Back to school shopping for grad students and professors: Athleta

Welcome back to back-to-school shopping for college teachers! Today we’re going somewhere a bit unexpected: Athleta. Athleta makes activewear, yes, but they also make some pretty nice sweatproof and wrinkle-free clothing that can pass as casual office style. If you’re a professor or grad student who is about to teach in late summer weather I think they should be on your list.Here’s what I tried on!

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Back to school shopping for grad students and professors continues: Target try-ons!

Welcome back to back-to-school shopping for college teachers! When I was shopping for teaching clothes as a new grad student, I also lived in a very small town. This made it hard to find things secondhand and meant we didn’t have most name-brand stores. One store we did have, however, was Target! Target has some decent work clothing if you’re willing to dig around a bit. Here’s what I tried on and how I would style it to go back to school as a new college teacher.

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6 things I actually wear when it’s 100 degrees out

I have a really hard time figuring out what to wear when it’s 100 degrees out (or more). The truth is no clothing seems reasonable for extremely hot weather, and most sources of fashion inspo don’t account for these temperatures. So here are some outfits and closet essentials that I am actually wearing for high summer.

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What I wore: Turkey

I’ve fallen behind, woops! Today let’s do a quick round up of what I wore, saw, and ate in Istanbul, Turkey! We were in Istanbul for 3 days and it was absolutely fantastic–here are my packing tips and can’t miss sites!

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What I wore: Greece

Leg one of our summer travel adventure has wrapped up and Iā€™m sitting in an airport, so assessing my summer conference and tourism packing list feels like a good way to pass the time. Here are the outfits I wore in Athens and on the Greek islands, plus my best packing extras and a few Athens tips!

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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 šŸ˜‰

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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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The workout tank I own in 5 colors is now $20

Hi friends. I don’t think I’ve ever posted about a single item before, but I own this cami with a built-in bra in 5 colors because it’s seriously that good. I wear it for pretty much all my weight lifting, yoga, and hiking. When all 5 of them are in the wash, I get cranky, so yes, I did just go back for more colors.

The Perform Cami Atlantic ā€“ Everlane

I own both the cami and tank versions. I would say they’re true to your typical women’s t-shirt size–I wear a size M and find them perfect (even with a 34F bust). When in doubt I would pick the smaller of 2 sizes (I have one tank in a size L and it’s loose in the straps). They’re cropped to the belly button on me (so possibly a bit longer if you’re not tall).

Consider this your PSA if you need some new workout gear šŸ™‚

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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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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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