Monday, February 6, 2012

Repeat Offender

sunday walk

sunday walk
works cited: gap jeans; ll bean sweater; ralph lauren outlet button-up; h&m scarf; target boots; secondhand jcrew coat from secondi; breda watch

On Sunday, C. and I went for a walk around the neighborhood to enjoy the brief hours of sunshine before the Superbowl. I've come to really like watching sports, especially after playing intramural football in college, which was equally competitive and fun, but yesterday grad student voice* won out and I half-worked while we watched. This jacket has become my new exoskeleton--it's just the right weight for fake winter in DC--because I've barely taken it off in the past week. If wearing the same jacket fifteen days running is wrong, then I don't want to be right.
*You know Grad Student Voice, it's the one that says, "you could be working right now" or "I bet insert X colleague name is working right now." It takes no notice of professional sports schedules, your social life, or your mental health in the name of its mission. Most of the time, I can shut it up with a beer but I'm weakened by the length of my current to-do list.

38 comments:

Shay said...

Hey, I have at least 5 coats, and I wear the same one every day because it just isn't cold enough in DC! (not that you will hear me complaining!) Love the outfit, and love the background and that little orange stick-figure thing next to you!!

xoxox Shay
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Hannah @ Tattoos and Pearls said...

i love these jeans! and it looks like you have an outfit posing partner in this photographs!

-hannah

TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

I love your tee! Awesome outfit!

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Sara said...

this is a really great outfit! and yeah, this has been one weird DC winter!

C said...

Your'e right - school studies take NO note about sports schedules, which is a shame truly! But I was reading my book inbetween the game so it all worked out good :D Haha.

ThePinkMargarita said...

Hi doll! love your photos. so fresh and pretty :)

Xoxo,
Melissa

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Tashia said...

Mustard is a great color for you. Love that scarf!

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anna said...

the jacket looks great! you're right to wear it all the time!

xoxo,
anna

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Liz (26 and Counting) said...

I hear that voice, but I have a tendency to ignore it until it's absolutely impossible. But after a full day of work - school is not always my top priority. Kudos to you for getting some work done - wish I were able to say the same :)

Stephanie said...

I always look forward to your outfits. So well put together. :)

Simply Bike said...

Oh Tania, you can do no wrong in my book! I love the cuffed jeans with the ankle boots, you better believe I'll be pinning this one too :)

And I know Grad Student Voice so well. Sigh. Hope work is going well for you this year! S.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

aw, S, thank you! i'm so flattered.
hope your diss is going well, too. i bet you're zooming toward those deadlines with aplomb!

Mrs. Baker said...

i love the entire outfit!

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modern Suburbanites said...

i LOVE this look!! you look adorable!

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wildchild said...

haha i, too, shut up my [under]grad student voice with a beer or two. or sometimes my friends do it for me. either way, it has to be done. go enjoy life! your work will be there when you come back :)

barefootandvintage said...

stripes, mustard yellow, worn boots, and comfy jeans...? perfect! and ps. i love that you played football...totally unexpected!

Anonymous said...

All my grad student voice ever says is "You will never finish your dissertation" or "You will never get a job." Yours sounds more productive.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

oh, anonymous, that is the chorus of my grad student voice! mine was "productive mean" this weekend, but last week grad student voice made me cry on the steps of the library of congress (embarrassing but true) and wail to a friend over the phone that i would never be smart enough to finish my diss and i'll probably be jobless forever! blech. i wish we could go easier on ourselves...

Lauren said...

I love this! Your hair looks very cute and that scarf is perfect!

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shopruche.com said...

You have such amazing, effortless style! Love the cuffed denim and mustard scarf!

Anonymous said...

Ohh...that voice!! Just remember it could be worse...your senior grad policy paper could be due next week and you are still working on it. Gulp that would be me...speaking of which I better get back to work LOL. Thanks for the break. I definitely love the outfit...can't think about my own outfits till after finals LOL. I envy those of you whom have trimesters...not a big fan of quarters in grad school. Ughhhh

Anonymous said...

PS. Also want to add what happened to snow days and having a least one class cancelled? I loved those catch up days! Winter...you are failing me! Arghhhh....

BiblioMOMia said...

That's the worst one--"I bet X is working now." Ugh. So true.
(PS...You're my "X"--hehee!)
Adore the layers and cuffs, m'dear.

Genie said...

Lol, the Grad Student Voice is telling me to get back to my essays! You look super cute and laid back.

xoxo,
Genie

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Sidewalk Chic said...

Ooh, I am well acquainted with grad school voice too -- hence the reason I was reading case studies during the SuperBowl :) This outfit is really cute, Tania -- I love how you rolled your cuffs over your boots.

chillairandperfume said...

Ooh, I love that scarf! I'm convinced that I NEED a mustard scarf,but I've not found one I like yet. Yours is making me crazy jealous.

xo,
Hannah
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Girlie Blogger said...

We all need exoskeleton jackets like yours. It's comfortable, fitting and pretty.

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Lauren said...

I would wear this outfit in a heartbeat. Love it! Also, I know that voice far too well.... :)

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.Jessica. said...

unfortunately i know grad student voice all too well. she is a pain to shut up most times!

2ndhandknowledge said...

haha! It's okay...I crocheted for a fiber arts class I'm taking and hardly looked up to see the game. I'm not really much of a sports person, but we had friends over so I hung around.

Sarah-Anne said...

if i had a awesome jacket like that i'd totally wear it a bunch! you look so cute wearing it :)

Mica said...

Love that yellow scarf! :)


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What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@anonymous--tell me about it!! DC has had no weather to speak of, it's such a disappointment. i used to wish for inclement weather to get me out of things, but sometimes grad student voice is even more morbid. last year right before my comp exams, i remember thinking "if i broke my leg...or contracted avian flu, i wouldn't have to take this exam right away." so glad i didn't, but there are moments when you are just DESPERATE for more time. hope your paper goes well! i'll think good thoughts for you.

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

I love the mustard scarf paired with that grey jacket. I can hardly wait for it to get cold here in Australia!

Carmen said...

Pair grad student voice with "guilty mom voice" and "I shouldn't have eaten that" voice and you've got a trifecta of pain. That was me last week. I've quieted a few voices this week tho:) love those jeans... Which style og Gap jeans are they?

Anonymous said...

I'm the original anonymous poster reviving a dead thread to say "THANK YOU!" for the story about crying on the steps of the library of congress. I've spent the last 5 months (with 5 more to go) trying to finish my dissertation thousands of miles away from my friends, family and beloved boyfriend and have had so many embarrassing, dissertation related crying incidents! It provides a bit of relief (and maybe hope) to know that I'm not the only one. If you can keep up a killer blog, a dissertation, an online class and a social life in a new city I feel fairly certain that you'll find a way to make dissertation writing and the brutal job market work!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@anonymous (original)--actually thank you! one of the worst parts about feeling bereft and emotional about your dissertation is feeling like you're completely alone in it. when i was crying on the steps the other day, i felt like everyone else had it together and i was the one person who couldn't keep up/couldn't hold it together/wasn't good enough. it makes me feel so much better to hear that i'm not the only one who have those moments. while i know some of my colleagues do, sometimes i still feel like we are trying to impress each other and not share how pathetic we feel sometimes.
anyway, i know how rough it is to write while you're away from friends, family, and boyfriend! it's even more difficult than diss writing usually is. sending good thoughts (and lots of tissues).

A and B said...

Love the boots + stripped t!

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