Monday, March 23, 2009

Purple, Plaid, and Yellow...aka Wacky College Professor Day!

Purple, Plaid, and Yellow for a Crisp, Sunny Day!
Purple, Plaid, and Yellow for a Crisp, Sunny Day! - by dinagideon on Polyvore.com
So this outfit seems fairly normal, maybe even a bit boring on polyvore, right? I mean the only colors are the purple and yellow and they don't seem too crazy together...

I actually own the top, the necklace, and a similar watch and sweater. The shoes, pants, and vest are all acceptable stand-ins for the real thing.

Now let's get back to the task at hand...why this post is also entitled Wacky College Professor Day...look at the craziness that ensued when I put the pieces together...


Yes, at first it seems okay...put together, professional, clean, and neat...but then you start to deconstruct it..."Wait," you say, "haven't I seen this look before?" "Didn't my 85-year old, slightly demented, greying, smelling like coffee History professor wear this outfit back in 1996?" "Why is Dina wearing the same get-up he did (well, minus the headband and necklace and bow)?"

Well, honestly...I don't hate this outfit. I am certainly laced-up and yes, a wee bit bright and jarring to look at, but I sort of enjoy the fact that I am wearing this, have worn this all day, and have yet to see anyone run down the hallway screaming "My eyes, they burn..."

That said, it is certainly not the dress I wore last night or my teal lydia blouse, snow leopard cardigan, and chambray capris, but, eh...at least it isn't a black turtleneck and a pair of jeans, either. I mean, I have a colorful reputation to uphold. :)

But if you actually like this, cool. I am not going to stop you!!! After all, I don't hate it, either!

Also, I do teach American History, so no doubt I am well on my way to old, aging, slightly crazy professor-hood one day...I am just giving the outfit an early run...

Oh, and I walked today...so really...you know I can't completely bring it every time I walk!!!

I hope you have had a great day...and hope you had a few chuckles at ole prof Dina...

7 comments:

Emily said...

I don't think the colors are crazy together. I love them. I love your pants too. The whole outfit is adorable!

KatyO. said...

Maybe I'm oddly drawn to it because I am a college instructor. ;)

AppGal said...

I don't think this is professor-y at all! It's totally cute, and you definitely pull it off! Now...if you had bifocals, a tweed jacket with elbow patches, and a thermos of coffee in your hand, you might convince me! :)

[wow, am I being stereotypical or what? :) ]

Francesca said...

See, this is what I mean when I say you have great color sense, Dina! Definitely NOT wacky at all! I've always liked combining shades of purple with green (or in this case plum with olive=ish citron?). I like it a lot! Love how the Emerson blouse is peeking out from the sweater's hem.

FabulousFloridaMommy said...

I like this...probably one of my favorites, actually. :)

shopaholicdiva1027 said...

cute, cute, cute. I love the color combinations.

dinagideon said...

Emily: Thank you...as you can see from the comments we are not alone in our love for the colors yellow and purple...

best part--the pants were something like 20 dollars at Macy's. :)

KatyO.: I hope to see you in a similar outfit soon, then... :)

AppGal: Thank you...next time, just to play, I will borrow my dad's bifocals (he really is a prof), his herringbone jacket, and well continue my use of a thermos (yes, I have like 20 of them...it is a sickness...I know). I think the look will be just perfect then...

Francesca: Well thank you so much!!! And you are right on...it is citron and plum...it did look a little less bright in real life, but still I am glad to know you appreciate my color combining!

FFM: Wow!!! I am so glad to hear this is one of your faves...very cool!

shopaholicdiva1027: I bet you would look great in this plum. Do you have any shirts/tops in this color? Thank you for the compliment!