Sunday, February 20, 2011

Less Effort (but not quite effortless)

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Works Cited--Outfit 17
jeans: gap
button-up: j crew
sweater: urban outfitters
scarf: somewhere in SF
boots: steve madden
belt: thrifted
lipstick: so chaud (MAC)

On Saturday, my beau got up at 5 a.m. to go to Wisconsin and participate in the protests and I stayed home, spending my day in stretch pants writing a fellowship application (glamorous, I know). He came back late last night, looking exhilarated but exhausted, so this morning, I got dressed in the dark while he slept on. As a result, my hair is dirty and I grabbed whatever was near the front of the closet, but it's a pretty accurate depiction of what I look like on the weekend. On the recommendation of my most stylish friend from college, I'm also trying out a new lipstick color--it's an orangey-pink (kind of like the super-pretty shade that all those tousled J Crew models are wearing in the spring lookbook). Christopher, of course, is skeptical, but it's growing on me. To end on a note more important than lipstick: are you up in Wisconsin? Christopher is thinking of heading back next weekend (with me in tow) if the protests are continuing. It's an exciting time (albeit terrifying, too) for American political history!

53 comments:

marcella said...

your outfits are so simple but so nice.
I wear stuff like that too pretty much :)

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Savannah said...

I love the color of your lipstick I really want to get some! And that scarf is beautiful!

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From Suns To Moons said...

You DO look effortlessly chic!

Becca said...

So cute! I love the blue and yellow together.

MaryBeth said...

Yellow makes everything better.
XoxoMB

alisamm said...

I really enjoy your blog. On fashion, I have a whole lot of "stuff" in my closet that never gets worn. Why is it still there?? Why do I hang on to it? I love seeing what you do with what you have. You always look fantastic. And definitely inspiring me to try to do more with less. On Wisconsin, I live in Wisconsin and the protests are certainly getting heated. Everything has escalated pretty quickly. I teach art at a high school in a small district in the northeast. I am hoping that there will be resolution soon. I know the rest of the country is watching. Anyway, wanted to say hi as I've lurked for a while. Again, love the blog.

Anja said...

I love the outfit! Super nice color of the scarf, works so well with the shirt. Not 100% sure about the lipstick color yet, love the other one on you. But I like the red or pink ones more than the orange ones in general.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

alisa--thank you!! have you been going to any of the protests? they are so exciting, i was amazed by christopher's pictures from the rallies yesterday.

anja--yeah, i'm with you! still trying to decide on this one. it's hard to capture the color accurately with the camera for some reason--it's a bit brighter and more orange in person (it looks darker and redder in the photos). maybe it's more suited for springtime :)

Sarah said...

So awesome that yall are taking part in that!!

I disagree though-- you do look effortlessly chic! I've been getting into lip color recently (used to think it looked horrible on me..) so a new color idea is totally welcome :)

Erica said...

I've started trying out red lipstick as well, and my beau is skeptical just like yours. But they are just men so what do they know about lipstick, right? Haha!

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Sam said...

I wish I could wear yellow! I can never find the right shade, I'm too pale. Love the gingham shirt too.

Evie said...

That shirt was simply designed to be worn with yellow!

I'm a Wisconsinite through and through, went to school there, and still have a lot of friends there, most of whom are actively involved with the protests. I'm so proud of each and every one of them! I actually considered flying back to Madison from D.C. for the weekend, but for now, I just have to show my support from a distance...

Anonymous said...

I am a Wisconsinite (former nerd/current public sector employee). I am happy to hear that this issue has raised eyebrows in neighboring states! Thank you!

katou said...

I like this preppy chic outfit and the lip color is new thing that i'm trying too it definetely add something to the outfit :)
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Bettina said...

I like the lipstick colour on you! Plus, you seem to have a knack for grabbing things in the dark.

On the Wisconsin protests: while I'm not American, if I were, I think I'd try to go there! Keep it up!

Justine said...

great lipstick color. I think it'd look great on Christopher too =P

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gina said...

I love this outfit so much! I'm especially loving the scarf; everything is so nicely put together.

xo, gina

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hurricanekerrie said...

Good luck on taking part in Wisconsin. I hope they hold steady today as there's a big snow storm on the way.

I like how you guys can take simple clothing and turn it into something fresh. I mean, all you who have been blogging for a long time. Kudos!

sarahgringa said...

Hi! The lipstick is a good color on you. :) I've read your blog for months, never commented. I love watching the way you remix your 30 for 30s.

I live in Madison, less than a mile from the protests, actually. They are incredibly moving and the amount of respect opposing sides have for each other in the midst of all this passion gives me shivers. Every day I see or hear more stories of creative wording on signs or interesting ways groups are raising the spirits of people who have been camped out all week in the rotunda. 70,000+ peaceful protesters on Sat is something I'll never forget.

Libby, Vintage Aplomb said...

I, for one, LOVE your lipstick! I wish I could pull off a shade like that!

SIENA.STYLE said...

great match of the scarf and shirt

Mandy said...

This is a great outfit for being put together in the dark :) The yellow scarf really give the outfit a great pop of color.

Sarah said...

I love this outfit, and plan to re-create it this week! That lipstick is amazing on you.

Mel said...

I think the lipstick is a keeper! Looks great with your skin tone/color.

Angela said...

First- great outfit! I like the lipstick shade on you and I love that yellow scarf with this outfit!

Second - I think it's wonderful that Christopher protested yesterday! I was born and raised in WI, but now reside and teach in MI. Many of my teacher friends are in WI and I am so proud of the ones that are in Madison protesting. It's so scary - not only for my friends directly influenced by this, but for everyone. My fiance and I had actually been checking out the WI job market prior to this. That search has come to a screeching halt, as we were both looking for "state jobs." Sadly, it's only a matter of time before other states follow suit (or at least try).

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BiblioMOMia said...

Gorgeous lip color on you, especially with the peach scarf. I love the bright coral/tangerines--but I'm worried about how they might look with my red hair. Might have to give it a shot anyway!

Natasha xoxo said...

Love the lip color!

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kaylabanana? said...
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kaylabanana? said...

Sorry, my computer was acting funny ^^

This outfit is soo cute, I would have never thought about putting something like this together.

I wish it were still cold here, I would def rock the yellow scarf!!

-thrifty affinity (www.blogspot.com/kaylahbanana)

Christine said...

I LOVE this outfit!! That scarf makes me think of spring! Great job!

Carla @ Chasing Cakes said...

Hi Tania! I noticed your new lipstick shade right away. It's tres chic, what with orange lipstick shades being in fashion! It looks nice on you! I'm intrigued about your stylish college friend...I'd love to see photos of her outfits!

The Pretty Life Anonymous said...

SUCH a crazy time to live in Wisconsin! Holy Cow! Good for Christopher for getting involved!

Magatha-May said...

I love the colour combination of your outfit - the scarf gives the whole outfit such a lift.

Jeanine said...

How wonderful that Christopher went to support what's happening in Wisconsin and that you guys may both go next weekend!

Your outfit is charming. The scarf really adds that final touch!

Jeanine

Rebecca said...

Good for Christopher for going to the capitol. The protests are big news in MN.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Christopher for making the trip to Madison to show support! I'm a faithful reader & grad student at UW Madison (& member of the teaching assistants union!) and it's wonderful to see support from around the country :)

My Heart Blogged said...

You look great. I'm terrible at getting dress quietly.
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Lexie, Little Boat said...

i am so glad you and your beau are participating in these protests! it IS an exciting and nerve-wracking time to be an american right now, but when has it not been?

i love that you are experimenting with lipstick lately! i bet c doesnt like it because it hinders smooch time. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi! Another long-time blog reader here and Wisconsin public employee! (I see there are others!)

Thanks for the support! We appreciate it very much! Those of us in the public sector work very hard and consistently have gone without raises over the last decade (and longer) to keep our benefits.

It is inspiring to see so much thought and so much passion, and peacefully so.

Thank you!

eitchy said...

Wow, you getting dressed in the dark looks so much better than me getting dressed in full daylight.

sarah said...

just another girl from wisconsin saying thanks for the support. and the lipstick looks good on you :)

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Adore your outfit and kudos for being such an activist! I admire it!
Have a wonderful week darling!
xxx

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L. said...

The yellow scarf adds such a nice pop of colour and really suits you. Your hair is getting so long too, lovely!

tastymoog said...

Very cool that Christopher went up to WI to show his support.

shealennon said...

I was just reading about the protests--that is great that he got to be a part of it! And I like the lipstick color--it's something I wish I were more adventurous with myself.

megannielsen said...

My Chris is always skeptical of new lipstick colours too!! Though i'm mightily impressed you put together an outfit at 5am. 5am meg wears pajamas. Then end.

alli said...

As always, you look great! I love outfits that are simple but still pull it all together :) Love the lipstick!

Linley said...

you look great in a bold lip! and i've been reading that orange color lip is IN for the spring! (: i always love when you try bright lipsticks! i love that bright scarf as well!

Steph B. said...

As a native Wisconsinite now living in Kansas, I am jealous. I'm a journalist, and being able to cover these events would be incredible. Kudos, and be sure to take photos if you go!

cupcake adventures said...

I like the yellow scarf with the blues. I have followed your blog for awhile and you have such great style. Also, I am a teacher in Jersey and we are having similar issues with our governor. Not bargining yet, but wanting us to have 30% of our pay go to health care, reform the pension system and the tenure system. Kudos for all of the support in Wisconsin!

serenissima said...

im not really sure about that lipstick shade, but it may just be because i love the peachy color of that scarf! its extremely flattering on you

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Becky said...

I'm super excited to see you wearing a checked shirt cuz I impulse bought a mint green one a week ago. I'm hoping your outfit will give me inspiration to make it a rocking outfit.

Also, you should be proud of Christopher; it's awesome that he got the chance to go and be a part of it all and speak his mind.

keelan said...

I'm a TA at UW-Madison and actively involved in the protests. If anyone is coming up and wants to know how to get involved, please help the TAA with phonebanking and data entry. Details are at http://www.defendwisconsin.org. The TAA is the oldest union of its kind in the country. We've had a couple teach-outs and walk-outs, and our department's TAs are getting some push back from the dean as a result. UW students from across the state are protesting on Friday too: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=202278243120106

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