Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hello schoolteacher

The eclectic librarian is back! Goodbye summertime fun, hello schoolteacher! And hello purple thrifted sweater. 


This sweater wins at life. I love the ruffles and the color and the everything. That is what I love about this sweater.


I wore this outfit to TD training (I am a 3-5 teacher for gifted kids also known as "TD" (Talent and Development) students.), and I also wore it during my literacy training last summer. I'm pretty sure I might be wearing it once a week for the rest of 2013.


The evening before the training, I started watching "Top of the Lake" on Netflix Instant. It stars Elisabeth Moss from Mad Men, and its directed by Jane Campion who also directed "The Piano," which is a gorgeous, gorgeous movie. A word of advice: Don't start watching "Top of the Lake" the night before you have to wake up at a reasonable hour and think about important things.

"Top of the Lake" is so good -- tremendously involving and suspenseful and yet somehow also languid. It paints a (disturbing) portrait of a town and is totally addictive. All the characters are absolutely absorbing and complex. The mystery is so mysterious! Truth time: I had to skip many episodes to get to the finale or I wasn't going to fall asleep. So that's what I did. I watched the last episode and skipped many in the middle. Shame on me! Don't be like me! But do carve out some serious time for it if you have binge-TV-watching tendencies as I do with killer (as in good and also as in crime-solving murder mysteries) shows. "Top of the Lake"? Top notch. (Oh yeah. I went there.)

14 comments:

Jane said...

the top goes well with your skirt! i like it!

freckleface said...

Yes, it's a hit, that sweater. Very flattering shape and colour on you.

I've missed Top of the Lake. Everybody seems to be talking about it. What a nuisance. I do love a good old mystery drama. xx

Isabel said...

love the print! very fun!


Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

Loulou said...

It is a great sweater in deed! Top of the alke sounds rights down my ally. I just wish that Canadian Netflix got as many good shows as US Netflix seems to get, 'cause I've not seen this one listed yet. And I'm still waiting to see 'Downton Abbey'.

Have fun going back to school!

Emmylou said...

Agree with the comment above. I wish Cdn Netflix has the same stuff as the US one.:( We don't get Top of the Lake here.
And you can never go wrong with ruffles. Cute sweater:)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Cute sweater!

Josie said...

I really want to watch that film now, sounds great! xxx

wardrobeexperience said...

such a cute outfit. love the ruffles of the tee.

pastcaring said...

Such a sweet little sweater, gorgeous colour and gotta love a ruffle or two! I missed Top of the Lake too, but then I don't watch much TV... xxxx

Marisa Noelle said...

I've never heard of Top of the Lake...but now you have me curious...and Netflix, here I come...hehe. How perfect is that sweater?! Such a pretty ensemble all around :-)

Sam said...

I left a comment here earlier but I think it got lost in cyberspace! Lol. This is such a classic and ladylike outfit, the colour of your top is so lovely. Thanks for your lovely words on my last post!

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sabine said...

It's a marvellous outfit. The bright blue top goes so well together with your dark hair.