Whoa there! Just slow down! Let's take it one week at a time, and for now, it's still late summer on the West Coast, time to be ready to switch between crisp mornings with a hint of chill and almost sultry afternoons. These are the weeks when my kids would invariably lose a sweater or hoodie on the school playground, needing it for the morning walk to school but forgetting about it completely in the noon heat.
I play the same layering game, but I try to be more mindful of bringing the top layer back home . . .
And I try to dress, at least that first day, to show my new students that I'm approachable, somewhat au courant, perhaps even worldly, with maybe a little street awareness if not quite savvy, and that I take my work seriously -- all without trying to deny my age, which, quite frankly, I see as an asset in terms of accruing experience and knowledge, no?
You've seen this dress on its own before. It's light and cool enough for the classroom's afternoon heat -- all silk, lining included, by Designers Remix (Charlotte Eskildsen).
The jacket is in its 3rd year now and has more than earned its keep as a quick way of lending a bit of authority -- Smythe.
For a better view of the pink Fluevogs, see this post, written waaaay back in August 2007, or this one, from 2010. I love that I'm still wearing these, albeit only several times a year, 9+ years after I bought them!
That puts me in good company at Patti (Not Dead Yet Style) has set her title/theme this Visible Monday as Reworking Old Faves. It certainly makes dressing easy! Be sure to check out her post, and have fun visiting the many bloggers who are making themselves visible this week. Especially don't miss Une Femme, with one of the most imaginative style posts I've ever seen -- she rocks the classic glam in Rome!