Monday, June 6, 2011
It's Academic -- Dressing for Dinner. . .
Lisa at AmidPrivilege has graciously pointed toward me as a possible model for academic dressing, and I didn't want to greet those visitors looking for style with flowers or gorgeous hotel rooms (potential projected post). Instead, here's what I wore for a visit with (academic) friends and could easily adapt for working on campus, although I'd probably swap out the t-shirt if I were meeting students (I like a solidly non-revealing neckline in that case). The dinner was so fabulous (thank you, L and M!), the conversation so wide-ranging, fun, stimulating, the playlist and sound system superb, that What I Wore was the furthest thing from my mind -- we did talk some academic dress, though, admiring L's new classic Frye boots, beautiful boots, perfect for the classroom, I'd say! Cabbed back to the hotel at almost 3 a.m., a time we haven't paid attention to for some very long time . . .
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Oh, and I presented last week at a national conference in a Smythe jacket (as Lisa suggests in her post), over a crisp white T, a pair of dark jeans, and my leopard-print flats.
If you're looking for more examples of what could work as Academic Wear, you could check out the What I Wore posts in that column of various topics down on the right-hand side. Welcome, thanks for stopping by, and I'll be very happy to receive any comments -- for now, though, I'd better get to work here in the best academic dress of all -- my BedHead Pyjamas!