Saturday, January 31, 2015

Making Everyday Slacks Look Like Casual Jeans

Do NOT let these pants fool you, they are not jeggings, they are sleggings*! 
(Slack pant leggings??)

At first glance, these may appear to be casual jeans, but in fact, they are navy blue cotton stretch slacks. They are straight leg and machine washable. I bought them at, which is where I buy almost ALL of my straight leg work pants! The store is totally affordable and their pants come in all styles and colors. I drive over an hour to the Palisades Center Mall, in West Nyack, JUST to visit this fun store. 

AHH...the mall is my happy place. 

I went for a country-esque theme with this outfit and I felt very comfortable in the classroom. Now, I do NOT recommend you wear this to parent-teacher conferences or to your Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) lesson and meetings, but it is just right for a busy and ever-moving day in the elementary classroom.

Landen says "where are we going?" Scott said "shopping with Mama Tiffy"...Landen grins great big and says "Yes!!!!!!!"...I swear he could be my mini me sometimes, lol.

 *I do own a pair of "Joga Pants" as well and they are from the always cozy store of Aerie. These exercise pants are full-on yoga pants that come with two functioning back pockets, tan stitching, metal brackets and a roughed up blue jean fabric. 
Well Done Aerie, Well Done!

This awesome necklace has a great matching bracelet, but I don't know about you girls, but I hate wearing bracelets in the winter. It is sensory overload with my gloves, long sleeves and the parka I am often forced to wear during these cold NY months. 
Ok you got me, I would NEVER wear a parka. However, this is the FIRST year I have ever felt compelled to purchased and wear a puffy winter coat and at times, it feels like I just wrapped myself in my bed's comforter and headed to work! 

Ahh, only 112 days left until spring!

I have noticed that as the edTPA fast approaches during my speedy first #studentteaching placement, I feel less inclined to make the classroom a runway and more motivated to make it like a retirement home, because I must admit I am exhausted! With that in mind I will do my best to wear everything in my closet, including all 32 cardigans I purchased for student teaching, yes, I said 32. That is what happens when you start purchasing student teaching clothing on the same day you are accepted into the teaching program!

Keep Cute and Carry On!

- Miss Vikkers

Monday, January 26, 2015

Polka Dot Day!

Anti-Bullying Polka Dot Day! 

     Today was polka dot day at school! All us teachers and students wore polka dots to fight bullying and promote good choices and respect for others. Each student picked five hand made polka dots with random student names and they wrote something nice about that student. The comments were anonymous, but wonderfully uplifting! They will be posted on all the walls throughout the school.

     Here is a comprehensive list of anti-bullying texts for students grades 4 to 9. Upper elementary school and middle school are the toughest times for bullying and more importantly, it is the most critical time for intervention. It is not easy to find meaningful literature on this topic for older children, so the topic requires a great deal of creativity and commitment! I have plenty of faith that all my readers are deeply devoted to this issue and are willing to do whatever it takes to make a difference.

Scholastic posted these 15 books on their website


   I know my dots are a bit over the top, but that is the ONLY way I know how to tackle a theme in fashion! 
I go all the way or not at all. I follow this path of thinking always, even though I was accused of causing one teacher to stroke due to my excessive polka dots!  
I take Fun with Fashion VERY seriously!


Here is a link to my frequently updated "Lots of polka dots and spots" Pinterest board...

Keep Cute and Carry On ! 
-Miss Vikkers