A Book Print Dress at the Indianapolis Library


I don't know much about Indiana or Indianapolis. I can't recommend the best places to eat or shop (although I did explore a few lovely vintage shops on this trip), but I can tell you the library is gorgeous. Ironically, but perhaps not surprisingly, it's a place I seem to visit every time I make the trip out here to see some of my family. This time I even had a book print dress lurking in the depths of my luggage perfect for the setting. I do love a quirky or novelty print and book prints are some of the best perfectly combining my love of fashion and novels. This one from Modcloth is a lovely, muted print perfect for autumn of classic-looking hardcovers with embossed covers interspersed with vintage eyeglasses. Perhaps the perfect dress for a future #booknymph post? One of these days I'll have to do some proper exploration of Indianapolis, but for now, you'll find me at the library, squeezed between a few shelves with some sort of sci fi novel in my hands...
Joules jacket, vintage brooch, Modcloth dress c/o, old heels, Clare V purse

Joules jacket, vintage brooch, Modcloth dress c/o, old heels, Clare V purse

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  1. I love the vintage look of the photos. The library, your outfit, and you are beautiful. :)

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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  2. Ah I love the whimsical, vintage vibe to this post. Your outfit photos in the library look really great, that book printed dress is a real find, and so perfect for the setting. :-) xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  3. What a beautiful library! How wonderful it would be to have a library that beautiful to visit!

    There is a hotel, attached to a mall, near the train station in Indianapolis. I was 14 and I don't know the name, but I stayed there a night. The hotel rooms are actually vintage train cars, remade, inside the building. Each one was decorated in memory of a famous American (one was John Phillip Sousa). It would be a fun place for photos, but I thin you have to have a room in order to have access to the trains.

    The state capitol building would also be a beautiful place for photos.

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  4. That dress is so pretty, I love the print
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  5. I love everything about this post! The dress, the library, the glasses. You look darling!
    xo
    Kristina
    eyreeffect.com

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  6. This is absolutely perfect and makes my heart so happy! #allthehearteyes
    I think you should do a post on book recommendations sometime! :) I'd love to see what you like to read!
    // Samantha
    https://thebryantsblog.com/home/szalonnasutes-at-normafa

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    1. Hi Samantha, I actually have done a post on my favorite books, you can find it here: http://www.aclotheshorse.co.uk/2016/07/outfit-my-favorite-books-perfect-dress.html
      And I share a monthly book list on the blog as well that shares what I'm reading at the moment :)

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  7. I wish we could have this kind of library in my city in France.
    Anyway, I'm probably in love with you photo since I've discovered your instagram!

    xx

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  8. I haven't been there in years, but I have fond memories of visiting the Indianapolis downtown library as a child. My family even took our Christmas picture there one year!
    Next time you're in Indy, I would recommend visiting the grounds of the Art Museum and a visit to Conner Prairie.
    *Recommend by an Indianapolis native.

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I'll try to check those out next time :)

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  9. That's a truly lovely place and dress!!!

    Sora.
    http://dangerouslyme.com/

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  10. Always love your photos, Rebecca! You do such a wonderful job combining your outfit palettes with your background settings.
    Can I ask a practical question? When you do outfit shoots in public places like this, how do you go about it? Do you give the proprietors a heads up and prearrange a time for the shoot, or do you follow the "better ask forgiveness than permission" policy? Thanks in advance for any tips you're willing to share!

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    1. I don't mind sharing; I have answered this question before, so it's not like a secret or anything lol ;p So with private establishments, always ask first. I don't take pictures in a coffee shop or store unless I know the owner won't mind and knows what I'm doing. Most of the time I don't prearrange the shoot; I just ask when I get there and no one has said no yet, but you can count the number of times I shoot in a cafe or shop or really any indoor location on one hand! Lol, I much prefer not having to think about that/ask someone, so I mostly shoot outdoors in public spaces or private farms when I know/am related to the farmer! With public spaces, you don't have to ask permission b/c legally you're allowed to take pictures in public spaces, BUT if it's busy/crowded/small I would still ask permission. Only if you happen to be in say, a large museum, and a quiet corner of it would I take pictures without asking first (again granted it is a public museum and you're following their photo-policy, like no flash). For me, I'm making an informed decision about what I put online and I respect others rights to make the same informed decision for themselves, so I try really hard to never have anyone else visible in my pictures b/c they didn't go to the library that day with the intention of being on a blog.

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