Teacher Style
I was at a teacher conference in Sacramento last week; I’d finally stopped waking up in a panic (thinking about lesson plans, students, and general teaching nightmares), but being at the conference last week made me realize summer is nearly over. In my mind summer doesn’t really start until my teacher nightmares have subsided and I stop thinking about students. The conference was great, but it sent me into planning, brainstorming, and teacher Pinterest mode.

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Sequin Skirt
It’s been said that you don’t have to wonder, or ask, if someone is from California. Why? They’ll most definitely let you know. I’m guilty of bragging about my lovely California winters online from time to time…okay. Fine. Every winter.

Sequin Skirt
Sequin Skirt
 I must admit that as much as it’s oh-so-nice to enjoy sunny 70 degree days, I continue to pray for rain. The drought here is pretty terrible, and as a Central California girl, I know how important water is to this state and its agriculture.

Sequin Skirt
While I can appreciate the fact that I can wear my open toed sandals in February, I would most definitely appreciate having to wear my rain boots!

I’m wearing a GAP chambray shirt, a Dorothy Perkins sequin skirt (sold out in green), a clutch purse I thrifted while in NYC, and some random black heels that actually broke after church yesterday.




Adult Saltwater Sandals
 This week has been a busy week for me; my mom and sister are coming to visit for the next few days, so I’ve been attempting to prepare for their arrival. That means a bunch of cleaning, purging, and organizing–stuff I’ve been meaning to do for awhile, but I never got around to doing it (nothing like yo’ mama’s arrival to make you go into a cleaning tizzy).

Adult Saltwater Sandals
A few weeks ago I placed an order for an adult sized pair of Saltwater Sandals from Zappos. However, when they arrived I go a size kids’ size 9! I called Zappos, they were sold out of the red (OF COURSE!), and they sent me a gold pair of Saltwater sandals for FREE and told me to keep the pair they sent! I’m planning on giving those to my friend’s daughter.

I do like my gold pair, but I really wanted a red pair of Saltwaters; I ended up getting them at a local shoe store and I love them! I remember wearing Saltwater sandals as a kid, and about six or seven years ago my friend Cheric wore her Saltwaters to church camp, and I fell in love with them again! Salwater sandals have been on my mind every summer since then, but I didn’t buy a pair (or two) until this summer. They seem to be everywhere and I almost didn’t buy them.

Adult Saltwater Sandals
I’m glad I got them, and if you’re interested in a pair for  yourself, here are a few things you should know:

  • When ordering online, be sure to order the big kid/adult size.
  • The shoes run large; I ordered my normal size, but I could have gone down a full size.
  • They are made for water; when we were in Carmel a couple of weekends ago, I wore these into the ocean with no problem. They dried quickly, but they also stretched out and got a little loose.

I’m wearing a GAP chambray shirt (similar, Day 23 of the Style Challenge!), a Dorothy Perkins skirt, Saltwater Sandals, and a Harper Reversible Tote.

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