Thursday, January 13, 2011

How I wore it: prep and edge

Dudes, I went sledding today! It was the second time in my life that I'd ever done it (the first was a couple of years ago, in CT)! And it was super fun. And cold-inducing. After spending the morning careening down a steep hill in my hard-core cold-weather running gear (PLUS fleece, PLUS down jacket, PLUS hat), I kind of wanted to look presentable for my evening tutoring session:

The genesis of this outfit came from the fact that I wanted to wear my blue jeggings. Because of the weather, I knew I wanted to wear the hardiest boots I own at the moment, which are my blue Fryes. For some reason, everything else came rather organically - I thought that a preppy button-down under a preppy sweater-vest might work and, hey - it did! As usual, as soon as I emerged into the living room wearing two articles of Brooks Brothers clothing, my husband exclaimed that I looked great. I'm telling you, people - prep looks good on me. Dammit. Good thing I own tough (blue) boots. 

The other area which I fancied up was my accessory selection. I've been wearing my new-ish hoop earrings a lot recently, especially as I've been craving simple silver hoops for some time - I think they go with almost everything and so far, that's turned out to be true. With all the blue clothes (everything except for my sweater), I decided to go with sapphire accents: fancy!

See? Nothing says classy like sapphires and diamonds (and sterling silver)! The ring I introduced some time ago, and the eye necklace was my 29th birthday present from my husband. Sparkly! 

So there you go, people. That was my Thursday!

Hello, errant lock of hair!

Black sweater vest: gift from mom via Brooks Brothers, remixed
Button-down shirt: gift from mom, via Brooks Brothers, remixed
Blue jeggings: HUE, by way of Lord and Taylor, remixed
Blue boots: Frye Veronica Slouches, by way of, remixed
Silver hoop earrings: TJ Maxx, remixed
Sapphire eye necklace: gift from husband, via Edelweiss store in Athens, remixed
Sapphire ring: gift from parents, remixed


  1. You're right, you do look good in preppy. Why fight it? Go to the dark side.

    I kid, I kid...

    The jewlery is beautiful...simple and classy. How lucky are you to get those as gifts?

  2. You do look good in preppy! The boots definitely add a little rock and roll though. I'm a sucker for sapphires. My engagement ring, which I picked out myself after the engagement happened, has a sapphire.

  3. Thanks, guys! My family is very, very nice to me.

  4. I love, love, love those boots. So awesome with your preppy outfit!

  5. Thanks, E-Jo! I'm really starting to appreciate the boots' silhouette now that I've jumped on the leggings train...

  6. Really like the Brooks Brothers and the mix with the boots.

  7. I tend to associate sweater vests with football coaches, but you are really rocking this one here!

  8. Thanks, Terri! When I was younger, I tended to try punch up every "nice" piece of clothing so that it would be more rock. I guess I couldn't resist.

    Thanks, LHdM! I wish there were a better term than "sweater vest," no?