It's only October 4th, but it already feels like it should be December! Not weather wise of course, but with the amount of work put in already this school year, I eellike it's been longer than 4 weeks since the doors first opened. Blog posts might be few and far between, but I promise I'll get them out to you!
Anyone else yearning for fall weather? I am! I'm so sick of this hot, humid weather and not being able to break out my favorite clothing item ever-the cardigan. I am OBSESSED with them! I keep telling myself that I have enough and I need to stop buying so many, but stores just keep selling new ones so I just keep on buying them. They are so comfortable, and I like to get them extra large so I can burrow into them. I have one in white and one in black, but for the most part I like getting different colors to make a simple outfit pop. My favorite outfit is a black dress or black pants and a simple t-shirt, then throwing a colored cardigan on over it with some jewelry. Such a simple-but cute-outfit! I also like throwing one on with jeans and a top for a casual night out.
I have some of my favorite cardigans below that I'm just itching to buy! I feel like the cardigan is a closet staple for everyone, but for a tired teacher looking to be professional and cute at the same time, they are the best to wear! I cannot wait for the weather to cool down enough so I can wear mine without suffering from heat stroke.
Teachers, what are go-to closet staples?? Comment below!
OKAY. So when I first started doing observation hours in college, I always wore pants. Black slacks, gray slacks, khakis, and jeans on days we were allowed. Pants were easier to move around in, and I have so many shirts that I never had an issue matching a cute top with one of the pairs of pants.
Then one day, the unthinkable happened- my alarm didn't go off.
Ensue panic. I leaped out of bed, and in true female fashion, managed to brush my teeth, throw my hair up in a pony tail, and started doing my make-up pretty much at the same time. I raced out of my bathroom and ran to my closet; alas, all my pants were dirty and my shirts needed to be ironed. Without thinking twice, I grabbed a dress, threw it on, slipped on a pair of sandals, and raced out the door.
Since then, I've never looked back.
I was in a kindergarten classroom for my last two semesters, and spent a lot of time sitting criss cross on the floor doing reading groups, circle time, stations, etc. I always felt like dresses would be too hard to maneuver in working with the little ones. Boy, was I wrong. Dresses are so much easier, not to mention a blast to style and work great when you want that extra the minutes of sleep. I can throw on a jacket or cute scarf in the winter, or style it with cute jewelry and sandals in the summer time. I almost never have to iron them, and I don't have to spend ten minutes trying to find a shirt to match the pants. And when I'm bloated? True lifesaver.
I found this dress on Red Dress Boutique, and lemme tell you, I fell in LOVE. The length is long enough that I don't feel uncomfortable, but not too long where it makes me look shorter than my already short 5'2" frame. The pattern is so fun, too! I think this will be my Back to School outfit!
What are your classroom go-to outfits? Don't be afraid to make that classroom your runway!