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IT Geek & Fashionista

June 18th, 2010


There are only really a few IT women out there. I am not sure why, because this field is just a combination of a variety of common subjects such as math and art, both of which have a near equal representation of both sexes. I remember sticking out like a sore pink thumb in my college classes sitting among a pool of guys and and only a handful of gals (who sometimes just as well dressed and acted like the boys). I obviously don’t believe that all women in this field act like tomboys (or fictitious “fembots”). As far as I can remember, I’ve been hard-”wear”ed to mess around with computers just as long as I’ve been into fashion. I grew up with all brothers, but not once did I ever display an inch of masculinity in terms of the way I dressed. I do however like a lot of things that guys generally like or like to do, but I credit those acquired and welcomed behavioral patterns to my brothers and my ever coolest husband! Bottom line is that I may look and dress girly, but I really do enjoy a wide variety of things from the guys’ side in general. Having a technical background is just one of them (loving sci-fi movies is another!)

I felt like writing about being both an IT geek and a fashionista today because I really just wanted to show you what I wore (or most of what I wore) to a meeting I went to this morning. I had to do an informal presentation and demo on a document management application my team and I were proposing to a county in Virginia. I was reminded of my two favorite women IT professors back in my college, whom I greatly admired for their beauty, skills, and exquisite senses of style. RateMyProfessors.com had outstanding hotness records for them both even though they acted and dressed very professional and stylishly modest at all times. Yes, I said hotness. I wouldn’t have really admired them if they were anything less than the other things I mentioned!


I had my hair in an easy updo because it was “haute” outside and my hair has gotten quite long. I think this hairdo looked most appropriate for the setting, don’t you think? Maybe it’s also because I didn’t want to keep flipping my hair out of nervousness!

Moving on to off topics!

This is just one of two books that I got from the library a few weeks ago. They were to serve as both art and music inspirations!

Here is a close-up of all the jewelry I was wearing during the shoot. One of my professors loved pairing bold jewelry with office clothes.

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34 Responses to “IT Geek & Fashionista”

  1. Lisa

    Whew.You look very authentic,like a stewardess maybe.What I love most about your post is the pattern& color of the cups and of course that book.Sometimes I do love look-books(or is it called picture books?),sometimes when you just don’t feel like reading.It is easy and great inspiration.

  2. Rachel @ a la Modest

    Thank you! I wouldn’t call them picture books! lol. That just sounds like they came from the children’s section! I would say they are graphic books :)

    PS- I cannot access your blog anymore!

  3. Tawny

    too adorable!
    You MUST share where you found such a cute outfit! Cause I need one!
    I love all things vintage!
    Aldo, if you don’t mind, maybe you could post a how to on that cute up-do!

  4. Tatoom

    Im lovin’ it!!
    Your style, your words,your site…i mean, everything here. Follow you;)
    Pls visit me whenver you have time and if you wanna follow me as well I wont stop you;)

  5. Rachel @ a la Modest

    Top and belt are thrifted. The shoes and jewelry are from Ebay. The skirt is from some department store, which I don’t remember! The scarf was a gift.

    Yes, I was thinking of doing a how-to on the updo sometime soon! :) Very easy.

  6. Youth Against Fashion

    Love this style a lot :D And great accessories :D

  7. Modesty is Pretty

    You look so pretty and lady-like. I think that it’s great that you mention that about not being a tomboy just because you grew up with only brothers, it’s different since most girls say the opposite.
    By the way I wanted to thank you for adding me to your links.

  8. Leah

    Gorgeous and so elegant… love the look. I admire geeks and I have a high regard for them… I am a trying-hard geek myself. Hahaha!

    Happy weekend! xoxo

  9. cherie

    hi! this is a pretty look, i especially love the updo :)

    paradeofdresses.blogspot.com

  10. Natasha

    That outfit is super cute!

    Thanks for entering my fashion show! I’m so excited to see what God can do through this. Have an awesome weekend!
    Natasha

  11. Megan

    Oooo! Love the editing in these pictures. And your hair, and that bracelet (in the right on the collage) is fabulous! Where do you get all your wonderful clothes?

  12. Sarah

    I just discovered your blog and LOVE it!!

  13. Heather Feather

    I love this outfit! And it’s great to find out more about your personality :)

  14. Krizia

    Thanks for the comment – so sweet!
    I really like this look,
    you look very sophisticated.

    x Krizia

    http://www.krizia-shark-attack.blogspot.com

  15. Nina

    Head to toe chic!

  16. Victoria / Justice Pirate

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. That is awesome to find other modest Christians and ones married to Robs. haha. I love that book that you posted. It looks like it is interesting. I will be following your blog now!!

  17. My Republic of Fashion

    This outfit is gorgeous. I love your hair too!SarahD

  18. Lisa

    oh sure,I know why that is.I will change it soon.
    Graphic book works as well !

  19. Holly

    wow u look like nancy drew! i love it! xx

  20. Kawaii

    beautiful. vintage.

  21. Cheryl

    Oh my, your haute vintage personified! Love, love your look here. I ´think there´s nothing wrong with being pretty and brainy at the same time. ;)

    To answer your question, yes I´ve been living in Spain for almost 3 yrs. now and my Spanish language skills are still elementary. hahaha!

  22. PinkBow

    great look, good to see dressing up in the workplace. love those little cups

  23. MarchMusings

    Love all the pix. So well styled and the colours are just gorgeous.

  24. MarchMusings

    Forgot to add, I’m your newest follower.

  25. uki

    love how the hem of the skirt just grazes the knee, a modest length but it definitely exudes glamour and sophistication. great look!

  26. honey

    wow!! you look like 40′s diva!!! very elegant :)

  27. gizelle faye

    love love LOVE this outfit!
    it is such a classic and sooo chic!

    thanks for encouraging words on my last post…your story really inspired me. i hope that i do get out of this rut…will have to get the courage to tell my mom that i want to resign and take a break for a while…hmmmm.

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

  28. marianna

    Absolutely adorable outfit, love everything about it, bravo!

  29. Meg

    This is so cool! If I ever work in an office, this outfit will be my jumping-off point of inspiration.

  30. Sandy a la Mode

    oh my goodness, these photos look like they are straight out of a magazine, seriously!! LOVE your outfit and the framing of the pictures!!

  31. Chandra

    I’m sure you impressed everyone with this getup!! :) You look great! I love khaki and you paired everything nicely.

    I can tell that you also have a passion for music!

  32. Lauren Ashley

    Absolutely, breathtakingly, beautiful! I LOVE the way you put all of this together, very classic, professional, feminine, perfect…Can I say more?

    I do posts once a week featuring websites/bloggers who pursue modesty in their dress (as well as outfits I come up with), would you mind if I featured you and these pictures next week? Here’s a sampling of previous posts…

    Thanks!
    ~Lauren

    http://leastinthekingdom.blogspot.com/2010/06/day-1-modest-fashion-week.html

    http://leastinthekingdom.blogspot.com/2010/06/mod-modesty-monday-take-road-trip-with.html

    http://leastinthekingdom.blogspot.com/2010/05/mod-modesty-monday-depression-era-hobo.html

    http://leastinthekingdom.blogspot.com/2010/05/mod-modesty-monday-fashion-boutique.html

  33. Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride

    I love everything about your outfit…what an inspiration.

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