It’s midterms week, y’all! The semester is half over. I think we’re gonna make it! We’ve also had nicely cool weather a couple of days this week and I just figure it’s time to bust out the jeans and boots and jackets whenever I like.
Monday Lecture: I tried this jacket last Monday but it was still too warm. This week, it worked. Please admire my modeling partner, Egon the Dachshund. He doesn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day, you know. Jacket: Target. Tank: Old Navy. Jeans: Gap. Boots: Steve Madden Girl (the cheaper, non-leather line!)
Tuesday Honors: Proctoring a midterm exam in classes on Tuesday, so I figured I wanted something comfortable. I am digging navy a lot this fall and this new cardigan is one of the Target ones I bought to replace the old pill-monsters. Pretty happy with it! Blouse: Old Navy. Cardigan: Target. Cords: Old Navy. Shoes: Target. Nails: Sally Hansen Grey by Grey (love it).
Wednesday Lecture: This outfit was a dud, but at least I was comfortable for test proctoring and grading all day. (Be jealous). Tee shirt: Target. Cardigan: Target. Trousers: Gap. Shoes: Rampage.
Thursday Honors: I tried belting this a million different ways. Skinny belt over open sweater, skinny belt over dress but under open sweater, wide brown belt over open and buttoned sweater, and this one (skinny belt over buttoned sweater). I never felt satisfied. I might have gone for the wide brown belt if the sweater were a different color. Hmm. Dress: Target. Cardigan: Target. Belt: Target. Shoes: Target. Oh, hey, I like Target. SHOCKER.
Friday Office Work: I am grading all those midterms today and I also have a few people coming by to meet me at the office, so I went for casual but nice. Did I achieve it? I hope? I ordered this cardigan online and should have gone for a smaller size, but now I think I like the oversized look. Hmm. Tee shirt: Old Navy. Cardigan: Target. Jeans: Gap. Boots: Frye. Hair: in a low bun for better wave action tonight.
This reminded me that you had said something about your Frye boots before like…yes they are leather and they are expensive but they will last forever. And I had the exact same debate last year, finally bought them, and I have worn them literally at least 100 times since. I love them, they are classic, they will last forever, and I’m 100% okay with my purchase, even though I’m generally not one to buy leather.
My thoughts exactly! I figure going outside of my normal consumption patterns to buy leather boots is a totally different issue than, say, buying a cheeseburger or some other food. The boots will last for years and I will wear them hundreds of times — that’s a lot more significant than a meal that will be gone in moments.