Since I like to keep it real with y'all, I'll tell you that this blouse is the one I wore at Toph's party. I have not washed it since then and needed the scarf to cover the cream cheese frosting that was still caked on the shoulders.
Jeans: Kohl's (Vera Wang)
These jeans fit awesome the first day I wear them after a wash. They had not been washed in several wearings.
Scarf: Forever 21
I've had that scarf for two years and just wore it Saturday for the first time.
Shoes: Kenneth Cole Outlet (holla)
A holdover from my sassy college days
Bracelet: T & Co; gifted by my mother-in-law upon my engagement to her son (yes, I know I am very, very lucky.)
That's my outfit; the fact that the two main pieces of clothing had not been washed (they smelled fine and yes, my underwear was clean which we all know is the important part) probably makes me a little weird.
You want to know why else I'm weird?
My collegue had a gun pointed at her while driving home last week from work. When she described the event to police, they told her it sounded like a gang initiation. This happened no more than an eighth of a mile away from where I teach.
I think I might be weird because while I was scared for my colleague, I felt overwhelming anger at the young man who decided to point that gun at her.
Anger at him for pointing a gun at a woman who has probably taught someone in his family.
Anger at him for wielding a gun so close to where my students live.
Anger that another gang related incident has happened so close to our school.
Anger at I-don't-know-what for the path that led this young man to point guns at people in the road in broad daylight.
I guess I should be scared but I refuse to drive in the neighborhood where I work and not make eye contact with people walking down the road. It strengthens my reserve in my decision to teach inner city kids; so that one day, they will NOT be the gangsta-thug wielding guns on a busy road in broad daylight.
In sum, weirdo, to be sure. But one on a mission (and hopefully looking good doing it; but that's debatable).
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