Hey ya’ll! Hope ya’ll have had a wonderful and relaxing weekend! I know I have shared this in the “About Me” page on my blog, but I am a teacher. I teach the music program for my elementary school. This year I was also added to the social studies program for 5th grade. I specialize in producing Disney musicals with my students. Our productions have been described as “Little People’s Broadway.” We sing, act, wear costumes, and even dance. I plan to do some posts on these programs if anyone is interested.
Another thing I have talked about on the”About Me” page is how being a teacher means that I need to dress rather conservatively, but…I also love fashion as well. Sometimes it is hard to make the two mix successfully. If any of you currently have a career, you will probably understand what I mean. Jean days just don’t happen very much. I have begun to document my journey to achieve that, and picture by picture, I hope you’ll join me. Please share your journey with me as well. I would love to learn some ideas from you readers.
Some things I have learned along the way. Don’t judge–some of these points sound like common sense, I know, but it’s taken me 2-3 years to actually learn them!
- Simple is better. I used to “clutter” my outfits with all the jewelry there could be and every hair clip accessible. Every outfit had to have a belt or a pattern mix. Hmmm…this “conglomeration” could be confusing, to say the least. Most of the time, simple is better. If it looks like too much, take something away.
- Your shoes do complete your outfit. I used to not be selective about what shoes I put on. After all, I thought, who is going to be looking at my feet?? Turns out, I was wrong. The right shoes can pack a statement. Choose shoes that are a different texture than the other parts of your outfit.
- Take at least 5 minutes to fix your hair. Treat your hair like it is a “piece” of your outfit. I used to throw together an outfit and then voila! I was done. Who cared what the “mane on top” looked like? Then I would be frustrated when my confidence level would go down a notch because my hair was everywhere. Take the time to throw your hair into a quick and easy hairdo.
- You don’t have to shop at White House Black Market to look fashionable. You don’t have to spend $40 a shirt (and $600) later to look like a fashion pro. Shhhh, I never said it, but
sometimesoften I do browse through the Walmart clothing section. Sometimes I rummage through the thrift store to find the perfect American Eagle Outfitter top, or a beautiful Cato’s work dress that someone donated. I am a teacher, and as much as I wish I did, I don’t make a 6 figure income.
- Every day will not be perfectly put together. Sometimes I throw something together, look in the mirror, and my heart sinks a notch. I have had to learn that it is okay. Every day is not a fashion magazine stylist shoot, sometimes I can throw on my pj’s and say–you’ve earned it. Every day does not have to be a “perfectly put together” day.
TOP: Blue and White Striped Blouse– Walmart, PANTS: Black Skinny Jeans–Gap, JEWELRY: Blingy Bracelet–Walmart, SHOES: Ankle Boots–Bealls
TOP: Navy Blue Blouse– Burke’s Outlet CARDIGAN: Black Cardigan–Cato’s, PANTS: White Flare Jeans–JCPenney, JEWELRY: Silver and Black Necklace–Attached to the Blouse, SHOES: Navy Blue Glitter Shoes–JCPenney. (This picture is a little dark, so the blouse almost looks black. It is actually a navy blue.)
TOP: College Jersey Shirt– Hibbett Sports, PANTS: Denim Jeans–Cato’s, SHOES: Comfy Gray “Tennis” Shoes–JCPenney
TOP: Gray Shirt– Bealls, PANTS: Denim Jeans–Cato’s, SHOES: Black Dress Shoes–DSW, JEWELRY: Pink Earrings–Walmart
Most of you know I grew up on a tiny ranch. Last weekend I visited my parents’ ranch and this is their dining room. They have a wall of mirrors that actually hides a closetful of dining ware, and this is that mirror.
Now I will be closing up this post to head “to town” (when small town folks say this they usually mean they are going to a town that actually has a major supermarket in it) to pick up some medication. The flu has hit hard, and I have been taking everything natural I can possibly take to try to ward it off, if that is even possible? I think I have escaped with a simple sinus infection–thank goodness. I have tried to stay holed up in my little house just to escape all of the germs, but there isn’t a whole lot a teacher can do sometimes. I should have ordered a 10 gallon jug of hand sanitizer just to carry around with me, I have been using so much of it. Germs feel like zombies to a teacher sometimes. Meanwhile, I hope you lovely readers are feeling well and wonderful. Do you have any tips for healthy ways to boost this teacher’s poor immune system?? I sure could use some ideas!
Have a wonderful day!
Hub City Girl