Fringed

standard October 9, 2015 2 responses

fringed - 1Although fall just started, one of my favorite trends of the season is fringe. This fringe skirt is what all my fringe dreams are made of. It’s so fun AND flirty AND comfortable. What I also really love about this skirt is that I can dress it up for a night out in the city or make it more casual with a tee and sneakers (photos coming soon because I’m going to be living in this skirt for the next couple of months). How will you get fringed this season?!

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Kensie: Skirt // Guess: Top // Shoemint: Booties (option) // Armani Exchange: Jacket (option) // Kate Spade: Earrings // Hermes: Wrap Bracelet // Sweet & Spark: Vintage Pin (similar)

Photography: Limani Designs

Secret Garden

standard September 2, 2015 Leave a response

secret garden - 1Sssshh, don’t tell anybody, but I couldn’t resist sneaking into this secret garden. It was just so pretty and summery! I love how all the flowers are bloomed and it’s still so nice out. I’m definitely going to miss this awesome weather, but in the mean time you can find me strolling amongst the flowers…
secret garden - 2 secret garden - 3 secret garden - 4Kensie: Dress (1, 2, 3) // Ray-Ban: Eyewear

Photography: Limani Designs

Coach

standard April 8, 2015 12 responses

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My readers know me as Peggy or HAMR, but most people (my students) know me as Ms. K or Coach. Coaching and obviously teaching, is a big part of my life. Most people get to go home after work and do whatever they do, but two out of three seasons a school year I coach; cross country in the fall and track in the spring. I actually like coaching a lot; specifically, coaching hurdles.

It all began freshman year in high school. I was a very little freshman who had no clue about running hurdles. That first year on the team, I had a lot of fun with my friends even though I never really got coached, but I was hooked on hurdles. Sophomore year, we got a new coach and he saw something in me that I didn’t know existed. For the next three years, he pushed me to be the best athlete, hurdler and person I could be. I looked forward to track practice more than anything. I seriously became a different person on the track and built my self-confidence. I went into teaching because I was bilingual (moving to the Chicagoland area when I was four) and because of my track coach. He gave me my first coaching job freshman year in college and paid me out of his own pocket. I can’t thank him enough for influencing my life and shaping me into who I am today. To this day, I’m still good friends with Coach V (it’s hard to call him by his first name still) and adore him, his wife and their beautiful kids.

So as you can see, coaching is more than just coaching a sport. It’s about making those connections and lifelong memories. I hope I inspire my student athletes just as my track coach inspired me. And yes, I can still run the boys’ high hurdles.

Thanks V.

P.S. This is my off-duty coaching look. I promise to post what I actually wear to practice and meets. Especially, those fashionable instances when it’s freezing and I’m wearing a million layers and can’t feel my toes kind-of look.

Coach3Coach4Coach2Dress (old): Kensie (Poshmark closet) // Jacket (old): Gap (similar) // Shoes (old): BCBGeneration (want these) // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Earrings: Kate Spade

Photography: Limani Designs