Today, after giving midterms, I'm going to Ohio to be a "visiting professor" at a small liberal arts college in Ohio. (I have little experience at the SLAC, as I've got an all Big Ten education). I'm comfort oriented today, and looking at the photos, I think I've never needed a necklace as badly as I do today. At least I am wearing a color. Perhaps a belt is was in order, but this jersey dress is about 3 inches above the knee, and I fear the any waist cinching would have brought it into what Winona from Daddy Likey calls "chocha" territory (not so good for the prof.)
I'm wearing the blazer to try to up the casualness of a knit jersey dress. I kind of hate blazers, and this is the one that permanently hangs on a hook in my office. I tried to embrace the more straight cuts (called "boyfriend", which is annoying), that are all rage, and I hated them even more. I believe this is because I have a strong shoulder line, and therefore I don't prefer to emphasize the widest point on my body. But it does sort of demand authority more than a flowy cardigan. The folks at Academichic are also profiling jackets, so I thought I'd give it a go.
Although I like the color combo, I am feeling 2 thumbs down on the blazer. I want my cardigan. Thoughts?
Jacket and dress detail (note the "shirred yoke" on the dress. I'm learning clothes construction terms.)
Jacket: Esprit (on sale, 2 years ago)
Tights: Uniqlo (not the same pair from yesterday)