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I had to do a last minute pedicure so I could wear my gladiator sandals, but I'll say it's worth it!!
Not only is the weather confusing, but my brain is too. We had some friends over after a conference this weekend (conference wardrobe pics will be posted this coming weekend), and one of them got a hold of my camera. Of course the comment was made: "What, making your own edition of vogue" when they realized all the outfit pictures I had on there. I was mortified.
The academic world doesn't focus on what they consider "superficial ideas" such as fashion blogging. As such, I've kept this blog rather private from most of my social group, both academic and not, but most specifically the academic types. While each of them has their own un-academic pursuits (comic books, trashy tv, etc), they are private pursuits. This blog is rather public.
Here is my confusion: these friends see me in many of the outfits I'm posting, so it's not the style that embarrasses me. It has to be the fact that I do post them that is the source of shame. But if we spend so much time analyzing the social habits of case studies, the word choice of authors, etc, why is it so reprehensible to analyze the contemporary choice of clothing? Doesn't our fashion say just as much about us as our behaviour and our literature?
So maybe if the academic scorns the blog world, I should bring the academic world to the blog. What does my outfit say today about my value system? It says that I esteem utility (as the pockets on this belt are a lot more useful than I ever thought possible). I value comfort (as the cardigan is necessary to fight the evils of over-air-conditioned institutions) and that I am a woman who takes control of things, and makes them what I want (as the skirt has been altered to my standards).
But maybe I'm just trying to justify the existence of this blog.