Wednesday, June 8, 2011

This Is What Happens When Your Mogwai Gets Wet

This is the delightfully cute Gremlins shirt that my helpmeet procured for my birthday. Ain’t it grand? And I had a girly day of manicures and pedicures with some friends recently and opted to have my nails done in this navy shade that I am officially now obsessed with.







jeans: F21 / t-shirt: Etsy / sandals: Chinese Laundry / jacket: Macy’s / purse: Roxy / ring: Aldo


In other news, I’m settling in well to my new place (photos to come) and gearing up for a busy summer of conference paper writing (I’ll be traveling to Denver and Dallas this fall to present portions of my dissertation), getting ready to teach ancient Greek history in the fall, and starting the long process of editing my dissertation. Oh, did I mention that as of about a week ago I officially finished the actual first draft writing stage of my dissertation and four of the five chapters are totally done!!!!! Four years of research (one of it in archives) all distilled into 300 odd pages of text and a 30 page bibliography. I both feel like a giant weight has been lifted off my shoulder and am kind of wondering what to do with myself…

37 comments:

Ellie said...

Wow, reading about your dissertation made me a little anxious! My professor (history actually) spent a good portion of one of our classes talking about the dissertation process. Yikes! Congrats on all your hard word!

On another note, I'm totally loving this outfit, the tee is too cool!
Have a great day!
-Ellie

Closet Fashionista said...

Loe this outfit! and sheesh...I am SO glad I didn't have to do a dissertation...haha
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Marie a la Mode said...

Your tee is so cute! I love the nail polish too. Congrats on your first draft being done! Woo hoo ; )

Diana Mieczan said...

I really need to try navy blue nailpolish colour. It looks FANTASTIC, darling! Have a great day
Kisses

Ps: I’m hosting a stunning 3 gold bracelets GIVEAWAY today! Fun pieces to spice up summer outfits!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Love the tee but those sandals are fab!!

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Loving this look Courtney, you look SO fabulous. I adore those amazing sandals (want) & that tee... and the nails are such a gorgeous colour!! xx veronika

Emma said...

I Love that top! I Love your nails too! It is so much fun getting a manicure.

Fashion Limbo said...

Wow, you are doing a lot in the coming months! Love this look, by the way, the t-shirt is great but I adore those sandals, and don't get me started on the leather jacket :P
Thanks for visiting my site by the way, you're a darling as usual!

Alexa said...

Cute nails and ring! Haha...the shirt is awesome!
xo
Alexa
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Vintage Makeup said...

Oooh I love the ring, super cute! :) Fabulous blog!!

Pop Champagne said...

congrats! now you can relax a bit :D cute bow ring btw

Oh to Be a Muse said...

so glad to hear that your dissertation is nearing the finish line--you're going to be so happy once it's finished!

and i am in love with your Chinese Laundry sandals and your new mani!

i could never let my mogwai get wet or feed it late at night--i like when they are cute!

Mizdragonfly said...

That's such a cute shirt! And congrats on the finished draft :)

K.

Katie said...

Love those shoes and I always love blue nails :)

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Congrats on your progress!!!!! Wow!!!

I love that tee :) It is so cute and fun. I'd wear it with a pleated skirt.

fashionwise said...

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laura said...

You had me at gremlin tee, woman. Everything else, from the sandals to the navy nails, just oozed fantabulous.

And hoooorah on getting all that work done! You are Ahmayziiing! You know what's creepy/liberating? waking up not knowing what to do with yourself because you've already done it all. congrats!

Nnenna said...

Woot, woot! Congratulations Courtney, that is amazing!! :D

star-crossed smile

SoL Sia said...

wow! i love your outfit.. & i looove your pretty blog.. and so i immediately followed you.. ;) looking forward for more of your posts..

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Laura said...

Wow 300 pages?? That is insane. I am sure it feels good to have this huge step accomplished!Reward yourself with something fun!

I adore your shoes and that cute ring/nail color!!

Rebecca said...

That Gremlins tee is hilarious!

Raji said...

That tshirt is fantastic! A girlie mani pedi day sounds so perfect right now
Its so incredible that your dissertation is coming along so well, you should be so proud!

Amber Blue Bird said...

coolest shirt ever.

Abi Rose said...

love the t shirt, reminds me of the movie- such a good film :D

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Fashion Tales.... said...

Your blue nail colour is nice! Congrats on the finishing of the dissertation... I do remember those days.. Love the shirt as well. -xo

hitme said...

Great outfit, love the ring and sandals <3 You are so pretty honey, great blog, I'm following ofc, hope you follow back ;)
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big kiss from Poland;*

hurricanekerrie said...

Wow, so much accomplishment! Congratulations! I love the nail polish, too!

She is Sara said...

Wow congrats! And you look so damn awesome! I effing love the shirt, and your nail color is so sweet!

StyleID said...

Cute cute shirt! I love it, shoes as well, they are amazing, cool.
Congratulations on your draft and the move glad you are enjoying the place!! ....

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this free bird said...

Good grief woman you are looking faboosh!! It's time for you to celebrate with a cocktail while you mull it over. word

xo,
C

Bonnie said...

Congrats on the progress made on your dissertation! That is such a huge deal.
Annnnddd you know I love this T-shirt. :)

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Kristin said...

Congrats on finishing your draft! And...love the tee...love the jeans...love the mani!

blorange dice said...

OH my gosh, SO jealous of that tee!! i want one!! congrats on finishing up the biggest part of your dissertation! bet it feels good (:

Jessica Weingarten said...

I love that polish...loooks great on you!

I'm glad that you're almost settled into the new place...moving is always super stressful. And congrats on being on the last leg of your dissertation! My ex was basically in dissertation hell through basically the entire course of our relationship, so I guess I can sympathize with how grueling it is, in a way :p

Michelle's Style File said...

Fabulous tee and a perfect manicure!

x
Michelle
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Ellen ♥ said...

Ohh the ring! :) the shirt rawr! :D

good luck on your travel and have fun :)

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Emily Marie said...

Super cute!!!
I love the ring too. Hope your week is going well!