Monday, October 31, 2011

Bundled

bundled

bundled

bundled
works cited: thrifted jacket; scarf from a street vendor; hand-me-down tee; UO sweater; target flats; madewell jeans; hand-me-down belt from my mom

I got back from my conference on Saturday and have been hanging out with one of my best friends from college who just got engaged (eeeee!) and is visiting DC. It's suddenly much colder outside so I've had to bundle up a lot more than I did last week. To be honest, I feel like I'm a little rusty at dressing for the cold (it feels like it's been summer for 6 months) and this outfit was basically a surrender after I changed four times and then decided I just needed to get out the door. Maybe it's just strange to go from a season of simplicity (dress + shoes) to a season where you've got to layer it on to keep cozy. Maybe a new blog or two in my reader would spice things up--anyone find a new blog they love lately?

51 comments:

Annika said...

I have those exact same target flats! Amazing how leopard print can match just about anything isn't it? Be careful though! They don't do well at all on wet days. You'll just be asking for cold feet!


A Sweet Release

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

I agree, the warm weather lasted for a looooong time this year--which I suppose is nice because I hear winter is going to be worse than usual. Yay...

wildchild said...

haha i love surrender outfits. i feel like they either totally rock the house, or they're just miserable and you should have stayed in bed naked all day. this one is the former :)

i have no new fashion blogs for you cause i'm more into lifestyle, funny ones :) sorry

Rebecca said...

I've been loving Feather & Freckles (featherfreckles.blogspot.com), but she lives in Florida. Not a lot of cold weather inspiration there...

I also like Threads & Buttons(threadsandbuttons.wordpress.com).

Liz said...

I love the little details in this outfit...the print of the scarf and the animal print shoes especially. Now if only I could pull of a top knot like you do!

Annie said...

Love the leopard print flats & the wide leg jeans...so cute. Layering season is my fave!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

LadyLiz said...

I actually love this outfit! Comfy and pulled together. A winning combo! :)

LNR said...

Weather.com says that it'll be in the 70s tomorrow here in Iowa.... so, I'm not sure the summer has totally left us, either. But, I woke up today and it was 34 degrees? Luckily, this Halloween costume of mine demands a wool blazer, so I'm pretty set. Fickle weather.

Lindsey said...

Love leopard print + orange!!

Ashley at flats to flip flops said...

I love Sunday Crossbow for layering, she does an amazing job!
Ashley
www.flatstoflipflops.blogspot.com

Mel said...

It looks so pulled together, while still being casual. And I love the leopard shoes!

www.melsmanyhats.blogspot.com

Frannie Pantz said...

Honestly, I am a big fan of the bigger blogs, but I find the smaller ones just as inspirational. Some of my faves are Respect the Shoes, Girl & Closet, Cute and Little and Blonde Bedhead. These girls are adorable and have a load of great fall looks. Good luck! Finding new blogs is so much fun! (Feel free to check out mine as well if you like--not in a follow me kind of way, I hate that)

I love your scarf here and the leopard flats are adorable. I have found it a lot easier to ease into the fall season here in Colorado (it did snow like eight inches last week anyhow), but at first it was a little tricky. I can't seem to get bare legs off of my agenda!

Terri said...

I wouldn't go so far as to say everyone love it, but you can check out my blog! I just started it in August.

http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

That scarf is adorable with your flats.

Meg said...

So...I really want to know how you get your hair up in that bun-thing. I'm hair-inept and I may need a video tutorial, haha. Just kidding...but seriously.

Megann Jabola said...

I would love to try dressing up for colder seasons! Living in a tropical country just doesn't allow that even during December. Getting all bundled up would definitely be an interesting change and style challenge for me. :)


♥♥ Megann of STYLE SURGERY

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

meg, i actually did do a tutorial a while back! here it is: http://whatwouldanerdwear.blogspot.com/2010/07/lesson-plan-my-easy-messy-bun.html

there are also SO many other amazing bun tutorials on the interwebs, if you need more just let me know!

Shalini said...

You can always *cough* shameless plug *cough* read MY blog. Alas, not a fashion blog, which is for the good of everyone's eyes.

Girlie Blogger said...

Good layering. Love the simplicity of this outfit.
I heard its snowing pretty hard in D.C

www.geekettegazette.com
www.thegirlieblog.com

Kendra said...

Hey, Tania! I was wondering what you think of those Madewell jeans. I've been drooling over them for a good while, but now that they're on sale, some more serious considering/buying has got to occur! Anyway, some reviews online mentioned that they were quite thin material; do you find that to be the case? Other thoughts (on sizing, fit, etc.) are welcome, and thank you very much. :)

Lauren's Road Less Traveled said...

Did you make it back in time for the snow?! I looked out the window and couldn't believe my eyes!

Love the flats--my roommate has them and think they're awesome!

shefoundstyle said...

The wide leg pants look really great on you. Hope to see more!!

Loren said...

She's still pretty new to blogging but I'm pretty sure you'd love
The Perpetual Student's Wife
theperpetualstudentswife.blogspot.com
She's definitely got some style.
I love that 'surrender' outfits either turn out awful or awesome. This is pretty adorable. Love the scarf.

nikki said...

I dig your outfit, even if you call it a surrender. It's wearable and trendy. Nothing wrong with that!


Also, another vote for Sunday Crossbow.

Rebecca said...

Your cold weather outfits are always cute. I think it is the scarves!

modern Suburbanites said...

awesome scarf!
www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

grace said...

yay for friends getting engaged! it's almost like YOU'RE getting engaged... but without the real stress of planning a wedding :)

oh, and girl, you always know how to layer! didn't you pretty much invent boots|knee socks|tights? happy halloween!

Meagan said...

I really like
http://itssymmetrical.blogspot.com/
for Chloe's unique layering (I'm name dropping. We went to high school together).

Also, my newest blog discovery is
http://christinemarietta.com/
which alternatively has me pondering feminist philosophy (the non-threatening kind) and laughing so hard I cry.

Meg said...

I've recently been enjoying:

Girl With Curves (http://girlwithcurves.tumblr.com/)
9 to 5 Eccentric (http://the9to5eccentric.blogspot.com/)
More Modern Modesty (momomod.com)
and
Skylark and Son (http://skylarkandson.blogspot.com/)

Hope this helps inspire you! I think your outfit looks great. :)

Genny said...

This outfit is fantastic! I am totally stealing it when I go out tonight! :)

Joy said...

I love your leopard flats! Your scarf is a beautiful colour as well.
xx Joy
thedustbunny-joy.blogspot.com

Veronica said...

i love the scarf!!
~Veronica

Jenn said...

Cute outfit! You look comfy and warm :) I really like your scarf and the way it complements the grey and blue :)

Jo said...

I must be the only person wondering - how did you fasten your scarf? Tied in the back? Cleverly tucked somewhere? I can't figure it out (and I love it!)

Libraries & Lookbooks said...

I just stumbled on your blog the other day - I think it's great! You are a great inspiration (as is Kendi, do you know hers?) I also live right outside of DC - so it's nice to see others in the area spreading their fashion/style sense!!!

Take care!

:) Jen said...

I like http://apair-andaspare.blogspot.com/ for DIY tips and http://www.saucyglossie.com/ for her girlie style.

:) Jen

:) Jen said...

Oh, and you might like http://www.narrowly-tailored.com/. She's a 3L and new mom. :) Jen

Ade said...

Yes! I am totally in love with oisercage, written by Dayne who lives in DC. She is smart, inspiring, unique and has the most fun and colorful outfits.

Hannah said...

Your outfit is really cute! It, to me, definitely has a DC vibe to it. I love reading your blog; it makes me happy. :)
Hannah
http://alittleburdtoldme.blogspot.com/
(You asked for new blogs, well, I'm a new blogger. Yay!)

Megan said...

You wear the cutest scarves!! I just love your style - I'm a professional/grad student, too, living in the Midwest, so I find your outfits really inspiring. If this is your "surrender outfit", I'd say you're doing just fine! And I've been meaning to pick up a pair of leopard print flats myself...too cute!

I don't have any new favorite fashion blogs (unless you count yours!), but I did just start my own. I have a lot of learning to do, but I'm very excited to join the world of fashion blogging!

http://fashionistavet.blogspot.com/

Amy @ The Dilly-Oh said...

Hope the conference went well and I'd love to know if you had a chance to browse any of the thrift stores I told you about!

Rin said...

Love this looks. It looks so cozy and warm, which is exactly what I need right now. We got snow this weekend, so no more summer or even fall stuff for me!

The Learned Lady said...

Hope the conference went well and that you're staying warm up there (brr!) I've been loving Kitsune Kun at http://ohpageboys.blogspot.com/. Very cute vintage style. Also, that Sunday Crossbow girl is adorable. Hope things are quieting down for you a bit as the weather gets cooler...

Joanne said...

Oh, I miss the DC Fall! This outfit looks pefect for the chilly days but you have no socks?!!? You feet must have been cold. I'll be visiting family back East for Thanksgiving and I'm uber excited to dress for Fall weather!

The Jones said...

Stelllllllllar jeans. Seriously.

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

2ndhandknowledge said...

I'm just a few hours south of you and we got 4 inches of snow over the weekend...did you get any? It's crazy! I've never experienced snow in October before and I've lived in the area my whole life!

I recently discovered sunday crossbow and I quite like it...http://sundaycrossbow.blogspot.com/

Lauren (PetiteOnAPenny) said...

You could always read my blog. :-P Also, I just bought those flats too! Yay, Target.

Bethy said...

Yay! Wide leg jeans! I nearly forgot about mine, but you just reminded me I should pair them with my leopard print flats. Loving it, my dear.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

kendra! i like the jeans. they are made of thin soft denim, almost like trousers, so the fit is very smooth and they are very comfortable.
the only thing is that they shrink a lot! i wish i'd bought them in a long size, even though they were about three inches too long when I bought them, because they shrunk so much. i have a size 28 which i think is about a size smaller than i usually take jeans (ordinarily i wear a 6 which translates to a 29, right?). anyway, hope this helps! and feel free to email me if you have more questions--sometimes i miss a later question in the comments because it gets swallowed in other comments in my email inbox!

Meredith said...

i love those jeans, and good to know about the sizing thing too. not that Madewell is in my budget but still ... love them!
YOURS, MINE AND OURS

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

meredith, yeah they are pretty expensive! these were half of when i got them ($79) and i get a student/educator discount (of 15%) which makes it a bit more reasonable, although still definitely on the pricy end of things for me. i'm disappointed that they shrunk so much; keep wishing i'd bought an extra long pair :)

steffy said...

I love those wide leg trousers on you! Very cute, they help balance out the bulkiness of the scarf.

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