Thursday, August 14, 2014


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 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!)

top: c/o OASAP / pants: Dynamite / shoes: Target


Closet Fashionista said...

That is definitely the perfect top for you! A mix of pretty plus the bit of edge with the top detail :D
Woohoo for your proposal being accepted!!

204 Park said...

Congrats on your paper! This top is definitely perfect for a more formal occasion and I'd also like it just as much with a pair of jeans. Gotta love those multifunctional pieces! XO, S

Kelsey Bang said...

what a gorgeous blouse! loving the beading detail! cute look!

Cee said...

I love this blouse! When you're standing up in front of an audience, a little sparkle is always needed :)

LyddieGal said...

Got to love a piece that just gives you a collected, professional, take on the world feel. That neckline is stellar.
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I love that the top has a slight statement sparkle, which is great for your occassions. :)
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welldressedmaker said...

I concur that it's the perf conference top! It's elegant and is definitely a statement piece with that ace neckline! I'm so excited you're gonna be taking it conferencing again!