Monday, April 14, 2014

{not a} suit, part II

tee by Lim Heng Swee, Gap
skirt, Calvin Klein Outlet
White House Black Market blazer, Goodwill
belt, J. Crew Factory 

    Some Mondays call for an obnoxiously pink belt - and a tee that mixes typewriters and chemistry. I haven't worn my pencil skirt for a while, so it was a refreshing change from jeans. I thought the graphic tee and pink belt added a playful touch.
    As of today, there are exactly 34 more days of school ... not that anyone around here is counting. ;) While I'm still focused on what I can do for my students as they near the end of fourth grade, I confess that my thoughts have turned to next year - I've found myself reflecting a lot on successes and, on the flip side, the routines, procedures, and instructional approaches that need rethinking and revising. It will be a mad rush from about now until the end of May - we've got May Day practices, state testing, a social studies project, and much more to accomplish.

   I know it's hard to tell, but {not a} is a *very* intermittent series, where I play around with conventional outfits, such as suits and twinsets. (It's named after the imaginative children's book "Not a Box" by Antoinette Portis.) Find my other {not a} suit here and my super-sparkly twinset here.


  1. The tee has a cute print on it :) I love printed tees and it mixes well with the structured suit :)

  2. What a great outfit! The combination of a graphic tee with suit-ish separates is perfect!

    dash dot dotty

  3. Echoing everyone else, the suit with graphic tee look is fantastic.

  4. Thanks, Kat! I love a good graphic tee, although at age 36 I'm trying to be more careful about what prints I buy ... some of them are obviously too young/cutesy for me!

  5. Thanks, dotty! I actually thought of you when I put this together - I think you are the queen of creating fun yet professional looks!

  6. Thank you, Megan! I really like pairing my pencil skirt with a more casual top.

  7. Aya - I prefer to pair my pencil skirt with a looser-fitting/drapey top, but other than that, anything goes! I've paired this skirt with a boho-style top, a top from India, and other tops that don't match the skirt in terms of dressiness. I think the juxtaposition is fun. Would love to see you style yours! :)


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