Monday, September 26, 2011

How I wore it: it's not the heat, it's the humidity

[In re: the title of this post - it is so bloody hot and humid here in MA! I cannot wait for cooler weather! Autumn, I take back everything bad I've ever thought about you in the last 30 years...]

So I've rarely gone to Target in my life. Maybe a couple of times with my brother and sister-in-law, but... I went shopping for, like, clothes there. I know that they sell clothes and have collaborations with designers and whatnot, but... it's just never happened. So when my husband and I took a drive by an area shopping complex in order to accost the Geek Squad at Best Buy, I begged him to let us stop at the complex' Target too, in order to eye maternity wear.

The good news? I found some. 

Welcome to the Mondays, people. After a lovely, relaxing weekend, it was tough to go back to work today, but wearing jeans and a bright new maternity top sort of mitigated the Monday blues. 

A funny side-anecdote: my pregnancy is obviously no longer a "secret" at school in that my belly has definitely popped. But usually my clothes don't showcase it as much as the above top does. A student's boyfriend walked her to her class and then whispered to her, in shock, "I think your teacher's pregnant!" I was really close to asking her to tell him, "Nah, she's just big." But I didn't. Because sometimes 17-year-old boys just don't. Get. It. 

The other nice anecdote? One of my ninth-grade advisees approved of both my top and shoes and told me that I had nice style: I was this close to directing her to the blog! 

Red top: Liz Lange Maternity for Target
Jeans: Maternity America, via Gilt Groupe, remixed
Plaid flats: American Eagle by Payless, remixed


  1. I love Target for fun styles. My own experience is longevity leaves something to be desired. The good news for you is I'm guessing you don't plan to be pregnant forever ;P

    I'm really loving those jeans and kind of want my own, lol. You are a most stylish teacher for sure, your students should be taking notes on fashion, too.

  2. It is so cool that your students compliment you! :D

  3. Yeah, it's always nice (and SHOCKING) when students compliment me. On something that I consciously put together...

    Cassy, as for the longevity, as you rightly state, these are not clothes I'm planning to treasure for the rest of my life, so...

  4. Oh, I like the top. Don't entirely know what age your students might be, but I do know that it was hard for my classmates in middle school to imagine that our teachers even had sex lives.

  5. My students are high-schoolers. They're mostly excited about the fact that, and I quote, "there's a kid in there." Poetic and apt.