Thursday, January 27, 2011

After Hours

Sweater, Tank Top and Skirt- Anthropologie
Flats- DSW
Pin- Vintage
Nail Polish- Bonita Gray with Sally Hansen Black Pen

I'm so thrilled to be back at blogging again after a few month break. My brother got me a tripod for Christmas, so I'll be able to post a lot more frequently. My goal is to post with self-taken shots every couple days and throw in photoshoot pictures around once a week. What better way to start with this awesome photoshoot? I'm such a sucker for themes. This one's pretty apparent...

What did I do last Saturday night? Hang out in the library, of course. Does that make me cool because I'm not afraid to admit it or still incredibly lame no matter how you look at it..? Please don't actually answer that. Good thing is, I was not studying (sorry Mom and Dad). The top floor is eerily cool as I discovered the one time I actually took a book out. I bought this amazing skirt and immediately wanted to venture back to take pictures.

You see, I could never pull off the sexy librarian look because I never had glasses. BUT NOW I DO. Seriously, you don't know how happy I was to find out my eyes were deteriorating. Trust me, it beats the  plastic crooked pair I used to wear  from Hot Topic when I was 13 (That with 4 pairs of rainbow toe socks...)  Love that the frames are black, and thick enough to stand out but thin enough to not reek of hipster. Reasonable cautions.

As much as I used the skirt to play up the conservative, early 70s-esque book-worm look, I think it goes beyond themes. It's beautifully made, extremely versatile color wise, and actually very comfortable. Oh, and warm. Cause apparently I live in Siberia. Fact.

Who knew I could enjoy a cowl neck so much? The Delia's catalogues would always show a cowl neck sweater named The Paige. I was resentful at 13. But perhaps it was a sign.

Enough for now. Crappy (but made with love) tripod pics to come.

Also, how great is that book title? I found it rather appealing.


  1. Hahaha, you should've titled your post with that awesome book title. Or just save that title for a future pet. It totes fits.

    oh geeez I have a tripod, technically, but it keeps on breaking (my clumsiness didn't help) so it's a bummer. Good thing I have some friends and various ledges for my camera...

    I totally can relate to going back to a random isolated spot to take pictures; it's just fun! in a weird way. And major props for the librarian look/glasses. 8D

    I'll definitely be taking pictures on my 21st, but I can't promise that I'll post all of them up, haha. Oh, and to answer your question, I just use Photoshop for the effects. I like fiddling around with it a lot, especially easily cloning myself!

    Stay warm!

    Toast with Charmalade

  2. love the post:D check it out if you like it we can follow each other xx

  3. SEXY (librarian) can i?
    never been to the top floor of mugar, now i shall. and yes, it is lame to hang out in the lib on a sat night under any circumstance.

  4. Not studying? What am I paying all this $$ for? Love you, angel. - your Pops