
Sandals from Charlotte Russe

With this bright yellow skirt (made entirely by my wonderful mother) I felt like sunshine all day. :) The AC at this school seems to be blasting in some rooms and barely at all in others at the school I'm in, so I've been trying to wear layers to take on and off this week. For this outfit, I brought along a jean jacket. 

Today's Words of Wisdom


"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you do not have. Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for."
(Epricurus, or Epricurus's translator, really)

It's hard not to think about what I want later down the line after graduation/this year, but I always have to remember what I have now and actually be grateful for it. There's something to be grateful for always, even at the beginning.

-Elizabeth 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

August 11

Hey everyone! I caught a cold over the weekend, but thankfully I was a little feeling better by yesterday and I was still able to student-teach. However, I didn't really dress up yesterday (I wore a simple sweater and pants) and I really didn't have the energy to post yesterday. 

Right now I'm in a class of 19 first graders. The first two days have went well and I really like being with first grade so far!

Today's Outfit




Top from Express
Skirt from Forever 21
Flats from Old Navy

Today's Words of Wisdom


"Let your smile change the world, but don't let the world change your smile."
(Unknown)

A good reminder to keep smiling stay positive even in the chaos. 

-Elizabeth

Friday, August 7, 2015

August 7: Teacher Workday

Happy Friday, everyone!

Today's Outfit



Top from Old Navy
Cardigan from Old Navy
Pants from Delia*s
Flats from Old Navy

Today was another teacher workday, so I wanted to keep it fairly casual so I could get to work on bulletin boards, etc, but still somewhat professional. I thought it would be cold (it was cold there yesterday) but it was actually pretty hot today (of course).

Today's Words of Wisdom


"You are confined only by the words you build yourself."
(unknown)

Hope everyone has a great weekend! 

-Elizabeth


Thursday, August 6, 2015

August 6: Teacher Workday

Part of my program involves something called Opening School Experience, which basically means that I have to start when the regular teachers start school (to help them prepare, etc.) and I will also spend the entire first week of school there since the first week is one of the most important weeks of the school year!

Since the school I'm assigned to be at doesn't actually start until the 17th, I've been placed at a school in Mobile until then. I wish I could spend OSE at my school with my future kindergarteners, but at this school I will be in first grade which I know will be exciting as well! Their first day is the 10th.

Today's Outfit



Top from Hanes
Cardigan from Old Navy
Pants from Old Navy
Flats from Old Navy
Necklace made by my mom

I wasn't really sure what I would be doing today (since it was a teacher workday), so it was hard for me to decide what to wear. I went with my classic go-to ensemble for when I can't decide what to wear: plain shirt/tanktop with pants, a cardigan, and flats. Simple and professional. Plus, you can never go wrong with nude flats because they go with LITERALLY EVERYTHING. 

Today's Words of Wisdom


"No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart."
(Unknown)

Hope everyone is having a great day!

-Elizabeth

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August 5: First Day of School!

Hi everyone! Today was my technical first day of school. Although I didn't student-teach today, I had orientation for this semester of student-teaching at my school.

Today's Outfit





Top from TJ Maxx (Brand is Mine)
Pants from Old Navy
Sandals from Charlotte Russe

Even though school is starting back, it's still summer and I'm dressing to match the season. The pants that I'm wearing  (that I got on sale recently for <$10) have a cute fish-pattern on them that remind me of the beach and the sandals seem to match perfectly. 

Today's Words of Wisdom


"Step out of your comfort zone, for that's when life truly begins." 
(Unknown)

Good thing to remember as the new school year starts. Hope everyone has a great first day back!


-Elizabeth 



Monday, August 3, 2015

And so it begins...

Hi everyone!

I've been wanting to try something new, and after looking at other fashion and teaching blogs I've decided to bring those two interests together and create a teacher fashion blog for my last year of college. 

Here at Style Elementary I will post the outfit for each day that I student-teach in along with an motivational quote for the day. I will link each post (aka outfit) to Pinterest as well.

I'm excited about doing this because I think it will help me stay motivated to finish my degree and dress well while doing it. I'm hoping to help others to do the same and find their own teacher fashion style, as it is a little tricky to migrate from college student fashion style to a professional teaching fashion style. 

In the fall 2015 semester I will mostly student-teach 3 days a week (meaning 3 posts a week) and in the spring 2016 semester I will student teach everyday, five days a week (equalling 5 posts a week). This a brand new idea, though, so things could change.

I hope you decide to follow along with me throughout the year and find some inspiration for yourself, whether you are a teacher, college student, twenty-something, or whatever you may be.


- Elizabeth