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Thursday I copied this outfit from Pinterest.  It’s another one of those outfits that consists of a lot of basic pieces that many women have in their closets— black skinny jeans, brown ballet flats, a grey t-shirt, brown belt, stud earrings, and a patterned scarf.  I love the casual nature of the outfit and the comfiness of the pieces but that it still looks pulled together.

As you can see, I duplicated it almost exactly.  My one departure was with the neck ware.  I have lots of scarves but not one that closely resembled the color or pattern of the inspiration photo.  I chose to skip the scarf and instead went with a long necklace with a locket watch in a bronze-gold color.  I thought that helped to tie in the cognac brown belt and brown ballet flats.  I went with silver cluster earrings that I thought paired well with the grey t-shirt and opted to go with my silver watch because it went nicely with the silver in the earrings, the grey of the t-shirt, and the silver belt buckle.  This outfit is a mash-up of different metals and neutrals but I still think that it looks cohesive.  What do you think?

-Carla

The past three outfits I’ve worn have followed the formula of colored pant + grey top.  The first outfit of this formula I wore to class on Wednesday evening.  I liked the outfit and I had only worn it for a few hours so I wore it to work on Thursday with a few modifications.

Wednesday evening I based my look on this pin, here.  I paired my purple ankle length pants with a grey top, statement necklace, and silver shoes.  I didn’t use a cardigan with a black shirt underneath for my look, but I think the feeling of the outfit is the same.  This is the “dressed up” version.  When I wore it to work on Thursday I went with a silver pendant necklace and purple ballet flats.  Otherwise, it’s pretty much the same outfit.

Friday I based my colorful bottoms and grey top off of this pin, here.  Although she has paired her sparkly silver top and grey cardigan with a red pencil skirt I achieved my look with red trousers.  My pants don’t have any belt loops so I didn’t add a skinny silver belt to my look, but I did finish the look off with my silver shoes.

I received a lot of comments on my top!  A few random strangers that I passed in the hallway at work took the time to comment on their approval and one co-worker said that she loved my shiny shirt.  It gave me the warm fuzzies.

-Carla

 

This week is the start of Spring Semester 2017.  I am extremely happy to be back in the classroom.  But, I am also a little nervous.  I am going to be working full-time (40 hrs.) 8-5 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday through Saturday.  I am off on Wednesday and Sunday.  The class that I am teaching is on Monday and Wednesday evening at 7:30-8:45.  The one great thing is that my junior college is expanding and has opened a satellite campus that is almost in my backyard– my commute time to school is now 10 minutes.

Wednesday was our first day of class since Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  I may have mentioned this before but I am doing things totally different this semester.  Starting my new job back in August was beneficial to me because for the first 6 weeks I was back in the classroom.  I was reminded of what that environment is like and the struggles that you deal with as a student.  It caused me to re-think my approach to teaching and how I structure my course.  So, I did a total overhaul.  I want it to be less technical and focus more on giving the students lots of practice speaking in front of others– after all that is the main goal of the course.  I have taken out a good handful of chapters of assigned reading in favor of more hands-on type of activities.  And, those chapters will still be in the textbook for the students who want a deeper or broader knowledge base.  I’ll keep you posted and let you know how this new philosophy works out.

I went with what I consider to be a very “teacher” type of outfit— pencil skirt, cardigan, scarf, and round toe mary jane shoes.  My outfit was based on this pin here, albeit in a different color palette.  I liked the outfit well enough but I am not sure how flattering it is to my figure.  I think that the cardigan worn buttoned up like that looks boxy and a tad frumpy.  And, I thought that my hair looked better than I think it does in these photo’s.

Oh well, I guess.

-Carla