Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Embrace Your Geekness

In case you missed it, today is "Embrace Your Geekness" day! I have been a major nerd for most of my life (I'm mostly a word-nerd, but I'm also a Star Trek geek, and a D&D geek - I'm other things too, of course), so I revel in celebrating what makes us unique. Geeks rule!

Anyway, moving right along. If you're experiencing deja vu right now, it's because yes, I'm wearing the same bright colour combination as yesterday:
I've only worn the yellow skirt once (here), and the lovely satiny top is such a pretty colour with it, and then I got the grey shoes, and they looked like the perfect neutral. What's a girl to do?

I tried this all on last night (I'm trying to get into the habit of doing that for more complicated combinations) and realized that the waistband was all wonky and that this shirt is really long. Hence the sweater vest! It's perfect nerd-wear too.

The blouse was around $16 and the shoes were a STEAL at $10 on sale. They were majorly comfy all day.

The stuff:
The shoes are a perfect "job interview" type of look. I like the suede and the shiny faux croc. It didn't show up well in the pictures but the heel has a nice outward curve to it. I think they kept the garishness of the colours to a nice dull roar.

The belt was a great match to the shoes (matchy! ah!) and the fabic in the buckle is the perfect match (matchy again!) for the lovely purpley-pink of the top.

A shot of the neckline of the top without the vest getting in the way:
I am showing off some of my graphic novels, because I am also a geek about those. These are from three of my favourite series (from left): The Sandman, by Neil Gaiman; The Invisibles, by Grant Morrison, and; The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman (all not for the faint of heart).

Blouse (Esprit, consignment), vest (Esprit), skirt (Club Monaco, consignment), shoes (Franco Sarto, consignment), belt (Shi Studio), cuff (St. Paul's Cathedral).

11 comments:

  1. How did I not know it was embrace your inner geek day?!?!?!

    So The Sandman is good? Scott wants me to read it, but I keep insisting that, with the exception of graphic novels embraced by the literature world (ie: Maus or Persepolis, which admitted I've only seen the movie, but do own paper copies), or, my guilty pleasure, Scott Pilgrim.

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  2. Hooray for Geek-day! I'm unintentionally supporting my inner geek with a sci-fi watch-a-thon. Star Trek, Stargate SG1 and various sci-fi movies. Awesome graphic novels~ I haven't started in on the Neil Gaiman stuff yet, but someday.

    I love those shoes!! $10? Wow, and the belt ties the shoes into the rest of the outfit with the similar pattern.

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  3. I'm all about doctor who. Warehouse 13.
    And I wouldn't kick Patrick Stewart out of bed. I mean sir.

    Ahem. I have to be careful what I say in mixed company being as I work in a damn library. People assume things. They're usually right.

    My scramble word is pensive!!!! Ok I'm a hp freak too.

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  4. HA! I did not know it was Geek day BUT I ALMOST dressed for it with my classy socks.
    Lately I have found myself trying clothes the day before, but I have to be in a certain mood and inspired.

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  5. You're the best dressed geek I know, and trust me, I know a lot of them! :)

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  6. Hmm, I'm going to have to find a way to let my inner geek loose today ... thanks for the reminder!

    And those shoes WERE a steal - what a great deal!

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  7. I love your color combo! Happy Geek day (a day late :D ).

    Suzanne

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  8. Hey Shelia,
    I knew we had more incommon than terrific style. Did you catch my post when I was stalking Jean-Luc Picard during my holiday. Yes, I was on a mission.
    I love the color combination of your outfit. The vest adds so much.
    Besides what you, Megan, & Hillary mentioned, I would add Torchwood to the list of my sci-fi favs. Go Geek!

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  9. 'I think they kept the garishness of the colours to a nice dull roar.'

    what a great turn of phrase - word geek, indeed!

    i'm just a UFO/esoterica geek...watch the skies! steph

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  10. Cara, I really love Sandman - it's quite gothy, but deals with some larger themes. My husband was put off my the artwork (he didn't like the way most of it was drawn), so browse through and give it a shot. I haven't read Scott Pilgrim, but I do own Maus. Try "The Watchmen" if you liked the movie.

    Megan - how awesome! Did you know that Scott Bakula and I have the same birthday?? Thanks so much!

    Hillary, I've never gotten into Dr. Who, but oh yeah, Patric Stewart, rowr!

    Lorena, you almost did! I know, me too. Sometimes I have to just fall back on a dress.

    Wendy, it's yours when I'm tired of it.

    Kristen, thanks! Ha!

    Sal, good job! I know, I love the shoes. Classic.

    Thanks, Suzanne, and thank you so much for commenting!

    Style, oh yes, I've perused your blog - that's too bad that you missed him! Thanks very much. I have never seen Torchwood.

    Steph, thanks! Oh, cool, I love UFOs.

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