It took me a little over a week, but I am finally starting to function again. What I'm realizing now that I have eight years of teaching middle school under my belt, that it does get easier. In the past it has taken me weeks to decompress from the school year. I seriously just would not function, and I would have nightmares from the year. This time around, I slept in, watched three seasons of the Borgias, caught up with friends and even started up an exercise routine. Yup, it gets easier.
Here's what I wore to a fourth of July potluck.
|cropped top from Marshall's, Express striped pencil skirt, leather platforms from DSW, Coach clutch|
What I like about this outfit is that it's easy and flattering. The cloth skirt is comfortable. It actually fits a little loose, but is form-fitting and sits high on the waist.
I chose to soften this look with warm accents, such as brown leather platforms and bangles. I considering wearing black wedges, but matching too much can be a bit boring. Adding brown leather pieces makes me feel a little more casual, not not too much.
|assorted midi rings from Forever 21 and Nordstrom, bangles from a street-vendor in SoHo|
My look of the summer consists of a bold lip, such as this orangey red from M.A.C. called So Chaud, and braided locs.
|black and gold heart studs from Forever 21|