So this outfit worked better in theory. By that I mean, it looked awesome in my mind. But even in this very early morning picture, it seems a little off. But then, walking about 20 blocks in the Lower East for doctor stuff, I realized that the shoes were all wrong (too cold weathery), and that using a stretchy belt can not save all too big in the waistband skirts (I've heard that this is a frequent issue for women). The skirt kept falling out of the back. Oops. The sleepy face is because I stayed up late to prep. Thank goodness outfit posts show me what my laissez faire hair is doing lately. (Mental note, give Giovanni* a call.)
Luckily I have three pairs of shoes in my office. Yeah, I'm like the crazy "shoes in my office" lady (they hang out with my blazer, a scarf from Target, and a coat that I didn't take home once because it got hot. Can you tell that I love having my own office?) I planned a cuter outfit in response to Academic Writer of In Professorial Fashion's call for an outfit with special details, but that outfit is too warm for high 70s and sunny. I'll do a better one soon!
On a happier note, I bought pattern number 3, the clear winner. I may make one that is just below the knee so I can strut around, feeling like a quasi military B.A., but maybe it'll be so much fun, I'd to a shorts version in a knit!
Embellished Skirt: Billabong, via Cliche
Belt: from Presence, Chicago
Booties: Me Too from DSW
Shirt: H&M (very old)
*My very non posh, $30 hair cut dude on the Upper East Side. Saying that makes me feel more New York than I am.