EVERYBODY! Hello! I know it's been over a week since I posted, but I think the long hiatus may be done for now (now I've gone and jinxed myself - see you in September!). We left Hamburg in a blaze of glory and drizzle and are now back and settled in our place in Athens. My husband, however, has been working like crazy to get a commission out the door, so we haven't exactly been leaving the house. Or putting on clothes that matter. However, we did actually leave the house today in order to have dinner with my aunt-in-law (and godmother) and her family. I was so giddy at the thought of not wearing a tank top with a pair of my husband's shorts that I decided to put on a dress and cute shoes and everything:
This is how lazy I am right now: the camera was slightly below me for maximum non-flattery. I didn't care.
That blue dress has been a staple every year in Greece for some time now. I bought it in the summer of 2008, when we didn't go to Greece for the summer. But this is the third year in a row that it's come with me in my suitcase. I did notice, however, on my way out the door, that it has a tiny stain on it that I hadn't seen last time I wore it, before we left for Hamburg. You can probably see it too. Oh, well. Time for laundry. I also wore my beloved red sandals that I left behind last August. I really love pairing the bright shoes with the bright dress: it might not be a perfect pairing, but that didn't stop me. I even upped the ante by wearing orange carnelian jewelry! Oh, Chalkdust, you're such a rebel.
In other news, I'm in a bit of a style/styling rut...again. I'm thinking...should I grow my hair out? It'll take some time, so it might just be boredom talking. My husband has totally come around to the total other side and now tells me that I CANNOT have long hair ever again because he loves short hair on me. Maybe I should just wear bright red lipstick and call it a day, eh? OR, maybe my stylist will have an awesome idea when I see her in August with horribly overgrown witches' locks. What does Style Nation opine?
In other other news, since my times are all screwy with the US, I just found out a couple of minutes ago, that one of my favorite blogs, Academichic, is going away. I...think I'm a little too fragile for this right now. First Fashionable Academics went away. Now my other favorite "grad students are stylish, too" blog is leaving? People, I credit you with giving me the fortitude to finish my dissertation! It's because I defended, isn't it... DAMMIT! Anyway, in all seriousness, these amazing feminists have won a place in my heart forever because of their lovely photography, helpful tutorials, and charming styles. Unlike other blogs (*ahem* this one), it really made me think. I'll miss my daily fix of the Chics, but I wish them well and wish them luck on their journeys.
Blue dress: Ann Taylor Loft, remixed
Red sandals: Tsakiris Mallas (?), Athens, remixed