July 12, 2012

Old School

Dress: French Connection, Hat: Reiss (similar), Shoes: Gap (similar), Accessories: Tiffany eyeglasses, Jimmy Choo for H&M bracelet, Frank Gehry for Fossil watch, Bag; Baggu, gifted notebook 

When I was a kid, I used to frequent the library a lot. Every summer, I joined the book club there and any night when my family would take me out with them on to dinners with other adults, I would bring a book to read since there weren't any other kids around. I even dreamed I wanted to be a librarian one day. Shall we say that I was just a bit nerdy?

This outfit brings me back to the more scholarly days when I used to dedicate more time to finishing a book and the days I couldn't wait to read what would happen next (with a nod to the days I used to write like I could never get enough thoughts on to the paper - hence the notebook in my hand). It's simple and feminine but still has pops of my personality with bold colors and quirkiness. In the past few years, I have forgotten a lot about the simpler things that used to make me happy so I'm thrilled to "re-discover" my forgotten joys.







24 comments:

  1. SO CUTE, nancy! you always look SO chic and put together! i LOVE that dress!!!

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  2. Loooove this dress so much, the stripes, the length...EVERYTHING! Paired with red shoes? Adorable!
    You look fantastic!

    Maja - clotheskinksandcurls.blogspot.ca

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  3. Such a classic dress. Looks great on you :)

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  4. That is so cute Nancy!! I love what you did with that concept!! You look lovely...I'm following,Please follow back? It would mean a lot to me :)
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  5. Me too! I used to love going to the library and coming home with an armful of goodies for the week! When I was in college, I got a job at the library for just that reason so now I've checked one of my dream jobs off the list! Now how do I go about being a Canadian mountee...?!
    --Vivienne

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  6. SO cute. love the simple silhouette - the pop of red and your adorable glasses and hat!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  7. This dress looks amazing you, it fits you perfectly! So pretty! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  8. You look stunning! I love your mid length dress and it looks so chic with the red heels. The blue bag is also a great splash of colour! :)

    Take care, Daniella xox

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  9. Hi sweetie, I love your look, you're so pretty :P ♥
    I hope you'll like my blog^^
    Kisses

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  10. I love the striped dress! And those shoes are amazing with it! I'm your newest follower :)

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  11. Love this look. The length of the dress is so classy but the fit & accessories make it fun :)

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  12. Love the bright blue with the stripes.

    Collections

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  13. Hey! thanks 4 your comment & visit! i think that your shoes are really gorgeous. Hope to see u soon in "KS"
    xoxo

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  14. You look lovely!

    xx
    http://www.eugenemarseille.com/

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  15. i love how you matched that dress with those red heels!

    chooohanna.blogspot.com

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  16. I am in love with this outfit! The pops of color are so chic!

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  17. Love this dress it's simple and cute! And you definitely don't look like your going to school x

    http://styleofalondontallgirl.blogspot.com

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  18. Cute look! Nice that your accessories aren't the same colour; I often match my shoes to bag and that's really not necessary I see. :D

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  19. This dress is the perfect go-to piece for the summer. I could see it dressed up with a blazer, too.

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  20. Adore this look. the red shoes, blue bag - everything <3

    http://monstermagpie.blogspot.com/

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  21. I really love this outfit, Nancy! That dress fits you like a glove! It's gorgeous, especially with the heels! I am a totally library geek!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  22. Love the red heels with the stripes.
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  23. I'm in love with this dress! It looks amazing on you.

    XO,
    Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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