A lot of teachers I know and work with — okay, pretty much all of them — often admit they need a week or two to decompress from the school year once summer break starts. Of course, summer is short, and most teachers have a lot of work to do over the summer (even if they aren’t teaching classes). I know this shatters a myth many people like to believe, that we spend a couple of months just doing nothing but draw a paycheck. (Trust me, in seventeen years of teaching, I’ve never encountered any teacher for whom that was actually true.)
Anyway, a week or two out of ten is an awful big chunk of time to spend decompressing. So sometimes, the first weekend of summer, you have to make a grand statement, metaphorically, to shock your system into understanding you really are on summer break.
And the other hand…
This gets the point across nicely.
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Okay, so it’s not a hat this time, but it is something delightful to wear on your head.
Or more specifically, in your hair.
The beads are green and a very pale amber-orange.
An ornament like this also looks very lovely with a full up-do for a daytime/work look. (Wearing it with one’s hair down is a bit more romantic.) Even a severe chignon can look very feminine with beads dripping from it.
What interesting things have you worn in your hair before?
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Wearing boys’ castoffs
I remember the first time I made the conscious choice to wear a boy’s garment. Strangely, it was during what must have been my most ‘femme’ fashion stage. I was thirteen, and along with my best friend I was hooked on the urban fashion of Continue reading “Fashion Friday 4/19/13”
My son just started kindergarten last month. He’s a likable kid, on the tall side for his age, slightly moody — because, you know, he’s five — and he has lots of friends. He also has a litany of vision problems and wears the tiniest bifocals you’ve ever seen, but he likes them because he thinks they make him look like Harry Potter. He has silky-straight blonde hair, Continue reading “What I Can Learn from the Beauty of Tiny Beowulf”