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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.

-Carla

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.

-Carla

P.S.  Please check out my latest YouTube video:

 

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.

-Carla