How do you celebrate yourself?

I’ve recently come to the understanding that I am pretty bad at celebrating professional accomplishments. Academic life is a long stream of asking “are we there yet” about your research, so I believe it’s important to schedule some stop points for joy. Which leads me to ask: How do you celebrate yourself??

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The case for an unplanned capsule wardrobe

This week I got a major wardrobe upgrade that cost me $0–I re-capsuled my closet. Here are the outfits that change inspired!

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My quest to get better at summer clothes

One of my style goals this year is to embrace summer clothes. I feel like I hear from plenty of friends who agree with me that fall dressing is best–the layers make it easy to feel fashionable! But summer? It’s hard to get more creative than a tank top and shorts when it’s 100 degrees out. And yet, I now live somewhere where summer stays for 5 months of the year. So let’s think of warmer temperatures today and do some virtual shopping together!

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Easy, comfortable outfits for going back to the office

Fall 2021 might be a rude awakening for many of us, if enough people get vaccinated and we are suddenly summoned back from work from home to our offices. I already have a timeline for this–August 2021–and while I will miss some parts of my home office, I am a little excited to put on office outfits again. At the same time, my tolerance for structured pants (and bras with underwire!) is incredibly low at the moment, so I thought I would put together some easy, comfortable work outfits to ease the transition back to in-person work!

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Millennial thoughts on losing our cool factor, aka, straight leg jeans will not make me younger

This blog post is actually me styling straight leg jeans as a skinny jeans loving millennial because I have several pairs and am still getting used to them. But I love that millennials are suddenly talking about what Gen Z likes! I love it because I’ve been teaching Gen Z for a couple years now and I definitely can’t wholesale categorize them as people (duh) but I have noticed the style changes they bring to class! So today I’m reflecting on incorporating new trends while also staying true to what I like.

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