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Not all teachers have to wear khakis and apple printed vests, right?

This was the original thought that sparked xo Christine Marie. I've spent years in the classroom as a teacher contemplating why teachers had the 'fashion reputation' we all think of when picturing our elementary school teachers. You know you just pictured khakis or oversized floor length dresses didn't you? When you think of a career full of fashionistas, Education is not one. I'm not sure if it's the tight budget, coworkers that consist of Justin Bieber t-shirt wearing 5 year olds, or the fact that a body fluid or paint could end up on our wardrobe in a split second, but us teachers need a little inspiration.

I am Christine Marie, a twenty-something year old Southern California teacher. I am a gal with a passion for teaching and all things beauty in a career fashion can be easily overlooked. It is no secret that a teacher's salary is far from a CEO's paycheck, but with a modest salary, bills, and a love for shopping, what's a girl to do? 




11 comments:

  1. Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog on pinterest, I have I similar concept for my blog so I obviously love yours! I am new to blogging and still figuring things out. If you don't mind me asking, how did you get your social media icons on your page?


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    1. Hi! I'm glad you found my page! :) I'm very new to blogging as well! Just started up this week! I actually hired someone to design my blog so unfortunately I cannot tell you how to do it since I dont know myself! haha But if you scroll down to the bottom right of my page you will see the designer and can click on her page for information. She worked for a great price and did an awesome job! I hope that helped :) I'll definitely check your blog out!

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    2. Thank you for the help and I hope you enjoy my blog!

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  2. I found your website on Pinterest and I love everything about it! Can't wait for the next post!

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    1. Aw thank you so much! You just made my day :) I have a post coming today and even a few more this weekend! I hope you check back and like what you see! :)

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  3. I love your blog! I also found it on Pinterest! I am almost 22 and will be graduating in May with my Elem Ed degree :) I, too, LOVE to shop and my fiancé thinks I'm addicted, which is most likely true lol I do a lot of the same things you do when it comes to shopping and I am excited to get inspiration for my "teacher" outfits when I start teaching in the fall! So glad you make those teacher dress code outfits stylish and affordable! Thanks!

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    1. And I just saw you teach kindergarten! Which is exactly the grade I have a passion for and am wanting to teach! (Once I pass my Early Childhood praxis, that is!)

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    2. Thank you Shelby! :) I appreciate the compliments! My boyfriend frequently comments on my shopping addiction too! Teaching really is such a unique profession when it comes to style, professional, conservative, and comfortable-- all while being stylish ;) It has got to be the most tiring occupation having to be on your feet and bending over all day! haha which other jobs don't have to think about when getting dressed!

      Good luck on your upcoming praxis! Kindergarten is such a fun and challenging grade to teach! But its equally rewarding :) I love all my rugrats! And it makes me giggle when they compliment my clothes everyday ;)

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    3. Thank you! I actually passed both of my praxis tests so I am now one step closer!:) I am student teaching right now with a 2nd grade class and they compliment my clothes all the time, which I have to admit I love! I never thought 2nd graders could make me feel so good about my self! lol I love my students so much already. I also love your blog posts. So much inspiration! I can't wait for more :)

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  4. I am so excited to find your blog! I didn't get a chance to talk to you at the So. Cal meet up but hopefully next time! You are gorgeous girl! Beautiful fashion blog! From one fashionista to another:)

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  5. Hi! I have just found your blog and i immediatelly fall in love with it! You are sooooo beautiful, healthy looking and very interesting. I'm an 18 yr old girl from Europe and i will continue to follow your posts because you inspire me in a pretty good way! :-)

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