This post is way overdue.
A little bit ago, I told you that my mom and I were going on a thrifting trip! During this trip, I tried my best to focus on finding teacherly clothing for my upcoming student teaching internship.
I just graduated from UC with my degree in Math, and in the fall I'll be starting my full-time student teaching internship that's required for my teaching license (which I'll have by January!). One of the things I realized during my part-time student teaching this past year was that I am really lacking in the appropriate-teacher-attire category.
A funnier conversation that I got to be a part of was between two high school students talking about style. It went something like this:
Girl: This weekend, my hair was so cute. It looked like a college soccer girl's hair.
Me: What do you mean?
Girl: Like, it was in a messy bun with a small headband!
Me: So...it looked like you just worked out?
Girl (to Boy): You know what I LOVE? When girls wear Uggs with short shorts!
Boy: YEAH! But you know what my favorite thing is? When a girl wears her pajamas in public.
The following clothing came from my mom's and my thrifting trip. (CHALLENGE: Can you spot the item that I should NOT wear for teaching?)
From Goodwill (Morse Rd, Columbus):
(HOW DO I WEAR THIS VEST?! I just got it because it was free and knew that safari style was in a little bit ago...)
Isaac Mizrahi Wrap Dress: $4.99
Show-and-tell break. I told you here about our dog's crazy bathroom habits. While I was taking pics, I thought Puppy Duppy would have a chance to run around our yard and pee. No dice. He sat in the porch corner the WHOLE time just waiting for me to take him tree-conquering (see his butt in the above dress pic). Good thing for him, he's cute.
Aaaaand back to the clothes:
BeBe Teal Pants: $3.99
Limited Pants: $3.29
From Goodwill (Sandusky St, Columbus):
Sbicca Leather Wedges: $1.99
(Teacherly sensible heels? Check.)
Total Thrift Price: $26.23
(Minimum) Retail Price: $475
Savings: $448.77 (94%)
(Although, as my mom pointed out, she took me on the thrifting trip for my birthday so I actually spent $0--> my MOM's savings was 94%)
Were you challenged?!
If there's one thing I know, it's that it's not a good idea to wear a bikini to teach high schoolers. No need to thank me. That bit of Ally wisdom is free to you.
What did we learn today, class?
Think twice before you take fashion advice...(from a high-schooler).
PS: Misty from An Unpretentious Teacher inspired this post. She writes an awesome blog that includes REAL teacher style.
PPS: Check out Whitney from Between the Lines for even more teacherly attire.
I'm linked up to Thriftaholics Anonymous