The Academic Conference / Extended Vacation Summer Packing List!

So you’ve been invited to a work conference in an exciting locale–the type of city or country that makes you think about staying for a while after conference presentations are over. But what to pack, and what to wear, especially for hot weather? How to fit business casual clothing and beachwear into the same suitcase? I’m currently in this conundrum so let’s figure it out together. Plus, I made you a packing list you can print!

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Spring teaching outfits, part 4

Welcome back to spring teaching outfits! Whether you’re a grad student or professor, I’ll bet you’re excited to see the sun again and finally transition to warm weather clothes. But, what to wear in the classroom? Here are 5 more easy ideas for spring teacher style. Plus, my new haircut 😉

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Spring teaching outfits, part 3

I’ve spent a lot of time talking about how I want my style to look here–sporty, fuss-free, modern, minimalist, tailored, etc etc. After my last closet cleanout, I’m finally feeling pretty good about what I have and how it fits my work and lifestyle. It’s a really good feeling! Here are a few outfits that I am excited to be able to make for spring.

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Allbirds Tree Dasher 2 Review + get free socks!

I’ve been testing Allbirds Tree Dashers 2–the second Allbirds version of a running shoe–for the past week. They’ve been through cross-training, dance class, and walking in that time so I thought I would let you know how they fit and feel–especially in terms of tread, sizing, arch support, and if you can add insoles to them. And yes, we’ll discuss if they’re good for running and other exercise classes. Plus, I have a discount code from Allbirds for free socks with purchase, if you want!

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Some spring teaching outfits, part 2

My goals in the classroom are always to be practical, weather-appropriate, cute and comfy. As the seasons transition it can be challenging to remember what I liked to wear last year at this time. So, here are some more spring teacher outfits I’m wearing in 2022!

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LA Relaxed Review + Discount Code

You know those clothing items that you buy thinking they’ll be pretty good but suddenly you find you’re wearing them all the time? That’s exactly how I feel about the Well Loved set from LA Relaxed. So today I thought I would give you a LA Relaxed review, plus I have a little discount code for 20% off!

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Beach packing for the non-beachy

I accidentally have a lot of beach time planned this spring. I say accidentally because, well, I like the beach, but I don’t consider my style very “beachy.” Yet, without fail, every time I’m headed somewhere warm I feel a need to impulse buy a bunch of whimsical items to fit in. No more reinventing our wardrobes for lives we don’t live! Here’s my beach packing list.

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ADAY is making office athleisure so naturally, I had to try it

ADAY Turn it Up Pants in olive and Something Borrowed Shirt in midnight

Sporty business casual clothes are kind of my jam–I love anything that is sweatproof, wrinkle-proof, and includes an elastic waistband because as a teacher, I basically need clothes to be all of those things. So it was only a matter of time before I got curious about ADAY, which makes sustainable office clothes that are sneakily actually comfy enough for travel and weekends. Here, I review the Turn it Up Pants and Something Borrowed Shirt.

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