Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Summer in the city?

Summer in the city?, originally uploaded by Cohabitating_Closet.

Today is HOT. I can feel it. There is A/C in our classrooms, but it probably won't be turned on in mid-March). The sun is pretty hot at 8:10 AM and I fear for the afternoon. It's usually fine in my office but the first class after spring break, sunburnt students, and overheated classrooms is not the formula for the best class (luckily, we are films!)
I love this skirt, but it wrinkles so easily. And I felt the need for a jacket despite NY's projected record breaking temperature of 86 (and that is hotter in New York than in other cities, something to do with all those millions of people and thousands of tourists that make everything more sweltering). I think I became more cold blooded in the midwest, although I hear that the midwest is also unseasonably warm lately.
This jacket makes me happy although it's not as versatile as many warm weather coats. It's one of those jackets that make me glad that I have a bit of height. Also, it will protect me from still cool subway stations (they will get oven hot really soon).

I have a lovely sleeveless knit v-neck under the very light, sheer sweater. I don't think I've ever taught in a sleeveless top before. Is that too much arm? I once read one of those "how to dress for success in higher ed" pieces that said, "If you are showing your arms, you might as well be naked." Hmm. Is that true, or do students recognize that even the Man has sweat glands?

Skirt: Cynthia Steffe (thrifted in 2004)
Shoes: Aerosoles (thrifted)
Sweater: Muji
Coat: Industry, Cliche (Minneapolis)
Crochet nude tights: Kmart


  1. Cute outfit! I especially love the shoes :) I never had a problem with my female professors wearing sleeveless tops - the sociology "building" (which was just an overgrown trailer) had really unpredictable air/heat, so layers were always a necessity. Besides, our First Lady says bare arms are okay!

    Enjoy the nice weather! It's 40 and rainy here today - blah.

  2. I love this! I love the muted tones. I don't think sleeveless is bad for teachers...especially if it's roasting in the classroom!

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