February 18, 2011

DVF at Work: Another Professional Experiment


I wore this DVF in giant Spring Shadows print to work on Valentine's Day. I quickly realized it would be necessary to pin the top, or else risk classroom cleavage. Typically I avoid such body conscious silhouettes but I have seen so many lovely ladies on fashionism.org sport DVF for their very professional workplaces that I decided to try it for mine. It must have been a lucky outfit because this week (while I remain swamped with work) a manuscript of mine was accepted to one of my favorite academic journals for publication. And what is even better is that the reader comments (which can demoralize even if they conclude with a provisional acceptance) actually made me feel MORE confident about my career instead of less. This does mean I have added work to wrap quickly, during a time when I am already overwhelmed. But I am glad for it!

I wanted to point out that one of my favorite bloggers, Marianne of "Looks Good From the Back"  already blogged about one of her hardest working items back in January. She wrote about her favorite shirt. And it happens to be from one of my favorite designers, MBMJ! I am eager to get more submissions for this showcase so if you can send them to me at jesspgh at gmail dot com by March 4th, I will blog the list the following week.

13 comments:

Desert Flower said...

This dress looks amazing on you. How can you fail to feel professional and confident in something so flattering?

Georgiapeach83 said...

beautiful dress, it looks amazing on you!!! congrats on being published too

miss. studious said...

Congratulations on your paper acceptance!!! Research is hard but it can be rewarding. My eyes make hearts to your wrap dress. I too wear them to class.

Amblus said...

First - that dress looked GREAT on you! Love it. Second - thanks for the blog shout-out!

roxyturtle said...

Love it! I have the Renny version of this print and while it's short it's also fab. I wish I could find the Jessica version.

A-Dubs said...

Love it. What a beautiful and very professional dress. And congratulations on your publication and its accompanying positive comments! That's such excellent news!

Tricia Mickelsen Thomas said...

You look beautiful in your DVF!!! My hubby has had a few things published so I know what a HUGE deal that is, congratulations!!!

Marianne Canada said...

This dress might be one of my favorites on you! So super flattering and pretty. Also, congratulations on your achievement! And aw, thanks for the link! I can't wait to see what else people send you!

tastymoog said...

Congrats on the publication and the DVF looks great. I can never figure out wrap dresses. :P

Lauren Cox said...

Do the pretty printed DVF dresses like this one ever go on sale? I drool over them when I see them in stores, but I can't justify ~$400 on a dress. Any suggestions on where to find one or should I stay diligent and keep my fingers crossed?

Lauren Cox said...

... I put the cart before the horse there: the dress looks great on you and I LOVE the fun print!

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St Germain said...

Oh, you look positively HOT in that dress (and are not sacrificing a professional look). I mean. Really. This makes me really want a DVF wrap dress but with no DVF carried in local shops, I will have to order. You and I seem to wear the same size (esp in Anthro)...can you advise on what size i should order and do you know if they ever come in petite? I'm usually an 8 with 36C.

And super congrats on the manuscript! My husb and I are both academics and so I totally appreciate what that means. Major kudos!

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