Friday, April 16, 2010

April is the Cruellest Month...

April is the cruellest month

Works Cited
black skirt: thrifted
multicolored top: anthro (gift--thanks, Mom!)
black belt: j crew
black flats: urban outfitters
gold earrings: anthro

April is the cruellest month

As I posted to twitter this morning (this thing is so exciting!), I'm teaching T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land today. And given the poem's bleakness, I wanted to add a little bit of color to today's look. I actually love the way this has turned out--simple, clean, and a little bit exciting with the asymmetrical top. As cheerful as this looks, April is still the cruellest month. Or it will be, anyway, once I administer the quiz I've prepared!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. xoxo.

46 comments:

The Woollen Typist said...

I take it you haven't warned your students in advance...hah...oh well.

That top is so pretty and I like the belt with the skirt.

Have a god day. xx:)

Sabrina said...

this is one of my favorite outfits of yours!! That top is amazing.

Melanie said...

This outfit is gorgeous! You look freaking amazing; everything here fits you perfectly.

Unravelled Threads

Law Girl said...

Love love love this outfit. It looks fabulous on you!

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

Wonderful print and color in that blouse! The Waste Land remains one of my favorite poems. Have fun teaching it!

Jill said...

I love this top so much! Good luck with T.S.

Draft of Vintage said...

I love that poem- I recited it for an acting class once... the words are so powerful... Oh Eliot, he get's me every time! Also that top is spectacular! (good taste mom!)

Jenny said...

Ah, Eliot--my favorite, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," is so devastatingly beautiful.

You do look very chic today. Happy Friday!

Sal said...

That top! Ach! SO beautiful! And love how you've styled it so classically.

Becky said...

The Wasteland reminds me of this awful teacher I had in college who treated the 4000 level class she taught like a bunch of 9th graders. She taught The Wasteland...but I'm positive she didn't know what she was talking about. If only she had on a cute outfit like this! That would have made things slightly better. Good luck to your students! I'm sure you'll do a wonderful job with the poem. :) Oh, and welcome to twitter! I'm following you! (Doesn't that just sound creepy?!)

Julie said...

So glad you're on twitter...and I wish some of my professors would brighten up their outfits when we read stuff like that. IE, my lit professor who wore black the whole week we did Heart of Darkness. Not so much.

futurelint said...

You are too adorable! Dressing up colorfully because you are teaching a bleak poem is pretty much the best thing I've ever heard!

interrobangsanon said...

"In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo"

Not The Wasteland, I know, but always what I think of with Elliot.

Kristie said...

LOVE IT! Have a fabulous weekend!

Elaine said...

Love the top! Good luck teaching today :)

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Chaucee said...

I hope the colorful top brightened up the poem a bit today : )You have a wonderful weekend as well.
Chaucee

lumikha said...

you got a twitter account! Agh!! i think i'm the only one left without one...i heard it's pretty addicting. btw, your top is really cute. :) ps: my favorite poem by TS Eliot is The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. have a great weekend! :)

eek said...

Sounds like you're a toughie ;)

That top is wonderful - love the bright colors! Have a great weekend :)

Sonya said...

I love the top! Looks like a water color painting.

www.sonyasark.blogspot.com

spoozyliciouzz said...

Hmmm...i am not the biggest fan of the top, but it seems you like it. Go ahead! :)

chaoskontrolowany said...

Nice pics:) Have a good weekend!

Breanne said...

Oooh, nice gift, Mom! :-) That's so sweet.

It really is a great top.

Happy Friday!

hillary said...

oooh! love that top. i need to have an anthro shopping spree if i get this job i just interview for. lets hope so!

Monique said...

Love the outfit especially the top, very pretty!

Viktoria with a K said...

Beautiful!

!Tb0n3! said...

So classic, love it!

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

Love the fun use of colour.

Destined For Now said...

That top is gorgeous! The whole outfit is just super classy and perfect for bleak things (like weather :D).

myedit said...

Can your mom adopt me? I'd be a good sister and a pretty decent daughter in exchange for that awesome top!

C said...

top = good

so grad student teachers really ARE filled with sadistic glee when they hand out quizzes? who knew?

e. said...

That top is beautiful, and this whole look is perfect for day-to-night.

bonjouritsjinah said...

Very stylish but authoritative at the same time! Love it.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

That anthro top is gorgeous! Your mom is so nice!

caffeinerd said...

Gorgeous top! Love how sophisticated this look is. You look great!

FashioNatalie said...

This look is so sophisticated for you, I really love it as a change of pace!! Looks great on you :-)

Lisa said...

I love that top! Especially with that skirt. You look so put together, I'm sure you brought a lot of brightness to your class.

Clau! said...

nice outfit... I´m fan of thrifted clothes ;)

Saludos,
Clau!

piglet said...

You look so elegant in this outfit!

A-C said...

April may be cruel, but you are smokin'!

Lisa said...

cute outfit, love the print of your shirt!

princesspolitico said...

fabulous anthro top! the print is really unexpected :)

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

Gleek said...

love your outfit, particularly that belt - it's all in the details! loving your blog in general. check out mine for geeky style from a grad student over the pond...

www.cestgleek.blogspot.com

SB said...

I love that poem!!!

Larysse Tavares said...

This top is wonderful! :o)

Clare said...

Holy crap I love that top!

Dottie said...

This looks like a dress. So lovely.

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