This year is in the bag now and I am one part relieved, one part too exhausted to process, and one part screaming “why does anything about my life have to change?! It’s fine as is!” What can I say. I’m a reluctant mover. Plus my regularly scheduled exercise classes are over and I am just totally adrift without necessary endorphins. Onto the outfits…Continue reading “What I wore, what I read: May 13-17”
Graduation week is upon us! Here’s what I wore and read to do a lot of errands and celebrate the end of the year…Continue reading “What I wore, what I read: May 6-10”
In the winter, I sort of look like a grayscale (almost typed Greyscale..too much GoT on the brain!) cartoon. But, maybe because winter was way too long this year, I am now finding myself craving more colorful outfits. The problem is that I don’t find pairing colors as “effortless” as picking neutrals. After browsing Pinterest for way too many hours, here are some colorful outfits I’ve put together lately:Continue reading “4 combos for adding color back into my summer outfits”
I am currently enjoying what we in dissertation-land call draft purgatory. You know, where you have sent a draft of something to your advisor, and they haven’t given you comments back yet. So you do nothing. For like a week.
Usually I love draft purgatory. But I have a lot on my mind right now, job market-wise, and have definitely learned over the last month that research is your only form of agency on the job market. You can’t control the jobs. The only thing you can do is try to graduate.
Anyway. Here’s what I’ve been wearing lately.
a weekly roundup of what I read and woreContinue reading “Outfits lately: End of November”
I just got back from 6 DAYS of conferencing–definitely my longest conference to date. So, if you’re in need of business packing that can last you all week, here’s my packing list!
What I packed:Continue reading “Conference Packing List”
I’m flexing my styling muscles this week to try a new combo that I’ve seen on Pinterest repeatedly this season: layering floral dresses to make them stretch into winter.
It’s clear that dark floral patterns are in right now, and that makes the 90s kid in me extremely happy.
See how I’ve been styling my current dark floral dress below.Continue reading “Wearing florals for winter”
The Fall 10×10 has ended and here’s a recap of what I wore…
During a 10×10, you take 10 items of clothing (including shoes) and remix them into 10 different outfits over the course of 10 days. It’s a great way to try wearing old favorites in new ways. Here were my picks again:
I ended up pretty happy with my selection, which included 2 shirts, 1 dress, 1 jacket, 1 sweater, 2 pairs of pants, 1 skirt, and 2 pairs of shoes (I don’t usually include basics so I used a couple t-shirts as layers as well). I also got a new pair of leopard loafers of Poshmark halfway through the challenge so I threw them in too, as a way to figure out how to style them (they’re old Madewell but Madewell’s current version is here). See how I styled my 10 selections below.
The Fall 10×10 starts today and there’s still time to join. Just pick 10 clothing items and restyle them to make 10 outfits over the next 10 days. Easy, right?
Hah. By day 8 I’ll be making all sorts of strange combos, I’m sure. But that’s kind of the point. This is a great challenge for learning to use what you have while also identifying wardrobe gaps. Usually by day 10 I have a pretty good idea of what items could be nice additions to my seasonal closet, which is why I (try) not to shop for the season until the 10×10 is over. Here are my picks for the next two weeks:
Blazer (thrifted, similar)
Plaid shirtdress (old, similar)
Sweater: Vetta (can be worn 3 ways, so this is probably gonna be the 10×10 all star)
I’m pretty excited about a couple of potential combos right out the gate! And I’m hoping that these layers will help me cope with the Colorado 40 degree temperature span.
Are you doing the 10×10? If not, what are your wardrobe all stars this season that you could mix and match?
This semester just went from 0 to 100 real quick. Here’s what I wore on a very “put your hair up and deal with it” week.Continue reading “What I wore, what I read: 10/15-10/19”