Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Anxiety

This is what I wore for my recent hugely important (and hugely anxiety inducing) presentation in front of a history colloquium here. I think you can sort of see the panic in my face ... I'm thinking about bolting.

This is one of my favorite academic outfits – I feel both comfortable and authoritative in it and, to my mind, nothing says “I mean business” like a blazer.





dress: Target / blazer: F21 / boots: Kohls


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31 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh yes! Love the outfit :D :D Very good for a scary presentation, haha
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Jessie in Fashion Limbo said...

i love those rolled up sleeves, such a cute detail with that shade of...is it pink? No more anxiety Courtney, xmas is in the air and it's time for kicking back and forgetting about "must dos" and any conferences, lectures, etc ;)

Collette Osuna said...

You look absolutely brilliant in that blazer lady!!

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Shybiker said...

Very professional look. Nice job.

Kimi said...

Cute! I effing LOVE your hair, too!

chillairandperfume said...

You do not look scared at all! You look pretty and confident. I think this is the perfect academic outfit, and the necklace adds just the right amount of glitz.

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LyddieGal said...

that is a great blazer - i love that the lining is a different color!

thenauticalwheeler said...

Can't believe you got those boots at Kohls! You look great :) From Brooklyn with love ~jen

Jenni Wells - Stop Making Sense said...

More than perfect dear. That blazer is incredible.

lucia m said...

LOVE YOUR BOOTS!!

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Santina said...

That blazer is fabulous! Love how your brought out the red lining by pairing it with that gorgeous necklace!

Rebecca said...

The blazer looks sharp and professional, and your hair looks awesome in these photos.

Elle Sees said...

you would intimidate me if we met! do you get that a lot?

Honeysuckelle said...

Stunning! That blazer fits you like a glove. I think you look very confident, not panicked at all.

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Raquelita said...

I love the mix of neutrals here.

Katie said...

The blazer is perfect!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

the blazer is very chic and sophisticated! And I'm loving that statement necklace. x

Alexa said...

You definitely don't look anxious at all. Maybe it's the outfit! :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

you definitely look ready to do some business and kick some ass!

Johanna said...

I'm rocking the same boots today - love 'em! Thinking about getting them in black. You look amazing!

Laura Go said...

Oh I KNOW business was meant! You look amazing, as always! and I lurve those boots.

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Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Very Acadamien-chic :)

Emma said...

I am sure you will do fine. I Really Love that blazer. I Love the color of the lining. Very Chic!

Kassi said...

I love this outfit. The neckline on that dress is gorgeous. Very business-like indeed. One of my favorites ! :)

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StyleIDnet said...

Love it. Nothing beats those boots and blazer together. They are gorgeous. You look amazing ..... definitely not in panic but very secure and professional.
Hope you are having a good week.
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Bad Joan said...

Blazers definitely say "I mean business" love this one that you wore and also love your necklace!

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Jessie said...

Love it!!!!!

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Jessie
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just tututiny said...

Very smart and chic. I think you aced it my dear. I love tweed jackets, they are both chic and stylish as well as comfy too ;)

Skinny Moonstick said...

You're right- nothing says business better than a great blazer! You nailed it :)
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Good luck!

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Bella said...

This outfit is very chic. It is playful but says "I mean business" at the same time.:)

madison avenue said...

i love this!! the blazer is absolutely perfect!