Well, I’ve survived the first week back! After a week where I couldn’t motivate myself to do anything productive, it’s nice to be back in the swing of things. I’m teaching my Modernism course this term which is old hat now so it’s pretty easy to get into but I’ve also got a new course I’m developing on post-1980s British literature which I’m really excited about. I’m sure in a few weeks the stress of the term will catch up but, for the time being, I’m enjoying being back in the classroom.
Here’s what I wore on the first day:
Dress: Lane Bryant (part of my 30×30 cheating)
Gold flats: Nine West
Pink bracelet that you can’t really see in this picture: World Market
I love this dress. It’s a thick ponte jersey so it’s both super comfortable and professional. I think this dress is going to be a conference staple for me. It came with a ridiculous belt but I’ve got a belt that’ll work nicely when I don’t have a cardi on top.
These bracelets are both recent purchases. I haven’t worn the mother of pearl one yet but I’m pretty confident both are going to become staples (along with a black & white one my sister brought me back from Morocco).
Today, for my second day of classes and for surreptitiously trying to convince one of my grad students from last term that he wants to slightly tweak his project and get me to supervise it, I wore this:
Navy Cardi: Gap
White, ruffly top & purple flats: Joe
Grey pin-striped pants: Target
Amber-colored biga$$ cocktail ring: gifted, my sister (blurry closeup below)
By the way, this cardigan isn’t this see-through. It’s just the stupid flash. I’m trying to take pictures without it (see the outfit above) but my non-flash pictures weren’t working today and I refuse to take more than 3 pictures. Anyhow, this white shirt is weirdly a closet orphan for me. I have the exact same shirt in black which I have to actively prevent myself from wearing everyday. This white version, however? I think this might be only my 3rd wearing of it over the last year. Part of the problem is that it’s pretty sheer — though today when I put it on, it didn’t seem so bad. However, inspired by A-Dubs, Cynthia, Rad and Anne, I’m determined to make this orphan work for me.
Anyone else have this problem of owning duplicates of an item where one is a closet workhorse and the other a closet orphan?
Any tricks for flash-less photos?