Thursday, December 1, 2022

Happy December to all! Did you catch my December goals post yesterday? I urge you to make a list, too – even if it’s just in your phone memo. I know I forgot some things and I will also be adding to mine as things come up.

It’s time to link up with Jill and Kellyann for our weekly Fashion Files. My hope is that I give you an idea from your own closet. I don’t think you have to run out and buy something new, but maybe you will say, “I think I have something I haven’t thought to wear that way”. I know that happens for me when I look at fashion posts or Pinterest.

What have you been wearing lately? I try to wear all of my “fall colored” stuff by the end of November so that I can get excited about my blacks, plaids, sparkly, and velvet stuff. It just makes me feel like I have more to choose from when I look at the seasons that way, you know?

I did a Turkey ‘Fits post here, but our weather turned out super warm on both of my Thanksgiving celebration days – Thursday and Friday.

Thursday I wore a Target Knox Rose dress from last spring with my Target suede boots from last winter and a Target sweater from last winter.

Friday I wore a Loft clearance dress from last year that happened to be in a petite length – score for me! I think this dress looks like a tablecloth in the very best way.

The most important thing was that I was comfortable and felt like myself.

Back to life, back to reality on Monday had me wanting to rebel. I wore my new Deff Leppard t-shirt from my crazy Target delivery – I had ordered this back in July and it finally showed up on my doorstep in late November. I wore my Amazon silk leopard skirt (leppard/leopard – too much?) with my Walmart Scoop blazer – both from last year. I wore my Lucky booties.

On Tuesday I wore my TJ Maxx chambray tunic with black leggings and my new black wedges for part of the day and then changed to sneakers. I also wore my new velvet/faux leather headband that was a bday gift from Elizabeth.

I was so happy to find some new Dr. Scholl’s wedges at DSW. One problem. The 8s seemed snug in the toe box and the 8.5s slip a bit when I walk. Ugh!

They also rubbed a bit at the top of my foot. I think they would be fine for a few hour event, but they didn’t serve me well for an 8 hour work day on my feet. Other than that, they are just what I was looking for. Unfortunately, it is sometimes hard to know this until you actually wear them.

Then, I wore this yesterday with my new Hush Puppies Sofie pumps. So comfortable! I was shocked when I saw they carried a pump like this.

My mission with both the above pumps and the black wedges was to find more shoes to wear with my leather pants. I will not consider these school shoes because they would be destroyed and they aren’t quite comfortable enough for 8 hours.

What have you been wearing lately? Any favorites from above? I do take lots of risks with my teacher outfits and I got lots of compliments from students on the brown leather pants and the Def Leppard t-shirt. Ha!

Amy

23 thoughts on “Fashion Files

  1. “leppard/leopard” – you kill me! 😀
    The two dresses are so cute and I love it that you “felt like yourself” – I understand exactly what you mean! And if it’s comfortable too… Goal!
    But I have to say my favorite is the chambray tunic with black leggings – you look so put together!
    I mostly wear my baggy jeans, I feel really cool (and like myself!)…

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    1. Ha! I’m glad! Thank you so much. Yes, feeling like yourself gives you confidence. Thank you- I was really comfy that day. I bet you look the coolest! Do your students have a dress code? Ours is very loose and they can basically wear what they want.

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      1. No, absolutely no dress code. There was even a case in a Swedish school where a teacher tried to convince a girl to dress in a “more respectable” way; she sued them and won!

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      2. I guess that’s true… that’s probably the reason why we didn’t have strict restrictions during covid…

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  2. It’s impossible to pick a favorite this week, because I love them all! I love the Leppard/leopard, the Thanksgiving table cloth dress 🤣, the brown leather pants outfit….and I love both pairs of new shoes. I’m sorry to hear that you can’t wear the black ones comfortably. Would no show socks help? I bought some new ones recently on Amazon.

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    1. You are too kind to say that! I loved your outfits today, too! I didn’t even think of adding socks, but I bet they might? And, I can comfortably wear them to an event that isn’t school so I’m not too worried. I think I should have gone down a half size and then the rubbing wouldn’t happen. Darn!

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  3. My favorites are the def leopard and the leather pants outfits, definitely a home run with them! For me my favorite right now is any sweater since we have only a few months to wear them. November was below average here in Phoenix ( low 70s high 60s) and usually December and most of January are that way too. Love my sweatah weathah!

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    1. I think those were mine, too! I am able to wear a sweater in my classroom comfortably now, too. I get a little hot and open my window and the kids seem ok with it. I tell them my comfort is most important – ha!
      I bet you do love your sweater weather there!

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  4. Love your DF tee & leopard skirt, hilarious and really cute! I have the same skirt, and never wear it with a tee shirt. Actually, I never wear it period. You’ve inspired me! And your TG outfit was perfect, always want to be stylish and comfy that day. Well done.

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    1. Thank you! Thank you! It’s such a fun skirt. I really like it with a black sweater, too. I like it with my dressy booties or my black heels, too. Thank you – the T day outfit was comfy but looked like I did put in some effort.

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