Where The Wild Things Are

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What I'm Wearing
Floppy Hat: H&M | Earrings: ALDO | Giraffe Sweater: Talbots
Layered Tulle Skirt: ebay | D'orsay Flats: Report Signature

All the wild things are right here in this sweater! When I saw it at Talbots I KNEW I HAD to have it! It's different, no? Typically I'm used to seeing cheetah/leopard print or zebra as the most represented in stores, so when I saw this, I melted. I used to be compared to a giraffe (tall & long-legged) so now I can embody the nickname in a more literal sense. ;)

*I'm starting to get backed up, but I'm going to work hard to get CAUGHT up. I have about 3 outfit posts that I haven't been able to post because my workload has increased 10-fold. Yesterday was my first day of school and it was AWESOME! I love my kids. I honestly have the most amazing group but the school as a whole is amazing.
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Classroom Chic

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What I'm Wearing
Necklace: H&M | Earrings: F21
Blazer & Blouse: H&M | Printed Pants: Talbots | White Flats DSW

Yes, classroom chic. Because this girl right here *points at self* is a teacher!!!! *and the crowd goes wild* AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! This goes out to my 12th grade AP Calculus AB teacher who looked at me one day and said, "Stephanie, you should be a teacher." She must've seen something in me that, at the time, I hadn't seen in myself but now it's seeping from my pores. Hip-hip Hooray!!!!

Ok, I'm calm now. Yes, I am officially a co-teacher at the best school in Albany and I will be teaching 8th grade math starting Monday. *raises roof* If my excitement isn't oozing off this page, then I must be doing something incredibly wrong. Hehe. Most of my students will call me Ms. U. The elite will aim for the full Ms. Ukpere. I'll let you know how many get it right.

This is what I wore to my first day of Professional Development (PD). My goal was to embody the 3 C's: cool, comfortable and CUTE! I was cool. I was comfortable. And I sure think I was cute! How did I do?!

I look tired in many of the pictures...that's because I was. I tried, but obviously failed, to hide it. I'll do better next time, I promise!

WARNING: DO NOT JUDGE ME for the photo underneath this warning. I look divalicious. You have been warned.
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Bite Sized Chocolate Laced | Meet Ondia

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What Ondia's Wearing
Striped Dress: Marshall's | Studded Bow Belt: Her aunt's closet | Necklace: icing
Bracelets: icing | Flats: Macy's

What I'm Wearing
Blouse: thrifted | Pencil Skirt: H&M | Necklace: (gift) | Flats: (gift)

Many of my campers notice my sense of style and automatically assume that I'm some sort of a fashion model. Few of them know that I run a fashion blog. So, when Ondia asked me if she could be featured on chocolate laced, not only was I humbled, I was so excited to see how she would put everything together.

Ondia is an 8th grade leader of tomorrow. Not only is she stunningly dressed to impress, she has a beautiful and powerful mind. She's truly an ispiration. She writes poetry, dances, and is a wonderful older sister setting a wonderful example for her many siblings.

A lil' bit about Ondia

Name: Ondia Logan
Age: 13
Favortie Color: Blue
Favorite Item of Clothing: I'm an eclectic person so, sometimes it's lace... but then again, it could be denim or plaid
Favorite Subject: History
Hobbies: Step, Writing, Acting
Quote You Live By: "Learn To Live, Live To Learn"
In 5 years I see myself..as a student of a HBCU

At first, she didn't know how to pose but, with little coaching, she became a natural!

I don't know about you but I think she embodied chocolate laced to the absolute fullest. I loved her outfit so much that I asked her to bring it on a hanger the next day so I could add it to my closet (still waiting Ondia!)

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