Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Little Things

little things

little things

little things
works cited: target top; gap skirt; urban outfitters flats; necklace c/o little o by wolfbrother (serendipitously matching earrings a gift from christopher several years back)

Sometimes it's the little things that make an outfit feel special--stripes on a button-up, a favorite necklace, earrings with sentimental value--even though they can be hard to capture on camera. But I felt a little pizzazz in my step today because of the details, even if they don't show up to their full effect in photos. Two other random notes: 1. this whole outfit costs $20--I think Kyla would be proud and 2. I know it is not earth-shattering news to hear that someone has been wearing black flats for several days running but I finally broke these flats in after 2 years and I'm feeling like I need to do a week-long walk of triumph with them :)

32 comments:

Salazar said...

First to comment! This never happens!
Anyway, your outfit is simple and lovely as always.

14 Shades Of Grey

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

thanks, salazar!!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Loving the pockets in your skirt! You always look adorable!

Liesl :)

Julie said...

Hooray for breaking in shoes!! I love the simplicity of your outfit!

Alice, Pretty Confused said...

Gah, I hate having to break in new shoes - congrats on finally managing! Lovely outfit xo

Sidewalk Chic said...

Congrats on breaking into your flats! I have really narrow feet so it's really hard for me to break in flat shoes.

I love the design of your skirt! This outfit is so chic in its simplicity, and it's perfect for the crazy humidity down here... :)

ssm said...

Another wonderful little thing: the poppies behind you!

Callie said...

Just stumbled across your blog and I am completely in love! So wonderful to see that college students and style really are compatible!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Love this outfit! I just picked up a simple black skirt + now I have some inspiration! ;)

Ana* said...

I so agree with you. it is the little things :) I love this overall look

miss vintage vixen. said...

That button-up shirt is perfect! It reminds me that I should acquire one--everyone's little black dress is my blue cotton button-up blouse.

Eclectic Flair said...

This is a great and classic outfit! Love it's simplicity paired with the little details that make you happy...after all that's the point, right? For our clothes to make us feel happy and confident!

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

becoming teacher misty said...

I love an outfit that makes me feel that pizzazz of which you speak! :) And you look stunning too. Amen to broke-in shoes! No pain, no gain.

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

little things are the best. like the pop of red that your nail polish gives off! love it!

Louise said...

Love the simple black skirt, plus congratulations on breaking in the flats! Quite a feat, no pun intended.

Swati said...

its simple yet chic outfit..

Carolyn said...

UO flats are the hardest to break in, aren't they? Love your top!

Sophie said...

I HAVE THESE FLATS! (I think). And they are the perfect chic black flats, but they are so uncomfortable!!! How does a person break in uncomfortable shoes without losing their feet in the process?

Kelly said...

Ha, ha ... I do that. My shoes are practically vintage before I wear them in properly ... although wearing tights fasten the proces.

Kelly said...

*process ... :)

dailyhighstreet said...

The little things indeed, like that lovely pop of red nails.

amanda said...

I love that skirt with the button down. And I'm jealous that you live somewhere that sleeves are an option! The near 100-degree temps here keep me sweating all the time!

Rosemary Brennan said...

Completely feel you on the special accessories that no one sees but you. When I'm feeling frumpy, putting on a necklace or pair of earrings with a sweet story behind them makes me me much more pulled together. :)

Melanie said...

You look great! There is nothing better than feeling great in an outfit :)

Melanie@Unravelled Threads
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What Would a Nerd Wear said...

ssm, the poppies ARE gorgeous, aren't they?
louise, har har, very punny :)
carolyn, yes! they're terrible.
sophie--i just wore them for short periods of time, spread out. it really took me over one lazy year to do it. i know some people wear socks and flats around the house which breaks them in without breaking your feet. and also band-aids and sometimes a little vaseline on the friction-y spots helps a lot. but i am with you!! these flats were cruel and unusual to break in.

kelsey williams said...

Way to be persistent with the flats! They are very cute.

Rebecca said...

You look great, and I am tempted to borrow this outfit idea.

SoFashionistica said...

I love this outfit! I don't know if you ever saw my blog but i actually have that striped shirt from Target which I remade( I took off all the buttons and added different ones) and it gave the top a whole new look! I just want to say I really like your blog and you were one of my imspirations for starting one myself.

Suzanne said...

You look adorable! It might even be my perfect outfit :).

Tatiana said...

I just wanted to point out to you how freakin' fabulous your blog is and even though you're a student as well, you find the time to do this blog too! Don't ever think that you need to change because you and your blog is perfect! You inspire me every day! And even though I'm absolutely terrible at commenting on posts, but just know that I'm always reading. Keep on keepin' on!
Tatiana

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

wow, tatiana, thank you so much!! your comment means so much to me; you are so kind to stop by and say this.

Pixie in Pumps said...

I love the shape of that skirt! This is so simple just so pretty.

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