I'm following La Historiadora de Moda's advice of dressing up a bit even when you're working from home. I haven't been working at home without major errands or meetings during the school week for a while now, so this gave me a chance to wear a skirt that I've decided is a bit too tight for teaching, but perfect for casual settings. It is helping with productivity. This outfit is also late following up to Eyeliah of Style Symmetry's challenge to wear 100% vintage for one week. I was challenging myself to go 100% thrifted/second hand just once, and it was really hard. Here, my glasses aren't thrifted but everything else is. Ooh, I am also "faking" a necklace by wearing a chain from my defunct fruit basket (we replaced them with better chain links) around my neck to fake the "chain link" design on the tunic.
I am smiling (which I tend not to do in outfit posts) to express my happiness with the the body I have, in the spirit of the Academichic's upcoming "Dress your Best Week." Here are my (for now) my five favorite things about my body (and then I will "dress" to play up these part during the week of May 10-14):
4) Skin tone (that’s weird, but I like my skin color)
I wanted to include but my big big head with holds my big brain, which I helps me think about big problems like explaining the structural causes of Global South debt to my students, but I think this exercise is supposed to maintain mind-body dualism.*
If you're a blogger, I'd encourage you to participate, and if not, I'd love to hear what your top five might be!
Tunic (as top), H&M, swap/gifted
Skirt: Uniqlo, thrifted
Wedges: Aerosole, thrifted
"chain" link necklace: off a defunct hanging fruit basket
*Some folks who study philosophy taught me this. I'm definitely not a professor of philosophy, not matter what the degree says.