Monday, January 23, 2012

A Case of the Mondays

monday

monday

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works cited: ll bean dress; somewhat baggy gap sweater; hue tights (always more than half off at tjmaxx or other discount stores); steve madden boots; coat and scarf from h&m; bicycle tote from etsy; anthro earrings also found at eastern market; knee socks from target

This weekend was blissful and relaxing, so I'm feeling unusually restored to face off with a pile of articles that's currently knee-deep and a forecast of freezing rain (I'll have you know, this is not the egg mcmuffin of weather). This outfit is actually recycled from my holiday travels, when I wore it just about every other day. Sweater tights, a thick cotton dress, and cable knits were perfect for long flights but turns out they do the trick for a day hunched over my books at Tryst, too.

32 comments:

Rebecca said...

This looks sooo comfortable.

And now I want to watch Office Space...

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

Adorable.

Jean said...

I also have that sweater, and it did become strangely baggy after one wear. Hm. Still cute, though!

Anonymous said...

really lovely!

This is such a perfect Monday/lots of schoolwork/cute but comfy look.

Hope you have a great week!
Natalie

Elise said...

This is so cute! I was just thinking about pairing a looser top with a summer-y dress to make it more weather appropriate. But I have to say, I have this same Gap sweater and it continues to confound me. You've had some good inspiration lately (I loved - and recreated - the layered-with-plaid-button-up look), but it just seems to stretch out so much with each wear! I'm tempted to put it in the dry for a few minutes just to get things under control. Overall, kind of oddly proportioned, especially in the sleeves, but you're making it work. Great Monday outfit!

P.S. cute socks - you have the best knee sock collection.

Elise said...

P.P.S. I meant the sweater is oddly proportioned, not you or your outfit :-) - just something I've noticed since owning it, nothing that comes across in pics.

Georgia said...

Oooooh you look so good :) when i have a case of the modays it looks takes the form of jeans and a hoodie with me clutching a coffee like it is the most important thing in the world!!!!
you look fab!!!

georgia
xxxxxx

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@elise--oh my gosh, me too! no offense taken, of course, i know just what you mean. i am thinking of getting it taken in in the waist or something to stop the sag. i kind of knew it might be coming with a cotton sweater from the gap, but i'm still irritated when i put it on and it sags!

Santina said...

Sweater tights! I've not pulled mine out once all winter. This SF winter is so mild that I haven't had a chance to pull out many of my cold weather favorites. Not that I'm complaining...

I love your cozy layers! And, yeah, Mondays...blah. I usually try to dress in something that feels like pajamas. Comfy is best on Monday!

Jenn said...

I love this cozy look! Good luck with the articles! :) I need to get some sweater tights.

Angela said...

This is a great look; better yet, one that I can recreate! I own the same dress, socks, similar somewhat baggy gap sweater, similar steve madden boots, similar tights. Thanks for the outfit inspiration! :)

jackie mae said...

what a perfect Monday outfit! Looks super cute and comfy :)

Rachel said...

Love the stripes!

Genie said...

I find the stripes against the cable knit very intriguing. I like how it's unique and casual.

xoxo,
Genie

www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

Ani said...

Love the outfit so very much!!

modern Suburbanites said...

love this look, so cozy!

www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

Drew said...

Love the layers, Your boots are so perfect!
wonderful blog!
~Drew
http://openendedfashion.blogspot.com/

Molly said...

I love the socks peeking out of your boots!

Melina said...

wonderful cold-weather outfit! I've been loving the sweater/dress layering lately!

-Melina
The Caffeinated Closet

Casey said...

Very cute :)

Which steve madden boots are those?? I just love them!!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

cute tote bag! and i love those steve madden boots!

his_girl_friday said...

Lovely dress! Great layers.

Court said...

This looks so comfortable!

Simply Bike said...

love the cozy look of this, and, of course, the bike tote!! :)

S

Katie said...

this outfit is adorable! love the dress under the sweater! and I have those socks in red/white. :)

Girlie Blogger said...

Cute sweater. Looks so comfy.
www.thegirlieblog.com

Annie said...

Love the layering of the sweater over the dress - so cute!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Sehar Bique said...

I really Love all your outfits so very much!!
Simple, clean and elegant!
XX

nitika said...

The outfit looks very comfy yet stylish : )

6 o'clock Inspiration said...

cute style!!
love your outfits!
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Sarah said...

So cute! I have that dress and was just today wondering if I could somehow transition it to a winter look. This is great inspiration!

H said...

Ok you are officially one of my new favorite fashion blogs. I love that you look so much like you know what you're doing, but you're not citing shoes from insane designers, and you aren't an ill-looking toothpick with 12-year-old boy hips. :) Love this outfit in particular.

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