Yesterday was the last day of Summer 2015. However, I do believe that most people have already said goodbye to Summer. I’ve said this before, but I believe that most people feel as if the kids returning back to school at the end of August OR Labor Day in early September is the (unofficial) end of Summer. But, nope. It was yesterday. That means that today is the first day of Fall 2015.
I think that my outfit from yesterday is very Fall appropriate: green, tan, and brown. Over the weekend I was feeling very inspired and creative and I composed several outfits to wear in the coming week(s). This happens to be one of them. It also happens to feature the 2nd new blouse that I purchased at JCP in late August. I’ve paired this green sleeveless silky blouse with a dark brown skirt. I love the pleats in this skirt– it reminds me of way back when I was a cheerleader. This pleated skirt is much more professional, though. I toyed around with the idea of an oatmeal or a brown cardigan but ultimately decided to go with the khaki blazer. The sleeves of this blazer have a cream and tan striped lining, but I opted to unroll the sleeves completely for this look. I also had a few different shoe options.
I tried my nude pumps to tie in the lighter colored blazer and I liked the look, but I didn’t love it. I also tried my faux leopard printed pumps. Those were my favorite but as I took a closer look I realized that it may be time to retire those shoes–they were looking shabby. Then, I tried a darker shoe option for cohesiveness with the dark brown skirt. I have already worn my brown round-toe pumps so I was trying not to go that direction. I went with the pointy-toed brown pumps. Later, I switched into leopard print flats. (grin.)
Since I wore my hair flat-ironed straight, I opted to go with gold swirly earrings. I also chose a long gold necklace. I had also tried a shorter green necklace that looked great, but it wasn’t long enough. I have several necklace extenders but I couldn’t find any of them and I was starting to run out of time to get ready in the morning so I had to go with what was easier. I like the completed look, though.
I had a busy and rough day yesterday. I started with my 9 am class and then met with a student for 15 minutes after class for one-on-one instruction. I had to go directly from that location to a meeting at noon. I arrived 20 minutes early and was hoping that I could meet with 1 of the 3 people who I needed to talk with during my visit, but no luck. One was in a meeting, another was out to lunch, and the third one was out of the building. After my meeting I came home and had lunch while I talked with my Dad and Sister, respectively. I also tore my house apart looking for a piece of important information that I had scrawled down back in August to no avail.
I spent much of the afternoon grading and prepping for my evening class. It wasn’t long before it was time to get re-dressed, pack my dinner, and head to my evening class. It doesn’t start until 7:30 but I like to be on-campus around 6 pm. This gives me ample time to figure out what items I need to send to the copy center, prepare the next day lecture, grade papers, meet with students, etc. After class, I met with several of my students to answer individual questions and spent about 20 minutes helping one student with their homework assignment.
I was exhausted.
On the drive home I called my husband to hear about his day– he attended a special training session off-site. His phone battery was very low, so we weren’t able to talk for long. Once I was home we traded stories about our days and then watched 2 seconds of TV before brushing teeth and collapsing in bed.