Wednesday, February 16, 2011

hitting the books

Second attempt at taking photos in the real world. It's hard! Especially because I feel so self conscious doing it that I refuse to take any where I might run in to someone, which leads me to my counterintuitive choice of the library! Our library is always crowded, 8 floors and none of them are ever abandoned. Snuck around until I found an isolated corner, had a couple of scares though. I grabbed my tripod and tried to make myself as small as possible behind a bookshelf.. Gosh, you would think I was selling drugs or something.

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Hopefully, this anxiety will lessen as I keep taking photos. Our library really is absolutely gorgeous, it's one of my favorite places on campus. Half of it is older and then the newer half was built incorporating the old exterior, so there are brick walls which are now part of the interior. There is old wrought iron and new floor length windows that stream in the light. I'm going to try (try being the imperative word) to make it out of bed one of these mornings really early and beat the rush and take some more photos for you. These don't do it justice.

So I bought this skirt with the intention of using it for "professional" purposes. Unfortunately junior year seems to be ushering in the real world (much to my dismay) and I need a couple things I can wear to interviews etc. This one is really great, from J.Crew, and is a thick, soft wool. I think the thick part is really important because if you're going to be tucking shirts in, you need the fabric to be thick enough to not show all the bunches or layers underneath.

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Anyway, I showed my boy the skirt and he asked if I'd ever wear it on a regular basis and I said, probably not. He thought that was a shame, so I wore it for him today. I tried to dress it down, so that I wouldn't stick out amongst sweatshirts and jeans. What do you think?

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Outfit Details: Button-up shirt & skirt- J.Crew// Scarf- Christmas gift//Tights- WeLoveColors// Socks-Smartwool// Booties- Steve Madden

It's Wednesday which means it is all down hill from here. How exciting is that? Also, my dad's Valentine's Day gift arrived today. Well actually it arrived last Friday, but I kept forgetting to get it until now. Contents to be displayed on a future post! Get excited :] I certainly am.

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Well that's all for now. I think I'll try to wrap up some work OR watch an episode of Gossip Girl or Big Bang Theory... decisions, decisions.



kate maggie said...

You are the cutest! I love libraries so much. You look so lovely between all the books and I want your shoes! Smitten! Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week love. xo

Lula said...

Nice little corner you found there! i'd never have the courage to do that at my school's library!

Kenziefaith said...

I love these pictures! I've always wanted to take some in a library. You're wearing such a cute outfit - I loove it!

KF x

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Chic & Cliché said...

Thanks for your comment :)

This outfit looks amazing - and so professional!
I'm now following you so waiting for your future posts :)


A Thrifty Mrs said...

Such a cute outfit.
You're so brave!

Ria :) said...

Your outfit is sooo cute :)

maggeygrace said...

You are SO brave! I just have to say that. I could never bring my tripod into a library and do the same! eeek! You look adorable though. I love your shoes!

Robyn said...

I love the location and the outfits. Trust me, the more often you get caught taking pictures of yourself the easier it becomes. I used to get up and go to the park at 7am to minimize interactions, now I say eff it and head out when the lighting is good.

Olivia Isabella. said...

Thank you for your comment!
The location is great, hope your confidence grows so there's more of them!
Skirt is gorgeous and I like it with the checkered shirt.
UO x

Maria said...

I found your blog over at the Delightful Dozen. I love your outfit in this post. :) Also it's great to see another Philosophy grad that's also a fashion blogger. :)

Danielle Ryann said...

love the second photo. kudos for you being brave enough to take pictures in a public place; i never am!