Monday, August 15, 2011

New Routines

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works cited: skirt c/o ruche; forever 21 top; target flats; thrifted bag; nobletown vintage earrings

In my midwest university town, I felt perpetually overdressed, but D.C. has so many incredibly beautiful, well-dressed women that I feel joyfully like a very tiny fish in a sea of fashionable sharks (that simile went a bit off course, but you know what I mean). A few days ago, a girl walked by my building wearing a camel-colored skirt and black tank--it was such a simple, pretty combination and right away I knew I wanted to try it out. Today is the first day I am "back to work," so I spent the morning at a coffee shop (at Tryst, thank you for suggesting it!) doing research. Now I am refueling for an afternoon of conference calls and syllabus-prep for an online class I was offered at the last minute (hurrah I am extra-gainfully employed and not just dissertating all day long until I turn into Jack Nicholson from The Shining!).

50 comments:

Between Laundry Days said...

Now for the rest of the day I will have the image of very fashionable sharks in my head. Thank you for that. :)

Also, I LOVE this outfit. The combination is superb!

Celynne said...

I love the leopard print flats with this. Happy to hear you seem to be taking to your new home, too :)

Loren said...

I am digging the black/camel combo. Camel is such a versatile color. Pretty sure it's my favorite neutral.
You look great, I'm sure you'll give those 'sharks' a run for their money :)

Liz of SSG said...

You look great! Glad to hear you are feeling somewhat at home in DC. Has anyone suggested Busboys and Poets? Worth checking out!

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Such a gorgeous look, so simple, and SO stylish! I love seeing other stylish woman, it's just so wonderful & inspiring ...you fit in beautifully. xo veronika

Laura said...

I love this color combo, something about it feels very fresh.

I've been struggling to pair my similar skirt with something other than a white shirt, so this was a timely post. Thanks for thinking of me--you're so kind.

Eclectic Flair said...

What a great look! I can already see that DC is going to be great at providing you with inspiration! And I might just have to go with a black and camel color combo soon too!

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

Frannie Pantz said...

What a classic and simple outfit! It suits you well and I love your leopard flats!

NodToStyle said...

lovely! i want to wear this every day this fall ;)
this page was just "pinned"

DiamondsandTulle said...

Congratulations at the job! Love this simple, yet chic combination!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

What a pretty outfit! Love that skirt, too! I was just thinking about that particular color combo the other day, and how I don't wear it enough, if at all.

Hannah said...

Gorgeous! The leopard print shoes are the perfect finishing touch.

I know I've said it about 10 times, but I have to say it once again...welcome to DC! I am seriously stoked to have such an awesome fashion blogger in town, and a nerd to boot!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

aw, thanks, hannah!!

Callie said...

This really is a great classically chic combination. And I love the personal touch of the printed flats. Super adorable! Congratulations on a successful move and taking over the online class. Oh so exciting! :)

Callie @ unladylikeblog.blogspot.com

Della said...

Welcome to the East Coast! If you ever want to come visit goats, let me know. ;)

Shoe.Gal said...

Those flats are great! Very pulled together look.

Lyndsay! said...

Beige and black is always a classic combo. Looks adorable!

http://craftanista.blogspot.com/

Mel said...

You look lovely Tania! The skirt is fab! I have been looking for a chiffon skirt and this one is perfect. I think I'm gonna order it! Does it run a bit small or is it true to size? The measurements on the website make it sound like it runs a bit small.

I'm glad you are enjoying your new neighborhood!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

thanks, mel! this skirt runs small. i ordered a size up and it fits me perfectly.

Genny said...

I can't imagine all the inspiration you must be getting living in a big, fashionable city. I could use some in my small town, that's for sure!

Krystyn said...

This is so lovely! Cute thrift find on the purse.

Jenn said...

Love this outfit! It's so simple yet so chic :) I'm glad you're settling in to D.C.

BiblioMOMia said...

LOVE this. And you are a very pretty fish, indeed, in our city of sharks. And honestly--you must not be anywhere near a metro. The look of a "polyester suit plus tennies" is still very in style here!

The leopard flats are the perfect final touch. Best of all, I'm pretty sure I have pretty much everything to recreate this...hmmmmm....!

Erin said...

I've got those same leopard flats and I LOVE that tan color you've paired them with. It's so caramelly, rich, and hopefully perfect for dissertating in!

The Dewey Decimals

SoFashionistica said...

I think THIS outfit is my favorite outfit of yours yet! I love the color of the skirt and i love how you paired ir with the leopard flats to give it a bit of something.

Jessica said...

I miss you already! You look as amazing as ever (one of my fave outfits, methinks), and you have such gorg new photo op locations. glad to hear things are going so well for you!

Jessica
Surely Sonsy

wildchild said...

oh, good for you living in a town that inspires you now :) and yay that job! this move is gonna be so good for you :)

Celia said...

Love how flowy and feminine that skirt is without being too girly! And I used to have those flats - I wore them literally til they fell apart and my husband made me throw them out. They just go with everything!

Celia
Bootnotes: style, music, and other things you won't make money doing.

kori said...

What an exciting change! I'm a little envious. And definitely envious of this outfit! So great. And I love the background in this photo too. DC isn't just good for alleyways, apparently. :)

Lauren said...

You totally fit right in to DC life!! Love this combo - the leopard flats just set it apart!

Tia said...

I feel like the fashionable shark imagery is one that needs illustration.

This is such a cute outfit. Glad to hear that DC is treating you well re: inspiration!

Healthy and Homemade said...

Oh I just LOVE that skirt!! I'm glad you're fitting into DC life, it's nice to be around well dressed people!

allie said...

This look is perfect. I love how the leopard print pulls together the black and camel of the rest of your outfit. I'm glad you're transitioning well! Being extra-employed is always a good thing :)

Jenn said...

Love the camel and the black! The waistband of your skirt looks perfect too and would act like a belt in most outfits. And I have those flat and absolutely adore them.

Muito Igual a VocĂȘ said...

Tania, I'm so happy for you and C. May God bless you there in Washington DC. I hope everything goes right for you. I am sure you'll inspire as much as you get inspired by the women there. You're wonderful and your style is unique! I am cheering for you, ALWAYS! =)

xoxo

Larysse

The Red Closet Diary said...

Ah I have those flats too and I just LOVE them. I've already worn them in a few of my posts!! Cute outfit! :)

Jalynn
www.theredclosetdiary.com

C said...

great outfit...perfectly classic. Picture makes me miss DC, but not the summer humidity.

Melanie said...

All my dreams have just come true. You and Maria just moved back to DC. Meet up soon, pls?

Melanie@Unravelled Threads
Follow @UnraveldThreads on twitter!

Jesse @ Happy Go Lucky Vegan said...

Very pretty!! I know what you mean, I always feel cute in boring Tucson - but when I'm in a big city, I feel very bleh. I bet you look cute no matter what!

MONKEYFACE said...

Bahaha @ Claire's comment. DC suits you SO WELL, Tania. Just looking at the pics from today and yesterday, you look like you are HOME! Here's to loads of romantic alleys, outfits, and coffee shop workdays in your future..

sartoriography said...

Oooh, yes ma'am! I love the simplicity of this outfit and the pop of animal print in the flats. If ever you were going to compete with well-dressed sharks, those shoes are the way to do it. :)

Have I mentioned that I miss your presence in the Midwest? Because I do. I miss it x 100000! :)

anotherfishinthesea said...

I absolutely love this outfit and now I want to copy it myself! :) Can't wait to see more of your inspiration interpretations!

rebecca said...

What a gorgeous color combo. I sure wish I was living in a city with other people who thought about what they put on in the morning. I definitely feel over dressed every single day of my life.

rebeccawithanR

Robin said...

OMG I love Tryst! You're making me miss home so much lol.

Zo said...

Aw, you have such a lovely blog :) I love this outfit. The skirt is adoreable!x

Rin said...

This skirt is calling my name.

Judy said...

If you ever yearn to feel overdressed again, hop on the metro to University of Maryland. We've got the college wardrobe going strong.

Fellow Midwest-to-DC girl said...

IF you are close enough to Tryst to study there, you must be living in the city. I might suggest thrift shopping at Frugalista in Mount Pleasant. You won't be sorry!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

miss fellow midwest-to-dc, we should be friends!! i live about 4 blocks from tryst (and love it so much already). and i JUST walked by frugalista today--i'll definitely stop in on your recommendation. thank you XOXO

Raena said...

Busboys & Poets is a good suggestion...

Also:

Open City (Woodley Park)
Luna Cafe & Grill (Dupont Circle)

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