Wednesday, May 4, 2016

flirty florals

happy wednesday, everyone!
monday marked the start of 'teacher appreciation week.'
the flowers, donuts, hugs and kind words have been a special treat. 
while i love being a montessori preschool teacher, and greatly enjoy 
working with toddlers, it can be exhausting. and frustrating. and at times, 
cause me to question my career path. toddlers are tiny people with a great 
deal of energy! and attitude! their favorite word? 'no!!!!!!'
especially when asking them to clean up, walk in the classroom, or 
wash their hands. 

despite their persistent runny noses, the ever-present use
of 'no!' and all the tantrums and tears, i couldn't be more excited to spend 
each day with them. i love watching as they explore our classroom, the
innate curiosity they possess, and the growth and development that takes place over such 
a short period of time. of course, a supportive staff (who have become
some of my closest friends!) helps, too! each day is an adventure, i can 
say that with a great deal of certainty. 
to my fellow teachers, i hope you feel cherished and loved this week (and
every week!). 
and now, let's talk about this outfit - florals are my favorite spring trend right now;
big or small, bright or muted, i cannot get enough!
i found this floral free people dress on a recent trip to my local
buffalo exchange. i had time to kill as i waited for them to sort through
the items i was hoping to sell. thankfully, they took a few pieces off my hands, 
so i thought, 'surely i can justify purchasing this dress,' right?!
i love the bell sleeves and flirty length of this dress. it's not quite 
office appropriate (especially for this teacher!), but it would be perfect
for a spring picnic, event, or upcoming mother's day brunch.
^^^ just a bit windy when taking these photos! ^^^
photos and makeup by elizabeth kathryn photography

dress: free people (thrifted via buffalo exchange), flats: nine west (similar here),
rings: target (exact here), necklace: nordstrom (exact here)

are you loving all the spring florals? what do you pair with them?
have a wonderful rest of your week, especially my fellow teachers!
xoxo.