After cleaning out and organizing my closest on Monday (post to come), I was excited to wear several items in my closet. One of those items is on the must-wear or get-rid-of list, but it needed ironed. This was an item that I elected to wear. I don’t wear this dress often, mostly because it is a Spring fabric and cut with a Fall color pattern. But, I was determined to make it work.
First, I addressed the issue of the lower-cut neckline and straps by layering a long-sleeved white scoop neck t-shirt underneath. This also helped with the lightweight linen fabric issue. But, I didn’t like the jumper-esque look that I had created, so I layered over the dress and t-shirt with a cream-colored cardigan.
I tried the look with brown tights for another layer of warmth, but I found the look to be too dark, overall. Plus, the contrast with the cream cardigan was too much for me. Next, I tried bare legs and a few different shoe options. That is when I realized that heels did not mesh well with the casual vibe of the dress and cardigan. I decided that I was going to pair it with my brown boots. And then, like a flash of lightening, I remembered my cream colored over-the-knee socks. It was like a match made in heaver. I quite like this outfit, but I’m not sure if it’s the best teaching outfit. I see it as more of an outfit to wear in a ski-chalet or cabin in the woods when you want to be girly (dress) and warm (layers and boots). P.S. I didn’t realize that this outfit was almost all Old Navy. I feel like such a poster child.
Sadly, my students and I were not on the same page, yesterday. They were asking me all sorts of really good questions about their homework assignment, but they were asking me after I had collected them. They made me really nervous about grading their papers. Whenever I run into situations like this, I always analyze the situation and ask myself What did I do wrong? Why are they asking me these questions? I handed out an assignment sheet, an example, a grading rubric, and reminded them about the particulars several times in class?!?
It is at this point that I come to the realization that I didn’t do anything wrong. I led the horse to water. Whether it drinks or not is up to the horse.
Do you ever find yourself questioning your abilities in situations like these?
- Cardigan Obsessed (atouchoflovely.wordpress.com)
- Instead of a cardigan sweater…try a poncho (over40style.com)
- What is the right neckline for you? (signaturealamode.com)
- Refashioning It (theitlists.com)
- Stuffed Closet. (jennylvoe.com)
- Closet Organization: Pants & Skirts (stevishabitat.wordpress.com)