Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Senioritis

planet of the apes

planet of the apes
works cited: BDG jeans; steve madden flats; UO sweater; ruche necklace; old navy trench

Turns out I am feeling a little under the weather, so here is an outfit from last weekend, when Christopher and I went to Baltimore to see my grandparents, who were in town for the weekend. Christopher would be horrified to know that I greatly admired much of the style I saw among my grandparents' friends--piles of jewelry, big plaids, head-to-toe monochrome. I love that so many vintage styles are back in stores (and of course, in thrift stores on the cheap); all the old ladies on the street look especially stylish these days.

43 comments:

Courtney Erin said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well - I hope things turn around too. Elderly ladies have rocking style - I know that sounds ridiculous but I totally think it's true.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Lauren said...

Love this look. And I'm also constantly finding myself admiring the classic styles of senior women on the bus, at the grocery store, etc.

xo,
Lauren
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Ana Magdalena said...

I hope you're feeling better. this outfit is super cute, specially the necklace.

Ki said...

Aww get well soon! Also, love how those jeans aren't ridiculously low like most skinnies tend to be!

Genny said...

This outfit is all sorts of fun! I have been enjoying wearing some of my grandmother's old jewelry, and it makes me now think I should NEVER throw anything away, because MY granddaughters may be able to wear it in about 50 years.

Feel better soon!!

Jenn said...

I hope you feel better soon!!! I love this outfit. You look so cute :)

Last Word Magazine said...

I hope you get better. And I completely agree with you. Vintage styles never get old. I love how you were able to make your outfit look both elegant and simple. I love it! :)

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Terri said...

Feel better soon! I love the gold flats.
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kelsey williams said...

i especially love this outfit. those pants are great!

Elegantly Academic said...

I love old lady chic & I love this look! Hope your feeling better soon ...
Kelly xo

Mrs L... said...

Great outfit. You look very elegant and pretty. Feel better soon!

Rhiannon said...

i love those jeans!
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What Would a Nerd Wear said...

thank you! i'm sure i'll feel better soon; it's just a little cold.

BiblioMOMia said...

Perfect for grandparent visiting! Now go drink some tea...

Suze said...

I love this outfit & I'm especially coveting the necklace.
Love your blog!

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M. (formerly known as Shakespeare's Feminine Ending) said...

I'm having the cold + allergy thing as well. I couldn't decide which one it was but I think they've entered a symbiotic relationship and are feeding off each other in my sinuses. Have you tried a netti pot?

I think I've mentioned before that I, too, love old lady style: clunky two-inch heel vintage shoes, some gaudy costume jewelry, and Mediterranean floral print kerchiefs! I try to incorporate these as much as possible now, but know the direction I'm headed into for old age!

Eclectic Flair said...

This is such a great outfit! Ugh, I want (scratch that), I need red skinnies!!

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

Eclectic Flair said...

Oh and hope you feel better soon!
Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

M--yes, it is symbiotic! they are just making each other worse; it's awful. i've never tried a netipot, but i've heard wonderful things! have you? do they work for you?

Pamela said...

You look particularly lovely in these pictures. Is your hair darker?

Frannie Pantz said...

I hope you feel better! I adore all different styles as well and nothing is greater than spotting a classy, fun, stylish older woman. I love your trench and red pants.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

thank you, pamela! my hair was kind of dirty that day, which might be why it looks a bit darker (that or it actually is getting darker as i get older!)

Between Laundry Days said...

Seriously, yay for gramma chic being back "in"! And I seriously love this sleek, simple, classy look. So lovely!

Lindsey said...

love the mix of gold and silver!!

Elaine said...

Feel better! :(

I love this look on you!

carrie murphy said...

i'm a lover of old lady looks, too!

where in baltimore did you visit? i'm originally from there, and i think the look up there is pretty different than here in DC.

Emily said...

Do you read Advanced Style?? It's a fabulous style blog about old people! They're mostly chic ladies in Manhattan. http://advancedstyle.blogspot.com/

Bog-Bog said...

Love these colours together!

Healthy and Homemade said...

Sick days are not fun. This outfit is lovely though, must have been a nice visit! =D

Michelle P said...

Cute!

Carrie said...

I used to work in a bookstore and one of our regular customers was an older lady. I always admired her masses of rings, bracelets, necklaces ... So I'm glad to find another old-lady-jewelry lover!
Feel better soon. :)

Lyndsay! said...

I agree. Im addicted to The Good Will!

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Callie said...

Honestly, ever outfit you feature reminds me about the beauty of simple, clean looks. Loving the red pants here - they add a wonderful pop of color to the look. I also love the statement necklace for the polished and classy touch it adds. Thanks for much for sharing! Absolutely love your blog!

Callie @ unladylikeblog.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Really love that necklace and the bright red pants, you always look so effortlessly chic. Get well soon.

Anonymous said...

Really love that necklace and the bright red pants, you always look so effortlessly chic. Get well soon.

RosaLovesDC said...

I hope you feel better soon!

sartoriography said...

Why do you look so good in sweatshirts? It's not fair. :(. Hee, okay, just kidding. I mean, you do and it isn't, but I accept your general hotness. :)

G. said...

I lovelovelove this outfit! So minimal but chic!

<3

2ndhandknowledge said...

I absolutely love this outfit!

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Rebecca said...

I totally wore an outfit like this this weekend - a grey, slouchy sweater shirt, slim coral pants, and brown wedges. Great minds think alike!

I also hope you're feeling better :-(

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Clarissa said...

Your outfit is super cute. And I totally agree about older ladies being super stylish. I was at Target yesterday and there was this older lady with a great outfit on. It was monochromatic without being super matchy (not sure how to achieve that yet). Good to hear I'm not the only one who sees style in the older generation.

Justine said...

I NEED a slouchy sweater such as this!


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