Friday, March 11, 2011

Students, Strangers, and the Power of the Blazer

Dress: Francesca's
Blazer: Gap
Leggings: Target
Shoes: LOFT
Earrings: Thrifted
Necklace: Inherited from Cary's grandmother

I was planning to go in to work this morning for just a couple of hours, since it's spring break and all the new students seemed to be situated. So I dressed in clothes that could easily transition from my office to my couch, and the Power of the Blazer fancied them up for me. (I think the Power of the Blazer deserves capital letters. It's that Powerful.)

Then I ended up being at work way longer than I expected because a new student's apartment didn't work out and I had to help her find someplace else to live. She actually just called me to say she found a new place, which is great, but I feel awful for new students when stuff like this happens. Moving to a foreign country is stressful enough even when everything goes right. I'm glad that my job puts me in a position to help them; it's so fulfilling.

With the extra bit of stress today, I was very happy that I dressed comfortably, and I'm curled up at home in front of What Not to Wear right now, so my office-to-couch plan worked. I even got compliments on my outfit at the pet store when I stopped to buy cat food on the way home. I don't know about y'all, but a thumbs-up from a random stranger always makes me feel pretty. I'm looking at you, nice lady buying an 87-pound bag of dog food. Your outfit was cute too, and I was very impressed that anyone could wear high-heeled boots and still wrangle what must be a dog the size of a baby elephant.


  1. i love the dress and blazer combo--simultaneously comfortable and professional.
    and the red!! it's such a great color for you.

  2. Thanks, Tania! The blazer is a really soft cotton blend, not normal blazer material, so even that is more comfortable than normal. Any day I can wear clothes to work that provide the same level of comfort as yoga pants is a good day for me :)


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