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Happy Easter

Coat:  Forever21 (old, similar here ~ on SALE!!!), Sweater:  J.Crew, Skirt:  Madewell (old, similar here), Bag:  Target, Shoes:  Valentino, Necklace:  Forever 21 (old, similar here), Bangles:  Forever 21, Earrings:  Anthropologie
I've been under the weather all week but finally had the chance to snap some pictures yesterday on my way out the door.  I'm happy to be feeling better just in time for some Easter festivities!
Hope everyone has a healthy, happy {hoppy} holiday.   
Stay tuned for an exciting giveaway coming up on Monday!


Cobalt Accents & Casual Leather

Blazer:  Aritzia (old, similar here), Top:  Forever 21, Jeans:  Citizens of Humanity, Bag:  Forever 21, Flats:  Zara (old, similar here), Aviators:  Forever 21 (sold out, ray-ban version here), Bangle:  c/o Left of Right
I've been coveting the Ray-Ban mirrored aviators ever since I saw one of my girlfriends sporting them a few months ago.  I just couldn't bring myself to spend over $100 on them {especially since my husband keeps telling me they look ridiculous}.  When I found this pair for under $6 at Forever 21, I knew they were the ones for me.  And I personally LOVE the way they look, in fact, I'm sticking my tongue out at my husband as I'm typing this!


And the Winner Is...

Blazer:  Anthropologie (very old, similar here), Top:  Madewell, Jeans:  H&M (love this pair), Shoes:  Classiques Entier via Nordstrom (old, similar here), Bag:  J.Crew (old, similar here, obsessed with this one), Belt:  H&M (similar here), Bracelet:  Anthropologie (old, similar here), Sunnies:  Ray-Ban 
As much as I'm trying to push the issue, spring has just not sprung in NJ.  In fact, mother nature seems to be punishing me for trying to defy her with my pastels and peep-toes.  So for now, bye-bye bare legs, back to tights and pants!
And now the moment you've all been waiting HERE to see if you won the Seychelles Shoes giveaway ~ thank you to all of those who entered.
  Stay tuned readers because I have another giveaway coming up early next week!



Jacket:  Forever 21 (old, similar here), Shirt:  T-Luxury via Anthropologie (also old, similar here, LOVE this one), Jeans:  Forever 21, Shoes:  Classiques Entier via Nordstrom (old, identical pair here), Bag:  Marc by Marc Jacobs (old, LOVING this newer version), Sunnies:  Ray-Ban, Cuff:  c/o Hearts
Like my new {very subtle} ombre locks?
How cute is this quartz cuff?!?
When approached me to do a product review, I was more than happy to oblige.  They have beautiful and unique jewelry and accessories on their site and each piece purchased contributes to the quality of life in Rio de Janeiro.  
In Brazil, raw materials are considered precious treasures, and artisans are often underpaid for their labor. provides artisans with fair wages to ensure that they can support themselves and their families.
Ethical and eco friendly!
*And don't forget to enter my Seychelles Shoes GIVEAWAY here (ends Sunday at midnight)*



Blazer:  Anthropologie (very old, similar here), Dress:  J.Crew, Shoes:  Christian Louboutin, Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff, Sunnies:  Ray-Ban, Nails:  Essie "Bond With Whomever"
I went with this simple scalloped sheath for a charity event that my husband and I attended the other night. The color and the scalloped details are so stunning that I felt no need for accessories.
Don't forget to enter my Seychelles Shoes GIVEAWAY HERE!

pleated poppy



Jacket:  Forever 21, Sweater:  Zara (old, similar here), Skirt:  c/o PB&J Boutique, ~ under $40 ~ comes in several colors!, Shoes:  J.Crew (similar hereOBSESSED this season's version), Clutch:  Anthropologie (similar here), Necklace:  J.Crew (sold out, similar here, here), Bracelets:  J.Crew (old, similar) and c/o Hearts
Hello readers and happy Monday!  What better way to kick off the work week than with a shoe giveaway?!?
At the IFB conference that I attended last month I met so many wonderful people ~ two ladies in particular that I totally clicked with, Erica and Laura from PB&J Boutique.  Their fabulous shop carries ultra feminine clothing, shoes and accessories.
Although we are based on opposite sides of the country, we have stayed in touch and I'm partnering with them today to present to you a Seychelles shoe giveaway!!!
Best part, you have your choice from the 3 pairs below:
1                          2                          3
How to enter {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}:
{must be 18 years old and a resident of the US or Canada}
1.  Must be a follower of Classroom Couture via GFC
2.  Like PB&J and Classroom Couture on Facebook 
3.  Leave a comment below with your favorite pair and your email address so we can contact you if you win.
Giveaway closes Sunday, Mar. 24th at Midnight EST (winner announced Monday, Mar. 25th).

Congratulations to Andrea Byrne ~ I'll be in touch with you shortly via email!


Saturday Morning Spotlight

As you all know, I don't usually post on Saturdays, but today I had to give a big shout out and "thank you" to Morgan Robertson of WAKE UP YOUR WARDROBE for the lovely blogger spotlight feature she did about Classroom Couture.
Not only is she a totally adorable Southern Belle {from Nashville, TN}, but she is an elementary school teacher by day.  A fashionista on a teacher's salary = woman after my own heart.  
Be sure to visit her blog here!


What Women Want

Top:  H&M (Love this scoop-back version for under $10!!), Skirt:  c/o eShakti, Shoes:  Christian Louboutin, Bag:  Unknown (OBSESSED with this one), Bracelet:  Spike the Punch, Sunnies:  Ray-Ban
Last week I showed you my favorite picks from a fabulous website called  I was over the moon when I received this skirt.  Not only does it fit like a glove but I used their custom styling tool to alter the length.  Originally the skirt was below the knee, but I wanted something that I could not only wear to work but could also wear for some spring showers/parties.  I was extremely pleased with my choice to shorten it.  Best part:  eShakti has kindly offered an exclusive discount for Classroom Couture readers.  Check out their new spring arrivals here and use CLSSRMCTRE code for 20% off of your entire order!

In addition eShakti is hosting a "What Do Women Want?" contest.  THREE winners will be chosen to win $150 eShakti gift card.  Be sure to enter today ~ click here for full details!  


Shower Them With Love

Sweater:  J.Crew, Shirt:  J.Crew, Skirt:  J.Crew (similar here for under $20!!), Bag:  Anthropologie (similar here), Necklace:  Forever 21 (similar here, here, here), Shoes:  Christian Louboutin (budget-friendly version here), Earrings:  Tory Burch
I wore this outfit to two baby showers this past Saturday.  It was a perfect choice for both venues ~ one was at a restaurant and the other at someone's house.
Happy Monday Everyone!
pleated poppy


Color My World

Trench:  Bloomingdales (old, similar here ~ 30% off with code BRTAKE30), Blouse:  J.Crew (old, LOVING this year's version), Skirt:  The Limited (old, similar here), Bag:  Forever 21, Shoes:  Christian Louboutin, Sunnies:  Target, Earrings:  Tory Burch, Necklace:  Etsy (similar here for $8)

I was feeling very colorful yesterday even though the weather didn't seem to be sharing my feelings.  The title comes not only from my vibrant outfit, but was inspired by my in-law's wedding song "Color My World" by Chicago.
On that same colorful note, I wanted to share with you my spring picks from a fabulous website, eShakti.  The thing that sets them apart from other online sites is their innovative customization tools. You can plug in your measurements for a perfect fit, and can change the length/neckline/sleeve-length of their garments!  See my review of one of their dresses here ~ fits like a glove :)
AND...from now until March 20, use code CLSSRMCTRE for 20% off your entire order!!!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!


Work and Play

Blazer:  Aritzia (old, great alternative here), Top:  Anthropologie, Jeans:  Forever 21, Bag:  Anthropologie (similar here), Shoes:  Valentino, Bracelet:  Nordstrom, Sunnies:  Ray-Ban, Earrings:  Anthropologie 
I picked up this blouse the other day at Anthropologie and immediately started thinking of the many different ways I was going to wear it.  I love the crocheted collar detail and the way the blouse looks fabulous both untucked with jeans and tucked tightly into a high waisted skirt.  It is yet another piece that will be easy to transition to warmer weather.
Cardigan:  J.Crew, Skirt:  Bebe (very old, similar here), Laptop tote:  Target, Shoes:  Christian Louboutin, Bangle:  Forever 21 ~ stack of 7 for under $9!!!
P.S.  My new solution for the winter blues is to just ignore them and hope they go away.  The spots you see in the picture above are flurries.  That's right ~ bare legs and flurries.  I'm pretending that I'm not freezing cold and hoping by ignoring winter, it will just come to an end!
I'm sure by now that you are sick of seeing me wearing my Valentino rockstud pumps.  I do wear them a TON which is good because I'm trying to get my money's worth ~ plus ~ I haven't had a pedi since Thanksgiving so I'm sticking to close-toed until further notice!


Bad Romance

Blazer:  Aritzia (old, similar here ~ under $25!!), Blouse:  Aritzia (also old, similar here), Skirt:  Urban Outfitters, Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff, Shoes:  Seychelles (very old, similar here), Bangles:  Unknown (currently coveting this one), Nails:  Essie "Glamour Purse"
There's nothing bad about this romantic ensemble, but I {still} love the song and it sounded like an appropriate name for a blog post.  
Happy Friday and I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!