The Haute Professor

Tenure track is the new black

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Silver School

Wednesday I was not in the mood to get out of bed, function, or do anything! In other words, sock bun! This also meant that I was not feeling very creative about what to wear and so I simply grabbed staples from my closet- the black skirt, black cardigan, and black pumps. The only somewhat exciting part of this ensemble is the top. I really like this top (though a colleague said I looked Amish, he’s a delight :)). I like the color and sheen of it and the style. It sort of has a “tulip-like” shape on top which makes it spring inspired.

Still though, I recognize that this is not my most inspired look. Just wait for tomorrow! I really like what I wore on Thursday :)

Prices:

Shirt: The Limited, purchased at Gabriel Brothers for under $10 (years ago!)

Skirt: The Limited, purchased on sale plus 40% off $14.99

Shoes: Enzo Angiolini, purchased on sale at DSW for $50

Sweater: Target, on sale for $15

Necklace: can’t recall

Love,

The Haute Professor

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Kate Middleton is my Muse

I am not ashamed to admit that I am totally and unabashedly obsessed with Kate Middleton. She is perfect. At least in respect to fashion. If I had millions of dollars I would literally buy everything that she wears. I would even have my hair done the same way. I just think she is classy, sophisticated, and timeless.

While my fashion sense tends to be more eclectic than hers, I find myself continually being drawn to silhouettes that she wears. This dress is a perfect “Kate” dress. The lace is ladylike. The color understated but also not boring. The cut is flattering and demure. And the skirt spins. Seriously, who could ask for more!

I actually did not buy this dress at first because I thought, even on clearance, that it was kind of pricey. I know I am delusional, but I have this mindset that I shouldn’t spend more than about 20 bucks on a dress. Fortunately, after debating it in my mind for a few hours the dress was still in the store when I returned. And I am thoroughly happy that I caved and bought it :)

While shooting pictures of the outfit today the wind kicked up. It resulted in several Marilyn shots. I hope you enjoy some of the outtakes :)

Prices

Dress: Eliza J, purchased on clearance at Ross for $27.99 (originally retailed for $138)

Shoes: Guess, found at TJ Maxx for $32

Earrings: Tiffany’s, gift

Belt: Came on another dress (from H & M I think)

Love,

The Haute Professor

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It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday (because it was spring break)

So today was the first day back after Spring Break. I must admit I was not quite ready to go back. I ended up getting food poisoning over spring break so I felt a bit cheated of my time off. I also did not get as much planning done as I hoped to. However, I did get everything done for this week so at least I am not freaking out this week!

Given that I was not quite ready to say goodbye to spring break, I decided to channel spring in my ensemble. For that reason, I chose to wear a super spring-y (yes, this is a word I have now made up) skirt. This skirt is new (to me anyway). My mother brought it down during her visit last weekend. She found it at the nearly new hospital sale that she volunteers a lot of her time at. It certainly did its job! I felt very spring-like despite having to get back into my routine :)

It was very nice to see all of the students and I taught a topic that I really enjoy today. So no complaints here! Hope you all are well!

Prices:

Sweater: The Limited, on sale plus 40% off, $14

Skirt: Jones New York, purchased at a nearly new hospital rummage sale for ~$5

Shoes: Nine Wftest, purchased at Ross for $19.99

Necklace: Tiffany’s, gift

Earrings: Sundance catalogue, gift

Love,

The Haute Professor

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Spring Break

The Haute Professor is on Spring Break this week. I will be back next week with outfit updates! And I’ll attempt to take some pictures of my more casual ensembles. 

Love,

The Haute Professor

Spring Break

The Haute Professor is on Spring Break this week. I will be back next week with outfit updates! And I’ll attempt to take some pictures of my more casual ensembles.

Love,

The Haute Professor

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Paisley Professor

The weather here lately has just been PERFECT. I seriously can not get enough of the sun and fresh air. It has also made it possible for me to pull out some of my lighter spring dresses. I haven’t worn this dress in about 6 months and it was nice to pull it out of the closet again. I love the full skirt on this one. It just feels so free and easy!

The hair bun is a sign that despite looking somewhat put together I was actually exhausted (this is the semester that will kill me). I couldn’t get myself up early enough to wash my hair that morning and so I had to pull out the dry shampoo and the sock bun. Lazy hair day!

Hope you are all well!

Prices:

Dress; purchased at Ross for $13

Shoes: Guess, purchased at Ross for $19.99

Belt: purchased at Target, $10

SweaterBellini, purchased at TJMaxx for $10

Love,

The Haute Professor

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Spring Blues

Quick post before I get back to madly cleaning my house for the impending arrival of my lovely parents.

I wore this outfit yesterday. I had a faculty meeting in the morning and it was about 74 outside! Super nice!

This dress is the last from my conference shopping spree at The Limited. I just love the cut of this dress. I like how demure the neckline is and how swingy the skirt is. I bought this belt the same day and I think the two look great together- I like the navy with the gold/silver tone of the belt. I know I will get a lot of use out of this belt! The students really liked it as well!

Hope everyone is enjoying lovely weather wherever you are!

Dress: The Limited, on sale (50% off plus educators discount of 15%) for $42

Shoes: Can’t recall the brand but it has a crown on it, bought them at DSW years ago

Belt: The Limited (purchased on sale plus 15% off), about $13

Sweater: The Limited (purchased years ago and I can’t recall and I can’t find it in my records!)

Love,

The Haute Professor

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Peach Melba

I am REALLY into lace dresses right now. I just think they are so ladylike and elegant. Last year Free People came out with some gorgeous lace dresses but they were way outside of my price range. However, this past weekend I found this “knock-off” version at Ross for $17! Woohoo! I wasn’t sure about the dress at first in terms of the cut, but once I added my own belt I liked it a lot more. I got a lot of compliments when I wore it on Monday. My favorite one was when a student said “I love your dress! Let me guess, you got it on sale!?” They know me well…

Prices:

Dress: EnFocus, purchased at Ross for $16.99

Shoes: Nine West, purchased at Ross for $19.99

Belt: This actually came on another dress from H & M so I cant’ really price that!

Earrings: Sundance Catalogue- gift

Love,

The Haute Professor

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Finally Friday

Finally getting around to posting Friday’s ensemble. I have had a very busy weekend. I assigned a very writing intensive activity to my students and I have been grading non-stop since they turned it in on Thursday. It is basically somewhere around 200 total pieces of paper that I have had to read and carefully evaluate. Essentially, I am in a hell of my own making! It seemed like such a good idea at the start of the semester!

Anyway, just wanted to pop on here and show you my outfit! I have worn this dress before but I styled it very differently and I liked how it turned out. Hope you all are enjoying your weekends!

Prices:

Dress: Target, clearance for $14.48

Tights: Target, on sale for $5

Belt: can’t recall

Boots: Dakkeni, purchased from Hautelook.com for $21

Love,

The Haute Professor

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Pink

The theatre department at the college did a production of Legally Blonde and I decided to wear pink on their opening night to support them. A bunch of the students in my Intro class are in the production. I think they really appreciated the gesture! Pink is not my favorite to wear but it made for a bright splash of color in the middle of the week.

I kept the overall look pretty simple in terms of shapes because the colors were so vibrant. Its already pretty overwhelming as it is! And those pink shoes are NOT comfortable. BUT they were perfect for the occasion :)

Prices:

Skirt: Banana Republic, purchased at the outlet for $26.99

Shirt: The Limited, purchased on sale plus 40% off markdown price and cash rewards for $16.07

Shoes:  Pinky, purchased on Hautelook.com for $18

Love,

The Haute Professor

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Partner Day

Yesterday was partner day on campus. I was paired up with a Junior who followed me around for the day (and I followed her a bit as well). It was fun BUT it required that I be in A LOT earlier than I would prefer (8am). I usually get in around 9am so this meant I had to wake up earlier. I am NOT a morning person so I decided to forgo the shower and just shove my mass of hair up into a bun.

It was also FREEZING when I left the house in the morning (think 40s- I live in the South and have started freaking out over anything below 50) so I decided I should wear a sweater dress AGAIN to stay warm. I have had this one for awhile. Not sure why I don’t wear it more often- love the color!

Hope you all are warm and enjoying your Wednesdays!

Prices

Dress: Calvin Klein, purchased at the outlet for less than $30

Boots: Nine West, purchased at the outlet for $50

Necklace: can’t recall

Tights: Target, on sale for $5

Love,

The Haute Professor

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