Fall Essentials Transition From Work to School in Style

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Heading back to school isn’t just for kids! Move to the head of the class with these picks for fall essentials.

Teacher’s pet

A colorful blazer works overtime so you don’t have to. The perfect transitional piece to throw on before picking up the kids at school or attending work or PTA meetings, you can easily dress it up with accessories and heels or dress it down with a T-shirt, jeans and flats for a casual, yet chic, look. Try it this fall in Loft’s Clean Cotton Blend Jacket. Can’t go wrong with it in a bold color like teacher’s apple red! $90, loft.com

School spirit

Be true to your school with Raleigh-based Fan Feet’s officially licensed college heels. Offering a wide range of schools, styles and heel heights, the 2-inch kitten heel option suits a mom’s practical side. It’s up to you whether you go with the UNC-Chapel Hill Hatchell Heel in Carolina Blue patent leather and tar black heel (named after Women’s Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell) or the N.C. State Wolfpack Heels in Cardiac Red patent leather. Comfortable enough to coach in? Former N.C. State’s Women’s Basketball Coach Kellie Harper thinks so! $99, fanfeetheels.com

Stylish sack

Ditch your boring lunch bag! Hadaki’s Lunch Pod is a fashionable way to carry any meal. Its insulated interior keeps food warm or cold and a magnetic closure keeps food in place throughout the day. The sack is eco-friendly, water-resistant and easily wipes clean! $24, hadakishop.com

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Enter for a chance to win a Lunch Pod at carolinaparent.com/community/contests.

Alphabet Creams

All moisturize, protect and correct, but what’s the difference between BB, CC and DD facial creams? These pumped-up tinted moisturizers with all-in-one results are EZ to understand once you break it down.

BB (beauty balm) creams provide coverage with added skin care benefits, such as sunscreen and antioxidants, and are lighter than foundation but heavier than tinted moisturizers.

CC (correct and conceal) creams are meant to address issues like redness or sallowness (usually with light-diffusing particles), but have a lighter feel and finish than a BB cream.

DD (disguise and diminish) creams contain more concentrated ingredients than a BB cream and are formulated to balance uneven tone and diminish fine lines, stubborn age spots or sunspots.

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