- Chambray shirt – thrifted
- Brown belt – Target
- Green leather flower pin – thrifted
- Green spider pin – gift from The Rocket Scientist
- Rhinestone bee pin – Khol’s
- Silver circle tapeworm proglotid reminiscent earrings – Smart Set
- Jeggings – Dish
I feel like I look like a combination of my mum and Bob Ross today, which makes sense since those two look so much alike to begin with (Just kidding, Mum. Mum?…Mum?…Damn, I’m out of the will now, aren’t I?).
Since my day was going to be largely spent doing research on campus, I took a play right out of What Would A Nerd Wear‘s book and broke out my Old Navy chambray shirt. I even tried layering it with my grey cardigan, and then with my grey sweater vest (moving past being inspired by her outfit to shamelessly copying it), but both iterations left me looking like two pounds of sausage inside a one pound casing. There’s plenty a food combination I’d love to dress like (mint chocolate chip ice cream sundae? Yes please!), but spiced Italian meats are not one of them, so I ditched the sweater idea.
The pin cluster idea comes from a picture in Madeleine Albright’s book, Read My Pins. In it she did a similar cluster of flowers and bees, but while hers is benign, mine is “nature red in tooth and claw.” An idyllic scene to begin with, until you realize that the spider is about to grab the bee, paralyze it with venom, and then inject amino acids that will liquefy its insides. Plus, I love how sparkly it is.
I also love this shirt, a thrifted Old Navy men’s style. I’m finding myself drawn more and more to men’s button downs, as they have longer sleeves, longer tails, and more wiggle room in the bust (sorry if I just put images of wiggling busts into your mind) without drowning the wearer everywhere else. Since I couldn’t buy it for myself (shopping ban and all), I got it for The Rocket Scientist. However, I later realized it wouldn’t fit him. Since the tags were already off it I’m hanging onto it for him until he loses 20lbs and shrinks 3 inches. Honest. Ask him – he’ll back me up. This really is how so much of our relationship functions – a web of deception (complete with a sparkly spider). Eh, working so far.