Pop a Print 

Spring may have finally sprung and it’s time to put away all those boring grays and blacks. One of the best ways to transition a wardrobe to a new season is to add a small pop of print, whether it be leopard, floral, or plaid. You can brighten up and rejuvenate a wardrobe without breaking the bank on a whole new closet of clothing.  (more…)

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Winter Faves

I have been neglecting my blog something fierce lately. I am so sorry, my friends! If you are teachers (or any type of full-time working mom), you know how stressful the months of November, December, and January can be. But I’m still here. And I hope you are, too.

I’ve stored some of my winter favorites to share with you, and most are completely focused on print-mixing. Stripes and polka dots, leopard and herringbone, any prints can easily be mixed and look downright stylish.

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I found this polka dot chiffon top at The Limited and decided to pair it with my thrifted navy striped J. Crew Factory skirt. Both prints include navy, are not too overwhelming, and are fairly neutral.
I love this skirt by J. Crew Factory and it is made in a ton of styles and colors. It’s perfect for tucking in without leaving an unflattering paunch. The skirt has a bubble effect so a shirt that’s a bit more form-fitting balances the look.

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I found this vest on GroopDealz and, after waiting over a month for it to arrive, was pleasantly surprised at how closely it resembles the much more expensive versions. At a fraction of the cost it’s just perfect for my budget. You can still find these knockoffs on Jane.com and GroopDealz, but if you’d rather own an original, eBay and Instagram has plenty of sellers. Just search for herringbone vest.
I paired the leopard with the herringbone mainly because I was participating in two style challenges on that day. One was animal print and the other was vests. I’m not a huge animal print owner and this vest is one of two that I own as well, so my options were limited. But, because the color schemes are similar and I kept everything fairly neutral, the prints matched.

Stay tuned for more of my winter favorites and please share your print-mixing successes with me, too!

Bangles, Bracelets, Baubles! Customizable!

Classy in Class bangles

Before I invest in an Etsy shop to sell my wire-wrapped bangles and baubles, I’d like to see how this system works to take orders, provide customizable information, and so forth.  While my bead collection is always growing and changing, this is a general idea of what I have available for customizable baubles at this time. (more…)

Buy My Bangles

“Arm parties,” or stacks of bracelets, are extremely popular right now. Just look through Pinterest and you’ll see tons of photos highlighting this easy and, if you’re not careful, expensive trend.

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Many of the above bangles are upwards of $25, not including shipping. Why spend all that money when you can purchase a bangle from me for only $10, including shipping. Buy two and save $2. Buy three and save $4!

I’ve got a multitude of wire colors and will make your bangle(s) to your specifications. Here are a few examples:

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To order or for inquiries, contact jennlynnadams@yahoo.com!

Arm Candy: Stacking Bracelets

One of my favorite ways to spruce up a bland outfit is to add bracelets. Major bracelets. Stacking bracelets may seem cluttered, but it will add visual interest and a real edge to your look.

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On my left arm I am wearing a bracelet stack from Jane.If you haven’t checked out the daily deals, you’re missing out! I also included a $10 Meijer chunky bracelet atop the others.

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On my left arm is a designer-inspired cuff from a local boutique. It was a quick $15 buy at the register, but it definitely fits with the others to complement the mint look.

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#glamingreengiveaway

March is finally here and that means it’s time for a new giveaway!  This month I’ve paired up with several Etsy shop owners to bring you some goodies to rock your St. Patty’s Day socks off!

March giveaway

Included in the giveaway (and donated by):

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail color in Mint Sprint (ClassyinClass)

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail color in Jade Jump (ClassyinClass)

Neon green patterned notebook (ClassyinClass)

Mint bobby pins (Smitten Kitten)

Emerald green earrings (Diella Jewelry)

Shades of green (6) hair bands (Just by Jaime)

Mint nautical rope bracelet (Handmade by Hannah)

To enter follow each of us on social media:

ClassyinClass on Facebook

Handmade by Hannah on Etsy

Diella Jewelry on Facebook

Just by Jaime on Facebook

Smitten Kitten on Facebook

Once you’ve followed us on our social media:

Comment on this post telling us which item you can’t wait to wear on St. Patty’s Day!

The #glamingreengiveaway ends Sunday, March 9th at noon EST. 

The winner will be announced and the prize shipped out on Monday, March 10th, just in time for you to feel glam in green for St. Patty’s Day!

Who’s Going to Tell Me What to Wear?

I’ve run into a dilemma. I do not currently have a full tote from Le Tote here, meaning I have to wear my own clothes. And, to make matters worse, today’s Instagram style challenges aren’t quite helpful.

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Waah! Who’s going to tell me what to wear? For the past several weeks, using these few helpers to guide my wardrobe choice has been super easy. Now I’ve got to create an outfit from scratch. Not only that, but this outfit has to be warm (another Arctic cold front here), practical (my classroom is tiled), and comfortable (there’s a music concert tonight so I will be at school for more than 12 hours). Talk about mission impossible!

After digging through my closet I came upon this jacket, which I have had forever. It’s got some snags and is a little rough, but it’s still in workable condition. I’ve paired it with a black turtleneck and black skinnies. Added to that, of course, is my favorite Purple Peridot necklace and earrings.

Jacket: Burlington Coat Factory, old
Black skinnies: Candies for Kohls
Accessories: Purple Peridot
Shoes: Nine West for DSW

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Instagram Style Challenges – Chambray and a Skirt

I doubled up on the Instagram style challenges today. I paired chambray (for chambray remix) and a “twirly” skirt to complete the mix. I wouldn’t exactly say that my skirt is twirly, more like moveable fabric. It’s an asymmetrical striped black skirt from Nordstrom Rack. At $25 I couldn’t pass by it. It had to be mine! I’m glad the weather is beginning to feel more spring-like, but it was a struggle not to wear leggings. I might freeze all day, but I’ve committed to this look!

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