You know, Ali might have already succinctly described this outfit in her last guest post—it's the thing to wear to teach bright young upstarts about the tyranny of patriarchy. I think that if I suddenly became a cartoon character of a queer femme teacher type, my closet might be filled with endless duplicates of this cozy mustard colored sweater and my go-to polka dotted pencil skirt from J.Crew. These perfect fall standards work for any occasion during my work week—from teaching, to reading, to going to meetings with my advisers, and reading again, and reading some more, and—well, you get the picture. The print gives the look some visual interest, and the bright yellow is a great reminder that just because it's autumn, it doesn't mean I get to default to boring blacks and grays.
Plus, in a great pencil skirt like this, I can be assured that I won't end up running late to the subway for a meeting with the fly of my skinny jeans wide open. Like I did yesterday. NBD. That's just how I roll. It happens to the best of us. Right?
pencil skirt: j.crew factory (get the look) / sweater: j.crew factory (get the look) / boots: vintage / tights: h&m / acorn necklace: bust craftacular / bracelet: vintage (estate sale) / bag: spitalfield's market, london