Monday, August 18, 2014

Celebrating Teachers with Style

There are two types of companies I love more than any other- a company that celebrates ALL women (not just cookie-cutter models) and a company that celebrates teachers. And when I heard what Foxcroft did this summer, I knew I had to share with you. I teamed up with Foxcroft in the spring (see my posts here and here and here) and loved the shirt I received, but they've really outdone themselves this time. 

This summer they chose twenty deserving public school teachers from Brooklyn and gave them head-to-toe makeovers. Teaming up with L'Appartement Salon and celebrity hairstylist, Laurent Dufourg, Foxcroft celebrated teachers at  P.S. 31 Brooklyn, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, recognizing all teachers for their hard work and devotion to their communities.




I just finished my third day of school today, leaving home at 6:30 AM and getting back at 5:30 PM. I feel physically beaten up and mentally exhausted. While teaching is rewarding, many people gloss over how truly challenging it is every day to get up in front of a captive, yet usually disengaged and uninterested, audience and try to spark a fire within them.  Some days I'm so excited, I feel like Leonardo Dicaprio crowing "I'm the king of the world".  Some days I am so discouraged, I hide under the covers in the morning and whine like a petulant child, "You can't make me go!"


This morning. Seriously.

So if you are a teacher, I thank you for your hard work and dedication. I know many times it feels fruitless and thankless. If you know a teacher, I promise that right now, they could use some encouragement. The first few weeks of school are tough, really tough, so reach out and let them know you are thinking about and rooting for them to have the best year ever!

Foxcroft is helping to make one of my readers experience what it's like to be a Foxcroft Style Star ! Please visit Foxcroft Collection and in the comments below let me know your favorite blouse. One Hems for Her reader will win the blouse in the style and size of her choice!

For more photos and some great giveaways, check out Foxcroft's Facebook page!


Giveaway ends August 31, 2014. Giveaway is open to residents of the USA only, and winner will be chosen at random. You must have a valid email address in your Disqus profile/signed in with a valid email address or else include it in your comment to be eligible. No need to provide size, if you are the winner we will contact you for details.  If winner doesn’t reply to winning email within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.  Good luck!

7 comments:

Katie Frost said...

This is such a lovely read! My BFF is a teacher (actually, she was my Drama teacher in 2000, drama club sponsor 2000-04, and my Senior English teacher 2003-04.) She is proof that teachers change lives. She saved me. Education wasn't important in my family. My first day in her class I told her I thought I'd quit at 16 like everyone else in my family, have a couple of kids, and work in a factory like everyone else in my family. She promised me then and there that she'd get me to graduation and college, and she did! I learned more that what she was teaching in class. I learned how to be an adult, to take responsibility for myself, to work hard and have good work ethic, to never give up. She's my style icon as well. From her I learned about makeup, and I always try to emulate her maxi-skirt, tye dye hippie style. I am always happy when I see deserving educators celebrated!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Katie Frost said...

Blue high-low open cardigan- Most of my friends are teachers and they work so hard! I'm so glad this company chose to do something special for these teachers as they deserve it!

Katie Frost said...

Love the Denim Modal shirt or the Mix Pattern Women's Plus Cardigan.

Katie Frost said...

My favorite is the mix pattern cardigan! Would love to wear it for work and weekends with my daughter!

Katie Frost said...

Stretch Cotton Non-Iron Tunic
Style # 161174
Saw you wearing a white top with a maxi in one of your blogs and loved it!!

Katie Frost said...

Black high/low cardigan, in large. I have never heard of this company, definitely checking it out! Jeannette_santos@hotmail.com

Katie Frost said...

Love the mod dot plus cardigan. Nothing is more timeless than navy polka dots! I would style it with a yellow statement necklace and cheer on my favorite team! lawillett@gmail.com

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