Friday, November 8, 2013


Very belatedly, my next couple of posts will be dedicated to my recent trip to Connecticut and New York, my previous home for six years of grad school at Yale.

First up, my visit to Storrs to present a paper (on reconciliation and mediation among elites in early modern England) at the North Eastern Conference on British Studies. The conference was held on the University of Connecticut campus, to which I had never been before, and it was a really wonderful experience. My paper went perfectly and I got great feedback from the audience of scholars in attendance. In fact, it was so well-received that the keynote speaker for the conference (who attended my panel that morning) praised my work several times in his keynote address. So, yeah, I’ve still got it! I have to say that it was super weird being at a conference with a non-Yale name tag. First time in six years…

pants: Zara / shoes: TOMS / blazer: H&M / purse: Zara / blouse: BB Dakota / necklace: Target


JennaStevie said...

Congrats on nailing your presentation! Of course you would, that's such a great feeling.
Love this outfit, the bright necklace pops so nicely

Closet Fashionista said...

Loving this look and woohooo for your paper going well! My brother went to UCONN so I had been to the campus a few times but never really explored

Unknown said...

I adore your blazer <3
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welldressedmaker said...

heck yes, you still have it! That's awesome that you got to present and it got received so well! You are AMAZEBALLS, lady. AMAZEBALLS.

HailesHeartsFashion said...

I cannot imagine having to speak in a formal situation or do a big conference :/ I had a presentation at uni this week and I was so nervous but somehow, I seemed to calm myself before with camomile tea , and actually did okay!

Cute outfit, by the way and well done! :D


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LyddieGal said...

That is so great your conference went so well and you got name dropped in the keynote - go Courtney!
Love the leather sleeved blazer - great choice.
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Jessica said...

I am so glad to hear that your presentation/paper went over well. From just looking at your blog it definitely doesn't surprise me through.

I love your blazer. I have been looking for a similar one for myself.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Unknown said...

I am loving your outfit, especially that jacket. Im very excited to learn and see more on your trip!


Cee said...

This is such a great look for a conference, put together and professional but still comfortable. I just love your necklace! And congratulations on your presentation :)

Eli said...

Woo! Congrats, I can't even fathom how nerve wrecking this type of public speaking is. Glad to hear it went well. Are you able to squeeze in some down time while you're down?

Annie L said...

Perfect conference outfit, love the necklace. UCONN has a really nice campus...It's like its own city!
xo Annie
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Kacrates said...

Love this whole black outfit and the accessory touches! :D

Unknown said...

fantastic jacket