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Happy 200th Post to Me!

I can’t believe this is my 200th post! I started this blog last year in late August so it has been almost one year. It is pretty amazing to me that I’ve been able to keep it up so long. I’m not sure how much longer I will keep doing the blog but it has been fun this far.

I’ve really enjoyed sharing my journey as a second year professor with all of you and I am curious about what the third year will bring. Hopefully many good things!

As for my outfit for the 200th blog, this dress is another new purchase from my trip home to see my parents. We found it at Ross and I fell in love immediately. Lace. Green. Just above the knees. Perfect!

Hope you are all well! Thank you all for being a part of this adventure!

Prices:

Dress: En Focus Studios, purchased at Ross for $16.99

Belt: Target, purchased a long time ago for around $15

Shoes: Nine West, purchased at Ross on sale for $20

Earrings: a gift from my mom, she got them from the Sundance Catalogue

Love,

The Haute Professor

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Repeat (But Made Casual)

So I wore a very similar outfit earlier this summer to teach. Only, when I wore it earlier I paired the top and necklace with a tight white pencil skirt and sky high heels. This Monday I was not in the mood to dress up. I didn’t have much going on at work and I was just going to be sitting around mostly working on the computer. Knowing that I decided to wear shorts.

Now generally I hate shorts. They aren’t flattering on me and I think they can be a bit tacky. However, I found these shorts at The Limited when I was home visiting my family. To begin they are a PERFECT fit. Additionally, I love the sailor style front. I loved these shorts so much that I also bought them in navy!

The flip flops are a new addition as well. I also found these while I was visiting my family. My mom spotted them actually. She told me that the brand was really good and that they make very comfortable shoes. They are very sturdy and she was right about how comfortable they are! I’m excited to have them as my running about doing errands shoes :)

Prices

Shorts: The Limited, on sale (plus 40% off deal) for $15.89

Top: Green Envelope, purchased at TJ Maxx for $12.99

Necklace: Charming Charlies, purchased a long time ago for around $15

Shoes: B.O.C., purchased at Ross for $17.99

Love,

The Haute Professor

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Emerald Elegance

While visiting my family I went with my sister and mother to an orchestra concert. I always like to dressed up when I go to the theatre/orchestra. It just feels like a special occasion and so I feel that the attire should fit with that.

This dress is a new purchase and the pictures do not do it justice. It is an intense emerald green. I really like it! It is also very comfortable. I wore flats rather than my usual heels because I knew we were going to be running around downtown and I didn’t want to be in pain. I was glad I did!

I apologize for the delay in posting. I haven’t quite gotten back into the swing of things but I am hoping to take pictures regularly again next week.

Prices

Dress- The Limited, purchased on sale (50% off sale price for $29.99)

Belt- Came on an Anne Klein dress I bought at Ross

Shoes- Steve Madden, purchased at DSW on clearance for $25

Love,

The Haute Professor

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Summer Stripes

I have had this dress for about 5 years now. I found it at Gabriel Brothers (which was next door to the university where I went to graduate school). According to my sister the dress is made by a company that is sold at Anthropologie. I was pretty pumped to find it for a good price! Gabriel Brothers used to have amazing deals on Anthropologie dresses. I would get lucky every now and then and find one. Towards the end of my graduate school years I stopped finding them though. I haven’t shopped at one for a long time but I highly recommend it if you live near one. You just have to be very patient and go often. I left frequently empty handed but my perseverance often paid off with finds like this!

I wore this outfit to lunch with my father. It was hot outside but I threw on a light sweater while we were inside (I learned my lesson from the other night!).

Prices:

Dress: Kimchi Blue, purchased at Gabriel Brothers for under $20

Belt: The Limited, purchased on sale for $15

Shoes: Madeline Stuart, purchased at Ross for $13

Love,

The Haute Professor

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Yellow Eyelets

This was another dress that I purchased last year. I found it near the end of the summer at Marshalls and fell in love. I love the tiers and the eyelets. It has a lot of really interesting details that make it a bit fancier than your typical summer dress.

I wore this dress to a dinner out with my sister and her friend. I ended up being freezing cold all night though! The restaurant was super chilly and then I ate far too much ice cream (which made me even colder). Ah well! I forget that its a bit cooler where my family lives than where I live and teach. Next time I’ll have to remember to bring lots of sweaters!

Prices:

Dress & Belt: One Clothing, purchased at Marshalls for $17

Shoes: If Carrini, purchased on hautelook for $13

Necklace: Tiffanys, gift

Love,

The Haute Professor

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Strawberry Fields Forever

Last weekend I went to a party with my sister. The party was an “herbaceous cocktail party” where we learned how to make infused vodkas. Since we were infusing some of the vodka with strawberries I decided this dress was perfect. I bought this dress last summer and it is one of my favorite summer dresses ever. I love the print, I love the shape, and I love how light and airy it is.

Get ready for lots of summer dresses! I have been wearing them like crazy this visit :)

Prices:

Dress: Mimi Cica, purchased at TJ Maxx for $16

Shoes: Mixx Shuz, purchased on Hautelook for $14.97

Belt: Kohls, purchased on sale for $15

Ring: purchased on Hautelook for $15 during Black Friday sales two years ago

Love,

The Haute Professor

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Visiting Family

No, this was not taken at my parents home! However, it was taken while I was out touring some stately old homes with my mom and dad. I am visiting them at present and my mom always plans a lot of fun outings! 

Since I am done with my summer teaching schedule I am enjoying my time off visiting family. It means that I have to work with a smaller wardrobe (since I can fit only so much in my car:))

For our day of touring I opted to wear one of my favorite outfits of late. The top and jeans are both from TJ Maxx and the shoes I got on Hautelook. I always feel like Kate Middleton when I wear this one!

Prices
Jeans: Nine West, purchased at TJ Maxx on clearance for $19

Top: Solitaire, purchased at TJ Maxx for $24

Shoes: purchased from Hautelook for $13

Love,
The Haute Professor

Visiting Family

No, this was not taken at my parents home! However, it was taken while I was out touring some stately old homes with my mom and dad. I am visiting them at present and my mom always plans a lot of fun outings!

Since I am done with my summer teaching schedule I am enjoying my time off visiting family. It means that I have to work with a smaller wardrobe (since I can fit only so much in my car:))

For our day of touring I opted to wear one of my favorite outfits of late. The top and jeans are both from TJ Maxx and the shoes I got on Hautelook. I always feel like Kate Middleton when I wear this one!

Prices
Jeans: Nine West, purchased at TJ Maxx on clearance for $19

Top: Solitaire, purchased at TJ Maxx for $24

Shoes: purchased from Hautelook for $13

Love,
The Haute Professor

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Bows of Blue

I went on to campus today to meet with a student for some emergency advising and to work on some research. As it was hot (as usual) I just threw on a short dress and some sandals.

The last time I wore this dress was in the Fall and I thought I would pull it out to try in a different season.  I think I might prefer how I styled it in the fall (with boots), but it’s still a fun and comfortable dress. The shoes are a new purchase and I thought they would look nice with the very girly dress. I have a feeling these shoes are going to be my new favorite sandals. I wear a lot of blue AND I love the bow detail on them.

Hope you are well! I apologize for the delay in posting. I haven’t been wearing very exciting things lately! However, I have a number of events coming up and I will make sure to document them for you all.

Prices:

Dress: Forever 21, purchased for $24

Shoes: Madeline Stuart, purchased at Ross for $12.99

Earrings: Sundance catalogue, gift

Love,

The Haute Professor

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Floral Frills

Yesterday was the last day of summer school. Exams are taken, exams are graded, grades are calculated and uploaded. It is over!

In celebration of finishing my first summer teaching I decided to wear a festive, floral, frilly dress. This dress is feminine times 100. This was one of the first dresses I ever stalked. I saw it at an Ann Taylor store but, as I was on a grad student budget, I couldn’t afford it. Fast forward 6 months and this beauty was at Gabriel Brothers (my grad school mecca). I was thrilled! Patience is indeed a virtue :)

Happy 4th!

Prices:

Dress: Ann Taylor Loft, purchased five years ago at Gabriel Brothers for $15

Sweater: Target, purchased on clearance for ~$14

Shoes: Target, purchased on clearance for $15

Necklace: Tiffany’s, gift from my parents

Love,

The Haute Professor

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Reviewing the Days Away

Yesterday I slept in until 9am and then had a relaxing breakfast sitting in my coffee chair. It was a review day for the students before their exam (which was today). I went in for a half day to hold a review for the students and then left in the late afternoon to go to a doctor’s appointment. Since I wasn’t really teaching I decided to have a relaxed fashion day with jeans.

These jeans were purchased at the beginning of the summer. I have an old pair of jeans that I have worn to death and really needed another dark wash to become my new go to. They are rather snug and have a higher waist than I am accustomed to, but all in all I think they look very nice.

Happy almost 4th of July!

Prices:

Top: happening in the present, purchased at TJ Maxx, ~$15

Tank (under top): Target, purchased on sale for $6

Jeans: Calvin Klein, purchased at TJ Maxx, on clearance for $20

Shoes: Guess, purchased on ideeli (with $10 credit for not shopping in awhile there), $28

Earrings: Metropolitan Museum of Art, gift from mom

Love,

The Haute Professor

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