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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.

Linking up with the ladies from the Blended Blog- every Wednesday in September we'll be showcasing outfits that we put together.  Link up with us today!


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  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!

  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!!

  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!

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

    Doused In Pink

  5. That skirt is on my wish list.

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

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

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

    pumps and push-ups

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

  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!

  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!

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

  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.

  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!


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

    Le Stylo Rouge

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

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

  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

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

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

  21. I think our closets would get along well.

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

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

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


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