Classroom Chic feat. Catherines
I saw a meme online the other day that really made me laugh. It read; "August, just one long Sunday". This, of course, was posted by a friend of mine who was a teacher. And I laughed, hard. Really Hard.
I'm not a teacher but I know, am friends with and are related to a TON of amazing teachers (one of which is my sister). And it got me thinking....
I was NOT the biggest fan of school. Sure, I loved the social aspect (obviously). But I didn't LOVE learning the way some of my friends, or my sister, did. What I did love, and remember fondly, were all my teachers. Of course there were bad days. And if I'm being honest some "bad apples" when it came to the teacher category LOL. But when I think back on my years of schooling, I always think about how incredibly special my teachers made me feel. Its those moments that I think are the important ones. Not the lessons learned in books, but the kindness between teacher / student. Having someone other than your parents believe and see something in you at such a young age is such a beautiful thing.
The more I listen to stories from friends / family members who are educators, the more I realize how incredibly challenging the job is. And, every educator I know will tell you- as challenging it is, it is equally as rewarding, if not more.
Educators spend more time with your children, than they do with their own. They dedicate countless hours (way beyond what they are contracted for) each week to ensure not only is the curriculum prepared but that the classroom is ready for whatever the kids may need to survive the week and be made to feel comfortable and at home. Because, after all, school is their second home.
It is because of this that I was beyond excited to team up with Catherines to honor our teachers this weekend! Catherines has a special teachers collection available now on the site, featuring THE CUTEST pieces including the breezy Georgette Buttonfront Top I'm wearing!
If you know someone who is heading back to school this September and is in need of a wardrobe refresh, now is the time! Catherines is offering 40% off apparel and accessories all weekend long for teachers - so now is the time to stock up on some of their best pieces like these ponte knit leggings (I literally buy 3-4 pairs of these and wear them all year long!!) or this gorgeous AnyWear seamed skirt (which, by the way, is my new fav piece I've been rotating throughout my closet!
Take a button down top and add some sass into your look by typing it up and knotting it. You can stay modest for the classroom when you pair with w/ a maxi skirt, so no need to worry about any skin peeking through!, and then work this into your weekend wardrobe with some jeans and sneakers!
PLUS, there is a special Gift with Purchase when you shop, which are the cutest back to school socks I ever did see! Keep them, gift them, throw them in a coffee mug and make it into a welcome back gift1 Possibilities are endless but with all these fashionable options, a teacher discount and this fun GWp - why are you even still reading this post?? TIME TO SHOP!!!
No, stick around for one more second because I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to every kind, selfless, loving educator out there. YOU are incredible and it is often a thankless job - but you are loved, appreciated and we are all grateful for all you do.
BEST of luck this school year - now log off, enjoy the last bit of summer sun and happy shopping at CATHERINES :)
Partnering with my friends at CATHERINES for this post was a no-brainer. I wear Catherines often and I love working with brands that focus on more than just the clothes- their mission to give back and support others is so important and I love that!
So while this is a PAID partnership with CATHERINES, everything in this post is my own opinion and 100% honest because, DUH.
I keep it real!
Til next time....