Friday, August 31, 2012

Teaching Outfit Featuring LOFT Ballet Flats & Sorrelli Jewelry



CLOTHES: j. crew shirt, loft skirt
JEWELRY: sorrelli necklace & bracelet
ACCESSORIES: j. crew belt from dress, loft flats

Hi ladies! Here is what I wore on my last day of the work week. I have more students this year than I have ever taught (most classes have 35 or more!), but I feel like this might be my best group! For any teachers that struggle with large class sizes, I highly recommend checking out the Kagan Cooperative Learning book. I use cooperative learning teams of three or four students. I just started experimenting with these teams at the end of last year. This was my first time starting the year with students in groups, and I think it actually helps behavior (when paired with enough structure) because it sets a welcoming and trusting tone.

The LOFT ballet flats were worn twice this week and held up well. My right heel feels slightly sore, but no blisters. I might consider buying another pair in black. (UPDATE ON 9/18 After wearing these less than ten times, the metallic coating is already wearing off. See two images here).

If you have not heard of Sorrelli jewelry before, I highly recommend checking it out. Nordstrom was where my pieces always came from, but I am not noticing any on their website. (UPDATE ON 9/10 Thank you to a reader for spotting the new arrival of pieces on Nordstrom.com). They sometimes carry a select few in stores. Here are a few pretty pieces from Endless.com, which offers free shipping and returns:


TOP: tapestry, andalusia, electric blue, aegean sea, mirage - emerald cut
BOTTOM: mirage, salt water. tropical, meadow mist


Enjoy your weekend!! :)



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16 comments:

  1. michelle, thanks for introducing us to Sorrelli. the pieces are quite beautiful. my favorite is the are the andalusia and aegean sea! they are quite pricey though! i'll definitely check this out the next time im at nordstrom.

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    1. i meant "my favorite are the..."

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    2. Hey Ping! They are pricey, but they can come down to below $100 during a Nordstrom sale.

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  2. That is a crazy amount of kids to have in a class...I don't even thing that is legal here! I love the color of your flats, they will serve you well this year I am sure :)

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    1. Yeah...it has been the norm here the last couple years. But those cooperative learning teams are really helping!

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  3. Cute bow flats and such pretty jewelry! Looks like a comfortable, yet well put together outfit for teaching :)

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  4. Good to hear the flats didnt give you blisters. =) Very cute outfit.

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  5. There's just nothing like getting back in the classroom! I love your two outfits from school last week! And I'm so glad to hear that your school week went well. The max students I have in one class is 31. Smallest class = 18! Random!

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    1. Thanks :) So jealous of your class sizes! Btw...Blogger marked your response as "spam" so I just saw your comment now.

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  6. I had no idea you were a teacher! Can I ask what you teach? I'm a high school teacher and sometimes it's hard to find something cute to wear that won't destroy me by the end of the day (due to standing for so long!).
    I'll definitely have to start following your blog now :)

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  7. Hi! I teach 7th grade U.S. History. Yes...shoes are a pain to find for work! Since my kids work in teams now, I usually sit with each group at least once throughout the period...so that helps give me feet some rest! Hope the blog can be of use to you! :)

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  8. Sorrelli is back at Nordstrom!
    http://shop.nordstrom.com/sr?keyword=sorrelli&origin=keywordsearch
    Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks for the heads up! I really like the pendant necklace style. The price is much more reasonable compared to most Sorrelli pieces. It will go on my Christmas wish list. :)

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  9. Great outfit! Glad a found your blog! I'm a student teacher and I start my practicum in a grade 1/2 split class this week. Currently in the process of getting "teacher clothes."

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  10. Hi Jacqui! Feel free to send any emails/comments if you would like any suggestions for clothes. :) Good luck with your new class!

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