I finally found the instructions for my camera. The French instructions. So I have some outfit posts–fuzzy, fuzzy outfit posts from a fuzzy, fuzzy Saint Patrick’s Day.
Here are the elements:
Dress: can’t remember; possibly Value Villaged expressly for teaching on Saint Patrick’s Day; the belt requires a bobby pin to stay in place.
Cardi Dress: Park Vogel; this is an ad-free blog so I say this entirely without corporate encouragement: Park Vogel makes some fab clothes that are expensive but often can be purchased deeply discounted from their on-line shop and I have had amazing customer service encounters with their peeps. Once they didn’t charge me for a pair of extra-long leggings, just as a thank you. They rock.
Cardigan: Comrags; v. expensive and part of a set with a skirt and shell, which I bought for the second day of an interview. Has been absolutely the best expensive purchase for my professional wardrobe thus far.
Drink: Bushmills (not pictured), post-lecture
This is the Comrags ensemble, to which the above cardi belongs, I often wear to work when I can’t think of anything else. Its blackness is guaranteed not to fade.
That is a model, not me. Obviously. I love her shoes. Also obviously.
But I digress. Here is the outfit, in stages:
It is too cold for cap sleeves so I needed to add the cardi. Plus I already had to shave my legs for this outfit, I didn’t want to have to shave the lady-pits as well. (I guarantee that Academic Writer is rolling her eyes right now.)
Here it is with the cardi over top of it all. I really think the photos do not do justice to the necessary layering action. C’est la vie, I suppose.
Here’s a close-up of the little flower buttons on the cardi dress and the white-stitched seams on the green, green dress. I heart those little flower buttons. This is also a close-up of the cat hair I am inevitably dressed in. I keep a lint roller in my office at all times.
Finally, here it is with a body in it, both avec and sans le retardateur. Yelly Kitty also wanted to get a little cat butt in the frame and so I obliged her. You can see the tendency for up-crumple in one of these shots. Because the skirt of the dress is A-line and the cardi dress is a narrower cut, I did spend some time yesterday smoothing, for fear of the inadvertent flash (not from a camera).
The big chance I took yesterday was on the hose (ugh, I dislike that word): nude fishnets. I’m pretty sure they rocked.