we hit up the thrift store last week and woo-hoo everything was 60% off!
j found a helicopter and some balls. andrew found some dominoes. and i scored some cool shades and a blue blazer. all in all we walked out with all our stuff for under $10.
i took a picture of the blazer and then quickly noticed that my 10 extra lbs. are showing up. i played around with photoshop and found an action that’s called “4% thinner”. does my butt look 4% smaller?
i don’t know about you, but i could totally dress from the j. crew catalog. years ago i decided that my go-to outfit for work would be a dress. you don’t have to worry about matching anything, and it’s easy to pull on in a pinch. this year i invested in a couple of pencil skirts and cardigans from j. crew, my so-called “uniform”.
we have a very lax dress code at work (read: none at all) and you’d be surprised at what some teachers wear. we are talking jeans and flip flops, EVERY DAY, and others who look, for lack of a better word, unkempt. i’ve done it myself after seeing others do it, after dealing with one of THOSE mornings, so no judgment here (ok a little). i believe in casual fridays, but some get away with casual monday through friday, and it doesn’t help with garnering any respect for our profession. okay, so i’m sure i’ve angered a few of you teachers out there, but what about you non-teachers? without being too critical, what do you think is acceptable dress for teachers?
do email or comment. i’d love to hear.
i love fashion, but can i afford the “good stuff”? not really. i’m a teacher, remember? so let’s just say that i am not a snob when it comes to shopping. if i like it, and it’s affordable, and if i’ll use it, wear it, or eat it, i’ll buy it. yes, i have been curbing my spending, and trying very hard not to buy non-essentials, but it is sure hard to resist a good deal.
my go-to outfit in the summer is a dress. it’s light, non-restricting, and easy. when i headed into k*mart yesterday for detergent, i saw these:
the dress was $9.99, and the jacket rang up for $5.40. could you walk away? i think not. now i have been trying very hard to incorporate some color into a largely black and neutral wardrobe, and this fit the bill. but i did buy the dress in black, too. i know, i know. i have been trying to buy more quality things that last longer, but i will wear the heck out of these this summer. believe me.
so i wore it to lunch today.
and i don’t regret it.
perfect summer dress for miami, no? wait, miami you ask? yes, today while lunching here (on some very good, very unhealthy food), they were filming dexter. but…no dexter morgan sightings, darn it. just a bunch of trucks.
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