04 April 2011

Unstylish Sunday's

This weekend with Emily we talked about those days when you just don't feel like being adorable or dressing up. The days when its just a tee shirt and sneakers. Those days deserve a bit of attention once in awhile. On Sunday I woke up in Brooklyn after a night out, practically glued to the floor I was so tired (or still feeling the Jameson). After getting home and eating everything I could get my hands on, it became clear that it was not going to be any kind of productive day. I threw on my favorite old clothes from college, washed my face, hung out drinking tea in the sun on my back porch.
I got my Kindle for my birthday but I've been reluctant to show it off on my blog. At first I was even opposed to getting it because books are supposed to be made out of paper. In my iconoclasm class in college I remember talking with my favorite professor about how the printed book is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, and in the grand scheme of history never lasted that long to begin with. Reading books on paper is romantic and right, the way things should be. But do you know how much 400 or 500 pieces of paper weigh, and how much it weighs wrapped in a heavy hard cover? Not that much, but enough that a heavy book broke my purse. Yep. The weight of the books I was lugging around on my long-ass commute broke my purse. So for my birthday my grandparents gave me a Kindle because they know how much I love to read, and the three hours I spend on the train a day are the perfect time for it. So, now I have an e-reader. Books should still be on paper, but my neck hurts a lot less when its on a tiny device. I'm reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, in case you were wondering.
Target hoodie, vintage tee and sweater, Old Navy cords, Converse, F21 hat
Speaking of purses (the kind that won't break) I'm still selling a beautiful vintage Coach purse!

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  1. mmm tea, books, and comfy clothes sound like such a fun time. I love the mustard color of your hoodie. And I almost forgot about my old cords that are hidden in my house somewhere. You make me want to dig them out again!

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  2. i saw a kindle for the first time the other day. i was amazed at how little glare there was!

    i had the same sunday as you it sounds like. Sometimes you need a total unproductive recoop day.

    comfy clothes are bomb
    x

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  3. You look really adorable! I love casual tea and a book days. They are way more comfortable.

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  4. You gotta love a jeans, sneakers, and t-shirt day - I have one at least once a week, usually as a result of margarita madness the night before. I know what you mean about the Kindle-guilt. I bought one to use for traveling (I'm a pretty big reader and when I had to live in London this past summer I figured it was easier to invest in a Kindle than have to pack like 15 books to tide me over. I still buy my favorite books in print though, and all my academic ones because those should be actual paper, but for quick, "fun" reads I kind if love my Kindle!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  5. what are you talking about not stylish sundays? you look so cute and lovely. A girl who puts together a color palette like that has style in my book! :) Speaking of book, I have mixed feelings about the e-reader, too. I kind of want it and then I believe in preserving books as they are. Let me know how it goes for you with yours. :)

    xo
    i wander, i wonder

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  6. You look so comfy! Sometimes I live in hoodies and stretchy pants on the weekends because it feels oh soooo good.
    I have mixed feelings about Kindles too, on the one hand they are so useful, but there is something so magical about opening up a book. Unless it is an enormous one like Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel, which is really in a league of its own...it's enormous! I carted it around Amsterdam and Brussels with me, it weighed so much and took up so much space!
    I'm so glad that I discovered your blog, it's lovely!

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  7. that beautiful descriptions, and think I've seen only in the television series Brooklyn! I am currently reading Sarah Addison Allen - The scent of lavender bread
    : D Have a nice day

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  8. I agree with the aforementioned comment that you still look all cute and pretty in these clothes. I know how well you can rock a grungy t-shirt, hoodie and jeans -- make every Sunday Unstyled Sunday !! ("Unstyled" meaning that you're making an effort to be "styled" -- "unstylish" is just nothing I've ever seen on you.) I want to see more posts like this ^^ -s

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  9. That first photo is amazing. I wish I had a back porch to sit and drink tea on.

    Your hat is adorable. My go-to lazy day outfit is comfy jeans, a concert t-shirt (currently obsessed with my Band of Horses t-shirt because its made of that really soft heathered American Apparel cotton), and a cozy cardigan.

    I am still not converted to the kindle. I love the idea of paper books/I spill food on everything. However I have friends who have to read a lot of PDFs for school and claim that they're fairly useful in that context.

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  10. It says something that, when you're relaxing and not trying to look good, you look good. You have natural style.

    The book-publishing industry has been worried about e-books for a decade now but has finally come to realize that there's a place for both paper and electronic books. E-books won't completely replace paper, the way TV didn't replace film. Both can co-exist. For your commuting, a Kindle makes perfect sense.

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  11. Cords are perfect for schlepping around days, and what a nice day to drink tea outside. I'm definitely having an unstylish day... stupid jet lag.

    And you know I'm with you on the kindle; I made pretty much the same speech when I got mine. Here's the post, from back in October:

    http://rubyslipperjourneys.blogspot.com/2010/10/kindling-fire.html

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  12. W Converse all stars!
    Xo Xo
    Francy
    www.labarbeapapa-francy.blogspot.com

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  13. i know those days too. you just want to pull on a sweater and lounge around in comfort! you look adorable anyway, kinda in love with your hat!

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  14. You look so pretty! I just love you hair! But it's almost a little sad. so see how books are becoming less popular. But that's for everything that something more technological and advanced comes along. Like... CD players haha. CD players used to be so cool. But a broken backpack? I thought those things were supposed to withstand nuclear explosion?! Except books, apparently haha.

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  15. I always have days like that where I just don't want to look cute or dress up or anything. I'm usually too much a wimp to take pictures of those outfits, though (partly because on days where I don't want to get dressed up I'm feeling super lazy and don't want to do much of anything). I still think you look cute in your casual clothes, though!
    I'm still on the fence about the whole e-reader thing. Hearing you and Emily talk about how super convenient the kindle is, though, is making me reconsider my complete devotion to paperbacks!

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  16. you're so adorable and look great in anything.

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  17. I was really anti-Kindle and all other e-readers. I love books. I like the smell.
    But my dad was given one for christmas, and I was quite impressed. I still don't like e-readers, but I like the Kindle. I like the matte screen.
    I don't have one, but if I had a commute, or was off on holiday or somewhere that involved packing lots of books, I'd buy one. I'd still have books for home though.

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  18. Ooh I read that last year, was pretty good from what I can remember :)

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  19. You are so adorable, even if it is an "unstylish Sunday". I actually loooove your sweater. hehe Anyways, I was dead set against the Kindle, but I'm starting to come around. It's really hard to travel when you're lugging 4 huge novels around! They take up a lot of room and weigh too much.

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  20. I always have too many things, including books, in my tote bags and I'm always afraid they'll break... might start thinking about buying one too!
    X

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  21. Ooooh, I love the cup and the colour of your vest! So lovely :) this makes me want to sit outside so bad, yay for studying ;_;

    x

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  22. You look great - love those colours and lovely hat.

    With a massive book case taking up far too much space in my living room I am starting to wonder about a reader too. Sure, I love the smell and feel of books but I am not as opposed to the kindles of this world as I once was. Sounds great for the commute. Jonathan Strange sure would be a heavy one to lug about :)

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  23. I definitely agree with you and Emily- and not even at the weekends.. sometimes I go to work in jeans and pumps and a tee shirt and I can't be bothered to think of anything quirky or unusual to add to the outfit to make it amazing. although I really like your hat!
    Not sure how I feel about Kindles either, I know it weighs nothing in comparison but I look at screen for about 9 hours a day so even a little one would just be too much! xx

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  24. Mmm. Kindle. I wish the next iteration would get rid of the physical keyboard and allow for some touch screen capability. And yes, jeans and a buttondown are still my go-to clothes for a normal school day!

    Arianne from A + B in the Sea

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  25. This day may be all abut tee shirts and sneakers, but you still look pretty chic. I love the mustard yellow colour of your cardigan.

    I have (had?) the same feelings about books, they should be made of paper, but I wonder if down the road they'll become obsolete like records and 8 tracks? at the moment I'm still a paper back girl.

    Found your blog through a link on Emily's.

    ~Em K

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  26. Mmm. Kindle. I wish the next iteration would get rid of the physical keyboard and allow for some touch screen capability. And yes, jeans and a buttondown are still my go-to clothes for a normal school day!

    Arianne from A + B in the Sea

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  27. you're so adorable and look great in anything.

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  28. You look so pretty! I just love you hair! But it's almost a little sad. so see how books are becoming less popular. But that's for everything that something more technological and advanced comes along. Like... CD players haha. CD players used to be so cool. But a broken backpack? I thought those things were supposed to withstand nuclear explosion?! Except books, apparently haha.

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  29. you're so adorable and look great in anything.

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  30. You look great - love those colours and lovely hat.

    With a massive book case taking up far too much space in my living room I am starting to wonder about a reader too. Sure, I love the smell and feel of books but I am not as opposed to the kindles of this world as I once was. Sounds great for the commute. Jonathan Strange sure would be a heavy one to lug about :)

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  31. i know those days too. you just want to pull on a sweater and lounge around in comfort! you look adorable anyway, kinda in love with your hat!

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  32. Cords are perfect for schlepping around days, and what a nice day to drink tea outside. I'm definitely having an unstylish day... stupid jet lag.

    And you know I'm with you on the kindle; I made pretty much the same speech when I got mine. Here's the post, from back in October:

    http://rubyslipperjourneys.blogspot.com/2010/10/kindling-fire.html

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  33. It says something that, when you're relaxing and not trying to look good, you look good. You have natural style.

    The book-publishing industry has been worried about e-books for a decade now but has finally come to realize that there's a place for both paper and electronic books. E-books won't completely replace paper, the way TV didn't replace film. Both can co-exist. For your commuting, a Kindle makes perfect sense.

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