Well, today was my official “last day of school” before the surgery on my foot…
…And quite honestly, I’m more than a little bit sad. I am planning on going back the last week although when I saw the surgeon this afternoon she wasn’t exactly super excited about that because I can’t risk any bumps to the foot while the bones are healing. I assured her that I’d take the elevator up to my room, and that once I got there I wouldn’t leave my chair. She agreed that as long as I do exactly that and wear my boot (as if I wouldn’t) she’ll okay it.
Some of you might be wondering, “Why go back at all if it’s just for one week?” For one thing, as all of you who work in education know, the last week is a flurry of paperwork and general wrapping up the year. There are things that simply need to be done. That’s not the main reason though.
If you’ve been a regular reader of the blog for awhile then you know that I absolutely love my job. I love my kids like they’re my own. I want to be able to spend that last week with them so that we can say our proper goodbye’s for the summer. It’s also the last time I’ll be with my 8th graders as they will be leaving me to go to high school, and one of those 8th graders is quite honestly, my favorite young human being of my teaching career. I know, we’re not supposed to have favorites, but hey, it happens. Trust me, if you met him, you’d love him too. Therefore, that last week is particularly important to me. I want to be there to soak it all in and enjoy what will be for me, the end of one of the most memorable and special eras of my teaching career.
Who knew when I picked up these silk joggers on clearance for a mere $8 a few years back they would end up lasting through so many outfits? This one was one of my favorites. The real meat of this look though, is the layering. I’m pretty sure in this case I took it to the expert level.
First, the lace cami is obviously too low cut for work. The remedy for that? A super lightweight tank top underneath the cami. The next quandry was it was a bit chilly so I needed a top layer with a little heft, but not too much since it is May after all. Enter the duster cardigan. After putting it on I decided it needed a little something else soooo…I layered a sleeveless duster underneath the original. Still with me? It was the perfect amount of layers for a cool spring day and for keeping the girls under wraps too.
Speaking of outfits, take a minute to check out the spot on boho look that Amy at Stylin’ Granny Mama put together after being inspired by my boho skirt and graphic tee outfit from a few weeks back. She nailed it!
When you’re considering layering several pieces, keep these three things in mind:
- The weight of the material that each piece is made of. You don’t want to appear bulky. Here is an example of a winter look that was plenty warm minus the bulk.
- The colors; contrast, match, intentionally mismatch. Pick your poison, but do it with intent. I love the contrast in this outfit.
- The textures and/or prints. Be sure that the pieces your pairing work well together visually and that they create an interesting visual impact. This look has both a mix of textures and print.
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