Fashion (My Style) · OOTD · Work

"[Trying-to-Be] Fashionable Fridays": BEWARE OF BAGGY EYES!!

WARNING:  The photo you are about to see contains images have been deemed unsuitable for general viewing by the person in the photo.  If you are adverse to seeing photos of individuals who are overly exhausted from a week of insufficient sleep and lots of work-related stress, you are advised to move on to another blog with images of people who seem to have had a good 8 hours of sleep the night before and have knack for turning any photo of themselves into a Glamor Shot.

Trying to not fall asleep on the front stoop.

As the warning above states, it’s been pretty busy at work.  We are still trying to confer degrees to a small percentage of medical students who “graduated” a couple weeks back on top of introducing a new class of medical students into the wonderful world of 3rd and 4th year clinical rotations.  Without a doubt, May through July ends up being the busiest and most stressful months of the year for those of us in the field of medical school administration – which is quite the opposite of what life was like as a high school teacher.

Because of the fact that I suddenly find myself running into situations where I’m actually face-to-face with the students I serve from beyond the World Wide Web, I’m forced to look more put together and “professional” than usual (we in Academic Programs can normally get away with wearing jeans and sneakers almost everyday).  Therefore, I’ve found myself gravitating more towards my dresses and skirts lately. 

It was another “stare at my closet in hopes that somehow the clothes would put themselves into a nice outfit for me” mornings.  I was lucky, because this outfit called out to me…the pieces beckoning me to put them on.  Somehow, my closet knew that this was the first day after a five day stretch of suddenly colder weather (the beautiful flora of Spring/Summer has been fairly decimated), and I wanted to really make an “I’m SO glad that’s over” statement while looking a little more “dressed up” (relatively speaking).  So it presented me with lighter, soft colored (light pink, beige, and off-white, with a nice pop of bright blue) pieces.  The sash is actually a scarf, but I’ve seen other fashion bloggers wear scarfs as belts/sashes, so I thought I’d give it a try.  Not sure if I really like it yet…but I think it worked.

And the boots?  Apparently boots are now fashionable year round (until the very hottest of summer days when you cannot withstand the intense foot/leg sweat), and I used that as an excuse to wear them (for more on the boots story, check out this post).

So…what do you think?  Does it work?

Outfit Specs
  Cardigan (similar) – Gap Outlet
  Pink Long Sleeve Lace Layering Tee – Express (on clearance)
Skirt (old) – Banana Republic Outlet
Millicento Boots (can’t find them!) – Nine West Outlet (on clearance)
Flower Necklace (no longer in stock) – Forever21

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