School started this week and overall...it's been pretty good. Of course, I've been a little stressed getting all my ducks in a row and making sure that I've covered all my bases for six different classes. BUT. I get to work at 7:45 and leave by 4:45. Every single day. This fact alone makes up for the fact that I now have to worry about Special Ed accommodations, preparing students for a state standardized test and having to manage the grades for over 150 students.
Not once this week (even with volleyball try-outs going on) did I ever regret or second-guess my decision. Nope. There is no doubt in my mind or heart that I made the right decision, not just for my family but for ME.
I love being in the classroom. I love having my own space. I love being a teacher.
But I also love wearing "real" clothes to work....and that's the most important thing, obviously. So without further ado, let the teacher fashion show commence.
My teaser Instagram picture of my accessories for the first day of school.
Shoes: $40 at DSW
Bracelet: birthday gift
Earrings: birthday gift (from Francesca's boutique)
Necklace: surprise vacation gift from Craig
Here is my super professional outfit for the first day of school.
Deep royal blue dress from New York & Company for $15!
(It was such a great deal that I bought it in black, naturally.)
Black dress capris from New York & Company - another great sale, they were two for one so I also have them in gray!
Shirt from The Limited
Necklace from Charming Charlie's
Heels....rescued from the depths of my closet and brought out of retirement.
Full disclaimer: No. The heels did not last all day at school. Here is the trick - heels in the hallway and slippers in the classroom.
All week long I got comments from students and teachers alike, all exclaiming how strange (but nice) it was to see me in "real" clothes and not athletic shorts and t-shirts. And let's be honest - I still totally love my comfy clothes, but it's nice to pull out all my fabulous dresses, heels and jewelry from my closet and show them off.