flats- old navy
tights- we love colors
dress- alternative apparel
pearl earrings- my momma made 'em
So this outfit is very similar to the one I wore Sunday to lounge around the house. Except that I wore it to sub today.
...Oh. My. God, y'all. I am more convinced than ever that teaching is just not for me and god bless those of you who are dedicated to it. I originally thought I was subbing for a secretary in the guidance office. WRONG. Instead, I was a one-on-one aide for a special ed girl who quite frankly doesn't need a one-on-one aide, and who doesn't get along with her usual aide (aka- the lady I was replacing). Ugh. I just typed out a whole paragraph of gripes and then deleted them because what is the point of filling the world with more negativity, but let's just suffice it to say that the girl ended up warming up to me quite well and that the special education program at my old high school is an incredily frustrating thing.
So yeah. Here's my first subbing outfit. Even with it on, one teacher thought I was a student and I heard a girl ask her friend, "Is that a kid or what?" to which her friend replied, "I don't know. It's wearing stockings but...they're red..." (Also, love that I am officially an "it.")
I asked my parents, both of whom are retired teachers, if there was anything wrong with my outfit, but they both said no. Still, next time I think I am going to have to wear my hair up and some lipcolor, or high heels or something? And definitely plain, black tights next time. Oh well. You live and you learn, right?
PS- Let's not even talk about that cardigan. I am embarrassed for myself.
PPS- The tights: I have mixed feelings. On one hand, they are superb, superior quality, as everyone says. On the other, I am super disappointed with the color. The guide on the website made these tights appear to be a simple, true red (kind of like how they look in the pictures), but in person they are quite indisputably pink! I understand that the color guide says that the colors might not be exactly the same, but there is a big difference between red and pink, people.