September 02, 2014

What I Wore Back to School (part 1)


This semester I am teaching two classes that meet once a week. Once-a-week courses require a different strategy when it comes to lesson planning and organization. You need to factor in at least one break, and recognize that the sheer length might lead to even more attention attrition than usual. You also have a lot of material to cover even on day one, because the end of day one is also the end of week one.
 
But when it comes to the content of this blog the main difference between a multi- vs once-a-week class is that I have even fewer in-class outfits to assemble across a semester. For the first week I felt like I had two "first days," and the stakes were high. I needed to maintain that same sense of hopeful energy for each new batch of students. And to confound matters some ongoing HVAC work in the building meant that climate control was unlikely. With temperatures nearing 90, I was pretty anxious.

For one of my "first days" I wore the above ebay find which I now realize looks a bit too short with bare legs. Thankfully I was behind a media console for a good portion of our meeting time. But lesson learned! In taking outfit photos over the years I've amassed some pretty useful data in trial and error. The next time I wear this to campus I will pair it with opaque tights.

Details:
Marc by Marc Jacobs lace print dress (ebay find originally sold in 2009) (similar style; similar print)
Streets Ahead bow belt (similar)
Ann Taylor quilted leather flats
Kors watch

August 29, 2014

End of Summer OOTD


I wore this while we were in Ft. Lauderdale in early August. I will write a bit more about that trip eventually but I wanted to share a summery outfit before Labor Day weekend officially begins. It also happens to be a matchy match outfit with Emilia. I bought both pieces on clearance from the Tommy Hilfiger outlet in Washington, PA. We wore them to dinner one night but I only managed to get a blurry photo.


I used the trip as an excuse to break in my new Celine "Sophia" sunglasses. They were a gift from Smartbuyglasses.com who has an amazing selection of both designer sunglasses and designer prescription eyeglasses.  Thank you, SmartBuyGlasses!


Excuse the halo of hair that happens whenever I go to Florida especially.

Outfit details:
Tommy Hilfiger dresses on both me and Emilia
Celiné Sophia sunglasses c/o SmartBuyGlasses
Chloé flats

August 28, 2014

Win a gift credit from eShakti!


I mentioned in recent posts that although there are no students in my household at the moment, I still love "back to school" shopping. And I figured there must be others who do too! That is why I have partnered with eShakti to give away not one but TWO $25 gift credits to eShakti to two lucky winners. This credit is akin to a gift card that you can stack on top of the other promotions offered by Eshakti. This means you can really stretch those gift dollars!

I love that eShakti caters to a range of sizes and body types, enabling women to access cute, reasonably priced merchandise with equal opportunity. My favorite thing about the site is the incredibly affordable "mass customization" option. This is something to be celebrated! You can read here my review of the custom size experience. And check out eShakti's new arrivals here!

Terms of the giveaway:
You must be located in the US to win
You must leave a comment on the blog
You can enter in any other number of ways and submit multiple entries per day
The draw will be done randomly via rafflecopter
I will notify the two winners via email and eShakti will furnish them with their gift credits

Thank you again to eShakti for providing the prizes! Good luck! 

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