Hard to believe, but at the end of this week, the term is already a third of the way over. Which is both terrifying and exciting. It’s been a weirdly calm term so far — which I have hereby jinxed — since I had the Project that will not End accepted in the week before classes start so I’m feeling a good deal less urgency about such things, and I’m totally loving my students this term. As in, I totally want to force my Modernist students from this term to be my 20th century Novel students next term. Either way, after a really busy — and often super stressful in highly unpleasant ways — spring term and summer, I’m pleased with things right now.
Colorful pencil skirts + chambray = true sartorial love. This outfit desperately needs a necklace, or some sort of accessory, but, man, do I also sort of love it as is. This skirt is a showstopper and, while it really needs to be tailored, I’ve worn it twice already this term.
In fact, on its second wearing, it even prompted comments from the usually jaded women who work in the campus coffee depot closest to my office. I was there for an important cookie break with my writing group. Which we do on teaching days where we don’t write together, because, if we didn’t hang out on these days, we’d only see each other 4-5 times a week. We’re a delightfully co-dependent little group.
The faux-wrap aspect of this shirt is super hard to photograph. Also, the peplum on this shirt is an example of a peplum shirt that works for me, paired with a pencil skirt, in the classroom.
Here’s a shot to highlight the cork wedges of these shoes — which are weirdly one of my most comfortable pairs of shoes. Also, I suspect that these are totally too casual for classroom wear for many of you. However, they totally work in the departmental culture here — trust me, this outfit is more formal than what most of my colleagues wear, plus many of my female colleagues wear heeled sandals like this, right now while it’s still as hot as the surface of the sun. Would I wear these to a conference, to meet with a college wide department, or other professional setting? Nope. But, in the classroom right now, totally fine, as far as I’m concerned.
Anybody else got awesomely co-dependent work rituals?