I find it really hard to dress myself. Not only that, but now as a teacher, I have to dress myself professionally. I follow a lot of awesome teacher dress blogs and just blogs of classy ladies. Here are a few that I love:
- Hello Gorgeous (She’s the queen of the bubble necklace).
- J’s Everyday Fashion (She showed me how to buy only what I need)
- Kendi Everyday (I feel like she’s the perfect in between for artsy and high-fashion)
- How to Dress like a Teacher (No one can wear a cardigan like this girl)
In an effort to dress like more of a professional, I decided to share my outfits with the blogging world. I feel like if other people are judging me then I’ll be more likely to step my game up. To tell the truth, I change outfits like four times every morning and I haven’t conquered that habit yet. I’ve been doing it since middle school and in an effort to not waste time in the morning after hitting the gym, I want to get better at planning. I’m just not sure in the evening if I want to wear a dress the next day, or khakis and a dorky sweater. Hopefully, this will help.
I wanted to stand-out on the first day, probably exactly like most of my students, but I wanted to do it through a pop of color. I found this linen tulip skirt at Talbots and this girl can’t resist a long summer skirt. Please forgive that hand-crocheted scarf that I stole from my mom, it will have a feature in every photo.
I used to think Talbots was an old lady store and why would I ever want to buy patterned cotton shirts, but turns out I crossed that age gap of the grand twenty-five and love a good old lady store. BRING IT ON, STRETCH PANTS.
- Shirt | Kohls ($10.00)
- Skirt | Talbots ($24.00)
- Belt | Belks (Came with some trousers)
The french word for Target is Tarjeaux. I like to think this yellow sweater came from the artist formally known as Target.
- White Shirt | Mom’s Closet
- Yellow Boyfriend Sweater | Target ($24.99)
- Black Dress Pants | High School (Yea, I’ve been the same size for ages)
- Fake Skin Belt | American Eagle ($5.00)
- Nude Ballet Flats | Chaps ($15.00)
Please ignore the oddly yellow tint to my teeth. Thanks for the insecurity, Picasa. I am obsessed with this fair trade swirl necklace so whenever I wear it, I plan my outfit around it. Plus, I got to wear polka dotted pattern pants and any day that happens, it’s a good day.
- Shirt | Kohls ($10.00)
- Pants | Cynthia Rowley ($22.00)
- Shoes | Umbrella Flats @ Oldnavy ($10.00)
- Swirl Necklace | Fair Trade @ Ten Thousand Villages ($14.00)
- Shirt | Lacy Button-up @ Abercrombie (Christmas)
- White Khakis | Gap ($30.00)
- Ballet Flats | Lucky ($25.00)
- Watch | Fossil ($60.00) I have a watch weakness. This one is a man’s watch and I felt like a powerful CEO when I bought it. Plus, it was on super sale. SCORE!
I haven’t been updating with books lately because I’m teaching three different subjects this semester, ya’ll. I have Creative Writing, Newspaper and 9th Grade English. They’re all wonderful, but they’re SO HARD. I’m not stressed yet, but I’m definitely feeling like the world is hunched on my shoulders and I’m holding it up while balancing three plates on my chin and trying to put a bow in my hair. I will get better at time management as it goes on. This weekend, I went to a wedding with my love and his family. It was beautiful, as weddings go, and I saw my first-ever bear in the wild. It was a black bear and it was ripping apart the trash can at our rental house. The boy, trying to be daring of course, and all man, decided it was a good idea to stand on the porch and shine a light on the bear. I got a full view look and I can mark that off my bucket list. Here are some pictures.
If anyone has any recommendations for wedding wear (as all my friends get married) or teacher wear, I’m all ears. I want to look funky, but still like a professional. I think my tattoos say funky sometimes without me having to wear funky, but a little style funk is good as well.