26 February 2009

February 26th, 2009 § 4 comments


26 February 2009, originally uploaded by academichic.

  • 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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§ 4 Responses to 26 February 2009"

  1. Kimberly says:

    Great colors! Creative scarf usage! Cute faces! Have a great weekend away!

  2. Sal says:

    Your trust in the color wheel paid off. This might be my favorite color mash-up yet.

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