Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Back in my Brogues

Back in my Brogues

Works Cited
tank dress: american apparel (via amazon)
yellow sweater: target
belt: thrifted
brogues: steve madden
ring: gift
locket: from summer camp lost and found
bag: wnyc (i love npr!)

Back in my Brogues

My brogues got a lot of love this past fall and winter, but I haven't worn them much this summer. I actually think they're a super-versatile shoe--I like them as an alternative to flats with skirts and dresses as much as I liked them with tights in the winter. I got mine on sale from Zappos, but you can find inexpensive brogues pretty much anywhere.

P.S. This bag is from NPR, to which my entire family is addicted. My show of choice is WNYC's Radiolab--I think I've listened to every episode!

P.P.S. The winner of the Shabby Apple giveaway is #30, Elizabeth--I'll be in touch with you soon! For the rest of us, I have another great giveaway coming up soon, so stay tuned....

39 comments:

Future Lint said...

I love the color of your cardigan - I really need to get some lemon yellow stuff, all my yellows are mustardy!

JPey said...

ok, please tell me - how do you wear your brogues sans tights? mine give me blisters! is this a matter of breaking the shoe in, or are you privy to some secret that allows the wearer to go sock-free?

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

jpey--they used to give me the worst blisters, but then i wore them with tights and socks A LOT and that helped break them in. these are pretty comfy as brogues go, but when i have problems, i use band-aids, athletic tape, or a little vaseline (it's a miracle, it totally stops friction).

Clare said...

I LOVE this simple summer outfit!!

@JPey - I wear my brogues with those little tiny hidden sock things. You can find them at most department stores, Target, etc, and they're totally a lifesaver for blister-inducing summer shoes.

Larysse Tavares said...

YAY!!! The brogues are BACK! Hahaha, you cannot imagine how addicted I am to these shoes! I even found a pair at a mall near college, actually, they were not brogues, they were oxfords (I don't know very well the difference). I want them so badly that I'm think I'm gonna buy it myself (I was hoping Alex would give me on Valentine's Day - in Brazil, on June 12th). Anyways... I loved this outfit. You have such beautiful legs and you look so free and pretty showing them! (is this rude? Just let me know 'cause I really never know once talking in the blogosphere :P!)

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Kristina said...

I love NPR, too! What a cool tote. My favorite program is definitely This American Life. I've really been loving Radiolab's contributions to that show lately.

Rebecca said...

Very cute. I need to find a pair of brogues for the fall. They look great with dresses.

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

Cute brown and yellow, laid back summery outfit.
I love these brogues and all other menswear inspired flats. I can't wait to save up a bit to buy some nice ones.

Courtney Erin said...

Great shoes, great outfit! It would be perfect for an afternoon in the library.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Lilli said...

Love the colors and the simplicity of the outfit!

Larysse Tavares said...

P.P.S.: I forgot to share the link, oops, my bad!

Here you go: http://community.livejournal.com/bygonefashion/195314.html

Tanvi said...

LOVE this outfit ... the colors work really well together and look very good on you :o)

Larysse Tavares said...

Darling, thank you for visiting my blog and for your comment. Did you see my mistake? I wanted to share this link with you

http://community.livejournal.com/bygonefashion/195314.html

but I forgot and just put the link to my blog =P

I guess this happens to all of us, blogger fellows! xoxo You are grand! I love your blog <3

Alex said...

Oh I love a good brogue. They look perfect with this outfit, just the right touch of summery style.

BP said...

Hooray! I can't believe I won!

I am now going to take MY WNYC tote bag and head to the library. I'm not nearing as well put together though... I am wearing yoga pants today.

Magatha-May said...

great coloured outfit - I love it

Becky said...

I love the yellow cardi! You're so pretty!

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Mary said...

I love brogues as a summer shoe-- you're right, they're so versatile! Love this :)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I truly consider those brogues your signature shoe. I'm glad to see them back in the rotation!

Who doesn't love NPR?!?!

AMK said...

Really nice outfit!!



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Kayla said...

Keep up wearing the yellow!! I love it!

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Bee said...

I truly appreciate that your locket is from the summer camp lost and found. Raiding the camp lost and found before the unclaimed items get trashed at the end of the summer is always entertaining. I've only ever found funky water bottles and a comfortable sleeping pad though. :)

Little Ocean Annie said...

You look super cute, I love those for summer time!
And I am also totally addicted to NPR. They keep me company all day everyday! I got Josh tickets to see Prairie Home Companion at the Oregon Zoo this summer :)

406 Olivia said...

Wow, yellow two days in a row!

This outfit is so cute and I love how the sexiness of the short tight dress is offset by the sweetness of the cardi and the androgyny of the menswear-inspired shoes. Regarding brogues, my feet are a size 10 and somehow flats make them seem bigger. Or at least as big as they really are, but I am determined to jump on the brogues bandwagon. Wish me luck.

Regarding NPR, I adore Prairie Home Companion and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

interrobangsanon said...

Hah! I was listening to Radiolab as I read your post. It's my favorite show, too, with TAL coming in a close second.

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i love NPR, too! this american life is one of my favorite programs ever. i've just started listening to garrison keilor, too!

also, how comfortable are those brogues without socks? i hate socks and have been hesitant to buy brogues because i don't want to waste my money on an uncomfy-without-socks pair!

Ady said...

I love the idea of brogues as summer shoes with no tights!

Elaine said...

Love the yellow and brown together!

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Cynthia Gibas said...

Holy crap. Is that house across the street behind you purple with a half-round window on the third story? Because if so, I think I know exactly where you are and I used to live in that house many years ago. Sorry if that seems stalker-y, but that was my purple paint and if it's still there I find that very happy-making. Even from a thousand plus miles away.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@cynthia--yeah, it is!!! and the place across the street is still purple. this is my boyfriend's house, though...i live a little south, near hessel park.
so funny!

LyddieGal said...

cute yellow cardi!
I listen to NPR sometimes... there is this one french guy who I love, Andre, perhaps? He doesn't have too many features, but I always love to hear them.

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alya said...

I love this! The length and fit of the dress is sexy, but tempered down with the cardigan and brogues makes it perfection! And the color combination of brown and yellow is divine...

a la Modest said...

Lost and found from summer camp!!! Unless you're talking about an actual brand called that, then that is just too funny! The fashionably me would've probably done the same thing, but my conscience would've stopped me.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Yellow and black: my favorite combination! You look fabulous. :)

Breanne at Bella Vita said...

I love to see slight twists of the unexpected, like brogues in the summer. You look wonderful! That sunny, summery yellow is so pretty on you.

What About Lunch said...

We like Car Talk.
May I request a close up of the locket? Finders keepers :-)

upatreecupatea said...

Love the NPR bag & those oxfords.
I've been on the hunt for some that I like, but my weird shaped feet aren't making it easy!

My fam is addicted to NPR as well - Car Talk, World Cafe, and Fresh Air are some of my favorite shows :)

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i just looked through your comments and saw you already answered that question! oops!

Candycane said...

I love the mix of sunshine yellow with the brown!!

Sal xXx

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