I’m a little late with this post, but that’s because I wrote to the lovely Jessica of Here & Now to get her permission to share a few photos! She graciously wrote back and said yes (“as long as I look good”) to which I would reply that she always looks stunning on her blog. What really caught my attention though is that she is going to teach high school biology, which I think is awesome. It takes some serious courage to leave the research world to pursue other things—there is a lot of pressure to stay in research and not a lot of resources and encouragement for graduate students and PhDs to seek their fortunes elsewhere. I have also spent a lot of time struggling to find the right “job fit” for me. Even after I left what I thought would be my first and only postdoc position, I have taken two other research lab positions: a short second postdoc and now a lab manager position. Thankfully, despite keeping a toehold in research, I have made the transition onto a new path, and I’m so, so happy to be tutoring science and writing students. It is a great job.
So hurray for fresh starts and pretty clothes and science! Onto the links!
* I love this entire outfit. That gorgeous dress! The cute sweater! Fall colors!
* Holy moly, there’s a difference between plaid and gingham! I did not know this! Apparently I am pattern blind.
* This wintertime outfit is perfection. I’ve kinda given up on maxi-length anything because it’s not bike-able, but I can still admire. Plus, Jess is wearing one of my favorite three-color combos here: black, purple, and grey. So lovely!
* This look is great. I love a lacy, pretty dress with a vest. I am now the proud owner of two vests—a cardigan-style sweater vest and a neon-pink sporty vest from Brooks—and I am now plotting to wear them both with more dresses…and skirts + tops! I gotta get on that.
* I am a big fan of shirtdresses, and this windowpane pattern is right up my alley. I love how black and white outfits make it easy to switch different “accessory” colors in and out.
* Posh’mina wrap?!? What a brilliant idea! I think a wrap like this could be a staple for Texas winter and spring weather, where a light layer is wanted and needed. And you can wear it like a scarf on colder days when you need more warmth.
The irony of writing this post is that a crumb of commonsense would tell me that I shouldn’t be shopping this month. But the only crumbs I like are cookie crumbs.
Happy Sunday, my dears!