I bought a blazer at the grocery store today.
A while back I posted about a sartorial dilemma: what do I wear on those days when I am on campus but not teaching? I have a sparse professional wardrobe and I don’t like to wear a teaching outfit on a non-teaching day though I still feel the need to appear professorial, even if I am just in my office writing. Rad at The Cohabitating Closet made the brilliant suggestion of an office blazer: a blazer that lives in my office that I can throw on over whatever prof-cazh ensemble I have come up with for the day if I need to professor things up a bit.
I don’t own a blazer but I’ve been on the lookout for something suitable and inexpensive. Consignment and charity shops yielded nothing and I had all but given up when, voila:
This cropped cotton lovely will do the trick. And I bought it at the grocery store.
I also bought: cereal, yogourt, apples, potatoes, avocados, edamame, mineral water, toilet paper, an eyelet sundress, milk, crackers and peanut butter, the natural kind. And a bag of chips.
Here’s the blazer in action. Literally. In one of these I forgot to set the timer for 10 seconds and I am racing into the shot. Guess which one.
Blazer: Joe Fresh; Pyjamas: Santa Claus
It’s the middle of the night here and I’m already in my pyjamas. Please note, I would never wear my pyjamas to campus, even with my new office blazer.
What does professional casual look like for you?