Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I had a meeting on Monday with the nice senior faculty member who observed me and she said that my casual "hipster" professorial style (I think this referred to the fact I called former presidents and military leaders "dudes") worked well in the classroom, I should up the authority at least sometimes. She's right, and I am probably naive about these things. I also think that students can mumble and groan but they still have pretty positive view of the class (made friends, learned a thing or two, watched the professor walk into the podium). But it's good to keep in mind.
Finally, I really have to make Buster's neutering appointment. He is looking so big lately. I made a joke about unneutered cat testicles to my new landlord yesterday (the old, crazy one left all four of her cats behind, even though she claimed she'd take them to Mississippi), and luckily, she laughed and told me I was funny. But it could have been offensive. So note to self- don't make testicle jokes to people you barely know in the future. Lesson from Tuesday.
Shoes: Me Too, via DSW
Monday, October 25, 2010
Buster has lately been so excited with outfit pictures, it seems that I really should take more. He kind of squeals with happiness when I set up the camera/stool for the outfit shots. Really, I just think he loves the attention.
Have a lovely Monday!
Dress: Not Just Vintage (Brooklyn)
Cardigan: Limited (via a swap)
Shoes: Tarhari (via eBay)
Friday, October 22, 2010
|Jude's best photo-crash yet|
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Please excuse the Muppet face*. I was battling hormone raging pre-pubescent kitty this morning and I was probably try not to laugh as that white tried to teach me a lesson. This red skirt is in response to Sal who asked about our "happy" pieces. I am not in a bad mood today, but I thought I should wear the skirt that always makes me pretty cheerful. I picked it up for $7 in the "vintage" section at the Ragstock in Uptown Minneapolis back in 2004. It wrinkles easily, the wrap style isn't entirely secure, and the buttons look very cheap, but I love it so much anyway. It's basically indestructible.
I realize that in the past, when I've worn this cardigan, the outfit shots suggest that this is a grey cardigan, but it's actually striped!
Stripe cardigan: LOFT (consignment)
Button up shirt: JCrew (interview top from 2007)
*(A term I stole from my buddy Koo, referring to the silly look one sometimes makes in a full on shot)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
This is my idea of joining "team color" by the way. Buster approves. Just so you know.
Hope you had a lovely Tuesday.
Denim dress: Talbots, thrifted
Belt: Presence (Chicago)
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
The leather looks kind of shiny, but the soles are rubber, and I have a decent history of fitting into Born boots. They're pricey ($255), but I had to break up with the $300 Charles David Regiment after reading the fine print, and seeing that they had artificial soles. Come one, Italian made shoes! If Napoleon would not traipse around Europe in man made soles, and I won't either.
The thing about these Borns is that Zappos sells this beautiful color only. I can get them cheaper on Nordstrom's site, but there's only a funkier, distressed darker brown and black. Although comments suggests that it's a very dark brown, which interests me. They are 35% off on the Nordy's site, so I'm going to have a make a decision soon between color and price.
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I'm off to the train!
Shirt: Loft, swapped
Friday, October 15, 2010
I had to grab this recalcitrant kitten because he has lately been fascinated with my camera strap. I had to go above my 3 pictures because he ruined 2 of them. Buster also expressed that my money should go to boots, not to neutering, because he likes his balls. While it is very generous of him, we are ignoring his preferences.
The boots have remained on my mental back burner, and I may consider them as a reward, if I can get my rewrites for this silly project off my desk today.
Have a lovely weekend!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Today, my evening class is being observed by a very nice and encouraging colleague. I'm a little nervous, but I'm mostly nervous about whether I will speak too fast. Here's hoping that this won't make me speak faster. This skirt is too big in the waist, but I hiked it up with a thrifted belt and now it's at the perfect length for me (with tights, of course). I was thinking about fun tights, but maybe on a non-observation day.
Now, onto real news:
After reading the champagne tastes post of D-Med over at In Professorial Fashion, and reading the comments where by Sal directed us all down the dark path of the lace up boots section of Endless.com, I've fallen under a lustful spell.
So these Charles David Regiment boots, a mere 300 clams, are beautiful and perfect. I think. They are brown, but dark enough to wear with black and grey for me "all neutrals, all the time" ensembles. They look like they can be waterproofed. There's a 1" heel, to help me with my stumpification concerns. And there's cute detailing.
The retail gods (whom I've been silencing during GAAD, but GAAD does allow shoe purchases) were smiling when I saw the very last pair in 8 1/2 for a mere $240 at 6pm.com. Just one left, the pop up box told me. OK, I threw them in the cart, I went to check out, and boom, there weren't any left.
Amazon has them with free shipping for $300. I haven't bought a thing in about 3 months now. I could really use "go everywhere boots." In brown. I already have sporty black motorcycle-y ones, so I don't NEED the CDs, but they don't go with everything the way the sleek military ones would.
I don't really have loads of money sitting around, and poor little Buster needs to get neutered soon (why does it cost so much to do this in NYC?), so it would be a bit of a budget stretch.
What would you do, Style Nation? Is this the sort of thing best left to lusty dreams? Or, like the illustrious D-Med, should I see if my dreams can come true?
Skirt: H&M (old)
Cardigan: H&M (last fall)
Shirt: Loft (last fall)
Shoes: Ecco, thrifted
Monday, October 11, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
It seems mild weather is back for now. I am no longer shivering in my apartment and I am glad I left a few summer dresses out from Sunday switchathon. The first time I realized I liked to pay with my clothes was 2 years ago, when I put together this outfit and I was like, "Hey, this isn't too bad." Big, smocky dresses may not be in fashion (are they?), but it makes me feel young and carefree. Even if my facial expression is not.
Also, I've been feeling a bit stumpy in my outfits lately. I realized this is because I've been sticking to conservative (at or just above the knee hemlines). I know this is what is considered "profesh" but I dislike the look of my leg line without a couple inches of thigh showing. This is too short for teaching, but I will be incorporating some of my shorter hemlines a bit more, to make myself feel more comfortable.
Also, because there may be wind, I am wearing itsy bike shorts under this tunic dress.
Dress: Mojoware, via Cliche
Shirt: Copper Key