I clicked “SUBMIT.” There is no turning back now. Sure I sprinkled a few plus signs where they have little business adorning, but I award liberally to students who participate in class with actual related comments that do not begin, “One time my friends and I were wasted on the beach and…”
I clicked “SUBMIT.” My semester, lovingly referred to as SP10, is officially over . And so, this is my last Work ensemble post.
How apropo that I should be posting the last work related outfit in the same post that I am accepting an award, the Blackboard Award (as it is now named-we need a better graphic folks), from In Professorial Fashion- professors from Brooklyn who know their style.
I give any educator with style kudos. It is a tough balance; On one hand we are trying to solidify our place in the department of tenured, and often older professors, on the other hand we are trying to gain credibility with our students (a feet unto itself for young instructors) and still a third hand we are trying to not compromise our sense of style. On top of all this, when we do our job we are quite aware that all eyes in the room are (theoretically) upon us. For those of us who've lectured in lecture halls, that is sometimes upwards of 200 sets of eyes at any one time (again theoretically).
So Kudos right back at you, In Professorial Fashion and I am passing this award on to other educators who dare to put thought in their work ensembles and not just wear matching sweater sets and pearls.
P.S. Yes, all my clothing has a story. I gave this blouse to my mother for “Jewish Christmas” last year (that is what we celebrate- we like decorating trees) and she opened it, gave that famous look like she is smelling bad cheese and handed it right back to me. Thanks Mother, for the lovely blouse.
And my necklace is from a pawn shop right next door to the Brooklyn Criminal Courts. Let it be known that the best jewelry comes from people who must pawn it to keep their (alleged) criminal relatives out on bail.
BTW- Sorry I look so tired in this photo- I assure you I look more rested now- this picture is from earlier in the week