Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Listen Mr Oxford Don

Listen Mr Oxford Don

Listen Mr Oxford Don

Works Cited
oxfords (!!): steve madden
jeans: gap
brown tank: target
green tank: old navy
sweater: philene's basement
brooch/pin: vintage (found at antique store in maine this summer)

If you're wondering why I look dementedly gleeful in the second photo, it can only be explained by the arrival of these new shoes. Which I love. I'm sure my grandmother has a pair (or three) in her closet, and yet that only adds to their charm. I love that they are slightly nerdy, the most perfect brown color, and the softest leather. Although I wish I had the patience to search for a perfect pair of these at a thrift store, patience is certainly not one of my virtues.

The outfit was organized around the shoe (clearly) and brooch, which I found at a giant antique store this summer in Maine, called the Antique Chicken Barn (strange, huh? all their wares were in a giant abandoned chicken coop). I played off the colors in the brooch with the green and darker brown tanks. The brooch helps liven up an otherwise plain ensemble (plain from the ankles up, of course).

Oxford Detail

Do you guys love new shoes as much as I do? I really try to restrain my shoe purchases (this one only happened because I took on some freelance work to alleviate my guilt), but when I find something I love, I have very little impulse control.

Sigh.

20 comments:

La Historiadora de Moda said...

You are adorable when you're dementedly gleeful! I think these shoes suit you perfectly. I try to be good about impulse control, but I also reward myself for every single academic goal of note that I achieve. I bought a new pair of boots or a dress that I normally would have deemed too expensive for every couple of dissertation chapters that I drafted and when I've sent off articles for publication.

Leah said...

Love your new oxford...it looks so comfy.

neverhomemaker said...

Simple, but chic. I love it!

<3 Ashley M.
(never home)maker

Julie said...

Aaaahaha yes! Those are simply beautiful. I know what you mean, when you need something, you need it. I used to work at this consignment store, and whenever I want to buy something but not spend money, I just sell a bunch of my old stuff back to the store and use that money so it's an invisible purchase.

Shoes look awesome--congrats!

SunnyYellow said...

I'd love to see a close up of the brooch. I love the whole outfit, especially all the brown colors. And of course the shoes!

Mouthwash said...

love the shoes. And, I like your hair. Yup. :)


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Elaine said...

Ahhh!!! You look awesome! I want to copy this look. Your hair is so pretty down! It's so straight and long... Seriously, I've been wearing my brogues practically every day minus a few since I got them. They match everything..



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Orchid Grey said...

as a native mainer, i can attest to the awesomeness of the Chicken Barn! I love your shoes, great find!

Lisa said...

Those shoes are adorable! I love how they look with your rolled pants.

calivintage said...

i am in love with this outfit! i came across your look on weardrobe and i had to come over and leave a comment. such great outfit inspiration.

Lilee said...

in love with the shoesss!

Dottie said...

Oxfords! I've been hunting, hunting, hunting for a pair of oxfords in my size at thrift stores and Etsy. I should give up and give in, too :) Those look great, especially with the rolled cuffs. I'm totally with you on the nerdy shoe love.

Healthy and Homemade said...

LOVE the shoes!!!!!!

chic said...

Yes!!! I want a pair of Oxfords just like those and I was just doing some online searches for them last night! I love these, they look great! S.

princesspolitico said...

lovely oxfords! just found your blog and your style is wonderful :)

xo.
princesspolitico

English Rose said...

those 'oxfords' (we call them 'brogues' in England) are soo cool - i've been looking for a pair like those for ages!

English Rose x

http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

Muito Igual a VocĂȘ said...

Oh, can't belive you found them! Simply gorgeous ;)

Cathi said...

love that outfit and those shoes...so comfy!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

thank you thank you! such sweet comments. xoxo.

morganleigh said...

I have been lusting after some Oxfords for MONTHS. I so should have gotten that pair on sale at Baker's....

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