Saturday, May 12, 2012

under the Harry Potter robe

Today was Commencement.  We are required to go to at least one graduation ceremony a year, but I try to go to both the winter and spring commencement because:
  1. We have a close knit group of students and only 3 full time faculty, so it means a lot to them for us to come and support them.  Plus their parents love getting group shots of us with the students.
  2. We typically have students graduating at both terms, and it seems wrong to only show up for some of their graduations.
  3. I paid $800+ for my academic regalia, so any chance I get to wear it decreases the cost per wear.
These gowns are HOT, so underneath I wore a light summer dress.
 This dress looks like a pencil skirt and blouse, but it is in fact one single piece making it easy-peasy.
I love this dress and got it on serious clearance, but it is dry clean only and the skirt part is very prone to wrinkles.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


I found some pictures from the last few weeks that I never posted.  So here they are:
The above was worn to work one day in April.

The above dress I wore to our department banquet.

Never been to Nantucket

I have never been to Nantucket, but it seems like it would be a "nautical" sort of place.  And if I went to Nantucket on a summer day, this is what I would wear.  I LOVE madras plaid (don't judge that I may own more than one madras plaid skirt)!  I think this would be the perfect outfit for walking along piers full of sailboats.
The tee-shirt (a very pale yellow) is from Target and the skirt is Ann Taylor Loft via Goodwill.  The hard to see sticker proclaims that I voted today.  In particular I voted against Amendment One in NC.
Nautical | Everybody, Everywear

Monday, May 7, 2012

light and flowy

I bought this skirt at the Talbot's Outlet last fall, but it was just too summery to break out until now.  I need to find a more dressy top to go with it for more formal work days.  But during finals week a t-shirt is fine.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Puppy Love

This is what I wore last Thursday.  My doggie insisted on some loving while I snapped a photo.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

replacement shoes

Oh how white my legs are.  Wearing white is supposed to make people look more just highlights how pale I am.  These shoes are replacement shoes.  I have a very similar pair that I recently wore into the ground (we are talking wore holes into the soles).  These look very similar to the pair that died, and thus I know they will integrate into my closet quite well.
Tee (Talbot's Outlet), Skirt (White House Black Market via Ebay), shoes (Ann Klein via Marshall's clearance rack).

Here is a quick comparison of old and new shoes....(old on left, new on right).  Old shoes will go out in the trash tonight.