if i were a schoolmarm


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le outfit:
dress: H&M :: floral top: thrifted:: 
quilted flats: Target:: panda necklace: Forever 21::


Every once in a while, I wonder if I shouldn't be a schoolteacher. I love teaching and passing on factoids (my knowledge on sedimentary rocks and clouds spans volumes! like, 3 pages total.) and I used to think I would love to teach children.  But in all honesty, I have no patience for screaming, snot-nosed, extremely hyper kids. I hate cleaning up after them, and I also don't like children's food, which to me consists of macaroni and cheese and chicken fingers.

But I totally enjoy channeling the schoolmarm through my outfits. Comfy flats for running around? CHECK! Dress with a poofy skirt to hide legs while sitting Indian-style at storytelling? CHECK! Modest top that double duties as a bib? CHECK! Whimsical details? CHECK!

I'm totally set. At least to LOOK like one.

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32 comments:

  1. I feel the same way. Schoolmarm looks yes, looking after other's children, no.

    Very cute dress!

    Adrienne
    What Lola Wants

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  2. I can tell you as a teacher that it really isn't the kids who make the job a horrible place but the administration and parents (who expect you to raise their kids - in reality the education system is not set up for the working class at all).

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  3. You look adorable and I love that little panda necklace! I sometimes wonder if I should have trained to be a teacher too but I often hear it's less about teaching more about marking and meeting standards.

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  4. so cute! that blouse was the perfect fit with that cute little dress!

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  5. This layering is so cute...love the jumper over teh collared shirt, esp with your darling necklace.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

    Enter my HANDBAG GIVEAWAY!!!

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  6. I love the print on that shirt! Looks super cute under the dress! I totally dress like a teacher sometimes even though I'm not one. I have nothing but respect for teachers! I couldn't do it.

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  7. Yeah, I used to think I might want to be a teacher too...but undergrads are about the most I can handle and they still stress me out to no end. But you would make a stunning teacher in this outfit.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  8. ...and jam hands! Why oh why do kids always have sticky fingers?
    And you mentioned the #1 reason I love swirly skirts -- being able to sit cross-legged so easily. It's even better than pants! I can totally see why Scottish men went for the kilt -- maybe not in this weather, but for sitting cross-legged around a peat fire perhaps?
    xoxox,
    Lar

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  9. I think this is a darling outfit. Love the floral top layered under the dress - it adds a great pop of color. Teaching would definitely be a challenge, I don't know if I could do it either. But I have endless amounts of respect for the men and women who have dedicated themselves to education. Adorable outfit though, in the classroom or not!

    Callie
    www.coffeeandcardigans.com

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  10. what a cute outfit, I like the school girlish, preppy chic look. The pinafold dress is so adorable! And the thrifted floral top is a fabulous find too.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  11. I love this look dear.:) Everything goes so well together. Great styling.:)

    http://www.justplayingdressup.com/

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  12. Haha, what about older students? They'd probably benefit more from your knowledge anyway. You look darling, though!

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  13. Great look! That necklace is super cute!

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  14. Yep, kids are totally cute...until they're not! I admire those who work with kids every day because it's not easy! Also, you're looking cute as usual! :)

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  15. I have little to no patience for kids either. I actually have a lot of friends who have kids and they know I am the last person to ask to babysit for that same reason... lol I like the details you put into this the floral top is a nice touch!

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  16. Your so Witty! and a totally hot school teacher! :)

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  17. I have loved all of your outfits over the past week! If you were a schoolmarm, you'd obviously have a blog about schoolmarm style and storytelling-appropriate skirts, haha. And grammar. I would definitely request posts like that.

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  18. You look so cute, I love this dress. I toyed with the idea of being a teacher too and am told quite often that I dress like a "naughty" teacher although I don't think cardigan + skirt equals that, I think I just come across an awful lot of people with teacher fetishes. Haha geez, look at me, talking about fetishes before 5pm! Anywho, I feel the same way about kids, and I'd have a really hard time not kicking a kid out of a window if they were being a bully or disrespectful. I love the way you did your hair here too, the curls are so cute.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  19. Very cute! It could also pass for Librarian too! :P
    I think you'd be an awesome teacher!

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  20. LOvely outfit, your necklace is really cute :)

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  21. I love the print on the blouse, it goes great with the dress!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  22. Your panda necklace made me smile. I'm still laughing about what you dislike about the kids. My thoughts exactly. You are channeling the teacher look but with much better style than most!

    xo,
    Tracy

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  23. Personally I loved working with children, and I totally agree that it's not for everyone. I don't know where I found my patience when I was in the classroom haha. You are channelling a teacher here on this post...very Zoe Deschanel on New Girl (I love the show) and she's a teacher haha.

    Christine
    dela chic

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  24. Your panda necklace is really cute. Pandas always make me happy!

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  25. I'm the same way, as I get older I keep thinking about becoming a teacher but like you, I don't think I'd have the patience! Love this marmsy (is that a word?) outfit, the blouse is adorable!

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  26. aww i love this look! the blousy sleeves underneath the dress is so cute!!!

    i don't think i would be a very good teacher.. patience.. is not my strong suit hahahaha

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  27. This outfit makes me want to squeeeee with joy. I love it. Totally cute, practical, pretty, and budget friendly. I know what you mean about that teaching job and honestly, you'd probably make a pretty rad teacher considering you've got a great imagination, a love for comic books, and some great crafting skills going on. The screaming and the snot - total turn off. Perhaps the way to go is to get just that extra credential or two (whatever that might be?) and teach in a private school with smaller classes?

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  28. Yeess, this outfit definitely has a school teacher vibe to it! I love how you added the Panda necklace, its just so "you". :)

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  29. And a more adorable and cute schoolmarm there never was! You look beautiful! I love the floral print on the blouse and the little panda necklace is simply lovely! You look ready to take on a room full of children, lady! Get ready to impart knowledge! hee hee! :)

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  30. Super adorable! Love the blouse under the cute dress.x

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  31. you look adorable in this outfit.. very preppy and cute!

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  32. Aw you look really cute! That top looks awesome layered underneath your little black dress. I'd be layering tops under that dress all the time!

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