28 February 2009

February 28th, 2009 § 5 comments §

    

28 February 2009 , originally uploaded by academichic.

Sources:

  • Purple cardi – H&M 
  • Green print top – Filene’s basement 
  • Trouser jeans – Old Navy, remixed 
  • Yellow shoes – Gianni Bini, remixed 
  • Black pendant – gift 

Endnotes:

It’s Saturday, but I’m up bright and early to head to campus for our annual graduate student symposium. I’m not presenting a paper, so I can be more casual in dress, but I will be seeing most of my department faculty and my colleagues there, so I still had to make an effort for the day. I look forward to seeing my peers present their work and, as an added bonus, our breakfast is catered by my favorite coffee shop/bakery- the very same place where A. and I spent half the day studying and devouring their delicious cookies yesterday. So there may be no rest for the weary, but at least there are treats. -S. 

     

Yellow shoes, originally uploaded by academichic.

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27 February 2009 – Comfort Inn Edition

February 27th, 2009 § 7 comments §

  

27 February 2009 – Comfort Inn Edition, originally uploaded by academichic.

Sources:

  • Long sleeved purple tee – Target
  • Purple tee – H&M
  • Brown jersey skirt – Old Navy
  • Purple tights – BR
  • Boots – Steve Madden, remixed
  • Mirror and crappy lighting, courtesy of a Kentucky Comfort Inn.

End Notes:

My attempt to blog mobilely on the road this morning with my phone was foiled, but now, safely ensconced in my brother’s apartment, I am able to assure you that despite my geographical distance from academichic central I remained committed to our color wheel experiment of the week with this purple monochrome ensemble. It’s all jersey, and comfortable enough to wear in the car but the boots and the fun layers make it presentable for immediate visits with friends upon our arrival. Another plus? The clingy knits prove immediately that I’ve made it halfway through my pregnancy. Yay for the 20 week mark!

  

Bumper, originally uploaded by academichic.

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27 February 2009

February 27th, 2009 § 3 comments §

27 February 2009, originally uploaded by academichic

Sources:

  • Grey Tee – Banana Republic
  • Charcoal Grey Sweater – New York and Company
  • Black Pants – BR Outlet
  • Scarf Worn as Belt – H & M
  • Black Flats – Urban Outfitters
  • Necklace – Gift

Endnotes:

After a week of color experiments, S. and I seem to be on the same page with our grey monochrome looks. This dreary day marks the end of a long and busy week and so a cozy wrap sweater, cotton tee, and and comfy flats seemed the only option this morning. I love coffee shop days. -A.


Shades of Grey, originally uploaded by academichic.
Necklace detail, originally uploaded by academichic.

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27 February 2009 – Shades of Grey

February 27th, 2009 § 3 comments §

      

27 February 2009 – Shades of Grey, originally uploaded by academichic.

Sources:

  • grey and black scarf – gift 
  • grey cardi – Calvin Klein 
  • grey tank – Filene’s basement 
  • jeans – Filene’s basement 
  • clogs – Dansko 
  • puzzle piece bracelet – gift 
  • necklace – thrifted 

Endnotes:

A grey monochrome ensemble for a grey and dreary day. We had such wonderful weather this week and now it’s back to cloudy and cold. It’s alright though, nothing can dampen my mood since it’s Friday and I’m spending the day at my favorite coffee shop with A. getting work done. Then later tonight I will curl up with a hot tea and cookies to watch Stacy and Clinton dole out fashion advice on What Not to Wear. I love Fridays. S.

    

Hidden pop of color, originally uploaded by academichic.

    

two sided scarf, originally uploaded by academichic.

    

puzzle piece bracelet, originally uploaded by academichic.

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26 February 2009

February 26th, 2009 § 4 comments §

 

26 February 2009, originally uploaded by academichic.

Sources:
  • Red-violet cardigan: Ross
  • Red-orange scarf: Target
  • Green tee: Ross
  • Maternity jeans: Old Navy, remixed now and for the next 4.5 months
  • Brown pointy toe pumps: Target
End Notes:
It took a while for me to convince myself that red-orange and red-violet really do “go” together, but this morning I put all my faith in the color wheel and piled on an assortment of colors on my top half. Rather than tying the scarf around my neck or waist, I folded and pinned it to the edge of my cardigan to function as a bright, patterned border. To keep things looking a little more “office casual,” I added brown pointy toe pumps, always a sure bet for dressing up an otherwise laid back outfit.
Frankly, I find it difficult to keep a straight face around split complements. They’re just so darn playful.
 

26 February 2009 – Wackadoodle, originally uploaded by academichic.

My husband and I are hitting the road tonight for a quick visit to our old college town. Since all my department professors are out of town for an annual conference, we’re taking advantage of a free Friday, a rare and beautiful thing. My next installment for academichic will be from the road!


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26 February 2009 – PINK!

February 26th, 2009 § 4 comments §

26 February 2009, originally uploaded by academichic.
Sources:
  • Light Pink Cardigan – J Crew
  • Pink Striped Button-Down – J Crew
  • Grey Skirt – Gap
  • Maroon Belt – Target (custom-fit)
  • Red Wedges – Anthropologie, via ebay
  • Book – Reclaiming Female Agency: Feminist Art History After Post Modernism, Norma Broude and Mary Garrad

Endnotes:
Today I am pulling off “Pretty in Pink” as professional. I have to administer a midterm exam to 150ish students — a rather panicked 150ish students (based on the email I received at 2:00 am this morning). Hopefully my light pink cardigan will sooth their nerves while my bright pinks will keep them on their toes.

PINK!!, originally uploaded by academichic.

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26 February 2009 – Shades of Blue

February 26th, 2009 § 1 comment §

    

26 February 2009 – Shades of Blue, originally uploaded by academichic.

 

     

Blues detail, originally uploaded by academichic.

Sources:

  • Light blue tee – H&M 
  • Blue long cardi – H&M, remixed 
  • Blue skirt – Calvin Klein 
  • Blue and white scarf as belt – thrifted
  • Boots – Banana Republic, remixed

Endnotes:

I wonder if the people I work with are noticing a pattern this week, since I wore all pink on Tuesday, all green yesterday, and all blue today. I’m just being a good student and doing my homework this week. 

Picking one color and creating an outfit out of various shades of it has made getting dressed pretty easy, which is nice since I’m feeling a bit blue not just in outfit today. I have a cold and I’d rather be in bed or on the couch than on campus and teaching today. Sigh…. S.

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25 February 2009 – Splitting My Compliments Take 2

February 25th, 2009 § 2 comments §

25 February 2009 – Splitting My Compliments Take 2, originally uploaded by academichic.

Sources:

  • Blue-Green Cardi – Gap
  • Blue-Green Tank -BR Outlet
  • Blue-Violet Tee – Forever 21
  • Brown Woven Belt – BR Outlet
  • Jeans – BR Outlet
  • Orange Shoes – Old Navy
  • Earrings – Forever 21

Endnotes:

While E. was worried that her shoes made her a cheater yesterday, I’ve found shoes to be the best way to complete a split complimentary look. I am very much in my comfort zone with this blue-green and blue-violet (split blue as compliment of orange) but I also love the unexpected pop added by the orange shoes.

I also have to say the pleased and relaxed expression in both of these pics has everything to do with the gorgeous weather we are having today! -A

25 February 2009 – No Cardi, originally uploaded by academichic.

New Orange Shoes!, originally uploaded by academichic.

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25 February 2009 – Shades of Green

February 25th, 2009 § 0 comments §

    

25 February 2009 – Shades of Green, originally uploaded by academichic.

Sources:

  • Green polo – Banana Republic 
  • Yellow-green sweater vest – gift from mom, remixed 
  • Green layering cami – Banana Republic 
  • Brown skinny belt – Banana Republic 
  • Green floral skirt – Old Navy 
  • Boots – Dillards, remixed 
  • Brooch – thrifted, remixed

Endnotes:

Yesterday I said that a pink monochrome outfit felt quite comfortable to me, but that blue and green would be more of a stretch. I take it back. I love all these shades of green together. 

Added bonus: I feel a bit like I’m channeling a leprechaun with this look ;) And I’m hoping that bit of Irish luck will carry me through my linguistics exam later this afternoon. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Ok, now back to my flashcards…. -S.

   

Greens and brooch detail, originally uploaded by academichic.

   

Greens and belt detail, originally uploaded by academichic.

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25 February 2009 – Noisy Split

February 25th, 2009 § 2 comments §

  

25 February 2009 – Noisy Split, originally uploaded by academichic.

Sources:

  • Orange cardigan – Forever 21, remixed
  • Blue-green top – Banana Republic
  • Denim Skirt – Old Navy, remixed
  • Bella Band – gift from A. and S.
  • Red Wedges – DSW, remixed
  • Square earrings – gift from the husband, found a little stand in Austin

End Notes:

I’ve been something of a slacker for this week’s color wheel challenge, but I’m trying to make up for it today with this split complementary outfit. The combination of orange cardigan and blue-green top toes the line of a pairing that I would have made prior to our Fashion 101 series. But I would have never, ever thought to wear my red wedges with this. They’re unexpected, and I love how it makes the whole outfit a little bit quirkier. It’s a cheerful, casual — albeit a bit noisy — look, perfect for a day of a running errands and revising a paper.


  

Square Earrings, originally uploaded by academichic.

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