Outfit: To The Library


Ah, libraries, the still point of a spinning world. It is fitting to be taking pictures in the library again, not just because my book-lined skirt matches the shelves so well, but because I've been finding solace and spending time with my nose buried in a novel quite often these days. If I were an author I think it would be my greatest privilege not to be on a best-selling list, but to have my book take up residence in some beautiful library, where it might rub elbows with other greats and get read and read again for decades by various young readers. Sometimes I think the world of books is a little too alluring; that to slip between the pages into some other universe that sparks dangerously into your heart might make you forget or overly resent the demands of this all too real world. But there are also lessons to be learned from strangers you cannot meet outside the written page; lessons experienced in one surreal world that are still easily applied to your own. As you learned to read and write from scribbles on a white page, so you can also learn to forgive, or be brave. I never really dated before my husband, being unintentionally single for twenty-odd years, but I experienced romances that defied time and space and dragons. I think if I want my life to resemble anything, more than a movie or musical or hashtag of goals, then what I would most like it to be modeled after would be some storybook that inspired me when I was younger. So that in some way I might dance between the pages of my favorite novels forever.  

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15 comments:

  1. Why does your library look so good! It's so classic - the ones here in Hong Kong are so pristine and new and high tech and *sighs*
    Anyway, cute outfit! :)

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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    1. We have modern/plaid libraries here too! This one is actually a research library, hence all the super old/pretty books, but it's my favorite one to go to on a gloomy day because it is so pretty!

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  2. If you aren't just absolutely the most darling thing in the world! I so agree with your sentiment about books! There's something so sacred about a book. A library is a wondrous place where you can feel the stories all around as you walk in the door. I want to build a huge library in my future house. A girl can dream, right? ;)

    xoxo

    Jenna

    www.awhimsywonderland.com

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    1. My dream house has a tower of books--like an old tower lined with books and a spiral staircase up the center! :)

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    2. Oh my that's my dream too, aaaah! Love this post. Love, Kirsten x

      www.thelifbissue.com

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  3. I completely agree. The privelage of reading my favorite books and discovering new ones over the years are some of my most precious moments. I love being wrapped up in another world, traveling the world, and meeting new people all from the comforts of my home!

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  4. Your skirt is so cute, I love it with the beret
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  5. This post was so perfectly written, I feel exactly the same!
    Could you make a post telling us about your favourite fantasy stories/books?
    Lots of love from Perú

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    1. I'm always really reluctant to share my favorite books b/c I'm weirdly shy about them haha, but I did actually share a list awhile back in this post: http://www.aclotheshorse.co.uk/2016/07/outfit-my-favorite-books-perfect-dress.html

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  6. These pictures are so lovely! Your skirt is so cute!

    http://MartasFashionDiary.com/

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  7. You look stunning! And the library is the perfect setting for this amazing outfit. <3

    xx
    Sandra

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  8. Your outfit looks amazing and that library : just wow! :)
    Where is it? Is it a public library??

    Thanks!

    Best wishes,
    Helene

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    1. Thank you! It's the Armagh Public Library; public yes, but it's actually a research library.

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  9. Such a lovely library! :) And the outfit is spot on!

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  10. That was beautifully written :)
    And I totally agree, novels are the best inspiration!

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