Next Saturday, I’m off to a meeting. During this meeting, I’ll present a poster (I didn’t get a talk! @#%$$#) and there’s going to be a wine & cheese party.
I decided a little while ago that I should start getting rid of the Disney shirts and old jeans, even though I still feel happiest in those. I found a lovely brand, PeopleTree, which sells fairtrade clothes. Just the thing I was looking for, as every time I buy something from H&M and the likes, I am reminded about this:
My solution has been simply not buying anything (I hate shopping anyway). However, last weekend I went home and my boyfriend asked me whether it wasn’t time to throw away the ragged thing I was wearing. Slightly more subtle, my mum asked me whether that was the same sweater I already owned in highly school. Ehm. Yes. So, PeopleTree it is!
And for something ordered online, it fits like a charm. But I feel so damn uncomfy wearing something like this… For me, this feels completely overdressed, but I guess it isn’t, right?!
For the poster session, I’ll definitely go for some semi-chique look with nice jeans or if I feel particularly daring a skirt, a non-Disney top and blazer.
It’s crazy, I’ve been thinking more about appearance than the actual science part of the meeting. But I’m not the only one worrying about what is okay, what is underdressed and what is overdressed, more information for example on TenureSheWrote and by the Cobb Lab. All this thinking about should-be-irrelevant stuff reminds me of this:
Which means that basically, I’d love to walk around in whatever I feel comfy in, but every now and then I think it is necessary to put that aside and dress to impress. In fare trade goods to ease my mind about buying new clothes…