My mornings aren't as leisurely as they once were. No more applying makeup during conference calls or cooking breakfast or waiting until 11 a.m. to get dressed
I think I’ve finally figured out my get-out-the-door routine when I work as a substitute teacher. Unfortunately, it includes prepping my lunch and bags the night before and then getting up no later than 4:15 a.m. to run the dogs, get myself ready, and drive to the school. I was spoiled with my last job’s schedule. I’d begin with 2 to 3 hours of work from my home office each morning and that made the day’s start so much calmer.
Jacket, BCBG Max Azria (consignment). Dress (worn as a blouse), Parker (consignment). Skirt, thrifted, shortened, and embellished. Boots, Fergie. Earrings, flea market. Bag, Clark’s.
I’m also figuring out appropriate dress for working in schools. I’ve got to be more modest in my choices than when I was in beauty sales. I must choose very comfortable shoes for elementary school because I’m expected to walk the children everywhere. I can be a bit more frivolous in my shoe choices when I work in high schools. At first, I was terrified to wear my silk items, thinking that they’d get dirty, but I haven’t had to mediate a food or paint fight, yet.
I wear way less makeup to teach than I did to sell. I don’t have the time for a 30-minute face and my beauty salon look is a bit overdone for schools. One morning, I had a bit of extra time, due to a late start, and did a full-on smokey eye, only to feel like a clown once I got to the elementary school. I may have scared a few children.