Conference packing: Winter in the south

I’m packing for my annual conference! This year, it’s in New Orleans, so the weather should be fairly temperate for winter, but with some rainy days and humidity. So, what to pack for the annual academic conference? Here are some outfits I have considered!

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The realistic, comfy, walkable business casual shoe round up for 2022

With the state of technology in the world you think we would have solved comfortable and stylish women’s shoes by now, but it appears we have not. Is it too much to ask that I want support, a low or no-heel style, and something that looks professional, all while being age-appropriate for a 20- or 30- something? Apparently so. But here’s what I’ve got that I endorse for your office and conference wear in 2022.

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My fall/winter closet updates of 2022

Sometimes the season changes without incident. Other times, I have a full closet crisis. This year I’m dealing with the latter–just a struggle to get dressed, some obvious closet holes, and a feeling that a few items no longer suit me. So, I’ve made some closet updates this fall! Here’s what I’ve bought and what I’m still looking for.

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Help us find tops to wear under a suit!

Finding the right shirt to wear under a blazer or suit can be tricky, and was a source of stress when I was on the academic job market. A reader recently requested I do an updated round up–just in time for conference and interview season! Here are a few women’s tops that are perfectly unfussy under a blazer, and I would love to hear your recommendations!

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Do you ever do a dress rehearsal?

The other day on Instagram I asked if anyone else gets seasonal amnesia–meaning you totally forget what to wear when the weather changes, even though surely it’s been 60 degrees at some other point in your life before this and you managed to get dressed then. I decided to try something new this season and tried on all my fall outfits at once, just as a refresher. Here’s what I came up with.

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September recap! What have you been wearing lately?

If there is one guarantee in life it’s that the first month of fall semester flies by! Here’s what I’ve been wearing to campus!

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A month of reasonable professor work outfits: Week 4

It’s time to wrap up this month of business casual teaching outfits! As always, here is a week of outfits that are actually campus-friendly for women in academia. This week I tried to lean in to some early fall inspiration that can be layered later for additional warmth!

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