Monday, February 22, 2010

Deviance

Deviance

Works Cited
chambray shirt: old navy
navy tank: j crew outlet
gray wool skirt: thrifted, hemmed by me
navy tights: loft
brogues: steve madden
belt: mommed

Yes, I'm wearing a denim shirt while teaching. Take that, rules! And I feel great about today's bizarre-o outfit. This chambray shirt, despite being an XS, is completely huge, and I wanted a sleeker look with this skirt, so I criss-crossed it and tucked it into the skirt. This rad double-length belt was my mother's in the 70's and is long enough to wear with slacks or at the waist.

Deviance

I happen to love the combination of blue and brown in varying shades, and this outfit is both easy and has interesting details (my beloved brogues, vintage belt, strange shirt tucking-in), so I feel especially ready to conquer the day (and, as it happens, Frankenstein).

Deviance

P.S. I added a few new things to the shop last night, so go check it out. I'm doing a big closet-cleaning-out for spring, so expect to see some new stuff in there soon. xoxo.

37 comments:

Clare said...

I love it I love it I love it!!! This is my fave outfit of yours, ever. So perfect. The combination of all the pieces is so fantastic! I cannot express enough how much I love this outfit.

Sasha said...

I love the criss crossed shirt so much - I'm going to have to find an old oversize shirt of mine (or my father's?) to try the style myself.

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Lisa said...

You look great in that mini - and I never thought to criss cross oversized shirts, thanks for the idea! Hm, maybe this means another dig around through my giveaways bag!

Sal said...

Wrapping the shirt is such a fantastic idea ... and the results are so flattering and fun.

Sabrina said...

Love it!!! I love what you did with the shirt and you are totally rocking it!

Emily Kennedy said...

How great is it that when I saw this post title I immediately thought you were referring to statistical deviance? Like the frequency of a denim shirt being worn by a professor deviates from the mean with a statistical significance of .001 or something...

Kristin said...

the wrapped shirt was a brilliant idea! No doubt the brilliance will translate to your lessons today :o)

Bird on Your Shirt

catherine_sr. said...

I love the color combo! It's always great to learn new ways of working with stuff I already have in my wardrobe (and I definitely have a lot of blues, grays and black). I also love the crossover shirt and the belt... I definitely want one of the latter!
the renegade bean

Oranges And Apples said...

love the shirt criss-crossing!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

You look adorable!

daisychain said...

I love that shirt.

Charmalade said...

Haha, I don't think this outfit is bizarre-o at all, if you pardon me saying. It has very simple, sleek lines and works well.

Toast with Charmalade

Kyla said...

This looks great! I love the brown, black, grey combo.

goldenmeans said...

Oh wow, I totally didn't realize that you had criss-crossed a regular shirt and tucked it in -- the draping looks so natural that I thought it came that way ;) Looks great! Oh, and I love that belt too!

sophialiteraria said...

New reader here! LOVE this outfit. I totally want to try it sometime.

Shop T.O. Live said...

Such a great idea for oversized shirts. And I love the gray skirt - my favorite combination is blues and grays.

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*stars*in*my*pocket* said...

I <3 this... I may have to copy it soon! :-)

perfectionishuman said...

Ohh I love the shirt shirt trick, I'll deffo be trying that out soon! x

Larysse Tavares said...

T., YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL! Your look is fabulous. I've never imagined an outfit like this. And your face... in the second picture you look sexy and then, in the third you are adorable. COngrats! You totally rock! :*

Have a wonderful week!

Simmsie said...

I love this outfit so much. One of my favorites I think.

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spoozyliciouzz said...

Well, once again you did a great job. Did you think of pairing this great shirt with some lighter tights? In my opinion that would have even looked better...but that´s just my point of view. You´re gorgeous!

Kelly said...

I love how you wrapped the shirt! Did you have any trouble keeping it like that throughout the day?

e. said...

Nice "alteration" of the shirt--and I love the brown and black together.

The Closet of Kim (ShopKim) said...

The details add some really great touches!! Love the color combo here too.

spoozyliciouzz said...

@Nerd: thank you for your compliment...it was the second time i wore a bow tie, and i think i like the idea of continuing it.

Those tights shouldn´t be hard to find, at least i should think so. I could picture that shirt / skirt combo with light yellow or faded blue, thus resembling the shirt´s colour...too bad i can´t wear those :-)

Anyhow, just keep looking that good, and everything´s fine :)

Ellenitza said...

I'm loving chambray for spring. And that double belt is great! This is a perfectly professorial look.

Fashion Therapist said...

I just bought a denim store this weekend...and a dress. I love this look and can't wait to start toting a denim shirt around!

Brigitta Ryan {duo} said...

I'm lovin your blog!

Lisa said...

Good idea on criss-crossing the shirt. You look very pulled together, denim shirt and all! I love how you mix neutrals.

An Engineer's Closet said...

That is such a great idea for an oversized shirt! I'll have to give that a try sometime :)

Girl from the North Country said...

holy cute what a great look! I love the color combo!

anotherfishinthesea said...

i'm digging your crisscrossed shirt! nice moves to make it more slimming and whatnot!

Diana said...

I love how you criss-crossed it. This outfit looks wonderful, and you definitely made the denim shirt chic.

SB said...

another hit for me! i love wool skirts. and that belt is awesome...

DEA said...

Love the mix of everything!!

futurelint said...

I love the criss-cross of the front! I have the same problem - Old Navy is crazy big with their sizing, I don't know why!

Meet Virginia said...

love it! i am in love with your brogues they are so so cute! i am pretty sure i need them!

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