Outfit of the Day: I Look Like a Student

Outfit of the Day 8/9/12: Oops, I Look Like a Student

I keep trying to dress like a grown up and FAILING MISERABLY. I felt so mature when I got to work, and one of my students said “aw, Mrs. T, you look like a Catholic schoolgirl!” SEE? EPIC FAILURE.


But I really like this outfit, so oh well. Besides, between my diminutive stature and my round hamster cheeks, I will perpetually look like a fifteen-year-old. I might as well just give up trying to look older and just try to look nice.


These boots are probably my favorite things I’ve found on eBay- brand new Blowfish Aerins, in my size, for only $9.90 and free shipping. NO REGRETS, JUST AWESOME BOOTS. They’re my first pair of Blowfishes, and I adore them. I might be a lifelong convert.


I wore this to teach the last day of my introductory crash course in theatre history- musical theatre! I opened with an activity where they had to decide by the written one-sentence synopsis if it was a musical or not. They were all musicals! Their reaction to The Producers was especially hilarious. “There’s a musical about Hitler?!”


Yes, my children. Yes, indeed.

I also used the Staniac lip and cheek stain from my July Birchbox. Blush always makes me uneasy- 22 years in theater has conditioned me to apply way too much. I think this worked, though! I had just enough of a rosy flush, and it was pretty easy to apply, albeit a little messy. Any more, though, and I would have looked like an escapee china doll.

Also, I really wish I had been told to fix my cardigan. I have a bad case of awkward boob.


Blouse: Forever 21
Skirt: Forever 21, thrifted
Cardigan: American Eagle
Boots: Blowfish, thrifted
Necklace: Gift


Nail Polish: OPI Katy Perry Last Friday Night
Perfume of the Day: Harajuku Lovers Super G

4 thoughts on “Outfit of the Day: I Look Like a Student

  1. Love the boots. In regards to looking “older”, I feel your pain. I am almost 30 and try to dress more age approprate (never works), because people think I'm 18-21. Great when I'm 50, but not so much now. I have found that skirts always make me look younger. Always. I do like the outfit though, I might have added a top knot though….


  2. A bun probably would have made a huge difference! Maybe adding a bun and my glasses would have helped. And it's okay if I look like a librarian- I am one! 😛


  3. Thanks for the blog, you make me laugh and really try to enjoy my students more. I also have trouble looking older. I taught a summer workshop in June and the folks I worked with would always say “Really, you have your masters? Really, you're thirty something? Really, you look like one of your kids!” Its okay, I have gone totally business casual, it helps! LOL


  4. I'm glad you're enjoying it- I have a lot of fun writing! And I'm glad I'm not the only teacher who gets mistaken for a student. 😛 Thanks for putting me on your email list!!


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