Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I wore purple.

I have nothing against purple. Though one would anticipate my wardrobe to boast at least one purple and black jersey in support of my state's football team, the Ravens, purple is a grossly underrepresented color in my wardrobe. (Maybe my apathy for sports, especially football, bleeds into my affinity, or lack thereof, of certain colors? Meh, I don't think it runs that deeply.) Whatever the reason may be, I rarely wear the color. In fact, I could find only two instances of purple-wearing on the blog: here (don't even have that shirt anymore) and here (also don't have that shirt but do still have the scarf).
Anyway, yesterday, I told Kate that I'd wear purple today. I know how much she loves the color, so I couldn't disappoint her, especially because she tells funny jokes. Originally, I planned to wear this sweater over my white lace dress with cute boots. However, I feared rain in the forecast, which NEVER happened, so I opted for boots I knew the weather wouldn't ruin. (I haven't worn the other boots in the rain, so I erred on the side of caution.) Oh well, I have an outfit for another day now. 

By some magical feat, my co-teacher and I managed to run debates in our sophomore classes and finish grading three class sets of essays/outlines before grades needed to be posted by 2:30. Fairy dust skitters through our veins. Speaking of magic, our last class of sophomores pulled a rabbit out of their debate hat today and brought in a guest speaker (another teacher during his planning period) to serve as one of the supports to their argument. Unexpectedly awesome. 

One of my male students said today, "You look really pretty in that dress, Ms. Wo." It melted my heart so much that I couldn't bear to tell him it's a maxi skirt, not a dress. Who cares? He was being sweet and genuine and who's not going to accept that sort of kindness from a teenage boy? 

I don't love the outfit, but I wore purple for like the third time ever, which has to count for something. Better luck next wear? 

The Look:
Sweater: Express (old)
Skirt: American Eagle outlet
Belt: Old Navy
Booties: Old Navy
Scarf: LOFT (old)

Momma Janet, who lives in California, sent this shirt to me in the mail. 
It goes quite nicely with my "Good grammar is sexy" shirt. 
I might start collecting nerdy tees. 
Don't judge me. 
(Note: all women who are approximately my mom's age and whom I love dearly receive the word "momma" before their names.) 

It's true. 

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  1. Such a fun t-shirt! I'm with you on correcting compliments too, plus I'd be a little scared if a teenage boy actually knew what a maxi anything was.... You look pretty in purple.

  2. I love your blog. And I love that you're a grammar fiend (me too, although you can't tell from how lazily I write). But, um, you used the wrong word in your post. It should say you "erred" not "aired". :-) A typo, I am sure, but I also know that, if you are like most English teachers I know, you would want to fix it. So, I offer my correction with hopes that you won't be upset.

    The color I don't own is orange. I have lots of purple because my daughter loves it, and lots of pink and blue because I love it, but I detest orange. I don't have much green, either.

  3. Haha THAT must be why I had such a hard time finding a purple top to go with your mustard blazer. I think you should try the combo with this sweater instead. ;)

    I love that t-shirt. I think it's perfect for you and can be dressed up with one of your many blazers for work. Win win.

  4. See what happens when you wear purple? Your heart melted. I think that you look great in purple, and should wear it more often. Thank you for not disappointing me. As a sign of my appreciation: Why does Snoop Dogg carry an umbrella? Fo' drizzle.

    1. Everything about this comment made me laugh. I love you ladies.

  5. You look great in purple. I am a big fan of the color and think it needs more love in general. Love your new tee!

  6. Purple is my all-time favorite color, but I'm SUUUPER picky about the shade...which is why I have hardly any of it in my closet. Sigh. I love purple and gray together, so I'm a big fan of this outfit. You do look just lovely in your "dress" :)


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