Met Roddy Doyle

And those of you who didn’t take literature in school ask: Who?


He’s the Irish author of The CommitmentsThe Woman Who Walked into Doors and now, The Dead Republic. And, if the reading I attended is any indication, he would make the coolest dinner guest ever.


Nerd that I am, I had him sign The Dead Republic. The unfortunate thing about it? It’s volume three of a trilogy. Which means there are about 800 pages standing between me and it.


The event must have inspired me. Because the next day I showed up dressed like a middle-aged author: tweed jacket, driving shoes and all.


With some bohemian touches: hippie dippy necklaces. I made the red and silver one, and I found the pendant in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.


It’s from a little shop tucked away in a picturesque courtyard off 5th Avenue (between Calle 6 and 8, in case you’re headed there).


My driving shoes? They’re from a far less quaint source: Cole Haan.


Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some reading to do.

P.S. Speaking of books: Facebook!

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  • Reply mc May 19, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    if i could meet one roddy it would probably be roddy piper.

  • Reply Melissa May 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I have this creepy desire to sit in your closet and stare at all your clothes.
    How is it you always have such perfect things to wear?
    Adorably stylish as always!

  • Reply Nicole May 20, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Those Cole Haan driving shoes are to die for, I love the colour and the croc leather. I must applaud you again for yet another successful pattern mix! Kelsey, you are queen of pattern mixing, I bow down to you hahaa. Love the houndstooth print blazer. Your posts reminds me that I want to get back into reading more. When I was younger, you’d have to pry books out of my hand at the dinner table lol. btw, will you be coming out to the StyleSpy even tmrw at Fine Finds? If so, hope to see you there! xo

  • Reply Kumiko May 20, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Love this entire outfit. Amazing. And you couldn’t have asked for a better muse.

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    You know, I’ve never paid attention to driving mocs before. But suddenly I’m seeing them on tons of bloggers and they look awesome on everyone (including you)!

  • Reply lisa May 20, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Kelsey, you look great! I love the tweed blazer and the Cole Haan driving shoes, and the cuffed jeans–I’ve been having a bit of a cuffed jeans moment this season so I’m all for that look.

  • Reply liv May 20, 2010 at 11:45 am

    cute! love your hand made jewelry and esp. the silver pendant. i’m very inspired by mexican design lately. might have something to do with reading your blog and seeing all those vibrant colours.

  • Reply erin May 20, 2010 at 11:53 am

    love it! really digging the mexican jewelry. and those cole haan’s…to die for! they look so insanely comfy.

  • Reply Larissa May 20, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Love the shoes! I love masculine pieces, especially when you have long girly hair or girly makeup.

    These suit you, great work!

  • Reply aliciafashionista May 20, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    The plaid herringbone blazer with the striped tee is an amazing combination. I find this look very inspiring, one of my favourites of yours! Perhaps I share the urge to dress up like a middle aged author?

  • Reply Teresa May 21, 2010 at 11:37 am

    the jewellery is so beautiful and unique. I’m eyeing those lofters…very comfy

  • Reply Couture Carrie May 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Very cool, darling!
    Love your blazer!


  • Reply nadia May 23, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    i love the writer professor look … its my favorite thing to channel in a outfit

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    That is SUCH a phenomenal opportunity. And I love your author-inspired ensemble – perfection, as per usual!! :)

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