I like to think of this top as my conference/academic job interview top. I cannot count the number of times I’ve worn this to deliver a paper on something related to early modern England or to the annual American Historical Association’s conference where the first round of interviews for most academic jobs take place in hotel rooms around the rest of the conference. I know for certain I packed it on my most recent trips to Washington DC, LA, and Connecticut for precisely those purposes…and I’ll be bringing it with me to the Western Conference on British Studies in October (my panel proposal was accepted and I've drafted the paper....now begins the process of refinement and practicing the delivery of said paper). Tucked into some slacks or a skirt and paired with a blazer it just looks so right.
(and, yes, I am a tad sunburned in this photo...damn you summer!)