Back to the Classroom with Walmart

I can’t believe that I will be back in the classroom in less than a month! Summer is slowly winding down, and while I am sad to see my favorite time of year come to a close, I crave the routine of the classroom. I also miss my kiddos! I love this time of year because it means back to school shopping. As a kid, I looked forward to buying new clothes for the school year all year long. It was my absolute favorite day of the year as we traveled to the big city (Seattle) and spent the day shopping. When we would get home, we stopped by my grandparents house and I gave them a fashion show of my finds, that were typically all WAY to0 warm to even wear until October.

Fast forward some years, and I still look forward to shopping for back to school, except this time as the teacher! I love finding ways to incorporate the season’s hottest trends into classroom appropriate outfits. I am always on the lookout for pieces that don’t break the bank, because let’s be real, back to school shopping for the teacher means way more than just picking up some snazzy new outfits. It also means outfitting our classroom with supplies that ensure a smooth school year.

The past few years, Walmart has become my one stop shop for back to school. Not only can I find the cutest on trend items to update my teacher wardrobe, but I can also pick up the essentials for my classroom ALL within my budget because of Walmart’s Everyday Low Price guarantee. To all my teacher friends out there, we ALL know how important it is to find low prices for a great value, #teachersalary. I want clothes that I feel good in, are flattering, on trend and affordable along with a classroom that feels prepared for the year to come and I can find all of that at Walmart!

Check out my back to school fashion finds below, along with a few different ways to style them, because a teacher needs options! I’ve also rounded up my back to school must haves for the classroom at the end of the post. See any items that you also can’t live without? Share your essentials with me in the comments!

Outfit 1: Snake Print Midi Skirt // T-shirt (comes in 2 pack – I sized up to a medium) // Denim Jacket // Backpack // Similar Booties

I am loving the snake skin print trend and LOVE the fit of this midi skirt! It’s under $20, comes in a ton of color and print options and has a super flattering fit. This is a great way to incorporate the popular animal print trend into your back to school wardrobe.  This skirt is a great length and is easy to move in. I paired it with my FAVORITE white tee and a denim jacket that’s under $20 as well. It’s made with a comfy, stretchy fabric so it’s not restricting at all…a necessity in the classroom! This backpack is a steal at under $25 and perfect for carrying the essentials to and from work. This will fit my small makeup bag, wallet and planner!

Outfit 2: Chambray Top // Black Pants // Leopard Slides // Bag

If you aren’t ready to go all in on the animal print trend, these leopard heeled slides add the perfect print pop. They have a low heel so they are easy to walk in and are comfortable enough to make it through a day on your feet. This little chambray top puts a cute spin on a classic! I love the tiered detailing and how easy this piece will be to transition from season to season. It comes in 4 color options. These black skinnys are a great work pant! They are high waisted and have a very flattering fit. They do run a bit small, I am wearing a 2.

Outfit 3: Leopard Dress // Belt // Similar Booties // Bag

If you love a good leopard print and are ready to go all in on the animal print trend, this dress is for you! This dress is a great length for the classroom. I am only 5’3 and some and would say this dress is almost too long on me, so I belted it to bring it up a bit. This dress has the cutest tunic/babydoll shape and tassel ties. It has a little shift dress liner, so you don’t need to worry about it being see through!

Check out a few more of my back to school teacher picks under $35 and a few different ways to style them below! I am also sharing an in-depth look/review of these looks on IG stories today! You can catch them here ( or @twentiesgirlstyle).

Shop my Picks

As promised, here are my back to school must haves (just click any item to shop!). These items are essential for a smooth start to the school year. From the books I read on the first day, to the the products I use to keep my classroom germ free. I love that I can shop from the comfort of my home on the Walmart site, as they have a whole page dedicated to back to school. I also just snagged some cute classroom decorations and handy storage pieces…did you know that Walmart has an entire collection of teaching and classroom supplies??? You do now! Happy shopping friends!

Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring today’s post!

July Shopbop Picks

This month’s Shopbop picks are pieces that you can wear now and transition into cooler weather. My wardrobe is slowly gaining lightweight knits and pieces in earth tones. I am loving all of the animal print pieces and am also eyeing a new bag in a neutral color that can be paired with my bright summer prints and then autumn tones. Check out my favorite picks below. Just click the links to shop!

Free People Sweater // Rebecca Minkoff Bag // Shashi Earrings // Free People Dress // Z Supply Dress // Sam Edelman Loafers // AGOLDE Shorts //BB Dakota Ruffle Blouse //  ZAC Zac Posen Bag // Free People Cardigan // Golden Goose Sneakers // Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody // Reformation Skirt

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Early Access Picks + Closet Faves on Sale

 

 

IT’S HERE! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early access has begun! Starting today, cardholders get early access to the sale of the year…NEW fall arrivals at discounted prices! The sale opens to the public on July 19th, but if you want the hot ticket items (think Tory Burch bags, fall’s hottest booties and AG Denim ON SALE), it’s important to take advantage early!! Check out my early access first look picks above, just click the item to shop! Below, you will find some styled looks of pieces I already have and love that are part of the sale, and at the end of the post, you will find some of my faves from each category. I am still working on updating this post, so check back throughout the weekend!

 

Cardigan (xs) // Cami (xs) // Denim (26 – runs small) // Shoes*

Thermal Top (xs) // Denim (26) // Hat (similar version)// Shoes

Cardigan (xs) // Tee (xs) // Denim (25) // Mules (updated version!)

Hat (similar version)// Sweater (xs) // Denim (0) // Mules (updated version!)

Tee (xs) // Cardi (S/M) // Leggings (xs)

Wubby Pullover (m) // Leggings (xs)


September 2018 Top Ten

It’s a bit late, but I’m finally sharing September’s Top 10! I’m not sure how I forgot this post as I love sharing what you guys are loving! Lots of sweaters and layering pieces this month in anticipation of the the colder weather to come!

10. Textured Cardigan

This cozy cardigan was one of my favorite finds last month! It comes in 3 great colors and is currently on sale for under $20! I paired it with shorts (this AGOLDE pair will forever be my favorites!) early in the month, but have been pairing it with jeans and booties and over dresses as the weather has cooled off!

9. Free People Ottoman Tunic 

Nobody does a fall sweater like Free People! This option was one of my favorites last year and I love that they brought it back in even more color options this year! The great thing about this piece is that it can be worn with jeans or worn as a sweater dress! I love pairing it with over the knee boots for a chic fall look!

8. Ribbed Top

This sweater is such a steal at under $40! It comes in a few color options and is such a cozy piece! I was drawn to the orange because it’s such a fun color for fall! How cute does this color look paired with leopard boots?

7. Leopard Cardigan

Leopard has been one of my favorite trends this fall…but really, isn’t leopard a neutral? This sweater has been coming in and out of stock and it’s no wonder why! It’s such a great fall piece! Check out more leopard sweater options here.

6. Chenille Cable Knit Cardigan

A chenille sweater might be at the top of my fall must have list. There is nothing cozier! This cardigan is SO soft and I love the neutral color. It goes with anything and everything!

5. Lace Tank Top

A pretty lace tank top is a great closet staple. This option is currently sold out in this color, but comes in a ton of other great color choices!

4. Distressed “Mom” Jeans

These jeans are my current favorite! They are so comfortable and have just the right amount of stretch and distressing! The best part? The price tag won’t break the bank!

3. Camo Sweatshirt

This oversized camo sweatshirt was one of my favorites last year and I was excited to see it back in stock this fall. Camouflage is another trend I am loving this fall and a camouflage sweatshirt is a great low-key way to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe!

2. Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater

This sweater is the ultimate fall sweater! I love the color, the oversized turtleneck and the chunky rib knit.

1. Striped Midi Cardigan 

By far the most popular item from September, this midi cardi is a must have. I love the longer length and the stripes!