Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Work Fashion & Being Observed

So I've been really slacking around here with my work fashion posts!  All last week I was too tired and frazzled to even remember to take pictures.  This week I'm still pretty tired, but did get in a picture yesterday.

But before we get to that, I just want to say how much I hate being observed!  I mean, I'm observed by lots of students each day and that doesn't bother me, but I cannot stand getting observed by outsiders.  I got a bit more comfortable with it at my last job because visitors were so frequent to my classes then, but now I'm out of practice.  I got an email yesterday afternoon from my principal telling me that he would be coming in today for an observation.  Ever since that email I've been so nervous.  I couldn't even fall asleep last night because I was so nervous!

Now I am a bit consoled to know that my extreme nervousness is actually a typical characteristic of a highly sensitive nature.  One of the questions on the self-test reads, "When I must compete or be observed while performing a task, I become so nervous or shaky that I do much worse than I would otherwise."  Yes, that is me perfectly.  Today I messed up a math problem on the board.  An easy one.  Terribly messed it up.  And I called my class of all girls, "you guys".  And I nearly ran out of time.  None of which is typical for me.  And I still haven't met with the principal to discuss his observation... who knows what else he will point out?!

But enough about that.  What did I wear for all this?  Today I wore the red dress that I blogged about previously.  I paired it with a navy cardigan because it was chilly this morning.  I know cardigans ruin an outfit, but I haven't invested in a nice blazer yet!  Blazers are a tricky fit on my build, so I haven't felt comfortable ordering one from my usual place - Twice*.  No photo from today, though, too many nerves!  I was out the door way early!

But I do have a photo from yesterday.  I wore one of my new J.Crew button downs and new black tweed skirt.  When I say new, I really mean new-to-me from Twice*.  The skirt is not my favorite, but it has pockets and was less than $15, and when you are building a work wardrobe from scratch, that is good enough!


* This is a referral link that will get you $10 off!  And if you place an order, I get $10 off as well, which I greatly appreciate :-)

1 comment:

  1. They don't necessarily ruin an outfit! Just potentially. ;-)