I'm slightly behind with blogging, as I wore this outfit two weeks ago [and 'grammed it one week ago]. I wasn't teaching that day, but I had a meeting with a professor. I wanted to make it appear as if I had my life together (which I don't) and that my chicness is entirely effortless (which it's not). So I channeled my inner actor-about-to-go-on-a-talk-show and arrived at the base of the outfit: button up shirt, blazer, and jeans. I opted for distressed jeans because I really wanted to make it clear to everyone in the department that I'm super cool (even though they all already know that).
I loved the idea of the flats, but in all honesty, they made me miserable for the following two days. They scraped up my heels and my pinky toes so badly that the next day I went through every shoe option trying to find a pair that didn't magnify the pain. I was half tempted to wear moccasins or Birkenstocks, but it was 25 degrees and neither coordinated with my teaching outfit.
Moral of the story? Don't try walking a mile in my shoes. Do strive for the effortlessly chic look.
Blazer: Merona via Target | similar
Shirt: (c/o Mom) Eddie Bauer | similar
Jeans: LOFT | option
Flats: J. Crew Factory | exact