Thursday, September 02, 2010

back to school

rachel comey, linger dress in peony

rag and bone, hampton pant (on sale)

ugglebo, london peeptoe clog with woven upper, in mocha nubuc (and a custom back strap). just like the no. 6s, but with a lower heel.

ilana kohn, samet shirt
duluth pack, scout pack
sperry, chukka
sera, vee dress
first day of class. i'll start teaching in a week, so for now i get to sit and take notes.

i'm trying to figure my way to a more grown-up wardrobe for teaching while still retaining a sense of me (comfort, comfort, comfort). i desperately need new shoes and a backpack. a blazer would be lovely, as would a pair or two of trousers. and pretty much everything in rachel comey's fall collection.

14 comments:

Stephanie said...

oooh, nice picks. Great find on those clogs - I love them!

romaine said...

Those are all great choices. I too appreciate you posting those clogs, the heel height seems much more wearable for me.

Have fun puting your wardrobe together and have a great year back teaching!

jennifer said...

I know what you mean, Erica. It's a real challenge trying to look professional without losing your personal style. Unfortunately, I have no good advice. When I taught this summer, I wore a pretty sartorially boring uniform of black pants, my swedish hasbeens, fancy-ish shirt, and cardigan.

Also, god, I love that Rachel Comey dress.

Kate said...

Wow, I must have those clogs! I like how they're low, but don't have that old lady feel to them like some low clogs have.

alyson. said...

I think that's my favorite print from RC fall collection. I also love the kind of photograph looking ones.

love those Ugglebo clogs so so much.

Moya said...

These are lovely--I would say, however, that you don't need a grown-up wardrobe to be a professor although it is fun to dress up. Having a few nice things for conference and interviews is another matter. After more years as a professor than I care to admit, I'd say keep your own style--it makes you accessible to students and helps you to be comfortable in your own skin which is key when teaching.

Sarah George said...

Thanks Erica for posting me :)

ilana kohn said...

Erica, and thanks for posting me as well!

And ooooh, THOSE clogs!!! I remember over the summer going to the no.6 store to pester them about some custom lower heels but with no luck - so needless to say I'm really psyched to see these!

dp said...

i have a closed toe clog in this lower heel height directly from Sven ... and i luurv them. since i got them my eyes still inevitably wander over to my no.6 boots, but my feet (oh, the arch ache) haven't gone near them.

montmarte said...

i love all the pieces you picked out! the best part is that they are both beautiful and practical.

CC Taylor said...

I love the print of the R.C. Linger dress...great Fall choices.

joyce said...

I have to agree that the dress is perfection. That print is so lovely.

Dressing in academia can be tough. A lot depends on the discipline in. I've found that the humanities are much more flexible than the sciences.

Eliza Jane said...

I'm a new teacher (I've been teaching for a year now). I've been finding it difficult to have "teacher clothes" that don't make me feel homely or dowdy. Sigh.

Melissa said...

I'm in the same conundrum as you. It's particularly difficult in mathematics where students are not particularly fond of you to begin with. After years of teaching, I'm still not sure how you dress has absolutely any impact on the students (this is certainly the case with male math professors who are usually sartorial disasters). I do find that students tend to treat me with less respect than my male peers - and I'm am desperately trying to appear older so as to garner more respect. I'm curious as to your thoughts on this.