Easy Valentine’s Day Outfits You Maybe Already Own

This post is dedicated to all of the floral dresses I have put into shopping carts this month. I love red, flowers, and hearts, so it’s not surprise that retailers REALLY get to me in February. I am always looking for classy, mostly casual outfits for dinner dates but want to feel just a little bit festive, too! To resist the urge to shop, I decided to shop my own closet for what to wear for easy Valentine’s date night outfit ideas!

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Style shifts for 2021: More Color

As I recently wrote, I’m trying to go into 2021 by more intentionally noticing what I like in my closet and, when I (hopefully infrequently!) shop, aligning my purchases with those trends. The second style shift I’ve noticed recently is that I am reaching for more colors and have started putting more colorful items together! My second style goal this year is to embrace more color, so here’s some style inspo I’ve pinned and what’s on my wishlist!

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Work from home outfits for when you’re stuck in a leggings rut

Hello hello and welcome to no leggings January. My friend Renee and I have challenged ourselves to give our leggings a break and work from home in *gasp* real pants. I’ve been semi-faithfully taking mirror selfies so: here are a bunch of work from home outfits that are comfortable but do not involve leggings!

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Adding Jewel Tones to My Capsule Wardrobe

When I started a capsule wardrobe 8 years ago I had every color ever in my closet. As I cleaned it out and assessed what I actually liked to wear I discovered the magic of only buying stuff that is versatile and goes together. As a result, I ended up with a closet of highly mixable neutrals. Lately, however, I have really felt the need for a color boost. So here is the one colorful thing I’ve added to my closet lately, a teal silk tank top, and a bunch of ideas for mixing and matching strong colors with a neutral capsule wardrobe.

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Outfits Lately: Back to School

Greetings from the beginning of the school year…I cannot believe it’s my second year as an assistant professor. Seriously COVID is a blackhole that swallowed a whole semester of my tenure track time and it is very perplexing. I am not ready to be busy again but it feels amazing to have a place to go and a reason to get dressed! Here’s what I wore for the first week of classes for some women’s professor style outfit ideas!

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What I wore for a week of virtual job interviews, plus resources for talking about race with family

It’s Friday and I have just finished teaching my 3-week summer course on job interviewing. It was a strange time to teach the class with many students out of work due to coronavirus shutdowns, and then a sad time to teach the class with the country mourning George Floyd and rallying for racial justice, but we made it and I am SO PROUD of my students! I loved hearing about their career goals, talking cover letters, and practicing interviewing with them. I did, however, have to interview all 25 of them this week. Which was a lot of video conferencing. Don’t worry, I decided to change outfits like twice a day to deal with having to sit for so long. Here’s what I wore…

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My 30 piece summer capsule wardrobe: Week 2 of the 30×30

Welcome back to week 2 of my 30 piece summer capsule wardrobe. Here are all my items if you would like to see, and here’s what I wore this week for over 100 degree temperatures here in the southwest (eek).

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