Thursday, September 22, 2011

Oh You Fancy, Huh?

I'll admit teaching isn't the most fashion forward career. While we're reminded at every staff meeting to "look as professional as possible" it seems that for some it just may not be possible. (Do the words "Christmas sweaters" and "cropped pants" bring up horrible memories for others as well?)

Also, teaching in a school with uniforms is makes one falsely overconfident, since no matter what you wear you'll definitely be in something cuter that uniforms. *shudder*

So I'm determined not to let the low fashion expectations of others bring me down. I'm planning on bringing a little Jackie O. into this little ol' place. My first stop? j.crew.com, where I'm determined to use the paycheck that I have no time to spend. The best find:

Caroline dress, $69.99 (sale)
Now that I'm teaching middle school instead of kindergarten, I've decided that it may be appropriate for heels to find their way into my wardrobe rotation. Plus, the clickity-clack of heels on linoleum saves me from having to say "Please stop talking, because I am right behind you."

Natch, Target has come through for me with some awesome 2.5", non-leather finds, like the Euna heel....

in leopard....


...black...

...and brown.
You may ask why I need a pair in every color, to which I would have to treat you like one of my students and demand that you put your hand down and stop asking so many questions.

I think my ploy to become Best Dressed Teacher of the Year is working, since my other extremely tall and intimidating student T. came up to me the other day, twirled my ponytail in a circle, and said "Ms. G, I seen you walking down the hall in that dress lookin' all faaaancy."

Mission. Accomplished. 

1 comments:

Shae Majors said...

girl you are fancy!!!!!! I love the shout out to jackie O!

Wanted to let you know mama nancy and I are proud of you for not succumbing to the pressures of pajamas and frumpiness. I mean someone has to teach these kids what not to wear ;)

Also greeeeeat find on the j.crew dress! You better post a pic of you wearing it!!!!!!! I miss your beautiful face, but I know you are where you're supposed to be!

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