Winter continues to administer solid butt-kickings all around, here in IPF North. In addition, we’re solidly into the marking-papers portion of the term, and I have a growing sense of panic that I’m not going to publish enough this year if I don’t get The Project That Will Not End off my desk by the end of this month.
In short, the darkness of January has extended into this month. Thus, the Fuzzy Roommate, the A-Dubs-Hubs’s cooking, your blogs, and yoga are the only things standing between me and the winter pit of despair, StyleNation. So thanks for that!
Outfits of late have featured a lot of black. As I noted last year around this time, black just seems easier, somehow, in the wee hours of these winter morns.
1. Ruffle-front dress re-mix:
I tried, this time, to treat this dress like a tunic, to expose the trendy exposed zipper (not shown), and to dial down the sexy. I consider this a step forward, in terms of classroom appropriateness. How’s it working for you?
Dress: Mexx (remixed)
Black t-shirt: Kenneth Cole (via Costco – I know. Evilness.)
Leggings: ?? (probably Winners)
Bracelet: Le Chateau (remixed)
Over-the-knee boots: France Mode (via Shoe Heaven, remixed)
2. Dress and boots, another version:
You’ll recall, of course, that I MUST wear boots for teaching right now because I have to slog across campus to get to my classroom this term. Hence, I purchased these lined, low-heeled, rubber-soled boots to make the trek bearable and to keep things as classroom appropriate as possible in these frigid snowy months.
Also, I decided to treat this dress like a tunic, too:
Frankly, looking forward to wearing these dresses has helped me to get out of bed of late. In addition, as I’ve been doing more than a little emotional eating and not nearly enough hitting the gym this winter, it has also helped me to avoid all the pants that have begun to squeeze and annoy me.
The extra-large ones were starting to feel a little indulgent to me. What do you think?)