Monday, February 22, 2010

From the Back of the Film


Every time I go home, I always make the effort to go thrifting. Usually I am greatly rewarded, but last week this vintage cardigan was my only good find. The sweater conjures up images of fishermen, Ireland, woolly sheep and musty books. So of course I wanted to amp up the sexy librarian vibe of it all with a pencil skirt, argyle tights and brogues. Please excuse me, I have books o file and people to shush.

25 comments:

Mary said...

You amp up the sexy just by being you dear <3

Diane said...

That cardigan. Is the best thing ever! It looks supra comfy.

And you better believe I've shushed a library patron or two before.

April said...

I'm such a fan of all your thrifted sweater finds :]

Damsels said...

question .. how do you make your thrift selections?
do you buy only what you love or anything that you deem wearable ?
becasue sometimes i leave things behind and then i tihnk oh well it was so cheap i might as well have gotten it .. i couldve worn a few times

le blog de leen said...

looove your cardigan :)

Shelby said...

i used to have a sweater just like that except that it was a pull over. wish i still had it.

ryan said...

Ha, you're lucky - I almost snatched up that cardigan (if it is the one i saw at st.vincent).

Clare said...

That cardigan looks so comfy and lovely. Good find.

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The Mussy Head Guild said...

That sweater looks so clean and pretty and stuff for a thrifted white sweater, its a pretty amazing find.

Danielle said...

nice cardigan!

Rebeca said...

I simply love it.

kasmslo said...

You have perfect collegiate style.
In regards to your comment, I feel so bad if appeared that I was mocking The Smiths. D: I wasn't; I was just joking around about all the cheeky McQueen catch phrases thrown around during his death because they felt way too predictable and ew.

LJ said...

I had to double check that you hadn't stolen my cardigan straight out of my wardrobe. Seriously, I have one just like it.

Þomeline said...

Cutest librarian I ever saw :)

Faux Naif said...

that sweater is gorgeous! looks perfect for curling up under a blanket with a mug of tea.

(i'm secretly an octogenarian)

Robyn said...

Well..who doesn't want to be a wooly fisherman?! It's a great cardi, by the way.

(reminds me of the Mighty Boosh's glam-folk band episode..)

-Robyn

Fifi said...

Oh wow I seriously just gave my identical cardigan away to the thrift store. Did you come to Australia very quickly, purchase the cardigan, and leave without saying hi??

Yana Vakhrysheva said...

I like your dress.

louise or valentine said...

have you seen the peeps in the library website?
b/c its awesome
https://www.millikin.edu/staley/about/peeps/Pages/default.aspx

Caroline said...

fucking loooooove it!


you go, girl!

:]

Ciara said...

Very cute. Love your blog; you were sort of my inspiration for starting one.

Anonymous said...

I love this! :)

MissKellie said...

I looove this outfit! :D The cardigan is such a great find! I have such a problem finding decent cardis at thrift shops- I've never found one this nice!

http://playingdressupwithkellie.blogspot.com/

nicole.nicolson said...

Re: this post's title. See you around at any of the Thrush Hermit reunion gigs?

S-laith 青 said...

I'll never look at a wool cardigan the same way again.