OOTD :: of Matt Smith and the 11th Doctor

11th doctornovember 29

november 29

november 29

Did I mention something about not femme-ing up an outfit?

Well, I really wasn’t gonna do it for my interpretation of 11 either, but when I had the initial outfit on (wearing black capris), my lovely daughter wrinkled her nose and said I looked like a man.

Now, why would that bother me when it didn’t for 10? No telling. But I scrutinized that ensemble, decided she was right, and chose a flippy skirt as replacement. When this look came together, I knew we’d chosen well. It speaks so much of 11’s childlike quirkiness. Pairing a flouncy skirt with an oversized coat and bow tie makes me feel like I’m playing dress up, and that’s the sense I got from Matt Smith’s take on the Doctor – that he was having fun and determined to forget the angst of 10’s tenure.

How very astute of me, especially after having seen The Day of the Doctor. “The one who regrets; the one who forgets”, indeed!

In keeping with this vibe, I opted for the lavender brogues over the grey ones. They totally don’t match but they certainly go, if you know what I mean, because they lend that extra bit of whimsy to the outfit. I also experimented with different ways to style the shirt: tucked, tied and untucked. Which do you feel is best?

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Merona (similar)
Blazer – Banana Republic thrifted
Skirt – ASOS (similar)
Shoes – Volatile Rizzo
Bow t
ie – amazon

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OOTD :: of David Tennant and the 10th Doctor

10th doctor

november 28

november 28

november 28

The best compliment I have ever received to date was from one of my favorite TAs who told me, unsolicited, that I reminded her of 10.

When pressed for details, she muttered something about the speed in which I do everything then she flapped her hands about helplessly, shrugged her shoulders and said “You just do.” This completely vague comment notwithstanding, I still get all warm and fuzzy when I think of it. After all, 10 is my Doctor, and to be reminiscent of him in any capacity is high praise indeed.

Only for 10 would I go full-frontal cross dresser on you guys. There’s just something about him that demands a pinstriped jacket  and trainers. (Or sand shoes, but we’re being nice here.) I suppose I could have femmed it by throwing on a skirt, but 10 is always on the move – always running – and pants just seemed more appropriate for his frenetic personality.

I can see myself wearing this outfit when I’m feeling particularly snarky and cocky. When my masculine side comes out. It doesn’t happen often anymore – not since I had kids and no longer have the liberty to be anything but traditional and constant – but there was a time when I’d channel my inner dude several times a week. I’ve even been accused of being more “guy-like” in the way I think and process information.

And let’s just say I can do a four in hand knot in my sleep, a double Windsor if I pay attention.

Dunno if that’s a good thing, a bad thing, or just a thing. All I know is that if I ever have the opportunity to almost die, have my brain saved and hermetically sealed for future technological advances then implanted into the body of anyone I choose, I’d choose David Tennant as the 10th Doctor.

Don’t judge me.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – L.L. Bean
Jacket – NY&Co. (similar)
Pants – H&M
Shoes – Chuck Taylor All Stars
Tie – stolen from hubby

Of turkeys and kitchens and doctors

We interrupt our regularly scheduled broadcast to give you the following:

thanksgiving

But if you don’t do Doctor Who puns…

Doctor Who gif

Happy Thanksgiving, from all the Doctors!

Now go spend some quality time with your family. Or gobble down that feast then camp out for Black Friday sales. Or marathon the entire Nu Who series. Whatever floats your boat. We’ll be back tomorrow with more Whovian fashion.

And don’t ask me why I’m speaking in the royal “we”.

OOTD :: of Chris Eccleston and the 9th Doctor

9th

november 27

november 27

november 27

They say you never forget your first Doctor. And for me, that was Chris Eccleston.

I don’t even remember what compelled me to follow the show upon its reboot. Perhaps I was into BBC America at the time and they were promoting it? Perhaps someone recommended it? I honestly can’t recall. What I do remember is that I fell hook, line and sinker, even after the underwhelming Rose episode (and the only reason I say “underwhelming” is because the baddies weren’t all that bad, iykwim).

Because I didn’t know any better and hadn’t watched previous shows or Doctor incarnations, Chris Eccleston really blew me away. He was strong and stern and commanding, and I’m betting he would’ve been my Doctor had his tenure been longer than a measly single series.

9’s style is also quite appealing to me: it’s a no-nonsense, non-anachronistic, uber-sleek look. Perfect for running from – and sometimes toward – danger. It’s also very easy to replicate, being the most androgynous of the three nu-Who Doctors. Find an olive green shirt (hello, Piko!) and some black leathers, and you’re all set. The neck bauble is more of a fashion conceit than part of a costume replication – 9 would never have worn accessories – but IRL, you know this outfit needed a bit o’ sumpin’-sumpin’ to make it look less severe.

I miss Chris Eccleston. I wish he’d stayed even just one more series in before leaving. I know I sobbed my eyes raw when he “died” and I was all set to hate this new replacement. This David Tennant.

How wrong I was…

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Piko
Jacket – H&M (similar)
Pants – YMI @ Tilly’s
Boots – Charlotte Russe (similar)
Necklace – Express