What I Wore:
White shirt: Target - $3
Skirt: Land's End - (gift, but it was $30)
Cardigan: NY&Co - $20
Shoes: Target - $30
Necklace: J.Crew via e-bay - $19.99 (as opposed to $150 in the store)
First, I took these pictures in my classroom. Usually, Fridays are crazy and I don't get home right away to take pictures and post. Fear not, I didn't misuse business hours--it was a half day yesterday and therefore a workday for us. Being the crazy organized beast that I am, I finished all of my mid-quarter progress reports and comments before they're due (okay, if you didn't catch that sarcasm about me being a crazy organized beast, let me clarify. It was sarcasm. However, I did manage to turn them in ahead of schedule). So, I snapped a couple pictures before I left for the weekend.
Also, I have been looking for a cheaper version of that J. Crew necklace ever since I saw the neon one in the store. I've had dreams about it. I've been giving evil envious glares to the bloggers who are lucky enough to own it already. I finally found some on e-bay...but I'm not 100% sure it's authentic J. Crew...but I'll take it. It works, and I would have paid $20 for a look-alike in a store. Win. Win.
Now, the good stuff.
None of my students know about my blog, so it amuses me that they notice what I'm wearing. I mean, I never wear anything too flashy or anything that distracts my already far too distractable students. I have a student who analyzes my outfits everyday before her class starts. It has evolved into a running joke with that class period and even some of the guys are in on the "oh my gosh Mrs. A, your outfit looks amazing today" comment train. Phrase of the day yesterday was "pop of color." They told me that without my cardigan, my outfit would have been matchy-matchy, and I must be some kind of expert with color.
Hey, I think they're right--if you look at a lot of my outfits, I tend to go neutral and matchy, but there's always something that stands out about the outfit to make it pop.
I would give them mad props for being so savvy, but this analysis occurred in the same week in which I wrote one of them up for eating glue in class.
Ya win some, ya lose some.