Thursday, October 31, 2013

What I'm Wearing to Teach Today: Nothing (No Classes - Hurrah!)

Open your door to some beasties; you'll never know what they might bring you!  Happy All Hallows' Eve, Samhain, Halloween - whichever you celebrate (or ignore), enjoy the night!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What I'm Wearing to Teach Today: All Hands on Deck

Top:  Saint James
Skirt:  Comme des Garcons
Boots:  La Canadienne
Tights (not seen):  Wolford

Friday, October 25, 2013

Retail Therapy Etsy Style

I'm in the mood to shop.  There, I said it, but I'm also in a rather cheap state, so currently my retail therapy is consisting of finding things I might like to own but may not fork over the dollars for right this minute.  But soon, I hope.

My attention is on leggings right now; they seem like a relatively low-cost way to get something new and surprising into my wardrobe.  Note - I would NEVER EVER EVER wear leggings as pants.  It is a look that I abhor.  I could go on, but suffice it to say, many women do not know the meaning of "opaque," much to their detriment.
Hot Air Balloon Leggings from Carouselink
Mint Beetle Leggings from ZIBtextile
I'd really like to put together a post of all the cool things I've found on Etsy.  This is a start.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

What I'm Wearing to Teach Today: Come Into My Office

Yep, that's my desk, and no, I didn't choose the painting above it.
Dress:  Homma (mom-me-down)
Hat:  Christine Bec
Tights:  Wolford
Shoes:  Robert Clergerie (ebay)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Soup's On

It's soup season, and I spent Monday fortifying my stock supply.

I used my pressure canner (what I call the time machine since it looks a little like it came from the '60s TV show Lost in Space) to make it shelf stable.  For you pressure canner users, I used 10lbs of pressure for 20 minutes.  Works like a charm.  I'm over freezing stock in glass jars.  Lately, even when filled with an inch or so of headroom, I get cracks.  A little frozen flat in ziploc bags isn't bad, but I have more shelf space than freezer space.

Danger!  Danger, Will Robinson!
Respect the pressure canner, and it will be your best friend.

What I'm Wearing to Teach Today: Demonstration, Not Riot

 Jumper:  Cabbages & Roses
Shirt:  Moschino (thrifted)
Tights:  Hue
Shoes:  Lulu Guinness
Glasses (readers):  Eyebobs (Velvet Underground)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

What I'm Wearing to Teach Today: The View From Here

Dress:  Ralph Lauren
Tights:  No label, guessing Hue
Boots (not seen): La Canadienne
Glasses:  Eyebobs (Passion Nut frame)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What I'm Wearing to Teach Today: Look Into the Camera

 Dress:  Emmelle
Tights:  Wolford
Boots:  La Canadienne
Cat:  Gwendolyn

Thursday, October 10, 2013

What I'm Wearing to Teach Today: Chameleon-Like?

Top:  J. Morgan Puett
Skirt:  Junya Watanabe
Tights:  DKNY
Boots:  Aquaitalia

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

What I'm Wearing to Teach Today: Really, I Had Been Thinking About Pattern

Dress:  Piazza Sempione
Jacket:  Gucci (Mom-me-down)
Scarf:  Hermes
Tights:  Wolford
Boots:  Blundstone

Friday, October 4, 2013

Having One of Those Days

I can't tell if it's because I managed to get nine hours of sleep the other night or the crazy shift from Indian Summer to October rain or the fact that I still haven't been able to finish unpacking (from recent trips, from Europe, from reno), but I am having the hardest time doing much of anything today.  (Full disclosure: I did revise a syllabus, making six weeks into five, and edited some work for a friend this morning, but after I couldn't find my goggles to go swimming, it was all over.)

I've tried a little virtual retail therapy - only dreaming, not charging.
Shearling and leather clog boots in patent lime?  Maybe purple?  Violet?

I also had a little actual retail therapy - a wicker basket for my folding bike - but I won't get it for another month.
Cherry stain, not the pinkwash or whitewash.  I went classic with this one (although now I'm wondering whether I should've ordered the smaller one...)

I'm going to marshal my energies and make the Cook's Illustrated Best French Onion Soup.  It's about my speed for the day - hours of onions cooking in the oven.   But it's hard to get going when Gwendolyn is conked out on my lap.  It'd be a shame to move her now.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013