A Kinda Christmas Fashion Tale

What I Wore: the first week back

It's a new month with a new series: What I Wore!




This has been unintentionally perfectly timed with my return to work.  I find it really hard to dress for those first couple weeks as temperatures here fluctuate so much; you need a jacket in the morning and then by late afternoon you're wishing you were in a bathing suit by the pool. Therefore layers is key for me.



That back to school picture is one of my favourite things to do on the first day.  I love looking back and seeing how much the kids have changed but also looking back at what I wore and how much style has changed.  Although, I wished I would have snapped those pictures more consistently. My first day back outfit this year had to be versatile: I had to look nice for that important first impression, I had to have layers, not knowing how the room temperature would be and I had to be able to change after my morning so I could comfortably get errands done in the afternoon.

So again, I reached for the Aritzia skirt that I got so many miles out of this summer.  I posted about it last month, details are here.   This skirt was picked because I could easily layer it with a fun blazer and and then simply add a flowy tank top for my afternoon and switch out my shoes.  Results? I am very happy with this outfit and don't be surprised if variations of it keep being repeated.

I actually went back in my archives to see what I wore on the first day last year, and I kinda like that outfit too.  You can see it here.  Come to think of it, I also really like my hair in that post too.  Yup, with fall comes the urge to change the colour. Again.  And because I had two days with students, you get my second day outfit, which I kinda like but don't really love.  This dress makes me want to go vintage with bold red lips and a fun updo.  Will re-think this one.  I would also like to note that I'm trying to wear a different shoe whilst teaching this semester. I did it for first semester last year and I'm not sure if my students noticed and/or cared.  Ah well, I had fun.





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Comments

  1. I really love your first day outfit! I need to take pictures of mine so I can post them. It's fun to be able to look back through the years!

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  2. Living on Cloud Nine06 September, 2016 21:44

    Fabulous first day look Mrs. "Would've been my favorite teacher!" Adore.that.skirt!!! AND YOU!!

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  3. Every time you post an outfit with that skirt I love it even more give me style AND comfort. Love the polka dots too!

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  4. Perfect first day look! That is such a great skirt! Love your floral jacket paired with it!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  5. That skirt is on my wish list.

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  6. So, so cute! I love the floral jacket!

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  7. I really love that skirt. And the jacket. Just love the whole look.

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  8. Your skirt is so so cute!! And so is your door mat, haha!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  9. Love that skirt! and I liked your shoe adventure last year...keep it going lady!

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  10. I love both outfits! They look comfortable for these busy days:) I totally feel you on the bold lip on the second one, always a classic with black and white!

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  11. I love that skirt in the first outfit--it's so comfy looking but still really professional. I agree, layers are key right now--temperatures are all over the place here too!

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  12. I love that you did that with the shoes last year! What a fun teacher you must be!

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  13. That is a great skirt! From farm animals (old post) to the classroom, I say you have a winner! I also liked your casual look from last year, I just love those pants and the comfort that comes with them. :) Hope yo are all adjusting well to your new routine, we are slowly (very slowly) getting there.

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  14. This was the perfect first day look! I agree, it's always so hard to dress during in between seasons, but you definitely hit it out of the park!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  15. Love this floral blazer, lady- super cute on you!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  16. What a versatile skirt! I am absolutely loving that floral blazer too! What a stylish teacher!

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  17. That skirt is so fantastic. And that floral blazer? Yes please.

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  18. Really like that grey wrap skirt, and the floral blazer is so fun with it! :) Both are really nice outfits :)


    Hope your first week back went well!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  19. Thanks! I can't wait to try my cape blazer!

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  20. I can totally picture it being something you would wear

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  21. I think our closets would get along well.

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  22. Thanks...I'm glad its over and done with!

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  23. So hard to dress when it's like this, but layers are fun, so there's that.

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  24. Challenge accepted, going to wear only that skirt and style it with everything.

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