Sometimes actually getting dressed on the weekend helps me get things done. Things this outfit & I achieved yesterday:
-delivered a stack of books to my office
-bought snacks for the Super Bowl
-wood conditioned the house cutting boards
-dyed my hair
-stained the couch with hair dye 😭
-cleaned the bathroom
-made stir fry for lunches this week
But I forgot to grad school…oops.
What to wear to grad school visit weekend, part 3.
If you’re already in, you still want to look a little nice. Put a blazer on it!
Got a lot of work done in my tiny basement office today.
Gotta get back to this now that winter break is over.
Judged a Speech & Debate tournament all weekend, because that’s fun when you’re a comm grad student! Now I’m excited to get back to teaching ♥
Shopping the J. Crew Sale
Every December/July J. Crew does a 50% off sale on clearance items. This is the only time I buy anything from them, and has helped me to slowly build a professional teaching wardrobe. Here are some of my favorites this time around:
1- Sweater (I bought this in cabernet for $30 yesterday)
2- Velvet blazer
3- Cashmere sweater (I will probably save up for a couple months and make this my next big purchase…additionally, Steinmart has cashmere sweaters for $35 right now. Run, I say!)
4- Dress pants (I love that these come in fun colors, I might buy these in blue)
6- Necklace (J. Crew is my go-to for I-am-presenting-at-this-conference-and-I-need-a-power-necklace)
Ootd: casual black dress, statement sweater, neutral boots. Honoring my Arizona heritage or something.
Q & A: What do I wear to teach or TA as a graduate student?
This was my first question when I was admitted to a Masters program–how fancy do I need to get? A few business casual items can go a long way toward building your teaching wardrobe. Some to start with:
3-5 button up shirts (polka dot, maroon, buffalo checked)
Comfortable shoes! (Flats, oxfords)
A nice cardigan (thrifted, here’s a good one), and a blazer
I basically mix these items in with my casual tees, dresses, and jeans for teaching purposes.
Done done done! Grades have been submitted! Let’s karaoke!
At the end of every semester I buy myself a pair of shoes. But I also came home with a cape this time.