Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lucky #15

Lucky #15

Lucky #15

Lucky #15

Works Cited
button-up: j crew (gifted)
pants: gap
boots: steve madden
sweater: j crew

Deprived of my favorite photographer while I'm out east for Thanksgiving, my mother was nice enough to snap these for me by Walden Pond, where I dragged her to look at Thoreau's house after my plane landed yesterday. While Thoreau has little to do with the twentieth century British literature I study now, I read and loved Walden Pond in college and couldn't resist the detour to Thoreau's beloved body of water. I hope you all have a great holiday tomorrow; I'll have some plumper, post-feast photos up over the weekend.

43 comments:

Rosiecat said...

I think your mom did okay! You look lovely as usual. That shirt is fantastic, and it looks great with denim and boots.

Now, about Walden. I loved Walden in high school, but recently I started rereading it and realized that perhaps Thoreau doesn't appeal to my 20-something self like he did to my teenaged self. I wonder if anyone else has had a similar experience? Still, I'll always treasure how Walden made me experience spring as a miracle after a long, cold winter.

Maggie said...

Wow- so cool that you went there! That's definitely a place I'd love to check out as I also was obsessed with the book in high school!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh how pretty is this pond!! Have a great Thanksgiving!! =)

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angie said...

The button up looks great! I so regret I didn't include mine!

Angela said...

Great outfit! It totally matches your surroundings with the pretty orange/brown leaves around you. Beautiful!

Bridget said...

Let me know if you end up in Boston proper - I'll give you a tour of MIT and take you out for coffee and caramel rolls at Flour Bakery!

Alanna's Mama said...

I love that shirt. I'm kind of looking forward to shopping when this is over. I started thinking about it and there isn't a single thing in my 30 for 30 that is less than 4 years old (that wasn't gifted to me or purchased for pregancy purposes!).

Becca said...

Oh I love this outfit! Happy thanksgiving!

kileen said...

beautiful pictures and i love the accents of orange in your shirt to match the boots. the pond looks absolutely beautiful too! have a great holiday!

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daisychain said...

I love your shirt!

magdamagda said...

a beautiful place for photoshoot and a smart combo!

Lauren said...

Great outfit - love the plaid and ruffled sweater paired with the jeans and boots!

And I am also kind of jealous that you visited THE Walden Pond. That is all kinds of awesomeness!!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

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What Would a Nerd Wear said...

bridget--that's SO sweet of you! i would LOVE to make it into boston, but am shackled to family for most of the week, but i will let you know if that changes. xo!

Diana said...

These photos turned out great! I wrote a paper on Thoreau's Walden when I was in college - it's cool to see what it actually looks like.

The Postcolonial Rabbit said...

I could never get into Walden... but I loved Emerson? I'm sure it's usually the other way around.

What area of British lit. do you study? I'm a post doc in postcolonial lit. in England. Love your blog as another nerd who loves clothes! x

Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous said...

I grew up just down the road from Walden, and we used to go skinny dipping there in high school. And, knowing Thoreau, he'd have been totally cool with that.

Ms_SyllyBee said...

you look great! hope you have a fantastic thanksgiving!


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From Suns To Moons said...

Walden Pond is lovely! I even went swimming in it, summer of 2006. And I agree with everyone - your mom is a perfectly adequate photographer!

B.K. said...

So nice! Fits right in with the scenery.

Bad Taste Toast said...

I love the checkered shirt in mustard! Looks so good!

Irina said...

love this look of yours! great styling!

Anne said...

What an excellent place for a location shot! And a great outfit for the location.

Vanessa said...

It's so funny to see the pond in photos, with all of that man-made/ or man-constructed rocks. It's not at all like I imagine it while reading.
You look very autumnal and Thanksgiving-y! Love that check shirt!

S. said...

This is precious on you! I'm in love with this ruffled cardigan and all the ways you've worn it (and its twin) this challenge! I hope you're enjoying your trip East -- Mass. is beautiful, if a bit chilly, this time of year!

Mrs. Marcus said...

I always wondered what Walden Pond looked like, now I know!

I like the ruffle on your sweater.

Terri said...

I love that you've shared this glimpse of the actual pond. We recently discussed Thoreau in my American Lit I class. I'm incredulous that my 2010 students aren't crazy about him as I was in my college days. They seemed disappointed that his 'cabin in the woods' was on Emerson's property.

Sydney said...

The j.crew top is very pretty. I plan to get the pink/lavender color in a similar style :).

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upatreecupatea said...

so lovely!

I love Thoreau as well, my favorite class so far in college was Transcendentalism, it caused me to change my major to education after learning all about Alcott.

have a wonderful holiday!

Melanie said...

You look gorgeous. I love this very fall-looking outfit!

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Pam S said...

I forget you study British literature, I guess I am surprised because so many Americans study American literature and mostly Brits study British Literature and not American literature. I am curious, what's your favourite novel, I am a book lover and am always looking for recommendations by fellow scholars.

amber said...

i love that button up. great location too!

Justine said...

I wish I had a quite place like this where I live. This looks like a perfect Fall/Thanksgiving outfit because of all the tans and the browns.

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Looks and Books said...

Yay Walden Pond! Have a great holiday and safe travels back home.

Kellie said...

Love that pumpkin color. And hey, you're near me! *waves*

Aimee said...

Boston proper? Come on, Bridget, give Cambridge the love it deserves! :)

Anonymous said...

You are adorable and your outfits are great. The only improvement I would suggest is to not stand pigeon-toed. It's funny how people do that in fashion photos but not in real life. You are a beautiful girl and you are far too dignified and elegant for that.

Alessandra said...

this is a great look on you. Congrats on being halfway there, such pretty looks on you. Agree you gained momentum, but your first ones were already pretty darn cute!

Malicious Mallory said...

This outfit is perfect for Thanksgiving and fall! :) The colors are great.

My favorites so far have been #1 and #9! :)

Modestly Fashioned said...

love the fall colors of this outfit!!!
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Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

super cute outfit!! I love that you were at Walden Pond, it's not too far from where I live!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i feel like i've probably told you this already, but you have beautiful cheekbones!

annie said...

oh, i love walden pond, and it looks gorgeous in the fall; your outfit fits right in!

katie said...

what a lovely location for photos! i must read walden pond, i remember learning about thoreau and emerson (etc. ... i forget the other) in high school, but never read anything. which is lame of me because i feel a weird spiritual connection to nature, and would love to seclude myself with it for a year... or forever! haha no.. i'm not that crazy, i swear!

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