Professional Bags for Graduate School: 2022 edition

I have never met a purse, or tote, or backpack I didn’t like, so when people ask me “what kind of bag should I carry as a grad student?” I tend to have Opinions. Picking the right bag in grad school can also feel a little stressful: you carry a lot of books and snacks. You don’t want to be mistaken for a student (I remember so distinctly wondering if grad students wear backpacks??). And you need a bag that is high quality enough to survive multiple years of wear and tear but still affordable. Here are some options if you’re looking for a teaching or school bag this year!

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Back to school shopping for stylish teacher clothes

Are you back to teaching in person and in need of some updated teacher outfit ideas for 2022? I know I’m not the only professor in this situation so I decided to do a bit of window shopping for updated trendy teacher outfits to give us all a boost. Here’s what I found…

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What I would wear on the academic job market now

Hi friends! Every once in a while I get the “what should I wear to an academic interview campus visit” question. I thought we could use a 2022 update, especially as more visits are virtual and more of us are dressing casually. So here are a few items I would suggest and where I would shop for them if you are going on a professor job interview!

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The wedding post you didn’t ask for!

Hi friends! We got our wedding photos back this week and I thought I would put together a rambling blog post about the whole event, simply because I love looking at other peoples wedding photos ๐Ÿ™‚ Feel free to skip. Or don’t and grab a coffee and join me!

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Holiday outfits that aren’t sparkly

Every year I struggle with holiday dressing on my own terms and for the holiday things I actually do (less large parties, more Law & Order marathons and hiking). Here are my holiday outfits this year, if you are also looking for some sequin-less styles.

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Academic conference packing: Fall edition

I just returned from a rainy, chilly conference weekend in Seattle. Packing for academic conferences is always a challenge, especially if you’re not sure what to wear or what the dress code is. Returning to the conference scene in-person is even more interesting in 2021! Here’s how I dressed for the glorious (but cold) reunion that was our fall conference this year, plus a packing list!

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