I think the key to pulling off any sort of "sweats" is getting ones that fit you properly. Gone are the days of tight elastic-ankled sweatpants or baggy sweatshirts. If you're going to wear sweats, you'll be making a statement whether you like it or not, because they will either say I'm lazy or they'll say I'll wear sweats if I want to and still look damn good. How to look the latter? Buy something plain and fitted. No bagginess, no logos, no weird linings. Plain goes with everything, and fitted always looks good. Here my black hoodie is paired with a short skirt, dressy black flats, and lots of jewelry. Or you could pair fitted sweatpants with heels, if you dare. Just because you're wearing sweats does not mean you should dress down.
Skirt: Talula, Hoodie: American Apparel, Shoes: Calvin Klein, Bracelets: handmade, Necklace: American Eagle
And teachers too, we're all dancing. Last days of school and you sorta forget whatever difficulties you had and realize you've only got one day left with these guys. Many goodbye cards, funny what some kids write and how much attention they paid in class. One grade one wrote to me, "my teacher Miss Deitcher likes every colour except pink and she likes shoes and she likes jewelry with diamonds and she likes art". Awesome. J
Also got some flowers and appropriate teacher ornaments..
This adorable jewelry holder and those even cuter skull earrings..
And a new Stella & Dot wrap bracelet. Boy do those kids know me well.
Shirt: Gap, Shorts: La Vie en Rose, Necklace & Earrings: American Eagle, Bracelets: vintage & made by me
Was on the lookout for some light pyjamas to bring out east with me, it will be hot over there! Found these but thinking they could possibly possibly pass as actual shorts to wear out. Tried pairing them with some different shirts to see if they worked, in the comfort of my apartment (don't worry). Also spent the night weaving an bead-loom inspired bracelet, without the loom. My biggest thing right now is layering bracelets, with one bigger piece amidst lots of little gold and silver ones. It's like having a lot of bling on, without the bling,
Funny how you learn the most from people you don't expect to. My little grade ones have taught me so much this school year, sometimes I feel like they're the teachers instead of myself. My last day with them tomorrow, all I have planned is time where we can play building blocks and colour and run around outside and read stories together, time spent in the best way possible in the best company.
It's 9:3o and still light out. Time for patios and barbeques and vacations and little dresses. A friend gave me this floral one at the end of last summer, it has been waiting a whole year to be worn. And recently bought this printed one in an XL, it was all they had, but a few stitches later and it fits perfectly. Two weeks and I'm headed out east. I just. can't. wait.
I like easy outfits, ones that don't take a lot of brain power to decide. The big sweater might just be your best friend this summer if you want some no-fuss ensembles. It's got a cabin-fever/camping-throwover kinda feel going on, but could easily be tossed over a swimsuit after a day at the beach for an outfit all its own. Voici three different looks with the big sweater: paired with shorts for a simple look, layered over a maxi dress with boots for a cozy evening around the campfire, and by itself with red heels for a night out.
Sweater: French Connection, Shorts: TNA, Snakeskin Purse: Coach, Maxi Dress: Wilfred, Boots: Old Navy,
Crazy time of year. End of school, report cards due, planning for next year's new job, two more runs in a week, packing for my month-long trip, hockey playoffs... Plus, I have been sick sick sick. I get stressed and inevitably my body decides to shut down. The only thing keeping me sane is weaving friendship bracelets, been working on them every night. Which seems sort of applicable right now, seeing as Vancouver - despite all the madness that has recently gone down - exudes a calm, strong friendship among those who know what this city, really, is all about.
Congratulations to the Vancouver Canucks, who came so far and made us proud!
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Definitely warming up in Vancouver, so I'll take whatever chance I can get to wear this oversized sweater I recently got. Have been buying things a few sizes bigger than what I am, just for the sake of that casual grab-whatever-is-laying-around look, almost like I've stolen my boyfriends' clothes. Actually think it might be a perfect camping sweater, easy to throw over a long dress or a swimsuit. Should be paired with boots at some point too...
Earrings: Kate Spade, Watch: Fossil, Bracelets: Blue Ruby, vintage, and made by me
Just have to share what happened in class today with my grade ones. My kids write almost every day (writing and reading are a big deal in grade one), usually about a story they've just read. One student came to me with her entry: "All the dacks were at the pond. Mama dack and Dad dack and baby dack, met all the other dacks. Mama dack and baby dack got food, and went back to Dad dack. Mama dack and baby dack were eating their food with the other dacks." I read this back to her, to see if she'd catch her mistake. Ended up with us laughing hysterically, along with the rest of the students who were listening in. The remainder of the day resulted in "dack" jokes. Sounded to me like they all had funny Southern accents. Awesome.
Canucks are in the playoffs, there is a game every other night, but I just can't bring myself to wear a jersey each time we play. I think it goes against my fashion rule to not wear the same thing every day (sorry Vancouver..). But, if you're like me - a true fan at heart and never a bandwagoner - then you have to have another option to show your support other than donning a team uniform.
Fortunate are we to have blue and green as our colors (imagine having black and orange for Philly, or teal for San Jose?). They totally work together, in whatever shades you find. In fact, it's better to mix your shades, monochromatic outfits are sooo in right now. Not a fan of face painting? Mac's eye shadow in Freshwater is the perfect shade of electric blue to accent your look.
Jean Jacket: Gap, Blue Top: American Eagle, Olive Skirt: Talula, Blue Shoes: Camper
Add a few bits of tasteful Canucks paraphernalia, like Johnny Canuck and Linden's #16..
After the game tonight, a few guys decided to chirp me on the corner. "Nice blue shoes gurl," "No man, they're magenta," "Nice magenta shoes gurl. Where you goin magenta shoes?" "Looks like magenta shoes is ignoring us boys. Now magenta shoes is walkin away boys."
Leçon pour des garçons: get your colours right if you're gonna yap at me!
When I was at Sasquatch, I brought all materials with me to make friendship bracelets, but I hadn't made one in a few years and I couldn't, for the life of me, remember how to do it. Craft fail bigtime. Then a few nights ago I decided to try again and it all came back to me.. (so much so that now I stay up late to weave friendship bracelets in bed). Today with my grade fours we had a bit of downtime, and with extra bits of yarn I found in the art cabinet I taught some of the girls how to make simple bracelets. One student said to me, "you know Miss Deitcher, no other teacher sits down and does stuff like this with us. They're always working at their desks or something".
Shorts & Top: American Eagle, Belt: my dad's, Nails: painted by me
Just less than a month til I head out east for the summer. Need to get out of the habit of buying things for my trip and instead save to buy things while on my trip. Picked up these shorts and longsleeves this weekend and have been wearing the same thing over and over, they're just so comfy. With all this running around enjoying the sunshine, getting home from work in time to watch 5pm games, and then jumping around afterwards in such childlike, uninhibited excitement, casual outfits seem necessary. 2 down, 2 to go Canucks.