Although I have known the order of the days of the week for a very long time, Wednesday managed to sneak up on me something fierce! Mostly it was due to working an extra shift at my other job to help a co-worker out. In hindsight I should have said No because it threw my entire schedule out of whack. But, you know what they say about hindsight!
On Tuesday I spent a good portion of the day prepping my lecture for class, creating a quiz, setting up grade books, and doing this and that. Then, I had to go to work at my other job. Due to unforseen events, I was there later than anticipated. Luckily, sometime last week I played in my closet and created some school outfits. This helps out immensely in a frantic and time crunched morning. (It also helps out because my BF and I are now getting ready simultaneoulsy.)
I have to confess that I didn’t wear the outfit as initially planned. I wanted to add a coral-ish colored short sleeved cardigan to my wardrobe to go with this dress, amongst other things. But, when I went shopping Target had one that I wanted, but it wasn’t on sale and I wanted it to be. I actually stole this cardigan from the hanger with another pre-planned outfit.
I wanted this dress to be styled differently than the last time I wore it. To make it more seasonal, I paired it with a light colored short sleeve cardigan and coral jewelry. I also opted for a pair of casual peep toed wedges to make it a little more summery, as well. Lastly, I tied the fabric belt in a loose knot in front, rather than a bow behind my back.
I know these changes may seem minute and insignificant, but changing the accessories that you wear with an outfit can really help it feel like a different dress. In fact, my sister just asked me about that today. She went for a job interview and they have asked her back for a second interview. She asked me if I thought it was inappropriate to wear the same suit but with a different colored shirt, shoes, and jewelry. HECK NO! Re-mixing staple items in your wardrobe is one of the cornerstones of this blog!
I wasn’t sure about the cardigan with the dress, especially with it being summer and all. The room where I teach is air conditioned, so I did keep the cardigan on the entire class.
Besides sneaking up on me, class went well. I am really trying to focus on incorporating more student discussion into my lectures. However, it is very difficult because sometimes the students lead you in a very different direction than you intended to go. Also, it is a big challenge to stay silent while waiting for a student to answer a question. I find that it makes it difficult to budget my time effectively–the first two days I have pushed it to the very last second. (I did promise the students that we would be there from 9am-11:25am, though!)
What do you think– did I manage to make this dress look different enough from the last time that I wore it? Please leave your comments below.
- A Light Striped Cardigan: An Outfit You Can Actually Wear (beso.com)
- Trend Alert: Knot It (fabsugar.com)