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.)