Friday, October 22, 2010

Mid-Semester Slump

Draft:

Earlier Drafts:
I've found this purple dress to be more versatile than I expected, I wore this purple patterned top early in one of my first posts, and this gray cardigan gets almost as much wear as my gray boots.

Composition:
black, purple, and gray patterned top (Target)
gray cardigan (NY&Co)
purple jersey dress worn as a skirt (Victoria's Secret)
gray leather slouch boots (Steve Madden)

Usage:
You guys don't mind me being a little blurry, I hope-- Katie and I were experimenting with new photo shoot locations on campus, and we liked this brick wall, but we didn't quite get the camera settings right for the lighting.  I wanted to share this look though, because it's my favorite kind-- a brand new look that incorporates items I've had for a while but never thought to wear together before. 

I've had a busy week, and I haven't been able to post for quite a while because my computer was getting repaired (thankfully, under warranty!).  I hope you've all been doing well since my last post and that those of you working/studying in academia are surviving that mid-semester slump.  I'm at the point in my semester where I have to make a daily list of things to accomplish and cross them off one by one.  If I don't do this, I start to feel really overwhelmed by how much I have going on during any given day and how much I have yet to accomplish before the end is in sight.  On the day I wore this outfit, for example, I was on campus from 8am to 9pm!  It was super rainy, too, so I was glad to be in a moveable, comfortable outfit that made me feel good even through the long day.

Happy weekend, all!  

Prompts:
  • How frequently do you come up with new "looks" using items you've had for quite some time?  Do you get as excited as I do when you create a brand new outfit by "remixing"?
  • What are your strategies for getting through overwhelmingly busy periods at work and/or school?  Do you cut back on your blogging/blog reading during those periods, or do you use blogs as your mental escape?  I've still been reading all of my blogs, but I haven't had a chance to comment as frequently as I usually like to.

4 comments:

Scholar Style Guide said...

I really like this outfit and the photo location. We should definitely use it again. I try to remix, but I don't do it as often as I should/could. And for mid-semester slumps, I just drink even more coffee :)

-Katie

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

This outfit is very cute. I can't quite see the detailing on the blouse but it looks like a great combination.
Right now, I think mentally about remixing outfits I didn't like by changing one piece, adding a belt, different shoes, etc.
I am so mid-semester slump! The list is a great idea. I will make one for tomorrow to help me sleep now. After Monday, I will have officially taught more classes that I have left to teach (Jewish holidays gave us a lot of days off in September). It's still a lot of teaching but it's good to know I'm on the downhill. Yeay.

Scholar Style Guide said...

Katie, I agree about the location-- though the bricks not matching up irritated me at first. Then I realized that this doesn't bother me on anyone else's blog, so I think I was just being a bit ocd.

Rad, I hoped making the list helped!

-Liz

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