dress, Old Navy
cardigan, Gap Outlet
Cara graduated crystal earrings, Saks Off Fifth
D&Y scarf, Ross
This outfit was inspired by Kate's styling of the same dress at A Journey in Style. I initially thought about wearing it with my cobalt cardigan, but decided that yellow and an animal-print medley were more fun for the homestretch - Thursday of the week before Spring Break!
While my students are beyond excited and already dreaming about a week off, to their credit they worked really hard yesterday on their opinion writing. It was a lot of work to guide them to fill out their graphic organizers correctly - I sent many students back to their article many times to reread and locate text evidence. To recognize their hard work, I did dole out a Life Saver candy to each student who finished his or her graphic organizer.
I usually can't pull off belting over a cardigan; it makes me feel lumpy. But it's not so bad with the scarf. Admittedly, the outfit may have looked better minus leggings, but we've been enjoying a spate of cool, windy weather, and it makes me smile to be able to wear leggings, scarves and sweaters to work!
I bought these ear pins back in December, but haven't worn them until now. Like the online reviews say, they do need occasional adjusting, but are otherwise comfortable and a nice twist on earrings. I'm still on the hunt for a comfortable ear cuff. I did buy a cute one at Forever 21, but pinches so much that I can only wear it for an hour or two. I've settled for wearing it like a brooch or threaded through the buttonhole on a cardigan.