Thursday, January 27, 2011

Read My Sequins

Let’s consider this another exercise in dressing down sequins – pairing a subtly sequined tank with jeans, a camel boyfriend cardigan, and a sporty watch. You also get a healthy dose of photographer thumb on the left (you’re welcome) and a peak at the cute little key necklace that my helpmeet slipped in my Christmas stocking.







Many readers comment on my book shelves (I’m a total bibliophile) and since it seems like people really value the idea of an extensive home library, here are some book filled spaces that I’ve been crushing on.









images from my weheartit archive

45 comments:

Marie a la Mode said...

All of the bookcases are amazing, that last one is pretty cool I must say!

And your key necklace is gorgeous.

Jessica Weingarten said...

Great outfit! Camel always seems to be one of the best ways to tone anything down. It did your top (which I love, by the way) justice!

Also, that third last photo is to die for. It's my goal to buy a whackload of National Geographic magazines this summer and make some sort of display out of them. They always stand out so well!

Raeshelle said...

that's one messy library! the 'read' book case though!! amazing!!!

love from,
raeshelle!

this free bird said...

I love your necklace! It's really pretty and I like the pile of keys vs. one single.

Now about those books - that is like heaven!!

How did the dissertation go??

xo,
C

laura said...

You may be a bibliophile, but are you a bibliophibian? :)

That necklace is so adorable, and I love how it stands out amidst the sea of sparkles behind it.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I dig the dressed down sequins!

Chelsea Lane said...

I love your book collection! this look is so cute, I love how you dress down sequins :)

xoxo

Miss Emma Kitty said...

I Love these pics. I have a bookshelf that is a replica of King Tut's Sarcophagus. It doesn't fit many books though lol. I Love how you dressed down the sequins. I Love the camel colored cardi with the black sequin top.

Katie said...

Love the tank!

said...

LOVE this post. I'm obsessed with watches...I love keys (I'm a Kappa) and I love reading and the look of bookshelves! Don't think I'm weird or anything lol.

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Olivia said...

love the READ bookcase. thats so clever!

Amandamarie said...

i love your watch! its simple, and classic :)

xxx

Penny Dreadful said...

I lust after libraries like this. The comfy chair in the first pic is my favourite, but that image of the tumbledown library with trees in the middle is amazing! I am saving this post to my faves x

cathy. said...

Cute outfit! I love all those photos of bookshelves. I probably wouldn't get around to reading all of them, but they're lovely to look at :P

xx

Debby said...

I love books too... no built ins unfortunately. Saves on the dusting though! xo

Collette Osuna said...

LOVE the READ wall...very very cool....and how cute are you wearing that key necklace? so cute!

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Closet Fashionista said...

Love the outfit! and I looove all those libraries...makes me wish I had more books to have a wall :p
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Isabel said...

i love the key necklace!

Leia said...

I love your top and necklace and all the bookshelves!

Leia

Bonnie said...

I am so in love with your necklace. <3

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Deni said...

lovely bookcases...great blog!


xx
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RB said...

Cute outfit! I have a bunch of dressy/sequiny tops that I think are a waste sometimes. i'll have to try dressing them down...I think a cardigan/cover is key. What is a helpmeet?

-RB
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Henar said...

I love the keys necklace and the book shelf is amazing!
xx

Henar
...OH MY VOGUE!

nathalie said...

really like your blog ;)
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Together We Save said...

Love your book cases!!

Tashrin said...

I love the first second and the fifth one. I am a huge bibliophile but now that we have to move pretty often and we don't have a car I depend mostly on Toronto public library. But once I get our own home, I'll slowly start building a nice little library. Give me a good book and some snack...or even no snacks....I am the happiest girl alive.

Look forward to hearing from you

Love

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Kavery said...

The tree looks so healthy despite being inside and the library looks so delightful.

Pierrot le Fou said...

wow love the tree library haha! everyone always comments on how many books we have at home haha

Fashion Queen said...

I am in love with the last photo.

Twenty.Something said...

Love this look! And that watch is awesome! You look great.

Pamela said...

Oh I just died a little bit from the beauty of these libraries. I would love nothing more than to have my own library one day ... gah!

Ninjagaiden78 said...

Cool watch and necklace.
I like the libraries, especially the one that says "READ."

Style, She Wrote said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these bookshelves! So cool! Especially the "READ" shelves. Clever! xo style, she wrote

Sandra Leiva said...

I love your keys necklace, so cute! <3

Jenny Z. said...

My gosh! I'm having spasms of library-envy from these pictures! I love wearing sequined things. I think you do a marvelous job incorporating sparkly things into your wardrobe.

xx Jenny

Sarah said...

woooow i love those photos of old libraries!

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

i love the ring. and that bookshelf that says "READ" is super creative.


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Chloe said...

Holy crap! Some of these libraries are INCREDIBLE! I'm a total book junkie - they're currently stashed under my bed, in my closet, even in my desk drawers. I've run out of roooom!

Love your watch! So cool.

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Elle Sees said...

oooh i love the bookshelves. i'll be over to read, kk?

Jessica said...

Next two things to add to my wishlist: a sparkly tee for day and a tree in my library!

Annebeth said...

great job at dressing down the sequins! love your watch :) and yes, libraries are amazing!

Fashion Therapist said...

First, I love dressed down sequins. Second, these images of bookshelves remind me of when my family moved into a new house with tons of bookshelves. My parents don't read a ton, but they wanted the look that we did, so they ended up going to a $1 book store and buying the most random books just to get the look.

Brittany Powers said...

I want to love in the library! incredible.

xoxo

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Becky said...

ugh, i want my own library :[ beautiful pictures!

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Nnenna said...

I love your necklace in this outfit! :)