Wednesday is not a good day around this time of year. Exams are looming, the industry is scrambling, inboxes are frantic, and nobody in the library is in anything close to a good mood – and let me tell you, Bitchy Resting Face is contagious (as evidenced above). Coupled with all round 2014 exhaustion, the big picture (née eyebag situation) isn’t looking terribly pretty – the takeaway being that when you want time to both pass faster to get the next few weeks over and done with and to slow the hell down because you have too much coursework to etch into your brains, it’s time to consider running away to Bali. Again.
If my Tumblr questions and emails from fellow battlers out there are anything to go by, a lot of you are also throwing loose-leaf semester notes around your room to the sweet sounds of Sam Smith. Following that, you have also been asking what I wear to the library – a very different question to what to wear to Uni, mind you (we’ve already been through that). Study attire must be specifically constructed for increasing prolonged efficiency of cramming without falling too far into normcore (loosely translated, here, to falling asleep at your desk). I’m talking nine til nine in the library a fifteen break every two hours, and a half hour for lunch, without pyjamas or UGG boots.
Alors. My STUVAC uniform.
During first year, I would wear stilettos while studying to trick my body into thinking that I was going somewhere ergo staying alert. It took me three semesters to realise that slightly cold feet were the operating factor, so while I have never wholly appreciated the Birk trend, STUVAC is the time, and they’d better be croc-embossed. Tailored, but pliable, trousers work to the same effect. Your coat should be (imperatively) reminiscent of Jon Snow, because regardless of the bikini weather outside, we all know that the Law Library is consistently dark and below freezing. Should you not possess any such manly, all-encompassing glory, buy a Snuggie. Alternating between having the coat draped across the shoulders, completely cocooned and not on at all will keep you alert in the same way that making sure you don’t get lipstick on your teeth will. Choice of lipstick should range between Rita Ora and Lorde for maximum embarrassment impact
should you head-desk at any point. For bonus points, solid lip game distracts from the fact that one’s hair has not seen a brush in weeks, and that the rest of this look is ridiculous on examination (particularly if that Snuggie substitution was required). Keep it together, girl. Am I going to be the most militant mum, or what?
And finally, no bras allowed. Non-negotiable. The constricting sensation of ill-fitting bra straps and under-wires is too often mistaken for impending doom to be worth your while.
Disclaimer: the motive of this post is to let you know that I may or may not go MIA every few days until my exams are done, but Fashion Bloggers is still on every Wednesday at 8:30PM on Style Network and 9PM on E! Asia, so you shouldn’t miss me too much.