Well friends, this is it. The day that kids and teachers eagerly await…
…Yep, it’s the last day of school. Wait, whaaattt??? I swear to God it feels like the first day was just last week. I’ve lamented before about the speed at which life seems to go by the older you get. I believe it’s exacerbated by the fact that I work in public education. We literally live and die by the calendar. The start of the school year, the end of the school year, midquarter grades, quarter grades, Christmas break, the PSSA testing window, etc. etc. The lives of teachers revolve entirely around the passage of time. Hence, I feel like that makes the time go by more quickly when we’re so focused on the next important date on the school calendar.
While I am looking forward to the luxury of sleeping later and getting things done at my own pace, I know that by about three weeks into June I’ll be over it. I get bored; not for lack of things to do mind you. I just kind of start missing work. And I absolutely despise not knowing what damn day it is. Yes, I know…look at a calendar dummy. But I mean waking up in the morning and thinking, “Oh, it’s Tuesday,” when in actuality it’s Saturday.
I know, there are people out there thinking, “Awww…you poor baby. You get to sleep in, do what you want and still get a paycheck. Sucks to be you.” True to a certain extent, but hey, don’t hate on me because I chose a career with some pretty sweet perks. I actually love my job and enjoy going to work. And I like the routine. In all honesty though, teachers (at least those of us who do our job right) really and truly do need a chunk of time off to regroup and recharge. Don’t believe me? Go out and round up about 25 twelve and thirteen year olds (or in my case twelve of them, but with a wide range of special needs). Then shut yourself in a room with them for 7 1/2 hours and during that entire time keep them entertained, well-behaved, and while you’re at it, teach them some stuff. Or maybe try it with a room full of six year olds who aren’t sure how to wipe their noses and can’t tie their shoes. Now repeat that over and over and over again for 183 days. And then have the state test them to see exactly how much you taught them while you were keeping them entertained and well behaved. Do you need a few months off yet? I’m not complaining nor am I looking for a pat on the back. That’s just the reality of it and sometimes that gets forgotten in the flood of negativity that society gets caught up in.
When I realized the other day that this was the last week of school, I figured I had better bust out a tulle skirt for one last go round because my summer doesn’t involve a whole lot of tulle wearing. Whenever I wear one of my tulle skirts, I always pair it with something a little more boyish or tough. In this case the camo tee shirt and men’s leather belt did the trick. This was especially important because the sandals are definitely super feminine too so the top half had to tone down the sugar on the bottom half. **Side note: the skirt is actually ivory/cream colored. It has a greenish tint in some of the shots because of the shady spot I was standing in…
A tulle skirt is another one of those items that aren’t necessarily the most flattering figure wise. They are super pretty and feminine in my opinion, but they do tend to make your hips look like the broad side of a barn. A very fancy girly barn, but a barn nonetheless. Even a tulle skirt that isn’t floofy will add size. All of my tulle skirts lay pretty flat and the tulle is drapey as opposed to stiff, but the fluffy look is part of the deal. Adding a belt is important for some definition and shape; or you can knot a shirt at the waist like I did here for the same effect. Speaking of tops, whatever top you choose needs to be more fitted as to play down the volume of the skirt. And as I said above, it’s also good idea to add something masculine or maybe edgy like ankle boots or a moto jacket.
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