Monday, June 7, 2010
This week, I am participating in Sal of AlreadyPretty's Summer Black Out Challenge. From Monday, June 7- Friday, June 12, I won't wear any black clothes, with some caveats. Participants can wear black in a pattern (as long it's not the primary color), in workout clothes, or in accessories. Before I started reading style and fashion blogs, I only wore black tops and blue jeans or a black skirt, so this is good challenge for me.
The easy way out of this, however, is to use brown instead of black as my basic color. I have recently become a fan of brown, and this is definitely a Blokey influence. This is a slightly better photo of the top, a recently thrifted find:
I also thrifted these seersucker pants with huge baggy legs, and cut them into what I hope are work appropriate shorts. (Not for teaching or meetings, but for wandering outside my office in our building, the almost windowless former shoe factory in midtown). Hopefully, if I run into a student who asks, "Puhfessah, is there anything I can do to raise my grade?" I look authoritative enough for them to understand that no means no. (I don't meant to sound harsh, but I give them loads of opportunities to do help their grades before the end of the semester. By summer, I'm not so generous).
Thanks for the birthday wishes. So far, my 30s have been pretty rad. Being on a mental health staycation probably helped.
Belt: Not Just Vintage (Gorilla glued back together by me)
Shorts: BR, thrifted and shortened
Shoes: Aerosoles, thrifted