(FR did not have a good time at the cottage this year. He wanted to chew his foot, so he had to wear the cone of shame.)
(Coming soon: Surprise, Part Two)
Hi Everyone and thanks to A-Dubs and D-Med for asking me to join them in figuring out the ever-thorny issue of dressing like a professor. I’m just starting my second year in a tenure-track position in a big department in the South-Central U.S. so professorial fashion is also enmeshed with weather appropriate fashion as it stays hot (read: well into the 80s and 90s/ 30s) until late October and then heats up again in March. For me, then, my professional wardrobe must absolutely include sleeveless items. Though this also means that I no longer have to try find ways to teach in snow-appropriate gear.
For right now, however, I’m trying to find a way to balance my uber-casual summer off-campus wear with my transition back to being on campus semi-regularly. Today’s jersey dress has been a staple but with the camis I usually layer underneath it (otherwise it borders on the unseemly) it seemed way too casual. As well, though I don’t know if this shows up in the photos, it’s kind of a washed out jersey, further contributing to its casualness. So today I added this tank/tunic/ tank-ic that embraces two trends I currently am obsessed with: grey and ruffles.
Dress: Gap Outlet
Tankic: Old Navy
Sandals: Black Patent Birkenstocks
Background noise: Neko Case; the mini-FR cracking down on the door-to-door delivery of mail
I’m pretty happy with how this turned out–though it needs something in an accessory I think–and can definitely teach in it once I switch out my Birkenstocks for other shoes–probably these “snakeskin” flats from Old Navy:
And, finally, because the best way to ingratiate yourself to new people is to post gratuitous photos of your adorable dog wearing ridiculous costumes… here’s the mini-FR in one sent by D-Med.
How do you take summer clothes into fall?