Sep 28, 2010

I'll still be a geek after nobody thinks it's chic...

Geek. (gk) Slang n. 1. A person who has chosen concentration rather than conformity; one who passionately pursues skill (especially technical skill) and imagination, not mainstream social acceptance; 2. A person who relates academic subjects to the real world outside of academic studies; 3. A person with a devotion to something in a way that places him or her outside the mainstream. This could be due to the intensity, depth, or subject of their interest.

Geeks get things done.
Oversized cardigan- Zara TRF
Blouse- Tyler
Skirt and Tie- Zara
Shoes- Forever 21 Miu Miu inspired Platforms from Lissa
Purse- Vintage Dior

I've never been preppy but I've always been a nerd. It may not really show cause I love to dress up and buy makeup but I am probably the geekiest person most people in my circle would know. Add that with obsessive compulsive personality disorder and an ISTJ Personality archetype, and you probably get a plethora of geek related behavior. And while I do prefer National Geographic and Discovery Channel to HBO 100% of the time, I managed to balance it somehow with an equally severe fashion obsession.

I am quite happy though that "geek chic" and nerd-inspired pieces are a major 2010 trend and runway sighting the past few seasons. While trendy or not, I will remain a nerd, I guess it helps that now I can somehow combine both!
Inspiration: Check out Geek Chic looks on the runway and on print...

(Photo Credits: The Skinny Blog by Forever21 ; Fashion Trend 1st ; Glamour Chick Files ; Cynthia Steffe)


  1. Geeks rule!
    I love the cardigan and shoes!

  2. totally geek chic!!! i adore the shoes so much!! :D

    Animated Confessions

  3. I love the cardigan! The patch on the pocket is a nice touch. And your hair looks really pretty!

    Oh and I'm ENTP. Psy major, yes? :D


  4. You're always WOOOOOONDERFULLL Honey *_*

  5. OMG stunning! I can't even say what I like the most about this look! The glasses? The shoes? The cardigan? Everything together?

  6. you are so cute joanna! I love your shoes <3

  7. Nice style joanna! You did great on making the inspiration totally you :)

    Melai of Style and Soul

  8. cute! like like the cardi n shoes!


  9. Gooooooooorgeous socks, where are they from?? They are just the right lengths for those shoes.. and those shoes! So many possibilities, with tights, and socks, and colours and texture! I love your style!
    Sarah x

  10. jl, what i love about u is that you PLAY DRESS UP like everyday and its really wonderful. u can be a different character everyday . thats the real essence of style. i love u. we love u!


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