23 December 2010

December 23rd, 2010 § 5 comments

23 December 2010 – "Bobi" Scarf, originally uploaded by academichic.


  • Sweater: Banana Republic
  • Sweater Vest: BR
  • Scarf: Napali by TDM Designs
  • Jeans: J Brand via DSW
  • Boots: vintage Charles David

Just a few quick pics and words before I too head off for holidays with family and friends. Unlike E., who has to very thoughtfully plan and pack for extended travel, my packing mostly consists of throwing things into a bag, dragging out my laundry basket, and getting my cat into his carrier before driving off to various New England towns. I asked my father if I was too old (27) to be bringing home my laundry. He assured me that until I have my own machine actually in my apartment or house it was still ok in his book. Phew! Anyway, this outfit was not planned for anything other than driving for several hours. A light cashmere vest layered over a light sweater and a scarf gave me several options for temperature control (as well as created a analogous pair of green shades).

23 December 2010 – "Bobi" Scarf closeup, originally uploaded by academichic.

This scarf is made of bamboo fiber and is offered by Napali by TDM Designs (another name that you might recognize from reviews and giveaways we’ve done in the past). This style is called “Bobi” and is a square, which threw me for a while, but it’s still big enough to do most of the slouchy knots that I prefer. They do also make it in a longer version. I’ll be doing a more thorough review of another scarf of theirs next week.

23 December 2010 – Jeans!, originally uploaded by academichic.

You can’t really tell from these pictures but I’m wearing jeans… new jeans! Like A. I’ve looked for good “skinny” jeans for a while now and had all but given up hope when I came across these J Brand “cigarette” style jeans at a recent Filene’s Basement spree. The cigarette style means that they are basically straight leg from the knee, thus avoiding jegging status while being fitted through the hip and thigh. And they are perfect for tucking into boots, something I had been wanting to try for a while. These exact jeans had been on my radar ever since I read a spread in a fashion magazine this summer where every woman who was interviewed for a piece on “now styles” mentioned her J Brand jeans. I’d never heard of them. Needless to say months later, I happily found them for about $150 less than what they retail for, which made paying $12 to get them professionally hemmed seem like not a big deal. I love when that happens! What I love even more is spending time with my family and friends, which is what I’m off to do now (but not before kicking up some of this fresh powdery snow)!

23 December 2010 – Snow day, originally uploaded by academichic.

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§ 5 Responses to 23 December 2010"

  1. Beth says:

    Congrats on the new jean find! I know how hard it can be to find pants that fit, I have all but given up.

    And you are never too old to take your laundry home, if I lived closer I still would too.

    Have a wonderful holiday and take a deserved break! (If you have time, I just started a new blog.)

  2. Jeni says:

    I love taking my laundry home, but right now, I wish that I had planned out my haul home a little more. There’s a lot of stuff that’s in my suitcase that I haven’t actually worn! Hopefully you’ll get to wearing all of yours!

  3. Brianne says:

    My husband and I are taking laundry home for Christmas and we’re 30 and 31. Christmas happens to fall on our laundry weekend and there just won’t be time to go to our local laundromat. I can’t wait to buy a house where we can do our own laundry whenever we like.

  4. DianaH says:

    Super cute outfit! I love the neutral/green palette you used. Nice boots as well.

  5. [...] a bamboo scarf as a sarong, so I thought I’d give that a try with my oversized square scarf from this winter. I could have easily done what the model is doing if I’d folded it in half, but I wanted to [...]

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