Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Marine Mania

Button-up, J.Crew. Shorts, Banana Republic. Belt, Eddie Bauer. Sandals, Nine West.

Out of the blue, a friend from college presented me with SALTY DOG TALK - The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions by Beavis and McCloskey. Does she know me or what? Not only am I nautically inclined (a downright deviant in maritime matters) and an etymology aficionado, but I would read anything written by a couple of guys named Beavis and McCloskey (fittingly and respectively, a seaman-turned-journalist and a marine historian). The book has now become one of my mainstays and I try to bring it along everywhere - wouldn't want to miss the boat on some precious reading time. 
P.S.: Fellow fashionistas may be glad to know that outfit is a nautical term.

14 comments:

Kinsey said...

You look great in those shorts! You have great legs (in a totally not creepy way haha)

metaghost said...

It's easy to distinguish true academics by the absurdity of their names.

P.S. - How you gonna go and put a colon after that "P.S."?

sierra said...

You're going to leave us hanging and not explain the origin of "outfit"?!

christen + shane said...

oooh i love your sandals! so simple, yet unordinary. I also like the stripes on stripes a couple posts down. very cute :)

-christen @ from the woods.

Jo said...

Fantastic shorts!

Amber Blue Bird said...

this is such a classic look, A+

Shea said...

That sounds like an awesome book. And I'm with Sierra--explain "outfit" for us :) I love this classic but still fun and colorful look!

Cait said...

I also love all things nautical, interested to find out that outfit is a nautical term! :)

Mrs. J said...

Super cute outfit and it must be nice enough to wear shorts outside! Yay, for your warm weather!! Love the accessories you included in this outfit especially the book.

ps. I'll make sure to do double duty on every necklace I make just for you!

blacksandbrights said...

love the pop of color you added with your belt - too cute xx

WendyB said...

You've got great legs for shorts!

whatevergatsby said...

oh my! nautical themed outfit that i am positively swooning over AND mentions of etymological nerdiness?! i think we were meant to be best friends. just saying.

Jenny said...

So cute! I adore the shoes and the pink belt is perfect!

kelseywilliams said...

Those sandals are adorable!!!