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Festive Spring Look

Happy Monday!!! We’re getting into the home stretch of summer…and summer vacations!!! I’m so excited.  I have two trips planned and i’m turning 30, so I’ve been shopping for vacation outfits for a few weeks. I wanted to do something summer-y to pick up my work week vibes and have been living for yellow/gold/mustard tones that have been super trendy since last fall. This look is perfect for any concert, casual event or festival this season.

Too many women suffer from not having time to get ready in the morning…any any mornings after they’ve gotten married and/or have children.  The focus always shifts from us (me, you, baby) to them (you and baby); the Me gets lost in translation.  It’s unfortunate that women have to carry all the burdens we have and are expected to look a certain way…it seems impossible…ESPECIALLY IF YOU ADD WORK INTO THE MIX.

Tiffany is wife, momma, teacher and super-saiyan. The key to adding a little spark back in her life and yours is a cute, simple wardrobe built on separates and wardrobe basics. Check out some of the looks I put together from our shopping trip that did not break the bank. I scored all of these pieces (minus bags) from consignment shopping: Escada, White House Black Market, Vince Camuto, J. Crew, Talbots, Chicos and more for less than $200! 3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of heels, 3 necklaces and 11 tops to interchange with new and existing bottoms.

Flirty and Fun White Dress

Lace is a huge trend this season and it adds a delicate feminine touch. Teacher of the Year, Kiwonda never wears white, unbeknownst to me, but looks fabulous.  Just in time for spring and appropriate for several occasions and event, from weddings to work! The bell sleeves add a fun vibe to look and minimal accessories to complete the look.

Don’t be afraid to add a touch of color with heels…nude or black cold work, but these red Valentino inspired heels from her closet pair well.

Kiwonda Riley, Teacher of the Year

The 2019 SCCPSS Teacher of the Year is Ms. Kiwonda Riley.  When I walked into her classroom to meet her she was teaching a dance class (she also teaches English). She knows how to speak to teenagers, the cool teacher. I think she’s always been that way.

I remember in high school, I was probably a freshman or sophomore and seeing her in the halls. I think as a teen, you can easily identify people that you would like or admire, she was one of the persons for me. I was a dork, so she didn’t know it. I can recall her being a cheerleader and being very joyful and rambunctious, minus the bad rap as a mean girls that some cheerleaders carry. Safe to say, she’s still that same person. One to admire, but with a “started from the bottom, now i’m here” story, with such much humility.

I knew immediately, I had to capture to youthfulness and dance spirit in a chic look, completely gifted from Fabric and Dillards. Her look is perfect for school, brunch with the girls or the Food and Wine Festival with her fiancé.