Wednesday, May 24, 2017

My Discomfort is Palpable

This is sort of a warts and all post. As I’m sure you can tell from my facial expression, I’m not all the pleased – that’s because pregnancy is majorly interfering with my sleep and I basically just feel fatigued all the time.

And sometimes it just gets to me and I feel grumpy and cranky and can’t be bothered to make much of an effort. So you get comfy jeans, Toms, and a cranky look!


jeans: Old Navy / shoes: Toms / shirt: Thyme Maternity / blazer: F21

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Meeting Appropriate

Of course I wear all black to work for important meetings, of course!


dress: ModCloth / jacket: H&M / boots: Franco Sarto / necklace: Target / sunglasses: Aldo

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Snow in April

We got a bizarre spate of weather here recently (a lot of April snow!) so I had good cause to dig out this cozy shawl – it’s perfect for chilly days at my already overly air conditioned office...and for hiding my pregnancy bulge.

I'm at 7 months now and increasingly uncomfortable. Also, one (that's right, just one) or my feet has gotten monstrously swollen (probably my fault for wearing a pair of wedges for 9+ hours that involved a fair measure of walking but still, it was traumatic).


leggings: ASOS / shirt: Joe Fresh / shawl: ModCloth / boots: Aldo

Friday, May 12, 2017

All the Frills: Birthday Girl

So it was my birthday in April and, in addition to my helpmeet taking me for an awesome field trip to a local cat café that opened, I was also gifted this stunning orchid and two AMAZING books. It was a really swell birthday!



Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Feeling Nostalgic

Worn to meet a former colleague when I was teaching history at a local university…so basically a chance for me to get nostalgic about my days as a professor, before I started up with administration. And while I don’t regret my career choices, I mean the stability and job security have been great, I do look back with fondness at my time in the classroom too. But I really feel as though getting this book published is sort of my way of closing the figurative book on that chapter of my life – shifting my focus from conference papers and researching and drafting articles to family, travel, my coming soon daughter, and the challenging career I really do enjoy. But, for all that, I think I'll always likely have the odd pang of nostalgia or longing for what was...


dress: F21 / leggings: Thyme Maternity / jacket: Sears / necklace: Stella and Dot