Saturday, April 16, 2011

Monomania

monomania

monomania

monomania
works cited: out of print clothing tee; loft trousers; target clogs; gap cardigan

At a party the other weekend, a friend was wearing an amazing shirt printed with a vintage cover of The Sun Also Rises. After some snooping about where she found them, I bought myself two book-cover shirts and one for Christopher (a nerd can't resist tee shirts with literary references, I guess). Although my first love is British literature, I am a sucker for all things Melville--Moby Dick is one of my all-time favorite books, so this tee was the first in my cart. And because I've realized my pinterest is overrun with pictures of stylish-girl-holding-book, I had to drag out my dog-eared copy of Moby Dick for these pictures. While I'm sure Melville would be horrified to be an accessory, Ahab would surely understand the monomaniacal hunt for the best photo possible, right?
P.S. Wouldn't out of print be a fun sponsor for this blog? (hint, hint, here's hoping...)

84 comments:

Aimee said...

I love out of print! My favorite is the catcher in the rye sweatshirt.

Chloe Trayner said...

I love that tshirt, so perfect for book worms! x

Kaitlyn said...

I think this is my favourite outfit you've ever put together! I'm a huge lit nerd so the literary reference had me right away. By the way, these pants make you look fantastic! Your legs look five miles long.

scarletbegoniia said...

This is one of your best posts ever. I saw it and yelled "YESS!" all by myself in my apartment. Moby-Dick is my favorite book of all time, and you look adorable!

Blace said...

loveee this. looks my daily outfit + a cool factor.

Anonymous said...

thanks so much for sharing this with us! the mission is also so great. this is really the best thing i've seen in a while!

andrea

myfashiontake said...

Your loft trousers is to die for!! I've been looking for similar style for months! And love this outfit combo ~ stylish & cute!

Sarah said...

So cute. When I meet someone who reads they immediately gain cool points. Love this laid back Saturday look!

Pineapple said...

What size did you get?

They should become your sponsor - because it would be perfect, AND because of all the business I'm going to give them as a result of this post! Haha.

Elena said...

Completely love this! And now want To Kill a Mockingbird or One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest tees. The Nook covers are also very tempting.

U U N A said...

that's so cool! i love nersi things like this. hint my collection of lotr/sar trek shirts

Marleah said...

Yay! I have the Fahrenheit 451 shirt from them, although it's not fitted. Being a librarian, I feel the need to have more of these shirts ... one for every day!

melissamolasses said...

I love Out of Print clothing too! I have The Bell Jar and want to add Pride & Prejudice and To Kill a Mockingbird. I've been happy with the quality of the tee.

Megan Elizabeth said...

I really want Pride and Prejudice now. Thanks for sharing such a great site!
Ps - Have you ever shared a picture of your bookshelves before? I'd LOVE to see a collection of all the books you own. Maybe that makes me weird :S But i like seeing other peoples books lol

Linley said...

they do seem like a fitting sponsor! i vote yes! (:

you look so cool and hip here. you make me want to wear a moby dick tee and black frame glasses. i like this so much - weekend perfect!

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Great shitrt and that you pose with the actual book is too cute! I need to do some book pics too now! :D
xxx

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

Teodora said...

This is so original!I have to see if they have any for Jane Austin or Charlotte Bronte.

Teodora
teodoraslookbook.com

Lewy said...

My junior English teacher once told our class to read the Cliff notes of Moby Dick. She wasn't a fan. But I love your shirt!

I have an Out of Print tee which has a vintage "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" cover on it. College professors and grad students love it!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Super cute and you hair is just adorable on you! Fingers crossed for "Out of Print" to sponsor you...it would be oh so fun!

Liesl :)

color shows said...

I have the Catcher in the Rye fleece from there and I want so many more of their t-shirts. I love the Song of Solomon v-neck especially!

You look great, per usual!

Chloe Rushworth said...

Haha love this so much.

C x
Have you guys checked out my giveaway yet?
http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/2011/04/soap-love-and-new-giveaway.html

Isabella Kiss said...

you are the cutest nerd EVER! I love that shirt. i want one of those out of print ones quite badly. i'm a writer, so I definitely have a thing for books. and they are so cute!

tasty moog said...

I wish the women's shirts weren't so fitted. I'll have to try a men's small. I absolutely MUST HAVE the Catch-22 tee (in white)!

Chelseabird said...

Love your Lit t-shirt, and how you styled it! YAY for love of literature!

christine said...

Such a cute outfit! I love the fit of that shirt. How tall are you and what size is that if you don't mind me asking? I want to buy one but I'm afraid it'd be too short.

Justine said...

You make a tshirt look so chic!

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Nav said...

you look great. I love the tshirt! and I love Mobi Dick too!! xo

http://navlandstyle.blogspot.com/

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

for the sizing: i'd recommend going a size up for women's shirts, which run a bit snug. men's shirts fit true to size. both styles run plenty long!
i got a small for me in women's and a medium for christopher in men's. the small snug--fits more like an XS.

Emily said...

I LOVE this. I really want the To Kill a Mockingbird shirt - that's my favorite book of all time. Thanks for sharing the link!

www.academiasartorial.blogspot.com

Anna said...

You look so cute! And out of print clothing is so cool, but I'm kind of sad they don't have a "girly tee" with the Catch-22 cover...girls love that book too! Mainly me and my best friend....

christine said...

Awesome thanks for the sizing info. :)

Monique said...

Hey Tania!! This outfit is definitely different to most of your other outfits! You are looking very cool here!

Monique xx

misszuman.blogspot.com

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i am just sad they don't have my all time fave: a confederacy of dunces!

Feathers said...

I've always loved Out of Print shirts, though I don't own one yet. I've had my eye on the On The Road one for awhile, but I just saw a Slaughterhouse Five that's even better. Invisible Man is hard to resist, too. Some of the other ones are just as great, but either I haven't read the book or didn't like it that much. I couldn't go there...it would be like wearing a t-shirt of a band I'd never heard. How nerdy would I be if I read A Clockwork Orange of Tale of Two Cities just so I could buy a shirt?

http://stephthebird.blogspot.com/

Annie said...

L.O.V.E. this look. SERIOUSLY love it!!!

Jen S said...

MY GOD I love your nerdy blog! I have had my eye on that T for several months now, but I wasn't sure if buying it was going just a little too far... maybe it is, but now I'm gonna do it anyway! I've also been considering the Song of Solomon v-neck because Toni Morrison is wonderful.

From one lit nerd to another,
Jen

Krista said...

That's hilarious- I'm reading Moby Dick for the first time right now and LOVE it. Such amazing writing.
Super cute shirt too.

eleanor said...

I love Out of Print! I have the Lolita tee and I wear it so often - they are so comfy and the prints are awesome. You look great in this one, the whole outfit is adorable!

Plain Jane said...

This outfit is so cute! very "nerd chic"

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My Heart Blogged said...

I really like the way you styled the shirt. Books are the best (and nerdiest) accesory.
My Heart Blogged

LPC said...

In all the time I've been following you, this is the first time I've thought, "Yes! A true answer to the question posed in the blog title!" Wonderful. I want Little Dorrit. So obscure. So perfect.

Bethany said...

Um, WoW! This looks is ME. I love it! I hope they sponsor you, because it's a perfect match! I'm already over at the site clicking away, CUUUTE stuff. I absolutely love, love, love. this look.

Bethany said...

Oh MAN, decision me this - 1984 or Brave New World???

Jeimy Denisse. said...

I love your more laid back outfits! And I LOVE Out of Print!! I want all of their shirts, it's so hard to decide which one to buy!

Sherry Jarwin said...

i love your outfit! the nerdy look is so NOT nerdy and very chic. I love your choice of "prop" with this! Cheers!

Stephanie said...

i love the outfit! & the pants are amazing, i love every outfit you've worn them with :)

quixoticbeatnik said...

First time commenting, but I have been reading your blog for a while. Can I just say, I aspire to be you?! You seem so cool!!! I like to think we'd be friends in real life. Anyways, I absolutely LOVE everything you wear. I wish Out of Print had one for Don Quixote; I read it in my Sophomore English class and really loved it!

Lauren said...

I got my best friend who is an English teacher the Pride & Prejudice tee last year for her birthday - it's all I can do to not get one for myself!! :)

Love Out of Print - it's a book-lover's/do-gooder's dream come true!

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Kath said...

cute outfit! and I love that you posed with your Moby Dick book as well.

Mallory | The Storm in a Teacup said...

You're so cute and literary! This is geek chic done right! The topknot is a perfect touch.
By the way, that color of blue is gorgeous on you!

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

That tee is perfect! x hivenn

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

I just found your blog and I'm so glad I did! You are totally adorable and this outfit is great. I'm a big reader too (currently reading Sarah's Key) and I like how you incorporated that into your outfit. It's a great way to show people who you are through your outfits, which is what fashion is all about IMO. I'll be back for sure.
XOXO

marcella said...

great combination :)
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Michelle said...

Love this outfit and love that site! I just found 6 things I wanted. Thanks!

saunders said...

From one English grad student to another, you might also look into Bloomsday at the Rosenbach Library in Philadelphia for Joyce tshirts. They make a different shirt each year, and they're usually pretty cool--I've got four. :)

Carol in Indian Springs Village said...

Just ordered 'To Kill a Mockingbid' shirt and 'Great Gatsby' - two of my absolute favorite books. This is great! Thanks for posting about the site; I'll be on the lookout for more tshirts there.

Miss Bibliophile said...

Love this! I've been wanting one of Out of Print's shirts for a while now, but just can't decide which one to get. Too many good ones to choose from.

Melanie said...

Only you could make a tee shirt look chic. :) I neeeeeeed those trousers. Ah, so cute.

Melanie@UnravelledThreads
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daer0n said...

I love this soo much, you look gorgeous! How can a t shirt look so damn chic, awesome outfit!

Eclectic Flair said...

You look so cute! They should definitely sponsor you...a match made in heaven!

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

S.E.Minegar said...

love! do they run true to size? or should i size up?

Anonymous said...

Really like your blog! Will you please add an RSS feed so I can follow it???

Marie said...

ahhhh i've loved out of print forever. they have gorgeous t shirts, and i am not much of a t shirt gal at all.

new follower, whattup!

-Marie
So What If I Like Pretty Things

astripejunkie said...

I've seen these on modcloth and was curious of the maker! Thanks for the link!

Emily's Going Nuts said...

I love this outfit! And my goodness, you look... awesome. There's something about that shirt and the color-scheme of that outfit that makes you look very hour-glassy. Gahhhh. So jealous.

Christine said...

I love everything about this!
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kelsey said...

I love that T! How fun. I have been eying their sweatshirts for a while now. If only there was a Jane Eyre one, I would buy it in a heartbeat.

Erin said...

Love those t-shirts! And BTW, I just sent them an email asking about a special size for one of them, so mentioned that I found the site from your blog. ;)

Lin said...

Ahh, love Melville!! I think my favorite is Bartleby the Scrivener.

Those t-shirts are amazing! If/when I buy one, I'll let them know I heard of them from your blog!

Vanessa said...

Thank you! This is a perfectly timed post! My sister is graduating in a month with an English degree, and I've been trying to figure out what to get her, from one English major to another... I decided the Moby Dick and Wuthering Heights shirts were perfect. One to cover American survey course and the other to cover British lit survey course.... ahhh, takes me back to sophomore year!
(Obviously, you should be a sponsor. You've already sold 2!)

Cel said...

What a cool shirt! I need to check these out...

Looks and Books said...

Love this brand, and the guys are really great (did an interview with them a couple of weeks ago). I am buying myself one for my birthday, just can't decide which one!

Jeliza-Rose said...

you look so cute :) love the blog!
xx

Jilliebeanie said...

Adorbs. I have big plans to purchase The Sun Also Rises tee as soon as I finish the book. Love this.

Sidney said...

awesome site, gg-ma! and you look super cute.

melissa said...

fav outfit!!!!!
you look fantastico!

kate said...

greatest outfit ever. haaa you're adorable

rachel said...

man, oh man! i'm honestly not the literary type, nor a bookworm in the slightest, but i really LOVE the shirts and sweatshirts available from that site. i'd be a poser if i bought and wore one, right? dangit.

you're looking so geek chic here, it's incredible. love it.

emma basilone said...

I love this outfit! So different <3 the shirt!!

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Maggy said...

you should knot your topknot buns in your hair...always.look.fab

Emma said...

Thanks for the heads up on Out of Print-I'm obsessing over the 1984 fleece. It's perfect on so many levels!

You Are My Fave said...

Love this look. You can totally pull off the top bun!

Nicole said...

I lovelovelove this look! You look super adorable in this outfit!

Stay at Home WebGems said...

I love this look! Your t-shirt inspired a long search for other vintage t-shirt prints. Thanks for the inspiration! I posted my picks on my new blog!

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