L: Day to Night

February 24th, 2011 § 4 comments

Flower Belt Take Two, originally uploaded by academichic.

The final two looks I prepared from the BR spring line fall neatly into the categories of “Teaching Outfit” and “Night without Grading” meaning, one of these I’d wear in my classroom and the other I’d wear when meeting my friends S., E., and A. out for drinks! The first look incorporates my two (new) favorite items: the stretchy flower belt and these little olive suede studded flats (neither of which is available online but this belt and these flats are similar, and these flats have the same flower as the belt on them, are equally adorable, and come in more colors in the store). The cropped jacket with a small ruffle and wider leg trousers dressed things up and the “Market Tote” was buttery soft and definitely could hold a day’s worth of books. I had first tried out the belting over a jacket look last week with a wide woven belt and blue blazer and I’m definitely a convert. I’d seen A., E., and S. do this before, but hadn’t tried it out myself until now.

Dinner Out?, originally uploaded by academichic.

This look, however, was fun, sleek, and definitely going-out-worthy. Had I not just recently stumbled into a few pairs of skinny jeans that I really like, I would have snapped these dark wash skinnies right up. The slight sparkle of the sweater (jacket?) and the skinny spike of these platform heels seemed evening appropriate and the soft silk edge of the tank and the cardigan played nicely off this bling-tastic necklace.

Sparkly!, originally uploaded by academichic.

So that’s it for my spring time inspirations from BR. A big thanks to the great sales people who allowed me to take photos in their store and helped me out! I know there has been some fruitful debate going on about this week of academichic playing dress-up with the BR spring line, and I hope that our readers have enjoyed seeing how we took new styles and brought our own aesthetic to some spring trends. Now we can rifle through our own closets with fresh eyes!

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§ 4 Responses to L: Day to Night"

  1. I love, love the second look! I’d totally wear it. It’s sexy without being overt. The pants and the jacket fit perfectly and the necklace made the perfect accent. Wonderful outfit.

  2. Rebecca says:

    I really like the second look. That cardigan is lovely.

  3. b.marye says:

    I’ve very much enjoyed seeing how all of you chose to style BR’s new Spring line. I hope you all get to do something like this again soon.

    I like your second outfit very much, L. I think the way you styled the sparkly sweater jacket makes it look much prettier than the model shot on BR’s site.

  4. Jessica says:

    Ditto to those who like the second outfit. It looks really fantastic on you. And I would wear it. To teach in. :)

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