OOTD :: of Spirit Week and the end in sight




It’s Spirit Week. The last one of the year. I think.

And in honor of surviving what has probably been the most godawful year of my entire teaching career to date, I shall willingly and deliberately participate in this school activity as an act of pure irony.

Today is Jersey Day. Or Sports Day. Or Sports Jersey Day. Regardless of what you wanna call it, it’s always been the bane of my existence because I just don’t do sports gear. Oh, I can do “sporty” as a style niche, but I’m just not into proudly displaying my team’s mascot/colors/swag. Probably because I don’t follow sports enough to have a team.

So I literally had to run to Forever 21 to find something inexpensive and disposable but also cute and compliant. Thank goodness I had some stuff still with tags on that I was able to use for exchange.

What I snagged, then, is this uber comfy sweatshirt that could’ve been perfection except for the lack of kangaroo pocket. I do appreciate its heft (a rare commodity at F21), it’s fun color pairing of purple and grey, and the fact that the number is not so in-your-face on my chest.

And being me, I had to do a bit of juxtaposing with a swirly whirly skirt instead of the expected sweatpants because…well, because I can.

Finish it off with matching purple Chucks, and I think I nailed this one. Doesn’t it have that old-fashioned 50s cheerleader vibe to it? J’adore!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top  – F21
Skirt – LOFT
Shoes – Chucks (and it’s not even a Friday!)

 :: Linking ::
Visible Monday @ Not Dead Yet

:: Grooveshark it ::
I Go Blind by Hootie & the Blowfish


20 thoughts on “OOTD :: of Spirit Week and the end in sight

  1. Jan Graham-McMillen says:

    Hey there, Cutie-Smartie! Love that you twisted the norm with that sporty-team shirt by adding the flirty skirt. It is an appropriate school-spirit response in this day and age. Very you. Enjoy this very pretty contrarian moment!
    You shall see me in one of my rare Keds moment soon. I’ve acquired red shoe laces and they must be seen.
    Thanks for your comment welcoming me back. I’m feeling in a better position to blog now, and am glad to be present again.

  2. Perfect! When do happen to participate in Spirit Days which is rare, I always put my own spin on it. Oh the trouble we’d get into if we worked together!

  3. Kezzie says:

    You make a very cute cheerleader! I don’t really do sporty either. Apart from my Doctor Who cricket jumper and my cycling gear!x

    • mtsedwards says:

      I still covet your Doctor Who jumper and I think cricket is such a classy sport for regulating the use of said jumper. If I thought I could get away with wearing one for Sports Day in America, I totally would!

  4. You definitely have the 50s cheerleader thing going on! Super cute! Thankfully i think that Spirit Weeks are over for the year in my neck of the woods. Someday I would like to hear about what’s making your school year so difficult. I’m having a rough one too so it would be nice to talk to someone in the same boat 🙂

  5. chessakat says:

    M-A-R! I-C-E-L! Maricel Maricel, she’s swell swell swell! Rock ’em, sock ’em, knock ’em down, gooooooooo Maricel!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (And obvs, I’m using the 50’s meaning of swell, as in great, and not the more contemporary meaning, as in swollen). 😉

    Super cute! And I would so hate to have to do this, so way to make it fun! You are sportsing!

  6. Patti says:

    Yes, you’re a saucy cheerleader! Love the floofy skirt. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

    • mtsedwards says:

      That floofy skirt was a limp midi until I took scissors to it. Or rather, my tailor took scissors to it. Regardless, I adore it now that it’s the proper length for fun-sized me.

  7. Sheela Goh says:

    J’adore vous, mon cherie 🙂

  8. jenortega says:

    Wow! Great work making spirit week so fashionable!

  9. Anne M Bray aka SpyGirl says:

    Cheerleader yes! I was going to ask where your pompoms are! RAH!

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