Tuesday, May 12

Librarian Belle

I have been reading so much about the new Beauty & the Beast movie that I unconsciously dressed with that in mind. I always thought of Belle as a librarian for her love for books and how she took care of the Beast's library. Oh, and she happened to become a princess somewhere along the way. And no offense to the other "Disney princesses," but Belle was the first princess I could respect and probably hold a normal conversation with.
(FYI, for those wondering, Mulan's right up there with Belle, but she's not considered a princess by Disney)

     While in elementary school (primary school), I thought being a librarian was the coolest thing, because of Beauty & the Beast. I thought librarians were so worldly, because they had the world at their fingertips. I realize now that sometimes just reading about life isn't the same as living it for yourself.

     Now onto the outfit. I brought up Belle and librarians, because I can't shake the fact that if you replaced my clutch with a book, I'd look right at home in a library! Plus my weakness for sweater vests doesn't help. They make my outfits feel a lot cleaner, proper, and a bit scholarly so basically preppy. I realized I was describing preppy as I wrote that! I still love the look. Why?

Office appropriate? ✓
After-work drinks fun? ✓
Dinner date good? 

So what's not to love? :)

Sweater vest | Thrifted
Button down | Express
Skirt | J. Crew (Thrifted)
Leather clutch | Thrifted
Pointed toe pumps | Schutz
Gold necklace | Thrifted

Who else is excited for the new Beauty & the Beast movie?

Linking up ShannaLaurenLindseyJenZarouhi, & Sarah :)

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  2. I'm so excited about the new movie too! I'm totally on team Disney. :) I adore this outfit. The tweed shirt paired this this top and vest = perfection. You look ADORABLE!!!!


  3. My two favorites are Belle and Mulan, so I'm so happy that you mentioned both of those bad ass ladies! How is Mulan not considered a princess when there are other Disney princesses that aren't princess either? So weird. I really want a Mulan Funko pop figurine since I have a Belle one, but they don't have one! :(

    Anyway, you look so great! I love this bookish outfit!
    Sincerely, Sara

  4. Adore this outfit! I did not know they were making Beauty & the Beast into a movie, I am so out of it.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  5. Fabulous look, as always! Love how crisp and polished it is!

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  7. Belle is my favorite. Mulan is up there as well. I love this look. It's soft & sweet. The sweater vest is beautiful. :]

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  8. Your outfit is gorgeous. I love Belle too. Great look.

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  9. Belle and Mulan are two of my favorite Disney characters. They represent strength and independence. Your outfit is charming. I look forward to the film release of Beauty and the Beast.


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  11. I love the sweater vest layered over the top. I never layer like that because I get too hot most of the year here in Florida. I love it on you though!


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