Monday, May 17, 2010
Today is the last teaching day of the semester. I am both happy and a little sad. I actually really like my students most of the time, which is the result of hanging out with them and learning about how they are cool. I don't consider myself to be very maternal or patient by nature. I'll miss some of them, but I'll be teaching my first master's level class in the fall, so I won't likely have any of them again until next spring.
For the last day, I wanted to go for light but professional. It's supposed to be in the mid 70s, and I would go bared legged, but microfishnets are easier than shaving while half asleep. This outfit is in response to AW's post at In Professorial Fashion, and as you can see, I am OK with relatively short skirts, especially on the last day. While I dig the nautical aesthetic of this outfit, I am wearing a slip that has been folded down a few times. I'll have to do some quick work with safety pins when I get to school (I have those in my office as well as moleskin, and extra pair of tights, emergency stash of snacks.)
From here on out, it will be Rad's research, almost 24-7, with 2 final exam dates. So lots of casual wear and travel outfits until late August. This might sound good, but there's possible furloughs (work with no pay!) and the pressure to publish is pretty huge, so I do covet other people's 9-5 jobs sometimes.
Jacket: UO (2003)
Striped shirt: H&M
Skirt: H&M, thrifted
Microfishnet Tights: Daffy's
Black flats: Ecco