I think somewhere, deep down I was meant to be a teacher. I’m not talking about ability to actually teach or the ability to deal with most age groups of kids but something all together very teacher like.
See, I love back to school time. I don’t know if it’s my mild obsession with office/school supplies, the fact that I love wearing sweaters with jeans and cute shoes or what but I just love this time of year. Every year at the end of the summer, I’m totally ready for fall.
This weekend I was sitting with a group of teachers at a baby shower and I was asking them if they agonized over their first day of school outfit like I know a lot of kids do. The answer was a resounding yes. While they each had their reasons why, I thought it was fun that they did.
I thought of them this morning when I got dressed for the first day back after a long weekend. I don’t know why, but this week feels like a new start – perhaps it’s the years of new grades starting in the fall. Or maybe the “back to school” messages are permeating my brain. Who knows.
I carefully selected my first day of “fall” outfit for work to be a black and ivory skirt that I made, a cream cardigan with black tank underneath and black pumps. I feel cute, mostly put together (if my hair would behave) and although I can’t put eye make up on today, my lip gloss helps.
Sorry for the self shot and I can’t even begin to tell you what my hair is doing. I’m really glad people think it’s “edgy” and like it. I still don’t.
It’s always my hope that I’ll keep my outfits put together through the fall and into the winter, but let’s be honest some days it’s easier than others. We’ll see how I can do though. I have picked up a few new items over the course of the last couple of weeks and I continue to work on getting my tush back into the pants I already own.
I haven’t had a good challenge in awhile, but I’m challenging myself this month to be put together clothing/accessory wise 4 days a week. Fridays I can slack just a little and weekends don’t count. Anyone care to join me?
Did you wear something extra cute today? Did you agonize over a back to school/new fall outfit today?