Sunday, November 20, 2011

Empires in History

A while ago there was a two day symposium on the theme of empires in history at my university. This is what I wore to it, after I loaded up an appropriate amount on coffee before hand, of course. I made it through the first half of the first day and then got totally snowed with grading and various other projects. So basically I made a valiant attempt at engaging in two days of scholarly dialogue before retreating to my solitary (yet equally scholarly) pursuits. Whatever, my work has pretty much nothing to do with empire anyways. Still, I felt a bit guilty.



pleat skirt: via Amazon / shoes: Target / blouse: Old Navy / cardigan: F21

For those of you who follow along on Facebook and Twitter, you will know that I pretty much just had the worst weekend of my life. For reals. My cold made my miserable the entire time I was in Denver and something crazy happened with my eye that involved a ridiculous amount of swelling, my ocular cavity becoming totally bloodshot, and me missing most of the conference to sit in my room and nap, feel miserable, and apply cold compresses to my eye. Regardless, I pulled it together for my paper this morning and I think I did fairly well. It seemed well received although a few of the questions were challenging ones and I had the feeling that at least one person in the room was pretty unconvinced by what I was selling. But that's the way academia works I suppose and the fact that my interpretation may not be universally agreed upon at least confirms me that I'm working on something worth studying because it's a debated topic. So yeah, good conference more or less! And now I'm off to the airport for a hopefully uneventful flight.

30 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

I LOVE this outfit! And ugh...I hate bad weekends like that! But at least now things can only look up :)
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Honeysuckelle said...

Aww I'm sorry you didn't get any better over the weekend and then that you got sicker! Ugh that sucks! At least it sounds like you did well despite being sick. Hope you have a safe and comfortable flight home.

I Love this outfit btw, you look gorgeous. I love the pleated skirt and the details on that cardigan.

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Kassi said...

I really love that skirt!
Cute outfit!

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LyddieGal said...

First off I love this outfit, the detailing on the cardi is just gorgeous.

Second, sorry you had such a terrible trip, ugh, being sick and then more sick on top of that - how awful!!

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Jenni Wells - Stop Making Sense said...

I love the detailing in the sweater. You wear this sort of gothic preppy look so well.

Rona said...

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Sounds like despite a bad weekend, you managed to have a good conference! Academia is hard work!

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Bonnie said...

I am so proud of you for toughing it out this weekend! It's even better that you did awesomely with your presentation. Congrats, love!

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this free bird said...

I hope you're feeling better. You are super committed--I would have been curled in the fetal or perhaps cussing it out. This is what we here at the bird refer to as 'weak sauce'.

Collette Osuna said...

I hope you are back home and resting hunnie....sounds like a nightmare:(
You rock, dont worry about the hater, hehehe.

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chillairandperfume said...

Sorry you had a bad weekend. I'm sure you did amazingly well, though. I am loving that pleated skirt! I've tried on a few. but they never look right on me. You, however, look fab.

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{The Perfect Palette} said...

Oh my goodness.... This outfit is amazing. Really like it!

Whitney Cosgrave said...

pretty outfit! you don't look sick you look great!

Alexa said...

Ugh annoying weekends...bleh! But you look cute! ;)

Fabrizia said...

I like so much your sense of style! Really nice post!!

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Marie a la Mode said...

I think this outfit is probably one of my favorites of yours! Love the cardigan and skirt. Chic, yet professional. Sorry to hear you were so sick : (

Oh to Be a Muse said...

sorry you had such a bad weekend. i do hope you are feeling much, much better now.

and that pleated skirt is wonderful on you!

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Love the cardi. Forever 21 never fails to surprise me with pieces that look so much more expensive than they actually are... (especially black!)

Happy Monday!

Amber Blue Bird said...

you are quite the jetsetter! I cant believe you missed day two of theme of empires in history, how can you live with yourself :) Bummer about Denver. Hope this trip is a lot better.

Krystal said...

oh gosh, i'm sorry you had such an awful w/e!!! but that outfit is really cute :)

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

Im sorry you had a bad weekend for the most part. Im sure this one coming up will be better! On a good note, you look so classy!

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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Ugh...hope you feel better soon girl!! Hopefully that shizz will leave town asap! xo

StyleIDnet said...

Sorry to hear that ... I've been preparing a state exam and soooo busy and disconnected that I did not know but hope you are doing better.
Glad to hear you appreciate the challenges of your profession, it always makes it more passionate!
You look absolutely cute in this outfit.
the skirt it to die for!

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Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Courtney-I'm so sorry to hear about your weekend-that sounds awful! Pretty amazing that you were still able to present your paper and that it went over well! On the plus side you look oh so cute in this outfit-I love the embellished cardigan!

Kavery said...

I hate when everything happens at once. But like you said atleast the topic is an interesting one and your sparkly cardi looks great so that's two things working for you.

Ana Laura chavez said...

I really love this outfit!
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Ellie said...

So sorry that happened!! Glad you're feeling better, and I love the outfit!
-Ellie

laura said...

Courtney, I love this outfit-- the pleated skirt is a dream! and I heart that mug! Is it the Henry VII's disappearing wives mug?

Oh my word. I'm sorry to hear you had a blah time, but hey, it's all over now and you did amazing in your presentation. and that's all that matters. Right?
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Claire said...

love it! the pleated skirt is gorgeous and beautiful details on the cardi!

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Elle Sees said...

So what was wrong with your eye? I just hate that for you. You look lovely, even posing with w coffee mug.

Jessica said...

I hope you're feeling better soon, m'dear.

Don't feel too bad about missing most of the symposium - you at least had a 1/2 day of indulgent learning! And you look fab, so double win.