Yesterday, Blokey and I met old friends from graduate school who now live in Connecticut. It was really nice to see them and catch up on their lives. I ended up just wearing a reiteration of this outfit, which is fitting since it's what I wore most of the time while in g-school. The lovely wife was one of the first women I met in graduate school who really paid attention to what she wore, was trendy but selective about following them, and dressed for her body type. She taught me a lot about developing style.
One topic that came up was how graduate school spoils us- we meet so many like minded and interesting people who are willing/wanting to make new friends, make strong connections, go through collective traumas*, watch each other pair off and go through life changes, and then we all scatter to our respective new jobs. We really were lucky to find each other then (I complained a lot in graduate school, so please forgive my momentary mushiness).
Today, I'm taking a page from Audi layering a quite short dress over a longer skirt. I don't have a problem with the high hemline, but it's a little cold for that kind amount of leg. When I venture out later today, I'll throw on a cardigan, and then a coat. But it's not so cold out anymore, just snow drifty. This outfit also clearly marks me into "Anne Style", since I wore this dress as a top the first day of the challenge.
Happy New Year's Eve Eve, everyone!
Dress: Zara, via Beacon's Closet
Skirt: American Apparel, from a swap
*I know that qualifying exams are not the same as really terrible traumas, but they are stressful and real.