Thursday, 17 February 2011

OOTD: Pumpkin Pie (Or, What Would a Geek Wear?)

This outfit has been inspired by one of my favourite bloggers, Tania of What Would a Nerd Wear. I love her use of warm colours in her outfits, the feminine, quirky and bookish slant to her outifts, and that she reuses elements of her wardrobe creatively. I also love that she's an English lit. PhD student in the US, in some way I think our lives are parallel.

Rust and pumpkin shades have been having a resurgence recently and Tania's use of the colour has had me itching to incorporate some into my wardrobe too. I love her colour combinations!

So here is my take on pumpkin, courtesy of Primark. I do appreciate it when Primark reads my minds and supplies a dress I have in my mind for £11! The tights are not black as they look but a deep aubergine - my favourite colour of all time:

Pumpkin jersey dress, Primark, cream tee layered under, Dorothy Perkins, oatmeal heart pointelle cardigan, Primark, necklace, Topshop, earrings, Accessorize, hairband, Accessorize, plum tights, Gap, cherry shoes, Clarks.
My footwear may not be to your taste (particularly if you are a devoted heels-wearer!) These are also inspired by WWANW (I'm sound like such a stylestalker!), in particular, Tania's burgundy mary jane clogs above. I love the kookiness that a pair of clumpy sensible shoes brings to a girly outfit.  I'd never have a black pair mind (they'd be ugly-ugly!) but the patent metallic cherry finish of my Clarks Unstructureds makes me very happy. They remind me of shoes I had as a kid in primary school. And they're so comfortable and springy that I can merrily boing along in them all day, as a geeky rabbit is wont.


  1. I tried on those shoes in Clarks (I am also a nerdy shoe wearer) but alas I have freakishly high arches and the straps wouldn't go over my feet. Lovely dress - sadly it would be obscenely short on me. The cardi is very cute as well.

  2. I really love the shoes! Sparkly and great :D

  3. yup, I too wore Mary Janes to primary:-) I love how Tania added grey to her rust and brown outfit. Very unusual but so gorgeous! you look great - ur dress is cute..

  4. i like the second picture dress its really looks like me to wear that and suitable..

    Geek Wear , Geek Gifts

  5. aw found it, thank you so so so much!!! this is such a sweet post.