Friday, November 1, 2013

Guest Post: Laura of I Do DeClaire - on Personal Style.

Once again, this Friday I have LAURA from I Do DeClaire doing a second Guest post for me. Read her 1st Guest post here, from last Friday. This time she is focusing on her Personal Style. This new mom is Stylish and Thrifty. She always looks Elegant despite the low prices she pays for her clothes and all those Target deals. Thank you Laura. =)


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Hi everyone! I am Laura and I blog over at I do deClaire. I am so excited to be guest posting twice for Ada while she is packing up and flying to Europe! My blog is primarily about outfit posts, recipes, and occasional stories about my family. I married my high school sweetheart over seven years ago and our beautiful daughter Claire is 10 months old. I work as a speech therapist in an elementary school. In my free time I love to bake and cook, read, attempt craft projects, and run. My recipes are quick and easy because, really, who has the time?! My outfits are primarily casual to slightly dressy since my work environment is fairly laid back. Today I will focus on my work outfits and style in general.

I know many schools have a stricter dress code, particularly middle and high school, but since I work in an elementary school I am happy it is much more lax. Working with children ages 3 to 10 has me sitting on the floor, bending down to help, working at little tables, working at big tables, and using markers, crayons, and glue. And that is why I only wear skirts or dresses once or twice a week! Washable, comfortable clothing is important to me. Here are some of my dressier work looks. 



Typically I wear dress pants or corduroys with a top. Layers are always nice because all the rooms in our school seem to be a different temperature! Some of my more casual work outfits are below.


My goal of starting a *mostly* fashion blog was to motivate me to work on my style. I like to be on trend with how I am dressing, but I wasn't alway sure how to incorporate the current trends into my wardrobe and personal style. I also had (and still have) a lot to learn about layering, print mixing, and mixing colors. I used to err on the safe side and wore way too many neutrals. By adding clothing like more colored bottoms, more layers (vests, cardigans, collared shirts, and blazers) I've made my closet much more remixable. 


Thanks for reading and I hope you've gotten some outfit inspiration for work or weekends. I hope you stop by I do deClaire and check out more! 

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P.S. Linking up with Allison, Tara and Claire.






10 comments:

  1. You're a pro at mixing and matching - cute outfits!

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa! I'm slowly learning! :)

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  2. Great feature! You've definitely got some greT looks here, Laura!

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  3. She's so cute! I love all of her printed skirts, they are adorable.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. You are so sweet Maylee! Thank you!

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  4. Laura's got great style! I think the layered look with the fox sweater is one of my favorites of her outfits!

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    1. You are so sweet Inge! And thank you, it's one of my favorites, too. :)

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  5. Laura has fantastic style. It is my pleasure to have her again this weekend, showcasing her Personal Style & some Favorite Looks. She is a beautiful mom on the budget, who knows how to look sharp. =) Thanks again, Laura.

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    1. Thank you so much Ada, you are so sweet! :)

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