Monday, April 11, 2011

I want to live in old dresses

Stripes + Dots, originally uploaded by You dress like a librarian.
Via Flickr:
Vintage Blue stripe dress with polka dot trim: Thrifted
Brown flats: Xhilaration
Timepiece necklace: Etsy

The only thing I had going on today was a virtual chat shift and my online class. Thusly, I biked to campus and biked back to spend the rest of the day watching British Mysteries (Inspector Lynley) and cataloging my e-book record. As a result, I needed my most comfortable (and pretty) house dress to keep me motivated to work. Outside the library I find that dressing a bit fancier (but still comfy) helps me get into a work mood.

Let me be honest and say that this is my favorite dress and favorite vintage find ever. I found it on accident when I went with my friend to find an apron for her "I Love Lucy" costume. I was actually looking for a glass pitcher so I mainly stayed in the housewares section but was dragged into the clothes to look for another apron for her. I found this beauty: blue stripes and polka dots. I didn't think it would fit but I tried it on anyways and it fit like it was made for me. Love.

I like thrifting because I find it totally opposite of my work life. I go into research with a plan. Even with students, I do a reference interview to figure out what they are looking for and then I figure out which sources will give them exactly what they want. I find with thrifting, I find the best stuff when I am not looking for anything particular. It's strange to do something without a plan but, I imagine, it's probably healthy!

I mean check out these polka dots:


  1. Very cute dress. I know what you mean. Do you ever wear heeels. Might be cute. If I may say, you might try lengthening your spine and crossing your ankles for a more flattering posture. Just tryin' to help. p.s. there's a librarian trapped in me, too.

  2. Thanks for the tip!! I am such a shortie that I am always looking for better ways to present myself in photos so I don't look so little and schlumpy.

    I do wear heels but I most often end up in flats because they are so comfortable. I am a sucker for comfort!