Friday, March 2, 2012

Transitions

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transition

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works cited: gap sweater; j. crew skirt; blowfish flats; breda watch; bag from NPR (long live radiolab); earrings from a stall at eastern market

Like a lot of people, I'm getting a little tired of my winter clothes so I went digging in my storage bins to see if my summer clothes could enliven the stuff I've been wearing all winter long. I really like the look of white on white (a la this photo) especially with the juxtaposition of a winter knit and a summer skirt. This has been a busy week and I'm really looking forward to the weekend--I'm planning on going for a fancy cocktail at the cozy Tabard Inn if the weather is dreary and spending my hard-earned pennies at Kramer Books (come across any good books lately?). I hope you have a great weekend!

48 comments:

Rebecca said...

I hope you have a great weekend, too! I love the white on white. :)

And your earrings are beautiful!

Beth said...

Hey, what shade is on your nails? It's so pretty!

Jess said...

i'm usually a quiet reader, but i have to say i love this look.

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

Pretty coral-y nail polish color, what is it?

Erin
http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

Sequins said...

The white on white looks super cute I've been trying to figure out how to layer my summer clothes with articles that actually keep me warm as well, so I totally get the feeling.

I needed a break from Mahan's Naval History book, so I picked up Tom Robbins' Jitterbug Perfume on a whim, and it's reading very quickly but very well. My boyfriend and I have also been reading My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me together. Which is a pretty fantastic way to spend an evening.

Shana W. said...

I also would love to know your nail color! It looks perfect for early spring.

Sara said...

Tabard Inn is indeed cozy-- the food is delightful as well.

Kenzie and Maddy said...

This is so cute! I'm loving the cozy sweater with those leopard flats!!!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

for those who asked, the nail polish is essie's cute as a button.
thanks for your kind words!!

Danielle said...

I'm reading The Tiger's Wife. Gorgeous writing and storytelling. Have you read it? I can hardly believe she's only in her 20s.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

danielle--i haven't read it either but i also couldn't believe she is such a young writer! i've heard good things about it (and i've picked it up literally every time i've been in a bookstore and wondered if i should buy it)--would you recommend it?

Elizabeth said...

I love the white-on-white! I'm doing something similar today-- but only on top and paired with jeans.

I'd love to see what your closet looks like. How do you keep it organized? I completely forget pieces that I have sometimes!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@elizabeth--sounds so pretty! i love a range of whites together. there is a picture of my closet here:

http://instaview.me/124470407535912420_8028704/

i do what a lot of people do, organize by type (top, skirt, dress) and within them, by color. then my sweaters are folded (or more often, crammed) in some shelves under my hanging tops, and i keep knits and jeans in a dresser in the bedroom. it's not very exciting but it works for me.

MrsLord said...

I'm in love with your shoes.
Happy Friday
xo
thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

Karen said...

Love the sweater/skirt combo - such a cute outfit!

xox,
karen

www.rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

Haley Rogers said...

This might by my favorite outfit of yours. ever. so comfy, love the green and obsessed with leopard flats.
xoxo Haley

Haley Rogers said...

This might by my favorite outfit of yours. ever. so comfy, love the green and obsessed with leopard flats.
xoxo Haley

Mollie @ Jennings Brae Bank Farm said...

Just downloaded a bunch of Radiolab for my time in airports and on planes this weekend. I'm really excited for them!

Linley said...

Man I love this look! I might need to go shopping just to recreate it. You look great!

Andrea said...

I'm happy that you have storage bins too :) I feel like I have way too much clothing and its nice to learn I'm not some crazy hoarder. Although i'm not in a locale that participates in that thing called the change of seasons, I'm enjoying seeing these lovely spring-like outfits of late :) Very pretty!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@andrea--ha, i hate to disappoint but christopher and i keep just one large storage bin in the closet of out-of-season clothes, so i went digging through my summer things. soon i'll switch them out and pack up all the wool. but fear not! i am a hoarder in other ways--i cannot get rid of a book to save my life!

rebecca said...

i love that you half tuck in your sweaters too. high five.

Danie at Pasadya said...

Beautiful skirt!!

Gray Skies said...

I just finished reading "The Black Book" by Orhan Pamuk. It's a pseudo-detective novel, but very intellectual and introspective. I loved it!

Mrs. Baker said...

i love the shoes with this outfit!

Sarah-Anne said...

I absolutely LOVE this outfit. Love tell ya.

Jessica said...

Two books I've been recommending this month:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

Rebecca from See Me Rwar said...

I must say, this is one of my favorite outfits of yours! I love the tuck of the chunky sweater and this skirt is just so lovely!

See Me Rwar

Hannah said...

Oooooh I love the white-on-white! I constantly rock black-on-black, but some how had never thought to try it's counterpart. The leopard flats and bright nails finish it perfectly.

A weekend spent buying books/reading sounds fabulous. Maybe I will finally get around to checking out my local library this weekend!

Kate said...

Great look! I really like the chunky sweater and earrings.

Patricia said...

Well I don't know what kind of books you particularly enjoy but I recently read Kurt Vonnegut's Jailbird and it was my favourite yet of him (one of my favourite authors). Although since it's older maybe you've already read it. Other than that the best book i've read recently was Justice by Michael Sandel but it's not really fiction, haha. (recommended if you enjoy political philosophy)

sarah marie p said...

Love this look! I might have to try and recreate it!

And the leopard print shoes are too cute. Do they run true to size?

amanda said...

super love this whole look. the leopard flats are adorbs.
I am so over winter - it snowed again yesterday. le ugh :)

shopruche.com said...

We're loving the white on white look. What a great way to transition into spring and summer. :)

xo,
Ruche

amber said...

You look very pretty with your hair like this and in your winter-spring whites. Drink the crap out of that Fancy Cocktail for me! :)

Nicole said...

radiolab is the best program on the air! I've listened to allll of them. so psyched that you're a fan :) annnnd cute outfit :)
http://roccitystyle.blogspot.com/

Diana said...

I adore those leopard print flats! They add a nice flair to the understated colours of the rest of the outfit, and together they achieve a nice balance.

I recently read a less canonical novel by Wilkie Collins: Heart and Science. It was enjoyably dramatic with a vivisection-practicing scientist thrown in!

kb said...

you are going to LOVE tabard inn!

Sarah-Maria said...

That sweater and skirt look great. You have a really refreshing style.

Livia M said...

I always recommend Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. Outlander is the first book. It involves a nurse in 1945 who goes on a second honeymoon with her husband to Scotland after the Second World War. On a walk she steps through a crack in a circle of standing stones and is transported back 200 years. Very fun series!

Alexis said...

Your skirt is so cute! Enjoy your weekend!

Thrifted Shift said...

Your hair is so pretty today! I wish I had a book rec for you, but I haven't finished a book since I started blogging! Ergh! Hoping to work on that this weekend!

hellolibbydear said...

I love the monochromatic sweater and skirt. You look so springy and fresh!

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Danielle said...

Re The Tiger's Wife - Yes, I'd definitely recommend it! The book is a little hard to describe, but I will say that it's structured in a series folk tales that are fantastic and magical and beautiful.

Bad Taste Toast said...

Lovely sweater and skirt! I love the leo flats with all the nude colours!

Mica said...

Love the neutral outfit, with the fun leopard print shoes! :)


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What Would a Nerd Wear said...

for those who asked--yes, these flats run true to size! and they are super comfortable.

grace said...

ooo i love this outfit. that sweater looks so cozy and like the perfect transition piece from winter to spring!

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