Thursday was one of my long days, but not my longest day! I wake up around 6:30am to shower, get ready, eat breakfast, and get out the door by 8:15 to make it to campus around 8:40-8:45. This gives me a few minutes to log in and check my e-mail one last time right before class starts and to print any last minute documents that I need. I try to be in my classroom about 15 minutes before the start of class in case my students need to talk to me about any individual concerns.
I am getting more used to my break between my morning and afternoon class and figuring out how to fill the time with productive activity and be mindful of other teachers who may need access to the computer.
My outfit inspiration came from this pin on J’s Everyday Fashion blog. I immediately knew when I saw it that I could easily re-create a version of it with items currently in my closet. I started with the “statement” turquoise and silver earrings. Next came my turquoise blazer. That part was easy. Underneath, she is wearing light-colored neutrals and that is what I attempted to do. I tried this with khaki pants, too and it looked o.k. but they needed to be ironed and I didn’t feel like doing it! Instead of going with grey and white or white/cream on white, I went for a more oatmeal color palette. I tried to keep the same vibe by going monochromatic and letting the earrings really be the focal point.
Ordinarily, with an outfit with warm neutrals like tan, oatmeal, and cream I would have opted for gold toned jewelry, but since the focus is supposed to be the statement earrings and they are turquoise and silver my hand was forced in that direction. But, I think that it makes for an interesting twist and challenging my notion that certain colors can only go with gold or silver jewelry. Also, the layering was perfect for a cold wintry day in the northeast!