Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Why Hello There...I'm a Semi-Successful Academic

I recently finished writing the fourth chapter of my dissertation but so far my adviser has only read the first and second ones and last week I met with him to discuss his editorial suggestions for those chapters...and, fantastically, he loved both of them and only suggested a few minor things (essentially, though, my actual arguments and use of archival work is all on the level)! So now it's onwards and upwards for this gal. And nothing makes me feel triumphant like a dash of leopard print -- I also kind of feel like this is a very appropriate "I'm working on my dissertation, I'm a very stylish academic" look...maybe that's just me though.





skirt: Joe Fresh / Sweater: Gap /Boots: Kamik Olivia Model / Scarf: Some Dude on the Street in NYC

31 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Love this outfit! And wooohooo for your dissertation! :D
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Pearl Westwood said...

Oh yes, very academic in deed!

Collette Osuna said...

Way to go woman!! Love the animal print...too funny "dude on the street"..:)

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Bonnie said...

YAY FOR DISSERTATION SUCCESS.
I'm super excited for you. :)

P.S. Animal print definitely says, "Fuck you, I'm an academic."

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StyleID said...

I want your skirt and your scarf!!
You look great. I think I told you how much I am adoring your boots, right? well, once more. I l-o-v-e them.

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Marie a la Mode said...

Congrats! I'm still loving those boots. And the leopard print!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Great news on the feedback front! I love the leopard print mixing!

Miss Emma Kitty said...

I Love this look ! It says I am Smart and Confident.

floral skirts and teaparties said...

Well done on the positive feedback, you definitely deserve some leopard print! Having a little peek at your bookshelves and spying Cranmer/Elizabeth I, I'd love to know what your dissertation is on? xx

Allergic to Vanilla said...

love it when the hard work pays off...congrats on the great job done! p.s. that beer in the last post is making me all sorts of thirsty!!

xo Carlina
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Diana Mieczan said...

That is great! Congrats, darling and you look beautiful. I adore that boots so much:) Hugs and kisses

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Pop Champagne said...

love the leopard skirt! lol for the academics and the books in the back, I think this is appropirate!

Twenty.Something said...

That's such great news! Way to go. I'm still trekking through my topic for my Masters thesis... uch. I can't narrow it down and it's driving me nuts! Haha.

Love the leopard... leopard always makes me happy.

Kavery said...

Congrats on being a semi-successful academic. You certainly look smart and stylish in that skirt.

Becca [Free Honey] said...

Oh, I empathize with the process you're going through. I wrote my senior thesis in college, and just remember it being never-ending and grueling, and a senior thesis is half as serious as a real grad dissertation. Keep your head up and keep writing!! On the clothes front, I love the leopard. Confession, the only leopard print item I own is an umbrella. I just never think it looks right one me when I try it on!

this free bird said...

congrats on the writing!! i think you should continue on wearing this skirt. i also think it may or may not be magic.

xo,
c

MONKEYFACE said...

Congratulations, Courtney! Man, personally I measure success in grad school on whether or not I've gotten kicked out, which means I high-five myself every day (SO FAR). This is way more awesome, though.

Very stylish academic indeed, you go diss the eff out of that er, tation.

Jenni Wells said...

That is so great that your adviser likes he has read! That is always such a good feeling.

I love your mix of snow and "regular" leopard print. It looks really neat!!

Minnesota Maven said...

I love your celebratory look! That's awesome you're doing great on your dissertation, I've not experienced one but am sure it isn't exactly easy. The scarf was the perfect touch!

archives said...

that is fantastic!!!! hopefully the rest of the process goes smoothly and you'll be done soon!!!! :D

agreed - leopard is a confident, sexy way to celebrate!

Judy said...

Love the leopard prints!

xx.
Judy

maggeygrace said...

Your cheetah skirt is adorable and I love how you used two types of cheetah in your outfit. It's adorable!!!

Chelsea Lane said...

ohh I love the splash of cheetah on the skirt and scarf! you are too cool, so glad your dissertation is going awesome :D

xoxo

Brunch at Saks said...

Ahh I LOVE the animal prints! Looks gorgeous on you! I want a scarf like that :)

Indie.Tea said...

Very academic...love the glasses and the scarf particularly.
And congratulations on finishing that chapter :)

laura said...

courtney, your accomplishments make me feel like i should be pushing myself harder.. -_- I DETEST revising. And that's where I'm digging my hole at the mo. Oh well, I'll get over it! Your look is fab-- very "can't you see I'm writing my dissertation here, so give me a large cup of coffee" look indeed. :)

Oh to Be a Muse said...

onward and upward, indeed. congrats on your progress. and lovely leopard print scarf.

Pretty Things said...

love your skirt! its fab!

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Nnenna said...

I love the look and the confidence and I'm so glad that your dissertation is going so well!! I hope when I turn in my draft of my senior essay to my adviser that I get such a favorable response! :)

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