Thursday, December 31, 2009

Weekend Style Inspiration

Reading Glasses

Here are some lovely things to get you through the weekend:

An oldy but goody nerd post: flattering glasses (I finally caved and got my first pair for reading...see?).

I love this woman's style because it reminds me of a quirkier, more hipster version of myself, with better hair. And urbanweeds makes me wish I lived in Portland (where my Dad grew up!).

I love this dress! Too bad it's not summer yet...

I want her yellow infinity scarf so badly! (Plus, isn't she gorgeous?).

Speaking of scarves, I'll take this one, too.

This article on the differences between Michelle Obama's and Sarah Palin's style got me raving mad--to call a $150,000 Saks Fifth Avenue wardrobe the "everywoman's" style inspiration is ludicrous.

Photographs of clothes to look like food are unbelievably awesome.

Tavi spews her brilliance on quirky dressing (I love her blog, even though I cry inside that a 13 year-old has a million times better prose than I do).

Top ten fashion trends of the last decade (many of which I'll be glad to see go--adios, Uggs!).

Have a happy new year tonight! See you in 2010!

xoxo. Tania

P.S. Thanks for all the lovely and insightful comments about dressing into a rut yesterday--Sara's and La Historiadora de Moda's comments resounded with me especially strongly. A foundation of similar pieces and ensembles is part of creating your own style; plus, there's nothing wrong with testing out adventurous styles when you don't think you'll run into anyone you know.


caffeinerd said...

Wowza. That scarf is BEAUTIFUL.

Jen said...

i love your glasses on you! :) and those scarves you love are gorgeous (and look so cozy)! hope you have a great new year's eve.

A-C said...

I just read the NY Times piece on Sarah Palin and Michelle Obama and I find it disingenuous that the author has completely ignored the fact that Mrs. O has consciously made the decision to stay out of the suits and in the dresses w/belts while in the White House while Mrs. P is (or was) a working mom whose professional wardrobe WAS a suit. The difference between the two speaks volumes about their clothing choices and ignoring the distinctions and their roles in their families just doesn't make sense. I did find it an interesting read, however, even though I think there is more to the author's imaginings of the two women than just fashion.

On a lighter note, enjoy your book!

Fell 4 Fashion said...

Happy New Year!

kateohkatie said...

Thank you for all the lovely links!

Happy new year to you too :-)

Elaine said...

Um...what style rut?!? I didn't even notice!!! ;) I love your casual styles lately. I feel like I've been wearing the same pieces and style over and over again! It definitely makes me experiment with my clothes more. And thanks for sharing these links as well! Happy new year!!

daisychain said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, I hope 2010 is wonderful to you xxx

Julie said...

Ohhhh summer dresses. I just bought a couple at a thrift store and kick them all the time when I pass them hanging on my door because it's January.

Healthy and Homemade said...

You look so cute in that top with your glasses. Nerd-chic ;-)

Hope you had a good holiday doll!

ARANXA. said...

ohhh i'm seriously in love with your shirt !
and those glasses are amazing on you

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Happy New Years! No worries, I have glasses, too. I actually kind of prefer them over contacts! Great list of things - I really like that bright yellow scarf, too. So lovely!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Thanks for posting that Portland style blog -- I've been awe of the individual portraits and fun styles.
Hope yours was a wonderful New Year's! - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

jesse.anne.o said...

That Times article is indeed infuriating. To say that someone with a stylist and huge budget can successfully pull off looking like Jane Doe doesn't seem like all that much of an accomplishment. I like that, given Michelle O's short history with both ready-to-wear store brands *and* designers, her ready-to-wear is ribbed as strategically plebe. Uh, then what the hell was Palin's aside from continuously strategically "plebe", if not by brand, by style.

I also like that Portland shot.

Nice glasses and happy new year!

E said...

I need to read the NY Times article. And thanks for sharing all this wonderful inspiration!

fidele said...

Great glasses, and the shirt is wonderful on you. What are the glasses? (If you don't mind).

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

fidele, the glasses are from the drugstore! i think they are foster grant--totally cheap and they do the trick!

Emily Kennedy said...

That Palin/MObama article was so ridiculous that about halfway through I looked up Cathy Horyn's credentials. I just felt like she was trying to manipulate everyone into being furious, and I hate being manipulated. Also, I felt sorry for her that her preferred style to epitomize is so staid and conservative.

That dress you posted is adorable and would go great in your closet. Also, that infinity scarf looks like it would be strangely simple to make. Thanks for the link!

the gleam of rose tea said...

Thanks so much for the link and the sweet comment :) Happy New Year!

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