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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.

Teal blazer: Target. Turquoise and silver earrings: Wal-Mart. Cream cami: gift. Oatmeal cardigan: Old Navy. Silver bracelet: gift. Silver watch: Fossil. Tan trousers: NY&Co. Nude pumps: Wal-Mart.

Teal blazer: Target. Turquoise and silver earrings: Wal-Mart. Cream cami: gift. Oatmeal cardigan: Old Navy. Silver bracelet: gift. Silver watch: Fossil. Tan trousers: NY&Co. Nude pumps: Wal-Mart.

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!

_carla

Neutral

Sometimes outfit ideas pop into my head randomly.  But when I put all the components together it just doesn’t work!  That is what happened to me this week.  Wednesday evening after dinner I was getting everything ready for Thursday– packing my lunch, putting the right folders and papers in my bag, and picking out my outfit.

In my mind, I had created an outfit with my brown cardigan that I received for Christmas, my A-line khaki skirt, khaki and white polka dot infinity scarf, brown fleece-lined tights, and tan riding boots.  But, when I put this all together the colors didn’t work out.  The cardigan is more of a milk chocolate and the tights are a dark chocolate.  The skirt and the scarf didn’t mesh well, either.  And then there was the tan/cognac color of the riding boots.  So, I went in a different direction.  I scrapped the idea of the brown cardigan and pulled out a dark brown turtleneck sweater.  My BF suggested a white sweater.

I tried on one white sweater at his insistence, but the sweater hit at the wrong place on my hips for the outfit.  Also, it was still really weird with the brown tights.  Then, I tried my other white sweater and it was much better!  To solve the problem of the brown tights, I swapped them out for nude tights.  Here is the final version of this outfit:

White sweater: gift. Infinity scarf: NY&Co. (gift.) Gold watch: Target. Gold earrings: Wal-Mart. Gold bracelet: Versona. Khaki skirt: thrifted. Nude tights: Wal-Mart. Tan riding boots: Target.

White sweater: gift. Infinity scarf: NY&Co. (gift.) Gold watch: Target. Gold earrings: Wal-Mart. Gold bracelet: Versona. Khaki skirt: thrifted. Nude tights: Wal-Mart. Tan riding boots: Target.

I did a little better with handling my schedule on Thursday.  I think that it was due to the fact that I went to bed early on Wednesday.  It’s not so much the getting up early part, it’s the fact that my day is sort of long and drawn out.  The gap in between my classes is juuuuuust long enough to be annoying.  I get bored and tired, but not long enough for me to do anything truly productive.  If I would go home I would only have an hour before I would have to depart.  I plan on using this time to do schoolwork.  Or, I might read and/or blog.  We’ll see how it goes.

Do you like this outfit?  I have neutral feelings towards it.  (See what I did, there?)

-Carla

Sorry for the absence lately.  I’ve had to shift my focus to other area’s of life.  I got off schedule with outfit postings last week, and I had intended to catch up by posting Friday’s outfit on Monday, Monday’s outfit on Tuesday, and Wednesday’s outfit on Thursday and then be back on schedule to post Friday’s outfit on Saturday or Sunday.  But, then things got in the way.

It went like this:

Wednesday morning was business as usual, then I went to class, came home and had dinner with the BF.  Then, we settled in on the couch for some t.v. watching and hanging out.  Around 9 p.m. he got a call that a close family member was being taken to the E.R.  From that point on, everything sort of got jumbled up.

Updates on the situation were coming about every 2 hours or so, and that made sleep hard to come by.  Also, the family member was being transferred to a larger hospital closer to our home, so we offered our place as a safe haven.  This meant that we needed to do a little sprucing up.  Since we weren’t sleeping anyway, we tidied up the house.

Thursday I was off and the day was devoted to going to the hospital and visiting with family.  I did manage to finish up some grading while sitting in the hospital that I needed done for Friday morning, though.

Friday morning came very early and I barely had the energy to get up and drag myself to class.  Luckily, we watched video speeches and discussed them.  My students were fairly good that day and since I was passing back outlines I let them out about 30 minutes early to allow any students who wanted to conference with me class time to do so.

Thankfully, I had time to come home and take a nap before going in to work at the bar.  We were busy that night which was good because it makes time go by faster and I make money.  I went to bed around 2 a.m. that night and had to get up somewhat early to get my hair done.  I tried out a new salon on the recommendation of a friend.  Getting my hair done is a time consuming process and I had just enough time when I returned home to change and grab a bit to eat before going in to work and closing down the bar.  Saturday night was just as busy as Friday, but it was a lot harder to get through because I was exhausted.

Sunday I was able to sleep in and wake up without an alarm which is one of my guilty pleasures!  But, once I was up I had a lot to get done!  I immediately put a load of laundry in the wash, cooked some eggs and toast for breakfast, did a bit of grading, and then went to the gym.  I haven’t been to the gym in quite a while so I really had to slog through the workout, but I am getting back to it and that’s what’s important.  After the gym, I showered and we got ready to go visit with family at the hospital.  We arrived around 2:30 and stayed until 6 pm or so.  The plan was to come home and have short ribs for dinner, do another load of laundry, and some more grading.

But, the short ribs take a few hours and so we had to come up with another plan.  Instead, we grabbed a quick breakfast for dinner at Cracker Barrel and then came home.  Instead of doing any grading or laundry I crashed on the couch!

Guess what I am doing today?  If you guessed laundry and grading, you get an A for reading comprehension.  Also, I am playing with my new hairstyle.  Ideally, I would like to make a quick trip to the gym, but that’s up in the air right now.

That’s a lot of words up there and if you made it to this point: congrats.  Here are the outfits that I wore last week on Wednesday and Friday:

White sweater: gift. Turquoise bubble necklace: Ebay. Bracelets: gift. Gold watch: Wal-Mart. Khaki ankle length pants: Wal-Mart. Penny loafres: Old Navy.

White sweater: gift. Turquoise bubble necklace: Ebay. Gold leaf earrings: ? Bracelets: gift. Gold watch: Wal-Mart. Khaki ankle length pants: Wal-Mart. Penny loafers: Old Navy.

November 7, 2014 F (g)

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Carla