I wore this dress for two reasons: first, I haven’t worn it since I was full-time librarianing, and second, because it scares the hell out of me. It’s silk. It’s dry-clean only. It’s for fancy ladies. Even when I wore it as a librarian, the other librarians would ask, “Why are you so dressed up? Is it for the class you’re going to teach? You know you don’t have to dress up THAT much. (Or at all, because we’re librarians.)” And so it’s hardly been worn, and I have been contemplating giving it away, instead of it hanging there in my closet.
But? I feel so damn powerful in it. I feel sexy and important and gorgeous. I LOVE IT. I am keeping it, and I’m going to wear it A LOT.
Dress: Diane Von Furstenburg, but THRIFTED. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? YOU SHOULD TOTALLY GO THRIFT SHOPPING. I got it for $30, and it still had the (faint-inducing) price tag on it. It was originally $170. SCORE. (You can click on the middle photo to see the whole dress, if you so choose.)
Sweater: J. Crew
Princess Leia Buns: Awesome
Librarian Glasses: Sexy