Kid-Friendly in Polka Dots + Work Style Wednesday

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Ahh, today was such a hectic day you guys!
I woke up 30 minutes late and had to rush through these blog photos. I couldn't get any detail shots (those always take me longer!) but I think you get the idea.

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Ever since I started working with younger kids I've put a lot of thought into how I want to come across (nurturing yet firm) and how to execute that look in a way that's true to my style. For one thing, I wear stretchy work pants a lot, and jeans. This does not make me happy. My work style is way more complex than that! And it's being reduced to stretchy pants and jeans! Grr!
But I'm really loving this job so I've got to suck it up and evolve. These pants are fitted and not stretchy AT ALL but I knew I'd be sitting all day instead of playing on the floor, so I was able to get away with wearing them today. I chose this outfit for this edition of Work Style Wednesday because the whole think screamed "Pre-k teacher" to me, haha. The polka dot cardigan from Target is so cute and super kid-friendly. Overall, I think the outfit says approachable and nurturing, but also firm. The statement necklace adds a lot to it too, in a non-ostentatious way because it rests neatly behind the chambray shirt.

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Shirt: JCP
Cardigan: Target (exactsimilar)
Pants: LOFT
Flats: TJ Maxx
Necklace: TJ Maxx
Bag: H&M (gifted)


SHOP SIMILAR:
So that's it for the analysis portion of this blog post. Now on to Work Style Wednesday linkup # 2! You shared 18 links with us last week (not too shabby for a new linkup!) and we could not be more thrilled! Looking forward to see what you're linking up this week. :)