|Bright colors always boost my mood!|
Anyway, I think some of my favorite posts are Fashion Friday, so that's probably what you're going to be getting from me for the next month or so until school ends!
Getting dressed is probably one of my favorite parts of my day... Sometimes knowing that I've got a cute outfit waiting for me is what gets me excited about my day. It's really not in a shallow "I want to look better than everyone else." way, but rather it's something that I'm doing for me.
|Stripes, florals, and bubble necklaces... Oh my!|
Not to get too sappy and girly dramatic on you, but I dated a guy that I teach with during the first half of the school year. But, that relationship ended right before Christmas break... As much as I wanted to curl up in sweats and hate the world after that breakup, as I faced going back to work after our long Christmas break, I found myself wanting to look good. Really good. I've always liked putting together outfits and looking cute, but it kind of took on a new meaning in January. I've known quite a few girls who give up on themselves after a breakup... No makeup, sweats, ice cream tub in tow, but that wasn't me. I was determined not to be that girl.
|I love adding a little sparkle with my accessories!|
Part of it is to maybe rub it in his face and show him what he gave up (just being completely honest), part of it is the show him that I'm not giving up on myself, but a big part of it is for me... It's something that I can do to help me feel good again and bring back some self esteem. Seeing your ex 5 days a week is definitely motivation to look good, but even those other 2 days when I don't have to see him I still want to look polished and put together. For me.
Even if you're not dealing with breakups and having to see your ex everyday, it's important to remember that sometimes making that extra effort to look nice is all it takes to boost you mood. I joked with my principal on the first day of state testing that it didn't matter how awful the testing was, I loved my new outfit that day and wasn't going to let computer problems ruin my mood. I'd rather have a crumby day and look nice than have a crumby day and look crumby as well.
|My first day back to school outfit. I looked HOT!|
Without further ado... Here's a peek at some of my recent outfits (that I look the time to document)!
|Showing my K-State pride in style.|
|Taking a break from my neon to show my softer side.|
|I love a good jewelry bargain! Accessories can totally make your outfit!|
|My "assessment day" outfit... The tests may have been crap, but I was going to look good no matter what!|
|My favorite necklace!|
|I developed a new love for dresses and boots this past winter.|
|My new favorite dress from Loft.|
And a favorite new pin...