(Sidenote--please excuse my dusty mirror. I promise to dust before I take more pictures. :)) Last week, I got an alert that Loft had a sale with pants and tops on sale for $12.88. I grabbed a pair of cords and this top in the sale. With the weather being in that weird stage that goes from winter to spring-ish, tops like this are super useful. As much as I want to spend the last few weeks of winter wearing all my favorite sweaters one last time, it's just a bit too warm in my classroom to be bundled up.
I'm always worried about shirts like this making me look like I'm hiding a pregnancy given their flow-y nature, but I think pairing it with skinny jeans helps with that.
My feet were a bit beat up from a busy week of hosting a conference and teaching, so I gave them a day off by wearing these grey slippers from Dr. Scholl's that I picked up last year with a coupon from DSW.
As I've mentioned several times, I try to use my Fridays as a chance to wear cute tops that don't work so well with dress pants or skirts. Sometimes I just throw on a school spirit t-shirt and cardigan, but if I can, I try to put together something that makes it easy for me to grab dinner with a friend without having to go home and change (since I feel like if I'm wearing my school shirt out to dinner I have to be a bit more careful about what I say about work, etc.).
Here are my February Friday tips:
1. Counter the February slump with an outfit that makes you feel like more of a "real person" and less of a tired teacher. As one of my favorite co-workers says, sometimes you dress the outside hoping it'll influence the inside. :)
2. Wear those cute long sleeved shirts you bought but haven't worn as often as you thought you would. If you're like me, you saw yourself wearing cute little outfits all winter but snow days, delayed openings, and general winter fatigue made you pass on those outfits in favor of comfy favorites.
3. Pay attention to the weather. And then know that it might not affect the temperature of your room at all...so dress in fabrics that can handle a cold classroom in the morning and the warm temperatures that will hit you when you walk out of the door at the end of the day.
I'm linking all three of the items I'm wearing. The jeans really are heavenly. They keep their color, hold their shape, and are so comfortable that I showed up to the movies last night, my friend asked why I hadn't changed into my yoga pants like I said I was going to, and I told her that the jeans were just so comfortable that it didn't make sense to change.
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