Saturday, January 15, 2011

How I wore it: Black (and grey) Swan

 Today being Saturday, it was - of course - Date Night. It was really nice to put on some clothes because I may or may not have spent the day in a fleece bathrobe. I may or may not have even not made the bed! Crazy times.

I'm tired, y'all. This might be the first time in about a year or two that I've left the house without making my bed.

So I wasn't really ... inspired in my outfit choices today. I had the bottom of the outfit planned okay (and that stayed on), but my tops went through some changes. I wanted to wear one of my husband's shirts and look adorably gamine-like in a grey plaid men's shirt. But I keep forgetting that I'm significantly smaller than my husband. Instead of "skinny model wearing a man's shirt that's perfectly tailored to look slightly schlubby on her slender frame," when I looked in the mirror it was more of a "Chalkdust wears her big brother's shirt. Again." Not happening. So then I pulled on my David Bowie t-shirt. Nope. So I went boring:

Isn't jaundice tragic?

Black and grey with my new boots! Will wonders never cease?! But in fun news, it's the first time wearing my new Fryes with non-black leggings. Um ... revolutionary? 

Yeah, sorry, folks. I got nothing. But I was comfy and felt happy in an outfit with many tried-and-true elements. 

So we ended up seeing 'Black Swan.' I'm still thinking about what I thought of it. But I'll tell you one thing: I'm really happy I never wanted to be a ballerina as a child. 

Striped sweater: Banana Republic, remixed
Black top: Tony, a boutique in Old City Philadelphia, remixed
Grey jeggings: HUE, via Lord and Taylor, remixed
Crimson boots: Frye Shirley OTKs, gift from husband, via, remixed

PS - A school in which I'm kind of interested contacted me! I'll be speaking on the phone with some sort of dean tomorrow. 


  1. Those boot are of course lovely!
    I think it's perfectly fine to stick with tried and true pieces. And you know how I feel about this awesome sweater.
    Good luck with the school! Whoot!

  2. Thank you! I'm getting a little nervous because the school has a great reputation...

  3. Nothing can look bad with this sweater and boots. I'm just throwing that out there.
    I have a hard time getting away from my fav pieces as well, but who cares?! They make me feel good.
    Hopefully your dream job will fall in your lap tomorrow! (That would be about as kick ass as your boots)

  4. Thanks, Miss B! I think sometimes as an amateur "fashion blogger," I'm worried about falling into a rut, but hey - my favorite clothes are my favorite clothes, right?

    Thanks for the good wishes! We'll see how the phone call goes. It's not QUITE my dream job, but ... it's pretty awesome.

  5. Every time you post that sweater, I love it more and more!
    I'm on the fence about seeing Black Swan. It's finally coming to my small town, and I think I don't have the guts to see it!

  6. the boots are beautiful! Occasionally, I will go without making my bed and it troubles let's me know that something is out of kilter.

    Really curious to hear your impressions of Black Swan.

  7. Terri - I feel the same way about the bed thing! It just shows how tired/lazy I was yesterday...

    As for 'Black Swan'... I don't know. There were definitely parts where I couldn't look at the screen and/or actually felt queasy watching it. I thought the build-up was quite good, but that the actual story was quite predictable. It was a fun movie to see but I don't understand how it's award-worthy...

  8. Those boots are stellar!

    I am a compulsive bed-maker. I can't sleep in an unmade bed.

  9. ... While my husband, on the other hand, would be content to live in a mountain of sheets and comforter.

  10. I think your outfit is great! That's a great cardi/sweater. It's a great length for leggings. That was a lot of 'greats'. I just discovered your blog (I think). I look forward to hearing about school. So many bloggers working on Master's, I think you're the first I've seen working on a PhD. Awesome! And, great :D

    Come join the Fashion Blog Flash Mob!

  11. Hi! Thank you! Quite a few of the bloggers I link to are Ph.D. students or have completed them and are professors. Take a look - they're great! I hope you stick around!