Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Shopping my closet: spring trends

Since I have a shopping diet, I can't really follow the spring trends. But since they often repeat themselves, I can find them already in my closet. I've had this military styled skirt for a while now, and it's difficult to figure out if it's OK for less casual settings. It's made of a beautiful, somewhat heavier brushed canvas, that almost feels slightly light no whale corduroys. Also, denim tops are back in again too. Blokey has given up this shirt having shared custody, although he wears it more than I do. Here I am, hitting two spring trends with one outfit.

Of course, my favorite part of this outfit are the suede elbow patches. They're hard to show, but luckily my cat Lula (named after the soon to leave president and famous trade union leader from Brazil), demanded to be let in and seemed to want to be part of a picture (being held for 15 seconds is a record for this one).

I'm off to run a bunch of errands, hopefully jog (Erin is helping inspire me on my fitness goals), and attend a public lecture tonight on human rights, mostly because I am letting my students get extra credit points by attending public lectures in the city related to class. See what an awesome prof I am?

Skirt: Muji (2006)
Belt: from an H&M pair of pants, 2008
Shirt: "borrowed" from Blokey, elbow patch DIY, GAP 2003
Tights: Uniqulo
Striped tank, H&M
Shoes: Thrifted, Aerosoles


  1. Gotta love it when you already have access to something trendy! Love the stripes peeking out.

  2. You look on trend, comfy and comfortably professional in this. And I think that Lula is the ultimate accessory.

  3. You ARE an awesome prof. With some great style as well. I love the belted denim shirt!!!!

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

  4. What a great and easy DIY with the shirt! You look great!

  5. I think this is the best rendition of the denim shirt look I have seen yet. THIS is how it's supposed to be worn!

    Also, love the browns with it. Just perfect.