Friday, December 2, 2011

Declarative Statements

Last week I thought I had somehow managed to lose this statement necklace from F21 that I got a year or so back (which, FYI, I wear a lot to various academic cocktail events because it makes me feel fancy). Turns out my cat had jumped onto my dresser and stolen it (the ends are lengths of ribbon that make it very attractive to cat bandits). I would be angry but he’s far too cute to stay mad at. Plus I’m just glad it’s back in my life.





dress: Target / cardigan: Gap / necklace: F21 / boots: Thom Browne / leggings: American Apparel

As you all know, yesterday was my big presentation. In front of an audience of 25 or so other British historians (so people who have a pretty good grasp of the stuff I was talking about and who were fully capable of asking tricky and complex questions) I presented a 50 minute paper and fielded questions for another 45 minutes. It was a rather grueling experience but I could not have been happier with the way it went. I was told that I delivered the paper clearly and articulately, and that it was really interesting. I also handled the questions really deftly, including the hard ones (and the hard ones were pretty hard, like "what's the broader significance of this rhetoric of honor in terms of the transition to the eighteenth century?") - I came up with an answer for every single one and stayed relaxed and colloquial, yet authoritative and assertive, throughout. In short, it could not have gone better and I am both relieved and happy.

27 comments:

laura said...

WOOOOHOOO! I knew you would be brilliant! Did you celebrate with the appropriate amount (as in, a ton) of libation?

On another note, how did you cat steal a necklace that huge?

have a happy weekend!
♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

JennaStevie said...

Glad to hear you did so well with your presentation!! That's so awesome.
I can't believe your cat stole this necklace, what a twit! It's gorgeous, glad you found it again :)
xJennaD

{The Perfect Palette} said...

that necklace is all kinds of amazing!

Bonnie said...

I am so happy to hear that you presentation went well! I knew that you would kill it. #rockstarstatus

I love this necklace. It's nice to hear that it is back in your life.

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Alexa said...

Beautiful necklace! Really brightens up any outfit I'm sure.

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

gorgeous necklace, i love it!!

Raquelita said...

Congratulations on the successful presentation!

Honeysuckelle said...

Sneaky little kitty. I haven't had too many problems with my cats stealing my stuff, they do however love to lick out of my drink when I'm not looking. Nothing like the addition of cat drool in your lemon water 0_o

I'm so glad your presentation went so well! Yay!

<3Honeysuckelle

Emma said...

Gorgeous necklace! Fashionable cat.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i knew you would do well, smartypants! you had it in the bag.

i can't believe your cat managed to steal away such a big necklace. it's lovely though--glad you got it back.

Annie said...

Love this necklace....glad you got it back from the cat :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Katie said...

So glad your presentation went well! (And that you found the necklace. But I'm sure the presentation going well is more of a relief :) )

Rebecca said...

I'm glad that your presentation went well. That necklace is very pretty!

chillairandperfume said...

Oooh, girl, I love that necklace! I need more statement pieces in my collection.

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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

yay...so glad your presentation went well! You must feel so good to have that completed!

Absolutely loving that statement necklace too! x

Fashion Tales.... said...

Yay, bravo! So glad that the presentation went well. tricky questions sometimes just bring out the best in us, you're awesome! Great outfit.

Marie a la Mode said...

So glad to hear it went so well! Love the necklace. And I'm very familiar with cat bandits ;)

Penny Dreadful said...

Well done chicken, I knew you'd do well :) x

Closet Fashionista said...

Yayyy for finding it!! haha :D Looking lovely as always :)
And yay!! I am so glad your talk went well!! I would have died :p
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Sunny & Star said...

So happy for you that your presentation went well. You always strike me an extremely intelligent and knowledgeable woman.

That necklace is beautiful. And I absolutely love your boots.

Claire said...

loving that statement necklace and those boots are fab. the zipper details are so edgy!

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LyddieGal said...

congrats! i knew you'd do great!
Love the necklace too, I can see why your kitty would want to steal it ;)

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Elle Sees said...

yayayayayay! i had total faith you would kick ass!

StyleIDnet said...

Congratulations!! glad you did well and you are over with that.
Your necklace is beautiful and I love how you wear statement necklaces, they look so cute on you.

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Adrienne said...

Awesome about the presentation-congrats!

I am loving the necklace and boots!

Adrienne
What Lola Wants

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The Key To Chic said...

Glad your presentation went well! Oh, the things cats will do (and dogs)!