31 July 2009

July 31st, 2009 § 6 comments

31 July 2009, originally uploaded by academichic.


  • Blue ruffle top: BR Outlet
  • Gray bermudas: thrifted, chopped by me
  • Japanese print flats: Target

End Notes:

This is my take on the two-thirds color scheme of red and blue, already demonstrated earlier in the week by S. (as French chic) and A. (as professional lady), both of them beautifully sidestepping the disastrous potential of looking like US Olympic hopefuls. My version is really a postpartum iteration of a maternity outfit that I rather liked: a cobalt blue tunic over a gray skirt with these ballet flats. Same color palette, different pieces. And I think I am in love with this rich blue and how it plays up my hair and skin color.

31 July 2009, originally uploaded by academichic.

Of course, I’m grounding the whole outfit with shades of my favorite neutral — gray! Per our recent post on the subject, I definitely think that gray pants can be worn in the summer, particularly if worn with brown or colored accessories rather than black. You will not find me parting with my charcoal gray in any season, really.

Finally, I have a longish post in the work, I promise, in which I tackle in greater detail some of the challenges and choices I’ve been facing as a new mom with a postpartum body and breastfeeding duties. I’ll be answering some of the questions left in the comments section then, too, so hang tight as I perfect the new art of typing one-handed with a sleeping babe in the other arm!

Japanese-Inspired Floral Flats, originally uploaded by academichic.

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§ 6 Responses to 31 July 2009"

  1. AJ says:

    You just had a post about summerizing gray bottoms and here you are showing a great example! My favorite blue-gray combo is a medium to light gray paired with navy blue and hints of maroon in the accessories.
    That colbalt blue is excellent on you!!

  2. Clare says:

    You are right on about that color looking good on you. Quite lovely.

  3. Rose says:

    I didn’t realize you made your own shorts…I feel dumb for not thinking of this before. Awesome! love the color.

  4. D says:

    love cobalt blue and it looks great on you!

  5. Little Red says:

    I love that blue on you. It looks lovely! Loving the bermudas as well. Such a casual look, but still very chic!

  6. Sara says:

    I love that shade of blue! It reminds me of A’s intense purple tee. It’s a great shade on you, and I love how you paired it with those fabulous flats. Love this!

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