Karina Chronicles

Frockstar™: Erin Castle

Name:  Erin Castle
Age: 38 years old.
Location: I live in Pleasant Valley, New York and am the co-director of Hawk Meadow Montessori School in LaGrange.
Favorite Karina dress(es): I now have three Karina dresses. My favorite one is a brown polka dot dress, and I love how flattering and comfortable it is! (ed note: It’s the Megan)
How you know Karina :
I met Karina at  a trunk show at Dig in Saugerties.

What are your every day, must-reads, online or off? 
I have an eight-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter. I am reading a book called “Montessori Parenting” by Jim and Sonnie McFarland in hopes of being a better parent to my two children.

 You’re a school director at a Montessori school. What’s your favorite
 thing about working in education?
My favorite thing about working at the Montessori school is that I am surrounded by happy, smiling children’s faces all day every day.

How does working at a school affect your day-to-day fashion choices? 
I am often the first person who greets prospective parents and students, so I try and look my best every day. At the same time, I need to be comfortable, because I sometimes end up sitting on the floor or becoming involved in activities with the students. Karina dresses are perfect in either situation.

If you could give your 16 year old self advice, what would you say?
If I could give my 16-year-old self advice, I would say not to worry nearly so much about other people’s opinions of me.

Your perfect day. What would it look like?
My perfect day would include taking a long walk with my husband and children, reading, eating delicious food and hanging out with friends.

Thanks so much, Erin! 

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