I am so sorry that I am two days late with this post. I’ve been battling my way back from being sick and I still have a nagging sore throat, I was swamped with grading on Tuesday afternoon/Wednesday morning, and on Thursday I treated myself with splurging on a salon cut and color. And now here it is, it’s Friday!
Thursday’s after class are nice for me because I get a bit of a break until I have to work at my bartending gig on Friday night. My weeks are a little different from most people. I don’t have a so-called “weekend.” I work at the bar on Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday mornings are filled with running errands, cleaning the house, or just sleeping in late and hanging out with my BF. I’m usually off on Sundays and my BF and I hang out and I do a little prep work for class–making sure that I’m ready for Monday and Tuesday’s lecture. I also like to pick out my outfits for Monday and Tuesday, as well. Monday mornings I work at my bar job, then I come home, make a quick dinner, change my clothes and depart for my evening class. I get home around 10:30 pm, decompress, and then it’s off to bed to get up at 5:00 am for Tuesday class.
After classes and office hours on Tuesday I have a bit of time before I have to go to work at my bar job. That’s usually when I try to do my outfit post from Monday night and usually try to take a nap. (This week I had to do lots of grading, though.) Wednesday mornings are one of my favorite days because I get to sleep in! I have the morning off to do errands and prep for evening class and Thursday morning class. That’s also when I like to pick out my outfits for Wednesday night and Thursday morning. It’s kind of an erratic schedule compared to most people.
I am happy to report that the atmosphere in my 2nd class on Tuesday was absolutely wonderful. I feel bad saying this, but many of the students who have negative attitudes and tend to bring the class down (the bad apples) were absent. We had a wonderful lecture. I didn’t feel like I was pulling teeth to get the students to respond to my questions and we were able to breeze through the lecture material. This is the first time that I have walked out of this class in such high spirits. I don’t know all the variables that caused the tension to disappear, but I really want to try to capitalize on it moving forward.
We are starting to experience more Fall-like weather here in Northeast Ohio. In the mornings when I leave for class, it is pretty crisp outside. Tuesday morning it was around 41 degrees while I was making my drive to work! It warmed up considerably as the day went on, when I left campus that afternoon it was in the mid-60′s. I looked rather silly walking out into the sunshine with my faux-leather jacket and lightweight scarf, but it was totally necessary that morning.
I thought that this outfit worked well for the weather. The 3/4 length sleeve on the sweater is great for the transition between seasons. Plus, it’s good for the 40-something degree’s of the morning and not too warm for the mid-60′s in the afternoon. The scarf helps with that, too. It’s lightweight enough that it doesn’t overwhelm me as the sun comes out, and I can always take it off if I get too warm. Even though the coral color of the sweater is a more Spring-y color, I thought warming it up with the tan trousers, penny loafers, and scarf made it seasonally appropriate.
Here are a few other ways that I’ve styled this sweater, scarf, and pair of pants in the past:
What do you think? Do you stray away from wearing certain colors in certain seasons or are you more “anything goes?” Sound off in the comments below.