Monday, March 7, 2011

Beau Brummell



Today has been one big fangirl moment for me. I mean that in the lamest of ways. I dragged myself reluctantly onto tumblr, because I was craving Benedict Cumberbatch, when lo and behold I found tumblr interesting again! I haven't been on tumblr regularly in months, so this was a pleasant surprise. I spent most of my day scrolling through pictures of David Tennant, Matt Smith, BCumbz, and like... other hot Brits. 'Twas quite enjoyable.

Fitting, then, that this outfit should make me think of Beau Brummell, the exemplary English dandy of his time. I know I don't look like much of a dandy (my clothes weren't tailored specifically for me, after all, and I lack a crisp cravat and riding boots) but the spirit is the same. I felt like a fop all day in this outfit, so I'd call that a win.











I'm wearing: H&M dress, Target tights, Tulle coat via ModCloth, necklace from Mom.


I wish I'd gotten a picture of my shoes. In my haste I totally forgot, but they were my black and white oxfords from Aldo, seen here. Dem shoes!

Lately I'm torn between reading The Wise Man's Fear (which gets better every time I turn the page, I swear), watching Sherlock for the millionth time, and blissing out on the new Shiny Toy Guns single, "The Sun". Maybe I'll do all three and die of an awesome overdose!

I would also like to point out, perhaps (yes) belatedly, that Wardrobe Wanderlust has a facebook page! As you can see there's a shweet li'l button in the top right of my blog over there. Click it! It'll take you to our facebook, and you should probs "like" us or whatever you do with facebook pages. You can see how we all style each other's stuff, it's neat.

And now I'm going to go do some preemptive outfit photo-taking! Aha, world, you shan't foil me that easily.


27 comments:

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

Meg!

I think this has to be one of my favorite outfits of yours. You need to wear red every single day for the rest of your life. You rock. I 'like' and I like your face.

ps: SHERLOCK.

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

pps: First comment. I am so badass.

Dylana Suarez said...

You look so gorgeous! Love the contrast of colors!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

Between Laundry Days said...

GodDAMN. You somehow look both gorgeous and adorable here! I love the jacket!

jess said...

Your jacket is really pretty.

Michal said...

MEG. THAT COAT! Come on now. That is SO awesome. This whole outfit is so awesome actually. I'm hoping to look at some hot Brits live & in person in just a few days. I will take photos for you (or maybe that will be seen as creepy?) Eh, what the hell. XO

Teresa said...

This outfit is so edgy yet feminine. I love the buttons on your coat! :)

   ♥ Teresa ♥
- Pretty Dandy -

gee said...

Meg you look sexy in red...!!!!
i love it i love it i love it. :P
i am so glad you got that coat it looks amazing on you. i actually am kickin myself for not getting any outerwear during the sale.
have a wonderful week love.
<3 ya..
xoox

Mugdha said...

I'm kinda the opposite. I never found tumblr awesome until I fell head-over-heels into fangirling recently, and then all of a sudden it seemed like the most awesome thing ever!
P.S. Love the coat!

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

This is such an awesome outfit! I love the red and black together, and that jacket is SO COOL. I'm a big fan of tumblr lately as well - lots of pretty pictures/photos of Matthew Gray Gubler to look at!

.Alyspank said...

Outfit win! Were people drooling all over you today? Because I would've been, and wouldn't have been at all embarrassed by it.

I can't believe how long that dress looks on you! I've got it in that light pink and its on the border line of suitable and peepshow. Such a cute dress though. The detailing on the top is just perfect.

Fan-girling is never lame when it comes to horribly attractive foreigners. Never.


Never.

Alyssa :)

JennaStevie said...

I love this outfit!! That dress is absolutley ammmazzzing, it looks so perfect on you. And I am really liking your coat. So great.
I "like" the wardrobe wonderlust page, it's awesome to see how everyone styles the pieces!
xJennaD

Heather said...

Holy dang! You look super hot in red! I feel like red wears me...but you, you definitely wear red ;) Okay enough creepiness! You seriously look gorgeous and I'm loving your new coat! I'm overtired, boo. Goodnight <3

Louise said...

I concur-- wear red. And can I have those wonderful shoes? Shmanks.

AWESOME c-c-c-c-coat! It looks vintage!

Midwest Mayhem said...

I love the coat! The style and buttons are so cool!

Laura said...

super cute outfit! i love your outfits! and that coat is just gorgeous! i love how you paired it all up!

-laura
http://thesemanyyears.blogspot.com

The Daily Fashionista said...

You look ravishing in red! I swear I wish I could wear that color. I am also envying your coat bad! The placement of the buttons is a cool detail.

**I had to google who beau brummell and he was quite a fashionable dude!

readwatchrelax said...

DT - one of the cutest Doctor Who's ever!! Check out Phoenix..not english but a very hawt french band!! You'll swoon! (i'm always in the front row practically fainting ;)
p.s. lurve the coat..now i gotta peruse ModCloth..right now

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

amazing outfit!! I've been really digging your lovely tumblr too!! Such fun!! I love how you can get inspiration from men's clothing but make it girly and not be manly in how you wear it at all hahahaha.

sparkle is a color (Katrina) said...

I am so obsessed with this outfit. That coat is, like, whoa. I am loving the color of the dress too.

Also, to respond to your comment, the mani cost $29 at the place I went in the middle of nowhere MA where my friend lives. Closer to civilization it's between $30-$40. But this is supposed to last two weeks so I think it's worth it for a once in awhile treat.

I've been adding the word "poop" onto everything lately. Like, "poop trees!" is my new favorite expletive. I'm becoming concerned about myself to be honest.

Kristin said...

Hey, great blog!! wanna follow mine?

http://rhapsodyinheels-kristin.blogspot.com/

Amber Blue Bird said...

red suits you, this outfit suits you, good times. i recently got into tumblr and it can be quite addicting!

Ashley said...

youare ADORABLE! your style is so fantastic!!!!!!!! congrats on making me jealous :) ha!

jamie-lee said...

I absolutely love your outfit, all the details are perfect!

Caitlyn, Bees with Feathers said...

Ah this is amazing. You look stunning! That dress is so purdy an that jacket is so fancy and perfect. You look so goododo1!!! Ah.

Sharnie Hung said...

Love that coat! And I love Benedict Cumberbatch from Sherlock. :D

Irene Wibowo said...

i like the red dress...


Love Simple Green

Irene W