Tuesday, November 16, 2010

mais peut-être après tout n'aimez-vous pas la littérature

Somehow, my life has managed to get even busier than it's been! Jeez. Spending time on my outfits has been pretty difficult, and that's only been compounded by the fact that I don't have access to almost all of the shoes I've been wearing lately plus a lot of my clothes. And the fact that I haven't been getting enough sleep. So I don't even really like my outfit today much--it was just me making do with what I had, really.

Anyway, I had to take my pictures in a rush today, and they didn't turn out to my normal standards :(

I am making pretty much the weirdest face ever in this photo.


blazer: thrift, $15 -- jeans: BDG, gift from Alex, $20 -- shoes: Forever 21, $20 -- sweater: Gap, $14 -- scarf: thrift, $2 -- earrings: Urban Outfitters, gift from Daisy

Only two thrifted pieces on today! That's unusual. I almost never wear this sweater anymore, but it's the comfiest thing ever. It's that amazing cotton-cashmere blend. So soft!


I can't get enough of this scarf. It's one of my all-time favorites. These earrings make me so happy, too! And there's my locket from Alex <3


Ridiculously tall shoes that made me at least feel kinda glamorous even if my outfit is boring. They've got this weird fuzzy stuff to simulate wood, which you can tell in this photo but not from the distance between others' eyes and my feet :P

Here's a snippet from an email I sent to one of my TAs asking for an extension that speaks to how ridiculous my life is at present.

I mentioned that my week is "hellish," but I suppose that's sort of vague. More specifically: yesterday I had to go to traffic court for three hours, go to work for four hours, and then spend two hours working on a group project; today the class I teach is having its final, and I have to attend to a lot of administrative tasks to that end; on Wednesday I have a morning appointment and then have to both cook dinner (2+ hours) for my co-op house and attend a 2 hour gallery opening for some art that I'm exhibiting...and drop off my car at the mechanic after that; and on Thursday, I have to work on that group project for four hours. All of this is, of course, in addition to all of the usual class, reading, and homework I have to do.


On a happier note, I got my traffic fine reduced by $100 bucks. Hooray!

Today's title comes from Brigitte Fontaine -- Comme Rimbaud. It's a really clever song, I wish I spoke French so I could understand it without having to get some ridiculously stilted Google translation. The title phrase translates to, I think, "but maybe you just don't like literature."

14 comments:

Kennyy said...

love the scarf and shoes!

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Chelsea Lane said...

wow, reading your schedule kind of stressed me out! haha at least you look aammmaazziinggg while you do all those crazy things!

xoxo

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

love those wedges! looking good, girl. :)

Darling L said...

You don't like your outfit? Well lady, I do! Those wedges are awesome and the hairband too. Did I say that i also love your haircut? :)

Hooray for the fine! :)

Michal said...

The photos & the outfit are great. Your life does sound insane right now, but at least you're looking adorable as you work your way through it! (:

Zarna said...

totally loving the blazer and shoes! you look very chic!

stayfabulous,
zarna
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Kate said...

Yikes, good luck with everything, you busy little bee! I'm liking this outfit, very classic, simple & chic! Thanks so much for your sweet comments the other day, dear! xo.

cheyenne davide. said...

The headscarf is really pretty LOVE IT :) x

Nnenna said...

these wedges are great! also, very interesting song- I didn't catch all of it, but I did hear the names of several famous authors!

Nnenna said...

also, meant to say, congrats on getting your fine reduced!

G Dub said...

LOVE that scarf--the color is fantastic! I apologize for being such a spotty commenter; I am keeping up with everything though! =]

And while my French is rusty to the point of embarrassment, I think the lyrics translate to "But maybe after all, you don't like literature." Or love literature--hard to tell sometimes what depth of emotion is being conveyed with that rather ambiguous verb.

G Dub said...

LOVE that scarf--the color is fantastic! I apologize for being such a spotty commenter; I am keeping up with everything though! =]

And while my French is rusty to the point of embarrassment, I think the lyrics translate to "But maybe after all, you don't like literature." Or love literature--hard to tell sometimes what depth of emotion is being conveyed with that rather ambiguous verb.

Michal said...

The photos & the outfit are great. Your life does sound insane right now, but at least you're looking adorable as you work your way through it! (:

Kennyy said...

love the scarf and shoes!

fivetwocharm.blogspot.com