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Dressing and Educating: Days 161-170

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Day 161: April 24, 2017

I wore a Perfect T from Lula Roe and olive green jeggings.

 

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Day 162: April 25, 2017

I wore a purple tunic and cardigan from Primark in England. I also wore black Lula Roe leggings.

 

Day 163: April 26, 2017

I had to miss school today for an appointment ūüė¶

 

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Day 164: April 27, 2017

I wore an Irma from Lula Roe and khaki jeggings.

 

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Day 165: April 28, 2017

I missed my opportunity to do a classroom photograph today as I spent my morning proctoring tests. I wore an Irma from Lula Roe and OS leggings.

 

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Day 166: May 1, 2017

I wore a spring dress from Old Navy and paired it with a Lindsay Kimono by Lula Roe.

 

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Day 167-My daughter had a pre-school field trip to a children’s museum today. My husband and I were both able to come along. It was a wonderful day full of smiles and gratitude.

 

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Day 168: May 3, 2017

I wore a Carly dress from Lula Roe with OS leggings underneath.

 

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Day 169: May 4, 2017

This purple and gray tunic came from Stitch Fix. I paired it with black OS leggings from Lula Roe.

 

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Day 170: May 5, 2017

I wore a navy tunic and jeggings today.

Which look was your favorite?

 

The Ameri Brit Mom

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Dressing and Educating: Catch Up Edition

This post is a catch up edition to the days I’ve missed since taking my short vacation from the blog. Since I have so many outfits to describe I will be brief.

Day 147: April 3, 2017

I wore a Cassie skirt and Classic T from Lula Roe. I like the peek-a-boo tank look with a knotted tee.

 

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Day 148: April 4, 2017

I wore a pair of OS leggings by Lula Roe and a navy tunic from The Limited.

 

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Day 149: April 5, 2017

I wore my Kebede Mixed Material top by Skies Are Blue from Stitch Fix # 7 and Ellaine Open Cardigan by PaperMoon from Stitch Fix # 4 and coral jeggings.

 

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Day 150: April 6, 2017

I wore a brand new outfit from Lula Roe. I went to a pop-up party the night before and scored these OS leggings and this Irma.

 

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Day 151: April 7, 2017

I wore spirit-gear and jeans today.

 

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Day 152: April 10, 2017

I kicked off Holy Week with a blue and red striped Carly dress from Lula Roe.

 

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Day 153: April 11, 2017

I wore my Rinald Front Pocket Blouse by Fun2Fun from Stitch Fix #6 and  Abrianna Knit Cardigan by 41Hawthorn from Stitch Fix #1 and navy cargo pants from Old Navy.

 

Day 154: April 12, 2017

I proctored the state AIR tests today for the entire school day. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to capture my attire for the day.

 

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Day 155: April 13, 2017

I wore OS leggings from Lula Roe and a navy tunic from the Limited. I added flair to this outfit with a long open-front vest.

 

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Day 156: April 17, 2017

I wore a maxi dress from Old Navy with a Classic T from Lula Roe knotted over top of the dress. This is my first time ever wearing a tee over a dress and I really liked this look!

 

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Day 157: April 18, 2017

I wore red OS leggings from Lula Roe and a long sleeved striped tunic.

 

Day 158: April 19, 2017

As part of my district’s improvement plan I spent today in curriculum meetings with the other World History teachers creating maps for our units of study. I did not get a photo of my outfit today.

 

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Day 159: April 20, 2017

I wore OS leggings and an Irma top from Lula Roe.

 

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Day 160: April 21, 2017

I wore this spring top from Charming Charlies and a pair of jeans. Students had a half-day today as it was the mid-term. Teachers had afternoon meetings and professional development. We focused on making a difference in the lives of our students.

 

Which looks were your favorite?

 

The Ameri Brit Mom

 

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Dressing and Educating: Days 140-143

This week was our state test week. I will spare you all the test anxieties and dramas and skip right to the goods–the fashion.

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Day 140: March 21, 2017

I started the short week with my black tunic from The Limited and OS leggings from Lula Roe.

 

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Day 141: March 22, 2017

I added Spring color with coral jeggings and paired it with my Ilaria Crochet Trim Tunic  Stitch Fix #8.

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Day 142: March 23, 2017

I dressed comfortably today for four hours of proctoring. I wore a navy and white striped top and grey leggings with boots.

 

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Day 143: March 24, 2017

The last day before Spring Break and the final day of proctoring! I wore a striped top from Old Navy and black OS leggings from Lula Roe.

Which look was your favorite?

 

The Ameri Brit Mom

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Dressing and Educating: Days 134-138

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Day 134: March 13, 2017

After a week of testing, it was nice to return to the usual schedule and routine in the classroom. In English we read through and interpreted the prologue to Romeo and Juliet and in Honors World History we spent time summarizing major events from the Russian Revolution.

I wore a black sweater and tights from Old Navy, a turquoise scarf and a skirt from The Limited.

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Day 135: March 14, 2017

We finally began reading Romeo and Juliet today. Students were assigned parts and we acted out the first two scenes of the play. One of my students has a peacock at home and brought in several feathers so that we could act out the sword fight of the opening scene. I’ve never done that before in my classes, but it was very fun and memorable. In Honors World History we compared the NEP of Lenin to Stalin’s Five Year Plans through readings and videos.

It was a frigid day so I wore Lula Roe leggings, a long sweater from Target, and my navy puffer vest from J.Crew.

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Day 136: March 15, 2017

Another wet and frigid Ohio day. In English we finished reading through the remainder of Act I from Romeo and Juliet. At this point every student has had an opportunity to read a part. In Honors World History we worked on a study guide for the Russian Revolution test next week.

I wore my Jessika Cowl Neck Poncho by RD Style from my Stitch Fix #10, a maroon layering top from Maurices, black slacks from The Limited and black boots.

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Day 137: March 16, 2017

Today was my husband’s birthday!

We woke up early and I made breakfast/tea in bed. He opened presents and we spent time cuddling as a family before school. It was another really cold day so it made it even harder to leave the warmth of my house this morning.

In English, we watched the first twenty-four minutes of the Romeo and Juliet movie on Netflix and then spent the remainder of the class comparing that to what we have read thus far in the play. In Honors World History, the students are working on an ongoing project about World War II so I gave them a class period with the computers to get some research and writing done.

I wore my Annaway Cable Knit Sweater by RD Style from my Stitch Fix #8, olive jeggings and ankle boots.

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Day 138: March 17, 2017

Saint Patrick’s Day and guess who forgot to wear green!?! This lady! It seems like every year I’m so caught up on planning my husband’s birthday on the 16th that Saint Patrick’s Day creeps up on me. I was nearly at school in the morning when I remembered the holiday, and of course I didn’t have any green on.

So despite my students complaining that I was not dressed appropriately for the holiday today I did get some productive work accomplished. In English, the students read for half the period from their own independent books. Following that they took a quiz over the first act of Romeo and Juliet. In Honors World History, we spent the period reviewing the Russian Revolution for the quiz next week.

Which look was your favorite this week?

The Ameri Brit Mom

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Dressing and Educating: Days 124-128

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Day 124: February 27, 2017

A new week brought new content to my English class. We are headed for Romeo and Juliet, but started with an introduction to analyzing poetry to start. We spent today defining terms and looking at examples of traditional and organic poetry. In Honors World History,we discussed the Paris Peace Conference and the end of World War I.

I wore a dress from Wet Seal, leggings from Lula Roe, and a black cardigan.

 

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Day 125: February 28, 2017

The weather was beautiful today in Ohio. It’s been the strangest winter as it has only snowed a couple of times. In English we studied uses of the semicolon and I also handed out the study guide for next week’s post-assessment. In Honors World History we were supposed to go over a student example of a Document Based Question in preparation for the World War I quiz. There was a lockdown at my school all afternoon so that didn’t happen in my afternoon classes. I didn’t even have one class at all and the other afternoon class was cut short.

I wore a Classic T by Lula Roe, leggings and my-Dinah Open Front Cardigan by Staccato from Stitch Fix # 3.

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Day 126: March 1, 2016

There were terrible storms last night that spread into the morning hours. My drive to work involved bright flashes of lightning and downpours. In English we reviewed oxymorons and analyzed poetry in small groups. In Honors World History we played review BINGO to prepare for the World War I Quiz.

I wore my  Queensland Dolman Jersey Top by 41Hawthorn from Stitch Fix #2, black pants from The Limited, and rain boots by Sperry.

 

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Day 127: March 2, 2017

I only taught during the morning today. I took a half day so that I could join my husband at one of his basketball shows in northern Ohio. In English we read and analyzed The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. In Honors World History the students took their World War I Quiz while a substitute teacher covered my class.

I wore navy slacks, a peasant top from Target and a navy vest from Old Navy.

 

Day 128: March 3, 2017

With post-assessments next week I spent the entire day prepping my students for those by providing study guides and test-prep questions. (I didn’t get a photo of myself in jeans and spirit-wear today.)

 

Which look was your favorite this week?

 

The Ameri Brit Mom

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Stitch Fix #10

It’s hard to believe that this is my tenth Stitch Fix since Fall of 2015. I have my fixes arrive every other month. Ten boxes in and I still get excited when the mail man drops off my box.

One thing I love about Stitch Fix is that I get the opportunity to communicate with my stylist prior to my fix being sent out. I can communicate with her either directly through my Stitch Fix account or through my style board on Pinterest.

This time around she sensed my desire for sweaters and scarves as I had spent some time scouring Pinterest for new sweater styles. I must say my stylist nailed it this time! Every piece was adorable. Luckily, some of my family members had purchased Stitch Fix gift cards for me so I could manage to splurge a bit this time around.

Here is a look at my pieces:

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1. Brookline Mix Material Sweater (Market and Spruce)

The color, the fit, and the style of this sweater made it an instant “YES!” for purchase. I love the plum color and the satin under layer in the back. This sweater will go well with several accessories I already own like the blanket scarf in the background. I love this sweater and am sure that it will be a new staple in my winter wardrobe.

2. Jessika Cowl Neck Poncho (RD Style)

I’ve been hoping for an over-sized, cowl neck since my last fix. I love the length and color of this top and I know it will pair well with so many things. I like it as is, but can also see myself adding a long sleeve shirt underneath for extra warmth. It is very comfortable and seems well put together. I’ve scored another new favorite for the season.

 

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3. Trissen Ribbed Knit Top (En Creme)

As cute as this top was I decided to return it. It’s a piece I could see myself wearing, but with financial limitations I had to say no. I always have a number in mind before I open a box and I try not to spend over that limit. Having said “yes” to sweaters means that I reached that limit a little sooner than if I had passed on one or both of them. So although I really liked the color and fit of this top I forced myself to pass.

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4. Alpine Plaid Wrap Scarf (Look by M)

This scarf went perfectly with the knit top. The color schemes were similar and the fabrics were perfect compliments. The reason I returned this scarf, however, is because over Christmas I got a brand new blanket scarf in similar colors (navy and orange-Look). As a perk for being a Stitch Fix Influencer I received a blanket scarf from the company. It was an unexpected Christmas present that I have already gotten a lot of wear out of.

5. Joel Popover Knit Dress (Hailey 23)

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This layered dress is actually one-piece. It was unique and comfortable, but sacrifices have to be made sometimes. If I already owned a pair of navy leggings I may have been able to justify this purchase, but in order to make it work in a winter wardrobe it would require leggings.

Being a part of the Stitch Fix Influencer program has been such a positive experience. I have met so many new people and had the opportunity to answer questions and point people toward a company that I have loved myself.

If you are interested in giving Stitch Fix a try please let me know. I will personally help you get set up and started or you can use my affiliate link to set up an account. Stitch Fix offers its customers a personal stylist who sends five pieces per fix to your home. The cost of a box is applied toward any pieces you purchase and there are discounts applicable if you choose to buy all five pieces in your box.

I would love to help you get set up and answer any questions.

Thanks for stopping by and for letting me introduce you to an awesome company.

The Ameri Brit Mom

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Dressing and Educating: Days 30-34

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Day 30: September 26, 2016

I refused to let anything put a damper on my Monday. Not a flat tire. Not a rain storm. It’s the first day of Spirit Week at my school so be prepared for my wacky attire over the next few days. Today was color day. The freshman class was supposed to all wear white while the teachers were to wear black. I chose to mix up my outfit and represent both the teachers and the freshman class with my black and white striped dress from The Limited.

I got a lot of compliments on this dress today. I received the dress from my aunt and I’m so thankful to be its second owner. It is simple, yet professional. It’s going to be a new staple in my wardrobe.

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Day 31: September 28, 2016

I warned you that I was going to be in full Spirit Week regalia.

Today was Decade Day. I chose to represent the athletic movement in the 1980s. I was dressed and ready to be a background dancer in an Olivia Newton John music video.

I cut up one of my husband’s old t-shirts, wore a pair of black shorts over some leggings, added leg warmers, and polished the outfit with navy converse shoes and a bright pink headband. It was a fun day to dress a little wacky as my history classes prepared for their first test. I led class jeopardy dressed like this. If I had planned a little better I should have done an 80s themed review that required students to do some jumping jacks to the tune of “Let’s Get Physical,” if they missed a question. There’s always next year I suppose.

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Day 32: September 28, 2016

Technically the spirit theme for today was America (red, white, and blue); however, today is also the day my building hosts the countywide College Fair. In honor of our Alma Maters the teaching staff always wears college gear from our undergrad universities. Luckily for me, I own a bright blue and white shirt from my college, Ohio Christian University. It was simple to combine the themes with a pair of red pants. Voila! A school spirited, patriotic combo was my outfit of choice today.

In English today my students were working on a reflection from their first writing assignment. It was an activity that will hopefully improve writing on our next assignment.

In Honors World History my students took their first true test today. I felt like an evil teacher handing them a packet full of multiple choice, short answer, and document based questions. I’m excited to get the tests graded so I have a point of reference moving forward. I’m also eager to see their test taking strengths and weaknesses.

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Day 33: September 29, 2016

For the fourth day of Spirit Week I tried to pull off a character. Had it not been cold and rainy I would have looked a little more like Matilda, but I tried my best given the blustery conditions outside. I wore leggings, a blue dress, a cardigan, and my Sperry rain boots (which ruined the whole Matilda look, I know!)

Today in history I had a senior come and present to my freshman classes about Mock Trial. It was really neat to hear from her and she inspired over fifteen of my students to voice interest in the organization. I’m looking forward to seeing how many of them show up to their first meeting next week. That’s such a respectable extra curricular in my district.

In English we started a text-to-text analysis of an article from the NY times and Of Mice and Men.¬†I’m looking forward to seeing how well the students do comparing texts.

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Day 34: September 30, 2016

With a pep rally to end Spirit Week today’s theme was school colors: blue and gold.

Temperatures have dropped significantly and it has rained heavily for two days straight. My spirit wear today involved a thick sweatshirt, Refuge jeans from Charlotte Russe and Toms. I pulled my hair off my face with a braid and tried to beat the rain by staying indoors all day. It was such a dark and dreary day and the rainfall reached a few inches just during school hours. To top it all off today was the deadline for an online class I teach through my school and over 70 assignments were turned in. I have 48 hours before grades are due and so I have a lot of last-minute submissions to get graded by Sunday.

Classes were significantly shorter today so in English we read and in History we watched CNN Student News (that’s how I start every Friday class) and we discussed the Scientific Revolution as it led to the Enlightenment period in world history.

It’s been kind of a weird day. The kids were all abuzz about homecoming, the pep rally, and the unusual clown sightings happening in Columbus. (For some reason people are dressing up like clowns all over Ohio and some southern states and walking around in public and scaring the daylights out of innocent people. Some of these clowns are even breaking into cars and making threats on social media toward schools. It’s so bizarre. Also, this seems to be the things nightmares are made of.)

I’m glad to close the books on this week. It’s been fun, but I’m ready for a calm, fresh start on Monday void of clowns and talk about Homecoming plans.

Which style did you like best from Spirit Week?

The Ameri Brit Mom