Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Simplicity

Simplicity

Simplicity

Simplicity

Works Cited
sweater: h&m
earrings: anthropologie
scarf: gift from mom
jeans: gap
boots: steve madden

Just keeping it simple--I don't teach until tomorrow so a cozy sweater, scarf, and boots were an easy choice for a day of making last minute revisions to my syllabus and prepping my first few lessons (on Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, which I'm very excited to teach). As much as I love piling on the layers in winter, sometimes it's easier to just throw on a few simple pieces. I was reminded of this reading the other emily, who dresses in such sophisticated and understated ways (of course, this outfit of hers reminded me to break out this sweater again).

38 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

Some of my favorite outfits are just this simple! Your scarf is beautiful!! =) Have fun! Ooo I've never read The Picture of Dorian Grey. I have to soon!

Melanie's Randomness

Chaucee said...

Great boots!

the other emily said...

Aw shucks, Tania! I've never been called sophisticated before :)

And I'm happy to have inspired you to break out that lovely sweater again - that cream color looks great with the rich scarf.

the other emily

Sal said...

Gorgeous. As usual!

Courtney Erin said...

I love the sweater - and good luck with the new semester of teaching (I'm sort of envious, I miss teaching).

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Isabella Kiss said...

that scarf looks lovely with your hair and skin! love the look.

misshannie said...

I love that jumper of yours! Totally understated and relaxed :)

Have a great day!

Hannie - Tea and Biscuits
xoxo

xo, Kate @keeping up w/the Moreland's said...

i love this outfit! super cute!!

Work With What You've Got said...

The scarf and boots make the outfit. Simple but lovely.

Alessandra said...

You just can't beat simplicity, in style like in life. Love the scarf on you.

gina said...

Loving the scarf! You look so put together :)

xo, gina

kileen said...

oh i have the same sweater but have yet to wear it. i love the addition of the colorful scarf and knee-high boots!

cute and little
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A-C said...

Such a pretty ensemble. I love the simplicity of it with the striking details of the scarf.

CessOviedo said...

Loved the scarf color palette on it gives the rest of simple outfit a little life... wish I had a closer look to the anthropologie earrings but I'm pretty sure they are very unique! ... ps- big fan of Dorian Gray too!

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alli said...

I love that scarf! And I also love when you make blog recommendations, because I almost always end up following them too- the other emily is great!

Babes in Thriftland said...

Love this combo. Totally inspiring but doable in my own way. Good luck at class!

Futurelint said...

You are totally looking all kinds of cool boho-chic today! When I was a kid we had a cat named Dorian Gray (who was gray) and I never thought anything of it till I read the book in high school... my mom is a fellow nerd!

Mrs. Marcus said...

Such a pretty scarf. You look lovely.

Meow & Mwah

Sugar Magnolia said...

I have a magnet on my refrigerator with a quote from Leonardo DaVinci that says, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Of all the fashion bloggers that I read, you are my favorite!

monster cakes said...

I actually LOVE this outfit of yours. It's really flattering and effortlessly chic. It's funny how sometimes the most simple outfits turn the most heads! xo

O O N A said...

i adoooore dorian gray! the era and the spookiness? a perfect combination

Miranda said...

Sometimes simple is the best, well done!

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Elle Enchanted said...

I love the simplicity yet easy chic feel to this! :D. Love the way you have the sweater half pulled up so it's asymmetrical.

Justine said...

keepin it simple until school starts. I like that idea

Just Better Together

Two For Tea said...

Uneven hemlines are great...whether asymmetrical, high-low, etc. They just add character to a neutral piece and visual interest to an outfit. Love this sweater!

<3 Cambria
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Lexie, Little Boat said...

aww i loved dorian gray in high school! i need to reread it for sure. we are doing vampire lit in my senior seminar ... i am getting a big kick out of dracula!

i love the drape-y quality of your sweater! A+ for you as always! ;)

grace said...

love that sweater! it looks so comfy. enjoy your last day! (also- got the shirt in the mail today- Thank You!!)

Mara said...

oh I love this look tania! It's simple but still so fun. I love how you added the scarf and the cut of the sweater is so flattering! Also, A Picture of Dorian Gray is one of my favorites!! good luck with the lesson plan :)

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Cute outfit! The soft drape of the sweater is perfect for a cozy work day.

The picture of Dorian Grey would be such a fun book to teach - it's one of my all time favorites. I teach Greek and Roman literature, but sometimes would love to be able to pull in some newer classics!

Lauren said...

Love the simple look Tania! And I love the pop of color that the scarf adds to the overall look!

Ramsey said...

LOve the scarf...need more colorful scarves over here! And those boots are presh! Mine have been glued to my feet for about a week!

Liz (26 and Counting) said...

I may say this each time you wear that scarf, but gah do I love it?!? To be honest, I haven't read Dorian Gray but perhaps I play faux student for a bit. I need a reason to pick up a new book.

I am Khatu said...

I hate piling on the layers too, but I'm always so cold that it's a must. Love the way you did your scarf, how did you get it to stay?

keelan said...

beautiful scarf!

i just realized that we're very likely at the same uni... and i did my undergrad degree and my phd minor in your department. small world! :)

Between Laundry Days said...

Ah! You look so comfy!

Christina said...

I love this look. That sweater really makes it more interesting. And you paired it with the perfect accessories.

Nena Nadine said...

Those trees make a perfect backdrop for you.

Bajan Beauty said...

I love the scarf and boots together!

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