Sartorial support

Thank you to those who have reached out to me this past week, after news broke of the recent tragedy at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. I teach at another community college in Oregon (as does my husband), and it’s been a sad, sobering week — all the sadder for being all-too-horrifyingly-familiar. I try to make this blog my own little corner of happiness, and I don’t like to focus on the negative here. But the negative is inescapable this past week, and it felt wrong not to mention how it’s affected me.

My college has held several events on campus this week to show support for our sister college. On Monday, we held a communal moment of silence in our main mall, and “UCC Strong” ribbons were passed out to everyone. Also, tonight there will be a candlelight vigil on campus, held simultaneously with similar vigils at every community college campus in Oregon.

Librarian for Life + Style | Sartorial support and ribbon closeup

Librarian for Life + Style | Sartorial support

It’s not much in the scheme of things, but I wanted to show some extra sartorial support. UCC’s colors are green and gold, and many students also wore those colors on Monday. I started with black as my foundation — my new eShakti skirt and black patent leather pumps — and added a plaid top with a green stripe in it. I also wore black-and-gold jewelry.

Librarian for Life + Style | Sartorial support

Librarian for Life + Style | Sartorial support

I lightened up these photos quite a bit so you can see the details of the skirt and fabric belt.

Librarian for Life + Style | Sartorial support

Librarian for Life + Style | Sartorial support


Librarian for Life + Style | Sartorial support

I wish everyone a safe day.

Tomorrow, I’ll be back with the monthly poll and outfit retrospective for September.


11 thoughts on “Sartorial support

  1. Mike

    Wow, Jen… I had no idea that you worked within the same vicinity as where that terrible shooting occurred. I heard of it of course but… wow…
    My deepest empathy going out to you and Sam for what you both been through. Glad that you are okay.
    Wow… what a world we live in, eh?… :/

      1. Mike

        Yes, indeed. What is really terrible is that something like this could happen to anyone. There was a recent college campus shooting close to here in Ohio I believe not long ago. Makes me really sad to think that more and more of these senseless shootings happen way too often these days.
        But again, glad that you and Sam are okay. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and everyone affected by this tragedy Jen.


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