I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the time is drawing ever so closer to the beginning of another school year! For me, it is just 12 days before I return to full-time status! With that in mind, I would like to share with you one of my pet peeves. I do this knowing I might upset some of you, but I hope you will read my thoughts before clicking the CLOSE button.
|Purple Knit Jacket by Target's Merona, and leather merlot bag|
both from GOODWILL on Hwy 281 @ Bitters Road
I really do not understand teachers who go to work looking sad and pitiful. Taking the time to fix up is so important for teachers and there are just no excuses to keep you from it! I realize that if you do not care about your appearance that a deeper problem may be going on, but I want you to know I have been there. One of the best first steps you can take, is to force yourself to start fixing up and gradually you will feel better about yourself!
First of all, in order to be heard and received from students, you need to be at the top of your game. Taking the time to fix up instills confidence and joy in who you are and you will communicate those messages when teaching. It is just a fact that when we are enthusiastic about our presentations and how we look presenting them, then students will be as well.
|Navy Jacket has tiny dot print, found at GOODWILL on Hwy.410@Blanco|
Also, like it or not, we are role models no matter what age you teach. We are modeling confidence, joy and professionalism when we take the time to fashion a nice look for the classroom. They do notice. They have taught me that they notice. I have one young lady who loves to see what scarf I will pull out next! We should never be commenting on what they choose to wear if we are not giving consideration to what we wear.
|This multi-colored jacket was purchased at Goodwill, Hwy 281 @ Blanco. If you are creative, Goodwill|
is a great place to find high quality, unique garments!
The great news is, with places like GOODWILL, we can afford to look our very best every day! So, here is what I recommend:
Take inventory of your closet.
Make a list of your separates to carry with you.
Then go shopping at Goodwill for great jackets to stretch this wardrobe. Jackets give you a professional touch. Also, a great fitted jacket will make you look so much slimmer and just pulls a look together.
Remember this fall, the big colors will be navy, burgundy, burnt orange, saffron yellow, slate greys, bright purples, deep browns and forest greens.
Do not leave Goodwill without checking the shoes, jewelry, and bags for completer pieces to your looks.
It is worth it, teachers or anyone other working women….you will just be amazed at what you can do with only $25!!!