Monthly Archives: April 2016

Lovely Links 4/29/16


Naot Footwear is partnering with Schuler Schoes for a trunk show and donation event! If you swing by any Schuler location in the Twin Cities May 5 – 7 and try on a pair of Naots, the company will donate a pair via Good in the ‘Hood. Buy a pair, and Naot donates two!

My friend and colleague Dr. Anupama Pasricha of St. Catherine’s University will be hosting a fashion show at the MN History center as part of the Beyond Bollywood launch on May 10. If you can’t make the event, the exhibit runs through July 10 and Dr. Pasricha also contributed an Indian textiles exhibit. READ MORE

Insomniac Sale Picks: Stylish Mother of the Bride/Groom Dresses

*In this late-night feature – which will run on Tuesday and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Chris requested a few picks for stylish mother of the bride/groom dresses, so here we go:


Reader Request: Adjusting Style to an Academic Workplace


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Mary had this request:

Not sure if this is a good suggestion but I am switching careers from a creative industry to a serious academic/historian setting. My fun, twee printed dresses won’t really fly in this new setting. Easy ideas how to look more professional would be very welcome. Sounds cheesy but tweed items would really fit in! Really wish the the Academichic ladies were still around!

This is one of those questions that I totally want to address, but know that I will ruffle some feathers if I do so. What with the not working in academia myself and the knowing that working in academia has all sorts of tricky-to-navigate unwritten rules and norms that you can’t really understand unless you’ve experienced them personally. So I’ll get the ball rolling with a few suggestions and then ask you readers who are working or have worked in academic settings to weigh in. READ MORE