I try my hardest to make sure I arrive to class at least five minutes prior to the time it officially begins. During that time, I set up any media I need for the day and look over my notes. While doing so today, one of my students asked me, "Where do you shop? I mean, where do you get your clothes?" Me: "umm... Target, Old Navy, The Limited, mall stores mostly, why?" Student X: "Oh you just always look so put together." It was a really nice compliment to receive. But it made me think. A lot.
At first I was worried that my students might think I have a closet the size of Cher's from Clueless. Then I thought of why the compliment meant so much to me, and I realized it was because I don't think of myself as always looking put together. I don't create pin-worthy outfits, and my blog doesn't stand out from the rest. But that's relative to the blogosphere. Relative to every other woman in my building, I might be a contender for best dressed.
I think I've let myself gradually disconnect from reality over the past few months, and live in the blogosphere. I roll my eyes at people who can't put their iPhones down for one minute, but am I any better when I spend
most all of my free time on my laptop? (No.) So I'm making it a personal goal for the rest of the semester to dedicate myself fully to preparing for my comprehensive exams. So watch out self, because I'm coming at you like a dark horse.
Necklace: Shy Boutique | same
Cardigan: via Target | similar
Skirt: Old Navy | same style
Wedges: via Target | similar