Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Eavesdropper

green&yellow

green&yellow
works cited: j. crew sweater, tee, belt and world's scratchiest wool tights; ruche skirt; flats c/o blowfish; coat from jeremy's in berkeley; freshly picked striped bag; fossil earrings

One of my blog-related new year's resolutions is to be a little more daring with color. I wear and love a lot of neutrals but it feels fun once in a while to mix brights, especially during the darker days of winter. Today I'm taking my brightly-dressed self to the coffee shop to prep my syllabus for classes next week (I'm teaching another online class, which I've talked a teeny bit about here) and to eavesdrop on various strangers' interesting conversations about the upcoming election at neighboring tables.

57 comments:

Rebecca said...

I love these brights together! That crinkly skirt is so cute. I passed one up at Goodwill the other day because the zipper wasn't working. :(

What do you teach online?

Chloe Marie said...

These colours look so good together! Glad you're experimenting with colour cause it gives me tons of inspiration. Hope you have a good day at the coffee shop, eavesdropping and people watching are some of my favourite activities.

talley said...

You dressed in a few of my favorite things (mustard and teal and leopard, oh my!) and i just noticed your coat! Is it by Tulle? Because if so, we have the same one! If not, they're ridiculously similar!!

Ki said...

What a gorgeous colour combination! Love your skirt! :)

Mary said...

Noted: do not buy wool tights from J. Crew. :) I love the idea of dressing brightly during gloomy weather, and I love your outfit!

LNR said...

love the mustard and the hunter green; happy syllabus week, I'm in the same boat!

FlyingPurpleHippos.com said...

You're so adorable!

Raych said...

Mustard and Green is one of my favorite color combos! Lookin good!

Harley said...

love it. these colors suit you really well!

stephanie said...

Love that skirt! You look great in that color :)

Kultur und Stil said...

wow i love this outfit! i also made the resolution to wear more colors ;-)
xxx Anita

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@rebecca--i'm just teaching a writing course. it's pretty much the same one i taught when i was at the university, but now i'm doing their pilot online program.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@talley--no, the coat is jcrew or jcrew factory i think (not totally sure, the tag is mangled). jeremy's sells overstocks/slightly-damaged clothes from retailers and designers, so i picked it up there a few years ago.

Chandra said...

That's a great outfit for syllabus writing. I've been writing mine in my pjs...

Bettina said...

Pretty! My own new year's resolution regarding my wardrobe is called "Project No More New Grey and Black Clothes For My Work Wardrobe", so this is a nice bit of inspiration.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@bettina--ha, it's a hard thing, isn't it? i'm probably gray's number 1 fan, it seems to end up even in my most colorful outfits

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

Haha people watching (and listening) is one of my favorite things! (guess that makes me super creepy...)

Very pretty skirt!

-Erin
http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com/

kb said...

i did some awesome people watching there last week. a couple had just gotten engaged! and then spent the next 20 minutes trying to figure out how to tweet about it :)

PoorClarinetist said...

I hope to be more brave with colors too! I decided to start off my new year with a whole bunch of brand new and very colorful scarves to incorporate into my wardrobe! :)

Alicia Michelle said...

so cute! I love those colors together! And I LOVE that skirt!

DiamondsandTulle said...

I love love love your resolution and this outfit combo is perfection! I must follow suit because you make it look so good!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

jana said...

i have this skirt, and i think it's amazing. the colour can really play off of other colours, both neutrals and brights. i love it.
:)

Chris @ Granola2Glam said...

I love Jeremy's in Berkeley- did you get that recently?

Carrie said...

Love these bright colors together! :)

Susan Borland said...

So cute! Good luck teaching your class and eavesdropping political conversations. love the skirt!

Rebecca Jane said...

I love this colour combo! So pretty.

FutureLint said...

I'm wearing the same green and yellow today! And what a classic coat!

Celynne said...

Love! The green and yellow go so well together... and it helps those are my favourite colours. They look good on you.

Casey said...
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Genie said...

I really like this color combo, I never would have thought that these two would have gone so nicely together!

xoxo,
Genie

www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Lovely skirt! And the colours actually work really well together here...be brave! xXx

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Frannie Pantz said...

Yay for all the colors! This is a wonderful bloggy resolution and you have done wonderfully at it today. I am glad to know that you are going to be sticking around here (or at least I hope so)!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@casey--i hadn't! will you tell me?

@frannie--aw thanks, i'm glad you're sticking around too :)

Ani said...

What a great challenge to yourself. You're already starting off strong with this outfit. It is so bold and yet still very much your style. Love it!

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Anonymous said...

I really like the skirt. I want a similar one, a little shorter in kind of a dusty rose color, but they're just so difficult to find!

Emily said...

love this color combo! i am a huge fan of mustard right now, and i love the contrast in fabric textures, too.

AltaAnn said...

OH I love this! The colors are fantastic together! Way to break out of the mold and try something new.

Carly Cram said...

I love that coat!

Terri said...

Those colors look amazing together! I wish I had a skirt that color so I could steal this from you!
http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

Katha Strophe said...

Aw, it's one of my resolutions, too!
I really love your colour combination, the skirt is amazing.

Ashley Nicole said...

I'm in love with your outfit! The skirt is so AMAZING I want to steal it from your closet. ;-)

~Ashley
Bramblewood Fashion

wildrosesinfaith said...

That skirt is fabulous! I am in love with those pleats! Your blog is really cute, I've really enjoyed it.

Court Collects said...

Great skirt!

megannielsen said...

That skirt is so rad!!! I totally love it on you!!! ps. YAY you're home!!!!

Raquelita said...

I really like the green and yellow together.

The Eye Behind the Detail said...

Love all those colors together. It looks great and that bag is so cute.

Jenn said...

You did an awesome job with the colors! I love the coat too!

Cassi said...

I've totally been eyeing that skirt at Ruche and now you've got me hooked! I just love the color!

Mica said...

You picked great brights to wear together, love them :)

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Sweet Laundry said...

Oh gosh, I am so guilty of wearing too many neutrals and not enough brights. I tried, but just can't do it. It's like I'm being someone I'm not. But good for you for brightening things up because you look great! I will just have to get my bright colour fix through you :)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@sweet laundry--i know exactly what you mean! i am still a neutrals-girl at heart, i definitely feel at home in them :)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@chris--sorry to be late to this comment! no, i did not get the coat recently. it's probably about 5 years old. i know jeremey's still sells lots of great coats, especially starting around february

Lyndsay! said...

I love the green and yellow together, Tania!

-Lyndsay
http://craftanista.blogspot.com/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/lsenerch

Julie said...

That skirt is awesome! Great color and shape!

Annie said...

You are rockin' the color! These 2 colors look great together, and that is such a lovely skirt.

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Hilary Nicole said...

Such a cute skirt.. I love it! Have a great day!

XX Hilary
http://thehippinista.blogspot.com/

2ndhandknowledge said...

OOH. I like your skirt! I also like the yellow-green color combo!

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