houndstooth

Today I’m showing you the outfit I wore to work at the library yesterday.  I have a feeling this week will be full of fashion posts, so I hope you like reading them (if not, tell me so!).  I’m planning a post on my Irish clan sweater and my birthday shopping haul from earlier this month.

The library I work at is a very small, rural library located in the old town hall and it is the only non residential building in the whole town.  When I’m working I’m the only librarian but I have a student assistant.  There isn’t really a dress code; since it is a small town library in a farming town jeans and sweaters are acceptable.  But anyone who knows me well would tell you that I prefer to wear dressier clothes whenever I can.  This is probably because I LIVED in jeans as a teenager and am now sick of them.

Anyways, I put together this outfit yesterday and I loved wearing it.  I felt classy but comfortable at the same time.

fall dresses

fall dresses
Grey shirt: Walmart
Houndstooth Dress: H&M
Tights: Walmart
Booties: Denver Hayes
Bag: Talize Thirft Store
Earrings and Bracelet: Pandora
Brooch on Dress: Michael’s
I am so into this bag right now!!  I have seen similar styles in magazines for years but they were always so expensive.  This one was bought at a recently opened thrift store in town; I got it for $7.00 :)  I was drawn to the colour of the bag first, then the style but the price is what really got me!  I’ve been using this bag exclusively for a few weeks now and I’m glad I bought it. 
green briefcase purse

The brooch I’m wearing is actually one my mom bought me years ago when I was making my wedding bouquet but I decided to keep it as a sweater brooch.  I’ve worn it often and it worked perfectly with this outfit,

sweater brooch

There’s a saying I’ve heard that I quite like:  You can never be overdressed or over educated.   I like to repeat the first part to myself when I’m picking out my clothes for the day because I often feel like I’m too dressed up for certain occasions.  It’s usually  easier to throw on my worn jeans and a hoodie when I go out but it’s more fun to wear an outfit like this.

About Christina

20-something; rural dwelling; wife to David; homeowner; pretty good cook; wearer of skirts; friend to all cats.

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