"The" Shoe for Less

Hi Dolls,

I'm as crazy for heels as the next shoe-loving fashionista but I have to admit that while I will spend a little extra on a sweet pair of pumps every now and again, some are just way too over my budget.  The infamous Valentino studded heels are one of those drool-worthy pair of heels that are grossly out of my price range.  I, however, found a look-a-like that is just as nice for a very small fraction of what the original costs!  Hey there's no shame in my game but for those who've got it like that, I'm not mad at ya!
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Nevertheless, I think these shoes are pretty fab and I received several compliments on them the day I wore this outfit!  Not to mention they are super comfy.  I wore them all day with no problems!
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Considering the aformentioned, I am still longing for a pair of Christian Louboutins!!!  I'll shell the money out for at least one nice pair....one of these days!
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Dress:  Marshall's
Belt:  NY&Co.
Heels:  It's Fashion Metro
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What do you guys think?  
Would you spend a mortgage payment on a pair of heels or wear the look alike for the less than the price of pedicure?

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!

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Who Wants Free Glasses?!?!?!

Hi Lovelies,

Some of you may not know that I wear glasses!  Yep, that's right, your girl can't see without corrective lenses.  Most of the time I wear contacts but every now and again I have to let my eyes breathe!  I was in need of a new pair of glasses so it was perfect timing when I was contacted by GlassesShop.com to review a pair of theirs!  I think this was an ideal dress down "Teacher Look" with the eyeglasses, no make-up, and flats!  I was still cute though!
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I am pretty impressed with GlassesShop!  They have a large variety of stylish and  cheap glasses, or shall I say affordable glasses,  that are of pretty good quality! Like I mentioned earlier, I was in the market for some new eye wear so I ordered prescription eyeglasses.  I thought it would be difficult to order glasses online with the prescription but it was really easy and they had my new glasses to me within a reasonable time frame!
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There were so many different frames to choose from but I was happy with the ones I picked because helllooooo...who doesn't love tortoise shell?!?!?  These are the Desan Rectangle frames.  They also have prescription sunglasses as an option as well! This  may be my next purchase because even though it's officially fall, the sun is still showing up stronger than ever, here in "Sunny Florida"!    photo f2916ffd-d1e0-4a4f-b233-6bb7136d1134_zpscffv4ixw.jpg
Glasses Shop is currently having a big campaign where you get your FIRST PAIR of GLASSES for FREE!!!  Now, you all know I love free!!!  So all new customers can have a pair of free glasses with the exception of shipping and handling.  
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I've got one more bonus for my fabulous readers who may be looking for a new pair of eye wear!  If you use the coupon code GSHOT50 at check out, you can have 50% off on eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses!  What a way to save a little money on a stylishly fab new pair of frames!  

So, what do you all think about my new glasses?!?!  
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Disclaimer:  I received this product courtesy of GlassesShop.com for review.  However, my opinions were my own and 100% honest and unbiased.

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PDQ Fresh Tour

Hi Dolls,

I was recently invited to do a Fresh Tour of the Julington Creek PDQ and since I'm relatively familiar with the franchise, as they always "hook" teachers up during Teacher Appreciation Week, I was excited for the opportunity to do the tour and find out a little more about what PDQ is all about!

One can't help but wonder what P.D.Q. stands for and I found out that it stands for "People Dedicated to Quality" and after my tour I understand why.
 This particular location has been open for about a year now and is literally the first restuarant you see when entering Julington Creek.  The inside is very clean and spacious and I love the handwashing station!  I can honestly say that I've never seen this in a restaurant outside of the restroom.  
The first thing I noticed when I walked in were the cases of Cheerwine stacked up near the counter.   
 I discoverd that Cheerwine is a cherry flavored soft drink that originated out of North Carolina.  It's not too often you come across a cherry flavored soda so it is definitely a nice alternative to your regular sodas.
However, if you're not one for change, no worries, PDQ has tea and all the Coke products you can think of!
We began the tour in the back where I was informed that they have no freezers so no need to worry about pre-packaged, frozen food. They have a walk-in fridge that keeps everything properly chilled.  Everything is freshly made to order which is always a plus.  There's nothing worse than getting premade food.
 I also learned that all of their sauces are made in house.  They have some pretty awesome sauces.  They offer honey mustard, bbq, and ranch, just to name a few.  My favorite is the Honey BBQ.
 Next stop was "the fries" (SIDENOTE:  The movie Coming To America" just popped in my head! I'm sure my movie buffs know why!!!lol!) Anywho, I digress.  Besides, chicken tenders, PDQ is well-known for their hand-cut fries.
 Before added to the fryer, fresh Idaho potatoes are cut into fries, cleaned and soaked to rinse off all of the extra starch, baked, and chilled.  This gets rid of a lot of unnecessary things we don't need.  No frozen bags of fries here!
I learned that not only do they sell chicken tenders, but chicken breast, turkey, and most recently chicken nuggets,  All of this was a surprise to me because I thought they only sold chicken tenders.  
 One of PDQ's emphasis is on fresh ingredients which are prepared daily.
 Most people love a good piece of fried chicken, whether it be a nugget, tender, or breast but PDQ recently created a sandwich called "The Chelsey"  which is a little more of a healthier option (with the exception of bacon.....but I will always and forever want the bacon!).  
  The sandwich comes with a juicy piece of grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, ranch dressing, and my two favorites...bacon and avocado! I love good food with out the guilt.
  The chicken nuggets may give some of my favs from another franchise a run for the money.  They're a little bigger, good flavor, and you have more dipping sauces to choose from.....uh oh!
Then there's this guy...the handspun cookies and creme milkshake!  Seriously one of the best shakes I've had, to date!
PDQ Jacksonville: Julington Creek Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 
Overall, I can say that after my behind the scenes Fresh Tour, I understand how PDQ is able to live up to their name!  A lot of effort is put into making the food as fresh as possible.  I can definitely appreciate that, especially from a fast-food establishment.  Not only do they prepare fresh and quality food, the customer service is impeccable.  I can see PDQ being aropund for a while.   I learned that there are now 3 PDQs in Jacksonville!  If your in the Julington Creek area, definitely check them out and thank me later.
As always, thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

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J. Crew Garden Pants in Gold Foil Leaf!

Hi Lovelies,

Last summer, while in J. Crew, my eyes fell upon these gorgeous pants and I was determined to have them in my life!
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These "Garden Pants in Gold Foil Leaf" are absolutely stunning!   The first time I saw them was while on vacation in Tampa.  I wanted them so badly but they were all out in my size.  Imagine my disappointment.  
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When I returned to Jacksonville, I hurried out to our Town Center's J.Crew and not only did they have these beauties in my size, but they were on sale at a whopping 60% off!!!
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I've learned in more ways than one that good things come to those who wait and guess what else...they're still on sale for anyone who may want them!
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I'm not sure if you can tell but the leaves on these pants are outlined in a gold foil material which is stunning in person!  I definitely plan on getting more outfits out of these bad boys so be on the look out!  I'm thinking a white top with gold accessories next time! 
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Top:  Calvin Klein
Pants:  J. Crew (here)
Heels:  Boutique 9
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As always,  thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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Teachers Have Style Too: Chambray Shirtdress

Hi Dolls,

Some may wonder if jeans are appropriate for a teacher to wear to school and I would say not as an everyday staple.  As teachers, it's definitely important for us to look professional at all times.  Most principals reserve  a business casual, jeans and a polo kind of day for Fridays.  However, you could totally get away with wearing a chambray shirtdress to work on a Monday!
I love this dress, first because it's chambray and come on, who doesn't love a chambray dress, but secondly for the ever so subtle high-low cut!  Bet you didn't even notice, did ya? It's long enough to be worn as a dress and if you're feeling froggy, you can get away with rocking it with some pants as well.  
I added a statement necklace......
...and a pop of red with the wedges.  
 (RED always looks great with denim!)
And there you have it!  A cute, fuss-free, comfortable, teacher appropriate look for the day!
ShirtDress:  Banana Republic / similar
Wedges:  TOMS via Nordstrom/ here
Necklace:  TJMaxx
This was a super easy look to throw together on the first day back after a long holiday weekend!  We all know how much of a struggle it is to get ready for work after an extra day off!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

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Teachers Have Style Too: Matchy-Matchy First Day of School!

Hey Dolls!

School is back in session so "Teachers Have Style Too" is back for its best year to date!  My goal this year is to show more of my teacher-friendly outfits and showcase other fabulous teachers with great style as well.  More on this new feature is soon to come!  In the meantime, this was my "matchy-matchy" look for the first day back with the kiddos!
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When I first set eyes on this cognac colored blazer, I knew I HAD to have it!!!  I think blazers are perfect for school because you can dress them up or wear them casually and still look professional! I think I may need to invest in blazers of all colors!
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My pants matched perfectly with the blazer!  I know some fashionistas out there go against the "matchy-matchy" look but sometimes it just works and in the case of the first day back to school, it worked out quite nicely if I do say so myself!
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I can't forget about the shoes which blended right in as well!  The heel wasn't too high or skinny so they were pretty comfortable to walk around in all day!
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My first day back was great!  I have a group of students who are eager to learn and are looking forward to a year of greatness!  Besides, I expect nothing less!
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Blazer & Pants:  H&M
Heels:  JustFab
Belt:  Cotton On

Let me know what you think about my look!

As always, thanks for taking the time to stop by! I'll be back soon!

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Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer and Touche Eclat Blur Perfector Review!

Hi Dolls!

I have been a member of Influenster for a couple of years now and have received some pretty awesome voxboxes but my most recent voxbox was by far the coolest!  I was chosen to receive the Yves Saint Laurent voxbox and thrilled doesn't even begin to describe my feelings when I found out!  
I received two of YSL's newest products, Touche Eclat Blur Perfector and Touche Eclat Blur Primer, both of which came beautifully packaged in YSL's signature gold boxes.
The pink compact with gold trim is gorgeous and I truly adore looking at it with the rest of my make-up collection.

The Touche Eclat Blur Primer is like any other primer.  It preps the skin for foundation application by smoothing out the skin tone and minimizing pores.   
 There are a couple of things I like most about this primer.  For starters, there are shimmery yet subtle, gold flecks throughout the primer that gives the skin a more luminous and radiant look.  I also love that this product is incredibly moisturizing being enriched with nourishing oils like apricot oil, corn oil, passiflora oil, and rice bran oil. 

 Although there are shimmery gold flecks, they do not appear once the primer is blended into the skin.
 The YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector is a universal compact, complimentary to all skin tones.  It is made to perfect the skin and minimize pores while allowing it to maintain its natural glow.  It is silky and smooth to touch and can be used a couple of ways.  It can transform from a balm into a powder upon application, softening the skin's imperfections or it can be used alone to even out your complexion, set make-up, or sweep away shine.  This was perfect for me since my face tends to get pretty oily throughout the day.  I liked the way it felt as I applied it.  It was very smooth and got rid of the shine with out grabbing the rest of my make-up.
The packaging was stunning!  I mean you really can't go wrong with gold, black, and pink!  It's so chic (and matches my blog!)!  It also came with a cute black carrying case and a white applicator.  
With the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer retailing for $52.00 and the Touche Eclat Blur Perfector retailing for $55.00, I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to try them both for free.  
I enjoyed how both of the products mattified my foundation and eliminated that T-zone shine that I get just about everyday! The packaging was absolutely stunning and the products applied nicely.  You can purchase both of these products at Sephora and YSL themselves, of course.  I am definitely happy that Influenster included me on this voxbox!  If you're not a member, you should be!  
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

Disclaimer:  I received these products courtesy of Influenster for review.  However, my opinions were my own and 100% honest and unbiased.

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Hi! I'm Trice, a Jacksonville, FL based blogger. I LOVE shopping and all things fashionable and want to show everyone that "Teachers Have Style Too!"! I also LOVE to cook and enjoy dining out. Please enjoy my fashion and food experiences and leave a comment if you'd like.
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