(What I look like after traveling all weekend)
Eek. Today I am getting observed by a very respected colleague. I am not too worried, but in order to prevent being unnecessarily nervous, I put together my faux three piece suit, the traditional power outfit of the traditionally dressed. Plus, I am jealous of Blokey's. To give it my own spin, I went with skinny jeans and a sort knit cardi rather than a vest. This is an outfit that might go better in theory than in practice, and the non A/C'd, non-windowed classrooms may necessitate that I strip off various layers, but I am going with this for now.
I had a lovely weekend in the West Burbs of Chicago (although we never made it to the vintage fair). I loved spending time with my baby sis, who is more than a dozen years my junior and still in high school. Unlike her peers, Baby Sis ignores annoying trends and makes clothing work for her. She's always been edgier and more creative with clothing (and early adopted of skinny jeans) and she's encouraged me to be more adventurous. I hope that being a cool older (OLD is the emphasis. She can not fathom being 30ish) sister can help her develop positive body image, but I also realize there's only so much I do hundreds of miles away.
Look at how cute she was at the family wedding! (You can't see well but there is red in the graphics of her dress skirt. She actually went bared legged during the wedding but threw on jeans afterwards to hang out with us. She also cut her own hair. Such a B.A., which she taught me stands for Bad A$$. Ah, young people these days).
Wish me luck and I hope that everyone has a lovely Monday!
Jeans: Express 2007
Knit cardigan: Billabong
Button down: Loft
Booties: Me too, via DSW