3 June 2011 – Variations on a Theme

June 3rd, 2011 § 2 comments

Variations on a Theme: Coral

Variations on a Theme: Mustard


  • Mustard cardigan: Target
  • Coral cardigan: Banana Republic
  • Tank: Old Navy Maternity
  • Skirt: Old Navy Maternity
  • Cut-out sandals: Jeffrey Campbell, via Gilt
  • Patterned wedges: Kenneth Cole, via DSW
  • Fedora: Banana Republic

End Notes:

Even if I haven’t been photographing or posting my outfits everyday, I’ve been sticking to my capsule wardrobe and have been happy with how easy it’s been to get dressed in the morning. Of course, it means that I’ve already had some repeats and that I tend to fall back on simple variations on a theme, like the two outfits I’m sharing today. But hey, I’m getting dressed, little e. remains fed and clothed as well, and I’ve been a highly productive dissertation writer.

The formula is simple: gray tank + denim pencil skirt. Add a brightly colored cardigan, a few accessories, fun shoes, and call it a day. I like how the choice of shoes (heels versus flat sandals) and accessories (hat, necklace, or belt) can change the overall feel of the outfit from playful to sophisticated.

Also, sometimes having boring outfits means that I’m more likely to pull out a hat. Is anyone else in love with straw hats for summer?

Variations on a Theme: Coral

Variations on a Theme: Coral

Variations on a Theme: Mustard

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§ 2 Responses to 3 June 2011 – Variations on a Theme"

  1. Daria says:

    You look great and repetitions are not bad!

    I have a question for you. It may be too personal or it may be something you have already shared here and somehow I’ve missed it, but I’ll try. So my question is- how do you structure your day? I haven’t been very productive when I was staying home with my baby daughter while writing my PhD thesis. Now I am contemplating having baby #2, and I would like to be able to continue my research after baby (I am still at the planning stage). So, how do you do it all? You seem to be quite productive as researcher while still spending time with your son, and I would like to hear how you get organized. It may be interesting for others as well, if you are willing to share, a post like “a day in the life of E. and e.” Thanks!

  2. Kelly K says:

    I love this, this is the kind of tutorial I need. I have a four-year-old and some days I can barely dress myself.
    Your skirt looks great, I have yet to find one that fits me really well.

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