- Denim trench – adopted from sister-in-law
- Yellow cardi: Ann Taylor Outlet
- Leaf top: H&M
- Belt: thrifted
- Skirt: ages old, perhaps from Ross?
- Pumps: Madden Girl, via DSW
Thank you all for bearing with me during the final, insane weeks of the semester (I haven’t forgotten that I owe you all a dress tutorial). After soldiering through many, many hours of writing, giving, and listening to seminar presentations I came home this evening and my husband greeted me by pointing out that I had just left my final department class as a PhD student. Whoa. I’m glad that I didn’t have the momentousness of the occasion in mind when I got dressed in the morning. That might have been a little too much pressure.
As it was, I dressed for today’s blitz of presentations wanting to end the semester with a pop. Enter the graphic leaf print tee paired with a yellow cardigan. I usually shy away from pairing yellow with black and white, for fear of looking like a bumblebee. But I think that the bold patterning of the top is fresh next to the yellow, and together they make a high-waisted skirt more modern.
I felt confident giving my presentation, put-together for listening to and commenting on others’, and comfortable enough to bike to and from campus (more on that later). Tonight, I’m taking a deserved night off, before heading back into the thick of actually writing those papers that I presented…