Saturday, January 8, 2011

How I wore it: the return of Date Night

Today, after a long day of lazing around and doing other things (like napping), my husband and I went out for dinner and drinks. We had had more elaborate plans, but it was snowing pretty hard (or so it looked from our window) and our plan to have a long, brisk walk from the subway station to the original planned restaurant seemed a little silly. We decided instead to go to a nearby restaurant that has a gluten-free menu (and it was so charming when we walked outside that we ended up walking there and back anyway. Yay snow! ... for now.)

Because we'd planned for the first Date Night of 2011 for a few days, I knew that I wanted to wear the new Fryes (btw, I had another Frye dream last night. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!). I went with an old favorite combo, thinking that the burgundy boots would look great with my favorite color palette (take that, Boston Metro!):

Believe it or not (ha!), I really liked this look. As you know, I love all the elements of this outfit - the leggings, the tunic, and, of course, the cardigan - and I'm glad that it looked so nice with the dramatic boots.

At this point, I've only worn these boots with black leggings and I think it's time to graduate to another type of outfit. I just don't know what yet. I don't own very short skirts and I don't think these boots would look great with hems that cover them a little. Unless I fold them, which is an option. Decisions, decisions... Any suggestions, people?

So in other news, I decided to take a little more of a proactive role in my own future. While I'm happily working on my dissertation this year, I don't really know what I'll be doing once the summer/dissertation ends. I decided to send out applications and e-mail old contacts in the chance that I might be teaching high school again next year. My most recent dream is to work in a foreign language bookstore, but, y'know, teaching Spanish might be good, too. I just think it's good to have all my options open, y'know?

... But in the meantime, if any of you have the inside scoop on a Sanskrit-teaching job, hook me up, mmkay?

Striped cardigan: Banana Republic, remixed
Grey tunic: American Apparel, remixed
Black leggings: HUE, by way of Lord and Taylor, remixed
Red boots: Frye (gift from husband), by way of, remixed


  1. I'll look for a Sanskirt-teaching job for you if you look for a zoo/aquarium interpretive and exhibit development job for me. Deal?

    And no shame in dreams about gorgeous boots. Last night my dream included caterpillars and cottage cheese, so at least you're winning there.

  2. Um, wow to your dream. And we TOTES have a deal!

  3. I was thinking before that if you got nuts you could pull off the red boots with the teal leggings. But I agree, it would be hard to wear these babies with a skirt.

    I will keep my ear out for you, but seeing as I work at Redneck university in Hickville and they think that anyone not speaking English is unamerican I don't see it working out. :(

  4. no demand for Sanskrit at my community college I'm afraid. Like you, I have been struggling to learn to style my new Frye's, although mine are just below the knee. Have bought a pair of leggings (out of my comfort zone) and a shorter skirt to experiment with. I like your boots with these black leggings.

  5. Heh, thanks for checking (and for the kind words)! Since leggings are a relatively new phenomenon for me, I still think it's fresh and exciting to wear them with boots, although ... I do it a lot now.

  6. Great outfit - and I LOVE the cardigan!

    Burgundy can look really awesome with a muted olive green. I'd stick with the leggings, but you can always pair them with a really short dress. Something tunic-length but more structured than a tunic, y'know?

  7. KAAAAATE (I had a dream we were all in Philly together)!

    Thanks for the advice - I also think that a really short dress would be the way to go with these boots, but ... I don't have a really short dress. Are you saying I need to go shopping? :)

  8. Ummm... that cardigan is yummy! I adore it! The neutral colors are so fun to play with and the shape is divine! What a great find!
    And, thanks so much for swinging by my blog! I'm glad to make another fashionable friend!

  9. Awww, thanks! And thanks for coming by! I'm a big fan of yours!

  10. I know about a bajillion people doing Sanskrit related things (I go to a school with serious love for South Asia) and I'd be happy to keep my eyes open for you. What sort of job are you after? Let me know the details!

    Have you thought of trying those boots with shorts? I think they'd look great and would allow you to still keep the short hem without going all booty-flashing on the world. :)

  11. Because of stalkerishly reading your blog and knowing my field, I know what school you probably go to! Sanskrit teaching, please! :-)

    I've actually thought of wearing these boots with shorts and I think that'll be my next attempt! I'm glad to see great minds thinking alike!