Thursday, August 18, 2011

Book-cessorize

Bookcessorize

Bookcessorize

Bookcessorize
works cited: downeast basics skirt; j. crew outlet chambray shirt; j. crew belt; UO flats; breda watch; necklace c/o le mode accessories

Unfortunately, the best part of this outfit is missing--volumes 3 and 4 of Virginia Woolf's essays. Christopher insisted that I put down my armload of books before taking pictures this morning. "I can't let you turn your books into accessories," he insisted. "But they aren't an accessory; they are just what I'm carrying this morning," I told him (never mind that they just happened to match the outfit exactly--coincidence, I swear). So even though I was tempted to have my VW volumes join in the fun, I will spare her the humiliation of looking too much like an accessory...for now, at least.

35 comments:

Sal said...

Awww, wish they'd been included. I'd love to see book-inspired outfits.

Also that skirt is perfect. Off to stalk it ...

Chaucee said...

Great ought! Actually a book inspired look would be fun to see. You should consider doing that as a feature!

Justin Gist P. of Maryland and France said...

Very nice! This a great look... I love how the colors work together too! :)

Becca said...

Books are fantastic accessories. Even better when they're resources :) I'd love to see them in future posts!

Stephanie said...

I love this outfit! You look great!

Chelseabird said...

You look darling! I would have loved to see your books though haha They're the best accessories!

Roxy said...

Luuurrrve the skirt! Totally reminds me of Jennifer Grey's dress from the "Nobody puts Baby in the corner" scene in Dirty Dancing. Gaw-geous!

Roxy @ TSKGS

The Eye Behind the Detail said...

Love the outfit. Wish I could see the books, though! Books can totally be an accessory, especially if you are in school. One is never far away...

theanywaygirl said...

Virginia Woolf makes everything better...you should have left them in!

Ana Magdalena said...

mad men style.

mai said...

This outfit is so sweet. Love it!

Tia said...

I'm going to join the chorus of books are totally valid accessories and insist that next time you do take the pictures with them! :D

This outfit is still quite pretty, even without the books. I love the soft colors.

BiblioMOMia said...

What gorgeous sun-washed colors. Perfect for the end of summer.

And books are ALWAYS accessories!

Erin said...

Well you know how Camille and I feel about books as accessories... They're crucial! :)

The Dewey Decimals

AJD ∞ said...

You totally should have posed wtih the books. How adorable would that have been? [No offense, Christopher!] I'm sure Virginia Woolf would have understood...? Maybe not.

sartoriography said...

Oh, Christopher. We can always count on him to save feminist writers from instrumentalism. ;)

I love this outfit to a degree that is probably slightly creepy. You look perfectly cool and summery- very crisp and dignified, which is rather hard to pull of when it's above 60 degrees, I think.

Emma said...

Love this outfit :) So feminine and smart. Especially the skirt!

And I have to disagree with your man. Books are absolutely acceptable accessories!

Mindofmr.blogspot.com said...

They are the best accessory anyone could carry! Next time, let's see em!!

MINDOFMR.BLOGSPOT.COM

Jenn said...

Sans the VW accessories, this outfit still looks gorgeous! I love the pastel colors together. And I'm always a sucker for a tucked in shirt and sparkly necklace.

See Kate run. said...

WHAT DOES HE MEAN?!?! Look, a book love affair does not need to remain secret. You could probably start a book-themed outfit week and gets a few dozen on board.

Srsly. (<-- My literary prowess is showing.)

Mari said...

It's so funny that the books matched the outfit. I'm so loving the idea but the was right not to downgrade intellectual symbols into the same category as a purse or a bracelet.

I'm thinking of doing the 30x30 or 333 challenges (already did the I6L).

What are your feelings about wardrobe challenges?

XOXO

-La Copine

=)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

hee, mari, i can see you and christopher would get along. what's the 16L challenge? i really loved doing the 30 for 30 the several times i did it, and i will probably do it again sometime! it's a great way to bust out of an i-have-nothing-to-wear rut.

Emerald said...

love this look. that necklace is perfect with this.

Teodora said...

Such a romantic, beautiful look. You should use a library as you background!

Teodora
teodoraslookbook.com

Elysse Bonner said...

I love the color of that skirt! So cute!

Jenny said...

How do you own so many things from J. Crew?? I love their things, but even their dresses on sale are $99. Im a college studend so I really cant afford that.

Rin said...

Personally, I think books make excellent accessories. I always have one (or three) with me.

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What Would a Nerd Wear said...

rin--me, too!
jenny--they are expensive, aren't they! however, this shirt cost $22 at the outlet (it was one of about three things i bought all summer) and the belt i got on sale for $9 four years ago. [i agree with you on dresses, although i have seen a lot on sale for under $50 which is a little more reasonable]
overall, j. crew's things are SUPER expensive but they do have good sales on a lot of their items and you can get a 15% student discount. i find it's worth it to be 1-3 j. crew things a season because i really like the quality, the fit, and the style and i wear the bejeezus out of the pieces i pay a little more for.
but--we may have different budgets! i am a grad student with a paid job and my budget may look different than yours (i know when i was in college i pretty much did not buy clothes, ever). there are other bloggers who are on even tighter budgets than me--maybe you'd be interested in them if it frustrates you to see j. crew stuff? i can understand that!

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megannielsen said...

hehe i love you. I love that you won't let your books be an accessory. That's adorable! as is this outfit, i really think i need to find a good chambray button down so i can copy this look!

Kelly-Ann said...

Oh bloody hell, is it bad form to use books in outfit posts? Pfft. Guilty as fuck, I do it all the time! Still, for me one of the good things about having a blog is being able to look back and see what I was wearing so being reminded of what I was reading is the occasional added bonus.

Gorgeous ensemble. You look chic as heck.

Mel said...

First of all, books can definitely be accessories!

Second, I love those flats. They make you look like you're wearing heels, but with the comfort of flats = awesome!

www.melsmanyhats.blogspot.com

Jenn said...

I love love love this outfit!!! The colors are lovely. Your skirt looks so pretty and flowy, and your shirt and necklace top everything off perfectly :)

Louise, Raspberries In Winter said...

You look so sophisticated in this outfit! I'm sure the Virgina Woolf's would have only added to this. :)

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