Sunday, July 3, 2011

#2: Book Smarts vs. Street Smarts

Today has been an incredibly lazy Sunday-- just lying around eating, watching bad TV, playing video games, and snuggling with cats. I only got out of my pajamas (see below for proof) to make a quick run to the grocery store for some spaghetti and salad for dinner.

SHIRT Denim Button-Up, Jessica London | SHORTS Black Denim Cut-Offs, Old Navy | SHOES The Exie Sandal, Sam Edelman | GLASSES Prescription Green Glasses, Vintage @ Fabulous Fanny's in East Village NYC | NECKLACE Handmade Ohio Pendant, Tiger Tree Columbus | LIPSTICK Schiap, NARS

I call this look "book smarts vs. street smarts" because I think those two polar opposites meet in this outfit. The "book smarts" come from a classic button up shirt and a pair of thick vintage glasses. The "street smarts" come from my studded/spiked Sam Edelman sandals and bright pink NARS lipstick. I also think that book smart and street smart is a great way to describe the youth of NYC: bright, educated, and well-versed about this hugely complex city. Maybe someday I will be amongst them!

While I've been inspired by the hot weather and lack of central air in my apartment to put on short shorts, I've also been inspired by the many fashion bloggers I've been reading to find the confidence to don these short shorts. I'm really happy with the way I look in them (really starting to love my legs!) and wasn't sweating the length (literally and figuratively). What clothes make you feel confident?


  1. Ummm, why wasn't I following you yet?
    You are gorgeous.

  2. LOVE your lipstick, the color is genius. I've been scouring everywhere for that exact shade!!

    btw, you.are.beautiful :)

  3. Love you sandals! Most Definitely following.

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE that lipstick on you!! I am so excited to see the "nerdy" glasses in a different color (than black) and one that compliments your hair perfectly! You are rocking this look girl! Kiah

  5. OMG, I wanted those sandals and somehow I didn’t buy them…love them! You look comfy chic in this outfit and the green glasses are too cute…Gotta follow you so I can watch these sandals…LOL