Thursday, July 28, 2011

Substitute Wheels

i did it myself

i did it myself

i did it myself
works cited: thrifted skirt and belt; volcom sandals; F21 top; bicycle tote from etsy

Now that the house is packed up, the van is gone, I have moved our suitcases and cats into the place we're staying for the next week or two and Christopher is signing a lease on an apartment in D.C., I can exhale. I can also do the hours and hours of work that have piled up while we packed boxes and stressed out over apartment listings. I've been on campus a lot having meetings and grading presentations, so I've been in the mood for comfortable, keep-cool basics. My favorite part of this outfit is probably the bicycle tote, which I've been hauling around almost everywhere the past few days. Because my bicycles are in the moving van and I've been missing them, I have to substitute my real wheels for my printed ones (and comfortable shoes for walking everywhere I used to bike).

25 comments:

AJD ∞ said...

Your bicycle tote is cute! I've been a bit obsessed with bicycle print lately... Maybe its because I don't have the time to work on my fixie... And I feel like I'm missing an arm because of it? Hm.

Ana Magdalena said...

that shirt looks so comfy. It looks like the perfect top to wear on a hot summer day.

guildedsecret. said...

congratulations on your new life moves! i truly love the fact that you always wear clean lines in muted colors... wonderful per usual!

with love,
guildedsecret

SoFashionistica said...

This outfit is so nice! This type of skirt is so versatile and paired with the bicycle tote makes it look even better! Hooray for bicycles!

From Suns To Moons said...

When I first saw your title, I thought you were gonna show us your substitute teacher outfit (a part-time job you had found in DC). Well, if you ever decide to do it, high school and middle school girls will find you quite stylish indeed.

Erin said...

I'm in love with this outfit and want to steal it!!! kthanksbye! :)

sartoriography said...

I do love that bag! I'd die w/o my bike, so I'm very impressed with your strength and perseverance in living without yours.

Also, I love the rest of this outfit. It's very teacher chic, and not in a lame way. Maybe Victorian teacher mixed with modern hottie? Oh, whatever! The point is, I like it. The end.

Mici said...

Welcome to DC. Are you going to live in the City or one of the suburbs? I live in Columbia MD about 30-45 minutes outside of DC depending on the traffic.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

thanks, mici! we got an apartment in adams morgan, so right in the middle of the city! i can't wait.

wildchild said...

totally unrelated, but now you're gonna have to break a new city into seeing you take outfit pictures everywhere :) you'll be finding new pretty walls to stand in front of, and waving to new neighbors who are wondering what in the world you're doing. ha

Megan said...

Hi Tania! I've been following your blog for ages under a different account, but just started my own blog under this one. Congratulations on finding a place in D.C.! You must be psyched for such an adventurous move. I went to a small women's college in D.C. and just loved it. I lived in Virginia while I was there, but it was such a magnificent city to explore. Enjoy! Are you telling people what neighborhood you'll be living in? Either way, good luck!

allie said...

I love this whole look. Good luck with the moving process! I really hate moving, but getting to explore a new city after you're all settled in is really fun. DC is one of my favorites, I was just there in June! So many great sites to see, I'm sure you'll have a great time :)

Allie @ My WOREdrobe

Robots in Trouble said...

i love your hair ! and your adorable poses

-robots in trouble

Emily said...

You look so chic and sophisticated in this outfit!

Isabella Kiss said...

Hey Tania, just wanted you to know I made your "World's Easiest Skirt" and linked back to your post when I posted photos of my project. Great tutuorial! Thanks! I'm so happy I now know how to create POCKETS! Check it out!
http://mynameisnotking.blogspot.com/2011/07/pattern-easy-skirt-with-pockets.html

Julie Del said...

Love the tote! And that blouse too...you look comfy

Julie Del @ J.Bird

wholesale clothing said...

Your bicycle tote is cute! Love your thrifted skirt and belt. feel like comfy!

Mrs. Fox said...

I grew up in Arlington. Though the area is sweltering this time of year, I''m sure you'll still love it. I live on the west coast now and I miss DC all the time.

Lila said...

You make this look so chic. Love it!

http://lushluxelovely.blogspot.com/

Dani said...

I love this look so much! So chic! And I love that skirt!

Elaine said...

yay! so glad you guys are all settling in now! will there be an apartment tour? :)

Sidewalk Chic said...

Glad that things are calming down a bit for you. I love your bicycle print tote. Hope things are off to a great start with the move -- I'm excited for this next phase for you!

Summer said...

i love the lace trim on that shirt. i used to have a top just like this one in a floral print, but finally gave it away after coming to the annoying realization that it was doing my shoulders no favors. this black and white combo is really chic!

Summer said...

and best wishes with the moving...i'm in the process myself. it is such a pain, and somehow there's always a set of boxes that i don't unpack for months. good luck!

Lindsay K said...

So chic. I adore your blog.

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