Monday, November 14, 2011

Rejuvenation

rejuvenation

rejuvenation

rejuvenation
(For that inevitable kind soul concerned if I was cold, or if I had a coat, the answers are no and yes. It was 55 most of the day and above you can view the woolen wonder I was wearing when the temps dropped.)

works cited: target tunic; ll bean sweater; UO pants and world's crappiest flats; h&m coat; triumph bicycle built by christopher; scarf from who knows where; helmet is hanging from my handlebars fear not, mom, i did wear it

This weekend, Christopher and I hopped on our bicycles and went exploring. Even though we've lived in DC for three months, we still haven't made our way to most of the big museums and tourist attractions. So on Saturday, we rode past the White House and toward the Natural History Museum, where we indulged in two big obsessions: weather and hippos. We saw an IMAX documentary about tornadoes and wandered through the mammal exhibit, paying special attention to the river horse on display. In short, it was fun and rejuvenating for the week ahead in which I will finish my chapter draft (if I say it enough and do it on the interwebs, it must be true). I will finish, I will finish, I will finish.... :)

34 comments:

Jenn said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! You look lovely. Those pants and the tunic - perfect! Good luck with your chapter draft - you can do it! :)

mai said...

Love this! In the first picture, I thought, how Parisian. When I got to the bottom, hmm, how all-American! lol

Courtney Erin said...

Good luck getting the draft done - I'm really procrastinating doing some revisions on a problematic chapter and abandoned all thought of work this weekend for a Target shopping trip and a walk in some woods near my apartment.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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wildchild said...

you look adorable. glad you guys had some good qual time after him being gone for those dumb trips :) the natural history museum is one of the most awesome museums i've ever been to. you lucky thing, living in d.c :)

Ki said...

You look very cute! Why are these flats crappy?

modern Suburbanites said...

love your coat! so adorable.
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Annie said...

Love the red with the black & white stripes...very cute!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

skippysays said...

I love this look- so classic and everything just fits you perfectly! Glad you had a day to relax a bit :)
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laura said...

love this outfit ... i've decided i need those pants! (and probably the coat too, for good measure.)

Pamela said...

Is the coat a new purchase? As in, can I go into my H&M today and find it? It's lovely!

Girlie Blogger said...

Cycling explorations are the best. Hope you had a blast.
The sailor ensemble is too cute. Love the top.

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Elaine said...

so cute!!! i love this!!

Chris @ Granola2Glam said...

You pull off red-white-blue so elegantly...
I can't help but look like a 4th of july float. I've got a thing or two to learn from you!

Lauren said...

I want those red pants!!

Emilee Ryser said...

UO flats are so uncomfortable

chillairandperfume said...

I just can't get over how cute those pants are! Love the tunic too.

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What Would a Nerd Wear said...

emilee, ki--tell me about it! the flats are crappy because they're poorly constructed so they keep slipping off your feet. mine haven't held up well, either...they went promptly in the goodwill bin after this weekend's outing.

sophia--i bought the coat last year but i'm almost certain i saw a similar (if not exact) copy at an h&m recently!

Rebecca said...

I like the coat. It looks great with your red pants.

Rachel W. said...

Hooray for happy weekends! Best of luck finishing your chapter draft this week!

The way your scarf and button-down shirt have the same sort of texture and drape is fascinating me. (I'm on a texture kick-- my entire wardrobe is just fine-gauge knits at present, and so boring, so I'm looking for ideas!) Was that deliberate?

Sarah said...

I love the red pants and stripes combo. :) Good luck w/ getting the draft done!

Do you mind if I ask a quick question about thrifting in DC? Do you have any recs for places to go to?

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

rachel--no, not at all (or at least, not consciously). can i take credit anyway? :)

sarah--in the district itself, there's almost no big thrift stores (just a lot of overpriced vintage). occassionally martha's closet (around 14th and V) has some good stuff but it's very haphazard. if you can get to the virginia suburbs just outside the city, that's the way to do it. there are goodwills on every corner and the biggest, best thrift store i've seen--unique thrift--is (i think) in falls church. hope this helps!

adecolife said...

I LOVE the outfit! LOVE LOVE the color of your coat! =) I'm so glad you are enjoying DC it seems like yesterday that we were prepping for the infamous hurricane ;)

Alex

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Elizabeth Lessing said...

The scarf was a Christmas gift from H&M. The shoes were not (luckily). You saw a tornado IMAX movie? I'm so jealous.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

mommala, you're wrong--the white scarf that rachel has was a christmas gift (from me) from h&m. this one i've had since college. it's seen better days--wolfee has chewed all the tassels off. i think you'd like the tornado movie (it's called "tornado alley"--spectacular views of sublime skies).

Susan Borland said...

Loving your outfit, the coat is to die for!! and it's from H&M so I ask the essential question: is it warm?
Love,
SUZE

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

thanks suze--it's warm enough for a midwest fall (i.e. to temperatures in the low 30's). usually i switch it out for my longer down coat when it gets below 30, but this coat is nice for the not-as-cold fall temperatures and is plenty cozy with a sweater underneath even in light snow.

Sarah said...

Haha, I actually live closer to the suburbs. I recently decided to try out thrifting, so I've gone a couple times before (only one place though), but I've never checked out Unique Thrift. Thanks so much!

Sweet Laundry said...

I've been thinking about jumping on the coloured pant bandwagon for some time now but have wanted to think how I would style them first. I think I have been convinced that coloured pants are the way to go and styling them with stripes is a no-brainer. Thanks for this!

Terri said...

I've lived in DC for almost six years, and I still haven't seen all the big museums and tourest attractions. That's the cool thing about this place!
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2ndhandknowledge said...

OOhhh! I love the outfit! Good luck with the chapter draft!

Jen said...

I may have said this before, but I hate red and love you pants. I am having a red hater identity crisis!

-Jen
phdstyle.blogspot.com

Shay H said...

oh my, that's such a cute outfit! i really love your blog. i just graduated from GW in may, and my style is really similar to yours, so its awesome to see what kinds of things you are wearing as an inspiration!

-shay
pebbleinthewater.blogspot.com

Louise, Raspberries In Winter said...

That coat is beautiful!

Megan Joy said...

Forever Stripes!

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