This blog is by no means a “This is What I Wore Today” blog, but truth be told, this is what I wore today. I got complimented by two students too, one in each class. When an eighteen year old comments on your look at 6:30 in the morning it tends to hold credence.
I know my jeans and boots are a little snug and high, respectively, but when I go super conservative on top I go a little funky or edgy below to balance. I figure I have a few short years left before the 40-something police come and issue me a citation for such looks so I want to milk it as long as I can. Plus I am a professor...not a nun.
That said, I am sure I chose my profession based predominantly on the uniform. I weighed my options…A bit too old to get away with Maryanne’s short shorts…a bit too young to pull off Lovie Howell’s Bedazzled tunics…I’m not fat and violent, rich and stupid and I don’t play the Bongos…and sadly, they just don’t let short Jews from Long Island be Ginger, though I would have loved to go to work every day evening gowns and triple eye-lashes. So I had little options other than being the professor. Besides, I already had a bunch of blazers.
This blazer is Ralph by Ralph Lauren. I purchased it in Miami which, next to NYC is the most amazing city to consignment shop in, particularly if your taste runs a little retro like mine. My only issue is that I think the blazer is screaming for elbow patches. I am still not sure the purposes of them as a design element, but I can certainly spot when a blazer is in need of them.