Friday, October 14, 2011

Down the Rabbit Hole

partially a lie

partially a lie

partially a lie
works cited: loft corduroys; ralph lauren outlet button-up; cardigan c/o five bamboo; UO flats; moby dick tote c/o out of print books; cowl from etsy (seams to be); earrings from antho; breda watch

Today, I bundled up to go to the Library of Congress where I had planned to make big headway on a paper. But like so many of the best laid plans, this one didn't turn out exactly as I hoped and I ended up falling down a research rabbit hole and spending the day with my nose in a big stack of books while checking out this view (not too shabby! just don't tell the people in charge that I was breaking the rules and taking surreptitious photos). This outfit is just the kind of laid-back, simple look that I love: a crisp white button-up and corduroys (nerd staples) with a few pops of color. And of course, a nerdy book bag. Hope you have just the weekend you need, whether it's restful, fun, or productive--I'm hoping the weather clears up enough for a bike ride, and I have my heart set on some honeycrisp apples from the U St farmers' market (the best!).

35 comments:

Sidewalk Ready said...

uhm, hello awesome chunky scarf! love this look, tania!

Katrina said...

You look awesome! I love that scarf - what a great color for you!

{molly beth} said...

Beautiful! You look so cozy! Love the top knot and chunky scarf :]

xo.
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danica said...

Love the color of that scarf. Definitely a cute and comfy looking outfit. :)

E said...

Hey! I attend school in Arlington, and live in MD. My first visit to the Library of Congress was this summer and it really is a breathtaking piece of architecture! It wasn't until I went to show off my iPhone pics to my instructor, that I realized photography was a no no!

wildchild said...

what a beautiful library. holy cow. that's the perfectly put together little study outfit. like everyone else here, i love the scarf :)

BiblioMOMia said...

Love the photo, and you're SO BRAVE for taking it!

Perfect ensemble for the LOC. Comfy enough to do some serious reading, but serious enough that the librarians listen to you. Lovely.

Elegantly Academic said...

What a cool library to be studying in! I can definitely see how you would be distracted ...
Kelly xo

Camii Palta said...

Cool outfit :)
You always looks great!
take care!

G. said...

I love this outfit! I still haven't been to the Library of Congress, shame on me :(

Mommyblogger said...

Cute outfit- I love the casual look! That cowl is fabulous & really adds so much interest to your outfit!

Courtney said...

You are so wonderfully full of life. I feel inspired every time I come over here. I feel the pain of paper writing right now too... so nice to know I am not alone.

Jul said...
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Jul said...

Oh my, the Library of Congress, such a dream for bookworms like us! :)
You look beautiful, and I love, love love your scarf!
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kb said...

Oof. I hear ya. I've got a paper to knock out. oh grad school. you really get in the way of weekend plans...

cakesandshakes said...

Love the cowl, you've just reminded me of one I have in that exact colour, I am so digging it out!! : )

Cakes
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Rachel Kaylynn said...

Love the scarf. It's a great color and looks so warm.

Jen said...

That eggplant color looks gorgeous against your skin! I am so jealous you spent the day at the LC, rabbit hole or not.

-Jen
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Mel said...

Yeah, I could totally study at the Library of Congress every day.

And, that's a really cute scarf...perfect for a cozy, fall day.

Terri said...

Honeycrisp apples are amazing! It's like you're eating apple cider. I love the cowl!

Callie said...

That purple knitted scarf is too lovely for words! And I love how it pops against the neutrals of the rest of the outfit. Sounds like you have been spending your fall afternoons right! If you have any leftover apples, throw them together for an apple crisp. So yummy!

Callie @ unladylikeblog.blogspot.com

lauraa said...

Love that scarf! And as a fellow postgrad. student I definitely agree that cords are the best thing ever! Looks put together but so much softer than denim, perfect for long hours at a desk!
Also, yay to you using instagram!! Following you now
xxx

Twentyy Something said...

I love this outfit, it so chic and casual.

xoxo
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2ndhandknowledge said...

I absolutely LOVE this outfit. It's amazing how something so simple can be so cute :)

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Cathy said...

You look great! That cowl is amazing!

myedit said...

Ha! There was just a twitter war over apple varieties.. I vote Red Delisious over Honeycrisp:) We're still cool right?

littleredradio said...

Such a lovely outfit. :)

sartoriography said...

Library porn! I could write the best work EVER in that place (she says with delusional hope)!

Love your nerd gear and chunky scarf. You look awesome, as always. Glad you got your apples in the end!

Bethany said...

I don't really comment much, but I just wanted to say that out of all the fashion blogs I've been following for the past two years, I like yours best because I can actually wear the stuff you wear, it's just really realistic, especially for my climate (Michigan!). I'll admit I've copied an outfit or two of yours. :)

k.rahn said...

You look adorable! This is definitely the perfect study outfit and I love that cowl. The color is gorgeous on you :) Good luck on your apple hunt - honeycrisp is by far my favorite, too. My parents just brought a big bag of honeycrisp apples from Michigan when they came to visit last week and it was the best treat.

Hannah said...

That cowl looks so comfy! Perfect study attire. I definitely need to get my hands on a cowl for this winter. Or maybe I should stop being so lazy and finally knit one, like I've been planning on for the past two years...

Nicki said...

I love the color palette of this outfit - very cool, but still very autumn! Cute =).
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kelsey williams said...

so CUTE and perfect.

Between Laundry Days said...

I need a rabbit hole day in a library. I've had far too many internet rabbit hole days lately and need to take a little break. :)

Also, I LOVE this cozy outfit. Such a great scarf!

Between Laundry Days said...

I need a rabbit hole day in a library. I've had far too many internet rabbit hole days lately and need to take a little break. :)

Also, I LOVE this cozy outfit. Such a great scarf!

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