Back to Work Outfit | Printed Tank & Pencil Skirt

18 Aug 2014 Permalink

work outfit | printed tank and a pencil skirt

If you haven’t already heard me complaining, school is back in session.  This is my tenth year as an educator and as much as I love teaching, it never gets easier.

work outfit | printed tank and a pencil skirt

work outfit | printed tank and a pencil skirt

work outfit | printed tank and a pencil skirt

I think the key to anything (especially the key to not blowing your mind and going crazy!) is to be organized.  Last week I posted this picture on Instagram and Facebook showing how I prepare my outfits for the week.

a week's worth of work outfits

Some people were a little shocked that I actually take the time to plan my outfits for the week, but let me tell you, it’s time worth spent!  It’s so nice to wake up in the morning and already have an outfit ready.  I find if I don’t prepare like this, then I end up wearing something that doesn’t make me happy and I just feel blah all day.  Some people need coffee to keep them going…I just need a cute outfit.

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Summer in Squares | #instasummer

11 Aug 2014 Permalink

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

PicMonkey Collage

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

Time seriously flies by too quickly!  I can’t believe that I’m back in school TODAY for meetings and will be with my students tomorrow.

This summer I tried documenting the best parts of my everyday on Instagram.  I know some people aren’t fans of social media, but I love using it to help me remember the fun/interesting/cute things that have happened.  I think of it as my online photo album.  And whenever I need a quick pick-me-up, I take a few minutes to browse through the pictures.

Anyway, since the start of the school year marks a new beginning of sorts, here’s a few of my favorite Instagram entries from this summer that I’ll be looking at to boost my spirits…

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

Orange and gold is such a pretty combo!  These colors are going to look great in the fall too.

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

One benefit of having a daughter?  I’ll always have someone to try out lipsticks with!

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

…and paint nails with.  Julia totally gets the credit here for picking out our rainbow colors.

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

Adult time is always a plus…especially when its with my other blogger babes.  Jessica and Sarah are always a blast to hang out with!

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

These guys are fun to hang out with too.  Mostly I just like watching them for a little comic relief!

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

Shh…don’t tell.  This tropical floral top is actually a nighty!  I love how it looks tied up as a shirt.  This outfit reminds me to play around with my clothes and experiment wearing pieces in different ways.

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

And seriously, how cute are these two?!  Fresh hair cuts for both and a first pair of glasses for Jules…they’re just growing so quickly!

Now that school is in session, I’m sure my Instagram feed is going to include plenty of art work and outfit of the day posts.  Consider yourself warned.

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Casual Mom Outfit | Graphic Tee & a Midi Skirt

08 Aug 2014 Permalink

casual mom outfit | graphic t-shirt, black midi skirt, sandals

casual mom outfit | graphic t-shirt, black midi skirt, sandals

casual mom outfit | graphic t-shirt, black midi skirt, sandals

casual mom outfit | graphic t-shirt, black midi skirt, sandals

I was just talking about getting the most use out of my clothes and this skirt is the perfect example!  Last time I wore it with a black top and strappy heels for date night.  Today I’m wearing the same skirt with a graphic t-shirt and sandals.

Side note on the sandals…I picked them up for $5 at Target last week.  And let me tell you, I have completely stopped buying clothing at Target because the quality has been disappointing. But I decided to get the sandals because 5 bucks for cute footwear is something that I don’t pass up too often.  Unfortunately if I keep wearing these sandals like I have been (mmm…nearly everyday) they aren’t going to make it to next summer.  You get what you pay for, right?

t-shirt, skirt – thrifted // sandals – Target // bangles – vintage

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