It feels like it’s been a long week here at the Southern branch of IPF. And it’s only Tuesday. My department & university is in the midst of budget anxiety so there’s a whole lot of stress going around. While I rationally know that some of the changes they’re talking about are a long ways off and, ultimately, workable, it’s stressful being un-tenured and newish to the campus in the middle of talk about increasing teaching loads & department “branding.”
Fortunately, I loved yesterday’s outfit. The top doesn’t photograph well — it’s got ruffles going down the front of it — and in some of my (discarded) pictures it seems even sheerer (which it really isn’t in person) but I love it a lot. I have the same shirt in white which I don’t actually wear that much because it is quite sheer so it’ll have to wait until cooler weather comes and I can layer over it. The skirt is another item I have in multiples. It’s the same style as my khaki green one from Wardrobe Workhorse Week. One of the things that’s great about this skirt is that it’s reversible so not only is it bright blue but it’s also brown (the green one has a green & blue pattern on its other side) so it too is an excellent workhorse.
Things are feeling better today. I’m not teaching so I’m working from home in my pajamas. Plus last night’s emergency sushi with a friend helped. As did a lengthy phone conversation with D-Med.
Top: Joe (yes, yet another grocery store score!)
Shoes: Etienne Angier, from Macy’s
Sorry for the messy backdrop to this photo, this photo was taken when I got home from work and couldn’t be bothered to even kick my flip flops out of the way.
And, because I didn’t take any other outfit pictures, here’s a picture of the mini-FR in his post doggie daycare sleepfest. Seriously, isn’t he the cutest (of course, leaving your own pets/ kids out of the equation)?
What do you do to recover from a stressful day?
Also, Anne, thank you for introducing me to Archer. This show is hilarious. It’s caustic and absurd, just the way I like my comedies!
For those of you who didn’t see Millie’s fantastic post over on Interrobangs about fashion blogging and gender, you should check it out — it dovetails nicely with A-Dubs’ post yesterday.