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September 25, 2009

Restrained Weirdness

Dearest readers and friends, from the land of outlet malls and house wear as going-out-and-about-wear, I write to you now to let you know I’m alive and well. I know I’ve been quite the neglectful blogger recently, but I’m very hopeful this post will warrant The Dandy Project’s return to regular programming.
my daily walk: Commonwealth Avenue in bloom (from Boston.com)
I won’t make any excuses: I haven’t been particularly busy, nor have I been having technical problems with my laptop or camera; I’ve just found myself painfully uninspired for the last month or so. What my new city has to offer in terms of intrinsic style is either really hard to dig for, or it just doesn’t exist. Not to worry though, the most outstanding of bloggers seem to come from cities you won’t necessarily call fashion meccas (Jane of Sea of Shoes and Pascal of Fashion Bits and Bobs, to name a couple), so I think I’ll be just fine.
I’ve been spending the past few weeks getting orientated with the city and my school, meeting people and making friends, and, for the purpose of being more approachable I made a conscious effort not to go all out The Dandy Project on them, rather, sticking to blacks, whites, and grays, slim and sharp, highly flattering, mildly boring. But just recently, I think my newfound friends are starting to realize how much of a whack job I am, throwing me compliments that range from “Haven’t you noticed Izzy’s extreeemely fashionable?” to “You’re a few inches of a pompadour short of being a full-on greaser.” I’m taking those as a cue for me to let loose a bit and unleash my naturally weird self, albeit ever so restrainedly.
As you can see, the neon gloves serve as my little double-shot of weird. (Urban Outfitters oversize ombre cardigan, He by Mango shirt, Topman fingerless gloves, tailor-made pants, Bass fringe and tassel Weejuns)
It was a close fight between these granddad shoes I bought and the easier-to-pull-off penny loafer type Weejuns, but I decided to take a risk and go for the fringe and tassels.
I might have regretted the decision for a full two weeks after purchasing them, but I now find myself reaching for them every morning when I get dressed.
Delightfully Bostonian, don’t you think?


  • Styles I Love
    September 25th, 2009 at 2:10 am

    i love my bass tasseled weejuns too! they're slightly different from yours though as they lack the detailing by the fringes. overall, a great buy!

  • John
    September 25th, 2009 at 2:36 am

    Aah good to have you back! Love the weejuns… looking forward to seeing how Boston shapes your dress. Maybe you can influence a few other Bostonians too?

  • Gold Sphere
    September 25th, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Wpw, I love the whole look, the cardigan is just soooo good, I think I need to try it on. ;)

    Glad to have you back.

  • Mat
    September 25th, 2009 at 5:14 am

    hes back,

    well after a few more weeks im sure you will ready to unleash abit more weird on them all. i have to tassle patent loafers, cant say they are the most comfy shoes in the world.

  • -h
    September 25th, 2009 at 10:03 am

    wow, that cardigan is pretty great.

  • Tom Tuttle from Tacoma
    September 25th, 2009 at 11:40 am

    love the grandpa cardi and shoes. the fingerless gloves are really quite dope in this ensemble. and the do! nice job.

  • Style & Beyond
    September 25th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    hey i got the same weejuns!! LOL cool!! will actually do a post soon too!;) YAY! SOLE-MATES!!!

    hope you are well – been to Boston once and I so KNOW what you mean!

    you've been watching TV waaay too much!!


  • fuchsiaboy
    September 25th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    it was a long wait izzy! ;) glad you're back.

  • Brandy Shaloo
    September 25th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I dig the gloves!

  • Margarita
    September 25th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Thanks for posting. I missed your blog. Love the look, keep the Bostonians on the edge.

  • Laura MW
    September 26th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I really like the unexpected neon pop, plus I adore the shoes. Annoyingly, they just don't make decent versions for women that are of any reasonable price – grrr!


  • Laura @ effluvia
    September 27th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Seriously cool. I like the pop of the color that the gloves add to your outfit. :)

  • up and down town
    October 2nd, 2009 at 11:01 am

    how funny. did you see the loafers i bought last month??
    here: loafers

    boston…style-wise, when i was living there, i was starving all the time.

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