Experimental Bio 2015 Conference Day 2 – Fashion and Recap of events!

Hell everyone!

Welcome to my Day 2 recap of the Experimental Biology 2015 conference!
Today I decided to go for a little more dressy, I recently bought this dressy midi skirt, a la Kim Kardashian (or so it reminded me of her), so I wanted to wear it out. This morning I changed outfits maybe 5 times before I decided on this combination.
I bought this dress skirt last minute at Ross, by Eci New York. It was the perfect size and super flattering. It wasn’t tight or too fitted, I could easily move in it as it was made with stretchy fabric. I also wore a coral blouse top with a jeweled neckline I bought at Charlotte Russe. It was perfect because I didn’t have to wear a necklace or jewelry after!
Since this is Boston in March, I had to make sure I wore a cover up. I originally was going to walk out of my hotel room without a jacket since it was super sunny outside, but then I realized this wasn’t LA. And boy, was I right. IT. WAS. SO. COLD.
Since I grew up in Massachusetts, I didn’t think the cold would be such a big deal. But it was, when I wanted to wear something cute like this outfit. The leather jacket that I love (from Express) was definitely not warm enough, because I was FROZEN wearing it. Do not be fooled, I look happy in these photos but I was freezing! Tomorrow I will be better prepared, with a more warm jacket and pants most likely!

Nonetheless, I really loved this outfit. I felt like a fierce fashionista, and felt super chic! The criss cross detail of the skirt was very flattering, and added a nice touch! Tucking in the coral blouse was also very flattering, and made me look slim! The jeweled detail was perfect for the conference, since I didn’t have to add more pieces to my outfit and there was still an element of glam!
I topped off my look with a coral lipstick from last year’s Kate Moss collection, #12. It was great because it lasted the entire day! It was great. I felt fab walking around the conference center the entire day! I wore some “comfy” low heels I bought from Payless, so they were cute but still fashionable. Walking around all day, though, it started to hurt.

And the Science:
Today I attended a poster session, where I knew some friends were presenting their research. It was fun hearing them talk about their research, and I learned a lot of new things!
After the poster session I quickly had lunch and checked out some of the vendors/exhibitions that were set up in the exhibition area. I got some free stuff, like pens, syringe highlighters, a mug, a water bottle, and more!
After about an hour of walking around, I headed over to one of the sessions I was waiting for all weekend, PTMs and Lysine Modifications. It was an amazing session, with a lot of cool research going on. I was really impressed by the talks, especially since 3 of them were student talks, and one was even an undergraduate!
I won’t go into the scientific details about the talks, mainly because its getting late and I need to go to sleep (need to be up and at the conference center by 9:30 am tomorrow, and its already 2 am 😮 🙁  ) This time difference is a real struggle, and I have a long day of talks and sessions tomorrow!
I did have a chance to meet a professor I had read a lot about and read a lot of his papers, it was great to make that connection! The professor had actually read a recent paper of mine that was published earlier this month, and I got some ideas about new experiments to try.
It was great! I am looking forward to the next Post Translational Modficiations Talk session tomorrow, on Arginine modifications. Right up my alley! I’m excited. I’m just hoping I can get up and be at the convention center on time!
For more specifics on talks, feel free to take a look at the Experimental Biology 2015 website, and also check out my twitter feed @phd_fashionista.

Here is today’s outfit:

I had a chance to go to a welcome networking reception after this session, and I had a great time meeting other students! Everyone was super friendly and cool, and I actually met some fashionable students who I will be featuring in a future blog post on conference fashion! So stay tuned for that before Wednesday! I had a wonderful time, I am loving #EB2015 #expbio, it has so far been great!

What do you think about this outfit? Would you wear something like this for a conference or business? Do you own a midi skirt for business? 

Let me know in the comments below!

Stay tuned for tomorrows post! XO




  1. March 30, 2015 / 12:03 pm

    Wow, this is such a nice outfit! I love the idea of putting a leather jacket in this office wear 🙂

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    Have a nice day, Andrea!


  2. March 30, 2015 / 3:45 pm

    How cool is that? An experimental biology conference! Wow! So glad you met the professor you admire, and yes, you were right when you wrote "don't be fooled" – you really don't look like freezing, well done – you could be a model, because they look beautiful like you even when freezing! I loved the skirt and jacket and I simply love coral, so your top is amazing!

  3. March 30, 2015 / 9:22 pm

    That outfit is fabulous! The skirt detail is unique AND looks awesome on you. Really great to meet up with you today 🙂 , xo

  4. April 1, 2015 / 7:26 am

    I am just getting around to your looks and worked my way backwards and I am in LOVE with this look! Even if you were freezing you cant tell and you pulled it off effortlessly! Way to go girl!


  5. May 26, 2015 / 5:11 am

    LOVE this midi skirt on you! Super flattering and perfect for conferences! Hope you didn't freeze and enjoyed the rest of your conference! 🙂


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