Not Quite an Epilogue

August 1st, 2011 § 52 comments

Dear readers,

As of August 1st 2011, this site is no longer being updated on a regular basis. We will likely check in with the occasional post or update as we hit personal and professional milestones, but it will not be in the regular daily schedule of past postings. If you are new here and want to read more about the origins of and impetus for this project, please read our “State of the Field”.

If you’ve come to this site for posts on academia, style, gender, and the many ways those topics intersect, please see our archives for previous daily posts, lively theoretical discussions, and a variety of DIYs and Tutorials. You can also explore by categories or tags. Make sure to read the comments for excellent contributions as well!

And if you’d like to revisit each of our parting thoughts, you can read posts from S., E., L., and A.

Thank you. Really, thank you.

- The Chics



§ 52 Responses to Not Quite an Epilogue"

  1. M says:

    Thank you for the inspiration, energy, and insights – and all the best for the future!

  2. SH says:

    Thank you, friends. I will miss you.

  3. Frumptastic says:

    I am new to the whole fashion blogging world but you all took it to the next level. Thank you for all you did and I will surely be looking to past posts for inspiration. Cheers and best of luck on all of your academic and life journeys!

  4. Brooke says:

    Thank you so much for all the work you’ve put into the site – I will miss checking in with you beautiful, funny, inspiring women each day! All the best to you in the future. :)

  5. Kara says:

    I don’t even know where to begin to thank you ladies for your kind reflections, intelligent conversation, and creative approach to fashion! I so appreciate everything this site has been about! Yours is the only blog I read that I really wish I could be real-life friends with the writers–you are just one amazing bunch of ladies! I was totally misty-eyed reading your goodbyes and I’m grateful for at least some milestone updates from time to time. Thank you for inspiring me in my thoughts, fashion, and academic endeavors! Best wishes and good luck in all that the future brings!

  6. Rose says:

    Thank you and bravo! Thank you for leaving the blog online as well – I know I’ll be coming back to it often.

  7. Nadine says:

    Thank you so much, ladies! (And I choose to say ‘ladies’ in the very highest admiration, using only the most positive connotations of that term . . !) I have always appreciated not only your style, but your thoughtful, gracious, professional approach. I have long admired your beauty, and come to admire your own personal selves as well. All the very best – much love from New Zealand. xoxox

  8. I can’t thank you all enough for the community, the inspiration, and the support that you all created with this blog. If any folks are looking for other academic blogs and academics talking, thinking, and blogging about the intersection of fashion and academia, feel free to check out this page:
    It’s a pretty simple set up, but we’re just trying to get a good list of academic blogs going so that people looking for this kind of advice can find it all easily in one nice place.

  9. Tanvi says:

    Thank you! You guys have been so inspirational. I would say it is because of the three, then four, of you that I began to consider personal style and personal expression. Thanks!

  10. Jess says:

    No, Chics. Thank you for everything.

  11. Patricia says:

    So this is it! Thank you, all four of you, for all the wonderful work you have put into this site. I had never before given much thought to colour combinations other than being ‘matchy-matchy’ – I have learned so much! I wish you all the best in your future endeavours and will check in now and again, and more often at ‘Simply Bike’, since it looks like that will continue.


  12. Nini says:

    I can’t believe it’s taking me this long to comment after following the blog for so long but thank you for the many thought provoking posts.
    This blog has made me challenge myself in many ways so thank you once again for all the time, effort and thought you have put into this blog.
    I wish the best!


  13. Fran says:

    Thank you all so much for all the inspiration and smiles. You’ll be missed and I look forward to seeing little glimpses of your lives along the way.

  14. Clara says:

    Thank you all! It’s been inspiring to follow you all and watch your styles grow and evolve. Best of luck with all of your future endeavors, but thanks for keeping this site up for all of us to refer to!

  15. Tina says:

    We will miss you!

  16. Mel says:

    Thankyou all – you are each a wonderful, inspiring, thoughtful, and stylish woman. I know the energy and thought that has been devoted to this blog will be used well and wisely in your various future endeavours, and I congratulate you on knowing when to end (that is such a critical life skill!). All the best wishes from me. I hope you have fun and satisfying times ahead. I will be very happy to hear from you as and when you update.

  17. R says:

    I will miss you all. All the best, always, and thank you all for everything!


  18. Amy Bouck says:

    thank you, all of you for you warm, lively and lovely posts. I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog. Best to all of you in your next endeavors.

  19. Caitlin says:

    Thank you. I will miss your thoughtful and stylish posts so much. Good luck on all your future endeavors.

  20. H says:

    Thanks, Chics. I can’t quite believe how long it’s been since I opened up that first post, which I think was a tutorial from S on how to wear boots with different outfits. This blog has been such a joy to read, especially whenever things got tough for me throughout my college career. I hid behind baggy sweatpants and cardigans when I first got to college, but reading academichic helped me discover so much about me, my body, and my style. So, for me the thanks is all for you. Have wonderful lives, and I can’t wait to see whenever you all check in!

  21. indigorchid says:

    Dear S., Anna, Sam, and Elissa – thank you. And thank you for leaving the archives up for lots of future reference; thank you for your words, and your time. This is not an end, just the beginning of something different.

    Best of luck in all of your (ad)ventures!

  22. Dara says:

    I miss you all. I keep checking the page out of habit more than anything else, but also to see if Baby S. has arrived yet, and then I realize that there won’t be a new post to great me and I feel sad. Thanks for everything!

  23. Emma B says:

    Thank you for a wonderful blog. Good luck with everything, and i hope we’ll get a sneak peek of you precious babies when they arrive S and E. I’m going to miss you guys, even though i don’t know you personally.
    Take care, Em from New Zealand

  24. Jessie says:

    Even though I just stumbled across your blog recently (during the last few days!) I wanted to send the biggest of thank yous for your thoughts and creativity! I am beginning a doctoral program this fall, and have spent the latter part of summer plagued with conflicting thoughts of academia, fashion, & feminism…

    Already your blog has helped to quell the anti-fashionista thoughts that had surfaced in my mind as I tried to come to terms with what it would mean to be an “academic”. (plus, I think I finally figured out what I can wear to an upcoming faculty welcome dinner!)

    So, thank you, again, for creating such a wonderful resource! I’m sure I’ll be scouring your archives for years to come :)

  25. Joke says:

    After visiting this blog occasionally to browse for specific inspiration (you guys rock! I love the color wheels and the packing tips and all the cute ensembles…), I just decided to add you to my more regular reads in my quest for finding a style to wear to work when I get my first job :)
    I wish there was an option to have a retro RSS feed, one that makes a post pop up 3 years after it was written.
    Thank you for everything, even though I haven’t read each and everyone of your posts, I know that every new one I will find will be great, since I loved the once I have read.
    Thank you for leaving the archives up and best of luck in your non-blog endeavors!

  26. Carey says:

    Please say it aint so. :( I’m so very sad. I have LOVED your site, ladies. Thank you.

  27. *sniff, sniff* I just found you, and now you’re leaving. I’ll have to content myself with the archives, I suppose. Best wishes, sincerely, to all of you.

  28. Susan says:

    Would you mind if I submitted your color wheel photo to Things Organized Neatly … do you know that blog? It celebrates beautiful things organized beautifully, which I think your 3-D color wheel does in spades!

  29. Chelsea says:

    Gosh, I miss this blog! For some reason my reader showed your last 10 posts as unread tonight, and it really made me miss the days of academichic! :)

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  31. Martin says:

    I just came across this site…well, via your Flickr page which is what I actually stumbled upon…so, anyway…
    I know you are each intelligent 3 dimensional women, and really having that in the background makes it even better – but on the internet, visually, you are all leg porn. I’m so sorry to objectify you that way, and as I pointed out the academic background and posts add to that but God, the legs!

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