Freedom is still a little ways off here at IPF South. It’s getting closer but there’s still a very busy couple of weeks left — including a conference trip. But the promise of the very quickly approaching wedding of Rinty the Crusher, and the associated IPF meetup (along with Kelly), and a subsequent trip to Montreal is getting me through. Having excellent things to look forward is crucial when you’re busy — especially when you’ve got a stupid cold to really make stressful times even better.
I wore this for a comprehensive exam defense: major exams that Ph.D. candidates take before they start their dissertations. This was my fourth one of these so I’m starting to feel more comfortable with them — though it’s still weird to be on this side of things. I tend to be more dressed up for these things than I typically I am — both to convey to the student an appropriate amount of respect for their work, and to shore up my own sense of authority.
This therefore called for heels and a pencil skirt. I really like the pairing of the grey & black stripes, with the olive. Even though I’m a firm member of Team Color, there’s something about rich neutrals that seems professional and authoritative.
However, I couldn’t resist a pop of (relatively muted) color. It also helped obscure the somewhat deep-v on the shirt.
Anyone got any tips for getting rid of a cold?