How 14 years of teaching and a LOT of Stitch Fix Reviews relate…….
Those who can't do, teach. Anyone else HATE that sentence? I've heard it more times than I can count over the course of my teaching career. That coupled with, “You seem really intelligent……why are you JUST a teacher?”
A little background: This my 14th year teaching in a low performing public school here in Los Angeles. And let me tell you, I teach a lot more than reading, writing and arithmetic. I teach social skills, manners, survival skills, empathy, compassion, and a sense of adventure. And let me tell you something else, I learn more than I give. I think most teachers will agree……while we entered our field to teach children……they end up teaching us. The sense of wonder? Joy? Pride in a job well done? Children demonstrate a zest for life and a passion for learning that we rarely see (or feel) as adults. We often get caught up in the mundane tasks of day to day life and lose the inspiration children find in a new story or the excitement over mastering a new concept (sometimes even the joy in the PROCESS of learning).
Last week, was a bit of a weird one for me. I taught my students during the day, and then I attended the Mom 2.0 conference in Pasadena in the afternoons and evenings. I actually spoke on a panel to a large room full of fellow influencers, and then got to attend a TON of amazing sessions as a student myself. I learned about photography, systems for managing a blog, and (just to tie it all together)……attended an intimate dinner with the team from Stitch Fix.
Now, if you've been around here awhile….you know how much I LOVE MY STITCH FIX REVIEWS each month (if you're new to Stitch Fix Reviews…..check out the background on what is it and why I love it HERE). This month though? In addition to my regular Stitch Fix delivery…..I teamed up with them for a few fun things. They sent me a special Stitch Fix delivery filled with clothes for the conference (don't worry, I'm including details here so that you can pin your favorites to your Stitch Fix wishlist on Pinterest). But now? They're helping ME to give back to my fellow teachers for Teacher Appreciation week. So, at the bottom of this page (after you see the adorable pieces from the conference)…..be sure to enter. I'm giving away TWO Stitch Fix gift cards. One for you to keep and one to give to your favorite teacher (and if YOU are the teacher….you get to keep both)!
My fellow educators…..thank you. I appreciate you.
Bailey44 Ashlin Knit Midi Dress (size medium, $174): THIS DRESS. You guys know I love a great fitted sheath dress. And this one fits like a DREAM. I am so glad I kept it, it was worth every single penny.
Loveappella Tiah Knit Maxi Dress (size medium, $74): I've been on the hunt for a comfy sundress that I can wear day into night, and this purple one? IDEAL. I wore it to the afternoon portions of Mom 2.0 with a great pair of wedge sandals and into the night for our Stitch Fix dinner. It's super versatile and fits beautifully.
Romolo Savi Tassel Earrings ($28): These blush earrings were perfect to pair with my sundress, and I've worn them a TON with a simple white tee and jean shorts….and at that price? What a steal!