A student asked me why I dress up every day. When I think of dressing up I think of high heels and dresses. It probably seems like I dress up to him because I don't conform to the typical shirt, jeans, and sneakers teacher uniform. My response to him was that I dress up for special occasions, and teaching him was a special occasion for me. I think he appreciated my comment, but it's hard for me to tell because teenagers show feelings differently.



 

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When I was growing up my family was of very humble means, so I knew better than to ask for things. However, I do remember one time when I just couldn't help myself. I was around 5 years old, and I remember walking with my family in Mexico City's flea market. When I saw them, encased in plastic lining with cardboard backing were a pair of girl's high heels. I had always admired how beautiful my mom looked wearing hers, and really wanted a pair of my own. I impulsively asked my mom if I could have them. She, as I expected, said no. I understood that she preferred to put food on the table than to buy a toy, but I was still disappointed. I thought to myself that when I grew up I would wear high heels every day. It turns out that I only casually wear high heels because being a teacher I'm on my feet most of the day. I am fortunate enough though, to own a couple of pairs of nice high heels. Although, I still find myself taking a second look every time I pass by a pair of little girl plastic high heels and smile at the memory.



 

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Black goes with everything, but white goes with everything AND makes it stand out.






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Inspired by my outfit, a group of students approached me and said I looked like Elektra. I had no idea who that was, so they explained she is a Marvel superhero character. For the rest of the day I went from being called "Ms. Moreno" to "Ms. Elektra". It was kind of fun. I might just have to dress-up as Elektra this Halloween. 

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I wanted to wear a suit but still look casual, so I paired it with a plaid shirt and converse.

 


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I'm convinced that I must have some chlorophyll in me. Like a plant, my body converts sunlight into energy. Good thing I was prepared for it with this sporty as ensemble.


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