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Britain girl

So tired. Feels like I haven’t slept in ages.

Didn’t get as much done on my blog as I wanted to today, but I did get other stuff done, which is important too. I somehow managed to spend three hours getting myself put together this morning. Don’t ask me how that happened… I honestly have no idea. This is what I wore while I wasted my morning away:

F21 Basic White Tank

F21 Basic White Tank

Aeropostale Hoodie + Kennedy by Vanity Shorts

Aeropostale Hoodie + Kennedy by Vanity Shorts

Aeropostale Hoodie + F21 Basic White Tank

Aeropostale Hoodie + F21 Basic White Tank

It was really cute and comfy, and I almost ended up in this for the entire day, but I put together an outfit Friday that I have been dying to try out, so I changed.
(see bottom of post for all outfit info)

Blazer & Brit Tee

Earrings, Blazer & Brit Tee

I managed to drag Travis away from LoL and his computer long enough to go down to a nearby park and wander around in the fading sunlight, capturing photos of my outfit. Today I decided to wear my British flag t-shirt under my charcoal blazer with my denim shorts, black pumps, red clutch and aviator sunglasses. Perfect outfit for playing at the park. Well, except for the pumps, anyway. They were kind of a bitch to walk in across the grass. The pumps are vintage but in fantastic condition, the label inside says “Oh Deer…” and the bottoms are bright red – it was love at first sight with these shoes, especially because they were only $5. Who could turn down these shoes at that price??? They are one of the few vintage pieces I own (so far), but I fully intend to change that very soon.

Blazer & Brit Tee

Blazer & Brit Tee

Blazer & Brit Tee

I *love* this red clutch. It may very well be the nicest purse I own, and I instantly feel chic whenever I add it to an outfit.

John (father in law) called me “Britain Girl” all day today because of my shirt (which I snagged on clearance for $1… seriously. how awesome is that????). I seriously think this may have just become my FAVORITE outfit in my entire wardrobe. This was the first time I’ve worn the blazer – I’ve had it since last fall but I’ve been having a serious style blockage whenever I pull it out of the wardrobe. I was considering getting rid of it, but something finally clicked the other day, I put this together and – voila! The perfect summer outfit. I think part of the issue was that the sleeves of the blazer are actually long. I rolled them up to give it a more casual look. The black & silver printed scarf + the British flag t-shirt = my version of mixing prints. Surprisingly, my first adventure with print mixing seems to have turned out pretty well.

Clutch, bracelet & watch

I’m really loving the men’s watch look right now. I’ve been wanting a man style watch for a while now, and my mom got Travis one for his birthday last August. He hasn’t been able to use it yet, because it’s just a tiny bit too big. He really needs to take it down to the mall and get a link or two taken out of it. It’s a bit too big for me, too, but I found out today that it will at least stay on my wrist. So, I’ve stolen it and I’m wearing it till he takes it down to get it adjusted. Plus, my super awesome bangle watch from Bebe is broken. I need to find the receipt and send it in for repair – it has a one year warranty on it, and I just got it a couple months ago. I found the receipt right before we moved… but then we moved.

Vintage Black Pumps

Blazer & Brit Tee

I didn’t do a whole lot today – went to the store, explored the nearby park, and wandered around home, but it’s more than I’ve done in ages, physically speaking, and I feel pretty good about it. In fact, today was absolutely the best day I have had since moving to California three weeks ago. It’s crazy how the perfect outfit can completely transform your outlook on your day and your attitude towards the things you need to do. Even something as simple as running errands can feel glamorous in the right pair of shoes. I used to feel silly wearing high heels outside of work and clubbing, especially because I am kinda tall, but you know what? I finally decided to dress for me, and not for what other people want me to look like – and I feel so liberated. So much more free about my fashion choices. It’s definitely easier to get dressed in the morning, and if I want to wear heels, I wear them, and I don’t give a damn what other people think. I wear what I like, what I think looks good and what I’m comfortable in.

While I was at Wal-Mart today, I happened into the clearance section of the clothing and came upon a teal cropped Miley Cyrus jacket for $5!!! I’m so glad I finally had some money. I was able to get it, and while we don’t have a whole lot of money left, Travis’s 401k should be coming in soon. I already have an outfit planned for tomorrow, so I’m thinking I’ll wear my new jacket on Tuesday – though I may change my mind, it really depends on the weather. I definitely plan to continue getting out of the house over the next few days, so expect more photos with grass and trees instead of bathroom counters.

I honestly can’t believe I’m still awake. I actually fell asleep in my chair a little while ago, Travis woke me up and I almost went to bed then, but I wanted to finish this post. So here I am, an hour later, finally getting done. I am too tired to keep doing this to myself. I started re-arranging my blog today, but I will finish the updates and make over tomorrow. I’m going to bed now!

Do me a favor? Stop by my Chictopia & my Mode Republic and vote for the new outfits I’ve posted? Pretty please with a cherry on top? 🙂

Outfit Info::

Outfit #1: white tank [Forever 21], blue & white jacket [Aeropostale], denim shorts [Vanity]

Outfit #2: charcoal blazer [Forever 21], British flag t-shirt [Miley Cyrus for Wal-Mart], scarf [Vanity], denim shorts [Vanity], black pumps [vintage], red clutch [Unlisted], cuff bracelet [Forever 21], watch [men’s watch by Rumours from JC Penney], earrings [Charlotte Russe], cross ring [Vanity], aviators [Forever 21]

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my head hurts… still

Having a crummy day and not even sure why.

Didn’t get to sleep until almost 9:00 THIS MORNING and slept till almost 6 in the evening. WTF is wrong with me?

No outfit photos today, sorry. Like I said, crummy day. My tummy hurts. I just want to lay around and watch TV.

Hopefully will have my pay check by Saturday. Maybe once I get some sugar and caffeine in me I will feel better. Till then I think I will lay in bed and feel sorry for myself, even though I have no real reason to. I’m just TIRED all the time, except when I actually lay down to go to bed. Then I just have a massive migraine. There is something seriously wrong with my head and it HURTS like no other.

Ugh.

Maybe tomorrow will be better. Hopefully. PLEASE.


self imposed exhaustion

White Button Up & Khaki Shorts

White Button Up & Khaki Shorts

White Button Up & Khaki Shorts

White Button Up & Khaki Shorts

Brown Metallic Pumps

white button up [Forever 21]; olive cami [Wet Seal]; khaki shorts [Aeropostale]; brown metallic pumps [Charlotte Russe]; purse [Vanity]; all bracelets [Charlotte Russe]; earrings [F21]

Love this outfit. It felt comfy and clean. The pumps were added only because I needed shoes for the pictures; I went most of the day barefoot… And looking at them I’m thinking my beige oxfords might have been a better pick. Really wishing I had some cute nude pumps. I think they would have been perfect.

I have photos of a remix of this outfit that I am going to post tomorrow. It’s a more warm-weather oriented version of this outfit. I almost think I might like the remix better – the photos at least, anyway. Too exhausted to photograph well tonight. Even too tired to really type much of a commentary on my outfit. It’s essentially what I wore yesterday, except yesterday I was wearing a peach colored cami and today my cami was olive.

I didn’t get outside today. Too damned windy, and even a bit chilly 😦 Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I am so incredibly tired right now. I almost didn’t put up my outfit photos, even though they were all ready to go, just because of how extremely tired I am. I’m getting too damn old to stay up all night and live through it. As soon as I’m done here, I’m watching an episode of Stargate SG1 and then going to bed. I’m even waiting to post my new outfit photos on MR and Chictopia till tomorrow, that’s how tired I am.

Featured Friend of the Blog
But before I go, I want to give a holler to a new friend of mine, Iona over at iona.com. She provides a unique and very useful service – especially for girls who wear larger shoe sizes and have a hard time finding stylish shoes in their size! It’s a pretty awesome deal – basically, you call her up and tell her what kind of shoes you want, and she will go and find them for you. She does all the work for you! She’s suffered from this problem herself, but instead of accepting her fate, she made contacts all across the globe and the shoe industry to help her find the cutest, most stylish shoes in just the right sizes. Everyone deserves to be fashionable and to be able to wear cute shoes, and Iona can help you with that! Be sure to click on over to her blog to see what’s going on and find out how she can help you find the right pair of shoes!

Has anyone else checked out the Fashion 101 series over at academichic??? I’ve been pouring over it for the last couple of hours – even taking notes! I’m such a nerd, LOL. I’m thinking tomorrow I will spend some time looking through my clothes and playing around with colors and various combos. I’ll be sure to take some photos and post them, too. Even if you’re an experienced, well-rounded fashionista, I highly recommend that you check out their blog. It’s full of all kinds of fantastic info! I’ve learned a lot by reading it through their entries and How-to’s over the last few days. And when you try out their tips, be sure to post some photos and send me a link. Remember – there could be a giveaway involved with this not too far down the line!

Good night for now, but be sure to drop me a line if you have any comments, suggestions, thoughts or questions, or if you’d like to become a sponsor of fashion_nerdom! Email is nuttall.jennifer@gmail.com, or leave me a comment! (the link for comments is currently at the top of the post)


fantastic new find

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms in the world. May your days be many and bright; may you walk in the light of Mother Earth and Father Sky.

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Wish List:

SEPPA, Aldo Shoes

SEPPA, Aldo Shoes

NAKASHIMA, Aldo Shoes

NAKASHIMA, Aldo Shoes

FLOMEGA, Aldo Shoes

FLOMEGA, Aldo Shoes

Jack by BB Dakota Ember Lace Skirt in White from Revolve Clothing

Jack by BB Dakota Ember Lace Skirt in White from Revolve Clothing

Pretty please? I promise I’ll be good!

Yesterday I put together a cute but simple outfit of neutrals and basics: a peach cami, white button down with rolled up sleeves, light khaki shorts and taupe oxfords; possibly my first mix of softer neutrals since starting this blog. I tend to gravitate towards darker colors, so switching it up to the lighter side felt refreshing, almost invigorating. Probably would have felt better if it hadn’t been 7:00 at night when I finally decided to get dressed! Of course, it didn’t help that I slept until 5:00 in the evening. I wanted to take pictures, because it was ever so cute, but Travis fell asleep while I was reading downstairs, so unfortunately I didn’t get any last night… However, I’m thinking I’ll remix the outfit a bit for today, and I am definitely getting pictures today. I’m going outside today!

I finally decided that my body’s schedule is too far out of whack, so last night I stayed up all night so I can go to sleep early tonight. Kinda tired, but I’m sure it will be worth it. I love nighttime, but it’s summer and I’m sick of wasting it asleep. Hopefully this week I’ll get my check from DaVinci so I can do a little vintage shopping and get something to organize my closet with. In the meantime, though, I am going to start getting up earlier – by noon every day, at the latest – going for walks, reading outside on the porch, etc. I could definitely use some sunshine.

Fashionable Find of the Week ::
So, today is Sunday, the start of a new week. I found a new blog last night, academichic, which features three women PhD candidates in the midwest and chronicles their struggles against the stereotypical style of academics. My favorite part about the blog – they’ve written a Fashion 101 course, separated into 15 modules, each focusing on different areas of basic style. The first four modules focus on colors and matching – thank the Goddess! – which I have been searching for forever. They even assign homework!!! From what I’ve read so far, the homework mostly consists of putting together outfits using the techniques described in the module. Yeah, I’m a nerd (hence, my title: fashion nerdom), but I plan to study all of the modules this week and ‘do the homework’. I’ll be sure to post my notes and my ‘homework’ daily. If anyone else decides to take this course with me (and you totally should!), you should definitely take some photos and send them to me! I’ll even feature them here on my blog (unless you don’t want me to!), just email them to me at nuttall.jennifer@gmail.com, along with your name and what you’re wearing (you know the drill: each item & where you got it, if you remember). If I get enough submissions, I might even make a giveaway out of it, so make sure you send your photos in! And don’t forget to leave me some comments so I know you’re participating and going to class, too 😉

I’d like to stop here and thank everyone who hopped on over here from Facebook. It means a lot to me that you would take the time to read my ramblings about my every day life and my fashion obsession. Thanks for putting up with me, guys 🙂

And thanks again to those who have been with me from the start! Your warmth and encouragement mean more to me than you know. I love your comments and your input! Please, always feel free to comment or send me a private email. I love hearing from all of you!!!

I’ll be back later tonight with outfit photos, as well as photos of my new surroundings from my Adventure Walk I’m planning to take this afternoon. Be sure to check out academichic’s Fashion 101 in the meantime, and let me know what you think in the comments!