Tomorrow is the first day of classes for me (they officially begun today at my university). Cue my requisite outrage at the sped up passage of time over the summer. Anyhow, after a really busy summer, full of super casual and repeated outfits, I’m nerdily a little excited for the opportunity to wear real clothes — though, to be clear, my clothes have not been imaginary throughout the summer, however appealing in this heat. Last week begun to ease me into the transition a bit as some department commitments began to kick in.
I wore this to our new graduate student orientation where I was tasked with convincing students to take my spring grad course. The presentation, like the outfit, was intermittently successful, but didn’t entirely come together as I had envisioned.
This skirt — which I bought as an undergrad and is nearing its eleventh year in my possession, and thus the crown for the article of clothing I’ve owned the longest — is one that I almost never wear and which I have almost gotten rid of several times, only for it to be saved by the obvious versatility of a black jersey skirt. The problem with it is twofold: I don’t wear a lot of black, generally, and it’s too long (I’ve got it hiked to high heaven here). Also, it doesn’t really fit anymore. So its problems are secretly threefold. But, sometimes, I need a neutral skirt and so I pull this sucker into rotation. Still, wearing something less than five times in five years would argue that I need to just find a neutral option that I like better.
This sucker I wore for the last official coffeeshop work day of the summer. Y’know, to be followed by today’s first coffeeshop work day of the semester. Spoiler alert: I’m basically wearing this outfit today as well.
While at the coffeeshop, I frantically worked to finish the draft of an in-progress article and to discuss the fate of the project that will not end with the cute barista. I was also wearing it when I got home, immediately post this conversation, to get notice of the changed status of the project that will not end. So good times all around. Also, the mini-FR decided to join in the fun.
How’s the back-to-school season treating everyone?