Sunday, March 4, 2012

What the Art Teacher Wore #8

Wacky Hat Day Monday: Best student comment of the day..."Taste the rainbow, Mrs. Stephens". I always do. hat: (yes, I paid money for it); shirt and tights: Target; vest: vintage, thrifted; skirt:; shoes: John Fluevog
Well, hello there! Long time, no blogginess. I'm just in from an amazing trip to New York City. I was there for an art teacher convention (that's NAEA for those of you in the know) and while I'm exhausted, I'm so excited by everything that I experienced. I only have two, I didn't get to spend more time with Lauren before she ends her student teaching stint with me. She leaves me next week! She is incredibly amazing and I am going to miss her. Sigh.

My other regret...? That I missed part of Read Across America Week! I mean, it's the one time I get to dress like a fruitloop and no one thinks anything of it. Except for the checkout lady at Kroger who asked me, "Are you going to some sort of costume party?" Erm, yeah. It happens everyday in my classroom. But it's invitation only, so sorry, sista.

Well, that's all I got for now. I'm off to unpack my treasures. More later, friends!
For Monday's school-wide morning announcements, I read The Cat in the Hat, which is a REALLY long and difficult book to read, FYI. While doing so, Lauren and my P.E. teacher buddy dressed as Thing 1 and Thing 2 and accosted me with toilet paper and other silliness. Do you see why I'll miss Thing 1?
On Lauren: Sweet little bird shirt came from Old Navy. I went out that very afternoon and bought myself one too. I'm very Single White Female like that. Belt made by Lauren. Beret courtesy of Goodwill.
I love the clever way she made her loops through the back. She so smart, she go to college and stuff.
Wear Words on Your Shirt Tuesday: Sorry, I'm not a t-shirt gal. I did unearth this artsy one from my Goodwill/restyle stash. It shows the tools to making art.collared shirt and skirt: thrifted; t-shirt: some museum shop; dotted tights: Marshall's; shoes: Clarks; hair clip: made by me
The shirt featured a pallet...and so I made this pallet hair clip to match. I was packing-procrastinating the night before, what can I say?
Lauren wrote out the ENTIRE Harold and the Purple Crayon book onto her shirt. Adorable, right?
Hello, New York Wednesday: Our convention was held at the Hilton New York which just so happened to be across the street from Rockefeller Center. dress: anthropologie; tights: Target; boots: Hunter; sweater: Urban Outfitters found at Goodwill
Meet Me at the MET Thursday: What amazing masterpieces this building holds. We spent hours digesting some of the world's most incredible art. sweater: thrifted; skirt: Free People bought at TJMaxx years ago; hat: Old Navy; boots: Hunter
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...Lauren had an amazing time teaching the kids. Her lovely top came from Old Navy. Look at that hair!
What I wore most of my trip: coat: Benetton; scarf: knitted by me
Under the Coat: sweater: anthropologie bought at Buffalo Exchange; skirt: vintage, thrifted; shirt: Target
Dress Like a Book Character Day: Wilma, Waldo's lady friend. Cutest costume ever!


  1. Now my little ladies (ages 7 & 9) are into reading this weekly wrap up of outfits....esp. since they did some of the same Read Across America themed days that your school did!

  2. What a wonderful and funny pallet hair clip you made. Your pupils must be happy to have such a creative teacher.

  3. Sounds like you had a great trip! Can't wait to see your vintage finds :)

  4. I was thinking I should get a Where's Waldo outfit...

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