Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Styling a Blank Canvas


Last week, I lived in shorts and t-shirts while preparing my classroom for kiddos.  This week, it's back to reality.  No more shorts and t-shirts.  Not even jeans.

Teachers, nowadays, dress up!  Skirts, dresses, or even dress pants.

It's true.  Gone are the days of apple button covers, appliqued vests, and denim jumpers.  

Anyway. 

With my lameness last week, I wanted to try to redeem myself this week.  And I promised an outfit post centered around a blank canvas sort of dress.  Something I could style a million different ways.

I only came up with four though.

Here you go........


One dress + random belts, cardigans, scarves, and tights = four different looks!

I'm considering the blue belted version for the first day of school.  Which happens to be tomorrow.

May the halls of school be my runway.



38 comments:

  1. i LOVE #2...but anytime i can wear tights and a sweater i DO!

    May the halls of school be my runway. <---LOVE!

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    1. Thank you!!! Hehehe.......yep, it's my catwalk!

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  2. I feel your pain! I'm back in the classroom already...but I've missed my pencil skirts so I'm not minding too much!

    Best wishes getting into the swing of things!

    April

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    1. Thank you :) Yes, I have a whole bunch of new stuff to wear, so I'm ready too!!!!

      Hope you have a great year also!

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  3. Love all four looks, but with the chilly weather you might want the tights!

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  4. I do like the first outfit the best! Hope the first day goes great!

    Kilee

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    1. Thank you so much!!!! Yes, I think I love look one the most too! I like its simplicity!

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  5. All cute. I like #2 best. Both girls voted for #4. :)

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  6. Wow! I'm impressed with the different ways you styled that dress. You looked great in all of them!!

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  7. very cute! I like all of these looks! great way to stretch your wardrobe! good luck starting school! Hope you get a class of little angels!

    Lindsey
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  8. They're all so cute. You could also pair it this fall with some bright colored tights or leggings!!

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  9. Love the white dress, so versatile! And I seriously love all four of your looks, the last one being my favourite :) ~Stephanie

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  10. Look at you!!! You are a remix master! I love them all, but the last one is my fave! And you will be working the hallway runway for sure! Good luck tomorrow!!
    Shanna

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  11. I love that dress and how you change the look with what you paired it with. My fav is the pink/red (sorry can't tell the colour on the computer screen) jacket.

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  12. The second look is my favorite, and it's perfect for fall/winter! Good luck with your first day back tomorrow!

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    1. Thank you so much! First day jitters!!!!

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  13. Love this! Its so awesome to see ladies mix up one piece, and all the outfits are vastly different. Great job lady!
    xo, Katie

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm thrilled you dropped by the blog!

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  14. i love how you styled this plane dress!

    xxS

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  15. I love all of the outfits you created with your dress!! New follower of your blog. Found you through Shanna's giveaway!

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  16. i love the 3rd outfit with the polka dot cardigan! Have a happy Thursday and be sure to check out my giveaway ending tonight!. BTW I am your newest follower and cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow The Preppy Student. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'll head your way! I'm thrilled to have a new friend!

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  17. Love them all! The polka dot cardi is super cute.

    Transatlantic Blonde

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  18. YES! love these looks, danavee!!! YES!! YES! that dress is the perfect blank canvas

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  19. I love that you referred to the halls of school as your runway. Not sure which look I like more...you rock them all!

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  20. They are all great looks! ;) Oddly enough my faves are 2 and 4! The last look with leggings is so adorable!
    Hope you have a great year!

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  21. Each look is wonderful fun! Two is rad and the edgiest of all, and three is so sweet. :) Both my faves! :)

    Come swing by to enter my Alainn Bella Giveaway. Pretty dresses up for grabs!

    xx Love & Aloha
    http://elisharon.blogspot.com

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  22. Stopping by from the link ups....A+ for fashion for this teacher! You look fantastic!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

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  23. They all look great. I love how versatile some clothing can be. But you never know until you play around with it.

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    1. Thank you! Yep, I'm sure there are more ways to style it!

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  24. LOVE all your remixing outfits! It's awesome how you have come out with four complete different looks with one simple white dress! My favorite is the second one, I can see it as the perfect outfit for the upcoming fall! You're such a stylish teacher!

    Jenny
    www.jensoutfitjournal.com

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  25. LOVE them all! I can't even pick a favorite! I think it's a tie between the belted cardigan and the scarf!

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  26. LOVE changing out pairing with my dresses to create different looks! GREAT pairings!
    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
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    1. Thank you so much! Glad you dropped by the blog!

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  27. ok, but where did you get the dress? I need it. Love them all!

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  28. Banana Republic in Branson!!!!!!!!!

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  29. I like the first outfit as well. I would love to see you rock it with some sky high heels though.

    http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

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