Prim and Proper



This outfit is pretty special to me. I wore it to visit my former students at the high school where I "served" for a year with City Year. I wore many hats during my time there (mainly tutor and behavioral mentor for non-English speakers), and I loved (almost) every single minute of it. It was so hard for me to leave the world of education to start grad school

So in the first week of March, it was time for the CELLA, the big annual test that determines in which ESOL level a student will be placed the following year. My students' teacher invited me to give a small pep talk on the importance of the test and to boost their spirits. They had no idea I was coming. So I get there, and all 96 of my students, plus and minus some more, were in the same room! It had been a while since I had seen them, and the sheer number of them, so excited to be seeing me again, caught me off guard. I, Miss Fleitas (oops, I gave my last name away), felt like a deer in headlights.

Anyway, the talk went well, and I was overjoyed to see how far they've come. I actually wore a black blazer instead of this one, because I felt it was more appropriate. However, for this post, I couldn't help but switch to this fabulous blazer from my mom's closet. :)

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What strange and beautiful flowers!
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Look closely... Do you see what I did?
My mom gave me this lovely floral necklace (and the earrings as well) for Christmas. The first time I wore it, one of the petals came off! I was so upset! But I thought filling it in with Essie's Marshmallow nail polish might do the trick. Can you tell which one it is?


Please pardon the bad image quality in this post. It was an off day for me, for my camera and for my mom!

Top: Nordstrom bp (old)
Blazer: from my mom's closet!
Pants: LOFT (got them on final sale in-store)
Heels: Rampage (old)
Purse: vintage (formerly my mom's)
Necklace: The Limited

[Edited 3/29/13]

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19 comments

  1. You look so chic, I love this outfit. I think we are pants twin sisters.


    xo
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  2. Love this outfit !!!! the necklace is so pretty! :D xoxo
    http://yourfashioncornerchic.blogspot.com.es

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  3. I don't what you're saying about bad image quality, I was just about to say that I LOVE these photos. I love that the petals on the ground match your pants :) This outfit is so pretty, especially the necklace. You can't tell at all!

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    1. Thanks so much Elana!! These were the only photos I could salvage from that day, and it took lots of editing to get them to look like they do. Not 100% happy with them, and I almost didn't post them, but I just had to show you how fabulous these flowers were! And the outfit was special to me. :)

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  4. Oooh, I really like those pink pants and how in the last photo you've got the pretty petals that match it!
    Also, super chic blazer <3

    Trendy Teal

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    1. Thanks Linda!! I love this tree. It looks pretty in every season!

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  5. those trousers look like they fit you so perfectly! they look great paired with the soft neutrals.
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. They really do! It's hard for me to find pants that fit properly but these fit great, and they were on final sale! :)

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  6. i loove your trousers color and your necklace! :*

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  7. so lovely look! I'm so jealous about Miami, so beautifulin in last picture <3
    + fallow

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  8. Lovely outfit! Those pants and tweet = perfection! These photos are too cute too, I love the flowers! following you on bloglovin now :) xo

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  9. I really love how this outfit is work appropriate yet still young and stylish.

    And how awesome they wanted you to give them a pep talk!

    -Kristian
    www.withoutastyle.com

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    1. Aww, thank you Kristian! And especially thank you for taking the time to read what I wrote, haha. :)

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  10. you look gorgeous! this outfit really fits you and your smile just lightens the whole picture up:) i love the petals on the ground behind you, sadly such trees don't grow in Poland..


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    1. Thank you Karolina! I actually just discovered this tree here. I don't think it's native to Miami. And I'm sure Poland has beautiful wonders of its own that are unknown here! Like snow, for example. Sadly, no snow anywhere near me. :(

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  11. loving your color palette in this outfit!! NICE!

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