Monday was a typical Monday in the sense that it is a work day for me. I have the pleasure of being able to sleep in a bit, but once I get up its all about setting myself up for success for the week. Slowly, but surely I make sure to re-read the chapters that I am lecturing over, prepare any last minute lecture notes or idea’s, make quizzes to take to the copy center or post online, complete any grading, look ahead to see what is upcoming that I need to prepare for, and pick out outfits for the week. And, in addition to all of that, I may do some chores around the house—-laundry, dishes, vacuuming, etc. I sometimes schedule dentist appointments, vet visits, and what not on Monday’s. I may also have to run to Wal-Mart or Target to pick up a few things, get gas, go to the bank, blah blah blah. I may even try to sneak in a little bit of blogging, making or editing a video, fun shopping, reading, sewing, lunch with friends, etc.
Monday’s are busy days. But, they are often days that are hard to quantify. Yesterday, I had a case of the Monday’s. Even though I had time to do what I wanted to do and Dancing with the Stars and The Blacklist are on t.v. I was just in a funk. There wasn’t anything wrong, I just felt meh. Does that ever happen to you? I just had that feeling of being in the rat race.
Every week is the same. I do this on Monday, volunteer on Tuesday then work at the bar, do this on Wednesday then have class, Thursday is date night—where are we going to go? What are we going to do? Class early on Friday, then a nap, then close down the bar. Sleep in on Saturday, a bit of time with the BF, close down the bar. Sleep in on Sunday—how late dependent on visiting parents, doing chores, going here, there, everywhere. Take a nap around 4, make a nice dinner, watch animation domination, wash, rinse, and repeat.
I am just feeling like I need a break. Routine is good, but there comes a point where it becomes too monotonous and I feel stifled. I am feeling that way now. Plus, the rainy and gloomy weather of Fall does not help my meh mood any. But, here is what I wore to class:
This top is also a great example of a piece that can really be a workhorse in your closet. Because of the style of the blouse, it is appropriate for work, but also can be worn in everyday life. When I am wearing it in a professional environment, I pin the layers together so that I am not showing too much. I also make sure to layer it with a cami or tank top to make it appropriate. There are a lot of colors in the top to pull from and work with. For this look, I went with some of the darker tones and paired it with the burgundy pants and navy blazer. I thought that this darker palette was very Fall appropriate. I grounded all of the color with brown pumps and small scale silver jewelry.
When I wore this top last week for date night, I layered it over the same burgundy cami, but I topped it with a mustard colored boyfriend cardigan. The oversized, slouchy cardigan tilted this blouse in a casual direction. Going with the warm toned colors, I wore skinny jeans and cognac colored flat riding boots. You can see that for a casual look I am letting more of the cami underneath show.
Here are a few other ways that I have styled this top in the past:
The top row are all casual outfits– I’m wearing jeans in each one. And, the bottom row are all work-appropriate outfits. Do you have a favorite?
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