Oh my god, you guys, I could not be happier to see the arrival of spring break. Ours seemed particularly slow to arrive this year and, as always, those weeks leading up to a break seem slooow. (It seemed therefore pretty appropriate to lecture today on perceptions of private and public time in Mrs.Dalloway.) I’ve got a bunch of non-teaching related work to get to in the next week but, for the next couple of days, I’m letting myself relax a bit. To wit, when I got home from work today, I had an awesome (though accidentally 3 hour long) nap.
In addition to anticipating Spring Break, this week was also about enjoying some professorial outfits before next week’s parade of yoga pants and pajamas-as-daywear (though only within the boundaries of my home!).
First up, my first (photographed) wearing of the teal pencil skirt:
This outfit was clearly inspired by Janey-emm’s black and white pairing! (Also, the mini-FR is totally over being part of the photo; here, he’s much more interested in retrieving his plush baked potato from its storage place: behind the couch.) Rather than add in a bunch of color through clothing (apart from, you know, my teal skirt!), I decided to bring it through accessories and nail polish (a close up which comes below).
I’m sort of in love with this color. In the last six months or so, I’ve been much more consistent in doing my nails. I like having my nails done because it’s a place for yet another burst of color but have a typically voided the work of it. My sister introduced me to Sally Hansen Insta-dri top coat* and now I can do my nails in 10 minutes, usually while watching TV.
Today I wore the following:
Again, note the dog’s total disinterest. As we move into spring/ summer here, things are starting to both warm up and get super humid — a lovely combination to dress for, especially in buildings where the heat still seems to be on. I suspect this cardigan will be an increasing workhorse as its drapey-ness is lovely and cool.
Two weeks until the start of spring, y’all!
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