Friday, December 30, 2011


This what I recently wore to proctor the final exam for the class I was TAing for (Ancient Greece) – the room the exam was in is actually an auditorium and there were no chairs on the stage so I sat on the floor for 3.5 hours watching the students. My butt was sore afterwards. And I had a lot of exams to grade … I’m still working through those.

In other news, in just a few days I leave for Chicago for the big annual conference of historians in America, where I’ll also be interviewing for academic job positions. A good friend and I are sharing a room and I’m excited to see a ton of historian friends from all across the US (also, I love Chicago and am looking forward to exploring the city a bit) but also very anxious about the interviews…

pants: Lucky Brand / purse: Kimchi Blue, Urban Outfitters / top: Gap / cardigan: Yale Bookstore / boots: thrifted

I'll be updating the old Facebook page over the New Years weekend so check that out here and I hope everyone has a fabulous and safe New Years celebration!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Party Time

Shortly before Christmas my wish for a holiday party was fulfilled! It was an evening of holiday themed martinis and lots of dancing and here’s what I wore. Unfortunately these were the best photos I was able to snap and they really don’t do the dress or the accessories much justice, but they will have to do.

dress: Silence+Noise / cardigan: Silence+Noise / wedges: Target / necklace: Stella and Dot

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Bare Legs Weather

Two weeks ago this was how warm it was in New Haven – you could wear boots, a dress, and sport bare legs with it. I miss Canadian winters you guys. This just does not feel like December to me. At all.

dress: Gap / boots: thrifted / cardigan: H&M / purse: H&M

Now that Christmas is over, what are you all planning for New Years? Please tell me it will involve sequins.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


I love the color combo of green and black. Maybe too much. Here’s my attempt at combining them in an outerwear look.

leggings: American Apparel / coat: H&M / scarf: H&M / booties: Aldo

What I really want is to be wearing this outfit though. Clearly I need to become a much wealthier woman.

Greener Pastures

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Monday, December 26, 2011

It's a Festivus Miracle

I hope everybody had a magical and merry holiday! Mine was perfect and so I wanted to share a few random photos from my day.

A group photo of all my fantastic friends over for Christmas dinner

We played white elephant...I snagged the bottle of booze

Snacks before dinner

Snacks before dinner

Merry Christmas from the Gingers!

Christmas eve

And here are some of the fantastic things I was gifted

Asos portfolio envelope clutch

They forgot to add a period after the last initial but I am now the proud owner of a monogrammed Cambridge satchel

My knock off YSL arty ring

Some sweet books

Best gift ever

New plates

More fabulous books

The new monograph by Professor Bernard that I've been waiting to read

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Festivus

I’m officially in love with these blue pants from Urban Outfitters. Not to mention the black cardigan I got there as well.

pants: Urban Outfitters / shirt: Joe Fresh / shoes: Steve Madden / cardigan: Urban Outfitters / necklace: the Met

In other news, for everyone who compliments that amazing boots I picked up at Kohl’s recently (here they are), the fine folks there are sharing some holiday shopping discount codes with the readers of Sartorial Sidelines! Here’s a link to their holiday gift shop, which contains several items that I am drooling over, and here are some codes you can use for some super savings on your items. So treat yourself to a little Christmas gift and happy shopping!

Extra 20% Off
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Valid 12/25

Extra 15% Off
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Valid: 12/26-1/2

Extra 20% Off with a $100 purchase
Promo Code: SLED20
Valid: 12/26-1/2

Extra 15% off selected bedding collections
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Valid: 1/3-1/5

I hope you all have a fabulous Festivus!!! I'll be back to blogging on Monday with some Christmas photos (we're hosting dinner for 10 grad student friends who are staying in town this year and I am so looking forward to what will basically be a lazy day with lots of food, booze, and good friends).

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter What Nots

Some of my favorite accessories as of late in these wintery months…

a darling leopard print bow necklace from Laura at the Shop of Worldly Delights

an adorable rosette brooch from Etsy and a sparkling bow ring

oh-so-comfy booties from Aldo

a pair of glitzy earrings

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


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

I'm posting on the brilliant Haider Ackermann over on Facebook today so check it out and "like" Sartorial Sidelines while you're there.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Tidings

Is everyone getting excited for Festivus? I can’t believe how close it is! And because the weather itself really doesn’t seem to have got too cold (how great would a little snow be?) I’m contenting myself with these winter wonderful photos from my weheartit archive.

dress: ModCloth / cardigan: F21 / shoes: Target / leggings: American Apparel

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Last Section - This Calls For Leopard

This from a few weeks back – I wore this to teach my last ever section at Yale (I’ll still be teaching next term but I’ll be running my own junior seminar rather than working as a Teaching Fellow for a prof). I’ll miss all my students so I thought I should see them off with a little touch of leopard, as is my wont.

dress: Anthropologie / scarf: TJ Maxx / cardigan: Silence + Noise via Urban Outfitters / leggings: American Apparel / boots: Kohls

Friday, December 16, 2011

Me and City: Some Weekend Inspiration

Check out these amazing shots from the Me & City look book featuring Julia Restoin Roitfeld. So gorgeous!

Have a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend!!!!



Thursday, December 15, 2011

Rings of Polka Dots

Look at this adorable polka dot bow ring that was sent to me from the Shop of Worldly Delights over on Etsy. I also picked myself up an awesomely cute leopard print bow necklace (photos to come) and I am smitten with both products. So do yourself a favor and check it out!

dress: Rock Steady / hoodie: American Apparel / boots: Kohls / purse: Old Navy