It’s December, and I’m in denial. I’m leaving in SIX WEEKS. I’m so unprepared. I still need to do basic things like buy luggage, set up my finances, and sell/give away my worldly possessions. Well, something I have done is prepare my wardrobe. (Real nice priorities there, eh!) As an educator and a foreigner, I will need to be careful with what I wear—but I also need to still look and feel like myself. I can’t bring any of the fit-and-flare dresses that are basically my uniform, so I’m trying to be more creative. I’m also trying to buy more sustainably—which means thrifting, second-handing, and vintage buying! If not, then buying from local and small businesses.
I snagged this pleated wool skirt from Hearts and Hearts Vintage (Instagram: @heartsandheartsvintage). Ignore my dirty boots, heh. They were for prancing around in Seattle’s paltry snow this weekend! The vintage skirt is cozy, immaculately stitched, and refined. I love the texture. The shopowner and curator, Sophia, also runs a cool blog. She’s pretty awesome. 🙂
It definitely fits my aesthetic of “cute teacher” or “lovely library lady” (ahahahahaahahahaaa), or what I might call “academic-chic.” I do adore tweeds, twills, and textured tights. I will admit there are a lot of cardigans and blazers in my closet.
It’s also perfect for bundling up in the cold, but also lightweight and swingy enough for some summer days. Morocco will require a lot of versatility.
I’m not a fashion blogger, but I definitely can see the appeal of symbolic raiment. This feels right for someone standing on the threshold of winter and adventure! As everything’s wrapping up, I’m feeling a teacherly bittersweet: sad to leave my current students, but excited to meet my new ones in Morocco. Happy December!