As you may recall, this gal is a workin’ girl now days.
Let me clarify. Not a “working girl” but a girl who is working…as a substitute librarian in a long-term assignment. So I have had lots of occasions to get dressed up, kinda, for work. Today I am going to share a couple of the outfits I have worn to school over the past couple of days.
But before I get into what I have been wearing to work, I have to share something that made me laugh at work. I was subbing at Dr. Green Elementary for Beverly, and had a class come in for a quick lesson and book checkout. Among the books that the kids returned was this little cutie.
Does that haunted house look familiar?
I knew that I had I picked my ‘fashion haus’ for it’s quaint, lop-sided, avant garde charm – so very representative of my unique fashion sense. But I thought I might be the only one who would recognize what seems to me to be the obvious haute couture of this abode.
Au contraire, mon cheri!
My fashion haus is featured on the cover of a book.
Granted, not a book on fashion but a book nonetheless.
That haunted business just adds a little more flair to an already fabulous maison de la mode.
Honestly, would you expect anything else from moi?
And then this week I saw the same book at the Guerrero library where I am working long-term.
It’s apparently ha-ha-haunting me!
Now, let’s get down to business. A look at some of my early fall outfits. I am participating in the GYPO Fall Style 2015 Challenge and this was my Day 3 outfit. The ingredients were:
Long Cardigan + Chambray Shirt + Plaid Scarf + Black Jeans + Riding Boots
Here’s the shopping rundown on my outfit. Loft boyfriend cardi, similar, Loft chambray shirt, similar, Loft black straight jeans, exact. Riding boots from Belk (a souvenir from a trip to visit my mom in Lexington), similar, and scarf from Charming Charlie’s. I liked this outfit a lot. Felt very comfortable in all of the pieces but would never, ever have paired brown boots with black jeans (nor tucked said jeans into said boots) before I started doing challenges with Alison.
Later in the week, I put together my own version of the Day 4 outfit.
Blazer + Printed Blouse + Long Necklace + Gold Flats
My blouse is from Loft, last fall. Similar here and here. Khaki blazer, last fall as well, from Chadwick’s, similar here and here. Origami Owl necklace. Instead of pairing my blouse and blazer with jeans, I dressed it up a little with a pair of black custom stretch trousers, Loft, exact, and my matte black pumps from Kohl’s.
These pictures are a truer representation of the colors in my blouse. The bathroom lights really changed the colors in the first pictures above. I have worn the blouse with a magenta or fuchsia cardigan in the past but liked the blazer. That Alison never ceases to amaze me!
Here’s a picture in the better lighting of the Guerrero Elementary faculty bathroom.
Crazy how much fuller my hair looks in the bathroom at school. And longer. I need to spend more time in the bathroom.
I wore Day 6 to church on Saturday night. Had every intention of wearing a dress but at the last minute decided to put together the OOTD (Outfit of the Day).
Chambray Shirt + Long Cardigan + Plaid Scarf + Olive Pants + Ankle Boots
Ooops! Just now reading/seeing that I should have worn ankle boots. Please disregard my leopard pumps.
In fact, I am not sure if these pants are olive either. Maybe I just made up my whole outfit.
Kinda the way I roll. I am the un-readingest librarian ever.
Again, I would never, ever, ever have put all of these random colors together.
But that Alison.
She has a sense about these things.
And Charming Charlie’s just happened to sell a scarf that pulled all of these crazy colors, whatever they are, together.
The mother of all hot flashes struck just as we were leaving for church so I pulled up my hair (rather than pull off any of my layers) and asked PC to capture that rosy glow for you in a picture.
Chambray shirt from JCPenney, similar. Loft jeans in muckledy-dun brownish-olive, similar. And with this post, I just learned how to spell muckledy-dun, a word my mother uses quite often. And I realized that I have mispronounced muckledy-dun all my life. Purpley-plum boyfriend cardi from Loft, similar. My leopardo pumps wanna-be-ankle-boots from DSW, similar, similar.
The babies at Guerrero has been so super sweet. I have had random little girls (random in that they don’t know me from Adam, and vice versa) passing me in the halls say how they like the way I dress.
And kids who have come to the library with their teachers, who are meeting me for the first time EVER, mention that they like my shoes or my scarf.
Absolutely so sweet.
And the other day, when I subbed in my former school Moye, my girls Monica and Arlene, gave me big hugs of welcome back. Then they started giggling. They were about to ask me about my shirt but instead just commented that maybe I had posted my signature bathroom pic with info about my shirt.
I was wearing this Old Navy shirt.
People are so sweet.
I am so blessed every single day.
Thank you for joining me in My Fashion Haus, albeit haunted! Stop by to check out Jo-Lynne Shane’s week’s worth of great fall outfits here. While you are there, link up with us!
Hugs and kisses,