Category Archives: TARDIS Tuesdays

OOTD :: of furry vests and a fabulous blue print

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Because if this is to be my last TARDIS Tuesday offering for a while, I wanna go out with a bang.

So, furry vest = British because doesn’t it just scream “Carnaby Street in the 60s”? And this print = Doctor Who because, although floral in truth, doesn’t it also look like sunbursts and swirling galaxies and shooting stars as the TARDIS flies on by? And the color = blue because…well, it’s blue.

Yep, not only did I get all three of my prompts in this ensemble, I also meet the penultimate Create28 challenge with the vest. I’m all about the longline silhouette this season, which is odd since I’m so vertically challenged and you wouldn’t think I’d be able to get away with it. But I think the trick is pairing long layers with fab shoes and I did just that with my fave pair of Carlos Santanas. Yes, those are cut-outs in the heels. Aren’t they grand?

And you, my friends? Got anything British, blue or Doctor Who? Do click on the blue froggy one last time and tell…

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:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – H&M
Vest – eBay
Pumps – Carlos Santana

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Earned It by The Weeknd

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OOTD :: of sun, miracle, reward and dresses

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When I was invited to be the second guest on my friend Joe’s fledgling podcast, Geektitude, there was no question about what I’d be geeking out about. Sure, I’m in the throes of my anime elective right now, and I do maintain a Crunchyroll account even as I let my Netflix account elapse. But my geektitude is strong with Doctor Who.

If you feel so inclined and have got an hour and 17 minutes to spare (I know; I talk. I’m a talker), then do visit Joe’s blog and have a listen to our Sunday chat. However, if you want the Sparks Notes version, I pretty much try to indoctrinate my non-Whovian friend into the magic that is Doctor Who by giving him my top episodes from the Nu-Who series.

And making that list is the Eccleston two-parter, The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances.

The people over at Head Over Feels pretty much mind melded with me and say what I feel about these two episodes much more coherently and persuasively than I, and since this is primarily a style blog after all, I leave you to hyperlink-jump away whilst I blather on a bit about the OOTD.

The episodes take place in 1940s England and I think this dress has a very distinct 40s flair to it, specifically the very in-your-face novelty print. Although the silhouette and the ruffles are more reminiscent of the 20s and 30s, the sunny lemons do make a statement. And I did try to keep it more authentic with the footwear; after all, oxfords and Mary Janes were the standard back then, yeah?

And now full disclosure: the real reason for this dress is because I was once again trying to kill multiple birds with one stone. Let’s see if I succeeded:

  • TARDIS Tuesday – mentioned the Doctor and the inspiration for the choice of dress. Check.
  • Create28 Fall  – the prompt for the day was “Dress”. Yup. Check.
  • 52 Pick-me-up – the prompt was “Sun/Miracle/Reward”. The print is sunny; it’s a miracle I found it after months of looking for just the right lemon print during a lemon-obsessed Mad Hunt; and I feel I ought to be rewarded for successfully making an ensemble do triple duty.

Eureka!

And you, my friends? Got anything British, blue or Doctor Who? Do click on the blue froggy below and tell…

 

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:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – eBay
Loafers – Payless

:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ Spy Girl

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Cool Kids by Echosmith

OOTD :: of capes, Coleman and Capaldi

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So I finally watched Under the Lake and I must say, I’m going against the fan grain with this one once again. Granted, the only fan who I know spoke against this episode was Patti – and I’m sure she has reasons – but I also feel that my feelings for the episode will supersede that of all other reviews out there as well.

Why? Because I think Capaldi has finally stuck. And I LOVED it!

You know that moment when the Doctor finally clicks into place after a regeneration? When he’s settled into his skin and can go forth and be brilliant in his own, new, unique way? For me, it happened in the Eccleston/Tennant shift with The Girl in the Fireplace and in the Tennant/Smith shift with Vincent and the Doctor. I thought the “angry eyebrows” episode would do it for me in the Smith/Capaldi shift, but that was just the regeneration episode fluke (the one where you’re so jazzed for an episode – any episode! – of Doctor Who after such a long hiatus that you excuse a lot of shortcomings), and as you know, I was lukewarm about the man for the entire season after that.

I’d blamed it on the Coleman/Capaldi chemistry, but perhaps I was mistaken. Because Under the Lake was Clara and the Doctor together at their best. He’s quirky; she’s snarky. They share the awkward “feels” moment. She gives him emotional cue cards. He looks good in his suit. She does a lot of running. The episode was a mixture of Doctor Who tropes I’ve come to recognize and expect as a Nu-Whovian and yet it also developed its own inside jokes that will now be formally entrenched in the Clara/12th Doctor years in my book.

In celebration of my personal epiphany, I give you British (tartan), blue (natch), and Doctor Who (Can’t you just imagine Clara wearing this cape? And Martha Jones wearing the leather pants?) because it’s been a while never since I paid homage to all three of my linkup prompts. And how serendipitous that today’s Create28 prompt was “cape”.

I love it when a plan comes together!

And you, my friends? Got any outfits to share today? Do click on the blue froggy and tell…

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:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Cape – H&M
Trousers – H&M
Booties – F21

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
I’m In Love With a Monster by Fifth Harmony

OOTD :: of camouflage and not British

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Let’s take a brief break from work-appropriate shorts for some TARDIS Tuesday love.

I actually do own a pair of TARDIS blue shorts, but they’re not only inappropriate in length and type of fabric, they’re also a wee bit too snug at this time and may have to wait for their day in the sun after I have won my campaign against expansion.

Today, then, I give you a monochromatic blue ensemble that takes into consideration my need for camouflage. Because an oversized button-up plus forgiving jersey palazzo pants equals wonders for my fluffy silhouette.

I will continue to challenge you to think of which country inspired this outfit (as per Anne’s 52 Pick-me-up United Nations challenge), but just so you know: It isn’t the UK ‘coz that’d just have been too easy.

By the way, yesterday’s look was inspired by Italy because when I think “Italy”, I think lemons (don’t ask; I just do) and sleek, chic Sophia Loren-esque ladies swanning about in teetering wedges. So when Selah guessed “Vatican City”, she wasn’t too off the mark. Good on you, Selah!

Anyhow, what about you? Have you got an outfit inspired by a country?  What about anything British, blue or Doctor Who? Do tell…

 

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:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Old Navy
Palazzo pants – eBay
Sandals – Nordstrom Rack

:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ Not Dead Yet Style

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Daft Punk by Pentatonix

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