. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Back to School

August 20, 2012

Back to School


grey tee: old navy  skirt: target (similar)   leopard flats: target   necklace: kohls $4 clearance (similar)

Sadly, my summer has ended and this week is back to school.
Which means the occasionally tired eye, too early outfit post like this one.

Which also means there may be more of these:


To help me prepare for being back in school:

I'm doing my best to focus on the things I'm looking forward to like:
a normal routine, eight year old hugs,
looking forward to weekends, wearing work clothes,
 funny stories and doing a job I know I'm meant to have.


I'll be focusing on things like make me happy, like these new bracelets I got from Karly from the arm party swap that I know I will wear often:

(Thank you Karly - I LOVE them!)


I will be channeling my nephew's excitement for going to visit me while working in my classroom:



I will also be practicing this face, to show off just a few times at the beginning of the year so my students know I mean business.


You probably wouldn't mess with me if I looked like this right?

Happy back to school for all you teachers out there!


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50 comments:

Natalie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

the last picture is funny!! (:

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Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the "teacher face"! Yay for back to school time :)

Lauren Shaw said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That last picture makes me so happy. You look seriously confident and tough. And that video of Travis is too too funny. What a goof! I appreciate your positive thinking efforts : )

jessica {creative index} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I seriously love those old navy tees! i have just about every color!

Angie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your outfit looks so comfortable!
Hope you have a great school year

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Haha I wouldn't mess with you with that face!

I am in love with that necklace! I've been searching for one just like it!

Kerrie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yay! I hope your first week back goes well :)

Kym said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute outfit! I am all about that necklace, and I'm a total sucker for a skirt with pockets.
Also, your nephew is just about the cutest thing!

xo
Kym
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Amanda Raborn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

DYING at the face in the last picture! I still don't think you would hurt a fly :)

Those kiddos are lucky to have you as their teacher! And I'm sure you'll get the hang of the early morning pictures again.. or hey, sunglasses! My best friend in the morning!

Amanda
It's an Easy Life

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Kid hugs are the best. Best part of back to school. You deserve those hugs. Best dressed teacher I know!!

Katie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your blog! I'm a teacher too and start on Wednesday. One more day of relaxation!!

Katie @ My Darling Days said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Back to school already? Dang, that went fast! Good luck dear, happy new school year! {I totally just rhymed.. on purpose ;)}

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That last picture is too funny. Definitely not the smiling Katie we're used to in bloggy land! I really love your silver necklace...I saw on Faith's blog that you just recently got it? I need to hit up Kohls! Yay for a new, exciting school year :)

Danavee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I've got a week on ya. So I'm a little jealous of your additional five days off! ;) How do you balance blogging and teaching and being a wife!?!?!

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I think my eyebrows are already permanently formed into "the teacher look". It's only been 3 days. Good luck this week!

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your outfit!! so cute :) have a wonderful week back! XO

Daisy Nguyen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Gotta love a skirt with pockets! And those shoes are ADORBS!
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Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yay back to school, now I'm not the only one :-) practice your face, and teacher voice!

Have a great week back!

Carly
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Betty said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ha! Love that last look. Very similar to the look I give my kiddos at the clinic when it's time to clean up. :) Happy school year to you!

Heather said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

loving those leopard flats! And awesome wedding photo - you girls are so gangsta!

Sandy a la Mode said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love the necklace!! and leopard flats are my go to!!

xo,
Sandy
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Plami said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great outfit! Comfy and girly! Oh and I love the last picture! I want my bride mades to be in red someday!

XoXo
Plami

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Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute! Love the necklace and flats. And awww 8 yr old hugs?! Those are the best :)

Marlen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

haha love the wedding photo! and i cant believe summer is already over, it boggles my mind. but love that pink skirt!

Kristen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hope you enjoy your first week! :)

Sarah's Style said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aww your nephew is so cute! Love his excitement noise.

Having to wake up early again is definitely not easy!

Laura {RealHomeLiving} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the gray and raspberry combo! Hope your first week back is going well!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Major score on those leopard flats for 4 bucks! That last photo is hilarious! The students definitely won't pull one over on you with that look!

-Sharon
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Stephanie @ henry happened said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your animal print flats! have a great school year!

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the outfit! Happy back-to-school week!

Jenny said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the color combination and those leopard print flats, Katie! Thank you for visiting from Yolo Monday, I'm glad I found you this way because I love your blog! Happy back to school, I'm not a teacher (yet!) but certainly feeling the excitement of my fellow bloggers/teacher who are going back to the classroom! Ah, I love the faces in that last picture, btw!

Jenny
www.jensoutfitjournal.com

ilene @ muchloveilly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

such a darling outfit - and i'm loving those sweet bracelets, friend! thanks for joining in our party!

Andrea said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I really like your outfit! red is going to be big in the fall :)Could you please consider following each other? I have a beauty fashion and lifestyle blog!! www.shineonbyandrea.blogspot.com Twitter: @shineonbyandrea Insagram: shineonbyandrea

smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cheers to a happy and successful school year!!! That wedding pic cracked me up...you get em'! And you could never look tired...just super cute! ;)
Shanna

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute outfit! Love the necklace :-)

I love that video of your nephew and what a fierce expression! I need to work on my "I mean business!" face.

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Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Omg I just LOVE that last picture of the bridal party, how FUN! And seriously, you've got that "I mean business" expression and stance DOWN! :)

xo, Yi-chia
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Leonora said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

those wrap bracelets are so cute on you!!! and i love your bad ass face in that bridal shot haha!

twenty-somethingblog.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Haha, I love the last pic! I have never mastered the "serious" look...as hard as I try I'm just not scary. :( Good luck with back to school!

Stephanie
twenty-something

Rach @ This Italian Family said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE that outfit! Absolutely something I would wear! :)

Shelly Z. said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE that you have a job you are meant to have!! That is the best...I hope to have that someday too!!! I love your entire look, but I have to say, aren't those Old Navy T-shirts the best? I have two and really need to get some more. I love how they feel and fit. Well, good luck going back to school!!

Shelly

Janeen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute bracelets! Have to say I love the bridesmaids with attitude at the end. Fun!

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

loooooooove that bridesmaid picture. YOU GOT THIS, girl! you show those kids who's boss <3

Girl Lilikoi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute outfit dear, love the color combination. That is a nice list of things to look forward too. I honestly say I miss school, and it is the best time of your lfe. So enjoy it when you can and treasure every memories girl. Good luck on your study. Thank u for the lovely comment dear. Following you on bloglovin

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Jeans and a Teacup said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your leopard flats! Have fun at school!
~Jessica
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Kathryn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So comfy-chic!!
xo, Katie

Shalyn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That last face is so awesome! And I have to tell you- it makes me SO HAPPY to come to your blog and see that what your wearing is from a store I know and that isn't crazy expensive! Love it!

J9 STYLE said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the outfit. I have the same flats from Target and get so much use out of them.

April said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the color blocking and the necklace!

Mary said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Dropping by from the arm party linky page. I love the colors of your bracelet and I share your back to school woes. I teach preschool and as much as I want to get my daily dose of sweet sweet 3 year old hugs, I do not want to part with my summer freedom. I think back to school adjustment is just as hard (if not harder) for us teachers!

Jamie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

cute bracelets! And I definitely wouldn't mess with you if you had that face.

Jamie
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