Monday, January 10, 2011

Bamboozled

bamboozled

bamboozled

bamboozled

Works Cited
dress: c/o five bamboo
belt: thrifted
scarf and tights: target
boots: steve madden
cardigan: h&m
leaf earrings: f21

I spent another day reading and working, so comfort was on the docket. I actually love this neutral color palette--I feel like you can throw any number of neutral pieces together and walk out of the house looking pretty good. This outfit is a little bit of an homage to Seattle, with its earthy colors and simple shapes, two things which remind me of the way people dress in the northwest. This dress is also from a Seattle-based company who produces fabric made from bamboo without any harmful chemicals or waste--keep your eyes open for a giveaway later today!

64 comments:

Aesthetic Alterations said...

A neutral palette is also elegant. If you said you were going museum-hopping, rather than studying, I wouldn't have been surprised.

Rosie said...

love the colors here too! this look really comfy, yet super elegant!

Alessandra said...

Nothing neutral about this outfit at all - gorgeous, from head to toe!

spoozyliciouzz said...

Lookin cute!!

The way you wear your hair today is emphasizing your facial features in a real positive way.
Colourplay is great...enough with the bukkake :)

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

Neutrals often look very classy and elegant without being unconfortable or very fitting. Good outfit for a day of studying!

xxx Charlie
Feminine Bravery

chai am woman said...

i love neutrals! and you always pull them off so well, too. this looks perfect for any day and almost any occasion to me :)

helloprettyhoney said...

loving this look!

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

Wow, I love this outfit!! I generally struggle a bit with neutral color palettes, but that deep chocolate brown gives your outfit a great touch!

kileen said...

love the neutral color palette and hair up in a bun. perfect for a working day!

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Melanie's Randomness said...

What a pretty dress! I love how you jazzed it up with the different accessories! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Ashley Hasty said...

I just adore how you've tied your scarf!! And I love the mixture of neutrals. So lovely!

<3 Ashley
www.ahastylife.com

Courtney Erin said...

I love the camel cardigan - I have a very similar one and it finds its way into a lot of outfits.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Lexie, Little Boat said...

you look so cozy! and happy! beautiful!

myedit said...

Ooooo... I love the pile-up of neutrals!!!

No Guilt Fashion said...

You may be dressed in cozy knits, but the color pallet and fit of the layers looks very elegant on you. Tres cshic!
No Guilt Fashion

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

love the boots and that belt! you rock that scarf!!!

BiblioMOMia said...

Sophisticated, cozy, and flattering. Love EVERYTHING about this on you!

Cara said...

A give away? I'm so excited! I saw the dress and immediately scrolled down to see where you got it, and found myself disappointed to see it wasn't a) a major retailer with a shop in my area and b)a major retailer with an online website, as it meant the dress could never be mine!

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

Yes! Waiting patiently for the giveaway announcement...

kenda said...

this outfit is totally making me wish i'd worn something much cozier to work today.

i just looked at five bamboo's website and i really like the cut of that dress. it looks perfect for summer.

Alexis Campbell said...

I absolutely love this outfit!!!!

CessOviedo said...

Love the high bun on you, looks pretty ... So interesting about the bamboo made fabric, ecofriendly fashion's a great idea!

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Lauren said...

I love, love, love this outfit - you do neutrals in such a great way that makes them pop somehow! :) And I really like how the maroon scarf adds a pop of color!

Small Time Style

va said...

very soft and warm colors , nice outfit .

Lauren said...

I LOVE this outfit - it's def one of my faves! I really gotta invest in more neautrals. I wear too many crazy stripes and florals. You look just wonderful lady. x

the other emily said...

This is gorgeous - I think you're absolutely right about neutrals, just stack up at least three and you are almost guaranteed to look good :)
the other emily

lilmissmarch said...

cute cute outfit! love this look! you pull off a bun very well btw!

Anonymous said...

Holy cow, this is GORGEOUS. Seriously, something about this outfit is perfect!

Looks and Books said...

I'm not usually drawn to neutral colors, but something about this works really well, and I like the pop of color from the scarf. Also, the earrings and messy bun add some playfulness--very nice!

Mrs. Marcus said...

Love the neutral colors!

Meow & Mwah

Sal said...

So true - a mix of neutrals is almost foolproof. LOVE your hair up like that, lady!

monster cakes said...

I actually really like this look on you. You chose great neutral colors to mix, and that dress is very flattering.

Lori said...

Love this outfit. Very pacnorthwest :)

Liz (26 and Counting) said...

You're looking very refreshed in these photos Tania! And your hair is looking effortlessly chic. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Cara,

Actually, you can order from FiveBamboo.com's online store.

John

Rebecca said...

Your hair looks really cute, and I love the scarf.

misshannie said...

Love all the neutral colours. You look spectacular!

Much love,
Hannie - Tea and Biscuits
xoxo

daer0n said...

Looove this outfit, you look awesome :)

Joanna said...

I'm also a fan of neutral combinations. But I can't resist a good spice of color either!

Check out my dress challenge at modamama.blogspot.com

Keri said...

That dress is flattering on you and I like the colored scarf by your face...very pretty!

Hope said...

You look super comfy! Being comfortable FTW!

L. said...

That colour palette is so chic and elegant - lovely! I like your hair in the topknot - very cute! :)

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Rad in BK said...

This outfit is gorgeous. I am always looking for quality knits.
However, my past experiences with bamboo is that it often gets stinky when mixed with sweat. Can you report on your experiences with this dress? Also, what the quality of the fabric like?
I hate to sound like a downer, but I've read some really iffy things about companies that claim the be natural often gloss over the energy intensive process required to make bamboo into fabric (and usually it's a form of rayon). I didn't find the Five Bamboo webpage helpful in this regard either.
http://www.greenerchoices.org/products.cfm?product=bamboofabric
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2010/02/bamboo.shtm

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@rad in brooklyn--i didn't get too sweaty in this dress but so far, i didn't notice any stinkiness.
i am no expert on the production of bamboo fabrics, but i'd suggest you email five bamboo if you have questions about the process of producing the textiles--they were so warm and happy to answer questions i had.

roboticpenguin said...

@rad I'm one of the people who help Five Bamboo with their website (so theirs my interest disclosure). Thanks for pointing that out though, I swear we put that we process our fabric through the lyocell process rather then the reyon process, but I guess not. Need to get on the owners case about that =D.

Having been wearing are products for a bit longer then most (and boxer at that I work out in), I can report that it's not any better or worse then my cotton underwear, so I'd rate it pretty average.

Hope that helps~
-Charlie

Rad in BK said...

@WWaNW: Thanks for your input on the sweat factor. I'm still on GAAD, but it's good to know. I'll hold off on contacting them until I'm off the shopping ban. I do a bit of research on ethical production (mostly labor), so I remain skeptical of any company that green-markets itself without independent certification. Excuse me if my nerd-osity seemed rude or pushy.
@Roboticpenguin: My understanding is that lyocell is a form of rayon?
Good to know about the quality of the fabric.

eek said...

Super neutrals here!

Kerstin said...

I love this! it looks so soft and wonderful!

Linley said...

i love your neutral, earth-toned outfit today! looks great on you!

Justine said...

you look so warm in this snow!


Just Better Together is having a giveaway!

Fashion Therapist said...

I love neutral colors. It's so timeless.

BTW - You're blog title reminded me of a really funny episode of Friends and made me smile. Thank you.

tiny dancer said...

Great outfit! The scarf looks so snuggly and fun :)

Amy said...

Hey-o! I went to college with some of the guys who started this company! One of them lived with me for awhile, boxes of jerseys from their other company, Five Ultimate, lived on my porch, and I love them. I know they work hard to truly produce sustainable products. They emphasize that they use the lyocell process, which X differentiates from viscose, not rayon process. See here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Five-Bamboo/132120790148351#!/pages/Five-Bamboo/132120790148351?v=info

Angela said...

I love the colors in this outfit! I agree..neutrals can always look good. :)

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kelsey said...

stunning! you look so great in everything, girl.

Jessica said...

oooh, i LOVE this! so fresh looking, while still looking quite warm and even cozy! great library-digging, coffee-drinking outfit! =))

Jessica
Surely Sonsy

Brandilyn said...

loving the bun + scarf--so elegant!

Kristin Wyly said...

Love your outfit, and I'm so jealous of your snow!

Ms_SyllyBee said...

i love this look on you! these neutral tones really complement you. kudos, deary! :)

i wander, i wonder

Caitlin said...

@ Rad My name is Caitlin and I work for Five Bamboo. Thanks for raising an important issue! The apparel industry isn't perfect and we're trying to do our part to reduce the environmental impacts of apparel manufacturing. Indeed, many bamboo clothing companies have participated in green-washing by not fully disclosing the process through which their bamboo fabric is made. The vast majority of bamboo clothing providers currently make their textiles via the viscose process, which uses two extremely hazardous chemical solvents. We make our fabric through the lyocell process, a clean closed-loop method of turning bamboo stalks into fiber. Viscose (also known as rayon) and lyocell are both regenerated cellulose fibers, made through two different methods. I would be more than happy to discuss with you, and anyone who is interested, the environmental impact (including energy consumption) of our operations. If you would like to learn more about our labor practices and supply chain, please be in touch – caitlin(at)fivebamboo(dot)com

Ellie said...

I absolutely LOVE this outfit! The colors look perfect together and the sweater is adorable. Also, I am so envious of how you can pull off a messy bun! You always look casual but chic when you where one, while I look like a teeny bopper coming home from softball practice. -__- anyway I love your blog!

Lupe said...

Nice Scarf!

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Between Laundry Days said...

Winter makes me long for neutrals, too. I love how you've pulled together this ensemble!

emma basilone said...

this look is so pretty =) I love it

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