Friday, January 13, 2012

Museum Going

museum going  
museum going  
museum going
works cited: thrifted button-up; secondhand sweater (from mars in berkeley, when i was in high school); megan nielsen skirt; hue tights from filene's basement's going out of business sale; dansko clogs; h&m coat

I wasn't so sure about this outfit until Christopher told me the blocks of color reminded him of a Rothko painting. Then I was sold. And it seemed a fitting reference for today, when I'm meeting Amy at one of the Smithsonians, to remedy my dissertation/DC loneliness. Us workers-from-home have to stick together!
P.S. Thank you SO much to those of you who left comments yesterday with hair-suggestions. I devoured them and they were incredibly helpful! If you're looking for volume suggestions, the comments on yesterday's post are an encyclopedia of amazing suggestions.


41 comments:

Woosey said...

I love them shoes and that skirt is really cute. HAHA yeh you do look like Rothko painting :) x

Rebecca said...

Oh, wow. I would've never made that connection on my own -- but, yeah, you do look like a Rothko.

Mica said...

Love that cardi, it's so cute! :) really nice colours in your outfit.


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Ness Pas said...

Love this outfit—especially that cardigan. It's darling! And, like Rebecca, I never would have connected the dots on my own, but you definitely look like a Rothko. Nice catch, mister.

The Jones said...

I just love Megan's designs...they are so flattering and easy to wear, but so cute! Love the sweater you've styled it with...very "girl next door" 1950s look! Darling.

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Genie said...

I'm lovin the trench layered over the skirt, it looks really cool!

xoxo,
Genie

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MrsLord said...

I love this look! Have fun at the Smithsonian! I'm about an hour outside of DC but know the area well if you're ever feeling adventurous!

xo
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Shay said...

Yay Smithsonian! I work there, so if you ever need some insider tips, I'm happy to share!

modern Suburbanites said...

love the cardigan! so adorable.

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Terri said...

The Smithsonians are AMAZING! If you haven't been, National History and Natural History are really cool. I get lonely in DC, too, it's great that you get the chance to go out. Have fun!
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Frannie Pantz said...

This is such a cute look! I love all the colors. I was absolutely no help yesterday. I have curly hair that won't hold a curl. What the what? Anyway, I think I'll go back and read some of the comments and try my hand at "waves" as well!

Laura Klenda said...

How fun! I'd love to be at a Smithsonian today instead of cooped up working.

Can I just say you have the best collection of coats?

Ki said...

You look great! I do love the colours in the outfit and your shoes are pretty awesome :)

No Guilt Fashion said...

Perfect look for museum strolling.

Emma said...

Cute outfit! Glad to see you're fully embracing the use-more-color resolution :)

Hannah Monty said...

I love that skirt! I have a pair of blue/red polka dotted heels that have needed a skirt just like that for years. Unfortunately, I've been unable to find one :(

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

Do you really?! What do you do there? I'd be thrilled to get insider tips!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

Ha I know! I feel a little 50's today all I need is a poodle skirt :)

Elizabeth said...

I really love the Megan Nielsen skirt! You know, I am beginning to think that maybe Rothko was the king of color blocking...

BiblioMOMia said...

So fun to wander around airplanes with you today, my dear! We will stick together, that's for sure--that's to the cure for a serious case of the lonelies!

PS...I may or may not be trolling Zappos right now in search of Danskos like yours...just saying...

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@amy--ha, they are the most comfortable shoes ever! someone just told me they looked orthopedic :) but my feet are in such comfort heaven that i could overlook anything, i just lurve them.

Ani said...

Love Rothko! That Megan Nielsen skirt is quite enviable. It seems incredibly versatile. I know this is super random, but how do you keep such a tiny figure? Is it just genetics or do you work out, eat healthy, etc.?

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What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@ani--yes, the skirt is awesome! as for the other question, i think it is 1/3 good genes, 1/3 trying to eat veggies and fruits, and 1/3 the way i dress that tries to flatter certain parts of myself.

C said...

So cute! Love the little buttons on that skirt : )

Lori said...

I absolutely adore this outfit, especially the detail on the cardi. It is very americana.
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Jenn said...

Love the two colors together!

AmeliaB said...

Oh *sigh* that is a wonderful color combination. :)

budgetgradstudent said...

I love the Smithsonians! Which one did you go to?

TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

Love the color combo! you look great :)

2ndhandknowledge said...

I like this color combo! The cardigan is very cute.

Make sure you spend HOURS...DAYS in the art museums! I love the Smithsonians.

miss george said...

Ah! That's my dream red skirt! Have been hunting for one like this for months. I love it paired with the sweet, sweet cardigan - the embroidery is delicious!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i looove the cut of that skirt! so cute!

Kelsey said...

This is just too precious. I love how often you wear dresses/skirts! Often, I feel like I'm getting strange looks for wearing dresses and skirts instead of boring slacks or jeans, and you inspire me to continue wearing them!

Love your blog! I frequently pin your outfits to Pinterest.

Bad Taste Toast said...

Your looks alaways are so effortlessly cute! I love the simple combo of shirt, cardi and skirt here! Lovely!

Carla GS said...

You are adorable! I especially loved your/Christopher's Rothko reference. Gotta love those Abstract Expressionists! xo

Sweet Laundry said...

What a compliment. I wish someone would tell me my outfit looks like a Rothko painting! That skirt is so cute!

Katya said...

The colors looks great together! And what a great compliment from Christopher, not everyday does a girl get compared to amazing paintings ;)

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Shay said...

i work in collections documentation on the database :). let me know what you'd like to know!

xoxox shay
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Molly said...

I love red and blue clothing combos! It's so classic, but still bright and sunny.

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What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@budget grad--we went to the air and space, and it was awesome.

This Confetti Life said...

Love this outfit! So cute!

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