The weather has been a little strange lately, and I've been trying to come up with outfits that contain an appropriate spring sensibility while still providing warmth. The wardrobe challenge has been compounded by the strangeness of suddenly beginning to shed layers in front of students. Am I totally alone in feeling this? In the fall, I began teaching with bare arms and legs because our buildings have no air conditioning & it was August—and of course, as the semester went on, I became increasingly more bundled up. However, now that this process is happening in reverse, I feel strangely self-conscious about losing tights and cardigans in front of my students; I can't seem to stop feeling like an element of strip tease is at play. At least it's cool enough for me to hang on to sweaters for a while longer.
Needless to say, this is an outfit that would not be teaching approved unless I wore a tank underneath, but since it's the weekend, I rocked the sheer look. I may need to adapt this ensemble for the next few weeks of school, though, since this dotted pencil skirt feels very "spring" while the heavy material lends it some added warmth.
Shirt: thrifted (fall 2011)
Pencil skirt: H&M (fall 2011)
Necklaces: anchor (uo), clock gears (gift from k.), loop (also gift from k., nina kuna)
Shoes: Volatile (via 6pm.com - spring 2012)
Bag: Marshall's (winter 2012)
Lipcolor: e.l.f. Mineral Mineral Lipstick in "Beautiful Berry"