This sweater is the only thing I own from Old Navy.
The quickly-becoming-ubiquitous navy pants! As much as I still like this pinky sweater, it's rather cropped, which is problematic for me because it creates midriff with most of my pants, and it adds some extra bulk, as you can see from the picture. The midriff issue I solved with a layering top beneath. You're gonna have to believe me on the fake bulk issue. Despite the fact that I rarely wear this sweater, it has a few elements I really love about it: the scooped neckline, front and back (like most women, I like my collarbones), the buttons on the neck, and...
... brown suede-y elbow patches (that weirdly match the other top)! Like most academics, I can't really resist a good elbow patch. Yay! Now I look all professorial (despite the fact that I giggled about Eurovision with my twelve-year-old tutees)!
So while I kind of surprised myself by picking out today's outfit, I felt very comfortable and mobile the whole day - I didn't even change into PJs upon coming home! I don't know - I just felt good, y'know? Like I had a good self-esteem day. And it's Friday!
... I love it when that happens.
Sweater: Old Navy
Layering top: Express, remixed (?)
Navy pants: Gap, remixed
Grey booties: Aldo, remixed