It’s time for another Style Files, and today the focus is drop waist dresses and faux fur coats.
Hey friends! Today I wanted to share this cute drop waist dress that I bought to wear for Christmas Eve, but is also a great dress for work or other occassions. Do you own a drop waist dress? They first became popular in the 1920’s, and featured a low waist line to accentuate the body, making it appear slimmer without the use of constrictive undergarments.
I hadn’t owned one for years, but I found this particular dress on super sale at Loft and decided to buy it. This is an outfit I wore to work one day, and below I’m going to share some other drop waist dresses I’m loving right now. This faux fur coat is the warmest coat I own, and can you believe I paid about $15 for it at a consignment shop? It is in new condition too.
If you would like to add a faux fur coat to your wardrobe, I’ve put together a selection of some that I like below. And most of these are on sale for good prices right now.
Faux Fur Coats
I threw on this black peplum waisted cardigan with this dress while I was at work, because work=freezing every day all day. This is a cardigan that is on heavy repeat in my wardrobe. I wish I could link it for you but I bought it last winter. I did link to a similar one below this next photo.
Since I am unable to link to the particular drop waist dress I am wearing, I have chosen some great ones that I love, and you can click on the images below to shop each of these dresses. I am in love with the green and white gingham one, it would be perfect for Spring!
Drop Waist Dresses
I don’t mention this much on the blog, but you may have seen in my last post about floral curtains that I mentioned my job as a school counselor and that it has been a difficult time for the school where I work. Well, I also wanted to mention today that That West Virginia Public employees, and teachers in particular have been headed towards going on strike for a few weeks now. The leaders of our two teacher unions have been trying to negotiate for better pay for our teachers and school service personnel and for fixes to our public health insurance. So far an agreement has not been reached. Our health insurance affects all public employees, not just teachers, and recently the premiums have been raised and there are other health insurance related issues being raised that you can read more about by Googling it if you are interested in knowing more.
Saturday was a statewide day of action for public employees, and over 20,000 teachers and other public employees showed up on the lawn of our capital building to have our voices heard. Our union leaders announced that this coming Thursday and Friday there will be a statewide walk out. At this point, we haven’t been told what will happen after Friday. So tensions are high. And if you are a teacher or a public employee I encourage you to go online and read about the issues in West Virginia. Or even if you take an interest in public education for whatever reason, please educate yourself on the issues at hand. the last time teachers went on strike in the state of West Virginia was 1990. But most of all please keep our public employees and teachers and all of the students who will be affected by all of this in your thoughts and prayers. Please play that we can come to a resolution quickly and we can be back in school to finish out our year without missing too much time.
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