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I’m not sure what Kermit the Frog was talking about when he said “it’s not easy being green” because I have found that it’s incredibly easy to wear green.  And, with my blonde hair it’s very flattering.  I have hazel eyes but when I wear green it tends to make them look more green than brown.  And, I can really make them look green when I wear green eye shadow.

Monday I wore a sleeveless kelly green blouse with a three-quarter sleeve gold cardigan.  I’ve paired these two items together last Fall in a casual outfit, here.  But, this time I went with my navy trousers.  I thought about wearing my tan pumps and a tan belt but it felt like I was starting to add too many elements to the mix.  Instead, I chose to keep the bottom half of the outfit monochromatic and streamlined and went with my navy pumps.  I did try to be a little outside of the box and go with gold toned jewelry even though the cardigan is a golden color.

Monday evening my students delivered their first speeches of the semester.  I thought that they add did very well and there were 4 A’s, 4 B’s, and then 6 C’s or lower.  They will be getting their grades back on Wednesday evening so they don’t know how they did yet.

Tuesday I went with an outfit that I had slated for Friday or Saturday because it’s more casual.  I had planned to wear a dress because it was calling for Spring-like temps on Tuesday but then I found out that it was going to be rainy and grey and I went the more casual route.

This shade of green is more of a drab or an olive green.  This has fast become one of my top three favorite colors– right behind red and purple!  At first I wasn’t sure about this top and how it mixes the lace shoulders with the casual nature of a hoodie with a kangaroo pocket.  But, it’s grown on me.  I even received two compliments– one on the outfit in general and one specifically on the color of the shirt.  I was feeling good!  I hadn’t worn my distressed jeans in a while and I felt like with the warmer temps it was a good day to pull them out.

So, there are two different “green” outfits for you in case you need some inspiration for St. Patrick’s Day next month.


Wednesday was the same story as Tuesday— I had a long exam in the morning and then class in the afternoon.  It was my M/W student’s exam period so I dressed casual, again.

May 10, 2016 T (m)

Just as in the inspiration photo, I paired a striped shirt with a mustard yellow cardigan.  I wore dark wash jeans and accessorized with a tan belt and the same shoes I wore Tuesday!  I added a layered gold necklace and the same earrings from the day before: small circles with a white and gold chevron print.  Hey, if it isn’t broken. . .

My Wednesday morning students were more excited and in more of a jovial mood on our last day.  I think it has to do with the fact that their class was smaller and their speeches took 2 hours and my Tuesday exam was nearly 3 hours!

My afternoon class also delivered their speeches between Tuesday and Wednesday.  I did need to meet with them on Thursday to do the final wrap-up, though.  I think I mentioned before that Spring Semester 2016 is over.  I do need to post final grades and turn in my attendance records.  I will probably do that over the weekend or on Monday.  It is due by Wednesday of next week.


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Jeans Day

This week is Exam Week!  I had an exam on Tuesday from 9-noon, and then class at 2.  Wednesday I had an exam from 10-noon, and then class at 2.  Today I only have class at 2 and that’s it for Spring 2016.  I have two meetings next week–one is a norming session that our scheduling coordinator leads for the Communication department and the other is a college-wide end of semester wrap-up meeting.

I’ve talked about this before, but for the last speech my students are required to dress professionally.  They deliver their persuasive speech as their exam instead of a written final.  This makes it nice for me because I grade their speeches as they are delivered so my grading is done and I don’t have to stress about grading a bunch of papers and posting their grades on-time.  There are some pro’s and con’s to this method and I’ve been thinking about changing it up for next semester.

Because it is the last day that I see my students and they are all dressed up, I take the opportunity to dress down.  I try not to go too sloppy or casual, but it’s a literal and figurative passing of the baton– the student becomes the master.

On Tuesday, I replicated this pin.  I’ve done this outfit before with skinny jeans and my ballet flats, but it wasn’t for school.  I wore it “off-duty.”  In the original photo, there is a mint sleeveless blouse with a kelly green cardigan and a turquoise statement necklace.  I don’t have a top in that color, so I wore a white long-sleeved t-shirt.  I also went with my turquoise bubble necklace and dark wash jeans.  I opted not to go with skinny jeans since they aren’t as comfortable and arguably too-tight for the workplace.  It wasn’t super warm out on Tuesday so I wore my tan booties.  I put these on my “wear-more” list a while back and I needed a slight heel with my jeans.  I am wearing a tan belt to go with my shoes, but you can’t see it in this picture.  I also went with small white post earrings with a gold chevron.  I thought that it paired well with the white t-shirt in my outfit.  When my husband saw me in my outfit he gave me a confused look and said, “You have class today, right?”  And then I re-iterated my philosophy.

In my afternoon class, one of the other teacher’s complimented my kelly green cardigan.  I’d be lying if I said it didn’t make me beam with happiness.  In fact, when I was creating an outfit I was surprised that I hadn’t worn this cardigan once during the semester!  Especially given the fact that green suits red hair extremely well.

May 10, 2016 T (m)

Even though it was the last day of class and I thought my students would have all been overjoyed and excited, they were not.  They were kind of whiny and really put a damper on my excitement for the end of the semester.  I love speech day— I find it to be very entertaining.  I learn a lot from my students and I see improvement and growth in them each time that they deliver a speech.  But, alas, it is their most hated day!  Oh well.