Today's email is so cute... and comes from Karma in AL.
"I just moved to a new town and I'm transferring to a new school. On top of being nervous about not knowing where I am, and not knowing anyone, I have no clue where I should shop because I've always worn a uniform. I know that you work at a school, so I was hoping you could give me some tips that are trendy but won't make my teacher look at me funny."
Awww, on behalf of teachers I'd like to say THANK YOU for thinking of clothes that won't make us look at you funny. I do my best not to, but there are times that I want to slide a note that says pull down your skirt, or don't wear your bookbag on your back when you are wearing a skirt or dress.. woo saa.
Ok, I know what it's like to go to a mall with friends and there's a chance that there are no stores or merely just a corner of a bigger store that has plus sizes. (and you end up with one bag with accessories and they have many, I digress) What I'm suggesting are a handful of places that you may be able to find at a mall - this way you can shop with the new friends that you will meet and stay on trend in an affordable way. Of course there are other stores but I want to keep your age and grade in mind, cool?
1. Torrid: I hold my breath for the day when I'm wearing something that one of my students has. If that ever happened it would most likely be from Torrid. Color blazers, flattering denim and tops that give the mid-section room to breathe, they also have really good sales.
|Black Open-Front Military Jacket|
|Open Knit Sweater|
|Faux Leather Tee|
|Tribal Midi Bodycon Skirt|
For good measure I'm going to throw in Lane Bryant because even though some of though you may not wear some of the pieces for school, it's a sureshot for denim, tees and highly likely you can find one at most malls.
I'm also going to give you a top 5 of what might make me cringe in the classroom:
1. Sheer Blouses
2. Skirts that ride up in the back
3. Sagging pants.
4. Sexually suggestive tees - I need my students to focus!!!
5. Leggings with holes in them or that I can see the print underneath (bc the shirt worn doesn't cover your rear).
What tips do you have for Karma?
If you were a teacher, what might make you cringe if you saw it on a student?
~Luvin' My Curves
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