Librarian Style

Librarian Style |  Librarian Style |

Every once in a while when modeling items for my shop, I put on a garment and realize I can’t bear to part with it. That’s the danger of having items that fit you when you mean to sell them. But when I put on this vintage dress — which I didn’t try on when I found it (I generally try things to see how they look on, even if they’re too small or too large) — I decided that it was going to become a permanent part of my wardrobe. The color is gorgeous, the sleeves are so unique, and it buttons which means I can wear it while breastfeeding!

Plus, I mean, it matches my brooch perfectly so obviously I have to keep it.

Librarian Style | Librarian Style |

And it’s funny that I would have chosen to keep this one when I also have a polka dot + stripe circle skirt pocketed dress that is in the 80’s does 50’s style. With my love of twirly skirts and polka dots, I would have thought I’d keep that one instead. And in fact, when I pulled that one off the rack and bought it prior to trying it on, I thought I would keep it, too. But it’s got a wide sailor-esque collar that, while gorgeous, isn’t quite my thing. Plus, my husband gave it a major side-eye.

Perhaps I also really love this dress because it makes me feel like a retro librarian, and I’ve always had an extremely romanticized idea of what being a librarian is like, with my love for books and sorting.

Librarian Style |

Dress and brooch, vintage/thrifted | heels, thrifted | glasses, c/o Firmoo

I think behind it all, the reason I keep most clothes is the story they tell. I’m realizing that’s a very large part of why I love certain garments even if they don’t match my style (though this dress is a perfect match for those five words I mentioned earlier)

I hope you’re all having a wonderful week! Keep an eye on my Etsy shop – I am hoping to do a shop update here on the blog soon, but in the meantime I’ve been adding some really amazing vintage pieces, and one has already sold. I can’t wait to get the ten dresses I found listed! They are truly great!

Happy Wednesday!


Bloglovin|Facebook|Twitter|Pinterest|Instagram|Fiction Press|Etsy|Photography


  • Lyndsey M

    YESSSS. That dress is SO gorgeous! I’m glad you kept it because it looks so good on you. I have dreamt of being a librarian for as long as I can think of, and actually applied for a librarian’s assistant job at our local library recently! I might actually go to school for it. I love having options, but sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. I guess it’s kinda like buying dresses to sell that also fit you.. so many options it’s a little overwhelming! ;P

  • Amia

    I love love love this dress, it’s adorable! Not going to lie, some days I do go to work dressed that way so I can hold on to my childhood dream of being Belle from Beauty and the Beast, but most days librarian work isn’t that glamorous haha!