Books Constitute Capital

Visiting my sister means learning how to be an aunt and exploring her city during nap time. I tell you, hanging out with a two year old can be very humbling when you're told you're playing the game wrong and need to go downstairs. I think I redeemed myself later though at a later point because I was told I was not allowed to go downstairs but had to stay in her room and play. Victory! When she eventually lay down for a nap my brother-in-law held down the fort and my sister took me to their absolutely majestic public library. Since I was little I spent a lot of time in a variety of libraries since my family moved often and despite a few lectures from libraries because I forgot my library card or personal identification number (did anyone else have library number in Elementary school they had to memorize to check books out...?) they have often been one of my favorite places but I've never been in a library as beautiful as this one. Spacious rooms, tall ceilings, ornate bookcases with gilded figures--it definitely puts the libraries I usually visit to shame. We couldn't visit for long, but I'm already looking forward to a chance when I can go back and sit in one of the quiet reading rooms with a good book and no reason to leave.

Outfit details:
UO blouse (old)
old flats (similar)
*pictures by Emily



  1. These pictures are just brilliant. Love them!

  2. I dream of a day in which I might possibly have my own little library. It is on the list for the things that I want in my "house of dreams" (i.e., a sewing room, a library, a weeping willow tree, etc.). Is it just me, or did you get a haircut? I love your bangs! I had blunt bangs for a while but I found that they made my face look a little wide. Now I have side-swept bangs that are in great need of a trim. Have a lovely day!

    Anna Neumann from The Whistling Willow

  3. love those pants!!


  4. Libraries are such magical places! Looks like this one could be a setting for some epic story!

  5. Libraries can be such a magical place. These pictures are beautiful, and I'm still in love with your hair. I wish I could get that color without having to fry off all my hair.


    Sweet Helen Grace

  6. I love that you have been wearing pants more in your outfit posts. I tend to wear dresses most of the time, and seeing these photos makes me want to challenge myself to style an outfit with pants more often. You look so cute! :)


  7. Great outfit!

  8. ah, how glorious! i still get amazed at how you manage to take photos at libraries; here, even if you manage to sneak a camera in, you get shooed away at the sound of a single click...

  9. That library is gorgeous, I could spend hours in there just hanging out and relaxing. Your outfit and wonderful too!

  10. Ahhh, beautiful libraries are a balm for any kind of heart ache.

  11. This library looks simply magical! I can imagine myself sitting there, flipping pages for ages~

  12. Wow, this is so inspiring. I've never seen a library like this in person - ours are all formica based, haha.

  13. I love you're hair color :)

  14. Love everything about this! A little different from your usual posts and outfits. And that library, holy heck.


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