- Flowered button-down – American Eagle
- Cable knit sweater – J.Crew
- Skinny Jeans – Abercrombie, thrifted
- Boots – Dillards
- Necklace – from Middle School days
January 31st, 2009 § 0 comments §
January 30th, 2009 § 2 comments §
January 30th, 2009 § 2 comments §
We’re all sharing seven random things…
Internet meme gods, can I tag Flickrites? I would like to tag the inimitable archibald maximilion and the always well-appointed mamichan. Perhaps they can respond in the notes of a wardrobe_remix post. Onward…
1. I have a freakishly good recall of song lyrics but I am hopeless when it comes to naming the artist and album.
2. I’m half Japanese, one eighth Scottish, and three-eighths English.
3. I drink tea, not coffee, but I will still ask you, “Do you want to get coffee sometime?” because saying, “Would you care to take tea together?” weirds people out.
4. I was homeschooled from kindergarten through high school and attended a very small, private undergraduate college. I loved my experiences in both, but they left me deeply skeptical of the fashion potential of jumpers.
5. I have probably had more fainting spells than the average person and they are neither romantic nor dramatic. Usually it involves me losing consciousness in completely inappropriate places, like the dining hall at school, a bathroom filled with hard porcelain objects, or the home of a private art collector.
6. Until college, having to speak in front of a crowd would literally make me weep. Now I love being in front of a classroom and find hour and a half lecture times to be too brief.
7. My two primary food groups are “sweet” and “salty.” Things that fall in that elusive space between are my favorite foods in the whole world. Peanut butter M&Ms. Cinnamon Swirl Chex Mix. Egg and cheese croissants. Asian marinades. Yum.
January 29th, 2009 § 5 comments §
One of our favorite bloggers, String, has tagged us to list 7 random things about ourselves. A. and E.’s posts will soon follow, and my list is just below. I, in turn, would like to tag the lovely Vera from Deep in Vogue and the wonderful Rachel from Click Your Heels.
The rules are:
So without further ado, 7 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT S. :
1. My childhood obsession was Alf. I owned about 20 cassette tapes with Alf episodes (in German) that I would listen to every night on my tape player as a bed time story. I didn’t want to be read to, I wanted my Alf fix. I still love Alf, but he no longer soothes me to sleep and it’s also not the same hearing him in English, I prefer the German-speaking Alf I grew up with.
2. As an adult, I’ve replaced my childhood Alf obsession with a vampire fascination. I love and have seen every episode of Buffy and Angel, and love vampire books like Stoker’s classic Dracula and Anne Rice novels. I even managed to work my obsession into my course work and, during my second year of my PhD program, wrote a final paper comparing the figure of the Other in Stoker’s Dracula with the contemporary Angel. Isn’t it great when academia and your neurotic fan-obsessions can collide?
3. I eat desert after every meal. Breakfast included.
4. I run and love running. But I also do it because I eat desert after every meal and something’s got to counteract that.
5. A. and I are training for a marathon this spring. Preggers, obviously, is not training with us.
6. I’m prematurely going grey. I have a lot of grey hair already that I dye. I noticed that a recent trend in academia is for young female professors to leave their grey hair uncolored and to wear it with pride. I am not part of that group.
7. I just discovered Edamame a couple of months ago (when I saw E. snacking on them) and since then, I’ve been consuming ungodly amounts of edamame with sea salt. I’m not sure that something that’s good for you is still good for you when it becomes 80% of your diet, but I tend to have a slightly obsessive personality, so this too, will pass.
January 29th, 2009 § 0 comments §
These boots are made for walkin’…
A reader just asked about my boots and since I’ve been living in these this winter and am glad to answer questions about them, here’s a mini-post dedicated to my new black boots.
They were purchased at Banana Republic this past December and are a great versatile pair that go with pants or skirts. Since I spend my days on a college campus and walk around a lot between buildings, these are a great flat pair that makes that constant commute easier. For a look at how I’ve worn them, see here:
Boots with skirt to be found here
Also useful when gender bending ;)
January 28th, 2009 § 1 comment §
After a few days of flurries and in-between rounds of sleet, we finally got a good winter snow. Since most of the outfit is about practicality — boots for tromping through snow and layers of sweaters for warmth — the necklace adds a splash of whimsy and color. I find it oddly useful to wear something a wee bit fanciful when faced with Very Important Assignments like analyzing Julia Kristeva’s “Women’s Time” or investigating the intersection of race, gender, and class in Marxist theory.
Category: Color Combinations, Maternity Style, Our Best Flatware, Pants Please, Research Casual
Tags: belted > boots > cardigan > E. > graduate school > green > jeans > jewelry > pregnancy > statement necklace
January 27th, 2009 § 0 comments §
January 27th, 2009 § 4 comments §
In keeping with the summer-clothes-in-the-winter theme, I pulled this blouse out that I usually relegate to the back of my closet come cold weather. For extra warmth, I sandwiched it between a tee and a cardigan, so that just the collar would pop out for added flair. I think Louie looks impressed. -S.
January 26th, 2009 § 3 comments §
In my continuing defiance of winter and inspired by the flashes of color in Slumdog Millionaire, I pulled out two of my favorite bright pieces for another cold, snowy day. Among the myriad things covered in class today, I talked to my students about complementary colors and pointed to my own ensemble as proof that opposite hues “pop” against each other. And since fit — rather than preconceived notions of seasonal appropriateness — is my main dressing priority in my pregnant state, I’ll probably continue to wear a lot of “summer” clothes in the cold, just like S. mentioned in her post today. Just being a good feminist and breaking down binaries.
Category: Beltless, Color Combinations, Maternity Style, Pants Please, Reaching New Heights, Teaching Outfits
Tags: beige shoes > blue > blue and orange > complementary colors > E. > jeans > orange > wedges
January 26th, 2009 § 2 comments §
I love this jean skirt. In the summer, I practically live in it since it goes with everything and you can dress it up or down with your choice of shoes or top. But somehow it didn’t occur to me to bring it out this winter, since I think of wool or corduroy skirts as more winter appropriate. Then E. pulled out this fantastic ensemble last week, which prompted me to run to my closet and retrieve my jean skirt too. What summer item do you love and haven’t worn in ages? (Unless it’s hot where you are, as is the case with Andrea). Try mixing it into your winter wardrobe and let us know what you did! -S.