My office? Is clean and organised, and I did not just stuff all of my random papers willy-nilly into the filing cabinets for the illusion of organised. Everything has a place and there is a place for everything. And I shredded everything else.
My syllabi? Are almost done. Let’s not talk about those.
My first day outfit? Arghh! Can’t. Make up my mind. Two tops, two bottoms, both interchangeable but I think if I can decide on the top part then the bottom will fall into place (that is not a sex joke). Eyes front, class, I need your help.
It’s down to two blouses.
Bachelorette Number 1:
Silk Navy Polka-Dotted Blouse: Splendid
Bracelets: gifts, one from KellyBean
Cami: might need one
Bachelorette Number 1 sports the perfect sleeve length, a prim bow and deep-V combo that saves it from stern and sexy, and an excellent random polka dot pattern that looks as though someone went crazy with a bingo dabber. I really love this blouse and I think it represents the way I think of dressing when I think of dressing professionally.
I will say, however, that given the price of this blouse (even at 50% off), I am surprised and disappointed by the quality. I’ve replaced two buttons already, one of the buttonholes isn’t even finished and loose threads are unravelling everywhere. Splendid? I think not. But it’s sooo pretty.
And Bachelorette Number 2:
Cotton Grey Plaid Blouse: All Saints
Bangle: gift from A-Dubs
Pose: Wonder Woman (OMG, you guys are awesome!)
Bachelorette Number 2 is more casual but has a flair for the dramatic with a fitted silhouette and a flirty relationship with sleevelessness. This was also pricey (and also on sale), but it is better put together. It’s fully lined, quite carefully tailored and its buttons are not going anywhere. Saintly. And kind of BA.
So which is it internet? Bachelorette Number 1 or Bachelorette Number 2?
I have mates for both and obviously both blouses will get a lot of wear during the term, but who makes the cut for the first day?
I start teaching on Wednesday when all will be revealed. I bet you can’t wait. I can’t wait to see how my syllabi turn out …