Before we get to the workweek clothes, I thought I’d share my usual weekend wear. Depending on what I’m doing, I get more dressy with jeans and sweaters or even a dress, but if I’m just knocking around doing errands, taking Sofi for walks, meeting friends for coffee, and staying low key, I can be found in some combination like this:
Saturday, December 10th – I was meeting Kim for coffee (for the first time!) and since it was chilly, and early, I decided to go casual. She’d mentioned that she’d be in workout clothes, I figured I was safe to do so, too.
There’s one thing about these pants. They are really, really loose on me, which is uber comfy, but which isn’t the most flattering. I never gravitate toward tight pants, but as you can see in the photo below, maybe I need to get some that aren’t quite as roomy? Since they’re just for the weekends or after work, I don’t mind that they’re huge, but eventually I know I should get more form-fitting ones. Maybe once I’m in a different size.
This week at school the ASB decided to make it really fun by thinking of different themed dress days. They also had corresponding activities at break and lunch, which was fun for the kids. I took part in almost every day, and I loved it because it meant I had a week’s worth of outfits already all planned out. No guesswork! Luckily, too, I had enough “holiday” clothes to wear.
Monday, December 12th: PJ Day. Now I was originally going to wear this:
I know that these jammies are so cute and would’ve been a huge hit at school (They have knit scarves, hats, and mittens all over them and they say “warm and cuddly” on the top). The problem was, since it was a Monday, I wasn’t sure how many of the kids would remember this dress-up day. And I didn’t want to be the only one who did it. I know that seemed like such a high school worry, but when your job is standing in front of people giving information, you do worry about what you’re going to wear and how it looks. The pants were thin and showed my flub, and I wasn’t feeling as confident in them. Plus, it was really cold that day, and I knew that if I wore them, I’d be freezing in my classroom all day long.
So I totally copped out. I went with sweats, because people do wear them to bed and they were much warmer. I felt better in them, and they were different in their own way. The Chicago sweatshirt has the exact color of dark rose of the pants. So I wore this:
When I got to school, tons of kids (and a few teachers) had the pjs on, so I definitely should have worn mine. Lesson learned.
Tuesday, December 13th: Holiday Color Day. We were supposed to wear either green/red or blue/white or whatever colors were in the particular December holiday we celebrated. I was so happy, because it meant that I could wear my Quaker Factory shirt that I got from QVC. (OK, that statement made me sound 75 years old!). Since bling is in, and this is a holiday shirt, I don’t mind wearing it at all, even though Quaker Factory also makes some sweaters and shirts that could later be worn at an ugly Christmas sweater party.
Wednesday, December 14th: Decorate Yourself Day. The directions said, come dressed as you would decorate a tree. Wear ornaments, lights, tinsel – whatever you want. Instead, I opted to wear my other QF shirt. Hey, I have two and you can’t wear them any other time of year. Why not?
One important thing that I want to note is that last year when I bought these Quacker Factory shirts, they were snug on me and I worried about how I looked in them. As you can see from these photos, they’re loose now. And next year, they won’t fit at all! Love that!!!!!!!
(I skipped Thursday because we had our Journalism deadline, and we all wear our Journalism sweatshirts on those days).
Friday, December 16th: Character Day. The directions said to dress like your favorite holiday character – Santa, an elf, Rudolf, etc. I chose to wear a Christmas hat and my star/snowflake shirt.
And with that, I am now on Winter Break!! It was fun to have the dress-up days and make it through one of the longest weeks of the year.
Which outfit did you like best?