Friday, July 31, 2009

office nerd

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There is, floating out there in the Interwebs that we know as the World Wide Web, a photo of a gal that inspired this outfit, with a full, short black skirt, ankle boots and motorcycle jacket. The proportions of her outfit were just perfect. Only glitch is, I can't seem to find said photo for the life of me. And, of course, Google searching "woman in short, black skirt and ankle boots" only brings up porn-related sites and, needless to say, definitely NOT what I was looking for.
My apologies, lovelies, but you just have me to look at today.
On a side note though, after I reviewed these photos, I think we all can agree that these ankle boots NEED something. Studs perhaps? Any tips on doing that? I was just considering hot glue as these are not real suede shoes. (Awesome find at Payless!) But maybe I should really stud them? I'm a bit behind (OK, way behind) on this DIY trend and open to suggestions!


Shirt: Blue striped ruffle blouse, Gap
Skirt: Black button up full skirt (rolled up a tad), Gap
Boots: Black suede ankle boots, Payless
Belt: Vintage cream colored belt
Accessories: Random watch I found lying around our house, bracelet from Charlotte-Russe, glasses from Wet Seal

24 comments:

  1. i LOVE this outfit! it's perfect for a friday at the office! the blouse is adorable and your hair looks amazing!

    i think you can definitely do the glue gun trick. i use it for DIY rings and it works perfectly fine. I have also used it for studding on my toss pillows and it's great!

    good luck! <3.

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  2. You look so cute. I love this outfit and I think studded boots would give it edge. You should definitely diy

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  3. Beautiful outfit, and I love those boots!

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  4. Oooo nice shirt! As for the studs, check out the blog, I made a post (ironically today) on DIY studs for ballet shoes but boots sound great too!

    How comfy are the boots? I've never been a fan of payless since I always find my way towards thier hard and extremly uncomfy shoes. I blame it all on my size! lol

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  5. Definitely studs! They would look so cool if done right! Love your outfit, especially the shirt!!!!

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  6. What a beautifully put-together look. I love the ruffled shirt, and solid swaths of black. Truly lovely. As far as the boots go, another idea could be to find some really rad lace ribbon and hot glue it in sort of asymmetrical geometric patterns over the boots. Could be totally weird, could be sweet.

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  7. love the boots and the watch! <3

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  8. what about on the heels kind of like this http://weardrobe.tumblr.com/post/152884160/from-the-cherry-blossom-girl ?

    i adore this outfit btw! i'm totally hooked on your blog thank you so much for sharing your style!!

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  9. Love this outfit. Well done!
    I can't help you on DIY, I have had a pair of jeans sitting on my desk waiting to be shredded for weeks...okay months.

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  10. I love this outfit, and your blog is rediculously chic!

    annamudrenko.onsugar.com

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  11. How sweet is your skirt?! You would never know that it is rolled up; it looks perfectly tailored for you! :)

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  12. i love your outfit, especially your shirt! i think you've made me a Gap fan!
    xox
    www.froufroufashionista.blogspot.com

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  13. I LOVE this outfit, It is soooo cute I want to steal all of it!

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  14. great outfit, i am especially loving the boots. i need to hit up payless apparently! as for studs, i'd use puncture studs rather than glue. i've seen some cute ones that are flat, or shaped like stars- a little different from the pyramid studs that are all over the place. you could also sew on little beads or a bunch of vintage buttons for a nice texture. hmm i feel many DIY ideas coming on...

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  15. what a sexy little office nerd you are! haha :P

    the high waisted skirt is awesome with the belt around it. love it.

    x

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  16. OMG i am so going to payless like right now, those ankle boots are perfect!!! and this entire outfit is so amazing, everything just works :)

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  17. Okay. That is IT. This week, I am getting bangs. You're killing me, homes. Your style is the top notch. I'm talking Jane Aldridge territory here!

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  18. you look fabulous! i like the whole outfit...! i adore the shirt!

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  19. Love this look! Your hair is fabulous!

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  20. wow, great outfit! you kind of look like a sexy teacher and I'm going to be one .. so I really love this look! :)

    and I like the diy ideas of your readers! maybe I should try some time too ..

    I like the shoes even the way they are but some studs can't be wrong.

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  21. I love this look!
    Good luck for the d.i.y. I'm excited to see how they turn out.

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  22. i loveeee this outfit! its perfect. sweet find on the payless shoes. also, i've found really easy pronged push-in pyramid studs at some craft stores that are really easy to put in!

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  23. such a beautiful shirt! and i must say you have beautiful ankles.
    let me seee.. those boots liook ok as is . but i still cant wait to see what you come up with

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  24. omg just saw those boots at payless. shoulda bought them! they look hot!!

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