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BlueBoots, lately….

Hi everyone!

I’ve been remiss in posting lately because of a flurry of events in my academic and professional life. I was invited to speak in a session at the American Society of Nutrition at the Experimental Biology conference (with 6 societies present!!) this year, as well as participate as a finalist in an Emerging Leader poster competition of amazing nutrition research. In brief, I shared some research about how waist circumference, a body composition measure, when taken in children can predict risk factors for adult heart chronic diseases.

The conference was a GREAT time to network and meet new friends and colleagues in science as well! My blogger and Instagram friend who writes Chic in Academia introduced me to the PhD Fashionista, Andrea, who was also attending this conference all the way from Los Angeles. She was an official conference blogger for the society she represented, too. Andrea writes a blog, PhD Fashionista, an LA based fashion and beauty blog, to show readers that being a scientist doesn’t mean you can’t have a sense of style! She loves to shop and shares her various lab appropriate outfits as well as outfits for attending different events.

It was SO awesome to meet a fellow blogger with her own creative and fashion passion, and she’s cheerful, optimistic, has a great sense of style, and is a talented and hardworking scientist as well.

PhD Fashionista featured me and my conference outfit on her blog yesterday, so I wanted to share that exciting bit with you.

Here’s a close-up of what I was wearing.

 sweater: J.Crew sale

shoes: Nordstrom rack

blouse: anthropologie

bag: anthropologie

necklace: francescas

earrings: kate spade

I thought it might be fun to share some outfit details. Many of the things I wore were either gifts or snagged on sale, and some I’ve had for years! Classic pieces can be made into many combinations! That’s one fun part of planning for a conference, besides all the hard work.


Day 1 was rainy and Day 2 was snowy – it was challenging to dress for the commute in the cold, wet, late March weather. My BlueBoots were perfect for it.

boots: Hunter

dress: uniqlo, in navy

sweater: loft

For my poster presentation, I went with pinks and greys for spring.  I wore two exclusive inspiréebys designs – the pink layered necklace, and Knot Just another Lovely Bracelet.

blazer: boutique in london

slacks: banana republic

belt: ann taylor

blouse: ann taylor

shoes: shop in Brazil 

For my talk, I went with bright red and classic black, with gold accents.     dress, sweater, necklace: banana republic, sloan dress

shoes: bandolino, marshalls (AGES ago)

watch: my grandfather  

hair tie : anthropologie

headband: j.crew

All the details and some of my favorite beauty products of late:


lip: stila stay all day lipstick in aria

cheek: clinique blush in breathless berry

brows: gimme brow by benefit

foundation: laura mercier tinted moisturizer with SPF

eyes: make up for ever mascara and RMS beauty living luminizer

If any of you are curious about the science or the styles in this post, feel free to contact me by leaving me a comment or sending me an email. Want to see outfit details or product reviews? Let me know. I’d love to read what you think!

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