It's been a minute since I've updated the professartorial feature on this blog. In that minute, the school year has ended, and I've started a two-week writing residency at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, Florida. This place is just as idyllic as you'd imagine: sun, sand, palm trees, and my very own cottage just for writing. Summer always presents a challenge for me, style-wise--let's just say the professartorial body type is optimized for scholarship over beach volleyball. During the academic year, I wear a lot of structured jackets, scarves, and dark denim. All that fabric just doesn't work here at the beach, so over the past couple years, I've experimented with different ways to stay cool, fashionable, and comfortable at artist residencies. This year, Walgreens provided the inspiration for my beach uniform. These colorful leggings are 2 for $12, a fact that I now reveal to everyone I meet. They retain their colors through the laundry cycle (the paisley pair on the left have been laundered twice, while the geometric print leggings are brand new). I've matched these with some long tunics I already had in my summer wardrobe, along with six purple shell necklaces that I purchased at a beachside shop here in Florida. The sunglasses are, of course, prescription--because nerd + chic is a truly professartorial equation.