Sunday, August 12, 2012

What the Art Teacher Wore #29

Meetings Monday: Thankfully I had a cushion-y chair to help with the hours of sittin' and listenin'. Said chair is muy importante to prevent the onset of butt fatigue. dress: vintage, thrifted; belt: sale, Anthro; shoes: um, Softee
 Ya'll are the best. I've gotten so much great advice on how to remove (or cover if removal becomes the impossible) that pesky brown stain from the dress featured in my Vintage 911 spot. Thank you! I'll be sure to keep you all posted.

This week in art teacher land was an exciting one. The kids returned to school on Thursday and we've been having a ball every since. And they've not even made it down to my art room yet! The invasion begins tomorrow and I cannot wait.

Getting ready for the kids this week, I was all about the details. Putting the finishing touches on the outside of my art room and well as the inside. In keeping with that train of thought, I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite details of this week's wacky outfits. I'd love to hear which detail you like the best. Enjoy your upcoming week!

This dress also spent some time in Vintage 911 as it was missing buttons, was spotty and torn. But how could I not restore a dress with such adorable fabric?
Incoming! Tuesday: On this day we keep our school open late and registered the kids. I didn't want any newcomers to be confused about what I teach. necklaces: thrifted; top: Target; crayon shoes: painted by me, tutorial here; rainbow wrap skirt: gogovintage, via etsy.

A detail you cannot see very well in the outfit photo is my crayon hair clip. The kids loved it and it was super easy to make: hot glue crayons to small piece of felt and hot glue felt to hair clip. Boom. Crayons in Yo Hairs.
Oh, More Meetings?! Why, Let Me Do My Happy Dance Wednesday: jumper: Esprit, from high school...because I NEVER get rid of ANYTHING; blouse: thrifted, vintage; belt: Anthro; sandals: old, Target

Oh, look, it's Gary. Lots of Gary's. Meow. (if you've no clue what I'm talking about, don't worry. It's a Sponge Bob thing.)
The Official First Day of School: And, like every year for the last 14 (gah!!), I had the same dream I always do: A room full of 50 plus kids who are all yakking at once and I cannot maintain any sort of control. And I yell and yell and yell. Do any of you teachers out there have back-to-school nightmares? top: Banana Republic, garage sale; skirt: the awesome etsy shop OpalMaeandMissDot via etsy sandals: Target, you gotta check out their big ole shoe sale!; palette hair clip: made by moi
Kid Convo between a newbie and a veteran kid. Newbie: "She has a paint brush and a paint thingie in her hair." Veteran: "She also wears pencil shoes and ones with Santa Claus painted on them. She's the art teacher!" That's right. It's what I do.
Red White and Blue Friday: Our whole school got decked out in their red white and blues on Friday in celebration of the final weekend of the Olympics. dress: from a shop in Germany; belt and head band: dotted fabric from my stash; anchor sandals: Sperry
Anchors aweigh! Whatever that might mean.


  1. All your outfits are gorgeous and cheerful as I've known since long. Especially I like your art teacher's outfits. Have a good start in school. Hugs from Miss Maple

  2. Love all the outfits - do the other teachers make "Miss Frizzle" comments ever? I'm crazy about that jumper - FABULOUS. And those painted shoes - delicious!! Welcome back to school.

  3. Me again - I just tried something odd. I absolutely could not read the "prove you're not a robot" letters & numbers so I just made stuff up without even trying to come close, figuring it would say "oops try again" but instead it posted my comment no problemo!! Imagine that!!

  4. Oh goodness, I had to look back at your shoes. SO cute. I am a t-shirt and jeans kinda girl, and you make me want to dress up!

  5. Cassie- I have that same teacher nightmare all the time! You're yelling and yelling and no kids are listening. I usually wake up in a cold sweat! I loved seeing all of your outfits- like an Art Ms. Frizzle! Definitely inspiring me to art-y up my outfits!

  6. I think you are quite possibly the best dressed art teacher ever! :D

  7. Anonymous8/22/2012

    My colleague always has a dream that her pet guinea pigs die the night before a new term. Me? I just have a G&T (the night before!!!!) and hope for the best!


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