I had my first lunch meeting as an official faculty member today, so I wanted to look the part. But it was lunch, and I wanted to minimize slop-related risks. In general, I average one major spill per day; when I am nervous, those numbers go up (way up). So white is really not my friend, especially when an outfit has to last me all day. Nonetheless, I took a risk and wore a white blazer. Really, dark colours and I are very friendly on meeting/interview days as they hide a multitude of sins/spills.
Also, despite the relative formality of the occasion, it’s summer and no one’s teaching; so I decided to go with bare legs and open-toed shoes. Because, as previously noted, I’m crazy that way. That’s right, I live way out on the edge.
White ¾ sleeve jacket: Olsen (via The Bay)
Black sleeveless top: Max Azria (via Winners)
Black cami: H&M
Black flower skirt: Point Zero
Silver circle necklace: gifted
Watch: grandpa’s Pulsar (remixed)
Pink t-strap platform/flats: Kenneth Cole (remixed)
And while we’re being all edgy, how do you like the placement of the big pink flower on this skirt? ‘Rather appropriately symbolic – in a second-wave sort of way – for a Women’s and Gender Studies person, don’t you think? (If you’re on the fence on this one, does it help if I tell you that my work centres on women’s sexuality?)
(This is the back.)
And here’s a bonus pic, because I’ve got it, of the top, purchased just last weekend. I’ve decided the ruffly layers mask potential rolls relatively effectively. In fact, I’m so sure of the roll-masking qualities of this top that I bought it in grey, too.
Anyway, open-toed shoes & bare legs in summer meetings: anyone care to discuss further?