Here we go! The back-to-school countdown clock finally reached zero and on Wednesday I headed back for my 15th year of teaching. After a full summer of staying away from my typical summer yoga capris and tank tops it only seemed appropriate that I spent the final two (very cool, rainy) days of the summer in just that.
The first week of school is really like a slow introduction….meetings, work time, and longer lunches. I don’t usually dress up for our professional development/inservice days, so the next week is really an extension of my summer wardrobe. I will tell you that the adjustment back to work really kicked my booty this week. Between sleepless nights (thanks so my own mind running full speed and to Brynn adjusting to daycare and having some sleep issues) and getting used to a stricter schedule, I was pretty worn down by the weekend.
I knew today would involve an outdoor team building activity (this year it was putt-putt), school photos, and then unpacking boxes in my classroom, so I wanted to dress cute, but in something I could get some work done in and not be worried about getting dirty. I appreciate that the cut of the Tapered Tees, especially in stripes, feel more styled than a typical tee and I can skip accessories, but still feel pulled together.
Today I had a class in the morning on Movement in the Classroom, so I wanted to dress comfortable…1) because it’s so hard to sit in class if I’m uncomfortable….and 2) I thought we would probably get moving to model some of what we could do in class. Colorado is so insanely casual, so a lot of my coworkers wear workout gear to our inservice days. I tried to style it up a bit by adding a chambray around my waist and a watch to take a stab at the athleisure-chic look. As I was leaving, my 4-year-old asked why I was going to work in my PJs, so…. 🙂
Today’s agenda was a full day class, so hours and hours and hours of sitting. This dress was the natural choice in my closet for a day like that. I have worn this outfit a few times already, but I had my smallest seasonal wardrobe to date this summer and it really reinforced how great it feels to wear items I love over and over with no shame.
We had a weekend of soccer, groceries, food prep, laundry, pool, and catching up on rest. I was super casual all weekend and finally Sunday afternoon cleaned up a bit and put on an easy dress for the remainder of the day.
I’m starting to think more about fall and continuing my daily outfit posts. I always feel like a new season is a perfect time to change things up, so I’m looking for input from you all.
Do you have any interest in weekend outfits, or is work week style most interesting to you? I’d most likely split the week into two posts – one for work style, one for weekend style.
Is there anything specific you’d like me to include in my outfit posts? Styling thoughts? Rating of how I liked the outfit? Commentary about the day or what led me choose that outfit? Any other ideas that would make the posts more useful or interesting to you?
What about occasional posts where I show all of the ways I wore a certain item during a season?