Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Book Ball

Four years ago, I paired this velvet(een) dress with a button-down shirt and called it my “librarian look.” So, I guess today’s outfit is more “mild-mannered librarian goes to the Book Ball and reveals her inner can-can dancer.”


Shirt, J Crew. Dress, New York and Company (shortened). Metal belt, thrifted. Tights, We Love Colors. Shoes, Steve Madden. Earrings, World Market.


I’m sorry I have no high kicks for you. This bookworm needs a few drinks, first. (Or at least a cup of coffee!)

15 comments:

Charlotte said...

I so need to get more colors of tights. I love how much fun you have with yours!

My Heart Blogged said...

That dress is awesome. I really like it shortened. I think everyone needs to feel a little like a saucy can can dancer from moulin rogue sometimes. Nothing wrong with that.
My Heart Blogged

Stephanie said...

I absolutely adore this outfit. You look stunning.

The Tote Trove said...

Love the can can girl quip. And the lime tights! I have a similar pair :)

BREAK FAST HABITS said...

You look gorgeous and that's a whole new dress with the hem taken right up. Love the shoes and tights with it too. Fab.

modniza said...

beautiful change!love it!

bg-booms said...

Very interesting outfit! Green accentuates bordeaux. You look great!

Collette Osuna said...

WOw....that is some dress......and the colors here are really great too....total color lover...so Im a huge fan of this entire outfit....looking haute!!

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Sal said...

The dress looks even more amazing shortened!

Sheila said...

That dress looks so much better shortened. Love the chain belt over it - it really defines the waist.

Tiffany said...

I would pass you on the street and be instantly jealous that I'm not comfortable taking more risks with color, texture and patterns (please take this as a big compliment). I think the belt really added stome visual interest to mid section of the outfit and the ruffle collar looks great with the neckline of the dress.
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whenlifehandsyouapear said...

Too awesome! What an amazing transformation of that dress!

Ariel Maile Adkins said...

You look sensational! I love the belt with this--very well put-together!

Londyn said...

OMG - I LOVE this look on you. So fun and pretty.

DaShannon said...

Librarian approved.