Happy Valentine’s Day, StyleNation! I have to say, I’m pretty indifferent to this holiday — it seems neither so wonderful nor so awful to me as pop culture would lead me to believe I should feel (it’s almost as though pop culture tries to *gasp* manufacture feelings). Today was a good V-Day though. Nothing in the way of romance, but, because we had a speaker here today who’s work is related to mine and who spoke in one of my classes (so, score! no lecture writing), I got taken out for both lunch and dinner on the university’s dime. Good times ensued. Particularly, our dinner where we, a bunch of academic women, discussed Annie Sprinkle well within earshot of our neighboring teenage diners (who were totes adorable. The dude had matched his tie to his girlfriend’s dress).
Anyhow, here’s what I wore today.
Dress & maroon pullover: Joe
Navy tights: Hue
Pink flats: Gap
Pink bracelet: World Market
I got this dress over Christmas and then promptly forgot I had it. It’s sleeveless so not entirely weather appropriate yet here (give it a couple of weeks). But I really like it under this v-neck sweater. This picture doesn’t show it off as well as it did in real life. The v-neck of the dress is sort of blouse-y so it added some nice dimension to the sweater.
I wore this last Friday to teach, attend a long faculty meeting, and then drink some delicious dirty martinis with goat cheese stuffed olives with friends.
Skirt: NY & Co.
Scarf: Gift from A-Dubs
Black, chevron patterned tights: Hue
Ankle booties: Franco Sarto, ages and ages ago
I haven’t worn these boots in ages. I got them nearly seven years ago when I was a MA student and wore them constantly for a couple of years–though exclusively with pants. This is the first time I’ve worn them like this. It’s probably been two years at least since I pulled them out but, in the spirit of not keeping things I don’t wear, I pulled them to out to either wear or abandon forever. I feel like it was a mixed experiment. On one hand, they’re pretty comfortable because they’re super worn in and they’ve got a 2 1/2 inch wedge which works well with my feet. I also like the look of them when I’m looking down at them. On the other hand, I’m not sure that they entirely work on me. I occasionally felt slightly ridiculous in them — like they were wearing me, not the other way around. So I’m keeping them for now and will try to remix them again soon to see if I just need to get a little more comfortable with the idea of visible short boots.
How do you broaden your sartorial horizons? Have a good Valentine’s Day, full of chocolate or other good things?