The Haute Professor

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Casual Chic

I bought this dress in two colors while I was home visiting my family. We stopped by a Target looking for some shirts to dye and I spotted this on a clearance rack. I have tried to wear maxi dresses frequently since they became popular and I have found that for the most part they aren’t very flattering on me. This dress though makes me feel really good. I think it is very flattering AND it is also incredibly comfortable. I mean what could be better than wearing essentially a t-shirt all day!

I think with the addition of the shoes and the necklace it looked a bit more put together. I wore it to work today since I just had a couple of meetings and didn’t need to be too formal. I am looking forward to integrating both this and the other version (blue and white stripes) into my wardrobe!

Love,

The Haute Professor

Prices

Dress: Target, on clearance for $20.98

Shoes: Groove, purchased on Hautelook for $11

Necklace: purchased at a nearly new sale (gift from my mom)

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The Flower Shop

When I was visiting my family my mother took me to a really cool consignment shop. We spent a long time there and while looking through the racks I found this amazing dress. I was immediately attracted to the print. I love the beautiful images of the flowers and the script of the Latin names for them. I was equally excited when I realized that the dress was made by Moulinette Soeurs. This is a brand that is sold at Anthropologie (a place I would love to shop if I was not super cheap). As you can imagine this dress probably retails for a ridiculous amount of money. Finding it for under 20 bucks was pretty exciting!

I googled around a little bit and found that the dress is called the Tuileries dress and retailed originally for $158. Yay consignment!

I wore this outfit to a faculty meeting today and several people commented on how much they liked it. It is always nice when people like things that you like :) 

Love,

The Haute Professor

Prices:

Dress- Moulinette Soeurs, purchased at a consignment shop for $16.99

Belt- The Limited, purchased on sale for $15

Sweater- Premise, purchased on clearance at Marshalls for $12

Shoes- Nine West, purchased at the outlet store for $25

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First Dates


I went on a first date this weekend (he was nice but no spark) and wanted to wear something casual but feminine since we were just going out to lunch. I opted for this dress I purchased at the beginning of August from Ross. I am really into lace this summer. It fits with my overall style quite well (ladylike for lack of a better word) and the lace itself is SO soft. It just feels nice to run your hands along it.

Since my date was supposed (supposed being the operative word here) to be just a little taller than me I decided to not wear my usual heels or wedges. Also, we had discussed walking around a small town after lunch and I felt flats would be a better option. I went for these sandals thinking they would be a nice compromise- classy but comfy. Well, even with these sandals I ended up being taller than him (he added a couple of inches to his height)! I think it was more embarrassing for him than for me though. I don’t get why people lie about such obvious things! It’s silly!

All in all my foray back into the dating world after a VERY long absence from it (4+ years) was not unpleasant!

Love,

The Haute Professor

Prices:


Dress: A.U.W. purchased at Ross for $19.99 (the belt was attached)


Shoes: Kate Ann, purchased at a DSW a VERY long time ago, can’t recall the cost.

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I’m Back!!!!!!!!!

Thank you all for your support during my two week absence! I am back and ready to go again.

Today I decided that I needed to embrace the last days of summer by wearing the brightest thing in my closet! I bought this skirt a couple of months ago while out shopping with a work colleague. We actually both bought the same skirt! We are planning to wear them to a faculty meeting together to see if anyone notices :) I don’t know how you could NOT notice! This skirt is highlighter yellow!

The top was a random find at TJ Maxx. I wasn’t sure about it at first but decided that I could use it a lot underneath of blazers (which I have decided to embrace this Fall) and cardigans. I’m pretty happy with the purchase!

Hope you are all well and thank you for your support :)

Love,

The Haute Professor

Prices:

Skirt: J Crew, purchased for 50% off the sale price, $25

Top: Premise, purchased at TJ Maxx on clearance for $12

Sweater: Target, purchased at the end of last summer for $5 on clearance

Shoes: Pinky, purchased from Hautelook.com for $11

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Broken Hearted

The Haute Professor will be taking a hiatus for a little while. Unfortunately, I am going through a difficult time in my personal life right now. I am hoping to be back at it again soon especially as the Fall Semester is almost here. However, in the meantime I imagine no one wants to look at pictures of me with a splotchy tear stained face.

If you could send me some positive thoughts I would very much appreciate it.

All the best,

The Haute Professor

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Birds of a Feather

It is always a pleasure to wear these shoes. They are just…. cute!

Yesterday was a comfy down day where I just had to go into work and didn’t need to do much else. During the summer that means skinny jeans and a slightly more formal top when I’m going into the office. I wasn’t so sure about whether or not I could pull off the skinny jeans look when it first came out. I am a pear shaped girl and extremely self-conscious about my bottom half. However, these pants are so comfortable and from certain angles I even think they can be flattering :)

Hope all is well wherever you are!

Prices

Shoes: Chinese Laundry, on clearance for $24 at DSW

Jeans: Nine West, purchased on clearance for $20 at TJ Maxx

Shirt: The Limited, purchased at Gabriel Brothers for around $10

Love,

The Haute Professor

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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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