Thursday, October 20, 2011

Scatterbrained

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works cited: anthro dress; j. crew sweater; steve madden boots; necklace from etsy; tote c/o out of print books

Yesterday was one of those manic my-whole-closet-ends-up-on-the-floor mornings. It is not an ideal way to start the day; in fact, feeling flustered in the mornings seems to accelerate my slide into senility and I start forgetting important things, like weekly coffee dates (sorry, Sarah) and which direction I'm going on the metro (embarrassing). However, if I'm being optimistic, I'd like to think the increased scatterbrained-ness means that I am just saving up mental energy for more important things, like dissertation and plotting how to spend my birthday tomorrow :)

27 comments:

Rhiannon said...

gorgeous cardigan.
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StayJay said...

Ha! So, I was just (15 seconds ago) reading the Sartorialist's post about the X Effect (and admiring, as usual), and I notice your sweater does exactly that! Very timely choice, indeed. :)

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Love the cardigan style and color. The similar boot color is just outfit perfection.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

stayjay--that's so cool! i just googled it; such a great explanation of why the shape is so lovely.

Susan Borland said...

ha, I went to look up senility. and realized I know what it means but have never heard it used that way. just senile. you really are a grad student! :) love this outfit.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW!! woohoo

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suze

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Frannie Pantz said...

OMGoodness I am having the SAME KIND OF MORNING!!!!! Ugh! So frustrating! I hope you have the happiest of birthdays. I read your blog everyday and it is one of my faves. I love your ruffled cardigan. The shade of rust and the navy blue are perfect.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

thanks, frannie! isn't it the worst when you can't figure out what to wear? it's silly, but i feel like it throws off my whole day if i'm uncomfortable in what i'm wearing.

Joanna said...

Love that sweater! The color and the ruffles are so pretty!

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Patience_Crabstick said...

Ack! I owned that exact dress and donated it because I could never get it to look good on me. You wear it well.

So Worng, It's Hana said...

LOVE the color of the dress!! :)

Laura said...

Oh my, I HATE those kind of days when everything I put on just feels wrong. And my husband doesn't get it at ALL. He says "Look, you've worn all these clothes before. Just put on an outfit that you've already worn and be done with it." But it doesn't work that way, does it? ;) I always want to be creative and use things in new ways! But sometimes when I'm running late, I have to listen to him.

That cardigan is so pretty. I know you've blogged an oatmeal version of it, too, and I love them both.

The Jones said...

Happy early birthday! Isn't this just the best time of year to have your bday? I love the weather and the fashion, the colours--especially that rusty earthy family like your sweater :)

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Girlie Blogger said...

Love how casual and comfy this outfit looks.

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jifferalderman said...

I hate those kinds of mornings, but at least you ended up with a cute outfit!

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Jenn said...

Ugh those mornings are the worst. I had one of them last week, I think I tried on five or so outfits before deciding on something.

Happy early birthday!!!! I hope you have a completely perfect day tomorrow! :)

Callie said...

What an adorable outfit! The brown cardigan stands out wonderfully against the blue. And I love all the different layers of ruffles. Adorable! Wishing you a very happy early birthday!

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Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

gorgeous fall cardi! cannot have enough cardis for fall.

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Dana said...

Happy Almost Birthday!!! :-)

Court said...

I think your manic morning resulted in a good outfit! I had a morning like that too and ended up in head to toe black :)

jackie mae said...

Mornings like that happen to the best of us :) You look great and I hope you enjoy your birthday tomorrow!!

Katie said...

This is the perfect outfit! Pretty similar to what I wore today!

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Anonymous said...

Awww you have your b-day tomorrow as well? ME TOO!! We Libras are the best guys lol! You look stunning in this outfit! This dress is so cute! I adooore your blog, I'm such a huge fan, you always give the best ideas! I love you (in a completely natural way lol)! Kisseeess!!

Genny said...

Happy birthday! Hope you're having a great day!! :)

em said...

Happy birthday! :)

SSillin said...

Gorgeous and unexpected color combination! And a belated happy birthday :)

Leah Spicer said...

Your style is amazing, as always!!!

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keep up the great work!

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steffy said...

Ruffles on the dress + ruffles on the cardigan ... so cute. :)

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