What a day Stylenation. It’s been one of those days that is both crazy busy and personally unproductive. I met with a grad student to talk him through revisions of an article he’s doing for a special issue I’m co-editing for a journal. I taught. I met with a reading group to discuss a book I’d only partially read (ie. the introduction). I “impressed” the mini-FR with my musical stylings in the car by belting along to this and this repeatedly. It’s decided to return to the high 80s/low 30s. As a result I got very little of my own work done. Though as this mostly meant grading, I’m of two minds about this.
But, most importantly, I participated in one of my grad student’s defense of their comprehensive exams. This is the first time I’ve been on this side of it which, while infinitely better, was still pretty stressful. It’s the kind of moment where that good ol’ academic standby–the fraud complex–kicked in double-time. So, to counteract this, I was particularly conscious of my costuming. I wanted to perform “professor” with particular clarity today. This is what I ended up with (my apologies for the inferior picture quality–things just didn’t want to co-operate):
Faux-wrap top: Joe Fresh
White T-shirt: Gap Outlet
Grey, pin-striped pants: Target
Purple flats: Joe Fresh
Lucite necklace: Super sale at Anthropologie
Here are the accessories with a little more detail:
Is there any day that Stevie Nicks can’t make better, even just a little? How’s everyone else feeling about it being the end of October?