Monday, February 7, 2011


I’m trying to make the best of the fact that it rained ice pellets last week (seriously) with a calming outfit filled with nudes and camel tones against a black backdrop (with a touch of leopard print and some gold sequins).

belt: Target / cardigan: Old Navy / shorts: who knows? / scarf: dude on the street in NYC / coat: H&M

I’m also loving the idea of clothes as decorations – there’s something so bohemian and interesting about a room with spacious windows and a few bits of lacy, delicate, and sheer clothing artfully strewn about.

In other news, the wonderful Fancy Bella has presented me with a blog award! As per the terms of accepting said award, here are 7 facts about me:

I did my Masters work on Queen Anna of Denmark and the roles and representations of women at the Jacobean court

My PhD dissertation (which is currently almost 200 pages long, thank you very much) is entitled “Honor and Reputation Among the Early Modern English Elite, 1530-1630

I am a social historian with a special interest in women and gender

I can read French, Spanish, Italian, and Latin

In order to research my dissertation I spent close to year working in archives in Washington DC, California, and all over England

I love when animals attack movies (Anacondas in a particular favorite)

I am a HUGE coffee drinker…HUGE

Rather than passing this award to any one person, I want to just throw it open to everyone who wants to tell me a little more about themselves because I think you’re all stylish!


Isabel said...

im a huge fan of small touches of leopard like a scarf. love it!

Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

StyleID said...

Yes, that scarf is beautiful ... aren't those the best things you buy? here in Miami we don't have a lot of guys in the street selling cool stuff :(
Cream, gold and black is equal to super stylish look. you can't go wring with that mix specially the way you are wearing them.

Michelle said...

Aww congrats! And that's amazing. I'm so in awe of anyone who can speak several languages.

RB said...

As usual, you are very stylish! I have to say I reallly like that gold, sparkly ring you're wearing on the middle finger. It's fabulous!


Penny Dreadful said...

Leopard counts as a neutral nowadays anyway ;)

laura said...

love! your outfit. and am so envious that you got to go in archives everywhere to research.

Miss Emma Kitty said...

This outfit is perfection ! I Love tan with black and the leopard print and sequins add interest. I Love your facts, you are very smart and accomplished. You should be very proud. I am also a Huge coffee drinker lol.

Marie a la Mode said...

You look really pretty in that first pic especially. I can't believe you can read so many languages!

Away with the fairy's said...

really great look :)

Bonnie said...

You're too smart. You make me feel badly about myself.
Seriously, though, I love learning more about you. I think we would make great friends if we ever saw each other's faces in person.
About Twitter -- I totally don't get it, but I'm giving it a shot. I have no idea how to find anyone. That's why I randomly posted my Twitter name (account? call sign? whatever) on my blog. People can find me. I don't know what I am doing.

Not quite beautiful said...

Your scarf is fab. I adore leopard print.



Kristin said...

It rained here this weekend too! Ugh. I scored myself a leopard scarf though, so there was a bright moment. HAHA. Love yours!

Nnenna said...

Yes, those ice pellets were ridiculous! I love your cardigan- I'm thinking I need one in that color! I am such a cardigan addict! :)

Collette Osuna said...

Gorgeous photos...I love the nudes against the rich are looking haute as ever:)

Stop by and say Hello:)
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Diana Mieczan said...

Really adore your outfit, sweetie and the scarf is really adorable too:) Have a fantastic Monday

shari @ little blue deer said...

Smart AND beautiful! ;) That nude is really flattering with your coloring, good look! XX!

Debby said...

Congrats on your award... loved learning more about you. Not sure what it is but love to see clothes hanging like that too! xo

Jessica Weingarten said...

Great outfit! You can never really go wrong with a combo of camel and black.

And it was nice to learn more about you! Kudos to you for being able to read Latin! I gave up after a semester of it.