My Go To Teacher Bag

Happy Monday! I am back to teaching today as last week I finally had spring break! I wanted to share with you my go to teacher bag. Now I know what you're thinking, why do you need a bag for teaching? But let me tell you...I have so many papers and agendas that get hauled back and forth with me to school that I needed something to keep me organized.

My solution...DIAPER BAGS! I have found that diaper bags make the best teacher bags. They make for super easy organization and most of the time they are super durable. Now a little disclaimer, I started off the year with the Skip Hop Chelsea Downtown Satchel. However, around Thanksgiving I hurt my back pretty bad and was not able to carry the load on only one shoulder, so I've had to switch to diaper backpacks! And I'm so glad that I did.

My current bag is the Skip Hop Forma Backpack and it is the best purchase I've ever made. Not only is it a lightweight fabric, but it offers the convenience of being able to organize everything from my laptop to papers that need to be graded to my ridiculous amount of colored pens. Everything has a spot in this backpack!

I was just on Skip Hop's website recently and they have introduced two new backpacks that I cannot wait to get my hands on! Because who doesn't love a stylish, yet functional bag for work! :)

Do you have an unusual go to work bag? 

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Day to Night with AUrate New York

Being a high school teacher, one of the things that can be difficult sometimes is wearing an outfit that can transition from day to night. During the day it has to be functional because you are constantly walking around the classroom and kneeling down to the students level and at night it has to be sophisticated and professional for performances or activities that might involve interacting with parents. I have found that the kind of jewelry that I wear is the key to transitioning my outfits from day to night.

I've put together some of my favorite outfits that I could easily take from day to night!

Day to Night with AUrate New York

Day to Night with AUrate New York

I recently came across AUrate New York online and I could not be more in love with their simplistic jewelry and earrings. Even better for each piece of jewelry you purchase at AUrate, an economically underprivileged child will receive a book.

Day to Night with AUrate New York

What are some of your favorite looks to take from day to night?

"The only source of knowledge is experience." - Albert Einstein

Thank you to AUrate New York for inspiring this post. 


Wow!! Can't believe it's been almost a year since I've posted. It is absolutely crazy how life changes in unexpected ways and shows you what truly matters. Back in 2015, I wrote about what it meant to me to become a teacher and the reasons why I was going back to can read that here. Looking back on that, all of my reasons still hold true and I could not be more happy with my decision to get back into teaching.

I don't quite know yet what this space is going to become, but I do know that it will evolve with me! I want to share my teaching tips to teacher fashion to everything in between. Becoming a teacher is probably the best thing that I have ever done and I'm excited to see how Kindly With K evolves!

Let me know if there is anything in particular that you would like me to share or if you just want to chat! Feel free to email me at or send me a message on social media @KindlyWithK!

I really am looking forward to being back!

"Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself." - Michel de Montaigne

Pinning Lately: Teacher Edition

Pinterest is a great tool for teachers! With everything from classroom decor to educational technology tools, Pinterest has so many awesome resources. Here is what I've been pinning lately!

Classroom Decor

1 | 2 | 3 | 4  

Educational Technology

1 | 2

Fun Stuff! 

1 | 2 | 3 

What have you been pinning lately?!
"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." - Vince Lombardi

Summer Must-Haves Part 2

So today it's all about two of my favorite and sunglasses! I am very much an accessories girl and I can never have too many pairs of shoes or sunglasses. Mixing in some fun shoes and sunglasses this summer into the daily mix is the perfect way to spruce up your style this season.

Let me first introduce you to DITTO. If you haven't heard about them, now is the time because they are amazing. Their Endless Eyewear program works similarly to a subscription box, but the product is designer sunglasses! For $24 a month, you receive an endless rotation of designer eyewear. Pick your favorite pair, and they send them to you. Keep them for an unlimited amount of time. When you're ready, order your next pair. Send back the last pair when you receive your new pair and enjoy the endless rotation of your favorite sunglasses! It really is an amazing program and allows you to wear designer sunglasses for less...I know I'm in! Check out some of my summer faves...

Now you can't have the perfect summer outfit without adding the perfect pair of shoes! My go-to for comfy, yet chic summer shoes is Franco Sarto. It's a brand I know and trust and one that consistently has just what I'm looking for. And probably the best part about Franco Sarto shoes is that I can walk miles in them and they never seem to give me any problems. Here are some of my summer faves...

What are some of your must-haves this summer?
"A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve." -  Joseph Joubert  

Summer Must-Haves Part 1

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July celebrations and their long weekend. Lucky for me I don't have class until tomorrow, so I'm still enjoying my extra long weekend! This week I am going to be bringing you my summer must-haves and what better way to start than with jewelry. Jewelry is such an easy accessory to add on to any outfit and makes the perfect way to spruce up your wardrobe this summer!
I'd like to introduce you to Kinsley Armelle! Quality jewelry with a custom hand made look. Unique designs at a realistic price point. These are all ways to describe the wonderful jewelry that is Kinsley Armelle. Take a look below at some of their Summer Collection and Best Sellers!
If you're looking for some inspiration on how to stack your bracelets, you have to check out the Kinsley Armelle Instagram. Here are some of my faves...
All of the jewelry seen above can be purchased at And they even have a page where you can shop Instagram making it super easy to find ways to stack your new favorite bracelets!

Shop Kinsley Armelle and use my code KINDLY20 for 20% off your purchase! You won't regret it! Stay tuned tomorrow for Part 2 of my Summer Must-Haves!
"Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be." - Daniel J. Boorstin

Thank you to Kinsley Armelle for inspiring this post! 

Happy 4th of July!

Enjoy the day! Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July! 
"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.