Symposium Style

Dress – LOFT (borrowed); Pumps – Payless.

Fashion blogging. It all seems really shallow and narcissistic sometimes, doesn’t it? Well, it can be, but it can also be the subject of academic research. I was surprised myself, but it turns out there’s a lot of academic work out there on social media. And a couple weeks ago I actually presented a paper on fashion blogging at Fordham’s research symposium:

I was super nervous to present after working on my project for so long, and I knew the occasion called for something fashionable, professional and comfortable. (After all, who would trust me as a source on fashion blogging if I dressed all corporate?)

I ended borrowing my friend Nancy’s dress, which I actually wore when I presented my thesis last fall (the presentation was less successful). On top of fitting the above requirements, the dress is also flattering and has some lacy for interest. Thanks again, Nancy!

My roommate Jillian also presented at the Symposium. Twice!
My faculty mentor Dr. Marwick.

Oh, and I also added some color with this awesome barrette my friend Juliane brought me from Paris:

And nothing makes a dressy dress awesome quite like being able to dress it down. I swapped my pumps for sandals and added a denim jacket for celebratory drinks afterwards with my roommate.

What do you wear to important presentations?

~ Sarah

P.S. Thanks again to Callie, Danielle, and Michelle for letting them interview me for my paper!